28.4% of Stamford Property Sellers Reduce Their Asking Prices as the Property Market Equilibrium Starts to Return

56 of the 197 properties on the market in the Stamford area have had a price reduction in the last 3 months. The average reduction has been 5.5% of the original asking price. This is great news for Stamford home buyers and Stamford buy-to-let landlords, strangely Stamford house sellers as well. Read the article to find out why. […] Read more >

The Shifting Rutland Property Market

The Rutland property market is on the verge of a ‘tipping point’. The rate of house price growth has started to ease with a reduction in the number of properties that will sell in Rutland in the coming 12 to 18 months. Yet, rising interest rates and the cost-of-living issues won't knock everybody out of the property market and there shouldn't be a housing bubble for two vital reasons. […] Read more >

The 6 Reasons Rutland Rental Properties Could Inflation-Proof Your Savings

Inflation (and recessions) can be nerve racking for people and their hard-earned savings and wealth. Yet there are six reasons which make investing in private rental properties a potentially wise investment in these changeable times. This article looks at how investing in Rutland property could help you 'hedge' against inflation and protect your savings and wealth against the possible recession. […] Read more >

How to use creative photography to market your high-value home

Looking to market your high-value home? Then going that extra mile with photography is key. We explain how to highlight your house’s best features in creative, high-quality imagery. […] Read more >

What Was the Average Stamford House Price in 1952?

Well, what a Jubilee weekend that was! Celebrating the 70 glorious years of our Queen. Looking back at the housing market during this time, what has changed since 1952, especially regarding Stamford property? What did a mortgage cost a typical Stamford homeowner then and, was it cheaper to buy a house then than today? Can you guess what an average Stamford home cost in 1952? Find out here... […] Read more >

Has the Stamford Property Market Peaked?

Many commentators believe we have seen the peak of the Stamford property market. So, should savvy bargain hunters wait for Stamford house prices to fall? Or could postponing your house buying for any anticipated Stamford house price drop be a costly mistake? […] Read more >

Rutland Property Market to Crash in 2022?

Rutland Property Marketto Crash in 2022? According to some newspapers and pundits, the property market boom could soon be over with the increasing interest rates and inflation. In this article, I share the 3 fundamental economic reasons why things are different to the last property market crash. The insiders way to find out if there will be a property crash and 4 reasons why buy-to-let landlords are coming back into the Rutland rental market to protect their wealth and hedge against inflation. […] Read more >

Stamford Rental Homes Nightmare

Stamford needs 82 additional private rented properties per year to keep up with current and future demand from Stamford tenants. Yet over the last 5 years, Stamford has lost 102 private rented homes. What are the 5 reasons the supply of private rental properties in Stamford are falling? What does this mean for tenants and landlords in Stamford? […] Read more >

Style Your Garden to Sell in 6 Easy Steps

Your home may be looking beautiful, but dont forget your garden A wonderful garden can add up to 20% to the value of your home, so its worth spending some time and effort in there to make sure it complements your home and wows your buyersCheck out our easy steps to style your garden to sell. […] Read more >

Rutland Homeownership Rockets by 684 Homes in the Last 5 Years

The Rutland housing market over the last five years has behaved oddly. Rutland house prices are 32.4% higher than in 2017, even though during those five years, the British economy had the uncertainty of Brexit and the massive fall in GDP during the pandemic. Yet, a less observed trend is that the net number of homeowners in Rutland has risen by 684 households, a jump of 3.7%. Why has growth in homeownership happened, and what does it mean for Rutland's existing homeowners and landlords? […] Read more >

2,665 Stamford Terraced Houses. Why are they so popular?

Did you know there are 2,665 Terraced Houses in Stamford? What is the history behind the humble terraced and why are they so popular with Stamford homeowners and buy-to-let investors? Read this article to find out more […] Read more >

88%Drop in Rutland Council Houses in the Last 40 years

In 1981, 21.1 of properties in Rutland and the Rutland County as a whole were council houses. Today, that figure stands at 2.5, a proportional drop of 88. Why has the number of council houses dropped so much in those 40 years? How has that changed the dynamics of the Rutland property market in those 40 years? […] Read more >

Sell your home at Easter for a Summer Move

Do you want to move home this summer? The Easter holidays are a great time to sell your home ready to make that summer move. It’s spring; gardens are flourishing, the sun is out and buyers have started to search in earnest for their new home. If you’ve been on the market for a while, or you’ve got the children at home for the holidays, you might be wondering how you can turn viewings into a successful sale. When you do get that offer, how do you make sure you’ll be moving in the summer? Find the answers to your questions about selling at Easter ready for that summer move here. […] Read more >

Why Does it Take 111 Days to Get the Keys When You Buy a Stamford House?

It only takes 48 days to sell a Stamford home, so why does it take 111 days from the sold board going up to the buyer getting the keys? With a shortage of solicitors and a sub-standard conveyancing system, this article discusses what Stamford house sellers (and buyers) can do to speed up the house buying process. […] Read more >

1 in 3 Rutland Homeowners Unable to Sell

The average time to find a buyer for a Rutland property reduced from 70 days in 2020 to 47 days in 2021. Yet still, 1 in 3 Rutland homeowners are on the market after 12 weeks. Why are so many Rutland homes still on the market after all that time, and what does it mean for the Rutland property market? […] Read more >

How Will Rising Inflation Affect the Stamford Property Market in 2022?

The UK is currently experiencing its highest inflation rate since the early 1990s. What will this mean to the Stamford property market, people wanting to move home and Stamford house prices? All discussed in this article. […] Read more >

1 in 63 Homes are Sitting Empty in the Rutland Area

278 homes in the Rutland area are empty, which represents 1 in 63 homes. 248 of those have been empty for more than six months and are worth £87million. Why are those properties standing empty and deteriorating and why could that become an issue for the whole of Rutland? […] Read more >

Stamford Household Heating Bills Set to Rise to £14,198,691 in 2022

The Energy Bills of every Stamford resident will rise by around a half in April as the price cap increases to account for the global increase in the cost of gas. Those not on the gas mains will still be hit as the UK uses gas to make 45% of its electricity. So, what can Stamford residents do to reduce their energy consumption and ultimately save money? Read this article to find out 68% of you already have a bespoke report on your Stamford home which tells you how to quickly and easily save money.. and if you have not any got one of these reports, how to get one. […] Read more >

Wow your buyers! 12 styling tips they’ll love

When potential buyers come to view your home, you want them to fall in love with it and then make an offer you simply can’t refuse! But what can you do to make sure that happens? What are the styling secrets that will maximise the light and space in your home, while making it warm and welcoming and giving it a high-end, aspirational feel? Find out in our latest blog. […] Read more >

Why Are There So Few Rutland Homes For Sale?

