Barclays gives optimistic five-year view of housing market


Barclays gives optimistic five-year view of housing market

Barclays Bank has given an optimistic view of the housing market over the next five years, with a prediction that across the UK as a whole prices will rise by 6.1 per cent by the end of 2021 - and in some locations much larger increases... read more

Published 30th May 2017

Conveyancer wants sellers to agree pre-viewing property info questionnaire


Conveyancer wants sellers to agree pre-viewing property info questionnaire

A conveyancing expert is calling for sellers to complete and return their property information questionnaire to their conveyancer before there have even been viewings of the home they wish to sell... read more

Published 25th May 2017

Three to two: Is this the ideal bedroom to bathroom ratio?


Three to two: Is this the ideal bedroom to bathroom ratio?

Estate agents have come up with the ideal ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms for home buyers.Direct Line surveyed 100 estate agents across ten of the UK’s biggest cities, concluding that a three-bed home would ideally have an average of 1... read more

Published 24th May 2017

Mortgage firms respond quickly to attract more investment buyers


Mortgage firms respond quickly to attract more investment buyers

The proportion of mortgage products available for investor buyers operating through limited companies has risen by over 50 per cent in just six months, and now represents one in five of all buy to let mortgages agreed... read more

Published 23rd May 2017

Asking prices soar to new records as demand still outpaces supply


Asking prices soar to new records as demand still outpaces supply

Properties sold at their fastest rate for nine months in April as new asking prices have now reached record highs, Rightmove said this morning.The portal’s latest House Price Index showed the average asking price reached £317,281 in May, up 1... read more

Published 22nd May 2017

First-time buyer lending continues to boom but it’s a hard slog for home movers – lenders claim


First-time buyer lending continues to boom but it’s a hard slog for home movers – lenders claim

Lenders are reporting “sluggish” home-mover mortgage borrowing, while first-time buyers continue to drive the market.Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) for March show that home buyers borrowed £11... read more

Published 18th May 2017

Upcoming election yet to affect the market as house prices remain stable


Upcoming election yet to affect the market as house prices remain stable

Theresa May's decision to call a snap election in June has so far had 'little effect' on the property market, according to estate agents Your Move and Reeds Rains.The firms report that house prices remained 'subdued' in April, rising by just 0... read more

Published 17th May 2017

The top 20 features that Notts house buyers are looking for when they buy a home


The top 20 features that Notts house buyers are looking for when they buy a home

We all want to know the secret to making our house more desirable and therefore more sellable, but what are homebuyers really looking for?Well, it seems energy efficiency, security and good broadband are the top must-have features, with decent centra... read more

Published 16th May 2017

Buyers and sellers shrug off fears of election wobbles as most refuse to change their plans


Buyers and sellers shrug off fears of election wobbles as most refuse to change their plans

The snap General Election announcement has failed to shake or stir the UK property market, says a major firm of agents.Jackson-Stops & Staff’s national network of 44 branches was asked about the effects of the announcement one week later... read more

Published 8th May 2017

Proptech firm comes down firmly on side of traditional agent


Proptech firm comes down firmly on side of traditional agent

Delegates at yesterday’s Proptech conference in London were told that high street agents are a better bet for vendors than hybrid and/or online firms... read more

Published 5th May 2017