Expert opinion & advice
The Kevin Gray column
Student mortgages can be a sensible option
As the parent of two children of university age, I know only too well the cost of student accommodation in campus towns like Bath. The reality is that the student loans system is not sufficient to support our young people whilst they are at college. Read more about Kevin's thoughts below.
New 95% mortgage scheme launches
A new government-backed mortgage scheme will help first time buyers or current homeowners secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit. The scheme went live on April 19th and was first announced in the autumn budget....
Half of homebuyers never visit their estate agent's office - are multi-disciplinary branches the answer?
New research from WiggyWam, the all-in-one property platform, reveals that homebuyers are divided on whether or not it’s important for estate agents to maintain a physical high street presence in this modern age of homebuying.
Local expert opinion
What's hot and what's not in Bath, as local buyers put their trust in independent agents
Two startling property headlines have just been released by the Office for National Statistics and HMRC – the ONS have calculated the average UK house price has risen 8.6% in the last year and HMRC figures show the number of property transactions in March 2021 was more than double that of March 2020. Click to read more...
Here’s where 95% mortgages will benefit homebuyers the most
Research from national UK estate agent, Keller Williams UK, has found that the ability to secure a mortgage with a five per cent deposit should reduce the time to save by over two years for some buyers across the UK property market.
Keller Williams UK analysed the current average house price across each area of the market, what this would require for both a 15% and 5% deposit, and how many months of net monthly income was required to save each deposit.
New homes focus
Ashford Homes is pleased to present Bailbrook Lane – a stunning development of two individual contemporary homes with magnificent views. The development is approached through a private gated driveway and each home has been meticulously designed and crafted for modern day living with large, light filled rooms housed under a sedum green roof.
New Homes focus
Experience Regency Bath at Holburne Park
Holburne Park is a new development of Georgian-style terraced houses, villas and apartments set in 6 acres of landscaped parkland with views across the World Heritage City of Bath.
Phase 2 is available now with a number of properties in this phase occupied and a selection of houses ready for occupation.
House prices could boom by a further £30,000 this year
The house price boom caused by the introduction of the stamp duty holiday could see the average house price across England climb by another £23,000 before the end of the year, should current market trends continue.
On the market
House and home
This month interior designer, Clair Strong, reveals how to make your outside space work for entertaining
This summer making the most of your outdoor living space is top of most of our interior design lists. Whether you have a big garden, an urban courtyard or a tiny balcony, there is so much you can do to bring the outdoors in and create extra outside living space.