Easter market update

Easter market update

To Osterley to Sky News to update Stephen Dixon and Gillian Joseph on the housing market on what is usually the busiest weekend of the year for estate agents.

Sales in London -34% below average

Sales in London -34% below average

Since 2000 in London on average 10,300 properties have sold every month according to ONS data. In July 2002 18,000 sold. In Feb 2009 just 3,251. Last month (November) 6,800 changed hands. Meanwhile, across the whole country.. Since 2005 across the UK on average 86,000 properties have sold every month according to ONS. In June 2006 153,000 sold. In Jan 2009 just 33,000. Last month […]

There is a market

There is a market

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, […]

Who didn’t make money when selling up last year?

Who didn’t make money when selling up last year?

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 […]

Foreign buyers could be hit with more stamp duty

Foreign buyers could be hit with more stamp duty

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 […]

How to talk down the price

How to talk down the price

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 […]

Top Buying Agents – 2019

Top Buying Agents – 2019

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

📻 Today program.

📻 Today program.

“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.

My services for 2019

My services for 2019

Deals done in 2018

Deals done in 2018

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.