With a population of just under 1 million, Birmingham is fast becoming one of the Globe’s leading cities. Recent infrastructure development backed by millions of pounds of investments, Birmingham, located in the West Midlands, is the perfect location for investors looking to benefit from long-term returns and minimal tenant void periods. The investment boom could… Read more »

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There are rumours abound in the property industry at the moment. Along the lines that it’s time for ‘empty nesters’ to be knocked off their perches. Okay, I’ll stop talking in clichés; basically – and Gloucester really is no exception – there are a shortage of four bedroom homes coming to market because couples with… Read more »

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Choosing a Conveyancer I was talking to a friend the other day who had recently remortgaged. They were telling me about their experience and their feeling that the process had been drawn out and the conveyancer they’d used hadn’t been particularly knowledgeable about the Help to Buy element of their homeownership. It got me thinking… Read more »

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This week The Guardian reported that house prices in parts of London have suffered falls of up to 15%* in the past 15 months. Figures from Your Move suggest prices have fallen for the last 3 months in a row, the steepest rate of decline since 2009. In contrast, the north-west of England has now… Read more »

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You’ve spoken with your mortgage broker, you know how much you can afford to borrow and you’ve identified what you could afford in your preferred area. You’ve gone as far as phoning the estate agent and requested a viewing. You’re really excited. Looking at the pictures on the web, you just know this is going… Read more »

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This week Reuters reported that residential development in inner cities stands out in 2018. You can read the full report here: goo.gl/BNKhbc. The article discusses some of the power houses of the Industrial Revolution including Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester but other old industrial cities such as Sheffield and Bristol are following suit and here at… Read more »

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It’s January, a month of new beginnings; a New Year, a fresh start, plenty of ambitions and, for some, the goal of getting on the property ladder this year. We’ve started to see an increase in buyers looking for their first home and with that comes many questions about what the process of buying a… Read more »

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Hello, and firstly, a very Happy New Year to you. I almost entitled this blog, ‘don’t accept the first offer on the table’, but we are very early into the New Year; we can be a little bit more positive than that, can’t we? So far, since we’ve been blogging about Sales, we’ve talked about… Read more »

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We are at the time of the year when, for many of us, life comes to a grinding halt. We’re all more interested in wrapping presents, planning what food to feast on and generally having a good time. The new year often seems like a way away when in reality it’s less than two weeks!… Read more »

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I do think, for most of us, winter is like Marmite; we are either in love with bright frosty mornings, cosy evenings in front of the fire and the twinkling lights of Christmas, or we absolutely hate defrosting the car every morning and long to escape to warmer climes. If you are latterly minded, selling… Read more »

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