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How to get your home ready to sell

Monday, May 31, 2021

With the housing market busier than it’s been in a very long time, this might be the right time ...

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How Do You Speed Up a Move?

Saturday, January 23, 2021

There are a huge number of sales being agreed at the moment, which means that it’s likely to take ...

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Market boom to carry on into 2021

Sunday, November 08, 2020

The housing market boom looks set to continue for some months yet as mortgage approvals for home purchases hit ...

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Housing Minister states: “housing market to remain open”

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, confirmed the news that the housing market will remain open on Saturday evening after Prime ...

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Can Moving Home Save You Money?

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Moving home can be an expensive business. But it might actually save you money in the long run if ...

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Rightmove Boom: All-time high for sales agreed in a month

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Rightmove’s latest house price index shows the highest number of sales agreed in a month for over a decade. ...

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Average House Prices Are Up

Saturday, August 01, 2020

The property market has been affected by lockdown, especially when it comes to the balance of housing supply and ...

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Is the Timing Right to Invest in Property?

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Investing in property has long been a popular alternative to putting money into shares or topping up your pension ...

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Getting on the Property Ladder

Monday, June 22, 2020

Was your mission to get on the property ladder disrupted by the impact of coronavirus lockdown? Kickstarting your house ...

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Is now a good time to buy and sell?

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Millions of you have started home-hunting again since the government eased certain lockdown restrictions in England.

Zoopla saw their ...

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How to View a Property Safely

Monday, May 25, 2020

Property viewings, in England, can now resume bringing relief to home-movers around the country. However, your health and safety ...

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Home-movers will carry on after lockdown

Monday, May 11, 2020

We are taking calls everyday from clients who are trying to understand what is likely to happen with the ...

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Things to do before applying for a mortgage

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Are you utilising the extra time that comes with being in lockdown to get organised and make plans for ...

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Coronavirus and Property Chains

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Buying a property can be stressful at the best of times and keeping a property chain moving can be ...

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Get Ready to Move

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The property market is earmarked as one of the first to reopen after lockdown. This will be welcome news for ...

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Selling your home? Get Answers to FAQs

Monday, April 13, 2020

Rightmove have posted a great article online. They received thousands of questions from home movers across the UK who ...

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Working from Home Space

Monday, April 06, 2020

So many of us are now working from home. Here’s how to create the ultimate space for a calm ...

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Mortgage Payment Holiday

Saturday, April 04, 2020

The Government have announced that both owner-occupiers and residential landlords whose finances have been impacted by coronavirus could apply ...

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Property staging: what's it all about?

Monday, March 02, 2020

Decluttering, cleaning windows and cutting the grass is all good practice when you're selling up. But what about going ...

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First Time Buyers

Saturday, February 29, 2020

What do buyers look for in their first home? Zoopla's survey of more than 2,000 respondents revealed some interesting ...

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2020 could be ‘your year to move’

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Miles Shipside, Rightmove’s property expert, suggests 2020 “could well be your year to move” as some political stability leads ...

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House prices increase across whole of UK

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

House prices increased annually across the UK’s nations and regions in December, for the first time in nearly two ...

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Market Sees Confidence Return

Friday, February 14, 2020

Visits to Rightmove surpassed 150 million for the first time on Rightmove in January, making it the busiest month ...

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Bored of Brexit?

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The average asking price for a home jumped by nearly £3,500 in April – marking the biggest month-on-month uplift ...

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Top 5 Tips to Sell Your Home

Sunday, October 28, 2018

If you're putting your home on the market, you'll want to get the best possible price for it. So ...

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Treasury Weighs up Tax Break for Landlords

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is considering using this month’s budget to introduce a “good landlord” tax break rewarding investors ...

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What Could No Brexit Deal Mean?

Saturday, October 13, 2018

In less than six months the UK will formally leave the EU – at 11 pm on 29 March ...

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House Price Trends

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Fewer homes have been on the market in 2018 than in any year of the past decade, the UK's ...

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Is Autumn a Good Time to Buy?

Sunday, September 30, 2018

With news raising concerns about the property market, some wary would-be buyers and sellers might be thinking of staying ...

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How to Handle Viewings

Sunday, September 23, 2018

As your property goes on the market, make sure your property is prepared and speak to your agent to ...

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How long does it take to buy and sell a home?

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Buying and selling a home can take a frustratingly long time, but one of the worst aspects is not ...

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North East Property Prices on the Up

Sunday, September 09, 2018

House price rises in the North East of England are outpacing those anywhere else in the country, new research ...

