Henry Pryor

The gap between average asking & sold prices

The gap between average asking & sold prices

The latest ONS/Land Registry data has been published showing us what has happened to ‘deal’ prices across the UK and giving us our first real data on the market ‘post-Referendum’ with transaction volumes for September – deals that would have been agreed in July following the vote on 23rd June. We also had asking price data from Rightmove so we can see the gap between […]

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How to make an offer they can’t refuse.

How to make an offer they can’t refuse.

It would be a crime if this fantastic article in the ‘Ham & High’ should be restricted to just north London when it could be helpful to buyers everywhere so with a link to the original piece I thought I would share my ramblings on how to make an offer that the papers superb property editor Prudence Ivey has taken and turned them into an indispensable guide […]

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Rightmove reports on asking prices

Rightmove reports on asking prices

The first of this years monthly housing reports and Rightmove kick off with their figures for average ASKING prices. This is my summary;-

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Crystal balls!

Crystal balls!

It’s that time of year again when people who should know better challenge for the Roger Bootle house price prediction cup and set themselves up for a fall in 12 months time. Last year I predicted sales of 1.2m (which looks like it will be about right) and house price growth of 2%. It is a struggle to find an index that would support this […]

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Property experts

Property experts

Whether you share Michael Gove’s suspicions of ‘experts’ the housing market and wider property industry is a complicated and often confusing place and it can be very helpful to have a professional guide to help interpret and understand what might be going on and where things may be heading. Broadcasters, journalists, content editors, blogs & brands are always looking for the best & the most authoritative and […]

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Digging around in an box of old brochures I came across an advert from the Cambridge Evening News which I have used this year both electronically in emails and via TouchNote as cards. The years have been kinder to me than to Nick Redmayne sadly but Veronique hasn’t aged a day since working at @Savills back in 1986 but it’s not easy keeping my Peter Pan looks! One kind […]

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The best selling agents

The best selling agents

I don’t sell property. I don’t think you can buy and sell and retain credibility although there are many I know who disagree. When asked to recommend a lawyer, builder or architect I’m not tempted to have a go myself and I don’t try to sell homes either. In the past year or so I have been delighted to recommend firms I have worked for, worked with […]

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Today program – 8th Dec 2016

Today program – 8th Dec 2016
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You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?

You & Yours – 21st Nov 2016 – Are landlords being persecuted?
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An listener writes..

An listener writes..

One of the pluses of radio is the instant reaction one can get as listeners respond – usually of course to enquire why the broadcaster has invited me on! After a 15 minute chat with Vanessa Feltz on BBC London this charming response from an agent who had been listening in.  

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