Property by Square Foot

  The map shows an average price per square foot for almost 2,300 postcode districts in England and Wales, based on an analysis of 470,000 sales recorded so far in 2017. It is no surprise to see an enormous pink area covering London, indicating high values per sq ft, but Read more…

0.5% Rate Rise

For the first time in more than ten years, the Bank of England have raised interest rates. But, there is no need to panic, the new rate of 0.5% still remains the second lowest rate on record. While a number of banks and building societies have already announced that they Read more…

How do schools affect house prices?

As the new school year gets underway, we revisit the well-oiled notion that schools are an instrumental driver of local house prices. How much more are home buyers prepared to pay to live close to an Ofsted rated outstanding school? Properties located within one mile of an outstanding secondary school Read more…

That Friday Feeling…

It is of little surprise that more properties complete on a Friday then any other day in the week. So far in 2017, nearly half of all sales (48%) completed on a Friday. Thursdays accounted for 15% of completions with 12% occurring on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However, the variation Read more…

3% Stamp Duty

According to new data released by HMRC, 86,400 properties (or 19.5% of all transactions) have been subject to the 3% levy for additional homes since its introduction on 1st April. This has netted the Treasury a cool £670 million in additional taxation. Dan HopkinsWorking with property professionals for over 20 Read more…