Buying and selling ‘off-market’ as it’s termed has traditionally been a strategy in prime parts of the country, predominantly in central London where privacy and pricing concerns are the primary motivation for most secret sellers.  But this is changing.  Of the 18 deals we have agreed in the first halfContinue Reading

The latest Hometrack market report suggests that whilst new supply coming to market is starting to pick up overall stock levels are still low. There are 7% more properties coming onto the market compared to the five-year average. However, stock of available homes is still 37% below average. The proportionContinue Reading

You’d be amazed how many people think that they can negotiate but it’s an art and in reality not everyone can – especially when they have found something they have fallen in love with. This year we have had lots of clients who have been invited to participate in anContinue Reading

A really useful tool from Telegraph helps you to discover where to invest in property for the best rental yields, the highest demand and how much profit you could make. Remember, the yield reflects the risk to the investor. The people of Newcastle aren’t just generous offering higher yields thanContinue Reading

There is a superb article in the FT that’s worth a subscription to the paper alone! I’m not going to reproduce the whole article (mindful of the rules of Copyright etc.,) but I wanted to share the meat of the piece for those trying to find a home to moveContinue Reading

There are just 12 properties available for sale per estate agency branch, according to all-seeing Rightmove. Buyers have snapped up the few homes on the market with the average time to find a buyer two weeks shorter in Dec 2021 compared with the previous year. Meanwhile TwentiCi told The TimesContinue Reading

36 homes bought this year totalling £94m. 45 offers made and 6 ‘under offer’ or in solicitors hands as we head into ’22. Prices ranged from £650,000 to £10m, the average price paid was £2.67m. The biggest discount-to-asking price was £600k. The biggest premium-to-asking price £150k which just goes toContinue Reading

‘Tis the season for making fools of ourselves, waving a wet finger in the air and having a guess at what might happen to house prices next year. Personally I am expecting the ONS barometer to rise by 5% in 2022 but like most people I’ve been wrong and rightContinue Reading

A man has described his shock at returning to his house and finding it stripped of all furnishings after it was sold without his knowledge. Having been alerted by neighbours, the Reverend Mike Hall drove to Luton and found building work under way and a new owner who said heContinue Reading