Average wait to buy in UK is 3.6 years

News Shopper: Average wait to buy in UK is 3.6 years

11:34am Monday 12th May 2014

According to a new survey 52 per cent of UK adults are considering a house move or getting on the property ladder, but most think that they will be unlikely to fulfil their home dreams in the next 12 months.

New showhome launches this weekend

News Shopper: Russett House is on the market for £1,950,000.

4:57pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Families looking for a spacious home in the Chislehurst area should make tracks to see the last remaining home at Roxburgh Place where a new showhome opens on Saturday, April 5.

Top 20 turn-offs for buyers

News Shopper: Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

3:54pm Friday 28th March 2014

1) Damp patches, stained areas 70 per cent

Inheritance woes

News Shopper: Looking ahead in 2014

3:46pm Friday 28th March 2014

Affluent residents in the south east could face unexpected tax bills on their estate because they have no awareness of the inheritance tax threshold.

Rise in sales at asking price

News Shopper: Looking for best return for savers

3:42pm Friday 28th March 2014

The number of properties that sold for above or at the original asking price so far in 2014 has increased markedly since 2013, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Report highlights savings concerns

News Shopper: Report highlights savings concerns

3:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

Around half of south east residents don’t have ‘emergency fund’ of at least three month’s salary.

New waterside homes launched

News Shopper: The Boardwalk at Victory Pier, Gillingham

10:45am Monday 3rd March 2014

The latest phase of Berkeley’s waterside development at Victory Pier in Gillingham has just been launched.

Credit rating holds the key

News Shopper: Credit rating holds the key

3:31pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Check your credit rating if you want to take advantage of the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.

House sales reach six year high

News Shopper: House sales reach six year high

10:54am Thursday 30th January 2014

House sales are at their highest level in almost six years according to the latest market report.

Why nasty smells can be a real deal breaker

News Shopper: Why nasty smells can be a real deal breaker

10:50am Thursday 30th January 2014

Clean windows, garden lights and having a warm home can all help you sell your property.

Breaking up is less hard to do

News Shopper: Breaking up is less hard to do

10:43am Thursday 30th January 2014

January is apparently the month when many couples resolve to start a new life – apart.

Looking for best return for savers

News Shopper: Looking for best return for savers

10:38am Thursday 30th January 2014

Fifty per cent of over 50s consider either buy-to-let or buy-to-sell property as the most attractive investment option when planning their family’s financial security – ahead of shares, equities, antiques or any other type of investment.

House prices could rise by 11 per cent

News Shopper: House prices could rise by 11 per cent

10:33am Thursday 30th January 2014

London house prices could rise by 11 per cent in 2014. That’s according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which says that increasing demand from would-be buyers coupled with a sluggish supply of homes coming onto the market is pushing up prices.

Looking ahead in 2014

News Shopper: Looking ahead in 2014

10:32am Thursday 2nd January 2014

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has given its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months.

Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

News Shopper: Sealed bids used to find serious buyers

10:15am Thursday 2nd January 2014

Some sellers are now asking for sealed bids in order to get the best price for their property from serious buyers with the necessary paperwork in place.

Help to Buy available on new apartments

News Shopper: Help to Buy available on new apartments

12:08pm Monday 9th December 2013

The first apartments which form part of a 392-home development in Slade Green have now gone on sale – and already 42 of them have been reserved.

Where modern living meets living history

News Shopper: Montague Mews

11:39am Tuesday 26th November 2013

The latest phase of new homes at The Royal Military Academy in Woolwich has just been announced.

Couples lead sales march

News Shopper: Couples lead sales march

12:52pm Friday 22nd November 2013

October saw a big rise in the number of people looking to buy a home. That’s according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) which has just issued its report for the month showing that there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of househunters looking to buy.

The heroine of Dunkirk returns to Gillingham

News Shopper: Day trippers enjoying a day out on The Medway Queen in the ship's heyday.

10:29am Friday 22nd November 2013

The Medway Queen, dubbed the Heroine of Dunkirk during the Second World War, received a hero’s welcome when she returned to Gillingham Pier last week.

London living in Gillingham

News Shopper: Marina Heights where 60 per cent of the apartments have been reserved.

3:21pm Thursday 14th November 2013

A former chemical works is being transformed into a vibrant waterside community bringing London living without the hefty price tag to the Medway waterfront in Gillingham.

Historic moment as time capsule buried

News Shopper: Pupils from Clifton Hill School and Hillcroft School at the time capsule event

9:43am Friday 8th November 2013

Over 90 people attended a moment in history on Wednesday, November 6, at Oakgrove, Berkeley’s development in Caterham, where a time capsule was buried.

Finding the upside to downsizing your home

10:35am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of home buyers are choosing to downsize by purchasing a smaller property than the one they already live in, according to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Transform your kitchen into a hot hub of the home

News Shopper: It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune to give your kitchen a makeover. Simply by replacing door fronts, worktops and floor can breathe new life into a tired-looking kitchen

10:33am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Replacing your home’s kitchen can seem a costly, lengthy and disruptive process.

Demand goes up for larger family homes

10:38am Monday 9th September 2013

Twenty years ago, many of us would have mocked the idea of different generations living under one roof like the Ewings in the TV series Dallas.

More homes needed for first time buyers

10:35am Monday 9th September 2013

As the local property market shows clear signs of recovery estate agents say the only problem may be a lack of sufficient homes coming up for sale to meet demand.

Talk to the experts before you buy to let

10:28am Monday 9th September 2013

With buy-to-let mortgage lending hitting the highest level in five years, landlords entering the industry for the first time are being advised to do their homework.

