Estate Agent Blog

Draw on architectural excellence

New research has shown that well-designed homes command a 12 per cent premium on average over their neighbours. Specialist agency The Modern Houses also found that the higher the price, the larger the premium; homes selling for more than £1m fetched 19 per cent more than...


What price Love Island villa?

Have you been watching Love Island? While many of us have been transfixed by the World Cup, contestants on the reality show have been playing out their own little games. The hit ITV2 programme follows the journey of good-looking young singletons in their bid to find love in a...


Casting new light on mortgage lending

Some mortgage lenders are easing affordability restrictions to attract more borrowers, according to recent reports. Coventry Building Society, Skipton Building Society, Tesco Bank, Santander and Virgin Money are among those to remove various different conditions from their...


Be open to ‘broken-plan’ living

After open-plan living, loft conversions and basement extensions, ‘broken-plan’ is the latest trend to hit the property market. According to an article in the Daily Telegraph, it’s not so much about adding space as making more of what you have. For example...


Playing the waiting game

So you’ve placed your home on the market. You’ve cleared away the clutter so it looks lovely and tidy. You’ve had a flurry of initial viewings. And then it’s all gone quiet…and you wonder what has gone wrong. In short, there may nothing amiss at...


House music hits right note

There seems to be a soundtrack for every occasion these days – so why not ‘moving day’? Trade body Propertymark has drawn up its own playlist of moving themed tracks to get you going on moving day. Having some top tunes – whether it is in the car, while...