Is Space Travel Going to Affect House Prices?

Thu 06 Mar 2014

A new report has suggested that space travel could now entirely transform the overseas property market. Research carried out in Knight Frank's most recent Wealth Report looked into the effect of large scale operations such as Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic on the current property market. By using this sub-orbital space travel, many different wealthy investors will be able to travel from more

Do Rising House Prices Lead to an Increase in Birth Rates?

Thu 27 Feb 2014

Research at the University of Maryland has found that there is a link between rising house prices and the number of births taking place. The study revealed that for every PS6000 that is added to the total value of a property, birth rates increase by five percent. The average price of a home in Britain has risen by a whopping PS14,000 in the past year, meaning that we could well be on the ve more

Key Questions to Ask an Estate Agent

Mon 24 Feb 2014

Buying a new home is a very exciting prospect, after renting a place for years having your own house finally means you can put down your roots and release your hidden interior design skills on every single room, knowing that you are decorating your very own home. While you may be ready to jump straight onto the housing ladder, it is important to remember that this is one of the biggest fina more

A Guide to Budgeting for your New Home

Thu 20 Feb 2014

Moving home can be one of the most exciting (and stressful) times in a person's life and the costs involved are often drastically underestimated. In this guide we look at the main factors to bear in mind when budgeting for your new home.  Moving Costs On moving day there are few people who can transport all their property with their usual vehicle, and given that rental vans can run more

Google Glass May Change the House Buying Process Forever

Tue 18 Feb 2014

When the world of technology leaps forward, the property industry is never far behind. It all started with the internet and websites, no longer did estate agents need to solely advertise properties in shop windows and magazines, it soon became all about online listings. When smart phones provided useful apps, Rightmove and Prime Location followed suit with a couple of fantastic property app more

Rising House Price Crisis To Continue For Ten Years

Tue 18 Feb 2014

George Osborne has announced that ongoing demand for houses will increase prices for at least the next decade and the current housing shortage in Britain will continue. He says that despite improvements to the planning system as well as an upturn in the construction industry, it will be at least ten years before there are enough houses to fix the problem. The Chancellor stressed that due to more

Top 10 Apps For House Hunters

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Although it can be very exciting to sit at home flicking through the property section of your local newspaper and browsing multiple interior design magazines, when it comes to the actual nitty gritty process of selling your old house and buying a new one, the easier the process the better. With new technology developing every day, there are now more in-depth and fascinating pieces of inform more

January Sees Fastest Annual Price Increases Since 2010

Tue 18 Feb 2014

According to research undertaken by Nationwide, UK house prices have risen by 0.7% this month and were 8.8% higher than they were back in January 2013. This figure represents the fastest year on year increase in house prices since May 2010, with the average UK house now priced at PS176,491. Robert Gardner, Chief Economist at Nationwide, said: "The housing market is continuing to gather more

Don’t Undervalue Your Home – You could be losing out of tens of thousands of pounds.

Mon 11 Nov 2013

This last week I have been involved in two situations where clients have contacted me, having received offers on their properties by local 'trusted' agents, wanting to know if they were selling at the right price and could I do any better for them. Property Number 1 Mr H's solicitor telephoned me. I have known this solicitor for a long time and have acted for Mr H before when I sold a more

Help to buy – phase two

Sun 20 Oct 2013

With the news that David Cameron has brought forward the second phase of the help to buy scheme, potential buyers are now able to look at purchasing a new home before Christmas. As such, people hoping to take their first step on the property ladder can do so with as little as a 5% deposit. First time buyers The individuals looking to gain the most from the new incentive are first time buy more