IS IT TIME TO GIVE YOUR PENSION A SPRING CLEAN?
The start of the new tax year can serve as a useful prompt to refresh your finances and take a look at your pension. Are your plans on track for your retirement? Here are a few steps you can take.
For full briefing click here. Your Money Spring 2019
Commerical construction declines at the start of the year
The latest ‘IHS Markit’s Purchasing Managers’ Index’, reports that commerical building work in the UK has fallen for two consecutive months, ending ten months of expansion. This tailing off in construction output was led by falling demand from businesses, forcing the reduction in civil engineering and commerical property work, negatively impacting the sector.
For full briefing click here. Property Market Review March 2019
FIRST-TIME BUYERS KEEPING THE MARKET BUOYANT
The recent slowdown in the market has been good news for those who want to get into the housing market and make that all-important first purchase.
Whilst the number of current owners moving home has come to a virtual standstill, due in part to the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, the number of first-timers has increased. Analysis by Lloyds Bank2 shows that 372,100 first-time buyers entered the market in 2018, up by 3% on the figure for 2017.
For full briefing click here. Your Home Finance Spring 2019
Average residential sales times longer
Recent research from property portal, Rightmove, indicates that across the UK, the average time taken from when a property is first listed, until it is marked as under offer, has increased from 72 days in January to 77 days currently.
For full briefing click here. Residential Property Review March 2019