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Posted: 27th June
By: rlf

Property viewing in virtual reality: the next frontier

Property hunting can be a chore - especially after the third or fourth place fails to impress. But what if you could have a good nose round your prospective dream home without having to leave the sofa? You’ll soon be able to, thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

What is VR?

Virtual Reality (VR) is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment, which can be explored and i...

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Posted: 20th June
By: rlf

Construction news: the end of UCATT as we know it

The Union of Construction, Allied Trades & Technicians (UCATT) has reached the end of the road as an independent union after members voted to merge with larger union, Unite, at its recent annual conference, in Scarboorough.

The leaders of UCATT and Unite will now enter into discussions about how to complete the merger, before a formal vote of all members on the transfer of structures takes place, before the...

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Posted: 13th June
By: rlf

UK property investors in line for payouts from Spanish banks

Spain was a hugely popular place for expat property until the global financial crisis took hold in 2008. An estimated five million new apartments and houses were bought off-plan there in the lead-up to 2008 – more than any other country in Europe.

But when the financial crisis hit, many developers collapsed, leaving housing projects unfinished. Property-buyers who had put down large cash deposits were at the end...

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Posted: 6th June
By: rlf

No sign of slowdown in UK student property market

Once upon a time, students lived in the cheapest and grottiest shared houses a city had to offer. First-year students had it even worse, traditionally confined to bog-standard, barrack-like halls of residence tucked away on the edge of campus.

But in recent years, the way in which students live, and what they have come to expect from their housing has changed beyond recognition.

Universities and investors are b...

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