There are few property topics which generate as much heated debate as second home ownership. In Switzerland, voters have just agreed to limit the construction of second homes in certain communes, while over here in the UK, a new report from The National Housing Federation suggests that almost three per cent of houses in the [...]
The National BIM Library will launch at Ecobuild 2012
The National BIM Library, from NBS (National Building Specification), is a “platform-neutral free to use library of high quality generic and proprietary BIM objects designed for use in the UK”. More details at the joint RIBA/NBS stands at Ecobuild (S1630 and S1640). The Library will be accessible [...]
As regular as the first cuckoo of spring comes news that an estate agent has put a beach hut on the market for some incredible price.
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The NewBuy scheme got up and running today. Of course there have been some doubts about its chances of success but Rightmove argue that it offers a major housing market boost for those who really need it.
Mortgage approvals in the UK fell by 21% in February
“The stampede of first time buyers rushing to beat the stamp duty deadline bloated the January figures out of all recognition,” said Richard Sexton, director of e.surv. “They created an artificial spike in approvals which shouldn’t be misconstrued as a sign the market is resuscitating in [...]
Only a quarter of estate agents across the UK are women, according to a new survey from the National Association of Estate Agents for International Women’s Day.
Finding an architect can be a bewildering process. But a new free tool using social media creatively could be just the thing to help you.
Google may be under fire for its sharing of personal data but sharing data is what the internet is all about – our Online House Hunter shows how it can work to your advantage when looking to buy a house.
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