Archives / 2016 / March
  • 57% of Greater London home sellers choose to stay within the capital, with Croydon, Kingston-on-Thames and Watford proving the most popular areas to buy in

    Home owners in Watford, Croydon and Twickenham are the most loyal to their location – choosing to buy a new home within their old postcode area

    Chelmsford has become the relocation destination of choice – proving the only way is Essex& … more

  • Doug Crawford, CEO of My Home Move, comments on The Budget

    “With the clock ticking down and just 16 days until the new stamp duty surcharge on second homes becomes law, we finally have certainty on the details.  The new changes are a step in the right direction but arrive too late in the day for many of our customers. 

    “Some of our clients have faced a huge conundrum on whether to proceed with a purchase because they could not be certain … more

  • “In the news we are constantly being reminded of today’s record low interest rates and the competitive mortgage deals on the market, however with ballooning house prices, there is little light at the end of the tunnel for those aspiring to be a homeowner.

    “First time buyers are especially missing out in today’s market due to a dwindling supply of housing for sale and shortage of … more

  • Buy-to-Let and second-home activity increased by 46% since the additional Stamp Duty Land Tax announcement was made in November 2015

    99% of conveyancers feel there has been an increase in clients wanting to complete their conveyancing before 1st April 2016

    55% of respondents have reported an increase in enquiries from people looking to buy additional properties as a registered company

    Activity … more