21st December 2011
2012 will likely mirror 2011 in terms of transaction volumes, with little change to prices. The shortage of stock in many price brackets and locations is the main reason why values have stayed firm through 2011 and why they will probably do so in 2012.
That said, nearly four and a half years on from this recession taking hold, there are thousands of people who are financially a...
2nd December 2011
The last few weeks have seen unprecedented activity in Europe with the Eurozone under threat if the debt crisis can not be brought under control. This has made the banks nervous as the spectre of a second credit crunch is being talked about. Wednesday 30th November saw central banks of some of the worlds largest economies announce a plan to ease tension by assisting commercial banks in getting access to dollars. This is expected to filter down ...
24th November 2011
We all know that it is easy to prepare a home for selling in the Spring/Summer months, but when Winter comes around, it takes a little more thought to make sure your home is fully prepared for viewings.
The winter period, especially over Christmas is traditionally a quieter time for the property market, but this does mean that your home will have less competition from other sellers and by putting in a little effort you can make your home look r...
3rd November 2011
The property market has sprinted into the autumn after an effervescent and lively summer.
The area’s private Parks continue to attract strong interest from buyers. We have excelled in these prime areas in recent months with some notable sales.
Whilst it is too early to say property values have risen, better prices have been achieved through the summer than in the first half of the year. In part we believe this is due to public confidence re...
17th October 2011
The Digital Property Group Ltd (DPG) and Zoopla Ltd have just announced that they have agreed to merge their respective businesses, creating what they describe as “a credible challenger to long-standing market leader, Rightmove”.
A&N Media, the consumer media division of DMGT, which owns DPG, will retain a 55% interest in the newly merged entity.
Martin Morgan, Chief Executive of DMGT said: "This merger will create a genuine opportunity to cha...
18th August 2011
The Council of Mortgage Lenders Report demonstrates a healthier picture in the number of First Time Buyers taking out mortgages.
Andrew Dewar our Joint Senior Partner is sure that part of the reason for this is quite simply the massive surge in rental values, which we have seen due to a shortage of stock coming on the market. He comments:
"As well as the increased rental prices, many First Time Buyers are simply keen to own their own home. I ...
10th August 2011
Whilst no one would deny there are delicate and critical balances in world economies, the recent events on the stock market, are much more to do with the massive power of the media than the reality of the USA going bust or the Euro zone allowing Greece or Portugal or even the euro itself to go bust.
What is surprising is that anyone in the world finance arena could possibly have failed to recognise the massive tidal wave effect on stock markets...
22nd July 2011
“In simple terms, it is positive thinking, positive actions and relentless an unending determination by my staff to succeed. Yes, these are different times than we have been used to, but there are plenty...
11th July 2011
The Curchods’ Seller Survey is a survey report on the condition of the key structural components of a property. It is commissioned by the seller prior to marketing and assignable, with all rights, to the buyer upon exchange of contracts. It is conducted by Landmark Surveyors, who are one of the UK’s largest Independent Chartered Surveyors The report is written in plain, understandable English and the surveyors are always happy to talk through a...
1st July 2011
The May data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of -2.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £161,823.
The monthly change from April to May is a decrease in property values of -0.4 per cent. The only region in England and Wales to experience an increase in its average property value over the last 12 months is London with a movement of 2.9 per cent.
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