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Our property experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.

01 September 2019

Securing a new-build bargain before Brexit (The Sunday Times)

With so much uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there are some deals to be done on new homes. 'There's probablly never been a better time to get a bargain on a new-build from a volume devleoper,' says Guy Meacock, director of Prime Purchase. 'So many new-builds have been completed, are under construction, or have planning consent, but there's not enough demand.'

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01 August 2019

The growing popularity of barn conversions (The Daily Mail)

Many people are buying barns to convert into homes. Robin Gould of Prime Purchase says: 'If a barn is listed, then you have listed buildings issues that can make a conversion more tricky, but planners are perfectly willign to consider them in general. With pressure on housing in the countryside, a sensible scheme that converts a barn into a nice residential dwelling shouldn't face too many objections.'

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27 July 2019

Weak pound and falling prices: how overseas investors are flocking to buy half-price British properties (The Daily Telegraph)

Overseas buyers are rushing to buy property in the UK. Charlie Wells, managing director of Prime Purchase, says: 'The general view of overseas buyers is that Brexit is a bit of a circus and it will be out of town at some stage. Whether they are Americans, Europeans or Brits living overseas, there are no reservations about buying in Britain. Now is the time that expats and foreign buyers can grab a bargain.'

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29 June 2019

Raffle falls flat as £2m property raises £227,000 (The Times)

The latest property raffle has fallen flat after the owners sold tickets worth £227,000 for the luxury London flat which is worth £2m. Guy Meacock of Prime Purchase says: 'A raffle cheapens what is a pretty serious exercise. It is highly unlikely that people are going to start raffling off their houses.'

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