Articles in Sales

How to price your property to sell

Deciding a price to put your property on the market for can be a bit daunting. You may find yourself bouncing from not wanting to lose out financially by setting the price too low to not wanting to put potential buyers off by pricing your property too high. ... more

Does Tesco have the answer to the housing crisis?

Tesco has come up with an innovative to solution to the lack of affordable housing in the UK. It has pledged to build new homes and leisure facilities around huge new supermarkets around the country. Of course, the supermarket giant will be hoping that this will also help overcome some of the objections to the proposed new... more

Dealing with noisy neighbours

A recent Which? survey found that one in four people have had a problem with nuisance neighbours in the last year. The most common complaint among neighbours tends to be noise related to dogs barking, kids or adults screaming, and loud music.... more

Tenants Falling Victim to Online Fraud

Due to the increase in demand for rental properties over the last few years, prospective tenants are increasingly becoming victims of online fraudsters. Those looking for property in the capital are particularly targeted as they are often looking ... more

Do you live in a 'happy' place?

Leigh-on-Sea has earned itself the title of the happiest place to live in Britain, according to Rightmove’s annual ‘Happy at Home’ Index, thanks to a strong community spirit and sense of belonging, good access to sports and arts activities. ... more

Housebuilding continues to fall short of demand

Despite a rise in the number of housebuilding schemes, the actual number of houses being completed in the UK is actually falling, suggesting the government is not on track to hit its target of 1 million new homes by 2020.... more

Britain needs 5 million new homes

Projections produced by the Department of Communities and Local Government of the likely number of new homes needed in the UK have gone up since the last estimate produce two years ago.... more

The 'Waitrose effect' on house prices is real

Could it be that simply living close to a Waitrose could increase the value of your property by an average of almost £40,000? According to new research on the so called ‘Waitrose Effect’ by Lloyds Bank, the answer is yes!... more

Downsizing to fund a pension not realistic

Downsizing your home to fund an income in retirement is unrealistic, according to the former Pensions minister, Steve Webb.In a recent report from the insurer Royal London it was revealed that nearly 3 million working-age people... more

Council of Mortgage Lenders warns of excessive restrictions on BTL

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), has warned the Prudential Regulation Authority (part of the Bank of England) to beware of imposing too many restrictions on buy-to-let lending. ... more

(Not) a long way from home

Recent research has revealed that 70% of people, who sold their primary residence, moved less than 20 miles to their new property. Of the 26,000 ‘house-movers’ in the last five years, those in the North East, East and South West were ... more

New build homes at seven year high

The Department for Communities and Local Government says the number of newly built homes is now at the highest level since 2008/09, ... more

Top 20 features that will sell your home

It used to be, in order to sell your home, all you really needed to do was paint all the walls Magnolia, have a bit of a de-clutter, pop on a pot of coffee and live near a good school. Buyers today however, are looking for a slightly different set of features.... more

25% of British Mortgages Funded by ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

A recent report shows that the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ will help 300,000 of their children to buy a home in 2016. This works out at an average of £17,500 per child and makes the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ amongst the top 10 UK mortgage lenders!... more

Good news for those selling a property with a granny flat

The three per cent ‘additional homes’ stamp duty surcharge came into effect on April 1 but not without criticism. Primarily targeting buy to let properties and second homes, the tax also applies to all properties with self-contained apartments... more

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes

Northwood, the #1 Agent in Milton Keynes. What an amazing start to 2016 for all the team here at Northwood MK! We truly have started the New Year in style, taking the #1 spot on the All Agents website in Milton Keynes. ... more

Land Registry December 2015 Market data

The Land Registry for residential property prices in England and Wales has released its monthly market trend data to December 2015. ... more

Buyers and Renters - beware the deposit scam

A deposit scam operated by online fraudsters is a growing problem with crimes reported to be on average around £120,000. ... more

