Housing takes centre stage in the Autumn Budget
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With issues from alcohol duty to growth forecasts under the microscope, the Autumn Budget included significant announcements on a diverse set of issues. Despite these concerns, attention was focused squarely on the Government?s housing proposals.
Buy-to-let considerations
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In an attempt to help first time buyers and boost home ownership, numerous policy changes since 2015 have made it clear that the government is targeting the buy-to-let market and the purchase of second homes.
A valuable lesson
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Recent data from the Bank of England's Credit Conditions Review on Q4 of 2016 noted a return to "greater credit availability for borrowers with LTV ratios above 75%."
Price Drop
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In addition to post-Brexit instability, inflated asking prices are causing the residential housing market to stall, with homeowners wrestling with the accompanying uncertainty.
Turn and face the strange of 2016
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2016 was certainly a year of Changes, to quote singer/songwriter David Bowie, whose death in January was for many a portent of the tumultuous year ahead in the political and economic spheres. The three per cent rise in stamp duty on second homes and buy-to-let purchases was greeted with some dismay, particularly as the government's initial consultation had suggested that there could be an exemption for investors buying 15 or more properties.
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