26% drop in the number of properties for sale in Rutland in the last 12 months. 177 Rutland homes have sold (stc) in the last three months alone, taking the time from the ‘for sale board’ going up to sale agreed to a median of 29 days. The £400k to £500k price range in Rutland is the most active, where it only takes 22 days to sale agreed, but the £1m and over are taking 136 days. Yet what issues cause the people of Rutland to want to move home and what can Rutlanders, who want to move in 2022, do to ensure they sell and find the home of their dreams? […] Read more >

349 Stamford Landlords Could Be Hit With £14k Bills and Red Tape in Tory 'Levelling Up' Plans

Some Stamford landlords face bills of between £11,000 to £14,000 as Michael Gove, the Housing Minister, declared an attack on poor quality private rental homes. 349 Stamford rental properties will require upgrading. The Government announced in their ‘Levelling Up’ White Paper last week they plan to introduce a new minimum standard for private rental properties. Also, the White Paper wants every landlord in Stamford (1,497 of you) to go on a Landlord Register and proposes the removal of Section 21 no-fault evictions. This could make it more difficult for you to get possession of your Stamford rental property. Are these proposed changes another nail in the buy-to-let coffin for Stamford landlords? […] Read more >

Should I sell my home now? How the current shortage affects your home’s price 

Thanks to a shortage of homes for sale and buyer demand outstripping supply, average property prices increased by around 10% in the UK last year. So, if you’re a homeowner, you might be wondering how much the value of your own home could have gone up – and whether now is a good time to sell? […] Read more >

2,917 Stamford OAP Homeowners Could be Forced to Sell Their Homes as Their Energy Bills Rise

Will Stamford OAP homeowners be forced to sell their home as their gas & electric bills are set to double in 2022? What can the 2,917 Stamford OAP homeowners do to mitigate this? What are their options if they do need to sell? And what will that mean for the Stamford property market as a whole? […] Read more >

Rutland Homeowners Pocketed £253k Each in the Last 20 Years

The average house price in Rutland has increased by 201.5% to £379,000 in the last 20 years, a profit of £253,300. That means, when adjusted for inflation in those two decades, Rutland house prices have risen in real terms by 129.4%. What does this mean for existing Rutland homeowners and first-time buyers trying to get on the Rutland property ladder? […] Read more >

The Future of the Rutland Buy-To-Let Market in 2022

Rutland Landlord? What is the future of the Rutland Buy-To-Let Market in 2022? What will happen to rents in Rutland? And Rutland house prices? What about the new landlord and tenant law changes? All discussed in this article. […] Read more >

My 11 Rules to Buying a Rutland Home

Live in Rutland and thinking of buying a property in 2022? Buying your next home is all about finding a Rutland property with the features that match your requirements. However, what might be important to you as a homebuyer, might not be as important to other Rutland homebuyers. These are my 11 rules that could help you make the right decision. […] Read more >

The 7 Things Stamford Home Sellers Should (and Shouldn’t) Do in 2022

If you are a Stamford homeowner and thinking of moving home in 2022, these 7 'shoulds' (and 'should nots') will help you make the move smoother, quicker and more likely to happen. […] Read more >

New Year, New Move

If your home’s currently for sale and you’re determined to get moving this new year, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to kick-start your marketing. Well, great news – there is, and we’re here to help! We’ve put together five actions you can take right now to make sure this is the year you sell and move on to a fresh start in a new home. […] Read more >

Stamford House Prices - The Effect of Rising Inflation

How worried should Stamford homeowners and landlords be about the rise in UK inflation on their finances and the value of their Stamford property? All discussed in this article. […] Read more >

How saleable is your home? Try our saleability scorecard and see

Is your home currently on the market but not attracting as many buyers as you’d hoped? If things are quiet on the viewing front, has your agent suggested how you might be able to generate more interest? Perhaps they’ve been putting pressure on you to lower the price but you’re not keen to do that because you believe your home is worth what you’re asking. Or has there been feedback from viewings that your home didn’t quite live up to expectations based on the photographs in your brochure? Well, in that case, it’s time to try our Saleability Scorecard – a checklist that will help you identify what might be stopping your home from selling and where your marketing can be improved. […] Read more >

With Rutland Tenants’ Deposits Totalling £2,078,925, How Will ‘Lifetime Deposits’ Change the Rutland Rental Market?

Rutland Landlord? The new Renter’s Reform Bill that will be published in the Spring could be the biggest change to the Rutland Buy-To-Let property market in 30 years with the introduction of transferable ‘Lifetime Deposits’. How will the Government ensure you, as the landlord, aren’t out of pocket when a new tenant moves into your Rutland buy-to-let property and the deposit is claimed by their previous landlord? There are many questions that need answering. This is all discussed in this article. […] Read more >

Is the Stamford Property Market Running Out of Steam?

With the number of Stamford properties selling this Autumn dropping due to several factors, is the Stamford Property Market running out of steam? What does 2022 have in store for Stamford homeowners and Stamford landlords? Read this article to find out. […] Read more >

Would You Re-Mortgage Your Rutland Home to Help Your Child onto the Property Ladder?

How far would you go to help your child get on in the world? Many Rutland parents move area to ensure their child gets into the best primary school or fund their university costs. Would you re-mortgage your Rutland home to help your child onto the Rutland property ladder? This article will be of interest to all Rutland property owners. […] Read more >

Stamford Homeowners to Face Post-Lockdown Mortgage Rate Rise of £905 a Year

Stamford homeowner? Interest rates will rise three times by the late Summer of 2022 according to the everyone in the City. That means the 1 in 5 Stamford homeowners on a variable rate mortgage will be hit in the pocket with higher mortgage payments. Even if you are one of the 4 in 5 homeowners on a fixed rate mortgage, this will change the dynamics of the Stamford property market and even the value of your Stamford home. If you are a Stamford buy-to-let landlord, homeowner or considering becoming either, then this article will be of interest to you […] Read more >

7 Tips to Sell your Home in Winter

Although spring and summer might traditionally be the busiest seasons for buying and selling, there are some real benefits to marketing in the winter. The buyers that are battling through the wind, rain and snow to view houses are usually more serious about finding a new home. And as those who aren’t in a particular hurry to move wait for spring, fewer homes on the market mean there’s less competition out there. If you’re keen to sell this winter, we’ve got 7 great tips to help you maximise your home’s appeal and secure a great buyer. […] Read more >

Are Stamford House Prices Set to Fall This Autumn?

Will Stamford house prices fall in the Autumn? With furlough ending, inflation and unemployment on the rise; some property commentators are suggesting that things aren’t looking good for the UK property market. Yet in this article, I look at what’s really happening in the Stamford property market and the strong underlying pillars that it is built on. If you are a Stamford homeowner or buy-to-let landlord, you need to read this article to find out what will happen to the value of your Stamford property. […] Read more >

Rutland Homeowners to be Made Homeless?

With the number of properties for sale in Rutland at its lowest rate for over 14 years, many Rutland homeowners are concerned about putting their property onto the market, selling it and becoming homeless because there is nothing to buy. In this article I go through some solutions that many savvy Rutland home movers are using to ensure that this isn’t the case and you get your forever home. If you are a Rutland homeowner or buy-to-let landlord with purchasing in mind, you need to read this article. […] Read more >

Downsizing, upsizing and right-sizing – Make The Right Move For You

Are you ready to downsize and swap your current home for something a bit smaller? Or perhaps it’s the opposite and you’re running out of space in your current home. If so, you might be thinking about whether you could extend or convert to get the extra rooms you need, or wondering if it’s time to up sticks and simply move to somewhere bigger. Whatever size of home you’re looking for, our latest blog is packed with great advice on how to make the right move for you. […] Read more >

Wages Rising by 8.3% pa - How Will This Affect the Stamford Property Market?