New housing bill plans to transform the UK housing market

The government says its new Housing and Planning Bill marks the start of a national crusade to transform generation rent into generation buy, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced Tuesady (13 October 2015).... more

Rents rise but house prices rise faster

Rents rise but house prices rise faster... more

Osborne is serious about house building

Osborne is serious about house building... more

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge

First time buyers lack mortgage knowledge... more

UK house prices could rise 25% in next five years

UK house prices could rise 25% in next five years... more

Prayers answered at Church of England, blessed by property boom

The recovery in the UK?s property market, seven years after the deepest recession in living memory, has helped boost the Church of England's investment portfolio to a high of £6.7bn at the end of last year, more than £1bn higher than just before the 2008 financial crash.... more

Property funds hit record valuations

Property funds hit record valuations... more

More households, fewer occupiers, higher prices

More households, fewer occupiers, higher prices... more

What's driving the changes in the Housing Market?

What's driving the changes in the Housing Market?... more

Landlords squeezing out FTBs is a myth!

Landlords squeezing out FTBs is a myth!... more

House prices to rise by 1.5% nationwide

House prices to rise by 1.5% nationwide... more

Arguments for renting over buying are compelling

Arguments for renting over buying are compelling... more

Homes sell for 15% less at auction

Homes sell for 15% less at auction... more

77,000 homes bought under Help to Buy

77,000 homes bought under Help to Buy... more

Stamp duty slashed for home buyers

Stamp duty slashed for home buyers... more

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home

Spooky sixth sense puts people off moving into a home... more

What renters expect from a buy to let home

What renters expect from a buy to let home... more

Understanding the Mind-set of the Burglar

Understanding the Mind-set of the Burglar... more

Government Announce Rent to Buy Scheme

Government Announce Rent to Buy Scheme... more

Supermarket is voted Britain's ugliest new building

Supermarket is voted Britain's ugliest new building... more

Repossessed homes sell for 35% less than market value

Repossessed homes sell for 35% less than market value... more

40,000 homes bought through Help to Buy

40,000 homes bought through Help to Buy... more

Halifax House Price Index – UK House Prices

Halifax House Price Index – UK House Prices... more

House prices will rise 30% by 2019

House prices will rise 30% by 2019... more

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?

