Come to market now… but choose a boutique agency to do so

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After a tricky few years, the housing market got off to an encouraging start in January, with Rightmove reporting its busiest month ever and estate agents witnessing a significant uptick in new buyer registrations. With rumours of a 3 per ...

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Signs of recovery as real emotion returns to the housing market

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The number of respected agents and commentators calling the bottom of the housing market is steadily increasing. But if there is a sure sign that the housing market is really turning a corner, it is the return of ‘real emotion’. ...

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Prime rental market boom as NVP expands lettings division

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With so much uncertainty around, created firstly by the UK’s proposed departure from the European Union and latterly the general election, it is no surprise that the rental market is so strong. Many people want to retain as much flexibility ...

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Pricing your home to sell

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As autumn settles, the prime central London property market remains tricky and price sensitive. There is a continued shortage of stock and agents are clamouring for business. But at Nicolas Van Patrick we believe it is important to stick to ...

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Will Brexit Halloween spook the property market?

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What’s in store for the housing market this autumn ahead of the 31 October Brexit deadline? As the Brexit deadline of 31 October looms, the big question as we head into autumn is what impact it will have on the ...

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Super-prime lettings boom as falling prices, stamp duty and Brexit deter buyers

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Brexit uncertainty has certainly prompted growth in one area – the prime rental market. In the first four months of this year a record number of tenancies above £5,000 per week were agreed in London. These higher-value rents have been ...

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Why now is the time to buy a house in Knightsbridge

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If you are buying a house in Knightsbridge, Nicolas Van Patrick believes it is the best opportunity to do so in a decade. Flats have weathered the recent downturn in pricing better, and subsequently are still at a 30 per ...

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The lost art of valuing property

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Estate agents have come under attack for overvaluing properties in order to attract homeowners. Research in The Times claimed that some estate agent chains are overvaluing properties by up to a fifth in order to get the instruction. The Times added that the biggest ...

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The Rise and Fall of Online Estate Agents

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This month’s blog is about how to focus on the truth and not get swept away in hyperbole... not always easy in today’s world! Throughout 2016 and 2017 the property pages were awash with news about Purple Bricks and co ...

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A selection of the best property stories this month:

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Read on for a selection of our favourite property stories from March 2019...

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