Advice for Families with Children Who Are Moving Across the Country

03 November, 20170 Comments
In the United States, more than 35 million people moved in 2015, and 60.6 percent of the moves were to another state. Most moves were related to housing, such as wanting a larger home or seeking a less expensive mortgage. Other reasons revolved around family, changes in work or health, or a desire for a
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More landlords now let to families with children than any other household type

21 June, 20160 Comments
Families are the most common household type in the private rented sector (PRS) for the first time, according to the latest research from the National Landlords Association (NLA). The findings show that more landlords now let to families with children (48%) than any other household type, overtaking young couples (47%). This represents a shift compared
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Cost of having kids vs Cost of House Prices

The cost of raising a child is now higher than a semi-detached house

17 February, 20160 Comments
According to new calculations by Liverpool Victoria, raising a child to the age of 21 now costs more than the average semi-detached house and will set you back a massive £231,843 on average across the UK. Liverpool Victoria’s report pointed to Halifax figures, which show the average price of a semi-detached house in the UK
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When is the best day of the year to sell your home? – TODAY!

02 September, 20150 Comments
Online estate agent eMoov has conducted research that has found that TODAY (2nd September 2015) is the best day of the year to sell your home. Trends found through Google search trends have highlighted that from November until the end of the year; traffic levels to property site such as Rightmove and Zoopla declines by
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67% of the UK’s private rented stock are up to standard

15 April, 20140 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review 2014 has revealed that 33% of the UK’s private rented homes would have failed the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2012. 15% of social rented homes also failed to meet the standard in 2012, down from 29% in 2006. Many property news websites have reported on this
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Crackdown on bailiffs using aggressive tactics

07 April, 20140 Comments
Changes to the way bailiffs can enforce debt repayments came into force last night in England and Wales. With bailiffs estimated to collect around 4 million debts per year in the UK, by law they are now prevented from: Entering homes when only children are present, Taking household essentials (washing machines, etc), Adding excessive charges
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January 2013 | More families opt to rent

28 January, 20130 Comments
A report has revealed that an increasing number of families are opting to reside in private rented accommodation in January 2013. According to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report 25% of families are residing in private rented accommodation, compared with 19% in November 2011. The biggest rise has been among younger couples who plan to
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