Welcome to the Prime Purchase blog which has regular commentary on the property market from our property search agents.



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The fashion for dressing rooms Sarah Broughton 16 FEBRUARY 2017

As fashion lovers descend on London Fashion Week to discover the latest trends and direction for clothes this autumn/winter, a room dedicated to the business of getting dressed has never been more desirable. 

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Diversifying assets and risks James Watts 01 FEBRUARY 2017

If you ask someone what buying agents do, chances are they might say that they help the very rich source expensive homes in the prime residential markets of central London (and perhaps the country). But there is far more to it.

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What's in store for the country market this year? Charlie Wells 13 JANUARY 2017

One of the biggest challenges for a buying agent working in the country, as opposed to London, is a geographical one. 

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Family values Emma Seaton 12 JANUARY 2017

While the number of buying agents has multiplied in recent years, there are still relatively few women working in the business. 

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'Tis the season to party Charlie Wells 09 DECEMBER 2016

At this time of year, which is all about entertaining family and friends, a home really comes into its own.

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A is for Art Adviser Flora McEvedy 05 DECEMBER 2016

Alongside the architect and interior designer, involving an art adviser from the outset can greatly benefit the final outcome. Why? 

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Securing your home Philip Eddell 03 NOVEMBER 2016

When a country house is being refurbished, it’s normal to appoint either a building surveyor or architect, often an interior designer or garden designer will also get involved, but what is more frequently overlooked is a security consultant.

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What a Trump victory could mean for the London property market Guy Meacock 26 OCTOBER 2016

With Prime Minister Theresa May focused on a hard Brexit and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond warning that there are two years of uncertainty ahead, it is not clear how things will play out for the London property market. While there is plenty of uncertainty, what one can say with relative confidence is that Donald Trump is not viewed as a safe pair of hands. If he does become US president, he will be a long way from Barack Obama in terms of his ability to calm a fragile global situation, and it could turn out to be another blow for the housing market.

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A buying agent's tips for moving home Robin Gould 22 SEPTEMBER 2016

Moving is commonly held to be one of the most stressful things you will ever do. As buying agents, we are used to advising clients on their move but rarely get first-hand experience of it. 

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Mortgages fall to record lows Mark Hampton 15 SEPTEMBER 2016

With mortgage rates at record lows, there has never been a better time to take out funding for a property purchase. With the average mortgage rate falling in the second quarter of this year to 2.56 per cent, according to the Financial Conduct Authority, both fixed and variable rates are on the slide.


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