Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

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


Prime Purchase wins annual Withers quiz

The Prime Purchase team stormed to victory at the prestigious Withers annual country and landed estates quiz last week. The team, comprised of Guy Meacock, James Watts, James Shaw and me, eventually won the law firm’s hotly contested quiz by just one point.


Mortgage market update

The Bank of England may have decided to raise interest rates by a quarter of a point at its November meeting – the first rate increase in a decade – but it has not heralded the end of cheap mortgage rates


The lengths a buying agent will go to

One Sunday morning found me listening to the vicar’s sermon with one eye on my watch, worried that my son wasn’t going to get to his rugby match in time for kick-off. I am sorry to say that the main reason for my attendance at this particular church service was not because I was in search of spiritual guidance, but to find out whether my client should purchase the Old Rectory next door.


Defending against drones

Love them or loath them, drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are becoming a feature of the modern world. They have the potential to be tremendously useful for property owners – with their uses limited only by our imagination – from building surveys to photographs, monitoring crops to checking livestock.