IN THE PRESS

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The Prime Purchase team values highly the opportunities to provide expert advice and opinion in the press. Click on the links below to view some of our commentary.

 

If you are a journalist and require comment, please contact Melanie Bien at Bien Media on 07875 175 357 or melanie@bienmedia.com.

 

 

 

Why small can really be beautiful

10 March 2017 – The Times

 

 

 

 

Why a wardrobe is the new place to hang out

3 March 2017 – The Times

 

 

How London is building new cycle friendly homes

February 2017 – Absolutely London

 

 

The secret market

22 February 2017 – The London Magazine

 

 

Article 50

22 February 2017 – The London Magazine

 

 

The Spear’s Indices

20 February 2017 – Spear’s Magazine

 

 

Chichester: where house-hunting isn’t plain sailing

17 February 2017 – The Financial Times

 

 

 

If in doubt, let it out

26 January 2017 – The London Magazine

 

 

An uptick in Britain’s thatched-roof cottage industry

26 January 2017 – Mansion Global

 

 

How a buying agent moves to the country

18 January 2017 – PrimeResi

 

 

 

Average house prices finish the year strongly

9 January 2017 – Property Reporter

 

 

Elite Viewbar

3 January 2017 – The London Magazine

 

 

Luxury property predictions for 2017

27 December 2016 – Telegraph Luxury

 

 

Letter from the Country

20 December 2016 – PrimeResi

 

 

How to sell for the best price in the winter chill

11 November 2016 – The Times

 

 

A very nice (big) place in the country

11 November 2016 – The Times

 

 

Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2016 Winners Announced

4 November 2016 – Elite Traveler

 

 

Prime Movers: The UK’s top buying agencies

24 October 2016 – PrimeResi

 

 

Iconic streets: Gloucester Road

24 October 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

What a Trump win would mean for London property

24 October 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

Our long love affair with Tudor architecture

21 October 2016 – The Times

 

 

The estate buyers

28 September 2016 – Country Life

 

 

Where city families are buying now

23 August 2016 – The Times

 

 

The high life

3 September 2016 – Sphere Magazine

 

 

Post-Brexit property news

30 August 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

 

Richmond upon Thames named the happiest place to live in London

16 August 2016 – The Evening Standard

 

 

 

Safe as houses

10 August 2016 – Country Life

 

 

 

Iconic streets: Charlotte Street

4 August 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

The new London hotspots for families

July – School House Magazine

 

 

Guy Meacock profile

29 July 2016 – Spear’s Magazine

 

 

Charlie Wells profile

29 July 2016 – Spear’s Magazine

 

 

James Watts profile

29 July 2016 – Spear’s Magazine

 

 

British seaside homes

29 July 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

Is this the perfect home office?

20 July 2016 – Country Life

 

 

The new rules of the property game

8 July 2016 – The Times

 

 

An enduring love affair with cottages

1 July 2016 – The Times

 

 

The Elizabeth Express

29 June 2016 – Country Life

 

 

Dog showers and larders: 9 new home must-haves

28 June 2016 – The Daily Telegraph

 

 

The areas set to step into the spotlight

24 June 2016 – The Times

 

 

How to get into the right prep school

17 June 2016 – Country Life

 

 

How to create the perfect outdoor space

10 June 2016 – The Times

 

 

Sea view properties: Taking the plunge in the UK

6 June 2016 – Country & Town House

 

 

Retirement hotspots in town and country

27 May 2016 – The Times

 

 

Five of the best villages to move to in the South Downs

25 May 2016 – The Evening Standard

 

 

 

 

In or out? The EU vote and house prices

22 April 2016 – The Times

 

 

 

A better gamble than the Grand National

8 April 2016 – The Times

 

 

 

New build: London property guide

5 April 2016 – Country Life

 

 

All aboard the new Silicon Valley Express

25 March 2016 – The Times

 

 

Who wants to live in Soho or Covent Garden?