With wages rising by 8.3% pa and inflation on the rise, how will this affect the Stamford property market and the value of your Stamford home? How will these effects change the Stamford rental market, and the rents tenants have to pay? If you are a Stamford homeowner or buy-to-let landlord, or thinking of becoming either, this article is for you. […] Read more >

Thinking of Changing Estate Agents? Our Smooth Move Guide

If your home’s been on the market for a while and things aren’t going as you’d hoped with your current agent, you might be thinking of switching to another one. Our step-by-step guide takes you through how to make the transition as smooth as possible. […] Read more >

Rutland Homes Asking Prices Up 2%

With Rightmove announcing a national drop in average asking prices in August, some are asking if the steam has been let out of the Rutland property market? Yet with the gains we have seen in the last 12 months, is this just a minor bump in the road for Rutland homeowners and property investors? If you own property in Rutland, you need to read this article to found out what is happening to your biggest tax-free asset. […] Read more >

Stamford Homeowners Have Turned to the Rental Market to Cash in by £9,700 Each

With UK house prices rising by 13.2% in the last 12 months, many Stamford homebuyers have chosen to move into rented accommodation. In this article, I talk about what this means for Stamford homeowners and landlords and how it will affect the Stamford property market as a whole. […] Read more >

How Many Days Does It Take to Sell a Stamford Home?

With Stamford homes only taking 32 days to sell, there are many stories of people missing out on properties before they even come onto the market. Yet, many Stamford home buyers are missing out because they fail to do this one simple thing. If you know of anyone looking to move home in Stamford in the coming 6 to 12 months, then tag them in on this post, as you might just be helping them get their forever Stamford home. […] Read more >

Rutland’s Love (and Hate) Affair with the Semi-Detached House

The British Love (and Hate) Affair with the Semi-Detached House has been an up and down matter for a couple of centuries. In this article, I look at how the semi-detached house has shaped the local Rutland and British housing markets and why we, as a nation, both love (and hate) the humble semi-detached house. If you are a Rutland homeowner or landlord, whether you live in a semi-detached house or not, you may find this article of interest to you. […] Read more >

Stamford Home Moves Hit Record High in June

Stamford saw it is highest number of monthly home moves since In June for over 30 years as 167.4% more people moved home compared to the Stamford area 10-year average. What will this mean for the Stamford property market in regard to Stamford house prices and the medium-term outlook? If you are a Stamford homeowner or landlord looking to buy or sell, then read the article to find out. […] Read more >

Summer Selling For An Autumn Move

Summer is a great time to sell. So how can you make sure your home is looking its very best this season? Our new blog is full of advice on how to give your home a summer facelift that will entice buyers to make a great offer, so you can start preparing for an autumn move. […] Read more >

Property Market Update - Harringworth - August 2021

Harringworth Property Market Update, August 2021 […] Read more >

Why Savvy Rutland Buy-to-Let Landlords Don’t Use 10-Year Mortgages. And the reason you shouldn’t either.

Many Rutland buy-to-let landlords fell into property investing by accident. Many didn’t want to sell their family home when the Rutland housing market crashed in the Credit Crunch of 2009/10, but still needed to move. Now they have become serious buy-to-let investors, however they are still financing their Rutland rental portfolio with the mindset of a Rutland homeowner, not investor. […] Read more >

Stamford Homeowners Profit by £62,200 in Last 5 Years

Buying your own Stamford home has always been seen as a good investment, yet with the rise of crypto currency such as bitcoin making eye watering returns, is this the end of Stamford property as investment? If you are a Stamford homeowner (or planning to be one) or landlord, then you might find this article of interest to you. […] Read more >

£493,333 – ‘Wood’ You Pay That for a Rutland Terraced House?

The cost of building materials for new homes has grown between 60% and 120% in the last 12 months. This could have serious implications for Rutland homeowners and landlords for the cost of their mortgages and ultimately Rutland house prices. Read the article to find out more. […] Read more >

Is Stamford Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

The Stamford property market has been booming since late Spring 2020. Yet if history has taught us anything, a house price crash is likely to follow, or is it? 2021 is different to the previous two property crashes of 1990 and 2008. Read the article to find out why it’s different and the easy indicator you, as a Stamford homeowner or Stamford landlord can easily use to judge the Stamford property market, so you don’t lose out. […] Read more >

How to add thousands to your home with our pro styling tips

While you can certainly add value to your home by extending, renovating or converting part of it, that kind of work can be expensive and will take time. So, if you’re wondering whether there’s anything you can do to add value that’s quicker and easier, we’ve got great news – there is! The right styling can add thousands to your sale price, and we know exactly what it takes to create a winning impression on buyers. In our latest blog, we reveal the styling tips that will get great offers rolling in. […] Read more >

Rutland Buy-to-Let Landlords Owed £416,099 in Unpaid Rent. Rogues or Saviours?

Rutland buy-to-let landlords are owed £416,099 in unpaid rent by their tenants. Who is to blame? Could Rutland landlords have done more? Why are certain types of Rutland landlords harder hit with arrears than others? Read the article to find out what this means for Rutland landlords and Rutland tenants. […] Read more >

How Eco-Friendly are Stamford Homes? And How New Government Rules Will Mean Draughty Low-Eco Stamford Homes Will Drop in Value

How eco-friendly are Stamford homes? New gov’t rules will mean draughty low eco-friendly Stamford homes will drop in value because of some potential new legislation and will punish building societies & banks on the average eco-friendliness of the properties they lend money on. Read the article to find out what this means for Stamford homeowners and Stamford landlords. […] Read more >

6 Simple steps to prepare your home for viewings

Buyers can take just minutes to decide whether to buy. Here are 6 simple steps that will help you prepare for viewings so your home makes a fabulous first impression. […] Read more >

Your Great-Great Rutland Grandfather Would Only Have Paid £398 13s 9d for his Rutland Home in 1871

Your Great-Great Grandfather would have only paid £398 13s 9d for his Rutland home in 1871. Yet property is still relatively cheaper today when compared to 150 years ago. In this article, I talk about the history of the Rutland property market over the last 150 years. I chart how much a Rutland property has cost at various times throughout those years, and why property was so much more expensive in Victorian times. Finally, what the future holds for the Rutland property market with the one thing that will decide which direction the Rutland property market will take in coming years. […] Read more >

37.2% of Stamford Landlords Could be Fined £5,000 each with New Energy Regs

37.2% of Stamford Landlords Could be Fined £5,000 each with new Energy Regs, whilst possible new mortgage rules for Stamford homeowners would make it harder to sell their draughty old properties. Read this article if you are a Stamford homeowner or a Stamford buy-to-let landlord so you can prepare and not lose money […] Read more >

Will the Rutland Property Market Continue to Boom?

Will the Rutland Property Market continue to boom? All the signs are that the Rutland housing market is sat on good foundations, yet one key hazard could still scupper the market. Read this article if you are a Rutland homeowner so you can prepare and not lose out. […] Read more >

Stamford Buy-to-Let Property Market Going into Crisis?

