First time buyers given boost by equity release

New research from Retirement Advantage has revealed that during the first half of 2017, 13 first-time buyers were helped onto the housing ladder every week thanks to relatives who released equity from their homes. Its data shows that in H1, 2% of cu...continue reading

First time buyers getting older but appetite to buy remains strong

The average first-time buyer is getting older and richer, but the appetite for home ownership remains undimmed, according to the UK Finance mortgage board. The trade body says that while the average age of an FTB has been largely unchanged since 199...continue reading

32% of second steppers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

The latest data from Lloyds has revealed that nearly a third (32%) of second steppers believe they will still rely on financial help from family and friends to move up the property ladder despite improved conditions for homeowners. According to the ...continue reading

Seven gardens you'll love on properties we're currently marketing

Garden enthusiasts are always busy this time of year, making the most of the light evenings and generally drier, albeit still unpredictable weather.  We've picked some of our favourite gardens from properties we are currently marketing. Take a ...continue reading

How much extra are Brits prepared to pay for their own garden?

A new survey, interviewing 2,000 gardening mad Brits, has revealed that we would be prepared to pay an average of £35,000 on top of a property value if it had a garden or outdoor space. According to the data, city dwelling Londoners hanker f...continue reading

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