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Sell your property at auction

Are you interested in putting your property in to auction?

UK Auction List has teamed with some of the leading auction houses within the UK to help you put your property on the market. We aim to make the process as simple, straightforward and stress free for you as possible. There are a lots of advantages to putting your property into auction, with obviously speed of sale being the biggest factor - normally completion is within 28 days!

Help for first time buyers

MSN today reported that local authorities will be able to help first-time buyers struggling to save a deposit get on to the property ladder under a new scheme.

The initiative is aimed at people who could afford monthly repayments on a 95% mortgage but do not have the big deposit that most lenders are currently demanding.

Under the scheme, local councils would step in and provide a security worth up to 20% of the property's value, which would be held with the lender and on which interest would be paid, enabling the buyer to qualify for a lower mortgage rate.

Ready to BTL?

A few words of wisdom in the Sunday Times today to help those people thinking of buy to let...

Flat or house? flats do well in the cities,  but family homes are better in rural areas or near good schools.

Do I splash out on furnishing? generally, classier interiors means classier tenants - but don't go mad.

Should I manage it myself? this will save money - management fees are typically 8-15% of rent - but it means finding a tenant yourself and taking charge of repairs.

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, taking place at the NEC 24–27 March 2011, is now bigger than ever!

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When will interest rates rise?

The Bank of England today announced it would be holding interest rates at 0.5% - marking a full two years since they were dropped to their current record-low level.

The decision came in spite of continued pressure to raise rates in order to combat high inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 4% in January, and is widely expected to remain high for the rest of the year at least.

How to organise your bookcase!

There has been quite a discussion going on in the office today about how best to store books (interesting I know!) and now we thought we'd share some top tips to help you declutter and organise your bookcase!

 

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UKAL property auction success!

We have had a very successful few days at auction, with a number of our properties selling above Guide Price.  If you're thinking about selling your property at auction, please give us a ring on 0845 0536906 or fill in our property enquiry form.  We work with the best in the business throughout the UK and helping you sell your property is our key priority!  Here's a note from one happy client who sold her property at auction in Yorkshire last week:

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House rents rise

Rents are continuing to rise rapidly in the face of strong tenant demand and a shortage of available properties, research has indicated.

A balance of 40% more surveyors reported increases in rents during the three months to the end of January, the highest level recorded by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since it first began the survey in 1998.

Ideal Home Show 2011

The Ideal Home Show, Britain’s best loved home event, returns to London’s Earls Court for its 103rd year.

Simon Says... "Go to a Design Exhibition"

Welcome to my first post on the UKAL blog. I’m an interior designer by profession, so I hope to offer you some insight into my commercial interiors world, as well as design and architecture in general.

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