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House prices still on the up across Yorkshire

House prices still on the up across Yorkshire

A lack of stock again drove property prices up last month in Yorkshire and Humberside, according to figures from a market survey. Spring is usually the start of what is the busiest time for Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market, but according to the monthly RICS UK Residential Market Survey it failed to pick-up during May […]

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Pitfalls of the house buying process revealed

Pitfalls of the house buying process revealed

Buying a first home in Britain is still very difficult for most, according to a just released First Time Buyer Index. Of those currently looking to buy their first home, almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) think it is difficult to get on the property ladder – slightly down from August 2017 (93 per […]

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Yorkshire’s ‘bank of mum and dad’ rakes in interest at 4.63 per cent

Yorkshire’s ‘bank of mum and dad’ rakes in interest at 4.63 per cent

House prices are rising faster than most people can save, and slow wage growth, plus an acute shortage of homes, makes it increasingly difficult for would-be home owners to get on the property ladder. But while the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is a popular way for millennials to meet the challenge of strict mortgage […]

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Launch of new property developments in Leeds

Launch of new property developments in Leeds

Two new housing developments are launching in and around Leeds this summer, replacing  former manufacturing plants. The Poplars at Roundwood, in Garforth, and The Hawthorns, just off the main ring road, are to go on sale on June 16. These two developments will both feature homes from Redrow’s Arts and Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, with traditional […]

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Crisis looming in rentals market, report reveals

Crisis looming in rentals market, report reveals

The rentals market faces a potential crisis as more landlords sell up or push up rents for tenants, in the face of increasing legislation, a property leader has warned. David Cox, ARLA Propertymark chief executive, called for action from the Government following the ARLA Propertymark April Private Rented Sector Report. He said: “The barrage of […]

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More home buyers happy to reserve online, survey reveals

More home buyers happy to reserve online, survey reveals

‘A new home’ has joined clothes, groceries and holidays on the list of purchases people are now securing online. A recent survey from Miller Homes shows that as many as 84 per cent of those surveyed would now reserve, or consider reserving, their dream property at the click of a button. The results of the […]

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Sellers’ market as demand grows for fewer homes

Sellers’ market as demand grows for fewer homes

The property market has swung back firmly in favour of sellers across the country, according to findings within the NAEA Propertymark April Housing Report. Demand from prospective buyers is seen to have grown by nine per cent in April; on average, estate agents had 337 house-hunters registered per branch, compared to 308 in March, the […]

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Search is on for Yorkshire’s future top surveyors

Search is on for Yorkshire’s future top surveyors

The search to find Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspiring young surveyors is on. Entries are now invited to all who have made a significant contribution to the region’s built environment, ahead of the annual RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards . The YSOYA celebrate the diverse range of young talented surveyors, trainees and […]

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Yorkshire housebuilder is ‘most sustainable’ in the UK

Yorkshire housebuilder is ‘most sustainable’ in the UK

A community focus by a Yorkshire-based house builder earned them the accolade of most sustainable business in the UK in a recent awards ceremony. Sheffield-based low cost house builder MJ Gleeson received the title at the National PLC Awards ceremony. All businesses in the UK are eligible to be nominated including Virgin, John Lewis, BT […]

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How to avoid property turn offs

How to avoid property turn offs

It may seem obvious advice when property sellers want their homes to be presented in the best light and want the maximum price, but our experience at Romans shows that many sellers still forget the simple things and buyers notice them straight away! “If you want a quick sale, you need to make sure your […]

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