Month: March 2015

Land Registry – January 2015 HPI Report

Last week the Land Registry released their latest House Price Index for January 2015.

The report analyses house price data across England and Wales and informs on trends. It provides a guide and advises on the average price paid, monthly charge, annual charge and number of property transactions within a defined period.

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National Apprenticeship Week – Part 2

Following up our earlier piece to support National Apprentice Week (9th to 13th March) within which we heard how Adam Bishop, Property Assistant Apprentice in our Newcastle office has benefited from the scheme we now hear from Emily Hanvey who works with the Northumberland office.

Emily works as part of the agency team assisting the GFW Letting team but also providing support to the George F White property sales team. Emily is thriving in her role and said “I knew when I left school that I didn’t want to continue the academic route and was delighted when this opportunity arose as the concept of gaining skills and experience within the job really appealed to me”.

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Informed Investment Vital in North East

New research published today reveals that investors are missing out on a big investment opportunity in the region, despite the North East property market not recovering in line with the rest of the UK.

GFW Letting, the urban property rental specialists, carried out an in-depth and detailed analysis of property across three different locations within a relatively small geographical area. The aim of the research was to highlight the key factors that each contribute to a good residential investment.

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National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprentice Week (9th to 13th March) and for our GFW Letting apprentice Adam Bishop it provided an opportunity to reflect on the last eight months since he joined us.

National Apprenticeships were introduced to provide individuals between the ages of 14-19 with the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to gain specific skills to that industry whilst earning a wage combined with study towards an appropriate qualification.

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29-year low for Homeownership

New research has indicated that homeownership levels in England have fallen to a 29-year low.

The latest English Housing Survey has been released by the government. It has revealed 63 per cent of the nation’s 22.6 million households were owner-occupied in 2013-14. This is the lowest level that has been recorded since 1986. This signals the 11th year in succession that homeownership has fallen.

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