Renting a home seems to be becoming more and more commonplace, with many millennials not joining the property ladder at all. But what is actually going on in modern society that is causing this shift, from the desire to be a homeowner, to the lifestyle of a tenant? Read on to find out more… Incredibly, private… Read More


When it comes to seasonality, August has never been an ideal month to do business – a sentiment I’m sure is shared by many industries. With much of the country taking advantage of school summer holidays or the better weather, there is often a quieter time across the workplace. Having spent last week in several… Read More


More than 420,000 homeowners have been helped onto the ladder, or progressed, using the Government’s Help to Buy schemes, according to new government figures.  Of these 420,000 successful completions, more than 365,400 were first time buyers. “We’re helping a new generation of first time buyers realise their dream of owning a home.” John Glen, Economic… Read More


We were recently invited to sell a property that had been exclusively available through an online only agent, with no luck in selling for quite some time. After introducing our Ash Vale, they were successfully sold (STC) within 1 working day. Some time ago we were invited to value a property, at that time our… Read More


Spring is well-known for being an opportune time to sell. The brighter evenings, generally better weather and gardens blossoming contribute towards better photos and longer viewing hours, making it a superb season to come to the market. Whilst the above factors are almost guaranteed, the buyer activity can be variable year on year. So many… Read More


2018 has so far seen record levels of house-hunting activity, according to Rightmove’s latest statistics. In January, Rightmove witnessed their highest ever traffic over the course of the month, with approximately 141million visits, equating to 1.1billion minutes spent looking for property on the UK’s largest property portal. This is demonstrating an unprecedented demand for housing;… Read More


The Farnborough market still proves to be exceptionally busy, and now with the start of the year, it’s business as usual but values have to be accurate. The key to success in Farnborough is getting the property value on the “button”. The age old cat and mouse scenario of a seller wanting as much as… Read More


Whilst spring has been known to be the most popular time of the year to sell, this post-Christmas time frame can offer some real promise. For many, January is a month to hibernate and take things easy. The grey weather and post-Christmas blues can be a reason to stay indoors for the month. However, there… Read More


Hart has reclaimed its crown as the best place to live in the UK, for the fifth time in six years. When considering the best place to relocate or settle with the family, factors such as schools, commuter links, job prospects and the neighbourhood usually top the list. Yet, Halifax’s Quality of Life survey sets… Read More


In today’s autumn budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a huge benefit for first-time buyers, having removed and reduced stamp duty land tax (SDLT), with immediate effect. Announced today, this is likely to mean that 80% of first-time buyers won’t pay SDLT at all, with 95% seeing it reduced in some way, providing a maximum… Read More