Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

Our property search agents explore what is really going on in the property market.


Come on in - the water's lovely

The luxury of a swimming pool in the back garden continues to appeal to many UK buyers.


Brilliant Badminton

It’s that time of year again – one of Britain’s greatest sporting traditions, Badminton Horse Trials, which runs until Sunday.


Listed Buildings

The listed status of approximately half a million buildings across England and Wales, nearly 70,000 in Scotland and 8,500 in Northern Ireland, provide us with some of the most beautiful and fascinating homes.


What's in a name?

How much value can be placed on the name of a property? While it is hard to quantify, anecdotally we know that properties with unusual or slightly derogatory names can take longer to sell. Indeed, some don’t sell at all until the name is changed to something more aspirational or just less peculiar.