Is the Stamford buy-to-let property market going into crisis? With Stamford first-time buyers now only needing a 5% deposit for a mortgage, will there be a large exodus of tenants from the Stamford rental market? What will this mean for the Stamford property market as a whole? Read this article if you are a Stamford buy-to-let landlord, a potential Stamford first-time buyer or a Stamford homeowner. […] Read more >

Turning browsers into buyers – make sure your online advert stands out

When you’re selling your home, how do you make sure your online advert stands out from the rest? How do you entice buyers to click on your headline info to find out more? Is the rest of your listing engaging enough to pique their interest and make them want to book a viewing? You’ve got to sing about the best bits of your home, then leave people wanting more! […] Read more >

Will Rutland House Prices Fall in 2022? As 1 in 5 Rutland homes are selling within a fortnight of coming to market.

Will Rutland house prices fall next year? In this article, I discuss the three reasons why house prices in Rutland may fall in 2022 and the three reasons why they may not. If you are a Rutland homeowner, Rutland first-time buyer or Rutland landlord and thinking of buying or selling a property in the next few years, then this article will be of interest. […] Read more >

Panic Buying in the Stamford Property Market?

With 58.5% of properties on the market in Stamford sold (stc), the Stamford property market is on fire. Yet for some Stamford property sellers, the buyers seem to be missing them out, meaning they can’t move to their dream home. […] Read more >

1 in 5 Rutland Properties Being Sold With No Chain. So, Is It A Good Idea To Rent In Between Moving Homes, To Be Chain Free?

1 in 5 Rutland properties are currently being sold with no chain. Why are so many Rutland homeowners selling without a chain? Is it a good idea to rent in between moving home and what will this mean for the Rutland property market? Read the article to find out. […] Read more >

Stamford Property Market: 2011-2021. A Look Back at the Stamford Housing Market over the Last Decade

A look back at the Stamford housing market over the last decade ... 2011 to 2021 and where its future lies. If you are a future Stamford home buyer, Stamford homeowner or Stamford buy to let landlord, this is an article you should not ignore. […] Read more >

What to do When Your Home isn’t Selling – 8 Steps to Boost your Marketing

When your home isn’t selling, you need to find out why – is it the price, the presentation or the agent? We reveal 8 top tips to boost your marketing. […] Read more >

Rutland Property Market Improved by 72% Over Pre-Pandemic Levels. Has there ever been a better time for Rutland home sellers?

The Rutland property market has improved by 72% over pre-pandemic levels, so we have to ask if there has there ever been a better time for Rutland property owners? If you are a Rutland homeowner or landlord, this is an article you should read to find out what will happen to the Rutland property market in the coming months - please tag in someone you know that may also be interested in this. […] Read more >

Stamford First-time Buyers Can Now Buy Using the Government's 5% Deposit Mortgages

Stamford first-time buyers can now buy their first home using 5% deposit mortgages. Yet higher mortgage rates could see Stamford buyers paying a lot more each month for the privilege? If you are a Stamford first time buyer or Stamford property owner with low equity, this is an article you should not ignore. Read the article to find out how these changes could affect your back pocket. […] Read more >

Rutland Home Buyers £2,992,615 Windfall as Stamp Duty Holiday Stretched to September...

Rutland homebuyers were celebrating last week’s extension of the Stamp Duty holiday by the Chancellor until the end of September together with the introduction of 5% deposit mortgages from April. What effect will this have on Rutland house prices? If you are a Rutland homeowner or buyer, this is an article you should not ignore .. Read the article to find out how these changes will affect you. […] Read more >

Half of Oakham Homeowners Move Again Within 4 Years and 37 Weeks – Why?

The average British homeowner moves every 16 years 5 months according to official statistics. These appear to refute a common hypothesis that British neighbourhoods are becoming more transitory and show that, once you have succeeded in buying a property you can call home, there isn’t much motivation to move again… or is there another story behind the stats? I took a look at the actual home moving numbers for Oakham and found a fascinating insight that nobody has noticed .. until now. If you are an Oakham homeowner landlord, then you need to read this article. […] Read more >

Stamford Pensioner Homeowners are Now Worth £1,037,232,500

With UK property prices rising by 49% in the last 8 years, but wages by just under 12%, many have put some of the blame for the housing crisis on the Baby Boomer generation. Have Stamford baby boomers wrecked the Stamford property market for millennials, holding younger families back from buying their own Stamford home? This is all discussed in this article, with some interesting Stamford stats that will be surprise you […] Read more >

Unique homes – how we value them accurately

Is your unique home attracting the right interest from buyers? Find out how we accurately value homes that are one of a kind and can help you sell at a premium in this month's blog post. […] Read more >

The Busiest December for the Stamford Housing Market since 2006

Over the last six months, the Stamford Property Market has been flourishing. As soon as an Estate Agent's 'For Sale' board went up, neighbours would be checking out Rightmove to see the internal pictures and compare the asking price to their own home. So with Stamford House prices rising on the back of this demand, everything appears to looking up for Stamford homeowners. However, with the spectre of the Stamp Duty holiday ending on the 31st March 2021, could this kill the Stamford property marketing in the Summer? Read the article to find out what this means to you and your Stamford property. […] Read more >

31% Drop in Rutland Homes ‘For Sale’ in Last 5 Months. What does this mean for Rutland property owners?

“With most Rutland families home schooling their children in lockdown and the forthcoming stamp duty holiday deadline on the 31st March 2021, less Rutland properties have been coming onto the Rutland property market in the since the New Year. This has prompted a 31% drop in the supply of Rutland homes for sale compared to October 2020 when it should be a lot more. What does this mean for Rutland homeowners and Rutland landlords? […] Read more >

How to choose the best estate agent – 11 questions to help you decide

When you’re selling your home, having the right estate agent on board can make a huge difference to your success. This is one of the biggest deals you’ll ever do in your life, so we’ve put together 11 key questions that will help you choose the best agent for your sale. […] Read more >

Is it time to stamp out stamp duty?

Stamp Duty is a tax most property buyers pay when buying their home or buy-to-let investment, but in July 2020, buyers were given a Stamp Duty tax break until April 2021. Yet, now around a third of a million UK property buyers are delayed in property sales and they could miss out on considerable savings if the tax break is cancelled. Read what this will mean for the Stamford property market in this article. […] Read more >

Attention Rutland Landlords...Leasehold Agreements due Property Law reform

Attention 503 Rutland Leaseholder Property Owners: The Government recently announced the biggest reform to Property Law for decades as they announced proposed new legislation on the way all 4.3 million UK leaseholders will deal with their ground rents and the ability to buy their own freehold. Read the article to find out more... […] Read more >

Our seven top tips to help you style your home to sell in 2021

If you’re selling your home, or planning to, our top home styling accessories for 2021 may help you make the right decisions to give your home a mini-makeover without breaking the bank. […] Read more >

Leaving a Legacy: Maximising Your Equity for the Next Generation

Thinking of downsizing? Keen to find out how to avoid hefty inheritance tax charges? We're delighted to be collaborating with local, Chartered Financial Planners 'Efficient Portfolio' to bring you a FREE webinar called "Leaving a Legacy: Maximising Your Equity for the Next Generation". […] Read more >

How Will the Brexit Deal Affect Stamford House Prices & Your Mortgage Payments?

