Our property buying experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.
Guy Meacock of Prime Purchase said the additional stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords introduced in 2016 had cooled the second-homes market for luxury properties. However, he said that Brexit had created a 'gilt-edged' opportunity for overseas buyers to invest in London that 'we won't see again for some time'.Read More
Robin Gould, a director of Prime Purchase, an agency that acts on behalf of buyers, says an alternative to going chain-free can be a bridging loan, which allows a buyer to purchase their new home before they have sold their old one.Read More
Guy Meacock, director of Prime Purchase, has noticed more transatlantic buyers. 'The Americans had deserted London to an extent for a number of years but there are compelling reasons for their return, not least the political situation at home with Donald Trump and the pound at almost parity with the dollar. The added attraction is that much of London's property is about 20 per cent cheaper than it was.'Read More
To keep family harmony, create two living spaces over the Christmas period, says Sarah Broughton of Prime Purchase. 'Young families make a lot of noise as excitement levels rise, while the older generation tend to prefer more peace,' she says. 'It is great if you have a large living room where the whole family can come together, but I would suggest borrowing another television, if you don't have more than one, so that you can create a quiet space where older relations can sit and watch something other than Frozen.'Read More