22 March 2016 – Telegraph Luxury

 

 

Why London's Chester Square remains a premier address

18 March 2016 – Financial Times

 

 

The lure of the super-village

11 March 2016 – Country Life

 

 

We left the city and haven’t looked back

9 March 2016 – Country Life

 

 

Oxford Express

March – Move to London Town and Country

 

 

London - Mayfair vs Knightsbridge

March – International Luxury Property & Travel

 

 

How London’s bridges became property’s must-have

21 February 2016 – The Daily Telegraph

 

 

 

The best addresses for followers of fashion

19 February 2016 – The Times

 

 

Iconic Streets: Pimlico Road

18 February 2016 – The London Magazine

 

 

 

Will today’s buy-to-let boom end in tears?

18 February 2016 – Introducer Today

 

 

The impact of ‘buy to leave- on prime London’s housing market

12 February 2016 – The Financial Times

 

 

Tales of London’s elite home-buying agents

10 February 2016 – Mansion Global

 

 

Tales of London’s elite home-buying agents

10 February 2016 – The Wall Street Journal

 

 

CML warns Treasury of buy-to-let overkill

29 January 2016 – FT Adviser

 

 

Property transactions in decline: Land Registry

29 January 2016 – Financial Reporter

 

 

The rise of the high-end London rental market

February 2016 Country and Town House

 

 

Country Corners

21 January 2016 Move to London and the Country

 

 

UK house price growth accelerates

19 January 2016 FT Adviser

 

 

House prices grow by 7.7% in November

19 January 2016 What Mortgage

 

 

 

House prices leap by another £17k in just one year

19 January 2016 This is Money

 

 

Where to buy a house in London

6 January 2016 Country Life

 

 

Highly charged

15 November 2015 The Sunday Times

 

 

The best places to live near London: Surrey

2 November 2015 Country Life

 

 

Prime Purchase strengthens London Team

2 November 2015 Prime Resi

 

 

New recruits for two high profile London buying agencies

2 November 2015 Estate Agent Today

 

 

I bought a flat for my 15-year-old son

29 October 2015 The Times

 

 

How to be in your new home by Christmas

29 October 2015 The Times

 

 

The wild, wild West Country: when and where to buy

24 October 2015 The Daily Telegraph

 

 

 

CML reports August saw monthly lending slump

13 October 2015 FT Adviser

 

 

The new elite postcodes in the capital

2 October 2015 The Times

 

 

 

The importance of the Downton effect

25 September 2015 The Times

 

 

Which river in Hampshire is the best to live on? 

23 September 2015 Country Life

 

 

Best cities: St Albans 

13 September 2015 The Sunday Times

 

 

The leaders of the property pack 

11 September 2015 The Times

 

 

How much for a home near a good school? 

4 September 2015 The Times

 

 

Interest in equestrian estates remains consistent 

2 September 2015 Country Life

 

 

The rise of the urban downsizer 

26 August 2015 Country Life

 

 

 

 

UK house prices up slightly in June: ONS

18 August 2015 FT Adviser

 

 

UK house prices up slightly in June: ONS

18 August 2015 FT Adviser

 

 

 

 

Why we can't get enough of cottages

7 August 2015 The Times

 

 

 

 

UK house prices now ahead of pre-crisis boom

July 2015 Relocate Global

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-election bounce 

1 July 2015 The London Magazine

 

 

 

 

House prices in England and Wales stay static

26 June 2015 The Guardian

 

 

 

Land Registry: May house prices remain static

26 June 2015 Financial Reporter

 

 

 

What you should know about house prices

19 June 2015 The Times

 

 

The charm of Chalke Valley 

17 June 2015 Country Life

 

 

 

UK house price growth outstrips London rate 

16 June 2015 Mortgage Solutions

 

 

 

Cottage Industry 

June 2015 Move to London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House price growth slows in May

3 June 2015 Moneywise

 

 

 

Halfway House 

May 2015 Move to the Country

 

 

House price fall 0.8% in March as sales slow

30 April 2015 The Guardian

 

 

Land Registry: March house price drop 0.8%

30 April 2015 Financial Reporter

 

 

What do buyers love the most? A garden.

