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

Rightmove? Or Wrong?

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Rightmove's latest house price index published today makes for interesting, some say surprising, reading in that it shows a 3.7% increase in house prices...

Parking, green space and balconies still top the London rental wish...

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When it comes to the most sought after property features across the London rental market, the availability of parking or a garage tops the wish list for the capital’s tenants.

Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has found that Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix when compared to the other host nations in the F1 schedule. 

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...

A Northern Powerhouse of homebuyer demand hit the market in Q2, while national demand...

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The latest UK Homebuyer Demand Hotspots Index from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that appetite for property across the UK’s top 100 cities fell marginally in the second quarter of this year; down by -0.8%.

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...

Awake The Sleeping Dragon. But Slowly

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Mark Drakeford the Welsh First Minister has announced that the housing market will be allowed to re-open in Wales from today, following slowly from...

RENTING

SELLING

£1m+ property transactions yet to recover but sold prices show a...

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The latest analysis by Enness Global, the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has found that transactional volume across the nation’s £1m+ property market failed to bounce back following December’s election result. However despite this decline, average sold prices over the last three months have registered the most consistent, upward performance in the last year. 

The nation’s cheesiest property pockets where properties sell for up to...

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This Thursday, the 4th June, marks National Cheese Day and to celebrate leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at the cost of buying across the cheesiest property pockets of the UK market.

Golf course house prices hit a hole in one…unless you live...

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Another week, another cancelled sporting event as the Open Championship was due to tee off this weekend. However, this hasn't dampened property prices surrounding the UK's best-known golf courses, which come in 55% higher on average than the wider areas they are located.

Estate agents see revenues plummet as transactional decline hits home

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has highlighted the declining revenue of the average UK estate agent due to a reduction in transactions, largely driven by the industry-wide lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

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.

How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents? 

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Real-Time COVID-19 Market Movement Dashboard: How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents?  Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has released its live dashboard detailing how...

Landlords

MORTGAGES

The Best Mortgage Rates

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Here's the latest mortgage rates available today for movers, first time buyers and for remortgage. Do bear in mind that costs often apply in...

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...

Stamp duty holiday set to save homebuyers £15k in these areas

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a stamp duty holiday for homebuyers, meaning any purchase up to £500,000 will be exempt from paying any tax. 

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...

Government Policy

Awake The Sleeping Dragon. But Slowly

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Mark Drakeford the Welsh First Minister has announced that the housing market will be allowed to re-open in Wales from today, following slowly from...

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...

Cash buyers quids in vs mortgage counterparts due to Brexit uncertainty

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that cash is still king when it comes to securing the best price...