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

Annual house price inflation is currently up either by a lot or by a hell of a lot depending, as always, on who you ask. At £32k a year the typical UK house is now earning more than the average occupier. Zoopla 8.3% Rightmove 9.3% Office for National Statistics 12.8%Continue Reading

Where I sit down with ex-Foxtons Jason Tebb who is CEO of website and we discuss the market, the expansion of buying agents, the importance of using a good selling agent and my pet hate – the automated valuation widget we see on so many websites. I suspect weContinue Reading

After two years of working with her dad I’m sorry to have to announce that Rosie will be leaving at the end of the month. As life after Covid 19 gets back to whatever we will call normal she is returning to her first love, to drama and the stageContinue Reading

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