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? […]

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 […]

June 20, 2018

Tips for finding your dream home in Leicestershire

Moving house couple

It’s what we all want, isn’t it? Something that we’ve imagined living in from when we were young; our ideal, picturesque home. The beautiful thing about dream homes is that yours will be completely different from the next person’s. For yours, you might envisage an open plan whilst another’s must have a large, secluded garden […]

June 13, 2018

How much are first-time buyers saving for their deposits?

Excited couple first time buyers

Attaining a substantial deposit is often the biggest barrier preventing first-time buyers getting on the property ladder. Schemes to help have come and gone, some sticking around for longer than others but it is still proving difficult for some to save a deposit large enough. What size deposit do you need? In truth, there are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 31, 2017

Leicester City Council earmarks hundreds of potential new housing sites

House prices in Leicestershire

The government’s current target is to build one million new homes by 2020. The pledge was made in 2015 and it has been claimed that just two years in, the government is behind schedule. Councils have been given their own individual targets to meet to support the housing strategy. In particular, Leicester City Council has […]