Today’s investment will be tomorrow’s growth 

Investing time and energy now to prepare for your future, doesn't just apply to your money. Kevin Gray, CEO of Bath Building Society, talks about embracing new technology's to help growth....with a little help from Monty Don.

Local market news

Carey Gilliland reflects on an unpredictable year, as well as seeing what 2021 might bring

To give you some idea of how unseasonable December was thanks to Covid and the impending SDLT deadline, there were over 160 sales agreed in the month across BA1 and BA2 via all estate agents. Carey Gilliland of Madison Oakley explains more...

Property Showcase

Carey Gilliland, of Madison Oakley, takes a look at an extremely busy year of helping people find their dream home

What a month we had in December! This is just some of our clients homes sold successfully via Madison Oakley just before Christmas. Lots of variety from Georgian cottages through to classic Victorian and Edwardian terraces, apartments and mid 20th century family homes.

House prices

UK house price growth 'fastest for almost six years'

Research from the Nationwide has concluded that UK house prices are 6.5% higher than a year ago - the sharpest rise for nearly six years. Click below for more.


This month Clair Strong talks us through her key interior design trend predictions for 2021

We’ve all been spending a lot of time at home this year. Lockdowns have given us fresh impetus to focus on making our homes look beautiful and work better. Many of us have rearranged our spaces so we can work from home or made our outside spaces work as extra rooms – now it is the time to look ahead to 2021 and how we can make our homes work for a brighter future. Next year it’s all about earthy colour palettes,

bringing nature inside, multipurpose rooms and sustainability.

Property news

What could help keep the trade sector on their upward trajectory of growth?

Benjamin Dyer, CEO of mobile-based billing service for the trades, discusses how a permanent stamp duty cut can help the sector continue to thrive in the New Year


House sales

Property instructions and viewings fall in November, but not at the level seen during first lockdown 

Data published by Andrews, the south of England property group, reveals that instructions and viewings fell significantly in November, as a second lockdown took the wind out of the sails of a property market turbo-charged by the stamp duty holiday.

Instructions were down 30% and viewings fell 18% last month, according to buyer and seller data analysed by Andrews, as the country got to grips with the new restrictions, which kicked in on 5th November. Click below to read more...