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The Market Since The Referendum 11 December 2019

* A review of selected market indicators since the UK"s referendum on EU membership, show that house prices across England and Wales have risen by 10%. A buyer now requires over £22,000 more to purchase now than they did back in June 2016. Double digit growth is evident in half of all regions across England and Wales.... Read More

New Build Completions Up! 23 November 2019

* Just over 174,000 new homes were completed across England in the year to the end of June 2019, up 8% year on year, according to new data released by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.

* New home completions rose over the year across all regions except London, where completions were 9% lower than the previous year.... Read More

Property Price Politics 14 November 2019

* Parliament has dissolved and electioneering will be in full swing up to polling day on December 12th, the first December election since 1923.

* The price of a property has risen on average 3% annually since the last election in June 2017, a total rise of just over £13,000 (in the last 22 months to August 2019), equivalent to £500 per month.... Read More

Lucky 13? 31 October 2019

* It"s Halloween week, and for those superstitious among us, just over 8,600 house sales have taken place across England and Wales during the last year on properties numbered ‘13".

* At £278,950 the average property price of such a property is over £30,000 more than the current average across England and Wales, spookily the equivalent to a 13% price premium.... Read More

One Fifth Of The Population Will Be Over 65 BY 2028 25 October 2019

* The population of the United Kingdom is set to grow by 3 million, or 4.5%, over the next decade, according to the latest population projections released by the Office for National Statistics this month.

* 80% of the increase will be among people aged 65 years plus.... Read More

Food Or Rent? 23 October 2019

* £4,753 is the total amount an average household spends on food and non-alcoholic drinks per year, the equivalent to 20 weeks" average rent.

* Whether it"s cereal, sandwiches, roast dinner, cream tea, fish and chips, curry or fine dining, what we eat and where we eat it makes quite a dent in household expenditure.... Read More

Why Use Us? We deal professionally with, and resolve these issues 18 October 2019

* Nearly eight in every ten renters have experienced a problem renting, according to the HomeOwners Alliance 7th annual Homeowner survey, polled by YouGov.

* Issues with landlords account for a significant number of problems, with nearly two-fifths of all renters finding it difficult to get their landlord to carry out maintenance and repairs.... Read More

Happy Birthday 50P 16 October 2019

* The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin.

* In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899.... Read More

£750 Million Less In Stamp Duty 12 October 2019

* At £8.32 billion, Treasury coffers netted £750 million less in residential SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) receipts across England in the financial year to the end of April, compared to 2017/18. This is despite just 16,000 fewer transactions taking place.... Read More

How Do You Say? 09 October 2019

* The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel.

* Frome in Somerset, most commonly pronounced as rhyming with ‘home", tops the list, average property prices here are just over the UK average.... Read More

Strong Growth In Lifetime Mortgages 04 October 2019

* Older homeowners are increasingly accessing wealth from their properties through equity release. In 2018, 50p of housing wealth was unlocked for every £1 of flexible pension payment, highlighting the role of property wealth to finance later living.

* The lifetime mortgage market saw the biggest annual increase in new loans compared to other mortgage market sectors for the 3rd consecutive year.... Read More

Property Mark Protected. Can Your Agent Say the Same? 08 August 2019

Did Your Know Shaun Mellor Property are proud to tell you we are members of ARLA property mark protected? This means we meet higher industry standards than the law demands. Our experts undertake regular training to ensure they are up to date with best practice and complex legislative changes so they can offer you the best advice.... Read More