house buying


Where can homebuyers find the biggest asking price reductions?

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , reveals where homebuyers can cash in on the biggest asking price reductions in an otherwise red hot housing market.

Barrows and Forrester analysed current property listings for homes that have seen an asking price reduction to highlight which regions currently offer the biggest discount.


London remains the leasehold hotspot for homebuyers, but North West isn’t far behind

London remains the leasehold hotspot for homebuyers, but North West isn’t far behind

The latest research from Warwick Estates has revealed which regions of the property market in England and Wales are currently the leasehold homebuyer hotspots.

Warwick Estates analysed price paid data from the Land Registry over the last 12 months to see where the most leasehold homes are selling.

The figures show that across England and Wales, 651,488 homes have sold in the...

Prime market well poised to side-step the stamp duty fuelled market cliff edge

Research by the leading mortgage broker for global high-net-worths, Enness Global Mortgages , suggests that the market cliff-edge that approaches with the end of the stamp duty holiday is unlikely to impact the high-end section of the UK property market.

A downward correction in property prices and transaction levels was expected to follow the expiry of the stamp duty holiday at the...

Estate Agents

Research highlights the vast disparity in portal fees paid by UK agents

New research from Wiggywam, the all-in-one property platform, highlights the vast disparity in fees that UK estate agents are paying to the major property portals. But despite some agents paying tens-of-thousands of pounds each month, trust and satisfaction levels remain starkly low. The insight comes via WiggyWam's Movers and Shakers for 2020. An extensive industry survey of UK lettings and...

House and Money

House price affordability at its worst in a decade as property prices hit 10x the average salary

The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that current affordability across the UK property market is at its worst in 10 years, with the average house price to income ratio at its highest levels since 2011.

Current House Price to Income Ratio

Benham and Reeves analysed the average house price to income ratio based on average property...

The happiest places to live in the UK

Move to ‘the happiest places’ in the UK and rent in retirement in 2021

Property portal [i] recently published their happiest places to live index which highlighted several happy hot spots in the South West, including St Ives, which topped the list, along with Falmouth, Weymouth, Plymouth and Poole which made it into the top 20.

Rightmove uses ten factors ranging from how friendly the neighbours are and how good the local services are, to...