home buying

Now is the time to sell to take advantage of the homebuyer spring surge property

Now is the time to sell to take advantage of the homebuyer spring surge

Research by estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , has revealed that now is the time to list your home on the market in order to take advantage of the spring surge in market activity that’s about to hit the property market.

Barrows and Forrester analysed residential transactions across England and Wales by month over the last five years, looking at the average number of...

New-build market transactions plummet during the pandemic

New-build market transactions plummet during the pandemic

The top 20 towns and cities driving £6bn worth of new homes purchases

The latest research by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch , has highlighted which towns and cities in England and Wales saw the highest value of new homes sold in 2021 as almost £6bn worth of new-build property was purchased.

Unlatch analysed property transaction records from the Land Registry...

Top 10 cities to flip a house revealed by new report property

Top 10 cities to 'flip' a house revealed by new report

The top 10 cities to ‘flip’ a house in the UK revealed
  • New report names Manchester as the best place to ‘flip’ a house for profit
  • Renovators in Liverpool are adding the most value with +£20,000 on average
  • Seven of the top 10 cities are in Northern England or Scotland

A new report has named Manchester as the best place to ‘flip’ a house by analysing...

Homebuyers set to spend thousands on home improvements in 2022 property

Homebuyers set to spend thousands on home improvements in 2022

After a busy year for the UK property market, GetAgent.co.uk has revealed the New Year’s resolutions homebuyers are setting for their home and the improvements they’re planning to spend thousands on in the process.

Above and beyond the aspiration of owning our own property, we also like to make our house a home and for many, this means putting our own personal stamp on it. So it’s...

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Mortgage approval values climb 26% during the pandemic

Market analysis by real estate debt advisory specialists, Sirius Property Finance , has revealed how the pandemic has impacted the mortgage sector, with the total value of mortgage approvals up 26% compared to the pre-pandemic market.

Sirius Property Finance analysed mortgage approval data since the start of the pandemic (February 2020) to see how the market has performed compared to...

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

Most active property price market thresholds revealed

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , has revealed just how influential the stamp duty holiday seems to have been in shaping property market activity since the start of the year.

Barrows and Forrester analysed property market transactions across every county of England and Wales since...

Property industry reacts to Robert Jenrick exit

Property industry reacts to Robert Jenrick exit

Managing Director of Barrows and Forrester , James Forrester, commented:

“The government housing carousel continues to turn as yet another one bites the dust and it remains to be seen if there will be further casualties further down the ranks.

Michael Gove is known as a Whitehall big hitter with a reputation for rocking the boat so we may well see some changes. However, the...

Buying schemes are most in-demand features for new build property buyers

Buying schemes are most in-demand features for new build property buyers

The latest research from Warwick Estates , has revealed which new-build features are currently the most in-demand amongst new-build homebuyers in the current market.

Warwick Estates analysed current new-build stock listed on the property market and which features offered across these properties were most in demand based on the number of homes already under offer or sold subject to...

Britain’s cash homebuyer property hotspots revealed

Britain’s cash homebuyer property hotspots revealed as London sellers least likely to find cash buyer

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , reveals where in Britain home sellers are most likely to find a cash buyer for their property.

A cash buyer can often see many sellers reduce their asking price expectations as they often bring a far smoother, and quicker transaction process. Something that has become particularly desirable since the...

Face to face viewings are a thing of the past

By Simon Dempsey - Marketing Director at U-See Technologies, the virtual tour curator

Landlines, steam trains, the telegram, VHS… eventually most things succumb to progress and die out as both technology and consumer attitudes change.

The pandemic has not changed anything but has accelerated everything, especially where digitisation and technology are concerned.

We’...

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