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De Vere House

Harry Potter’s House Is For Sale

This 14th century cottage is up for sale is well-known for being the birthplace of Harry Potter. De Vere House was immortalised as part of Godric’s Hollow in the film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One, the village where both Harry Potter and his headmaster Dumbledore were born. The real-life medieval building is situated in Lavenham, Suffolk and is now on the market for £950,000, coming complete with 6 bedr. READ MORE

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STUDYING THE PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR

A-level students will receive their results this week with over 272,000 18 year olds applying for a place on a higher education course in 2017. While many first year students will live in university provided accommodation, the private rented sector has become one of the main providers of accommodation to students in other years. In 2015/2016, an estimated 530,265 full time students lived in rented accommodation, the largest. READ MORE

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THAT FRIDAY FEELING?

We are always looking at new ways to analyse and present data. We have been digging around into the Land Registry data which has revealed a few curious results. In particular, we looked into the day of the week when properties complete. However, we found the variation by price band interesting. Higher value properties are less likely to complete on a Friday than those in the lower price thresholds. Just a third of sales sol. READ MORE

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10 YEARS ON: INTEREST RATES

With inflation running ahead of target, there is a small chance interest rates might be raised to help manage this, although on balance the uncertainties in the economy still make this unlikely. After a decade of exceptionally low rates, there is likely to be a significant impact on housing market sentiment when the tide finally turns and rates start to rise once more. HM Treasury consensus forecasts (which track over 30. READ MORE

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IS YOUR HOME A HOLE-IN-ONE?

As the summer of sport continues, next weekend sees the 146th Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport. For golf lovers, owning a home near to a golf course is extremely appealing, living in a well-maintained, tranquil setting with their favourite sport right on their doorstep. Meanwhile, properties near to golf courses can attract significant premiums. We looked at house prices around the top ten golf cours. READ MORE

Holcombe Hall

Grand hall set to open doors once again

Opportunities like Holcombe Hall don’t come around very often. Sitting grandly on the cliffs with breath-taking views westwards down Devon’s famous coastline, are seven incredible and very different properties, fashioned of the historic Holcombe Hall and its grounds. Accessed off the no-through Holcombe Drive via a secure, gated entrance you arrive at the exclusive Holcombe Hall. There will be a variety of properties. READ MORE

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Sensitive restoration for Luscombe House

Built in the late 1800’s for the town’s wealthy merchants and shipowners, Luscombe House is being sensitively restored to its original Victorian grandeur with construction due to be complete in less than 6 months. The grand and impressive property sits tucked away on Second Drive in East Teignmouth. Local developer, Belfield Developments has recently begun works to meticulously reinstate the beautiful building to its or. READ MORE

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GAME, SET AND PROPERTY MATCH

The 131st Wimbledon Tournament is in full swing. Over the next two weeks, over 1.4 million strawberries and 86,000 ice creams will be consumed, washed down with 330,000 cups of tea and coffee, 110,000 pints of beer and 320,000 glasses of Pimms. Should they be looking to invest their winnings in residential property, the prize fund will go a long way. The runners up will both pocket £1.1 million, which, in 2016 would have b. READ MORE

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HAPPY RESIDENTS MAKE HAPPY INVESTORS

Households in the private rental sector stay an average of 4.3 years according to the latest English Housing Survey for 2015/16. But what might persuade a renter to stay longer? Institutional investors are keen to enter the Private Rental Sector and, with little existing stock available, a new Build to Rent sector is emerging in the UK – homes purpose-built for rent rather than sale. Investors need to know what will attract . READ MORE

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THE GOLDEN GENERATION

The number of households across England is set to increase by 5.3 million by 2039, three-quarters of the increase is households headed by those aged 65+. Just 2% of current housing stock is designated retirement housing, and this houses just 1% of Britons over the age of 65. Meanwhile the provision of retirement housing has been decreasing, from 30,000 units per annum throughout the 1980’s to just 8,000 units today. Ov. READ MORE