May 24, 2018

Most unusual houses for sale in Leicestershire this month

We all love searching through property listings. Even if we currently have no desire to move home, it’s in our nature as Brits to have a nosey at pictures of other properties in the area. Having an occasional look at Leicestershire properties might give you some design ideas for your own home or if you […]

May 16, 2018

Benefits of buying a newer home in Leicestershire

first time buyers

With plenty of new housing estates popping up in Leicester, Market Harborough and Loughborough, home buyers in the Leicestershire are best placed to decide whether they should opt for a new build home or an older property. To accommodate the demand for property in Leicestershire and the county’s growing population, officials suggested last year that […]

May 14, 2018

Leicester sees the highest annual rental growth in England

House prices in Leicestershire

The latest rental data from Landbay has shown that Leicester had the largest increase in rental value in England over the past year. Our hometown city has seen a larger increase than other cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and even London. The news is, of course, welcomed by homeowners and landlords in the city. Increased […]

May 6, 2018

Should you sell your home or rent it out?

Moving in to a new flat

When you come to leave your current home that you have outgrown, selling up is, of course, the most popular option for homeowners. However, with the rental market booming in many areas of the UK, renting it out may prove to be a more financially beneficial option. If you rent out the house out rather […]

April 26, 2018

Retirement plans: property vs pension

Piggy bank for retirement savings

According to The Economist one in 30 adults in Britain is a landlord.  Usually, landlords will have bought their second property using personal savings, inheritance or a buy-to-let mortgage.  The reason why they chose to buy a second property is often as an investment for the future. In fact, buying a property is the most […]

April 26, 2018

Is the BTL market still booming?

terraced houses buy to let

Following the restrictions made to mortgage interest relief in April 2017 on top of stamp duty surcharges for second homes, it’s easy to see why people may be put off making the leap to becoming a landlord. However, alongside additional outgoings, landlords are collectively charging more for rent.  According to the latest Landbay Rental Index, […]

April 19, 2018

Looking to sell your house? Take it to London!

At Andrew Granger & Co we are seeking homes for sale in the Market Harborough region to promote at a property event that we are holding in London on 16th May. If you are interested in registering your property to sell, contact the sales team at our Market Harborough office before Thursday 9th May. At […]

March 24, 2018

What additional extras would tenants be willing to pay more for?

As the population of renters continues to grow and the average age for first-time buyers surpasses 30, renting is becoming an ever-stable option for young families and professionals. Content with renting for longer periods, landlords must keep a close eye on the needs of their tenants and their requirements. Happy tenants equal longer tenancies. A […]

March 19, 2018

Moving to Loughborough – what to expect

So, you’re thinking of moving to Loughborough. The Leicestershire market town is to the north of Leicestershire and is the largest settlement outside of Leicester itself. A top-ranked university, bustling high street, strong industry and community, it’s no wonder that you’re considering a move to the market town but what can you expect when moving […]

March 9, 2018

Top 5 Leicestershire properties to rent

Looking for somewhere new to rent in Leicestershire? With the rental market so rife, there is plenty on the market for renters. Although searching for potential properties can be a nice chore, having some recommendations on extra special properties to look out for can be welcomed. Scroll down and you’ll find our top 5 rental […]