Four out of five searches ‘now completed within 10 working days’


Four out of five searches ‘now completed within 10 working days’

There’s been a dramatic improvement in the speed of searches being completed and returned by local authorities, the government claims... read more

Published 31st January 2019

Reservation Agreements set to become part of the buying process


Reservation Agreements set to become part of the buying process

Politicians and officials are studying a ‘model’ two page reservation agreement drawn up by a law firm as a possible way of slashing fall throughs and speeding up transactions... read more

Published 24th January 2019

Market moving with 5% rise in home-hunting…


Market moving with 5% rise in home-hunting…

An early snapshot of activity in the housing market shows that more home-hunters than ever are searching for their next home... read more

Published 22nd January 2019

House prices to grow 13% by 2023 despite Brexit - forecast


House prices to grow 13% by 2023 despite Brexit - forecast

One of Britain’s foremost property consultancies has given a relatively upbeat prediction for the UK housing market over the next five years.CBRE is forecasting 1... read more

Published 15th January 2019

Reality Check: How does the government help first-time buyers?


Reality Check: How does the government help first-time buyers?

Saving up for a deposit for a mortgage can seem daunting.Recent research suggests that it can take a young person about 18 years to put together the downpayment on their first property - although the Bank of Mum and Dad can hurry the process along... read more

Published 11th January 2019

Recommend Family & Friends!


Recommend Family & Friends!

Sold through Thomas James? We would like to reward you for helping us to spread the word about the excellent service Thomas James provide! You may well have family, friends or work colleagues who are looking to sell property – please recommend us!... read more

Published 9th January 2019

House prices still on the up – Halifax forecasts growth of up to 4% this year


House prices still on the up – Halifax forecasts growth of up to 4% this year

House prices ended the year up 1.3% annually, according to Halifax figures.The lender’s House Price Index for December showed the market grew within the 0-3% that it forecast at the start of 2018.Prices were also up by 2... read more

Published 9th January 2019

The hidden hotspots where house prices are forecast to grow the fastest in 2019


The hidden hotspots where house prices are forecast to grow the fastest in 2019

The property market in 2019 is forecast to be lethargic at best. House prices in some areas of London and the south of England are set to fall, while transactions continue to slow amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty... read more

Published 7th January 2019

Half of home movers move less than 10 miles


Half of home movers move less than 10 miles

Just under half (48%) of property movers move less than 10 miles from their current home, with just 27% moving less than 5 miles, according to AnyVan.com... read more

Published 4th January 2019

Buy-to-let: UK property investment hotspots in 2019


Buy-to-let: UK property investment hotspots in 2019

Experts reveal the five places where landlords and property investors could make a tidy profit this year.With Brexit looming the prospects for the UK property market are even trickier to predict than usual in 2019... read more

Published 3rd January 2019