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House prices post strongest annual growth in 18 months…

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House prices have recorded their strongest year-on-year growth in 18 months, in further signs that the market is gathering momentum according to a recent article in the Telegraph... House prices are now 1.1pc higher than they were a year ago, according to Nationwide, marking the fastest annual increase seen since…

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Why Borrowers are Rushing to Remortgage…

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Remortgaging has been well and truly in the doldrums since the credit crunch. Not only have borrowers been less confident about releasing equity at a time when nobody’s job feels secure, but for many it simply hasn’t been worth switching. The historically low Bank of England base rate of 0.5%…

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ET Supports UK’s first and only LGBT Network…

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On Friday the 24th May, ET’s Executive Member Clive Rolfe attended the launch of Check-OUT at the brand new Co Op offices in Manchester. Check-OUT is the UK’s first and only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) network.  The network is made up of retailers of all sizes who support…

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First People Buy Through UKs Help to Buy Scheme…

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The first people to buy their home under the UK’s new £4.5 billion Help to Buy scheme have the keys to their new three bedroom semi detached house. The first time buyers have moved into their Taylor Wimpey home in Liverpool after securing a 20% loan under the government scheme…

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Help to Buy Scheme Boosts Sales for Barratt…

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Private forward sales at housebuilder Barratt Developments have climbed past £1bn as market conditions continue to pick up. The strong start to the second half of the group's financial year has continued with trading going well in the 18 weeks from 1 January to 5 May 2013, Barratt said in…

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Record Low Interest Rates to Stay…

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Until 2015, says the Sunday Express writer, Tracey Boles... Interest rates could stay at their current record low of 0.5% for at least another two years according to economists. The prediction that rates will be held until 2015 comes ahead of the latest meeting of the Bank of England Monetary…

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Interest-only mortgage? Take action now!

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has told banks to contact borrowers in an effort to prevent them defaulting on their loans. Around 600,000 homeowners will have to repay their interest-only mortgage before 2020 and just under half will not have enough money to pay the loan back in full, according…

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Spring Bounce for the Housing Market

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The housing market looks primed for a spring bounce as first-time buyers return in force and increasingly confident sellers start hiking prices. The average UK asking price has just hit £244,706, up £15,717 since the start of the year, according to new figures from Rightmove, with the biggest rises outside…

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ET supports St Ann’s Hospice with Will Week…

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Clive Rolfe and his team at ET Law Limited are delighted to be supporting St Ann's Hospice with the 'Will Week' Campaign. St Ann’s Hospice cares and helps around 3,000 patients (over the age of 16) and their families and carers every year who are affected by cancer and non-cancer…

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Housing Market Predicted to Revive in 2013

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...with More than £1m to Move Home The housing market will finally return to life this year with more than a million people expected to move home – the highest number since the financial crisis struck. The Ernst & Young Item Club, which uses the Treasury’s economic models, predicted that…

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