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



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Timing your move to the country Emma Seaton 09 MARCH 2018

When is the right time to move out of London for the country? It’s a question I get asked all the time and the short answer is: it is always the right time.

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Buying a listed property? You may need Indiana Jones Paula Lutescu-Jones 07 MARCH 2018

One of the first questions I am often asked is why does Savills have an archaeologist? 

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London’s hidden gems: Telegraph Hill James Watts 23 FEBRUARY 2018

It is an area that few of our clients will have heard of, but sitting on a hilltop between Peckham and New Cross lies a pocket of London that offers outstanding views, a beautiful park and gardens that go on forever. 

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Should you buy a period doer-upper? Robin Gould 12 FEBRUARY 2018

Years ago the forgotten wreck that needed the special touch to bring it back to life was so highly sought after that such a sleeping beauty could often sell for nearly as much as a house that had been 'kissed' by someone else's taste. 

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Why garages will never go out of fashion Sarah Broughton 23 JANUARY 2018

With modern cars getting bigger and bigger, while most garages were built years ago of a certain and modest size, there is a strong chance you would no longer be able to fit your motor into the garage even if you wanted to. 

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Online shopping threatens the rural idyll Charlie Wells 18 JANUARY 2018

Online shopping is certainly convenient, saving time and often money compared with getting in the car and visiting your local high street or shopping centre. But the sad fact is that online shopping is ruining the peace and tranquillity of our villages and country lanes.

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Exchange in one day? Yes, it’s possible Ed Whittington 13 DECEMBER 2017

Moving house is tortuous in every way, usually not helped by the legal process, which can drag on for several months without any explanation whatsoever. 

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Prime Purchase wins annual Withers quiz Robin Gould 12 DECEMBER 2017

The Prime Purchase team stormed to victory at the prestigious Withers annual country and landed estates quiz last week.

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Mortgage market update 21 NOVEMBER 2017

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. 

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The lengths a buying agent will go to James Shaw 10 OCTOBER 2017

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