Property News

Should You Invest in the New Help-To-Buy ISA?

Mar 25 2015 / No Comments

The Chancellor George Osborne’s 2015 budget announcement included a new incentive to encourage first-time buyers, namely help-to-buy ISAs, to be launched in Autumn this year. We take a look below on how this new scheme will work, its pros and cons, and how first-time buyers can make the most ...

March 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

Mar 17 2015 / No Comments

Rightmove have released their March 2015 house price index, which offers data and insights from the UK’s leading property portal. But what are the key points for property sellers and potential buyers? Rightmove HPI March 2015 Key Conclusions Rightmove’s latest data highlights a few points of interest: An increase in house prices, but ...

February 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

Feb 25 2015 / No Comments

Rightmove have released their February 2015 house price index, which offers data and insights into the property market based on over 100,000 properties put up for sale over the last month. We’ve taken a closer look at the numbers to see the insights and learnings to be gained for any ...

OnTheMarket.com – all about high street estate agents maintaining their profits?

Feb 19 2015 / No Comments

Onthemarket.com was launched in January 2015 as a new property portal to challenge existing online property giants Rightmove and Zoopla – what does it mean for those buying and selling houses? Why has Onthemarket.com been launched? OTM has been set up by a group of bricks-and-mortar estate agents, ostensibly in response to ...

Britain’s “ideal home” revealed by Rightmove

Jan 16 2015 / No Comments

The “ideal home” for Britons has been discovered, and it comes with no great surprise that it is a large detached house. Location, style and features are what people look for when choosing a property and this is evident in the findings of a recent Rightmove survey. A three-bedroom home ...

Fixtures and fittings: what items can you take when you’ve sold your house

Jan 7 2015 / No Comments

Selling a house is a long process, where there are a number of hoops to jump through. Completing the sale and exchanging the contracts is the most difficult part and many feel that it is the final step. But, there is still the big move to plan and action. One ...

Is lack of free time to blame for decline in DIY?

Jan 7 2015 / No Comments

DIY stores have been having a hard time of late. Even the mighty Homebase, one of Britian’s biggest DIY chains, has made the decision to close a quarter of its stores due to a massive fall in business. The reason given for this fall by the chief executive of the ...

Is December a good time put your property up for sale?

Dec 15 2014 / No Comments

The winter months have always been the quietest when it comes to the property market. And, while 2014 will have been the most active year in real estate since 2007, the growth has slowed heading towards the festive period. There have been a couple of reasons for this but that ...

Land Registry report reveals a 19% increase in properties sold for over £1Million

Nov 30 2014 / No Comments

There was good news for property millionaires in the latest Land Registry report as it revealed that there had been a 19% increase in sales for those valued at more than £1million. This equated to an increase by 232 completions from July 2013 as the same month this year saw ...

Is a studio flat a good investment?

Aug 7 2014 / No Comments

With house prices falling and interest rates on new mortgage deals at their lowest level in 23 years, you may be tempted to jump on the property ladder. As the market continues to weaken and prices fall, studio flats become more a more viable option to a wider audience. But ...