November 13, 2018

Peter Buckingham highlights barriers to lending for unusual properties

windmill

This month, Peter Buckingham, Head of Sales at Andrew Granger & Co’s Market Harborough office contributes to an article on industry website www.thenegotiator.co.uk about the difficulties that can occur when trying to secure finance for unusual properties. Departing from tradition The popularity of property-based TV shows like Grand Designs and Property Ladder over the last […]

November 13, 2018

Why Market Harborough is the perfect place for families

Market Harborough

Why Market Harborough is the perfect place for families The bridge currently being built in Market Harborough from the Harborough arm of the Grand Union Canal to the Airfield Farm site that is earmarked for 924 homes, shops, a primary school, a hotel and recreation facilities is a sure sign of this East Midlands market […]

November 13, 2018

Leicester holds on to top 10 spot in ‘best cities to live and work’

Leicester cathedral

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2018 Good Growth for Cities Index has again ranked Leicester as one of the best cities to live and work in the whole of the UK. The East Midlands city’s rank as 10th best puts it ahead of its Midlands neighbours Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby and also London. How is it judged? […]

November 12, 2018

Andrew Granger & Co shortlisted for national agent of the year award

Andrew Granger & Co Logo

We’re thrilled to announce that Andrew Granger & Co have been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious Negotiator awards which take place on Friday 30th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. The high profile awards we’ve been shortlisted for are Estate Agency of the Year (2-5 branches) and Best Estate […]

October 24, 2018

End in sight for unfair new build leaseholds

First time buyers property ladder location

This October, the Communities Secretary James Brokenshire launched a government consultation aimed at ending the practice by some developers of selling houses on a leasehold rather than freehold basis in order to benefit financially from what many people judge to be excessive and unfair ground rents. What is a leasehold? Many UK flats are sold […]

October 24, 2018

Market Harborough’s lettings department wins gold at British Property Awards

Andrew Granger Market Harborough office

Once again, our lettings department has been commended for the service it offers landlords and tenants in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. The Market Harborough lettings office has been awarded gold at the British Property Awards, the only agency in the Harborough region to receive the award. As part of the judging process for the […]

October 9, 2018

East Midlands house prices continue to rise

A traditional English cottage

The latest figures released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) show that house prices are still strong in the East Midlands. This positive performance comes as part of a varying national picture, with house prices also strong in Yorkshire, the North West and Humberside, but still downbeat in London and across the South […]

October 9, 2018

Help to buy declared a huge success

Keys in home door

It’s a universally-agreed fact that buying a first home is a challenge for most people in 2018. However, a new report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) has found that the government’s Help to Buy scheme has helped around 246, 000 buyers get on the property ladder, prompting the HBF’s executive chairman Stuart Baseley to […]

September 27, 2018

Income from farm property: Andrew Granger & Co at the Leicester Business Festival

Farm at sunset

Andrew Granger & Co’s Joint Managing Director, Rupert Harrison will be joining an expert panel at the upcoming Leicester Business Festival at a seminar for farmers and horticulturists entitled How Healthy are you and your Business? Making farming pay in 2018 In the challenging economic circumstances that all UK farmers face, letting out surplus buildings […]

September 27, 2018

Four frugal years to buy a first home

Coins and a clock

Recent research by Post Office Money carried out on 1000 people who have recently bought their first property has shown that it takes first time buyers an average of four years to save a deposit for their first home. Exactly how long it takes to amass enough money to get on the property ladder varies […]