What's the difference between joint tenants and tenants in common?... more

Britain is facing another property bubble, warns IMF

Britain is facing another property bubble, warns IMF... more

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes

Middle-aged renters grab affordable buy to let homes... more

Why house price surveys deliver the wrong results

Why house price surveys deliver the wrong results... more

House prices to peak in 2015 - the fall for four years

House prices to peak in 2015 - the fall for four years... more

Living space - the final frontier for lifestyle planning

Living space - the final frontier for lifestyle planning... more

How house prices are moving across Europe

How house prices are moving across Europe... more

Biggest Increase in House Prices Since 2007

Biggest Increase in House Prices Since 2007... more

Estate agents predict house prices will keep rising

Estate agents predict house prices will keep rising... more

Chancel repair risk could cost homeowners thousands

Chancel repair risk could cost homeowners thousands... more

All systems go for house prices and home sales

All systems go for house prices and home sales... more

House prices to surge 17% during the next five years

House prices to surge 17% during the next five years... more

Help to buy won't change the need for buy to let

Help to buy won't change the need for buy to let... more

House Prices Could Rise by 25% in Five Years

House Prices Could Rise by 25% in Five Years... more

Help-to-Buy Scheme Boosts Sales of New Properties by 27%

Help-to-Buy Scheme Boosts Sales of New Properties by 27%... more

More young people despair of ever getting on the home ownership ladder

More young people despair of ever getting on the home ownership ladder... more

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows

Gap between cost of renting and buying narrows... more

House prices soar to a new record high

House prices soar to a new record high... more

House prices soar in places but plummet in others

House prices soar in places but plummet in others... more

Home ownership slides for first time in a century

Home ownership slides for first time in a century... more

Help to Buy scheme will not help us, say one third of FTBs

Help to Buy scheme will not help us, say one third of FTBs... more

Buying, not renting, is dream for eight in ten people

Buying, not renting, is dream for eight in ten people... more

Over half of all renters never expect to own a home

Over half of all renters never expect to own a home... more

Asking prices reach record high for March

Asking prices reach record high for March... more

Remortgaging activity rose almost 20% in February

Remortgaging activity rose almost 20% in February... more

Crossrail to place upward pressure on home prices

Crossrail to place upward pressure on home prices... more

Home sales hit two-and-a-half year high

Home sales hit two-and-a-half year high... more

First time buyer activity improves

First time buyer activity improves... more

UK home prices fall in February, but future looks bright

UK home prices fall in February, but future looks bright... more

More first time buyers in London

More first time buyers in London... more

Asking price reductions fall

Asking price reductions fall... more

Londoners plan to splash the cash on home improvements

Londoners plan to splash the cash on home improvements... more

UK housing sales rise nationwide

UK housing sales rise nationwide... more

House hunter numbers rise

House hunter numbers rise ... more

Home cover insurance premiums set to rise

Home cover insurance premiums set to rise... more

Rightmove sees 'green shoots' in housing market

Rightmove sees 'green shoots' in housing market... more

UK property price growth in 2012 hit three-year high

UK property price growth in 2012 hit three-year high... more

UK homes gain £57bn in value - Zoopla

UK homes gain £57bn in value - Zoopla... more

Residential property sales set to rise

Residential property sales set to rise ... more

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying

Average tenant rents for eight years before buying... more

House prices rise 1% over the course of 2012 Zoopla

House prices rise 1% over the course of 2012 â?? Zoopla ... more

Buying cheaper than renting in nine out of ten towns, says Zoopla

Buying cheaper than renting in nine out of ten towns, says Zoopla... more

House prices set to rise next year, say surveyors

House prices set to rise next year, say surveyors... more

More turn to private renting as home ownership fades

More turn to private renting as home ownership fades... more

Buying a property is over £1,000 cheaper than renting

Buying a property is over £1,000 cheaper than renting ... more

Homeowners aim to raise £186bn from downsizing

Homeowners aim to raise £186bn from downsizing ... more

Property price correction on the cards

Property price correction on the cards ... more

London first-time buyer numbers reach 3-year high

London first-time buyer numbers reach 3-year high... more

The number one priority for first-time buyers is....

The number one priority for first-time buyers isâ?¦ ... more

New website to list unused properties in Britain

New website to list unused properties in Britain ... more

Asking price rents shoot up across country

Asking price rents shoot up across country... more

Homebuyer demand hits three year high

Homebuyer demand hits three year high ... more

Scottish property prices fall

Scottish property prices fall ... more

UK housing transactions tipped to hit 1m JLL

UK housing transactions tipped to hit 1m â?? JLL ... more

Protect your properties this winter

Protect your properties this winter ... more

UK home prices will not reach 2007 peak until 2019

UK home prices will not reach 2007 peak until 2019... more

One million buyers since the credit crunch

One million buyers since the credit crunch... more

Co-op launch fee-free mortgage for first-time buyers

Co-op launch fee-free mortgage for first-time buyers... more

House prices going nowhere, says Nationwide

House prices going nowhere, says Nationwide... more

Welsh property prices fall despite rise in sales

Welsh property prices fall despite rise in sales ... more

Crossrail to boost home prices

Crossrail to boost home prices ... more

UK home prices increase 1.8%

UK home prices increase 1.8% ... more

Young people face years of renting

Young people face years of renting... more

Fewer homeowners remortgaging their properties

Fewer homeowners remortgaging their properties ... more

Many FTBs have turned to "Bank of Mum and Dad"

Many FTBs have turned to 'Bank of Mum and Dad'... more

Realistic pricing is crucial, says Strutt & Parker

'Realistic pricing' is crucial, says Strutt & Parker... more
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