How will the Brexit deal affect Stamford house prices and your mortgage payments on your Stamford home? With Boris Johnson conclusively agreeing a Brexit deal for the UK with the European Union just before Christmas, this gave optimism that the economic turmoil of leaving the EU would be radically reduced, yet what will this ‘trade deal’ do to the value of your Stamford home and the mortgage payments you will have to make? […] Read more >

Update on the current situation for house buyers in sellers in third lockdown

An update on the property market as we enter the third national lockdown... […] Read more >

As Unemployment Hits 3.3% in Rutland, What Effect Will This Have On The Rutland Property Market in 2021?

As Unemployment hits 3.3% in Rutland, what effect will this have on the Rutland Property Market in 2021? 12 months ago, the unemployment rate in Rutland stood at only 1.2% of the working population, yet with Coronavirus hitting the UK, what impact will this do to the value of your Rutland home or the rents you pay as a tenant? Read the article to find out […] Read more >

No Deal Brexit - The Prediction for Stamford House Prices

What happened to the predicted Stamford house price crash of 15% that didn’t happen in the Summer of 2020? Or the predicted fall of 18% Stamford house prices by the Treasury if we voted to leave the EU at the 2016 Referendum? How will a No Deal Brexit affect the value of your Stamford property? It really comes down to two things, if you are a Stamford Homeowner or Stamford Buy-To-Let Landlord, read this article to find out what they are. […] Read more >

Will the Rutland Property Market Crash in 2021?

The Rutland property market has resisted every Economist’s prediction. With the economy a shadow of its former self, unemployment set to hit 11.9%, the Government on track to borrow nearly half a trillion pounds to pay for Coronavirus support packages etc, all of this has had no effect on Rutland homeowner’s enthusiasm or capability to want to move home over the last few months, yet will this all end in 2021 and the Rutland Property market crash? […] Read more >

Planning to downsize? Start your new chapter in your next home

Are you starting to feel like you’re rattling around in a house that’s too big for you? Downsizing is a real step forward; a positive move, full of options and opportunity. A new start. So how do we make the most of this experience? Read our latest blog to see how we can help. […] Read more >

Rutland Landlords and Second Homeowners Will Probably Save Money from the Proposed New Capital Gains Tax Changes

The government has borrowed £394bn this financial year (April ‘20 to April ’21). This figure does not include the cost of the November lockdown and support measures, which means the final bill will probably be over half a trillion pounds. Ultimately, these billions will need to be paid back to cover the cost of Coronavirus. […] Read more >

The 2020 Review of the Stamford Property Market

Looking back at the Stamford property market for 2020, it certainly can be seen as a frenetic game of two halves, albeit with a very long half time in the Spring. Many Stamford agents saw an unusually higher uplift in activity in the property market just as we were getting ready for Christmas 2019. Yet once the New Year festivities were out of the way, that pre-Christmas uplift in the local property market was nothing when compared to the bang on Monday 6th January 2020 with the fabled ‘Boris Bounce’ of the Stamford property market. January, February and most of March were amazing months, with pent up demand from people wanting to move following the Brexit uncertainty of 2018/9 being released in the first few months of 2020. […] Read more >

As Rutland First-Time Buyers are Being Locked Out of the Rutland Property Market – Rents Have Risen by 5.2%

With the banks reducing the number of low deposit mortgages since Covid-19 hit in the spring, this has meant that the number of Rutland first-time buyers has been decreasing quickly, meaning many of those would-be buyers wanting to make the first step on the Rutland property ladder will stay in the rental sector […] Read more >


Each Stamford landlord could be hit by a £31,364 bill...and the 5 ways all Stamford landlords can escape the worst of the coronavirus downturn on their Stamford rental property. […] Read more >

What will happen to the value of your Rutland home next year?

What will a no deal Brexit on the horizon, the end of the stamp duty holiday in March, mortgage payment holidays coming to an end, unemployment set to rise after furlough and ongoing on/off coronavirus restrictions do to the Rutland property market and the value of your Rutland home? […] Read more >

Selling your home in winter - tips for how to make winter viewings a success

Trying to sell your home over winter? Our tips for winter viewings will show you how to make yours a success, and help to put you in the best position to sell your home this winter. […] Read more >

Property Market Update

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that house buying and selling in England can continue […] Read more >

Moving home in lockdown

Moving home or planning to? Following the new Lockdown update, here’s what you need to know right now... […] Read more >

Stamford homebuyers have saved over £50k so far due to the stamp duty holiday

Stamford homebuyers and Stamford landlords purchasing residential property have saved £50,790 since the Chancellor reduced stamp duty on 8th July 2020, yet many more Stamford homebuyers could miss out. In this week's property article, I explore further and ask whether there is still time for owners and buyers. […] Read more >

Secrets of fabulous property photography

Our brand-new article, "Secrets Of Fabulous Photography - Learn From The Pro's" is packed with top tips that will ensure your home is the star of the show. Read it here! […] Read more >

Stamford OAP Homeowners to Face £21,465 Coronavirus Tax Bill?

With the government on track to borrow £400bn because of Coronavirus, that will need to be paid back by British people over the next 10 to 20 years, one ‘think tank’ has suggested OAP homeowners be charged a capital gains tax on the £1.5tn locked up in equity in their homes. Is this fair and what would it cost the average OAP Stamford homeowner if it were implemented? In this article, I look at what the implications for both young and older Stamford homeowners alike. A fascinating read! […] Read more >

Seven Reasons To Sell In September

Seven reasons to sell your home this September. Why buyers love home searching in autumn and how you can take steps now to be in your new home by Christmas. […] Read more >

The 1,194 Trapped Landlords of Rutland

What does the tenant eviction ban mean to Rutland landlords and the Rutland private rental market […] Read more >

182 Stamford Properties Sold in Stamp Duty Holiday Bonanza

What the Stamp Duty Holiday means to Stamford homeowners, landlords, house sellers and house buyers […] Read more >

What’s Next For The Stamford & Rutland Property Market?

Since lockdown has been lifted, the Stamford and Rutland property market is open once again for business with some impressive activity both in the sales and rental market, but what's next for Stamford and Rutland homeowners, landlords and buyers? […] Read more >

How the recent planning permission changes may affect the Rutland property market

How the recent planning permission changes may affect the Rutland property market […] Read more >

6.5 Home Styling Tips To Help A Buyer Fall In Love With Your Home

You know your home looks good. You’ve chosen your estate agent and now you’re ready and raring to get your home sold. Before you launch, let us help you transform your home from ‘market ready’ to ‘market ravishing’ with our simple styling secrets. Everything you need to know about home styling is here in our brand-new article. […] Read more >

The Green Homes Grant in Stamford & Rutland

In this week’s article on the Stamford and Rutland property market, we look at the recently announced £3bn government giveaway to local homeowners and landlords in in the form of £5,000 grants to make our homes greener with upgrades to double glazing, insulation and other green measures. It makes for some interesting reading. […] Read more >

Rutland Stamp Duty Holiday Savings

In this week’s article on the Stamford and Rutland property market, I consider the recent change in Stamp Duty rules that the Chancellor recently announced and how this could affect the local property market in the coming 9 months Stamp Duty 'holiday' and afterwards. I consider the pro's and con's of the stamp duty change and how it will affect landlords, homeowners and first time buyers. […] Read more >

The Stamford & Rutland Post-Lockdown Property Market

In this week's article on the Stamford and Rutland property market, I look at what has happened in the first four weeks post-lockdown, looking specifically at the number of enquiries that are coming from home sellers and home buyers. […] Read more >

Switching Estate Agents

If you are considering switching estate agents, take a look at our latest guide – Switching estate agents: all you need to know to get it right. […] Read more >

Is now a good time to buy your first home?

