House prices rises set to continue

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

House prices in England and Wales look set to end the year up 8.5 per cent and by 5.5 per cent in 2015, says Hamptons International.

The street with an average property value of £42.7m

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

More than 160,000 new property millionaires have been created over the last year in Britain as the housing market recovery has taken off, according to Zoopla.

£10m investment set to transform housebuilder

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Millwood Designer Homes has secured a £10m investment to accelerate its housebuilding programme across Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

Towns with interesting history

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Storrington and Steyning are thriving country towns with long and interesting histories.

Retirement homes

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Charters Village is one of the newest retirement villages in West Sussex.

Beware of unlicensed agents

The Argus:

12:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Would you take the advice of an unqualified doctor? Most people acknowledge the absurdity of that statement. Yet many landlords are taking advice from unlicensed agents.

Lenders to take more interest in people's spending habits in mortgage clampdown

The Argus: Lenders to take more interest in people's spending habits in mortgage clampdown

12:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

A mortgage lending clampdown comes into force today which will see lenders delve more deeply into people’s personal lives, from their plans for parenthood to how they will spend their old age.

Asking prices at record highs

The Argus: Asking prices at record highs

12:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

House sellers’ asking prices have lifted to record highs for two months in a row amid a “ridiculously tight” supply of homes for buyers to choose from in many areas of the south, a property website has reported.

Budget had a positive note for the housing market

The Argus: Budget had a positive note for the housing market

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Last month George Osborne delivered a budget allowing people more freedom to draw down on their pensions, in some circumstances being able to withdraw cash sums. We asked Jason Brand, director of the award winning Brand Vaughan and president of the BHEAA what impact this may have on the housing market.

Low deposit loans are on the increase

The Argus: Low deposit loans are on the increase

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Mortgage providers have become “significantly” more willing to lend to people with deposits of less than 10% this year as the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme continues to have an impact, a Bank of England report has found.

Market upturn is gaining momentum

The Argus: Market upturn is gaining momentum

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

House prices have leapt by 9.5% annually, building society Nationwide has reported.

Rents rise again

The Argus: Top tips when choosing to buy a home with friends or family

12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The pace of private sector rent rises picked up in February amid continued strong demand in the sector from tenants, with the South East seeing the biggest annual increase, a major lettings network has reported.

Mortgage approvals fall to four-month low

The Argus: January surge in house prices

12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The number of mortgage approvals granted to home-buyers dropped sharply to a four-month low in February, Bank of England figures have shown.

Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

The Argus: Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Coun Denise Cobb marked an important milestone in the construction of Azure, a landmark development of new homes in Rottingdean, when she attended its topping out ceremony.

Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

The Argus: Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The move to extend the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme until the end of the decade will be cheered by struggling first-time buyers, but comes amid growing concerns that the initiative is fuelling a damaging housing bubble.

Increase in rate of home buyers slows

The Argus: Six-year high for house-building

11:34am Friday 21st March 2014

The continuing increase in would-be buyers eased off to the lowest point in ten months in the South East during February, as the initial clamour from those previously shut out of the property market started to slow.

‘No compromise’ stance over location could be risky game for home-buyers

The Argus: ‘No compromise’ stance over location could be risky game for home-buyers

1:19pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Prospective home-buyers are taking a “no compromise” stance over the location they want to live in, with just one in ten people saying they would be willing to settle for second best.

Agents having a ball as charity dinner raises £7,000

The Argus: Agents having a ball as charity dinner raises £7,000

1:45pm Friday 28th February 2014

Jason Brand, the new president of the Brighton and Hove Estate Agents Association, continued his company’s record breaking habit by attracting an unprecedented 400 guests to the association’s annual ball held at The Grand earlier this month.

January surge in house prices

The Argus: January surge in house prices

1:42pm Friday 28th February 2014

House prices surged by 7.3% annually in January but the rate of growth continued to edge down slightly from a previous six-year high, Halifax has reported.

Then and Now: Western Road

The Argus: Then and Now: Western Road

1:37pm Friday 28th February 2014

Western Road has been the main shopping centre in Brighton for more than a century and this photograph from 1936 shows some familiar buildings, although the shops on the northern side of the road have all changed.

A technical achievement for lettings agent

The Argus: A technical achievement for lettings agent

1:23pm Friday 28th February 2014

Paul Hawes, lettings agent at Hamptons International’s Church Road, Hove, office has successfully passed the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.

Six-year high for house-building

The Argus: Six-year high for house-building

1:20pm Friday 28th February 2014

House building starts rose 23% in 2013 to reach a six-year high of 122,590, according to Government statistics.

Clayhills March launch weekend

The Argus: Clayhills March launch weekend

11:24am Friday 21st February 2014

On the first weekend of March, Blue Sonic developers will be launching the first release of their Clayhills development in Lewes, with the new show house available to view.

Living in Patcham & Hollingbury

The Argus: Living in Patcham & Hollingbury

11:14am Friday 21st February 2014

Patcham and the neighbouring area of Hollingbury have always been popular places to set up home.

Estate agents offer a quality service when moving home

The Argus: Estate agents offer a quality service when moving home

11:05am Friday 21st February 2014

Moving house is claimed to be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, so Spencer Turner and Leigh Brand work with vendors, buyers, solicitors and surveyors to make the whole experience go smoothly.

Top tips when choosing to buy a home with friends or family

The Argus: Top tips when choosing to buy a home with friends or family

11:00am Friday 21st February 2014

The National Association of Estate Agents is advising people looking to buy a home with family, friends or a partner to think carefully before committing to a purchase.