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Record proportion of Londoners selling up to move north

Monday, August 27, 2018

A record proportion of London homeowners are selling up to buy cheaper property in the north and Midlands, using ...

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First Time Buyers v Home Movers

Saturday, August 11, 2018

For the first time in nearly 25 years, first-time buyers have overtaken the number of people moving home.

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What Does the Interest Rate Rise Mean For Your Mortgage?

Sunday, August 05, 2018

The Bank of England has frozen interest rates at 0.5 per cent, giving homeowners and buyers a few more ...

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Brexit Effect

Saturday, July 28, 2018

It's been (another) long, turbulent week in politics as Brexit negotiations push towards the leave date of 29 March ...

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Factors influencing the UK property market

Saturday, July 21, 2018

It could be a better year in Britain’s dysfunctional housing market for first-time buyers and tenants. Take a look ...

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Mortgage Deals for Landlords Reach Record High

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The number of buy-to-let deals available for first-time landlords has reached a record high, despite recent tax and regulatory ...

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Pros and Cons of a Help to Buy ISA

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Help to Buy ISAs are designed to help give first-time buyers a leg-up onto the property ladder. Should you ...

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Mortgages Rates Hit 2018 Low

Sunday, June 24, 2018

There’s good news for borrowers who are coming to the end of their current mortgage deal as tracker rates ...

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Should You Sell in Summer?

Saturday, June 16, 2018

It’s widely reputed that the best time to sell your property is spring. The weather is nice enough to ...

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Found Your Perfect House But Lost Your Buyer?

Sunday, June 03, 2018

The last thing that you want to happen once you have found a dream home is to see your ...

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Renting in Retirement

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Since selling their five-bedroom house in ­London’s Belgravia two years ago, former newscaster Sir Martyn Lewis and his wife, ...

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How to cut the plastic in your home

Monday, May 14, 2018

Want to make your home less plastic and more environmentally fantastic? If you've ditched plastic carrier bags and straws ...

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Bad House Survey Report? What next?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A survey report can make or break a property deal. Buyers often get cold feet if problems arise from ...

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Jargon Buster for First Time Buyers

Sunday, April 22, 2018

The process of buying your first home can be daunting at times, especially when there are several legal terms ...

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Before You Instruct Your Solicitor Ask These Questions

Saturday, April 14, 2018

 Want to make sure you’re picking the best conveyancing solicitor for the job? The Home Owners Alliance have compiled ...

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First Digital Mortgage Deed

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Within the last week we have witnessed the first digital mortgage deed entered into the Land Registry without the ...

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Moving Check List

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Moving home can be really exciting, but also really stressful! It is difficult to even know where to start ...

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Is this House "The One"?

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Buying a home is one of the biggest life decisions you will make, so you want to make sure ...

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Selling in Spring?

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spring has always been a popular time to market homes. If you're planning on putting your property up for ...

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Property Turn Offs According to Renters

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The rental market in the UK is booming and now accounts for 20% of all households. The market is ...

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Selling Your Home in 2018?

Saturday, February 10, 2018

We did it! We made it through January – officially the most miserable and longest month of the year  ...

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First Time Buyers at 10 Year High

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The number of first-time buyers in Britain has reached a 10-year high of 359,000, despite the average deposit soaring ...

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What Everyone Will be Talking About in 2018?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

If research by national newspaper The Telegraph is anything to go by the mortgage industry is going to get ...

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Sell Your Home in Winter

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Typical advice from most sources is that spring is the optimum time to sell your house and winter should ...

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How to Beat the Interest Rate Rise

Sunday, November 05, 2017

The Bank of England has raised the base rate to 0.5 per cent, but mortgage rates are still near ...

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Capital Growth and Rental Yield

Sunday, October 29, 2017

If you are thinking of investing in property you are probably looking for one of two things: a regular ...

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Would you struggle if your mortage goes up?

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A recent report by the Financial Conduct Authority has painted a worrying picture of the mortgage market in terms ...

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Buy to Let: Is Airbnbing a better option?

Monday, September 25, 2017

An increasing number of landlords are turning away from long-term rentals in favour of using Airbnb and other platforms to let out ...

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Get Your Offer Accepted

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Falling in love with your dream home is something most buyers will experience, but there is always a risk ...

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A Quick Guide to Selling Your House (Part 2)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

In part 1 of "A Quick Guide to Selling Your House" we explored the process from deciding to sell ...