Should you buy now or wait to buy your first home in Stamford? What sort of mortgages are available? What sort of deposit is required? These are questions all buyers are asking at the moment, yet this week I would like to focus on Stamford first-time buyers and what it means directly and indirectly to Stamford homeowners looking to move up the Stamford property ladder and Stamford buy-to-let landlords. […] Read more >

Should I reduce my house price to sell?

Is dropping your asking price really the answer to selling your home more effectively? We’ve just published a brand-new, detailed article on this very important topic for Stamford, Rutland and Oundle homeowners– you can read it here... […] Read more >

Latest Update For Home Buyers and Sellers

Following yesterday's announcement that the housing market can re-open, here's the latest update for home buyers and sellers. […] Read more >

An update on the current situation for house buyers and sellers

We're waiting for further news from Robert Jenrick, Minister of State for Housing later today but in the meantime, here's an update on the current situation for house buyers and sellers... […] Read more >

Preparing to sell your home

Getting your home, your family and yourself prepared and ready to sell will give you the best possible chance to move on as soon as you can.  We’d love to help you make your home moving dreams a reality, so we're sharing our tips and advice here. […] Read more >

Working from home in Stamford

I explore what percentage of Stamford's workforce were home-workers before restrictions were put in place and wonder how many more do now or will want to remain as home-workers once restrictions are lifted? […] Read more >

The effect of the Coronavirus on the Stamford and Rutland Property Market

What will the effect of the coronavirus be on the Stamford and Rutland property market? In this article, I share my opinion on the impact of covid-19 to the local housing market in the short, medium and long term. […] Read more >

Thinking about selling your home in an uncertain time...

Help for Stamford and Rutland homeowners looking to move in an uncertain time […] Read more >

Selling your home in an uncertain time

In this article, I’ll explore what this uncertainty means for you and your family, and explain exactly what you can do to best position yourselves when the Stamford and Rutland housing market returns to normal.  Whether you’re selling, buying, or just want some guidance on what the next few months might mean for the property market in our area, this article will help. […] Read more >

The Rights, Obligations & Responsibilities of Stamford / Rutland Landlords & Tenants During COVID-19 Pandemic

The issue of social distancing has certainly raised many questions around the landlord/tenant/agent relationship, so in this article I wanted to share with all the Stamford and Rutland landlords their rights, obligations and responsibilities to their tenants.  I also wanted to highlight the rights, obligations and responsibilities of the local Stamford and Rutland tenants in return. […] Read more >

Oakham Property Market - Is it Time to ‘Plan’ to Get the Builders In?

Even though the new legislation was placed on hold because of the recent General Election, it is expected the Government will start fining around half of all UK local authorities for failing to build enough new homes as Westminster starts to force local authorities to build more homes with the new laws. […] Read more >

Floorplans – How they can help sell your home

You wouldn’t set off on a road trip without a map.  So why start the next stage of your life’s journey without the homebuyer’s equivalent? […] Read more >

Stamford Property Market What is going to happen to Stamp Duty on 11th March?

If you are buying a home in England costing more than £125k, you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the purchase of your new home.  In the provinces, it’s called something slightly different, so if you are buying a property in Scotland over £145k you will pay Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and for any property over £180k in Wales you will pay Land Transaction Tax (LTT).  Whatever the tax is called, it is an important factor when moving,to consider. […] Read more >

Stamford Homeowners £907,192,600 Windfall Since 2014

In the latest, and most recently published, set of UK mortgage data (for the month of November 2019) 18,470 pound-for-pound re-mortgages were made (i.e. the borrower went from one rate to another with no additional borrowing). However, since the 1970’s, the British have seen their homes as cash cows and cash machines, with many homeowners re-mortgaging at the end of their mortgage’s introductory term (usually after the initial two, three or five years) to avoid being passed on to their mortgage lender’s more expensive standard variable rate. […] Read more >

Springtime Selling

After a winter of short, dark days sitting on the sofa working their way through the bottomless tub of Christmas ‘Celebrations’, home-hunters are hungry for a change. Spring is on the horizon, the most salient time of year for house sales. With this in mind, our %company_name% team has put together a selection of nine tips to get you moving this springtime. […] Read more >

Oakham Landlord’s £965k Tax Bill

I am asking Alicia Kearns the Conservative MP for Rutland and Melton to remind the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Prime Minster Boris Johnson to use their persuasive skills to highlight and take a more holistic approach and attitude to the private rented sector and tackle issues which affect a Oakham landlords’ capability and capacity to strategically run an effective buy-to-let business. […] Read more >

Stamford Property Market … the Rollercoaster of the last Decade

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Will There Be a ‘Boris Bounce' For the Rutland Property Market?

The Halifax announced in early January that there was a Boris Bounce in the national property market as they stated national property values soared 1.7% in December 2019 - the biggest rise since the 1.9% month on month rise in February 2007 (a few months before the Global Financial Crisis aka the Credit Crunch). Get the flags out - all hail Boris as the Conservatives gain their landslide general election triumph - the Boris Bounce is here … or is it? […] Read more >

Seven Seconds to Stand Out

Seven seconds... That’s all the time you have in which to make a good first impression.  During that brief timeframe, we create an indelible impression of ourselves. Alright, so that research is person-centred.  But fortunately for people, we can rectify a bad first impression with meaningful conversation, gratitude and compliments on the second meeting.  Trouble is, your home doesn’t have the luxury of anthropomorphism.  So, how do you ensure your home creates a lasting, and glowing, first impression? Seven seconds? How about seven ‘firsts’? Start as soon as you make a decision to move with purpose as we reveal our seven sure-fire ways to create a resounding first impression. […] Read more >

OK ‘Stamford’ Boomer Stamford House Prices Have Risen by 206% as a Proportion of Household Income Since 1980

Have the Baby Boomers (people between the ages of 55yo to 75yo) messed things up for the Millennials in terms of getting on the Stamford property ladder? They bought their own council houses in the 80’s and 90’s, meaning there are no affordable homes for today’s youngsters, thus driving up the demand for rental homes and the price of homes (making them unaffordable). So, I decided to look at the figures, which do not make for good reading. […] Read more >

171 Stamford Landlords each risk a  £5,000 fine in Spring 2020

Washing Machine Energy Ratings for Houses was the phrase one Stamford landlord told me a few years ago when we were talking about the colour bar chart graphs that every property has had for over 10 years now. Now these weren’t brought in to use the whole palate of ink in people’s printers, but to increase the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock.  The vast majority of Stamford landlords are, by now, acquainted with the legislation that came into force on the 1st of April 2018, that means all new and renewed private tenancy agreements must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E or above, otherwise it would be illegal to rent the property out (EPC ratings go A to G – A being the best and G the worst). […] Read more >

The £489 million mortgage debt of Oakham homeowners

Irrespective of the shenanigans and political goings on in Westminster recently, the housing market (for the time being anyway) shows a striking resilience, fostered by the on-going wide-ranging monetary policy by the Bank of England.  With interest rates and unemployment low, UKplc is heading into 2020 in reasonable condition.   Additionally, despite the UK’s new homes industry improving its year on year new build figures (building 173,660 new homes this year to date - notably 8% more new homes than at the same time last year), there has been an unequal increase in demand for housing, especially in the most thriving areas of the country. […] Read more >

6,072 People Live in Rented Accommodation in Stamford

That number surprised you didn’t it?  With the General Election done, I thought it time to reflect on renting in the manifestos and party-political broadcasts and ask why? As the best way to tell the future is to look at to the past, I decided to look at the number of people who rented a century ago (1920’s) and surprisingly 76% of people rented their home in the UK (as renting then was considered the norm).  Yet in the latter part of the 1920’s, builders of the suburban housing estates with their bay fronted semis started to sell the dream of home ownership to smart renters. […] Read more >

How is the “Exodus” of Eastern Europeans Affecting the Oakham Property Market?

