Insight and Opinion

Thoughts, research and market commentary 

The Prime Purchase team explore what is really going on in the property market.


The very real threat to London's urban villages

The diverse nature of London, with its myriad contrasts and nuances, is a huge selling point for clients, particularly those from overseas - we are, however, in danger of losing this.


The appeal of the tennis court

Having just seen the longest men’s final in Wimbledon history, tennis is always popular with buyers of country houses who nearly always want a court or at least room to create one. 


House names inspired by nature

When it comes to giving a house a name, the British tend not to be terribly original. A quarter of British homes with names have monikers that relate to flowers and trees, according to the Royal Mail. The most popular UK home is Orchard House, with Meadow View and Rose Cottage in second and third place.


The jewel of the East: Bury St Edmunds

It was no surprise to see the bustling market town of Bury St Edmunds top The Sunday Times' list of best places to live in the East of England.