Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year! We would like to thank all of our clients (past and present), plus all of our followers and friends, for your support in 2016. We hope 2017 brings you all happiness, health, peace, and prosperity!  

Rightmove – House Price Index – December market analysis

Strong property sales figures recorded in November outweigh uncertainty in the market with Rightmove forecasting a 2% rise in property prices during 2017 Rightmove news – House Price Index – December market analysis The price of property coming onto the market saw its usual seasonal fall this month, down by 2.1% (-£6,511). This [...]

Rightmove – House Price Index – November market analysis

With no apparent respite for first-time buyers – will the Chancellor help?  Rightmove news – House Price Index – November market analysis The price of property coming onto the market this month has fallen by 1.1% (-£3,452). Despite this dip this is still is a relatively strong performance, as the average fall over [...]

Rightmove – House Price Index – October market analysis

Rightmove news - House Price Index - October market analysis After two consecutive falls in July and August, the price of property coming to market has now risen for two months. This month’s increase of 0.9% (+£2,623) puts the national average at £309,122, just 0.4% (£1,349) short of the record set in June [...]

Very positive feedback from our recent seller clients

4 bedroom House in Huntingdon successfully sold by April Homes! After concluding a recent property sale we received this very positive feedback from one of our recent seller clients: "April Homes handled the sale of our property to our complete satisfaction. Gareth kept us up to date with frequent clear information on progress [...]

Housing market steady post referendum

According to Rightmove’s newest ‘House Price Index’ report, published this week, the property market remains steady after the EU referendum result. Interestingly in the latest report they have compared the current market to data recorded in both 2014 and 2015 – arguing that activity recorded in 2014 is more reliable – having not been skewed [...]

Has Brexit killed the property market?

Not at all? If Mark Cleverly, UK head of commercial development at Arcadis, is correct: He said that “The market volatility we’ve seen as a result of the Brexit vote is, perhaps ironically, going to reopen the luxury property market to overseas investors, as several of our clients have already reported a bounce in enquiries following [...]

Mortgage support for home buyers

The Bank of England has moved decisively to support the mortgage market in the UK by increasing the supply of money that can be made available to borrowers. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England will allow lenders to draw on their huge reserves, referred to as their capital liquidity buffers. Since the financial crisis [...]

Equity release versus downsizing

Equity Release advisers, Key Retirement, have produced research that suggests that pensioner property ownership has hit a record £926 Billion. Why is this information of so much interest to Key Retirements, well they are major players in the Equity Release Market. Equity release as you may or may not know is the process by which [...]

Rightmove: Property asking prices hit a record high despite the looming EU vote

According to Rightmove's latest 'House Price Index' report, just published, continued housing market momentum has pushed the price of property coming on to the market up by 0.8% (+£2,320) with asking prices reaching a new high of £310,471 A general desire to buy and a continuing lack of supply have lead to a fall in [...]