July 23, 2019

Buy-to-let is still the investors choice

A traditional English cottage

Following a recent survey of over 5,000 buy-to-let investors, we were very interested to read that research has found that 73%* of those asked, considered the rental sector to be the best, least volatile long-term investment. Given that the buy-to-let investors surveyed by Benham and Reeves were asked about everything from the confidence in the […]

March 28, 2019

Why sellers need to price their house fairly in the face of Brexit

Houses on English residential street

A new report by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revealed house prices are expected to fall by 0.3pc in the fourth quarter of 2019 as Brexit begins to impact the property market. The statistics were picked up by The Telegraph who wrote an article about the effects Brexit is having on the property market […]

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 […]

January 7, 2018

What were the main changes to the property market in 2017?

UK street properties

Like most years, the property market saw plenty of change in 2017. Politics continued to dominate the headlines and, in turn, had an effect on areas of the property market. The General Election, the aftermath and the continued discussions over Brexit all loomed over the property market. Here, we outline all of the main changes […]

July 15, 2017

What’s better: old or new build homes?

Moving in to a new flat

It’s a question that divides the nation: when buying a home do you prefer a period property or a new build? No matter the property you’re looking for, a two-bed flat, a family-friendly terraced home or a large detached, there is a diverse range of aged homes to choose from. With so many types of […]

May 24, 2017

What could the general election mean for property?

Westminster city scape

The snap general election taking place on 8th June will be the third year in a row that Brits have had to go to the ballot box, following last year’s EU referendum and the previous general election in 2015. How will this added uncertainty affect the property market? How the market is usually impacted Past […]

February 3, 2016

Home of the Week – Primrose Cottage

Fleckney property – Primrose Cottage This week’s home of the week is time Primrose Cottage, located on the outskirts of the south Leicestershire village of Fleckney. This charming house is the gate to the green south Leicestershire countryside, while having a good range of local amenities such as shops, post office, primary school, library and […]

December 3, 2015

Home of the week – St Johns

Dream homes in Stoneygate, Leicester This week’s dream home is a substantial Victorian five-bedroom detached house, situated in the highly regarded and sought after residential area of Stoneygate. The property offers exceptionally spacious accommodation with rooms full of character and charm. There are three floors which all benefit from gas fired central heating. It comprises […]