Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Happy New Year for Home Sale Network

A recent survey conducted by Home Sale Network indicated a promising start to the New Year. Over 91% of survey respondents saw an increase in the number of instructions in January 2011 compared to December 2010. Importantly 88% of respondents saw an increase in buyer enquires compared to the previous month with a quarter seeing more than a 50% increase.

When asked what was the most common buyer type, over half (54%) of Home Sale Network respondents saw more ‘trade up … Continue Reading…

Where’s the mortgage money?

This week saw “Project Merlin” put into force, an agreement for the largest UK banks to lend businesses £190bn this year.

There was no mention of more mortgage lending, why not?

Surely if the banks and lending institutions eased their criteria and lent more mortgage money to pent up homebuyers, this would act as a financial injection to many businesses instead of lending them money. Not only would estate agents and solicitors benefit from more proceedable buyers but so would many other … Continue Reading…

New Website Launch

Richard Fowler and Gavin Hills with web designer Hughie Wilmshurst

We re-launched our website on 1st February with many new features, including a blog, better quality photographs, more information for prospective buyers and a more contemporary overall look.

Northampton based web design company, redesigned the site, this being the fifth generation site for us since our first in 1998. They have also designed our previous sites and have continued to support us in developing our technologies and web … Continue Reading…

BBC Dragon’s Den star lowers his house asking price

I spotted quite an interesting article over at zoopla (one of 25+ property portals that Richard James market your home from) about BBC Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones and how he has had to reduce his 6 bed mansion by  a whopping £150,000. Here’s an exert from their article:

Recently X-Factor judge Danni Minogue dropped her asking price by £50,000 and now it looks like Peter Jones, entrepreneur and TV personality from BBC Two’s fantastic Dragons’ Den has followed … Continue Reading…