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

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.

Forget the Waitrose effect, Whole Foods tops the property supermarket sweep

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that when it comes to house prices surrounding supermarkets, Waitrose is no longer the top dog.

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: 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...

Breaking: ONS House Price Index Just Published

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Breaking: ONS House Price Index (the Govt one) just released. It's pretty decent in that it shows an annual rise of 2.1% and a slight...

RENTING

SELLING

Covid 19 and its impact on property

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Home sellers and buyers remain undeterred from their transactions by the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus.  83% of home buyers and sellers undeterred by COVID-19 Our...

How to conduct viewings to sell well

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When it comes to selling your home, the way you present and carry out your viewings can make all the difference in whether your...

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...

Value of UK housebuilder delivery on par with the GDP of...

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Across the top 10 major developers, 89,805 properties were delivered to the market in 2019 to a total value of £26.62 billion - only marginally lower than the GDP of Cameroon (£26.94bn) and ahead of the likes of Yemen, Libya and Latvia.

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.

The nation’s property sale hotspots for DIY demand

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The latest research by tradespeople comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at where is home to the highest level of tradesperson demand based on the...

Landlords

MORTGAGES

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...

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...

Beware the mortgage trap

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Since Covid-19 and quarantine / lockdown began, we've become used to the daily briefings by government ministers, with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak making more...

Mortgage Approvals And Mortgage Lending – The Difference

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There's more data out today, this in the form of mortgage volumes as published at 9.30am. You'll be forgiven for being confused though given that...

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...

Leap year house price boost could be on the cards for...

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House price performance data from previous leap years could indicate a market recovering from a prolonged period of Brexit uncertainty.  We’ve probed the annual UK...

Covid 19 and its impact on property

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Home sellers and buyers remain undeterred from their transactions by the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus.  83% of home buyers and sellers undeterred by COVID-19 Our...