Meet Russell QUIRK

Russell Is Our Property Expert

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Russell has 25 years' experience in the property market and is the founder of a number of businesses including one of the UK’s largest...

LATEST NEWS

Breaking – Halifax House Price Index just published

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The Halifax reports this morning that values dropped in May vs April BUT by only 0.2% in sharp contrast to the 1.7% monthly drop...

Nationwide Reports Biggest Monthly Drop In House Prices Since 2009

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One of the UK's largest building societies, Nationwide, reports that house prices dropped by 1.7% in May versus April, the biggest decline in eleven...

London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

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The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

BUYING

44% of people are dipping into rental and property deposits to survive lockdown life

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The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has found that so far, the majority of people (56%) are yet to dip into their savings for rental or purchase deposits, but many of those that have been are struggling within the rental sector. 

93% of London new build transactions are flats – where can you buy new,...

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It may come as no surprise that 93% of all London new build transactions in the last year were attributed to the purchase of...

Advice: “I’m A First Time Buyer. Should I Wait?”

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Question: "Do you think if you're a first time buyer and ready to buy now (I'm living at home) that I should wait and...

Breaking – Halifax House Price Index just published

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The Halifax reports this morning that values dropped in May vs April BUT by only 0.2% in sharp contrast to the 1.7% monthly drop...

Breaking: Latest UK House Price Numbers Point Upwards

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Nationwide Building Society, along with others, publish their house price data each month. This enables us to track trends in home values. The Nationwide are...

RENTING

SELLING

Forget the garden, solar panels and loft conversion when adding value...

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The spring selling season is well and truly underway and while the fear of Coronavirus may be dampening buyer and seller appetites a tad,...

Property repossessions could soar and house prices could plummet due to...

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Research by leading peer to peer lending platform Sourced Capital has found that the UK property market could see a double-digit rate of property value decline, with the market taking over five years to recover, while the number of property repossessions could also soar as a result of a COVID-19 induced recession. 

HM Land Registry – Latest Price Data

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HM Land Registry have just released their March data-set and it makes for interesting reading as usual. Highlights include: The most expensive property sold in...

Do takeaways hurt house prices?

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that areas with a lower density of takeaways are home to house prices as much as 75% higher than areas with a larger number. 

Floods yet to hit house price growth in the worst affected...

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that the risk of flooding is yet to hit house price growth in...

London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

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The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

Landlords

MORTGAGES

New: 10 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage at 2.3%

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The Nottingham Building Society has announced a 10-year fixed-rate residential mortgage at 2.30% at a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 70%. No fees are payable and...

Remortgages Surge in April

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Remortgage instructions increased 11.8% in the week commencing the 20th April, research from conveyancing platform LMS has said. Nick Chadbourne, chief executive of LMS, said...

More Mortgage Products Now Available

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'Lenders just aren't lending at the moment' is a sentence that you may have heard uttered by barrack-room property experts. Except it isn't true...

The buy-to-let markets where rental yields have lifted since the tenant fee ban

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Howsy, has looked at which pockets of the buy-to-let market have seen the biggest uplifts in rental yields since the tenant fee ban came...

Government Policy

Property market Mansion Tax – Who are you and what have...

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It would seem as though Boris Johnson & Co have done a complete U-turn where their stance on a tax on the high-end property...

More Mortgage Products Now Available

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'Lenders just aren't lending at the moment' is a sentence that you may have heard uttered by barrack-room property experts. Except it isn't true...

Investigation: London’s Affordable Housing Supply. Do The Numbers Add Up?

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London’s City Hall have just released their latest house building statistics for the 2019- 2020 financial year and Mayor Sadiq Khan swiftly grabbed the...