UK house price growth to remain flat in 2018.

House price growth across is to remain essentially flat in 2018, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, which predicts growth of only 1%. According to the report, modest annual growth in the wider economy of 1-1.5%, combined with stagnating household finances will act as a drag on house prices, holding down growth and […]

Rising Household Debt Poses Risk To UK Economy.

Rising household debt, combined with stagnant wages, poses a major threat to the UK economy, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD warned that personal loans such as credit cards presented a much greater risk of default compared to mortgages and said that worsening economic conditions could make repayments unaffordable […]

Mistakes first time homebuyers should avoid.

Buying your first home can be a complicated process with a lot of steps to take, several interested parties involved, including the seller, estate agents and solicitors, to deal with and a lot of money involved. With so much going on, it’s easy to make mistakes that can cost time and money. At Aria, we […]

Moving and need to sell a house fast?

Selling a house can be a long process. In Northern Ireland, the average time it takes to sell a property is 119 days, about three months, and for some sellers this is just too long. If you need to move house, perhaps because you have a sale agreed on another property or you need to […]

What is Negative Equity and why is it a problem?

Around the UK, many homeowners have found themselves trapped in negative equity since the property crash and recession ten years ago, but many people don’t know what negative equity is or how it can affect them and their finances. Put very simply, ‘negative equity’ means that the value of something against which a loan was […]