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Best places to buy property in North England

Best places to buy property in North England (a first time buyer’s guide) Buying houses is an expensive game, that won’t come as a surprise. Did you know that the average age of a first time buyer is now 36? In 1999, 54% of first time buyers in the UK were under 25....

12 experiences with money saved

12 once-in-a-lifetime things you can do with the money you saved when you moved house So, if you’re reading this it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re moving house. Or maybe you’re just bored at work and skiving off on the internet, we’re not here to judge. Anyway, if...

Of Mice and Men in Suits

As a nation that still washes its own cars in a bid to save a tenner, that religiously collects supermarket loyalty points and that baulks at the idea of tipping overworked restaurant staff and hotel porters, Brits are happy to hand over £3-5,000 to an estate agent...

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

When a garage in Camberwell sells for £550,000 and one in 15 London homes are being sold for £1m or more, it’s fair to say that we might be reaching the top of the UK housing market. The Bank of England recently issued a warning that Britain’s property market could be...

Houses “Comfort Blanket”

Houses.co.uk Urges Home Sellers to Ditch the High Street Estate Agent ‘Comfort Blanket’ Online Estate Agent calls for home sellers to be more confident in listing online New online estate agency Houses.co.uk is calling on home sellers to ditch the ‘comfort blanket’...
Why Aren’t More Properties Being Listed?

Why Aren’t More Properties Being Listed?

21/02/14 Chartered Surveyors put this down in part to not having enough first-time buyers. They say that first-time buyers are the key because they start the whole investment food chain. With house prices buoyant (particularly in London and the Home Counties) and...