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This Week In Property, January 5th – January 9th, 2015

THIS WEEK IN PROPERTY January 5th-9th, 2015 Monday Former RICS chief exec Louis Armstrong dies on NYE Armstrong, who also led a long and distinguished career as a naval o fficer, died after battling with a brain tumour for over a year. Armstrong led the RICS for 12 years from 1998 to 2010, overseeing a period of global expan- sion for the organisation, as its membership rose from 90,000 to 150,000. Tuesday Zoopla Property IGroup tmove loses its majority share of Welsh Properties Zoopla and Primelocation have expanded their services to around 95% of local estate agents in Wales, establishing a foothold in the majority of the market in Wales. Wednesday BARCIAYS Barclays launches lowest ever 10-year fixed-rate The mortgage, which is available from 8 January and comes with a £999 fee, allows borrowers with at least a 40% deposit or equivalent equity in their existing property to fix their mortgage rate at 2.99% until 2025. Thursday Help to Buy UK Help to Buy scheme has now helped over 73,000 The majority of sales under the UK government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme continues to be to first time buyers representing 83% of total sales, the latest figures show. Friday Annual price growth in UK down to single digits Values in London and the South are cooling but price growth across other regions remains steady, according to the LSL Property Services/Acadata index. The index data also shows that growth accelerated at top end of the market in 2014, but price rises slowed at the bottom of this sector. Sources House Buy Fast The UK's Quick House Buying Company help-buy-housing-2015010810017.html 7/barclays-mortgage-lowest-10-year-fix otm-agencies-choose-zoopla-as-the-other-porta exec-louis-armstrong-dies/5073009.article and-wales-price-growth-2015010910020.html hbr f /HouseBuyFast AS SEEN ON itv @HouseBuyFast House Buy Fast 8+ +HouseBuyFastWorthing The Quick House Bluying Company

This Week In Property, January 5th – January 9th, 2015

shared by jonathanrolande on Jan 10
Its been our first full week of 2015, and rather than the usual doom and gloom, we’ve got a surprisingly mixed bag. We were saddened to hear of the passing of former RICS chief executive Louis Arms...



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