Through the keyhole: Moor House, near Glyndebourne

The Argus: Through the keyhole: Moor House, near Glyndebourne

10:56am Friday 21st February 2014

Moor House is off the beaten track and is reached via a minor country lane.

Then and now: Church Road, Hove

The Argus: Then and now: Church Road, Hove

10:46am Friday 21st February 2014

This archive photograph is of Church Road, Hove, in the early 1980s.

Feeling like a high-flier in penthouses

The Argus: Feeling like a high-flier in penthouses

10:43am Friday 21st February 2014

Penthouse and luxury are two words that go together like Morecombe and Wise or Brighton and Hove.

Seeing the busiest market in years

The Argus: Seeing the busiest market in years

10:27am Friday 21st February 2014

This week James Epps, residential sales director for Oakley Residential and former president of the Brighton and Hove Estate Agents Association, looks at the fast-changing property market

Figures show first-time buyers are ‘driving’ housing market

The Argus: Figures show first-time buyers are ‘driving’ housing market

9:59am Friday 21st February 2014

Banks and building societies have reported that firsttime buyers are “driving” the housing market as the number of people taking their first step on the property ladder continued to run at a six-year high in December.

Foreign buyers push up prices

3:37pm Friday 14th February 2014

Four in every ten London homes that sold for more than £1 million last year were snapped up by foreign buyers, according to new research.

The generation game...

The Argus: The generation game...

3:36pm Friday 14th February 2014

Houses where many generations live together may seem like a good idea but as each family member vies for their own space there could be problems. An annexe is the answer.

House prices surge

The Argus: House prices surge

3:32pm Friday 14th February 2014

HOUSE prices surged by 7.3% annually in January but growth continued to edge down slightly from a previous six-year high.

Through the keyhole: Cedars Gardens, Brighton

The Argus: Through the keyhole: Cedars Gardens, Brighton

1:04pm Friday 7th February 2014

Green Gables is a luxurious detached home set behind electronic gates with a swimming pool, and a stunning interior with a bespoke Austrian kitchen, Porcelanosa bathrooms, LED lighting and under-floor heating, plus a separate annexe, and yet is only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre.

Parks Residential - donation to off the fence charity

The Argus: Parks Residential - donation to off the fence charity

9:26am Tuesday 24th December 2013

This year the staff at Parks decided instead of conducting a ‘Secret Santa’ gift exchange amongst the staff, we would amalgamate the money we would have all spent and buy toiletries and supplies for the ‘Off the fence’ Charity.

Finding the upside to downsizing your home

10:35am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of home buyers are choosing to downsize by purchasing a smaller property than the one they already live in, according to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

Transform your kitchen into a hot hub of the home

The Argus: It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune to give your kitchen a makeover. Simply by replacing door fronts, worktops and floor can breathe new life into a tired-looking kitchen

10:33am Wednesday 6th November 2013

Replacing your home’s kitchen can seem a costly, lengthy and disruptive process.

Connells ‘Help to Buy Fortnight’

10:14am Monday 21st October 2013

Local estate agency Connells in Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill is holding a dedicated ‘Help to Buy Fortnight’ from 12 October to 26 October designed to help and advise buyers looking to use the scheme.

Housing market boost continues

8:23am Monday 9th September 2013

Britain’s resurgent property sector is enjoying its best market conditions for six years as the housing revival gathers pace, according to a report.

Pundits revise property prices upwards

2:48pm Thursday 25th July 2013

At the start of the year, housing market experts generally agreed that any increase in prices across the country would reach two per cent at most.

Property market ‘may be improving’ finds new study

9:39am Friday 22nd March 2013

Britons believe that mortgages are at their easiest to come by for at least five years, research by building societies has found.

Make your money go further

The Argus: Improve your living space to suit your lifestyle or boost resale value

9:38am Friday 22nd March 2013

You do home improvements to make your home more suited to your lifestyle and taste, but unless it's your forever home, you may also be interested in what would make it more sellable and valuable when you come to sell.

It’s all change on the home front

The Argus: Changing the layout of your home can be expensive and challenging, but the transformation could be worth the effort

11:54am Tuesday 5th March 2013

If you have a house or flat with a bad layout, or you’re thinking about buying one, changing the layout can be expensive and won’t necessarily be easy, but it could transform your home life.

Avoid falling prey to rogue agents

12:14pm Thursday 14th February 2013

As more and more people turn to renting, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is warning would-be tenants to watch out for rogue letting agents.

Conserve water and save cash

The Argus: Collect water in a butt from your gutters to save water for the garden – especially handy if there is a hosepipe ban in the summer

10:00am Monday 11th February 2013

After so much snow, excess water is a problem, if anything, but it probably won’t be long before we’re being told to save water because of a drought.

Create your own love nest

The Argus: Sera Hersham-Loftus has created wonderfully romantic and dreamy rooms for celebrity clients including Sadie Frost and Yoko Ono

11:00am Saturday 9th February 2013

There’s something of the diva about Sera Hersham-Loftus, as she lounges on a daybed covered in a profusion of silk throws and embroidered cushions.

Rental growth expected to slow down this year

2:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013

The upward pressure on private rents is predicted to cool down this year.

Local experts essential to help buyers and sellers

The Argus: Property expert Kate Faulkner

9:45am Thursday 7th February 2013

With property prices being so different on a regional basis, never before has it been as important to secure the help of local property experts before you make your decision to move – or indeed to stay put, writes property market analyst and commentator Kate Faulkner.

Landlords should welcome social housing benefits

9:08am Thursday 31st January 2013

Landlords are being urged not to turn their backs on social housing tenants.



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