Local market update Hampstead, London NW3

Sales Manager, Jeremy Stecker gives a market update on Hampstead, London’s famous hilltop jewel that combines beautiful period architecture with breath-taking views from the eponymous Heath. The affluent, leafy side streets that radiate outwards from the village-like High Street are some of the most picturesque in the Capital. Properties here are much sought after…

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The London property sales market – April 2021

The London residential sales property market remains strong, with demand boosted further by Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the Stamp Duty holiday until June 30th 2021. After that, the threshold at which buyers will start to pay the tax will be £250,000, double the normal rate, until September 30th. From October, the point at …

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Ten important questions for buyers to consider during a viewing

A recent YouGov poll revealed that 42% of homeowners wished that they had paid more attention to certain details during the house purchase process. However, buyers’ regret is an emotion that can be largely avoided if the right set of questions are asked. Here are my top ten tips for what homebuyers should be asking …

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The London property sales market – March 2021

We continue to see steady demand from buyers looking for London property – both from international investors and from homeowners looking to make their first property purchase or move up the property ladder.  In fact, our most recent figures show that we agreed more sales in 2020 than in 2019. This is despite three lockdowns …

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Ten reasons to make your home in Hampstead

For those who take comfort in knowing that most of life’s pleasures can be enjoyed within a short stroll from their front door, Hampstead is the ideal neighbourhood. Culture, beauty and well-being fill its historic streets, intriguing shops and cosy eateries. It’s no surprise that virtually anyone who appreciates beautiful surroundings will naturally gravitate towards …

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Pancake UK property market topped with above average house prices

Our latest research here at Benham and Reeves, has found that pancake related street names have largely left a sweet taste in the mouth of the nation’s home sellers over the last year! With Shrove Tuesday almost here, our research team analysed sold price property records from the Land Registry, to find out how much …

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The London property sales market – February 2021

The London residential property market remains resilient and despite current lockdown restrictions, we are busy, working within the government’s strict Covid 19 regulations.

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London property sales market – review of 2020

2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year for property sales in London – from the lockdown in March which saw the housing market shut down completely, to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s temporary Stamp Duty holiday which has prompted a surge in activity, boosting demand from London homebuyers.

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The London property sales market – November 2020

Lockdown has prompted many people to reassess what they want from their property purchase. Some Londoners are looking to move to a new part of the Capital, while others are looking for more space. Whatever the location, flexibility is more important than ever and a home now has to be multi-functional and able to quickly …

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Generation Buy. the creation of two million first-time homeowners

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has pledged to create two million more homeowners with the introduction of a new 5% deposit mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, aimed at helping younger people in particular get onto the property ladder. At the annual Conservative conference, held virtually this year because of Coronavirus restrictions, the Prime Minister …

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The London property sales market – October 2020

Demand for homes in London continues to grow and the market is getting busier. We are carrying out growing numbers of valuations and receiving new instructions daily, so our stock levels are increasing which is leading to more viewings with potential buyers. This increase in activity is now starting to translate into greater numbers of …

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The London property sales market – September 2020

London is experiencing a real surge in demand for homes, as buyers take advantage of the current Stamp Duty holiday as well as historically low interest rates, both of which are contributing to the current boom in activity in the housing market.

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