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The 2020 Review of the Portsmouth Property Market

Looking back at the Portsmouth property market for 2020, it can certainly be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time in the spring. Between the General Election in mid-December and Christmas, many Portsmouth agents saw an unusually higher uplift in activity in the property market just as […]

Are Portsmouth First-time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Portsmouth Property Market?

With the banks reducing the number of low deposit mortgages (i.e. deposit of 10% and below) since Covid-19 hit in the spring, this has meant that the number of Portsmouth first-time buyers has been decreasing quickly, meaning many of those would-be Portsmouth buyers wanting to make the first step on the Portsmouth property ladder are having to […]

Are Cardiff First-time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Cardiff Property Market?

With the banks reducing the number of low deposit mortgages (i.e. deposit of 10% and below) since Covid-19 hit in the spring, this has meant that the number of Cardiff first-time buyers has been decreasing quickly, meaning many of those would-be Cardiff buyers wanting to make the first step on the Cardiff property ladder are having to […]

How to escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Cardiff rental property.

With the second lockdown starting on the 5th November 2020, does this mean Cardiff landlords can wave goodbye to their Cardiff buy-to-let investment and see it go up in smoke on the bonfire of buy-to-let dreams, like a Guy Fawkes puppet? With many Cardiff tenants at risk of losing their jobs after the furlough scheme […]

What a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home in Bristol

What a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home in Bristol Oh the days when we could wander around a shop with carefree abandonment. Yet here we are in the Covid era, having to adapt and change from the norm.  The property market is very much open but, as you’ll know, things have changed. […]

How can Landlords escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Bristol rental property

With the second lockdown starting on the 5th November 2020, does this mean Bristol landlords can wave goodbye to their Bristol buy-to-let investment and see it go up in smoke on the bonfire of buy-to-let dreams, like a Guy Fawkes puppet? With many Bristol tenants at risk of losing their jobs after the furlough scheme […]

Why Are Some Banks Reining In Over-Enthusiastic Cardiff Homebuyers and Buy to Let Investors?

The Cardiff property market is an enigma and chock-full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Cardiff homeowners selling their homes and those Cardiff people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, the Cardiff property market […]

Portsmouth Homebuyers Have Saved £83,640 Thanks to the Stamp Duty Holiday – Yet Many Could Miss Out

Portsmouth homebuyers and Portsmouth landlords purchasing residential property have saved £83,640 since the Chancellor reduced Stamp Duty on 8th July 2020, yet many more Portsmouth homebuyers could miss out. My analysis of properties sold in Portsmouth from the Land Registry between the introduction of the Stamp Duty holiday on 8th July 2020 and 14th August […]

The PRICE is the key to selling your home fast in Bristol

When selling your home there are many things you can do to attract potential buyers and also add value, from decluttering, to mowing your lawn, freshening up paint work and adding a few plants here and there.  Home staging gives any property an edge, and can ensure buyers are eager to view based on what […]

Top tips for buying a period property in Bristol

This year has made many of us re-evaluate our situation and what we want in a home, and for some buyers in Bristol this means large oak beams, stone fireplaces, unexpected nooks and a fascinating history.  It’s easy to get swept away by the romance of owning a period property and it’s a dream of […]

The PRICE is the key to selling your home fast in Bristol

When selling your home there are many things you can do to attract potential buyers and also add value, from decluttering, to mowing your lawn, freshening up paint work and adding a few plants here and there.  Home staging gives any property an edge, and can ensure buyers are eager to view based on what […]

‘Generation Rent’ to Become ‘Generation Buy’?

Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean both nationally and […]

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