Lots of chat especially in those hard-to-fill newspaper pages about what is driving up prices in those areas of the country that are seeing double-digit inflation. “There’re no homes for sale” say some pundits so I thought I’d check. Using the data from HMRC on the number of sales eachContinue Reading

If you’ve found a suitable property but would like someone to run a professional eye over it before you commit further then email a link to the property advert on the agent’s website or the property portal on which it appears. For £100 (including VAT) I will; Check the historyContinue Reading

House prices are complicated and their future direction is hard to predict. I’m often reminded that there are only two types of ‘expert’ when it comes to predicting house prices – those who don’t know & those who don’t know they don’t know. However the future direction of prices liesContinue Reading

It’s hard to find the right home be it to rent or to buy but it’s amazing how much harder people make it when negotiating the deal for the home they’ve often fallen in love with. I’ve been buying and selling homes for nearly 30 years and I am stillContinue Reading

I’m a big fan of Chesterton Humberts, they had a difficult marriage when they got together a decade or more ago but the current CEO is a top man and their troops do a first class job in presenting some of the nicest homes for sale across the country. However…Continue Reading

The new year brings news stories of rising house prices, of falling stock levels and even the return of dreaded ‘gazumping’. Buying a home hasn’t been this tough for many years but it’s important to remember that across 90% of the country the buyer still has considerable influence and inContinue Reading

On the eve of the Tory party conference in Manchester David Cameron announced he was bringing forward the introduction of the second stage of Help to Buy – now those looking to buy a new or 2nd hand home could look for Government backed assistance if they were struggling toContinue Reading

Great three part ‘sting’ of north London agents Grattan Estates. You need to watch all three parts to get the full story of the firm who take multiple holding deposits and advertise homes for sale that they have no instructions on. Here we go;-Continue Reading