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21/07/16 - Overseas buyers up 50% since Brexit vote

The decision to quit the EU sent panic and shock-waves around the world with analysts claiming that foreign buyers would be put off buying in Britain. However, it seems the opposite has happened, with property experts claiming that enquiries are up by 50% in less than a month since the EU referendum.

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14/07/16 - UK Property Market: Supply & Demand Hit an Eight-Year Low

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) survey suggests house prices are expected to fall across the UK in the next three months. However, the dip in prices is only expected to continue over the next twelve months in London and East Anglia, surveyors have predicted.

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07/07/16 - Coventry Building Society Launch Lowest Ever 10-Year Mortgage

Coventry Building Society will be offering a rate of just 2.39% for borrowers willing to fix their loan for a decade. The mortgage, which beats the previous ‘best-buy’ rate of 2.84% from Leeds Building Society, with a fee of £999 and only available to borrowers with a minimum 50% deposit.

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30/06/16 - UK House Price Growth Rose in June but Brexit Effect Remains Uncertain

Annual house price growth saw a three month high in June towards the run-up to the Brexit vote. House prices rose 0.2% in June – unchanged from the rate in April and May and annual growth rose to 5.1% from 4.7%, beating economists’ expectations of a 4.9% rise.

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23/06/16 - HSBC launches new record-low mortgage rate

HSBC bank has launched its newest mortgage deal, offering a fixed interest rate of 0.99% for two years if customers have saved a deposit of 35% of the property’s purchase price.

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16/06/16 - Ashtons Win Gold! Best Small East of England Lettings Agency of the Year 2016

On Friday 10th June, The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards 2016 in association with The Sunday Times and The Times took place. Now in its seventh year as a dedicated competition for the lettings industry, these particular awards have become widely recognised as the most prestigious and difficult to win.

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09/06/16 - UK House Prices: Short-term dip expected in Summer

With buyers becoming increasingly cautious due to the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s referendum on European Union membership on 23rd June. Britain’s property prices are predicted to fall for the first time since 2012, with London & East Anglia affected the most, stated the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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02/06/16 - Rents across the UK rising three times faster than London

A recent report reveals the number of rooms available to rent in Britain has risen by 25% over the past twelve months, with rental costs in cities across Britain rising faster than those in the capital.

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26/05/16 - Switching mortgage deals in seven days?

The government are considering plans to offer homeowners the option to switch their mortgage supplier within a week, it currently can take up to three months to transfer to a new provider.

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19/05/16 - Landlords Flood the Rental Market

The announcement to increase Stamp Duty earlier this year, saw a surge of landlords investing in properties, to try and beat the 3% surcharge deadline. As a result, research suggests the rental market has been flooded, providing tenants with an abundance of properties which is also highlighted by data derived from Rightmove, showing an 11.5% rise in rental properties listed in April.

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Jul
27
2016

Kate Scotchett

Very happy customer, thank you for making my purchase such a pleasant experience.

Jul
24
2016

Raymond Horne

Robert, Hannah and Joanne who saw things through to completion were very helpful and professional as was Victoria from client services.

Jul
21
2016

David Menniss

Just a quick note to thank you for your help over the last week in getting us over the finish line. It has been a...

Jul
13
2016

Alex Smithers

Tracie was very helpful throughout the legal process.

Jul
06
2016

Mr & Mrs B Thomas

We found all the individuals we dealt with to be helpful, professional and friendly, from Graham Franks who came to value our property to Nick...

Jul
05
2016

Mr & Mrs Olatunji

Tracy was brilliant, Diane was great and the rest of the team were amazing.

Jul
03
2016

Joanne Sumpter

Everyone has been thoroughly professional, courteous and understanding. We would like to thank all the team for their help and support.

Jul
01
2016

Ann

The viewing agent was very professional – we liked how she let us view without the next appointment in the house. Tracie has been amazing....

Jun
29
2016

Oakley

Top notch service. Tracie has been of particular support and has kept us informed every step of the way.

Jun
26
2016

David Wright

Josey and I just wanted to say thanks again for you and your teams help with the sale of our property.

We were really pleased with...

Jun
23
2016

Charlotte Worthy

Excellent communication at all times with the rental property. Responses to fixture or repairs very quick with the least impact possible on our personal space....

Jun
21
2016

Zarina & John Hampton

We dealt with Nick Franklin and found him to be extremely helpful. It was a lovely surprise to see him in person and thank him...


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