An eye for house viewers’ habits!

What do you think home buyers actually look at when viewing a property? A new study carried out by property improvement experts Anglian Home Improvements has revealed some interesting results. By using eye tracking technology, they were able to analyse viewers’ eye movements, taking note of what they looked at, what disrupted their natural eye…
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Connection not just location

A recent study by Go Compare Home Insurance has found that buyers are increasingly looking for ‘connection, connection, connection’ when it comes to choosing a new home. The survey found that the most desirable properties are located in good neighbourhoods, with low crime rates, near local shops and GP or dentist surgeries.  But, the survey…
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How does a general election affect the housing market?

House transactions tend to ease off in the build up to a general election, as buyers and sellers wait to see the outcome before making a decision. Spring also tends to be a busy period for the UK housing market, with sales climbing from February through to June. The table below shows the number of…
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Buying new-build properties Leasehold – what to look out for!

When buying a home most people expect to know how much they will need to pay to own it outright (Freehold). However, thousands of families across England and Wales are discovering the new-build houses are not all they seem. New-build property trap New-build properties are being sold leasehold with options to purchase the freehold after…
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House buyer activity at highest levels since 2007

The latest report from Rightmove revealed that the number of property sales agreed this spring has risen to its highest level since before the financial crisis. The average purchase price has also risen by 1.1% nationally and by 2.2% in the East Midlands.     East Midlands house price changes   Avg price Apr 17…
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