I was having a thought-provoking conversation with an Oakham buy-to-let landlord a few weeks ago about everything to do with property, Brexit and how the reported voluntary repatriation of Eastern Europeans had affected the property market in Oakham.  It transpired some of his Oakham tenants, who had been in his property for over 10 years were returning to Poland.  He was particularly disappointed as he told me they were some of the best, if not the best, tenants he had ever had. […] Read more >

Stamford Buy to Let – Past, Present and Future

The buy to let market in Stamford has been going through a transition over the last five years with Stamford landlords starting to feel the pinch in terms of new legislation and regulation. In the article we look at the historic nature of the Stamford property market and what lies ahead for its future in terms of its opportunity for Stamford buy to let landlords. […] Read more >

5 Top tips for winter selling

While the whimsy of festive folk songs may conjure images of capering ruddy-cheeked children, of twinkling tree lights framed behind snow-frosted latticework and of plump, steaming turkey breasts, dripping in trimmings and set on grand dining tables just ready to be carved; the reality is a little more Dickensian fact than fiction. The kids have churned the grass into a mud bath, the house looks tired and worn once the glamour of the Christmas decorations has gone and the house still smells vaguely like turkey curry a week on from Boxing Day. But sometimes, needs must. Panic not. If you are selling your home this festive season, take a look over our top tips to help you market your home more successfully over the wintertime. […] Read more >

Labour party’s u-turn on the £45,842,020 grab on Oakham landlord’s wallets

Well, with the general election just over the horizon and having been asked by a number of Oakham homeowners and Oakham buy to let landlords what the different main parties would do to the local property market, in this week’s article we focus on Labour’s contentious Right to Buy proposal for private tenants.  Launched in September, the plan was designed to force landlords to sell their buy to let investments to their tenants who wished to buy them…. at a substantial discount. […] Read more >

Are the Tory’s selling off the final part of the family silver?

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was voted in on a Tory landslide with the ‘right to buy your own council house’ being a mainstay of Conservative policy. She encouraged people to buy their own their own council flats and houses, although it might interest you to know, that the council tenant right to buy idea was first proposed in the late 1950s and formed part of the manifesto of the Labour party. […] Read more >

Oakham Property Values 7.8% Higher Year-on-Year

In this week’s article on the Oakham property market I look and consider the effects of the Brexit uncertainty over the last few years and how certain elements of the local property market seem to have ignored those issues and appear to be bagging some bargains along the way. […] Read more >

Mending the Broken Stamford and South Kesteven Property Market

In this week’s article, we talk about the number of property transactions in the Stamford and South Kesteven area since 1995 and how the long-term decline in the number of people are buying and selling locally affects the local economy. […] Read more >

How long is an average Oakham property on the market for?

In this week’s article on the Oakham property market, we look at the number of properties on sale today compared to 12 months ago and also how long Oakham properties are remaining on the market over the same timeframe. This makes interesting reading for both Oakham house sellers and Oakham buyers. […] Read more >

How to make sure your photos look fabulous

In a world where you can pick your spouse-to-be from a directory of online photos at the swipe of a finger, it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. If seconds count when dressing to impress on dating apps; microseconds count when it comes to wooing a potential buyer on Rightmove. So, with the clock ticking, how do you ensure your home is the pick of the pics? Discover our secret formula to fabulous photos below… […] Read more >

72.7% of Stamford Senior Citizens own their own home … and they are worth £627.4m

In this week’s article on the Stamford property market, I consider what effect the lack of bungalows and affordable sheltered accommodation is having on the older homeowners in Stamford, how it’s affecting everyone in the housing ladder and where opportunities might lay for savvy Stamford property investors to make some money due to the imbalance of supply and demand. […] Read more >

The leasehold and ground rent scandal of Rutland

In this week’s article on the Oakham property market we look at the leasehold and ground rent scandal that has fallen over the whole of the country leaving many first-time buyers unable to sell their home. In the article itself we look at the possible implications for local people having potentially unsellable homes. […] Read more >

When should I sell? Is it the right time for you to move?

It comes to us all. That defining moment. It can be brought along on winds of opportunity, on the back of financial necessity, or because we have simply outgrown our comfy shell; but it comes to us all. All men must move house.  But sometimes, what do we say to the god of moving? Not today… Moving house is often cited as one of the most stressful stages of life, aside from getting married, that we as humans can experience. Maybe that’s because when it comes to selling your home, you need the same levels of commitment as you do in marriage. To succeed, you need to be 100% motivated ahead of this next big step. After all, for better or worse, there are many hurdles to overcome along the way; it is not a process for the fainthearted. From the minefield of surveyors’ reports, negative feedback, Rightmove statistics and low offers, to the constant cleaning ahead of each new viewing, you’ll need to be in the right frame of mind to face the challenges ahead. […] Read more >

Are Stamford Builders Constructing the Wrong Types of Homes?

In this week’s article on the Stamford property market, we consider if the large number of new homes being built locally have enough bedrooms to meet the demand and how that will affect the overall Stamford property market both now and in the future. […] Read more >

What to do before a viewing

We all have that friend.  You know the one.  The rarely-seen frenemy who, when they text to say they’re in the area and ‘might drop by’, you drop everything to ensure your home is military-precision perfect. If you are selling your house, this high state of alert can become trying.  You need your home ready to bring its A-game every day of the week.  Because this visit isn’t simply a matter of pride; it’s about clinching that all important sale. We take a look at the top six tips to preparing your home for visitors ... […] Read more >

Oakham Property Market Update Summer 2019

In this week’s Stamford and Rutland Property Market Blog we revisit the last 12 months to see how many properties have sold compared to the long-term average, what’s happened to local property prices by property type and then we look forward to the short, medium and long term and finally what effects the new PM and his policies will have on the property market, both locally in Stamford and Rutland and nationally. […] Read more >

How Many Stamford Homeowners Have Paid Their Mortgage Off?

In this week’s article on the Stamford property market, I look at the number of people locally who own their home with and without a mortgage, breaking those stats down by age range. From that information, the issue of retired people having a mortgage is highlighted and also how homeownership is changing slowly to a more European model. […] Read more >

Is Stamford Too Densely Populated?

In this week’s article on the Stamford property market, we discuss Stamford’s population density comparing it with our neighbouring towns and other hotspots around the country to decide if we are getting too overcrowded! […] Read more >

Why buyers love Barrowden in Rutland

As one of Rutland's finest and most picturesque villages, we're often asked by relocating families searching for their dream forever home for our recommendation of where's hot and where's not to buy in the county...and Barrowden always appears high on our list of must sees! […] Read more >

Rutland homeowners can now build larger extensions without planning permission.

