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9 Tips for Creating a Hint of Living Room Luxury

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home.  It is where guests gather and where you spend lazy evenings by the fire.  In most properties, it is one of the first spaces you see upon entering the home. You do not have to spend loads of cash to make it look like you have spent a lot of money....

Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Read More


What to Consider When Downsizing

Have you noticed that possessions expand to fill the space allowed?  You make that jump to a larger property, gain an extra bedroom or two, an extra reception room and even a double garage and yet soon manage to fill this extra space! So what is it like when having been in the family home for 30 or 40 years, your family have flown the...

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Read More


March 2017 & Q1 2017 Property Update

We have just got the price paid data in from Land Registry for March 2017 so we will be able to do our usual analysis of the month on month changes from 2010, alongside a summary to the first three months of 2017. We will start by looking at the percentage split by property types which are: Detached. Semi-Detached....

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Read More


The Eurovision House Contest 2017

You have to admire the persistence of the Eurovision Song Contest to take over the vision and soundwaves for one Saturday night every year.  The English entry, Lucie Jones finished in a slightly predictable fifteenth which probably isn’t all bad considering the current relationship with our European colleagues! It did set us...

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 Read More


What is an EPC?

It’s been nearly 10 years since EPC’s or Energy Performance Certificates became a legal requirement for selling or letting a property.  Originally as part of a Home Information Pack (HIPs), they cover domestic properties with four or more bedrooms.  Over time they have been extended to cover smaller homes. An EPC is a...

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Read More


New Railway Station for The Vale of the White Horse

Actually, strictly speaking, it is not a new rail station but the return of a station to Grove which closed in 1964 and according to the Vale of the White Horse District Council land has been ring-fenced as part of its Local Plan Part Two.  The Vale is also working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to prepare a new business case for...

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 Read More


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