24 April 2015 The Times

 

 

 

Cottages: ten things you need to know

17 April 2015 The Times

 

 

 

The top 15 market towns in Britain

10 April 2015 The Times

 

 

The charm of the Chilterns

25 March 2015 Country Life

 

 

House prices keep on nudging 2007 peak

27 March 2015 FT Adviser

 

 

Can you afford a waterfront property?

27 March 2015 The Times

 

 

Help your children on to the home ladder

21 March 2015 The Times

 

 

 

 

The new wave

March 2015 Move to London

 

 

Buying agents can help get the best price

6 March 2015 The Times

 

 

How to buy before the Election

6 March 2015 The Times

 

 

 

Month-on-month house prices down in February

5 March 2015 Mortgage Solutions

 

 

 

Iconic streets - Wimpole Street

3 March 2015 The London Magazine

 

 

The meaning of luxury

2 March 2015 The London Magazine

 

 

Quantitative easing and the housing market

2 March 2015 The London Magazine

 

 

 

Property prices only £2k less than 2007 peak

27 February 2015 FT Adviser

 

 

 

January prices inflate 1.3%

27 February 2015 Mortgage Introducer

 

 

Pre-election period creates 'buyer's market'

26 February 2015 Mortgage Solutions

 

 

Mortgage lenders get tough on first-time buyers

25 February 2015 TheTelegraph

 

 

What makes a perfect pied à terre?

9 February 2015 The London Magazine

 

 

 

Unlock the key to your perfect property

February 2015 Country and Townhouse

 

 

Buyers profit from mixed use loophole

6 February 2015 The Times

 

 

 

North West records biggest drop in house prices

29 January 2015 Mortgage Solutions

 

 

House prices closing in on 2007 peak

29 January 2015 Mortgage Introducer

 

 

Land registry: annual house prices up 7%

29 January 2015 Financial Reporter

 

 

House price growth slows for fifth month

29 January 2015 This is Money

 

 

How the big house price surveys work

22 January 2015 The Times

 

 

Have I got mews for you

14 January 2015 Move to London

 

 

Don't be a loser when borrowing costs rise

3 January 2015 The Times

 

 

Luxury property predictions 2015

30 December 2014 Luxury Telegraph

 

 

UK property market looks safe as houses

28 December 2014 The Express

 

 

Stamp duty now merely a 'bad' tax

6 December 2014 The Financial Times

 

 

 

The Time is Ripe

19 November

 

 

ONS: House prices up 12%

18 November 2014 Mortgage Introducer

 

 

 

New boss for high-end buying agency

13 November 2014 Estate Agent Today

 

 

Into the wood

12 November 2014 Move to London

 

 

Terraced houses

7 November 2014 London Property Review

 

 

 

The return of the British buyer in London

8 OCTOBER 2014 Country Life

 

 

Britain's best places for foraging

7 OCTOBER 2014 Sunday Telegraph

 

 

 

 

British buyers bid for country homes

3 OCTOBER 2014 The Times

 

 

Idyllic autumn retreats from East Sussex to Dorset

24 SEPTEMBER 2014 Country Life

 

 

House prices now above previous peak in six regions

16 SEPTEMBER 2014 The Independent

 

 

 

House price boom is easing off

10 SEPTEMBER 2014 The Daily Mail

 

 

House prices 'cooling' in August

8 SEPTEMBER 2014 The Independent

 

 

 

Weekend homes

20 AUGUST 2014 Countrylife

 

 

Hi-tech homes

AUGUST 2014 Country and Town House

 

 

 

 

 

Londoners cash in on their pricey homes

6 AUGUST 2014 Wall Street Journal

 

 

 

House prices growing at slowest rate for a year

31 JULY 2014 The Independent

 

 

How households are preparing to avoid mansion tax

13 JULY 2014 The SundayTelegraph

 

 

