Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

The Prime Purchase team explore what is really going on in the property market.


Best offers - the buyer's nightmare

It may seem strange, in this lacklustre market, to be writing about that ultimate nightmare for buyers of being asked for a 'best offer', a favourite tool of selling agents where they ask all interested parties to submit in writing by a closing date their best and final bid.


Why a property tax on foreign buyers is an own goal

Those of us who think that the stamp duty system is already broken will be dismayed by the government’s announcement that it is to 'consult' on the idea of levying an additional 3 per cent stamp duty on any foreign person buying property in the UK.


Escape to the country - one year on

Remarkably, a year has flown by since we uprooted the family and moved from London to Hampshire.


How the particular demands of working parents shape a property search

A property search is very specific to each client, who will have his or her own particular set of requirements and must-haves. However, increasingly we are finding that both husband and wife work, which produces a number of fairlysimilar broad requirements when it comes to the property search.