Buy-to-let market tracker￼
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
The rise of the secret property market (and how to break into it)
Useful guide to the merits of retaining a buying agent by Sybilla Hart in the Telegraph including generous comments from my favourite clients who bought last year.Continue Reading
‘Why are there so few homes for sale?’
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
Would you pay thousands to a buying agent to find your dream home? Here’s how it works
In this weeks Sunday Times Hugh Graham explains about the rise of off-market sales which doubled last year according to Hamptons. The supply crisis is hitting homes hard. It’s not just a lack of building materials, labour shortages and difficulty sourcing trendy taps and tiles, it is about finding aContinue Reading
Shortage of homes for sale
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
All done in ’21
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
Let this be a warning to you!
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
Professional help with your biggest purchase.
Nobody wants to operate on themselves and few would conduct their own divorce and yet almost everyone thinks that when it comes to finding a new home they are the best people to search for one, fall in love with it, evaluate it and then negotiate the best deal. TheContinue Reading
Top tips for buyers & sellers
In a helpful article in The Times property editor Carole Lewis has some useful tips for people thinking of buying or selling in the current market. Buyers1. Make friends with estate agents, consider employing a buying agent, you need to do everything you can to get first sight of properties preferablyContinue Reading
Shortage of stock.
Data out this morning from Rightmove highlights the shortage of homes for sale across the country. Newmarket tops the list. The town has seen a surge of 79% in sales agreed over the last year and a 49% drop in new sellers. Parts of Britain are so short of homesContinue Reading