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

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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 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 […]

March 4, 2018

How can the UK increase the number of first time buyers?

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Although recent figures show a rise in the number of first-time buyers, it is still widely believed that much more can be done. Theresa May has recently said that young people and first-time buyers were “right to be angry” due to buying a house without financial help from their parents proving ever difficult. The prime minister pointed […]

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 […]

December 14, 2017

Benefits of selling your home around Christmas

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With plenty of things to think about and plan through the festive season, whilst it’s meant to be an enjoyable season, it can quickly turn into a stressful time of year. With so much going on, few consider adding to the happenings by putting their home up for sale. Although not the most popular time […]

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 15, 2017

Negotiation tactics for buying at the right place

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If you’re on a budget, every pound counts when buying a property. It’s obvious, all buyers want to get the best possible value for the amount being paid. To achieve this, negotiation with the seller is key. Buyers can be apprehensive about the negotiation process, but without doing it you’re potentially missing out on thousands […]

October 27, 2017

What to do if your property isn’t selling

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We’re all well aware just how stressful selling a home can be. There is a lot to think about and sellers want the process to go as smoothly and as fast as possible. With every passing month the concern rises and before you know it, it can be half a year or even over a […]

October 24, 2017

Andrew Granger & Co named best residential sales agency in Market Harborough

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The largest mystery shopping review ever undertaken by the property industry has ranked our Market Harborough branch in the UK’s top five per cent for residential sales! The study The Best Estate Agent Guide, published in September, uses points scored during data analysis and mystery shopping exercises to identify the best agency branches in the […]