Tag: House

Rural house extension in Gwynedd ‘more suited to Beverly Hills’

Image copyright Gwynedd Council Image caption Tan y Mynydd [the white property on the left] would have been significantly extended under the plans Plans to extend a cottage overlooking a coastal town have been rejected, with councillors describing them as “more suited to Beverly Hills”. Officers had recommended approving the plans for Tan y Mynydd at Mynydd Nefyn, in Gwynedd.… Read more →

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Virtual house hunting gets a pandemic boost

Image copyright Matterport Image caption Some systems can work out exact dimensions It’s Saturday evening in London, and I’m house shopping in Dublin, thanks to a virtual-reality headset. Temporarily forgetting she is sitting beside me, I shout to my wife: “I’m in the children’s bedroom.” We can’t go to the Republic of Ireland ourselves to do this. Travellers from Great… Read more →

House prices bounced back in July, says Nationwide

Image copyright EPA House prices bounced back in July, climbing 1.7% during the month compared to a 1.5% fall in June, according to the Nationwide. “The bounce back in prices reflects the unexpectedly rapid recovery in housing market activity since the easing of lockdown restrictions,” it said. Activity has been boosted by pent-up demand and the stamp duty holiday. But… Read more →

Coronavirus: House sales plummeted by 50% in May

Image copyright Getty Images Half the number of residential properties were sold in May compared with a year ago amid coronavirus lockdown measures. A total of 46,230 property transactions were completed during the month, down 52% on the same month last year, HM Revenue and Customs data shows. There was a slight pick-up on the previous month, reflecting the lifting… Read more →

Coronavirus: NI on the move as house hunting and flights return

Image copyright Templeton Robinson Image caption Estate agents and their clients will have a range of new rules to follow House moving and more passenger flights are returning to Northern Ireland from Monday, as the easing of coronavirus restrictions continue. Estate agents can now open and viewings can take place. Passenger flights will resume at Belfast International Airport, with Easyjet… Read more →

House prices see largest monthly fall for 11 years, says Nationwide

Image copyright Getty Images House prices fell 1.7% in May from the previous month, the largest monthly fall for 11 years, according to the Nationwide. Annual house price growth halved from 3.7% to 1.8%, as the coronavirus crisis hit market activity. The latest HMRC data showed that residential property transactions fell 53% in April compared with 2019. “The medium-term outlook… Read more →