In this week’s article, I talk about the government’s recent permanent decision to relax planning permission regulations with regard to extensions and discuss how it could affect the Stamford and Rutland property market.  […] Read more >

Which Street in Stamford PE9 has seen the highest number of property sales over the past 3 years?

In this week’s article on the Stamford and Rutland property market I share our top tips for homeowners and buyers to help minimise stress when selling and buying your home.  I then look at Stamford property market sales over the last 36 months and report on which streets in Stamford have sold the most homes over the same period. […] Read more >

Home Styling For A Summer Sale

Summer can be an exciting time of year to sell your home; the garden has never looked better and the rooms are bathed in light. To help make your home look its best this season, we bring you five easy ways to style your home for summer.  […] Read more >

The Affordability of Buying Property in Oakham

In this week’s article on the Stamford and Rutland property market we talk about the affordability of buying a home in Oakham and how the changes in the local housing market since 1997 have meant the demand for private rental properties in the area will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. […] Read more >

Successful Downsizing - Our Complete Guide

Are you or your parents thinking of downsizing? Our step-by-step guide is here to help you! […] Read more >

45 percent more homes for sale in Oakham than a year ago

In this week’s article, I talk about the NUMBER of properties on the Rutland housing market today compared to a year ago and also take a look at how LONG property is on the market compared to a year ago. I then analyse the numbers and talk about what they mean for Oakham property sellers, landlords and homeowners alike. […] Read more >

Unemployment…The Secret Driver of the Stamford & Rutland Property Market?

In this week’s article on the Stamford and Rutland Property Market, I talk about how unemployment is an important factor to judge the health of the PE9 and LE15 Property Market. I also touch on the obsession of house prices, when in fact ‘housing transactions’ could be a better judge of the condition, vigour and direction on whether to buy and sell your next home in Stamford, Oakham and Rutland. […] Read more >

Are you struggling to sell your home in Stamford or Rutland?

If you're struggling to sell your Stamford or Rutland home, here's our helpful guide on how to help you to move on successfully […] Read more >

Stamford House Prices UP 2.7% in a Year

This week, we analyse how the rents and values of Stamford properties have changed recently and its affect on the Stamford property market... […] Read more >

New Home Building in Rutland 2018 RISES to 35% above the post-millennium average

With all the new-homes building sites in Oakham and around, you'd be forgiven asking whether we are building to many homes - or are we? This week, we look into the local housing figures and discuss what it means for local homeowners and landlords... […] Read more >

Preparing to sell your home in Stamford and Rutland - Our Step by Step Guide

Planning to move house? How exciting! Don’t do anything until you’ve read our expert guide – Preparing to Sell Your Home in Stamford and Rutland. Enjoy! […] Read more >

Stamford Buy-To-Let Annual Returns Hit 12.45% in Last 10 Years

How the Stamford Property Market compares with other investment platforms - what all Stamford homeowners and landlords need to know. […] Read more >

Less Rutland youngsters have invested in property over the last 20 years...

The proportion of 25 to 34-year olds who own their home in Oakham has nearly halved in the last 20 years, so what does this mean for all the existing Oakham landlords and homeowners together with all those youngsters considering buying their first home? […] Read more >

The Stamford Property Market versus London

In this week’s article on the Stamford property market, I discuss how the Stamford property market has performed against both the national housing market and, in particular, the London property market. My research shows both Stamford and London were neck and neck for house price growth for the majority of the years between 1979 and 2007, yet London took a different direction after the credit crunch. I also write about whether the recent drops in London will affect the Stamford market and my concerns going forward… […] Read more >

As 32.9% of Oakham property on the market is 'Sold'... are there any local 'Brexit bargains?'

In Oakham, 16.8% of properties for sale have reduced their asking price in the last 3 months by an average of 5.0%, so are there any 'Brexit Bargains' to be had in LE15? […] Read more >

How to choose the right estate agent to sell your home in Stamford and Rutland

So you’ve boxed up a whole load of clutter, you’ve fixed that annoying dripping tap and buffed and polished your home. Well done! Now comes what for some sellers feels like a really challenging task: choosing your estate agent. […] Read more >

Selling homes in Stamford and Rutland differently, and better

Our bespoke 'For Sale' boards are a brilliantly effective way of catching house buyers' attention, and they are really loving them. And, so are our homeowners! […] Read more >

Oakham House Prices up 25.8% in the last 5 years

With Rutland house buying patterns changing recently, we look at how the different property types have performed. […] Read more >

Rutland Property Market - Outlook for 2019

With the average value of an Oakham property currently £352,600, what's ahead for the Stamford and Rutland property market in 2019... […] Read more >

Should local landlords purchase larger Stamford homes?

Stamford homeowners are 82% more likely to live in a home with 3 or more bedrooms than those that privately rent. In this week's article, David analyses Stamford's housing stock into bedrooms and tenure. […] Read more >

Last year, 50% of Oakham homes were bought with cash.

Should you buy a property outright or take on a mortgage? […] Read more >

The Rise in Stamford Property Values

Stamford homeowners have made an annual profit of £14,109 since the Millennium. How much has your home increased in value? […] Read more >

Thinking about retiring and privately renting in Rutland?

The cost of retiring and privately renting in Rutland could make you £2,700 a year worse off... […] Read more >

All Love And No Take? If everyone loves your home, why hasn't it sold?

We know the first 4-6 weeks are key for successful house selling, so, why hasn’t your house sold? […] Read more >

5 Tips for Cleaning Out Your Garage

Struggling to sell your Stamford or Rutland home? Maybe your garage is giving buyers the wrong signals. Here are our 5 top tips for cleaning out and moving on UPP! […] Read more >

5 Reasons why an independent estate agent is more effective at selling your Stamford or Rutland home

A local, independent estate agent will have your best interests at heart and here are 5 reasons why they put you first... […] Read more >

Taking a break from the market over winter - then here's what you need to know...

Taking a break from the Stamford and Rutland property market over winter can have massive strategic advantages as you prepare to sell […] Read more >

3 or 4 bed homes...which sell the best in Rutland?

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Selling your home? Then don't leave your buyers in the dark!

Are you selling your home? Have you thought about how your home looks in the dark? […] Read more >

How To Make Space In Your Home

How To Make Space In Your Home; Top tips to help you create space in your home, no matter what the size! […] Read more >

How To Style Your Bedroom For Successful Sales Viewings

The Stamford and Rutland property market is strong, but the skill is attracting that one buyer and making them love what they see when they step into your home... […] Read more >

Blog Introduction

David and I regularly contribute within our local press on issues surrounding the Stamford and Rutland property market... […] Read more >

How the Rutland property market compares with the rest of the UK

This week, I look at what factors affect the national housing market and how the Rutland property market compares... […] Read more >

The effect of interest rises on the Rutland Property Market

To understand Rutland property values, you need to look at the whole picture going back 40 years. In this article, David looks into the effect of interest rises on the Rutland housing market. […] Read more >

Will the Stamford Property Market Crash?

This week, we discuss the impact on Stamford house values if there's another global financial crisis...and I mention the Brexit word! […] Read more >