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Market Review

The Bank of England meet again on Thursday 2nd November with many mortgage borrowers keeping a closer eye than usual on the outcome. The hope is that interest rates will remain unchanged for the second time in succession which will restore some much-needed confidence to a fragile housing market.

The volume of available properties for sale is still increasing which dilutes every seller’s chance of finding a buyer. Prices over the past year have fallen but many sellers are still trying … Continue Reading…

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What will the property market look like in 2023?

So what will the property market be doing in 2023? Who can predict?

The last year has been an adventure with mortgage interest rates steadily and consistently rising throughout the year with rates now sitting at a 14 year high. Property prices are now lower than they were at this point last year but the demand for buying and moving home hasn’t wavered.

Despite the cost-of-living crisis, high inflation and turbulence in Government, it seems many of us still want to get … Continue Reading…


Christmas Toy Appeal 2022

Our Christmas toy appeal for 2022 has come to an end and we have been absolutely overwhelmed with the response! We’d like to send a big thank you to everyone who has contributed to our toy appeal and took the time to drop toys into our three branches in Rushden, Wellingborough and Irthlingborough.

The toys have now been passed on to the Evening Telegraph newspaper. They will be distributed to children who are less fortunate across East Northants. Jeanette Walsh, who … Continue Reading…

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Christmas Toy Appeal 2022

We’re pleased to be supporting the Northants Telegraph this year with their Christmas toy appeal. By supporting us,  you can make a difference to children and families across Northamptonshire.

You can drop any new toy into any of our three branches (Rushden, Wellingborough and Irthlingborough) up until 10th December. We’re sorry but second hand toys cannot be accepted.

Richard Taylor, Director, said “We managed to receive lots of donations last year and we’d really like to beat that total this Christmas. We’re … Continue Reading…


Write to Santa and get a personalised reply

This year we’re offering the chance for children to receive a letter from Santa. All you need to do is download the form below or you can collect one from us.

Then drop it into the Rushden office as we have a very special postbox which is just for Santa!

We ensure all letters from your children are replied to by Father Christmas and his team of helpers.

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Richard James proud to support Rushden & Diamonds U14’s

At Richard James we’re proud of the fact we like to give something back to the communities which we work and live in.  We are thrilled to be able to support Rushden & Diamonds U14’s squad with some smart new long sleeve training tops! Richard Taylor, Director at our Rushden office, popped along last Sunday to see them kick off their new season with a friendly. Good luck to the team for the season ahead!

Richard James proud to sponsor Rushden & Higham Rugby Under 15’s

We’re really proud to support Rushden and Higham RUFC in the form of supplying their under 15’s squad with some smart new training tops. Richard Taylor, Director at our Rushden branch popped along to see the team kick off their new season. We were also really humbled to have received a shirt of our own! Good luck for the season ahead, we’ll be along to cheer you on as much as we can.

Richard James Selfie Competition Winner!

After 4 weeks of various selfie’s being submitted via our facebook page….we are pleased to announce that Cheryl Henson, from Higham Ferrers, was our winner! She was randomly selected from the entries we received. Here she is collecting her £100 John Lewis gift card from Richard Taylor, our director at the Rushden office. We also wanted to thank everyone for entering!

The former garage site on High Street South, Rushden

For many years now the former BP garage site on High Street South in Rushden has been left derelict. It has now been cleared, but you may be left wondering what is going to be built there?

As your local property expert we always think it’s important to let you know what is going where! Planning permission has been granted to build 9 two bedroom apartments with associated parking. The planning reference number is 15/01801/FUL.

Richard James ‘Selfie’ Competition!

Throughout the month of March, we are offering you the chance to win £100 in John Lewis vouchers!
All you have to do is:

1) Take a selfie with any of our boards or offices (Our offices are located in Wellingborough, Rushden and Irthlingborough)

2) Like our page on Facebook

3) Send us your best Richard James selfie via Facebook

4) All qualifying entries will enter in to a random prize draw. One winner will be selected.
Only one entry is allowed per person. The winner … Continue Reading…