January 12, 2017

House price predictions for 2017

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In 2016 there were two major influences on property prices: stamp duty and the EU referendum. In reaction to the vote to leave the European Union, the property market immediately slowed, but since then the economy has remained resilient and house prices have continued to steadily rise. However, it has been speculated that the property […]

January 9, 2017

Andrew Granger steps down as director

Andrew granger retires, Mark Sandall, Stephen Mair

It was in 1989 that Andrew Granger set up our agency. Over the 27 years since, Andrew Granger & Co has grown to become one of the largest independent agencies in the East Midlands. As part of a long-planned move, Andrew has decided that 2017 marks the right to step down from his current role. […]

January 6, 2017

Construction of new starter homes confirmed

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The government has confirmed that this year construction on homes to help first-time buyers get on the housing market will begin. The first of thousands of new starter homes will be built in 2017. New starter homes The government is investing £1.2bn into the fund. The Starter Homes Land Fund was set up to arrange […]

December 23, 2016

Harborough schools looking to increase pupil numbers

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As housing and population numbers grow in an area, local amenities and services also need to adjust to match the higher demand created by the new residents. When you move to a new area you would expect local schools to have a space for your child. Now, with the government having high housing targets to […]

December 17, 2016

First time buyer numbers reach highest level since the turn of the millennium

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First time buyers in the UK have been very active in October. So much so that there has been the highest amount joining the housing market in 16 years. The data from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) suggests that the housing market is remaining buoyant and new buyers are finding the schemes available […]

December 12, 2016

Hundreds of new homes planned for across Leicestershire

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There are plans for hundreds of new homes to be built across Leicestershire over the next couple of years. A number of planning applications in the Harborough District were put forward for approval ahead of a council meeting in early December. New homes in Leicestershire These plans are spread out across a number of towns […]

December 8, 2016

How to reduce your tenancy void periods

house to let - reduce tenancy void periods

Void periods are a problem for landlords. Not having a tenant is frustrating as all the expenses – mortgage, council tax and bills – remain, while there is none of the usual income from the property. This pressure can put a strain on landlords’ finances. New research has shown that one in five landlords wait […]

December 1, 2016

Join us for our Christmas fundraiser

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On Friday December 16th our Market Harborough estate agency will be opening their doors to welcome residents and local businesses to raise money for Save the Children charity. What to expect The Andrew Granger & Co office, based on 52 High Street, will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. As well as wearing their […]

November 29, 2016

Welcoming our new (and returning) sales manager

Yvonne Kitchen new appointment

Andrew Granger & Co are pleased to announce that Yvonne Kitchen has returned to our estate agency as sales manager. Yvonne worked at our Leicester estate agency a few years ago and has now returned, but will this time be based at our Market Harborough branch. As sales manager, she will oversee the general running […]

November 25, 2016

Giving a Christmas surprise to the Harborough Scout Group

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We’re pleased to announce that we have sponsored 1st Welland Valley Scout Group’s new Santa sleigh which will visit villages around Harborough district. The new scouting group, formed just over a year ago, has been keen to set up a Christmas Sleigh to tour the villages during December.  Within the group they had the skills […]