Monthly Archives: August 2011

How Savills Chiswick have the edge on the family market. By Hannah Richards

Summer in Chiswick brings another surge of potential tenants to the lettings market, with many people wanting to relocate to the area in line with school terms. As such the family house market is incredibly strong at this time of … Continue reading

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Hugh Grover on 25 years of estate agency in Islington

How long have you been based in Islington? 25 years. What do you like about working in Islington? I am Islington born and bred and enjoy meeting the many different and varied personalities we come across and the interesting properties … Continue reading

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South West housing market in crisis as owner occupation rates tumble while house prices and private rents soar, study warns

Home ownership in the South West will slump to just 65.9% over the next decade – the lowest level since the mid 1980s – as an entire generation are effectively locked out of the housing market, according to a new study. … Continue reading

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Landlords’ mistakes – and how to avoid them

Landlords often make the same mistakes when it comes to rental properties, finding tenants and renewing tenancies, says Nick Diggle, director of letting agents Martin & Co in Cambridge. Here are some of the most common mistakes – with guidance … Continue reading

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Developers must help build real communities

By James Hopkins, Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes   With the Bank Holiday weekend the local papers and magazines are full of events to entice us out and about. The Eye Show, Snape Proms, Walsham le Willows Open Gardens, Aylsham … Continue reading

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Purchasing Equestrian Property

By Katherine Watters, Garrington With the cost of livery yards permanently on the rise, more and more horse-owners are turning to the option of buying a property with enough land on which to keep their horses. Every horse-owner’s dream is … Continue reading

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London’s Growth Spurt

By Nick Dawson, Garrington A lot of agents were very conservative in their assessment of the 2011 market. Douglas & Gordon originally predicted a 5% growth rate in London for the year and Savills advised -1%, but last month, the … Continue reading

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