Month: May 2013

Avg house price in UK nears £250k

property market graph

The typical value of a home in Britain is almost a quarter of a million. Summary: Property prices in the UK have surpassed the previous high of £246,235 in June They have risen by 9.1% since the start of 2013 Values are now typically £249,841 The average price of a property in the UK has… Read more »

Edge Hill University promotes Fastrack programme with advice session

Cost of property in Dubai far lower than other cities

Edge Hill University is hosting a session later this week where people interested in its Fastrack programme beginning June 10th can find out more about the scheme and discuss their options with university staff. On Thursday (May 23rd), the drop-in meeting will be held at the educational establishment, enabling potential students to discover more about… Read more »

Two-thirds of young people worry about money

Young people worry about money more than any other group, according to recent research by MoneySupermarket.com. It revealed that 62% of those aged between 18 and 24 years old find it a struggled to cope with finances and are frequently or occasionally worried about their money. In comparison, 31% of the UK say their financial… Read more »

Teesside students are UK’s biggest tea drinkers

Students at Teesside University are the biggest tea drinkers in the country, according to a recent survey Student Beans. The University Tea Drinking League found students at Teesside University and Aston University consume the highest number of cups of tea, having an average of 2.95 cups a day. Editor of studentbeans.com Oliver Brann said tea… Read more »

BPF: Choose letting agents wisely to protect money

Money notes

Landlords should choose letting agents that have client money protection schemes. Summary: BPF tells landlords to choose safe letting agents These include ones that are members of official bodies This will ensure their money remains protected The British Property Federation (BPF) has given advice to landlords to protect their money carefully by picking the right… Read more »

Annual rental property returns rose by 5.9%

For Rent sign

Investors’ annual rental property return has risen by 5.9% since March 2013. Summary: Annual rental real estate returns climbed by 5.9% in April This is equivalent to an annual return of £9,679 This follows a 6.3% rise in annual rental property returns in March Annual returns on rental property rose by 5.9% in April 2013,… Read more »

What to do in Manchester this May bank holiday

Alan Sugar

May is a great month for many reasons – the weather tends to pick up, the evenings are longer and university exams come to an end. It also has two bank holidays, enabling students to enjoy an extra day at the weekend and get involved in lots of new activities. If you’re in Manchester this… Read more »

Rent rises 3.9% from April 2012

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Rental costs increased by 3.9% year-on-year to April 2013. Summary: The typical rental cost in England and Wales is £736 per month This is an increase of 0.2% from March 2013 Rents rose by 3.9% between April 2012 and April 2013 Average rental costs in England and Wales have increased by 3.9% between April 2012… Read more »