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? […]

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 […]

December 4, 2017

Leicester homes sell 20 days faster than UK average

House prices in Leicestershire

The annual City Rate of Sale report from Post Office Money has been revealed and show that homes in Leicester average just 76 days on the market before a buyer is found. The report, which is compiled in conjunction with the Centre for Economics and Business Research, analyses the average time a property remains on […]

November 10, 2017

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

Leicestershire’s population is continuing to increase and it is now estimated that over one million live in the county. Figures released by the city council project found that in Leicester, the population is expected to grow by 12 per cent over the next decade-and-a-half. To meet future housing demand, officials have suggested that more than […]

July 9, 2017

Leicester property one of the highest growing in UK

Leicester skyline graphic

Property in Leicester   It has been found that over the past 12 months, Leicester’s property prices have been one of the highest grossing in the UK. Hometrack helps business and homeowners assess residential property risk in cities across the country. The Hometrack UK Cities House Price index is the only UK index that analyses […]

March 18, 2017

Leicester city centre’s draw to large organisations

Interior warehouse commercial property

Out of town business parks certainly have their place: they are often easy to access, close to motorways and have plenty of parking.  However, despite their appeal, more and more businesses are choosing to relocate or expand into city centre locations. Leicester is one city centre that has experienced rising demand for commercial space from […]

February 14, 2017

Over 100,000 new homes needed in Leicestershire by 2036

180,000 extra homes to come to Leicestershire by 2050

Close to 120,000 new homes will need to be built in Leicester and Leicestershire in the next 20 years according to the latest Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA). Local authorities and the Local Enterprise Partnership commissioned the HEDNA to guide housing planning decisions between 2011 and 2036. The assessment used a range of […]

August 23, 2016

First time buyers undeterred by Brexit

Happy lady with purple house graphic

As a whole, buyers in the UK were untroubled in the lead up to the EU referendum vote, according to the latest monthly report form the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Demand for housing increased in June whilst the number of properties on the market and the amount of sales remained stable. In particular […]

August 5, 2016

Why Leicester is a growing choice for property

House prices in Leicestershire

It was found earlier in the year that average rental rates in the East Midlands had grown by 8.5 per cent from the previous year – the highest rise in the UK. A significant factor in this was Leicester’s contribution to the growth. With demand in the area also driving up asking prices, we’re asking […]