Whilst there is considerable turmoil in Westminster & lots of talk in the press of people putting off buying or selling because of Brexit the past three months has been busy with new clients retaining me, properties to see, offers being made and deals being agreed. I’ve exchanged and completed on three bigger homes for example worth over £15m between them. Don’t get me wrong, […]
I called the data guru Neal Hudson to get some help looking at records of the 640,000 homes that were sold last year and that are so far registered with HM Land Registry. A third of those who sold had acquired their homes before 1995 when the Land Registry records were not public so what they paid for them is unknown. Of those who sold […]
First announced at the Tory party conference last September foreign buyers who speculate or just buy a property in the UK could be forced to pay a higher stamp duty rate of 1% under government proposals. Theresa May will launch a consultation this week on an extra level of tax for non-UK residents and companies who buy homes in Britain. As has been the case […]
Hugo Cox has written a piece in the Financial Times about the best ways to negotiate a deal when buying a house including suggestions from me and Property Vision. Buyers can bargain for a discount — no matter what their budget Securing big discounts on property is not only for the super-rich looking to swoop on a troubled market. Although the sale of mega mansions […]
Once again PrimeResi have computed the top 50 buying agents and listed them online. The 50 most influential, successful & connected prime residential property acquisition specialists in Britain, 2019
“Lower house prices doesn’t mean that they are more affordable” I explained to John Humphrys – as RICS issues a downbeat market update Today want to know what the impact of Brexit might be. I’m in the studio with Simon Rubinsohn from RICS.
Over half of my business now comes from the internet with 30% from Twitter so I pay a lot of attention to this new media and to Google. Over Christmas I put together a short summary of some of the deals I did in 2018 and used Twitter to promote it.
Buying a new home has the reputation for being as much fun as bereavement or relationship breakdown. Having to deal with huge amounts of money, people letting you down, having to do much of the work yourself and the nagging worry of Brexit or of a Corbyn-led government makes many people consider renting or just staying put. But courage, there is a market and for […]
A great article by Hugo Cox in the FT this morning may be of interest to anyone thinking of buying or selling and it goes a long way towards explaining whats happening not just in London but more widely across the South East. What is happening here now is what I think many other areas can expect in 2019. The FT operate a paywall so […]