So, the country said “no” to a return to the ‘old’ Labour era of forty years ago and the Corbyn experiment has, let’s hope, been canned! The UK has presumably held it’s collective nose and voted for Boris Johnson and we now have five years of a Conservative Government. StabilityContinue Reading

People are often surprised when I tell them that only half of the properties that go onto the market actually sells but according to the National Association of Estate Agents, the estate agents union of those that do 87% sells for less than the asking price. In a new reportContinue Reading

Despite a rule that we would only have to vote every five years Boris Johnson has decided to call a General Election on December 12th – to unblock Parliament and to ‘Get Brexit Done’. The fact that this refers just to our notice to leave and that we will thenContinue Reading

There is a market, I’ve agreed eight deals in the past three months and if buyers and sellers are pragmatic then people can move. I’ve exchanged on 16 properties this year and have three in solicitors hands at this moment. Not everything is plain sailing though. One client has pulledContinue Reading

With Brexit and a General Election looming both buyers and sellers are concerned about what to do. We’re in something of a buyers market at present with those prepared and bold enough to snag a deal able to pick and choose. Of course not all sellers recognise the new marketContinue Reading

In a challenging year I’ve been asked a few times how business is going.

Their son James is self-employed and unable to get a mortgage so mum and dad Pam & Keith are taking out a 40 year mortgage to help him to buy a home. I have some problems with this as I explained to Peter White via LuciLive whilst on holiday inContinue Reading

Persimmon, the UK’s second biggest volume housebuilder announced half year results. Turnover of £1.75bn and profits of £500m were both down slightly as was the number of homes built in the first 6 months as the Company said that it was concentrating on improving the quality of their homes afterContinue Reading

In what might be just a mis-speak the Chancellor Sajid Javid is said to have suggested in the Times that “he was looking at various options when asked about stamp duty reforms including reversing liability from those buying property to those selling.” Personally, I doubt that he is – it’sContinue Reading

Record temperatures this week but with the help of some of the best solicitors and surveyors I’ve exchanged contracts on three houses for three separate clients! A 3 bed house in West Drayton, minutes from Cross Rail and in a lovely residential street this will be a super home forContinue Reading

If you ever wondered what two middle-aged white property men might talk about in a pub then here’s the answer. 25 minutes in the company of buying legend Phil Spencer chatting about how I got into the business and how of course I’m really just following in his footsteps. ForContinue Reading