Salford Property News

  • Spring into Action

    TomS - Head Tom Simper Mar 15, 2022, 11:00 AM

    Over the past five years (excluding 2020), the number of buyer enquiries per property for sale has been highest during March, April and May (Rightmove).

    Currently around 75% of properties are successfully finding a buyer, compared to a historical average of around 50%.

    Properties are ...

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  • Help to Buy boosted sales of new homes. What next?

    Rebecca Galgut Feb 25, 2022, 12:00 PM

    Take-up of the government's Help to Buy scheme has declined since the introduction of lower caps and when limited to first-time buyers from April 2021.

    At its peak in Q4 2020, the scheme accounted for 36% of all new build sales (averaging 25% over 2020), ...

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  • More stock is key to unlocking chains

    Rebecca Galgut Feb 7, 2022, 11:00 AM

    New buyer enquiries rose modestly in December (+9%) marking the fourth successive monthly rise in demand.

    The end of the stamp duty break curtailed demand to some degree but since market reopened back in June 2020 demand has significantly outpaced the level of supply (new ...

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  • How does rising inflation affect house prices?

    Rebecca Galgut Jan 18, 2022, 10:15 AM

    Consumer price inflation (CPI) has risen to 5.4% in the 12 months to December 2021. This is the highest rate in 30 years, but is expected to fall back after an April peak (ONS).

    Energy costs are a major component of price rises and this ...

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  • How do you choose your estate agent?

    Rebecca Galgut Dec 30, 2021, 11:15 AM

    Capability and market knowledge continue to top the list of how prospective home movers choose their agents.

    Confidence in ability was rated by more home movers than any other quality. Only 17% included 'lowest fee' in their top 5.

    Younger home movers, those aged up ...

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas: Polar express

    Rebecca Galgut Dec 17, 2021, 14:00 PM

    The week before Christmas is traditionally one of the busiest periods for rail travel. Over 10.7 million households in England and Wales are within a 15-minute walk of their nearest station, the equivalent to 41% of households.

    There are over 2,200 railway stations across England ...

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  • Dataloft Days of Christmas: Spending spree

    Rebecca Galgut Dec 8, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Shoppers across the UK are forecast to spend a staggering £84.7 billion on Christmas 2021, the equivalent to nearly 314,000 average-priced homes. Spending is set to rise above pre-pandemic levels.

    £32.26 billion (38%) of spending is set to be online, the value of Christmas online ...

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  • House price forecast

    Rebecca Galgut Nov 24, 2021, 12:15 PM

    The rate of house price growth is due to slow in 2022, but remain positive, ranging from 2% (London) to 4.3% (North West).

    Growth will be highest in northern and Midlands regions, where affordability is less constrained, and slowest in London where it is more ...

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  • Best Overall Agents in M6!

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Nov 17, 2021, 12:00 PM
    m6 2021

    Congratulations to the team in our Salford office for winning 3 gold awards from allAgents! 

    Give them a call on 0161 707 4745 to discuss your property now!
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  • Base rate of interest expected to rise soon

    Rebecca Galgut Nov 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

    The base rate of interest is set to rise in the 'coming months' as the Bank of England acts to control the UK economy.

    The Bank voted to keep the base rate at its historic low of 0.1% in November, but with inflation 3.1% and ...

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  • Sustainable renters

    Rebecca Galgut Oct 21, 2021, 12:00 PM

    According to The Property Academy Renter Survey 2021, almost half (49%) of renters would choose their rental property quicker if it had green credentials or a well-being certification.

    Not only would renters choose their property quicker, but around 61% of renters said they would rent ...

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  • Will increased flexibility lead to a rise in Shared Ownership?

    Rebecca Galgut Oct 5, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Just 1.3% of all home owner households in England currently live in Shared Ownership, an estimated 202,000 households.

    Under Shared Ownership, eigible purchasers part-buy (usually 25%–75%) and part-rent their property, with the option to increase their ownership share over time, a process called staircasing.

    A ...

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  • Energy boost

    Rebecca Galgut Sep 16, 2021, 11:30 AM

    Homes sold with an EPC rating A or B over the past years achieved a 10% price premium over properties with an EPC energy efficient rating of D.

    One in every 12 properties sold achieved an energy efficiency rating of A or B on its ...

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  • Sales market busiest since 2007

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 27, 2021, 12:30 PM

    Over 950,000 sales are estimated to have taken place across the UK in the first 7 months of 2021, making it the UK's busiest housing market since 2007.

    Sales volumes in 2021 are over 30% higher than in any year since 2007, with the exception ...

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  • Rents on the rise

    Rebecca Galgut Aug 10, 2021, 11:30 AM

    The average monthly rent in the UK in now at a record high of £1,029. In the twelve months to July 2021, UK monthly rent increased by 6.6%, rising from £965 to £1,029.

    In July, all regions in the UK experienced an annual increase in ...

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  • Children in Need and Comic Relief to air from BBC Salford studios

    Emily Utratny Jul 23, 2021, 14:39 PM

    Something special coming to Salford!

    Children in Need and Comic Relief, the BBC's annual charity fundraising TV specials, will be broadcast from the corporation's Salford studios from 2021 onwards.

    Recently announced, the move is part of the BBC’s aim to shift its creative and journalistic ...

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  • Rent spend steady five years on

    Rebecca Galgut Jul 19, 2021, 12:00 PM

    At 28.3%, the proportion of gross income private renters in England and Wales spend on their rent is only marginally higher than five years ago.

    In the North East and South West, renters spend proportionally less than they did back in 2015/16. The North West ...

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  • On the move – Footloose population

    Rebecca Galgut Jul 3, 2021, 10:45 AM

    Nearly 1.5 million people changed region in the UK even before the pandemic.

    Since the pandemic housing market demand has increased significantly, with people making lifestyle decisions, balancing distance to work, family and hobbies.

    Proportionally Scotland, Wales and the South West witnessed the most significant ...

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  • Why Sell with Peter Anthony Salford

    Emily Utratny Jun 17, 2021, 09:36 AM

    Why choose to sell with us?

    • No Sale No Fee - You only pay us once your property has sold.
    • No Tie in - If you're not happy you can cancel your contract at any time!
    • No Cancellation fees - If you cancel your contract ...
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  • First Home Scheme Launched in England

    Rebecca Galgut Jun 16, 2021, 15:00 PM

    First-time buyers in England, in particular key workers, will have the chance to buy homes within their local area for a discount under the government's First Home Scheme launched this month.

    The scheme will offer selected new build properties (houses and flats) to first-time buyers ...

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About The Blog

This Blog looks at what is happening in the Salford and Eccles property market.  We report on events and community news along with investment ideas and tips for those loosing to invest in the area.

Emily Utratny - Editor



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