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 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 […]

April 27, 2016

First time buyers grow UK housing market

first time buyers

The UK housing market has had a healthy growth in March according to research by a valuations firm. Most notably, this boost was driven by a surge in first-time buyer activity with the latest figures showing that the number of valuations for this demographic rose by 41% from February and 15% compared to March last […]

March 10, 2016

Property value and sales activity increases across the UK

The UK property market has seen asking prices soar and sales move upward, new research has found. According to the latest national index, all areas of the UK saw asking prices rise in the past year. The mix-adjusted asking price for England and Wales up 0.9 per cent month on month, and 1 per cent […]

July 28, 2015

Home of the Week – Swithland Lane, Rothley

Standing in delightful gardens extending to approximately quarter of an acre with open aspect rear views over adjacent farmland, this property comprises an attractively styled and most distinctive bay fronted four bedroom, three reception room semi-detached house with brick and rendered elevations beneath a pitched tiled roof which provides elegant and extremely well presented accommodation […]

July 23, 2015

Celebrating 20 years in Loughborough

20 years as an Estate Agency in Loughborough   We opened our Loughborough office 20 years ago, and since then directors and staff have witnessed an unprecedented period of change both in the town’s housing market and in the surrounding countryside. Over the past 20 years, the most dramatic changes we’ve experienced have been in […]

July 20, 2015

Growing small firms boost commercial market

We predict that the growing number of small firms being created or expanded is among the factors that will see the commercial property market performing solidly in the East Midlands over the next few years. This predication comes after we have seen demand developing for smaller commercial and retail properties, buoyed by government assistance for […]

July 14, 2015

Housing Market Hots Up

Surge in surveys   Here at Andrew Granger & Co, we have seen a surge in the number of homebuyer surveys being carried out since the election as purchasers race to complete. Geoff Milnes, our Head of Survey, found that the start of the year to be quite slow at first as the spectre of […]

July 7, 2015

BUY TO LET BOOM

House prices are still on the increase but it’s doing nothing to deter first time investors and existing landlords from buying property to let.  We’ve found that first-time investors and existing landlords are still buying properties to let across the whole of the East Midlands despite the ever-increasing house prices. We caught up with Residential Lettings Director, Jill Griffiths […]

May 8, 2015

End the uncertainty in the property market and let a new generation buy their own homes

Following the recent election results, Joint Managing Director, Mark Sandall, shares his hopes for the UK property market under the new Conservative government. Housing has been one of the political footballs kicked around in this election. It is a crucial factor in the health of our economy, and most people agree we need to make […]