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Property Reading

We have had a look at a few auction property related books, that offer advice on buying and selling property at auction, property investment and buy to let. There are a plenty of property books dedicated to buying at auction. Click the links to find out more and buy on Amazon. Happy auction property reading

Before the Hammer Falls was published in April 2019, written by Jay Howard and Piotr Rusinek, the book is the insiders guide to property auction success and is aimed at those new to buying and selling at property auction as well as seasoned buyers, again it has plenty of case studies and lots of useful information

Buy Before the Hammer Falls: The Insider’s Guide to Property Auction Success on Amazon here


Written by Samnatha Collett and published in March 2014, How to Buy Property at Auction aims to be the essesntioal guide to winning property and buy to let bargains with tips and advice on how to buy at auction, includiding a step by step guidie, with plenty of case studies and a really usefull directory of auctions houses.

Find out more and buy your How to Buy Property at Auction on Amazon here

The Complete Guide to Property Investment: How to survive & thrive in the new world of buy-to-let book was published in Jan 2016 and written by Rob Dix offers guidance on the buy to let property investment market and how to build your own successful property portfolio.

Buy your copy of The Complete Guide to Property Investment on Amazon here

Buying Bargains at Property Auctions is written by Howard Gooddie and was published in December 2013. this guide guide features information on contracts, finance, bidding and winning, how to sell a property at auction and useful check lists

You can find our more and buy your copy of Buying Bargains at Property Auctions on Amazon here

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Property Market News

Housing Market Report for June 2018 from Halifax

The Halifax released its UK housing market report for June on the 6th July 2018. The report suggest that house prices in the UK remain flat and there has been a slight slowing in growth of property values from May to June. They also report that market activity levels and mortgage activity remain steady. The Halifax are standing by their view that house prices across the UK will increase by a forecast range of 0 to 3% for the full year. Average house price across the UK is £225,654

Read the Full Halifax Market Report for June 2018 here

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Estate Agents are showing signs of financial distress

A report from accounts Moore Stephens says that 27% of estate agents are struggling financially, they say as there is a long term decline in property sales. They also say that the ban on lettings fees for tenants expected to be introduced next year will impact further

Read the full story on BBC news website here or Guardian website here

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UK House Prices Growth Slow in June 2018

UK house prices have grown at the slowest rate in five years in June, with London remaining the weakest spot as strained household finances and economic uncertainty kept buyers away says Nationwide Building Society property market report

Read the full story on the Guardian website


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Nationwide Property Market Report June 2018

Nationwide market report says UK house prices rose by 2% in the past year, it said, with prices slightly higher in June than in May. The month-on-month rise was 0.5%, making the average home worth £215,444.

Read the full story on BBC News Website


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Welborne Development Fareham needs £30m boost

A CONTROVERSIAL new Hampshire housing development needs a £30m Government cash injection to go ahead, an MP says.welborne-200115

Suella Fernandes, the new Fareham MP, threw her weight behind the proposed 6,000-home Welborne development, earmarked for land north of Fareham.
It comes after the Daily Echo revealed the scheme has already cost more than £2 million.
Read the full story on the Southern Evening Echo website

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Southampton’s Royal Pier waterfront revamp plans unveiled

Plans to revamp Southampton’s waterfront with a £450m development are to go on show.

The Royal Pier Waterfront development, includes 730 apartments, restaurants, up to 50 shops and a 250-bed hotel.southampton-waterfront

It will also incorporate a casino, which has been granted a licence by the government for up to 150 slot machines and 30 blackjack and poker tables.

If it goes ahead, construction could start on the first buildings in 2017 with the development completed by 2032.

The plans could see the park space at Mayflower Park made bigger with a Spitfire sculpture in the city where the plane was first built.

Full story on BBC News Website