Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

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


The Cotswolds – maintaining their enduring appeal

Will the Cotswolds ever go out of fashion? This quintessentially English part of the world stretches across six counties with its rolling hills, chocolate box cottages, quaint, unspoilt villages famous for their golden-coloured Cotswold stone and medieval market towns.


Working from home

Home working is increasingly important for our clients, as employers become more flexible and people don’t need to be tied to a desk in central London. This can have a significant impact on the home search, as they don’t necessarily need to be within such close proximity to a train station with a fast service into London.


What Chelsea Flower Show can teach us about our own gardens

Marcus Barnett is an award winning landscape and garden designer, winning, amongst other things, gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2005 and also in 2006, when he designed a garden for Savills. Over the years of working with Marcus he has been a valued adviser to many of our clients and is always happy to discuss projects without any obligation. To see more of Marcus’ work you may wish to visit his website,


Why a strong May majority is good for property

While weaker sterling is highly annoying for any Brits planning their summer holidays, dollar-based buyers are not shedding any tears. Many plan to take advantage of our weaker currency, particularly as it has started to strengthen against the dollar on the back of Prime Minister Theresa May calling a surprise General Election.