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Are Mortgage Rates about to hit a peak after recent rises? 18 July 2023

This week saw UK mortgage rates hit a 15-year high, but with swap rates now beginning to decline, is there hope of repricing on the horizon?

Thousands of borrowers have been grappling with rising mortgage rates in recent months, with average two-year deals now surpassing 6% on a standard mortgage.... Read More

Tips to prepare your house for a viewing 18 July 2023

The ‘For Sale" sign is up and you"re hoping to secure a buyer. Now"s the time to roll up your sleeves and do what you can to sell your property.

When viewing a house, potential buyers often need a little guidance to see its full potential.... Read More

What the Energy Price Cap reduction means for energy bills 18 July 2023

After more than a year of rising energy bills, regulator Ofgem has announced a reduction in the Energy Price Cap from July to September. This is because wholesale energy prices are starting to fall. But Ofgem says it"s unlikely that prices will return soon to the levels we saw before the energy crisis began.... Read More

The UK`s most popular and valuable house numbers 18 July 2023

New research, looks at house numbers and discovers that when it comes to the most valuable, the traditional contenders are no longer top of the table.

To see which house numbers are currently the most popular and most valuable in England and Wales, Barrows and Forrester looked at the sold price data over the last 12 months for all types of home except those listed as ‘flats" or ‘other".... Read More

What smells will sell your house? 18 July 2023

For Brits looking to sell their home, new research has revealed the smells which could make their house more desirable to potential buyers.

A survey of 1,015 UK adults carried out by leading household appliances retailer, Read More

Latest property market figures show a robust and stable performance 19 May 2023

With the strong UK property market continuing to show ongoing stability despite economic headwinds, what are the current trends being seen across the sector?

Activity in the UK property market is down compared to the heights of the past two years, but the current figures illustrate it"s a return to normality and not a free fall, as some had predicted would happen.... Read More

8 red flags putting off buyers when you`re selling a house 19 May 2023

If you"re selling a house – or are thinking about putting your home on the market – the last thing you want is to put a buyer off with something that can easily be avoided.

When preparing to sell a house, we tend to be heavily preoccupied with wanting to add value to our home.... Read More

What are the current UK mortgage rates? 19 May 2023

If you"re thinking about buying a home, you might be wondering what the current mortgage rates are in the UK.

Lenders change the rates of their mortgage products regularly. That"s why we update the average mortgage rates weekly and compare how they"ve changed since the previous week.... Read More

More downsizers cashing in on property wealth for retirement 19 May 2023

With UK house prices consistently climbing for many years, owners and investors have achieved high levels of property wealth, and some are now choosing to downsize.

In 2022, the total value of UK housing stock hit a record £8.68trn, according to research from Savills.... Read More

Small front garden ideas - Inspirational ways to make a great first impression 19 May 2023

Add kerb appeal and create a welcome entrance to your home, whatever its size, with clever planting, DIY and garden buys

If you think your front garden is a purely functional space – somewhere for your recycling bins or a bike store – then think again.... Read More

Is now the right time to buy a property in Billericay? 20 February 2023

We have seen a meteoric rise in house prices over past few years as we came out of lockdown, prices so high they just could not be sustained. Supply was great, mainly due to the Government"s Stamp Duty holiday for buyers.

Now, in 2023, there is a cost of living crisis and a rise in interest rates but is it now a good time to buy a new property?

There is a saying, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now and I feel that this analogy can be applied to a house purchase.... Read More

What will house prices do during 2023 and the impact it could have on the Billericay housing market. 03 January 2023

In recent times we have seen unprecedented growth in property both locally and across the country.

As we enter 2023, there has been a spike in the cost of mortgage borrowing which could cause the UK property market to return to levels seen only a few years ago.... Read More