Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why Is Cambridge A Crowded Market?

By Jennifer Mullucks, Garrington What comes to mind when you think of Cambridge? Most likely a picturesque City steeped in history and known for its architecture, University and Colleges. It is one of the most important high-tech centres in the … Continue reading

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Strutt & Parker – Harrogate

Although the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors reported the UK housing market as remaining ‘subdued’ during August, citing economic uncertainty and lack of mortgage finance impacting on the level of property sales, we have found that in Yorkshire, there is … Continue reading

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Bungling Coalition is getting clogged in concrete

The Coalition Government doesn’t seem to be able to get too much right at the moment when it comes to policy on homes. Its so-called green credentials are in tatters over the latest planning initiatives. ‘Rhetoric’ and ‘weasel-worded policy statements’ … Continue reading

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Beechcroft receive cash injection from Alchemy

Retirement specialist, Beechcroft, receives cash injection from Alchemy Special Opportunities     Alchemy Special Opportunities has turned its attention to the growth of the retirement property market, committing to invest in excess of £30 million in Beechcroft Developments;  one of … Continue reading

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Major challenges for developers ahead

By Amanda Crichton of Savills, Ipswich The market for new homes has changed considerably in the last few years. Constraints on mortgage lending, a weak economy and lacklustre house price growth has restricted the market and left the sector smaller, … Continue reading

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What presentation advice would you give to someone thinking of coming to market in the autumn months?

I would advise any vendor considering coming to market in the autumn to be aware that the pace of the market can sometimes mean a move before Christmas, so it’s worth preparing for this. We have already seen two such … Continue reading

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Strutt and Parker report on stand-off between buyers and sellers

  Date 28 September 2011   Optimistic sellers and stubborn buyers Mark Wiggin of National Estate agents Strutt & Parker’s Shrewsbury office reports a stand-off between sellers and buyers, with the former reluctant to cut prices and the latter unwilling … Continue reading

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