Liverpool Property News

  • Challenges of a first-time buyer

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 16, 2020, 14:15 PM

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    While attention is focused on equity-rich buyers making lifestyle changes, it’s easy to overlook the first-time buyer for whom buying has become a little more tricky – and avocado on toast is not to blame.

    First-time buyer property prices have risen from £142,473 in 2010 ...

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  • Recovery continues for sales

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 3, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    The housing market recovery continues. 70,710 transactions completed in July, 14.5% up on June. Numbers are still down on last year but the surge in new ‘sales agreed' will boost completions over the next few months.


    8,930 more sales completed in July than in June. ...

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  • House prices hotting up

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Aug 22, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    The weather isn't the only thing to be hotting up. House price indices report annual growth across the board.


    Nationwide July House Price Index reports a 1.5% annual increase in house prices and a monthly increase of 1.7%


    Halifax July House Price Index reports a ...

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  • Stamp duty holiday deadline

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 29, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    With just over 35 weeks of the stamp duty holiday left, and with the average property taking 18 weeks to sell, vendors have 17 weeks to list their properties if they want to make the most of the stamp duty holiday.


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    According to The Advisory, ...

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  • How green are our homes?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 24, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    Climate change was high up the agenda before Covid-19 – most forecasters predicted climate change as the big theme for the property market in 2020. Last week the Chancellor put it back on the agenda.

    Energy efficiency of houses in England has improved over the ...

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  • How far do tenants move?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 8, 2020, 13:00 PM
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    Dataloft Rental Market Analytics allows us to understand the movement of tenants. Pre-pandemic a quarter of tenants moved less than 1 mile and 5% moved from overseas, will the patterns change?


    In the UK 25% of tenants move less than 1 mile, the North East ...

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  • The return of mortgage products

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 24, 2020, 14:00 PM
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    Mortgage products are returning following a collapse in availability during lockdown. 77% of mortgage brokers expect lending to return to pre-pandemic levels within nine months.


    The increase in mortgage products will be slow and steady, lenders are prioritising existing customers and the back log of ...

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  • Covid-19: How comfortable are vendors with physical viewings in their homes?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 16, 2020, 09:45 AM

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    The recent Dataloft Homemover survey has bolstered reports of growing momentum in the housing market. The vast majority of vendors who were considering selling their homes before lockdown, still plan to do so.

    So long as social distancing measures are enforced, 83% of vendors who ...

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  • How have home buyer requirements changed after Covid-19?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 3, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    Dataloft Homemover survey revealed that just under half of buyers’ home requirements have changed as a direct result of lockdown and Covid-19.

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    Just under a third of buyers said that having a garden has become a much more important consideration for them, a less urban ...

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  • Covid-19: Sales continued in April, despite lockdown

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
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    Despite full lockdown across the housing market in April, more than 46,000 residential properties completed during the month on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    While this is around half the level recorded a year earlier, it is still higher than expected, suggesting more deals went through ...

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  • How resilient are residential rental markets?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 20, 2020, 13:30 PM

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    There has been an exodus from cities to more rural locations, of students and young professionals returning to family homes. There is a real possibility some will choose to terminate leases on expiry and return months later, causing rental voids.

    Almost a third (32%) of ...

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  • VE Day comparisons

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 8, 2020, 09:45 AM
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    Friday 8th May marks 75th anniversary of VE Day, a day to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and to reflect on how our lives have changed.

    One dramatic change has been the cost of living and what ...

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  • D.I.Y Sales Increase

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Apr 8, 2020, 14:00 PM
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    The housing market may be quieter but there has been a huge increase in spending in the DIY/home improvement market, according to GfK, as many of us take this time to do projects in our homes.


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    All this DIY will prove beneficial to those considering ...

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  • Over £1 billion saved by first time buyers

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Mar 3, 2020, 11:15 AM
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    • Nearly half a million (464,700) first-time buyers have benefitted from over £1.1 billion of tax duty relief since the First Time Buyers’ Relief was introduced in November 2017, each saving on average £2,387.
    • Zero tax is charged to first-time buyers on purchases between £125,000 and ...
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  • We've made our first 1 Million Pound Sale!

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jan 16, 2020, 10:30 AM

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    Peter Anthony are proud to have sold this fantastic block of 12 apartments in Widnes. It
    consists of 10 two bedroom apartments with ensuites and 2 two bedroom apartments
    without ensuites, each with a car parking space in a private carpark.

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    The ...

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  • Thinking of becoming a Buy-To-Let Landlord?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jan 1, 2020, 11:30 AM
    The process of starting your own portfolio may at first seem daunting. There seems to be endless news articles / changes in government policy (stamp duty increased to 3% for second homes) / new regulations (PAT testing to become compulsory?) that can act as a ...
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  • Liverpool Homes Offer Value For Money

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Nov 15, 2019, 10:15 AM

    No matter what you consider to be good value, you’ll find Liverpool offers value for money in many places across the property market.

    According to the recent findings from Zoopla, the average price for property in Liverpool, as of October 2019, is £174,232. Compared to ...

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  • We've won Best Lettings Branch in the 2019 allAgents Estate & Letting Agent Awards!

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Nov 4, 2019, 15:07 PM
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    We have won GOLD in the 2019 allAgents Estate & Letting Agent Awards!
    GOLD in Best Letting Agent in L3!

    Well done to all of the team at Liverpool and keep up the good work!
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  • Liverpool Cited As A Great Buy To Let Investment City

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Oct 8, 2019, 10:10 AM

    If you plan on investing, you must carry out research. If you fail to research your options, there is a strong chance you will struggle to see a positive return on your investment. You may get lucky, or you may have an ingrained knack of ...

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  • Where do students find their accommodation?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 14, 2019, 12:30 PM

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    As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes.

    The private rented sector is one of the primary providers of housing to students, accommodating 30% of students in 2017/18. Dataloft Rental ...

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