Property guide to Bosham

4 JULY 2014 Country Life

 

 

Postcode Wars

JULY 2014 Country and Town House

 

 

Communting from London - the best places to buy

30 JUNE 2014 The Sunday Telegraph

 

 

Must try harder

22 JUNE 2014 The Sunday Times

 

 

 

Room at the Inn

JUNE 2014 Compass Magazine

 

 

Further lending curbs unlikely

6 JUNE 2014 Financial Times

 

 

 

 

The showroom garage comes of age

21 MAY 2014 Country Life

 

 

 

 

Now is the moment to rescue a wreck

9 MAY 2014 The Times

 

 

 

 

How the professionals set property prices

25 APRIL 2014 The Times

 

 

A Bigger Splash - Homes with Pools

25 APRIL 2014 The Times

 

 

Mansion Expansion

25 APRIL 2014 Move to London

 

 

Capital Gains

9 APRIL 2014 Mortgage Strategy

 

 

The Oxford v Cambridge property race

2 APRIL 2014 Country Life

 

 

Before you buy, know your broadband speed?

27 MARCH 2014 The Evening Standard

 

 

Budget 2014: industry backs 15% stamp duty change

20 MARCH 2014 Mortgage Introducer

 

Budget 2014: Reactions

19 MARCH 2014 Prime Resi

 

Loosening the belt

MARCH 2014 Country and Townhouse

 

 

The best places to live near London 

5 MARCH 2014 Country Life

 

 

 

What the 2014 floods will cost you

24 FEBRUARY 2014 Yahoo! Finance

 

Fresh stamp duty woes for homebuyers

21 FEBRUARY 2014 The Times

 

 

The best of culture in the countryside 

19 FEBRUARY 2014 Country Life

 

 

Parsons Green 

5 FEBRUARY 2014  Country Life

 

Five ways to beat rivals in a property hunt 

2 FEBRUARY 2014  The Sunday Times

 

Where to buy property in London 

8 JANUARY 2014  Country Life

 

Take the pain out of downsizing 

6 DECEMBER 2013  Country Life

 

 

 

A Pied-a-terre buying guide in three glamorous cities

7 NOVEMBER 2013  The Wall Street Journal

 

The West Country's best kept secrets

26 OCTOBER 2013  The Daily Telegraph

 

The new rural hotspots

6 OCTOBER 2013 The Sunday Times

 

London's Summer Property Drought 

7 AUGUST 2013  Evening Standard

 

The home office 

01 JUNE 2013 Country & Townhouse

 

How to sell your house 

31 MAY 2013 The Telegraph

 

Mind your manors 

25 MAY 2013 The Australian

 

 

Hong Kong landlords warned against illegal tenants 

24 MAY 2013 South China Morning Post

 

Unusual country houses 

24 MAY 2013 Country Life

 

Single-minded 

05 MAY 2013 Financial Times

 

Property profile - Cheltenham 

05 MAY 2013 Country Life

 

10 tips for buyers 

19 APRIL 2013 The Times

 

England's new golden triangles 

14 APRIL 2013 Sunday Times

 

Centre stage 

12 APRIL 2013 Financial Times

 

1 MAY 2013 Country and Townhouse

05 APRIL 2013 Country Life

23 MARCH 2013 Prime Resi

21 MARCH 2013 The Times

01 APRIL 2013 Country and Townhouse

09 MARCH 2013 Financial Times

01 MARCH 2013 Country Life

21 FEBRUARY 2013 Country Life

16 JANUARY 2013 Country Life

Londoners it's time to move to the country

12 JANUARY 2013 Telegraph

7 NOVEMBER 2012 Evening Standard

4 NOVEMBER 2012 Sunday Times

2 NOVEMBER 2012 Country Life

26 OCTOBER 2012 Evening Standard

5 OCTOBER 2012 Financial Times

13 SEPTEMBER 2012 Country Life

7 SEPTEMBER 2012 Country Life

1 SEPTEMBER 2012 Financial Times

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