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

The Average London house prices up 53% on January 2008 vs a UK average of 24%. Also evident is the flattening in London from mid(ish) 2016 followed by falling prices from mid(ish) 2018 but.. How have house prices done since 2008 once you factor in inflation? Answer, they have actuallyContinue Reading