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A Quick Guide to Selling Your House (Part 1)

Sunday, September 03, 2017

The prospect of selling your home can be daunting – all the more so if you are looking for ...

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School Catchments

Sunday, August 27, 2017

If you are thinking of selling your home and you happen to be in the right catchment for desireable ...

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Interior Design Gripes

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The sensible home owner will take stock of presentation before launching their property to market. The aim of any ...

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The First Five Minutes

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Research involving a survey of 1,000 buyers conducted for the developer Harron Homes found that some 43.1 per cent ...

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Did Your House Have a Pay Rise?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

With all the discussion in the news about the housing market cooling down it would be easy to take ...

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House Price Index

Sunday, July 23, 2017

With summer school holidays upon us, now is a good time to reflect what has been happening in the ...

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Right Time to Sell?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This week the BBC reorted that estate agents have the lowest stock of homes for 40 years. They stated that ...

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What Dates a House?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Getting your property ready to market is very personal. The key is to tailor make a marketing strategy with ...

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The "Waitrose Effect"?

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The "Waitrose effect" can help add over £36,000 to a property price typically - while living near any national supermarket ...

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Top Tips: How to Sell Your Home Effectively

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Preparing your home for viewers, or “staging” as it’s called, is important. The Home Owner's Alliance offers great advice ...

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Hung Parliment's Affect on Property

Sunday, June 11, 2017

As the nation waits with bated breath to see what happens next after the snap general election, the property ...

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Bank of Mum & Dad

Sunday, June 04, 2017

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research thinkank, parents in the UK will stump up £6.5 billion ...

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Sideways Moving Market?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The UK housing market appears to be 'moving sideways' mortgage lenders have said, as latest figures show a drop ...

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General Election v's Property Market

Sunday, May 21, 2017

When the snap decision was made by the Prime Minister Theresa May to call a general election, the question ...

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House price predictions for 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A rise in stamp duty, the Brexit referendum and outcome and now a snap call for a general election ...

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Property Myths

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Having read an article this week from a “trusted” source advising it’s readers that by naming your house you ...

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Tips for Buying a Flat

Monday, April 17, 2017

Buying a flat instead of a house is a brilliant and affordable option for lots of people. But there ...

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Help For New Property Investors

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Are you a recent first time investor in property or are you considering taking the plunge into property investment? ...

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Get the Look: Edwardian

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Do you have an Edwardian home (dated between 1901 - 1910) and would like to use the age of ...

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Local News: Jesmond Library

Sunday, March 19, 2017

If you are a Jesmond local already or are now looking to move into the area a great source ...

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Get the Look: Victorian

Monday, March 13, 2017

Do you have a Victorian home (dated between 1837 - 1901) and would like to use the age of ...

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Need Help to Buy?

Friday, March 03, 2017

“Help to Buy” is a much discussed topic these days but there still seems to be a great deal ...

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How to Present Your House for Sale

Sunday, February 26, 2017

If you're selling your home you will want to make sure that it is presented in the best way ...

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Buy-to-Let Woes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

If you’re a buy-to-let landlord, you must be feeling as if someone’s got it in for you. First a ...

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Period Property Tips

Monday, February 20, 2017

There are numerous pleasures of purchasing a period property but there are a few pitfalls too. Country Life Magazine ...

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Home Shortage

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Housing White Paper has heavily featured in the news this week and the conclusion is that severe shortage ...

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Annual house price inflation at 9.5% is highest for ten years

Friday, January 08, 2016

House prices bounced up 1.7% in December to stand at £208,286, the Halifax has reported.

The figure compares with ...

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First-time buyers pay the price as they go head to head with investors

Thursday, October 22, 2015

 Asking prices of homes coming on to the market have hit a new record, Rightmove said this morning.

The ...

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Price of a flat rises by 62% in ten years

Thursday, September 24, 2015

 The average price of a flat in the UK has risen by 62% in the past decade, according to ...

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House prices increasing in all regions says RICS

Thursday, September 17, 2015

House prices are increasing in every region of the country, and the trend is set to continue.

That is ...

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House prices still going up says Halifax

Friday, April 10, 2015

House prices went up 0.4% in March to stand at a “seasonally adjusted” £192,971.

According to the Halifax, in ...

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House prices dip by just 0.3%, says Halifax

Friday, March 06, 2015

House prices dipped 0.3% in February, the Halifax has reported.

On a “seasonally adjusted” basis, the average house price ...

