Property transactions go from ‘strength to strength’

first_imgResidential property sales in the UK hit an 18-month high in August, following a 3.1 per cent month-on-month rise, the latest figures published by HMRC have revealed.The seasonally adjusted data shows that 106,480 property transactions took place in August – more than any month since February 2014.It is the third month in succession the home sales of more than 100,000 have been recorded, which is welcome news for agents. But sales still remain significantly below the monthly sales of close to 150,000 recorded at the height of the property boom in 2006.The seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of residential property transactions in August rose by 5.7 per cent compared with the corresponding month last year.Peter Rollings (left) CEO of Marsh & Parsons, commented, “Taking into account seasonal adjustment, property sales are going from strength to strength, and showing great improvement from this time last year.“With the spectre of higher interest rates being kept at bay, buyer demand is in full swing and summer sales have continued to blossom in August. After slightly fewer home sales than we would expect in a typical July, buyers last month were showing a new enthusiasm and readiness to enter the market.”He continued, “The changes to stamp duty are still washing over London and cooling activity at the topmost tiers of the housing market. But overall demand for property in the capital hasn’t waned, as young professionals and first-time buyers continue to seek out up-and-coming areas to put down roots.“The subsequent squeeze on available property for sale in the capital should keep pushing house price growth along well into the autumn.”property sales property transactions residential property sales stamp duty UK property sales September 30, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Property transactions go from ‘strength to strength’ previous nextHousing MarketProperty transactions go from ‘strength to strength’HMRC figures for August show that UK property sales exceeded 100,000 for the third month in succession.The Negotiator30th September 20150550 Viewslast_img read more


first_imgTimothy WeirAurora Inc. – the homeless housing solutions agency serving Evansville and the surrounding community – today announced that it has appointed community advocate Timothy Weir to serve as its Executive Director. He will lead and support the team of professionals delivering Aurora’s valued rapid-rehousing, re-entry, permanent supportive housing, and homeless street outreach programs locally.Weir joins Aurora from Evansville-based Accuride Corporation, a supplier of wheel-end systems to the global commercial vehicle industry. He had served as Accuride’s Director of Communications & Government Relations since June 2011 and was a member of its executive leadership team. Weir will begin his new role on January 7, 2019, succeeding Aurora Program Director Susan Steinkamp, who has served as Interim Executive Director since October 2018.Weir has been an active contributor to the Evansville community since relocating from Detroit in 2011. In addition to managing Accuride’s local community engagement and philanthropic efforts, he has led several community initiatives as a volunteer, including three years as co-director of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County (2015-2018). He was appointed to the Commission role in May 2015 by Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. Weir was recognized by Leadership Evansville as the 2017 recipient of the Winternheimer/LaMar Award for Public Service and was named Homeless Advocate of the Year in 2016 by Aurora.“All of us at Aurora are excited to welcome Timothy as the organization’s new Executive Director,” Carolyn Dearmond, President of the Aurora Board of Directors, said. “His passion for preventing and ending homelessness in our community is clear and inspiring. He exemplifies servant leadership through his volunteer service work, including three years as Co-Director of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County.  In addition to the leadership and communication skills Timothy brings to Aurora, he will be a selfless, dedicated advocate for those facing homelessness.”“We will miss Timothy here at Accuride,” said Accuride President & CEO Rick Dauch. “We understand and fully support his decision to join and lead Aurora. Timothy’s passion to help and care for others – especially the homeless and those in need – is a calling that we respect and admire.”About Timothy WeirTimothy G. Weir, APR is Executive Director of Aurora Inc.  He joined Aurora from Accuride Corporation, a $1.2 billion global supplier of wheel-end systems headquartered in Evansville, where he served as Director, Communications & Government Relations and was a member of the Executive Committee. Weir’s 37-year career in corporate communications included prior roles with Textron Inc. and United Technologies Corporation, among others. He served from 2015 to 2018 as Co-Director of the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County, to which Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke appointed him. He contributed to Leadership Evansville’s award-winning VOICE Community Visioning initiative and chaired the City of Evansville’s Clean Evansville anti-litter initiative in 2012. A resident of downtown Evansville, Weir is a 1981 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.About Aurora Inc. Founded in 1988, Aurora leads the way in our community with three decades of experience of ending homelessness.  The Evansville-based non-profit organization began as a coalition of people and organizations addressing homelessness and transformed into an independent agency that strives to prevent and end chronic homelessness through its range of programs, services, and housing.  Aurora impacts more than 1,600 men, women, and children annually and collaborates with over 75 area agencies.  Aurora serves anyone who is homeless, chronically homeless (without a home for longer than 12 months), or at risk of becoming homeless.  Aurora was named the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year for 2016 and “Organization of the Year” by Leadership Evansville in 2017.  For more information: LinkEmailSharelast_img read more