New kitchens still top our wish list of improvements

News Shopper: New kitchens still top our wish list of improvements

10:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Upgrading kitchens still dominates the list of the most popular improvement you can make to a home.

Housing market boost continues

8:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Britain’s resurgent property sector is enjoying its best market conditions for six years as the housing revival gathers pace, according to a report.

Pundits revise property prices upwards

2:48pm Thursday 25th July 2013

At the start of the year, housing market experts generally agreed that any increase in prices across the country would reach two per cent at most.

Why spare rooms can be a waste of space

News Shopper: You should get 100 per cent use out of your home says TV property expert Kirsty Allsopp

11:43am Thursday 11th July 2013

More than half of us has at least one unloved room in our home. And, according to a new study by home improvement store B&Q, the spare bedroom is the most neglected space, with more than a third (37 per cent) admitting it is in need of attention.

Surge in sales

News Shopper: Surge in sales

10:57am Thursday 11th July 2013

The number of homes sold in the UK during the past three months reached its highest level since January 2010 as buyers across the country began to return to the market, says a new survey.

Free advice for landlords

News Shopper: Free advice for landlords

3:37pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has made its best practice tenancy agreements and other essential forms freely available online to every landlord in the UK.

Your Move does its bit to raise school funds

3:33pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Your Move in Dartford will be helping to raise funds at the annual summer fete for Fleetdown Primary School Home School Association (HSA) on Saturday, June 15, from 11am until 3pm.

Brockley proves a big attraction

News Shopper: Brockley proves a big attraction

3:30pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Brockley is on the up – and that’s official according to Samantha Cook of JRProperty estate agents.

Free de-cluttering service

News Shopper: Free de-cluttering service

12:12pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

Ask most property experts on the best way of selling your home quickly and they are likely to say make sure it looks clean and tidy inside and out.

T G Baynes opens new branch

News Shopper: The new Mottingham office.

12:09pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

T G Baynes is very upbeat about the state of the local property market.

Adding value to their property

News Shopper: Adding value to their property

11:29am Tuesday 4th June 2013

A new survey shows the amount borrowed for home improvements has increased year-on-year by 26 per cent (up from £4.49 billion).

What the well-dressed kitchen is wearing now

News Shopper: What the well-dressed kitchen is wearing now

11:20am Tuesday 4th June 2013

The kitchen is the room that is most likely to be changed by new home owners. And that puts vendors in a difficult position. Do they update the kitchen before selling? If they do, they are unlikely to increase the value of the property by the amount that they have spent. But if they don’t, does it detract from the merits of the rest of the house? Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Search says: “When it comes to kitchens, I would advise vendors to concentrate on layout rather than content.

Put yourself in buyers’ shoes to make a sale

News Shopper: Put yourself in buyers’ shoes to make a sale

12:54pm Thursday 9th May 2013

House sales are at a three month high according to the latest market report from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Tenants stay in property for longer

12:28pm Thursday 9th May 2013

Tenants are now staying in one property for a record duration of 20 months, according to the latest research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

Safe neighbourhood is key for homebuyers

News Shopper: Safe neighbourhood is key for homebuyers

12:16pm Thursday 9th May 2013

A safe neighbourhood is the number one thing we look for when buying a home. That’s according to new research carried out by AA’s Home Emergency Response Service, as part of its State of the Nation’s Homes series of reports.

Have you got cash in the attic?

News Shopper: Gary Ashburn

12:10pm Thursday 9th May 2013

Collectables guru Gary Ashburn is joining the Cash in the Attic website valuers who are set to have us all looking through our lofts this summer.

Opening the doors on homes for sale

2:07pm Monday 29th April 2013

haart estate agents will be opening the doors to dozens of homes in Biggin Hill and Orpington as part of its May Day weekend open house event.

Your Move team tells it like it is

News Shopper: Ready to meet and greet: Tracey Lowe and her team.

3:28pm Friday 26th April 2013

The Your Move team from Dartford were recently in action at the Orchards Shopping Centre, Dartford, offering advice on the local property market.

New branch opening marks 20th anniversary for Robinson Jackson

News Shopper: New branch opening marks 20th anniversary for Robinson Jackson

3:24pm Friday 26th April 2013

The Robinson Jackson Group is celebrating 20 years of successful trading across south east London and Kent. The company has amassed 20 offices along the way – one for every year it has been in business - so it’s only fitting that a brand new branch in Barnehurst kicks off the 21st year in business. Co-founders of the agency, Peter Jackson and Alan Robinson, agreed they wanted to mark the milestone in style.

Acorn branches out with new acquisition

News Shopper: Rob Sargent.

3:15pm Tuesday 26th March 2013

The Acorn Group - one of the largest independent estate agencies in south London has just acquired John Payne Residential. The latest acquisition will result in 20 new jobs being created at Acorn's new head office in Bromley North.

Waiting years to buy a home

11:28am Friday 22nd March 2013

Around 4.5 million – equivalent to 61 per cent – of all private and social renters in England never expect to buy a home, according to new analysis.

Cautious welcome for Budget's homes plans

11:24am Friday 22nd March 2013

Estate agents have given a cautious welcome to the plans announced in last week’s Budget to help people buy a home of their own.

Property market ‘may be improving’ finds new study

9:39am Friday 22nd March 2013

Britons believe that mortgages are at their easiest to come by for at least five years, research by building societies has found.

Make your money go further

News Shopper: Improve your living space to suit your lifestyle or boost resale value

9:38am Friday 22nd March 2013

You do home improvements to make your home more suited to your lifestyle and taste, but unless it's your forever home, you may also be interested in what would make it more sellable and valuable when you come to sell.






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