Sourcing Property in the South East

sourcing property in the south east

Despite the undoubted certainty caused to the property market by the United Kingdom’s recent vote to leave the European Union, recent statistics have pointed to both demand and prices for property across the country remaining in good health. According to the most recent monthly report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), for example, while it is thought that UK house prices will experience a short-term drop for the first time since 2012, they are also predicted to regain their momentum in the longer term. In the words of RICS chief economist Simon Rubinsohn, “Sadly, for the many young

5 of The Best Areas to Buy in Reading


Reading clearly has much to recommend it as a place to live. Before we even consider the Berkshire town’s conveniently close proximity to London, the think tank PwC and Demos recently named Reading one of the country’s best places to live, citing high quality of life and income levels. The town’s financial sector was also deemed to be strong. Therefore, it makes sense to commit to the town by buying, rather than renting, a residence there… but in which exact part of Reading? Here are five areas to especially strongly consider. Caversham Buying a residence in Caversham can prove a

How Crossrail Will Affect House Prices – and Will it Affect Reading?


The construction of the high-speed rail link Crossrail over the next few years should affect house prices in various areas that the link will take trains through. That doesn’t read like the most startling revelation in the world, but it’s intriguing to look closely at exactly how those prices will change – and in the Berkshire town of Reading in particular. A simple equation shows why house prices will rise Crossrail should, of course, make it easier for many of us to quickly reach various parts of the South East and enjoy more of the wonderful attractions that this part

A Guide to Living in Reading


Among the various towns and cities near the capital, Reading can definitely be described as one of the most up-and-coming. The Berkshire town’s public transport connections with London already count heavily in its favour; however, the upcoming high frequency, high capacity railway service Crossrail will even further strengthen these connections. Here is more about what you can expect from living in Reading. Central London is only half an hour away Many people would say, without hesitation, that London is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world; therefore, the advantages of living beside it can rarely be

10 of the most affordable London commuter towns

There are various factors that you could consider should you use our website to look for property to buy or rent in South East England. Financial factors are likely to be especially influential on your final decision; so, if you will be working in London, which commuter towns are among the most affordable? Swindon, Wiltshire Swindon is 71 miles west of London and, according to the Evening Standard’s Homes&Property website, the daily commuting time to the capital is just 58 minutes. Plus, the average house price in Swindon is £195,212, while an annual travel card will set you back a

A 10 step guide to buying your first house

Buying a house; it’s both extremely exciting and terribly nerve-wracking, but you can make sure things run as smoothly as possible by following these 10 steps. Set a budget Start by finding out how much you want to spend. The average price of a house in the UK is now £290,000, and you’ll want to have a deposit of between 10% and 20% of the asking price. Save! It might not be the most exciting step, but make sure you save as much as you can towards a deposit. You’ll be able to secure a mortgage with much more advantageous

House Buying Tips for 2016

What with rising prices and a seller’s market, house-hunters will need all the help they can get during 2016. Of course, it’s always better for first-time buyers to get their foot on the ladder as soon as possible, and even those who are happy where they are would usually rather move sooner rather than later, especially with costs moving inextricably upwards. If you’re set to buy a home in 2016, make sure you take these tips into account. Save With a Help to Buy ISA. If you’re a first-time buyer, the government is offering up to £3,000 towards a deposit