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Mortgage wars continue as home buyers find cheapest deals ever

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

 Mortgage rates have plunged to new record lows, the Bank of England has reported, while the price war between ...

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Lending for house purchases surges almost 7% in a year

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mortgage lending for house purchase in November was 12.4% down on October – but 6.6% up on November 2013.

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House prices start the year almost 8% up – Halifax

Friday, January 09, 2015

House prices ended the year 7.8% higher than when 2014 began, the Halifax has said.

It said the average ...

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First-time home buyers at seven-year high

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The number of first-time buyers climbing on to the property ladder rose by more than a fifth last year ...

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UK house prices still going up – but a little more gently

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

UK house prices were up by 10.4% compared with October last year, but this was down from 12.1% in ...

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Cameron launches 20% discount scheme to help first-time buyers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 The Government has launched a new scheme that will offer 100,000 first-time buyers under the age of 40 a ...

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Bailey & Co. Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

All the staff at Bailey & Co. would like to wish all our clients past and present a Merry ...

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George Osborne reveals stamp duty reforms

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Stamp Duty Land Tax has changed at midnight after yesterdays Autumn Statement by Chancellor George Osborne.

Osborne announced that ...

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New £350k plan revealed to make Acorn Road in Jesmond more people-friendly

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A £350,000 scheme to make a popular Newcastle street “more people friendly” has been revealed.

It follows consultation with ...

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Number of mortgages reaches highest level since 2007

Friday, November 14, 2014

The number and value of mortgages taken out by home buyers reached its highest level since 2007 in the ...

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A year since reopening as a community-run library, Jesmond Library has shown at its first annual general meeting significant ...

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Average house prices to rise 30% by 2019, says new Rightmove forecast

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

 Average house prices in England and Wales are set to increase by 30% in the next five years, but ...

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Mortgage price war is good news for borrowers

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mortgage rates of under 2% will become the norm in the months ahead as lenders engage in a price ...

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Average house price in England and Wales approaching 2007 peak

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The average house price in England and Wales is now just £3,500 off the peak of November 2007 thanks ...

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Mortgage products galore as lenders compete for business

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

There are record numbers of mortgage products available – after a leap of almost 1,000 in just one month.

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To Let signs to be banned across major city

Thursday, September 04, 2014

 Letting agents across parts of Newcastle will have to apply for planning permission before they erect boards.

The new ...

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Mortgage lending up by 7% in July

Friday, August 22, 2014

Gross mortgage lending increased by 7% in July to hit its highest monthly figure in almost six years, but ...

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House prices shoot up 10.2% in a year, claims ONS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

House prices in the UK went up 10.2% in the year to June, the Office for National Statistics has ...

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First-time buyer activity ramping up, say mortgage valuers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

More evidence of increasing first-time buyer activity has come from a firm of national valuers.

Connells Survey & Valuation ...

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June mortgage figures suggest it's full steam ahead for the property market

Monday, August 11, 2014

The number of mortgages taken out to fund house purchases increased in June, according to figures from lenders which ...

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UK house prices up 10% in year to July, says Halifax - Average house price now stands at £186,000, boosted by a 3.6% rise between May and July

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

House prices rose by more than 10% in the year to July, the biggest annual growth since the start ...

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Applicant numbers soar 21% as buyer demand remains robust

Monday, July 28, 2014

 An upbeat report from Sequence this morning says that buyer registrations have soared 21% annually across the UK.

Pouring ...

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Detailed. Dedicated. Different.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

'I went to Bailey and Co feeling disillusioned, despondent and disenchanted after seven fruitless months with another Jesmond-based estate ...

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Bailey & Co. Proud to donate to Jesmond Community Festival

Tuesday, May 06, 2014



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Bailey & Co. Proud to sponsor the West Jesmond Summer Ball

Friday, May 02, 2014


We are proud to have been given the opportunity to support ...

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Lily Avenue, Jesmond - SOLD Subject to Contract

Thursday, May 01, 2014

After six months on the market with one of our competitors ...

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Bailey & Co. Launch Party

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

We had an absolutley fantastic evening and hope you did too. ...

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And...We're in!

Monday, April 07, 2014

We've just moved into our new offices at 89 St George's ...

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Bailey & Co. Sell for FREE!* Campaign begins

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Sell your property for FREE* with us. 

We're a new name ...

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Bailey & Co. Partner with Jesmond Library

Thursday, March 27, 2014

In 1963 this landmark building opened to serve Jesmond and quickly ...

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