Sales volumes decline UK-wide
By Vin Parmar on 25 Jan 2018 in Industry News
Land registry data shows that the biggest declines in London and Midlands are due to sales volumes falling UK-wide. London’s sales were 6,494, down 21 per cent annually in September – higher than the previous month fall of 15.8 per cent. In East Midlands there was a further decline to 6,099 sales, falling 17 per […]
What’s in store for the housing market in 2018?
By Guest Blogger on 19 Jan 2018 in Industry News
By Maurice Kilbride, Managing Director of Maurice Kilbride Residential Sales and Lettings 2017 was a pretty uneventful year for the housing market – prices didn’t do a lot, especially around London. In fact, the North performed much better in terms of percentage price increases, while London prices fell in real terms. Stamp duty, Brexit uncertainty […]
Who’s really renting property across the UK?
By Guest Blogger on 11 Jan 2018 in Letting
By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords As a landlord, you may know what type of tenant you’re letting a property to, but do you know who the most common kind of renter is across the UK? As the private rental sector expands, you may think that there are more tenants in every demographic. This may be […]
Predictions for the rental market in 2018
By Guest Blogger on 4 Jan 2018 in Industry News, Renting
By Tom Gatzen, Co-Founder of Ideal Flatmate With renting becoming the new norm for London’s millennials and the government continuing to fall far short of its self-made targets for new homes being built, what does the future of renting look like in the Capital over the next 12 months? Rents cooling down, but for how […]
Living in a market town will cost homebuyers an additional £30,000
By Bea Patel on 28 Dec 2017 in Industry News
Homebuyers looking to live in one of England’s picturesque market towns will need to pay a premium of £30,788 compared to neighbouring areas. The latest research from Lloyds Bank shows an average house price growth of 21 per cent in the past five years, to £280,690 in English market towns. This is 7.9 times the […]
Would you buy a house on the UK’s most expensive street?
By Vin Parmar on 21 Dec 2017 in Industry News
The average cost of a house on the UK’s most expensive street costs £35m. Prices are down £2,569,432 compared to this time last year, due to the uncertainty of Brexit and the increased tax on homes with a high value. According to Zoopla, there are 14,417 streets in the UK which have an average property […]
UK’s top 25 best towns and cities to work in
By Bea Patel on 14 Dec 2017 in Industry News
Job site Glassdoor has ranked Slough as the best town to work and live in. Results are based on the cost of living, job satisfaction and how easy it is to get a job. Slough has a high average salary and is close to major transport links, such as Heathrow Airport the M25 and M4. […]
How much does one square metre of a property cost in your area?
By Nick Biring on 7 Dec 2017 in Industry News
One square metre is an area the size of a red phone box. So, have you wondered how much one square metre would cost in your area? According to an analysis of 2016 property prices by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), homes in the most expensive area of England and Wales cost 25 times […]
London house prices fall for first time in 8 years – but northern cities soar
By Vin Parmar on 30 Nov 2017 in Industry News
House prices in London are at their first annual decline in eight years, which makes the capital the worst performing region in Britain since 2005. Data published by Nationwide Building Society showed a ‘marked slowdown’ in London, while the rest of the country’s prices continued to rise. While price growth in London has been falling […]
Getting the right documents to sell your home
By Guest Blogger on 23 Nov 2017 in Selling
By Ben Johnson, Yopa estate agents Whether you like it or (more likely) not, moving home can a bureaucratic nightmare, and a good moving home checklist will help you get prepared for all the stages of selling your home. Legal statements, identity, and mandatory energy certificates are just a few of the pieces of paperwork […]