Article Author Richard

Getting on the housing ladder: not an impossible dream

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Recent news reports have highlighted how getting on the property ladder has come to seem an impossible dream for many.

Official Government figures now suggest that first time buyers need to scrape together an average of £23,000 to get their first mortgage.

This is based on buying an average ‘entry level’ £140,000 house, for which you would need to pay £300 in stamp duty, £21,000 for your 15% deposit and approximately £2,000 in moving and legal costs.

The ONS has now launched…

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Article Author Richard

Confidence building in Welsh construction sector

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The feel-good factor in the Welsh construction sector continues to grow into 2017 according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction Market Survey.

And Jason Williams of Mallard Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents has highlighted some of the reasons for the continued confidence in the Welsh market.

“It has been a massive advantage that development land values have dropped since the peak in 2007 to take into account an increase in building costs,” assessed Jason.

“It is now relatively…

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