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Affordable property in East London with Help To Buy ISAs

Affordable property in East London with Help To Buy ISAs

The UK government introduced Help to Buy ISAs in December 2015 and it has helped well over a thousand first-time-buyers to purchase property. Over a million would-be buyers are still saving and plan to get a foot on the property ladder by 2020. The Help To Buy ISA scheme means that first-time-buyers can receive from […]

The best places to live in East London – Clapton, E5

The best places to live in East London – Clapton, E5

As we zip around East London selling property for people, we’ve noticed quite a buzz around Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. Clapton has its own vibe, and a surprising (but wonderful) village feel that only a few areas of London can offer. Locals describe it as “safe and neighbourly” and one of the […]

Let’s Catch Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

Great News! If you missed me speaking on the Property and Lifestyle show on the hoxtonradio last month (or months), I have great news! Here’s the link to the show!! It was great fun with Helen Shephard, The Preshaah and my guests and I can’t wait for the next shows! When? I’ll keep you updated!  Stay tuned. […]

Green loan launched

Green loan launched

Barclays has launched what it claims is Britain’s first “green mortgage”, with a deal offering preferential rates for borrowers buying a new property which has an A or B energy rating from builders including Barratt and Redrow, with plans to parner with more builders by the end of the year. Barclays Mortgages will offer the preferential interest rates […]

Average house prices up 4.9% to £225k

Average house prices up 4.9% to £225k

Figures from the ONS and Land Registry show that UK house prices dipped by 0.3% month-on-month in January but climbed 4.9% on a year ago to an average of £225,620. The annual growth rate slowed from 5% in December. In England average prices increased by 4.6% in the year to January, climbing to £242,000. In […]

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

The so called Northern Powerhouse cities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool have joined the Bangkok, Lisbon and Berlin at the top of a list of global property investment hotspots, according to a new ranking report. These cities could soon also be joined by Newcastle and Seattle at the top of the table, offering the best […]

Mortgage market bounces back

Mortgage market bounces back

Mortgage approvals bounced back in January – despite the base rate hike to 0.5%. Some 67,478 mortgage applications were approved, which is the highest number in six months, according to the Bank of England. Remortgage numbers also ticked up on the month to 49,242, though this remains below the recent high of 54,010 in November. […]

Britain has 768k £1m homes

Britain has 768k £1m homes

Britain has 768,553 homes valued at £1m or more, analysis by Zoopla shows, with the figure accounting for 2.7% of the nation’s housing stock. The figure is 143,476 up on August 2016, marking a 22.95% increase. Of the total, 430,720 of the properties are in London. Westminster is the capital’s million-pound property hotspot, with 54,231 homes worth at […]

Single buyers find affordable homes in the north

Single buyers find affordable homes in the north

The most affordable areas for single home buyers to buy a one-bed flat in England and Wales outside London are revealed in a new Zoopla survey. Newcastle-under-Lyme topped the list, with buyers typically needing to sacrifice 10.84% of their monthly wage in mortgage payments there. The entire top five is comprised of northern locations, with […]


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