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The cheapest properties for sale in Preston

The cheapest properties for sale in Preston

Fancy getting yourself on to the property ladder but don’t think you can afford it? Think again, all these properties in our city are on the market for under £70,000. Caroline Street This two bedroom end-of-terrace property is an ideal investment opportunity. The property comprises of, two bedrooms, two reception rooms, bathroom, kitchen with a […]

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PROJECT UPDATE: Preston’s first loft-style living appartments on Guildhall Street

PROJECT UPDATE: Preston’s first loft-style living appartments on Guildhall Street

Loft living ambitions remain on track with works due to start. What is the project? Plans to create Preston’s first loft-style apartments in a vacant Victorian warehouse on Guildhall Street were first unveiled back in 2016. The £2.5m regeneration project would include retail units – aimed at restaurant or cafe use – at ground floor […]

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258 homes sit empty and unused for over a decade in Lancashire

258 homes sit empty and unused for over a decade in Lancashire

258 homes have been empty for more than a decade across Lancashire, council bosses have admitted. Of the 11,962 properties currently vacant in the region,  2,603 have been unoccupied for more than two years, and 719 which have been unoccupied for more than five years. The figures were uncovered by a Freedom of Information request […]

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Housing plan to boost Preston’s rental market

Housing plan to boost Preston’s rental market

A recently cleared site close to Ribbleton Park is set for redevelopment to boost Preston’s stock of affordable housing rental properties. The Community Gateway Association (CGA) has submitted design plans to the town hall for land adjacent to Thompson Street and Shakespeare Road. Several blocks of flats which previously occupied the brownfield site have been […]

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What does future hold in property?

What does future hold in property?

It may seem a minor fall, but UK rents fell by 0.01 per cent in November. That is significant because it is the first time in many years. Rents fell slightly  in November – the first time rental growth has entered negative territory in at least half a decade. The average UK rent has now […]

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Deal promises ultra-fast fibre broadband for new Lancashire homes

Deal promises ultra-fast fibre broadband for new Lancashire homes

A deal between housing developers across Lancashire and broadband infrastructure firm Openreach will see fibre in 2,500 homes and flats at major new developments. The business responsible for Britain’s largest phone and broadband network, is answering a call to build fibre-to- the-premises (FTTP) technology capable of ultrafast speeds up to one Gigabit per second for […]

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House prices in the North West expected to rise in 2018

House prices in the North West expected to rise in 2018

Houses prices in the North West are expected to grow by three per cent next year as the region presses through Brexit uncertainty and household income squeeze, according to new research. Global business advisory firm KPMG’s forecasts, which are part of KPMG Economics’ regional house price study, have been calculated based on regional house markets […]

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Changes to flats plan at former Preston post office passed

Changes to flats plan at former Preston post office passed

Developers set to convert a former Royal Mail sorting office on West Cliff, Preston, into luxury flats have been granted planning permission for a set of design tweaks. The original plans were approved earlier this year but several changes – including increasing the height of a dormer extension and the addition of a roof garden […]

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House sellers ‘face £10k average price drop before a sale is agreed’

House sellers ‘face £10k average price drop before a sale is agreed’

House sellers across England and Wales are typically agreeing sales at around £10,000 less than the asking price, according to a property website. On average, properties are selling for 3.86% less than the asking price – equating to £10,623 in cash terms – Zoopla found. Zoopla, which compared asking prices with selling prices using data […]

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Preston revealed as one of the UK’s ‘quick house sale hotspots’

Preston revealed as one of the UK’s ‘quick house sale hotspots’

Flying Homes reveals the UK’s quick house sale hotspots. The analysis looks at the address locations of over 16,000 customer inquiries received from 2013 to 2017. The results for the top 25 out of the 100 largest towns (with a minimum of 5 or more customers) are displayed as a percentage of each town’s population. […]

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