Choosing An Estate Agent Is About Looking Beyond Their Cost

The seventh rule of choosing an agent is to find out how they market your home The final rule – and a very important one. You need to know what the estate agent will do to ensure you get your home sold for the best price possible in a timescale that meets your needs. Sure,… Continue reading Choosing An Estate Agent Is About Looking Beyond Their Cost

A Lack Of Housing Stock: What Will The Government Do?

This is an article from 2014, but the problem hasn’t gone away. A lack of housing stock is an issue that hits all of us – estate agents, homeowners, home buyers. I’ve moved away from the narrower issues regarding Estate Agency this week. It’s for a quick look at a much wider issue that needs… Continue reading A Lack Of Housing Stock: What Will The Government Do?

Have The Banks Changed Since The Meltdown?

Lord Adair Turner tells policymakers to be radical in their thinking. He analyses the current financial climate and the danger of returning to the dark days of the economic meltdown of 2008. Although a little short on detail, his speech hits the right notes in terms of discussing what exactly has happened and where we… Continue reading Have The Banks Changed Since The Meltdown?

Is Buy-To-Let Harmful To The Property Market

An article from back un 2014, but the rules of the game stay the same. Is buy-to-ley harmful for the property market? In May 2014 there were 16,000 buy-to-let loans worth £2.2bn (according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.) In 2013, buy-to-let accounted for 14% of all mortgage lending. Mortgage Market Review rules may mean… Continue reading Is Buy-To-Let Harmful To The Property Market