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UK property sales could get boost from April pension changes

UK pension changes could trigger a significant increase in residential property transactions but for most households, this is unlikely to involve the acquisition of an investment property.

But the increase in sales is more likely to come from continued trend of pensioners selling larger properties and properties in prime areas and purchasing smaller properties and properties in cheaper areas in order…

Birmingham to grow by ‘another Oxford’ as it launches housing prospectus

City council outlines how it will reach target of 80,000 new homes as population is expected to soar by 150,000 over next 16 years

Birmingham has unveiled its largest-ever housing plan with the city expected to grow by the equivalent population of Oxford over the next 16 years.

The Birmingham Housing Prospectus outlines every single housing development site in the city in…

New ‘Birmingham Smithfield’ vision unveiled today in France at international property conference

Plans to turn ‘Birmingham Smithfield’ Wholesale Markets into Birmingham’s family quarter

One of the largest city centre regeneration schemes in history has taken a step closer after plans to create a family and leisure hub on the Wholesale Markets site were unveiled.

Long-awaited £500 million proposals to redevelop 34.2 acres of prime city centre land around the markets have gone on show…

February property trends infographic

Rightmove’s February House Price Index reported that a structural housing shortage has resulted in not enough sellers and rising prices.

To view the full report click here or read the February House Price Index blog story here.

The infographic provides a breakdown of how prices are performing across each region and property type.