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Seths Property Market Report September 2019

Fri 08 Nov 2019

Read our September 2019 Property Market Report and find out how Leicester has come in comparison to major cities in the UK.

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Property Sales are being driven by First-Time Buyers!

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Property Sales in 2019 were driven by First Time Buyers according to a new analysis by Hometrack, who are estimating the same for 2019.

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UK Consumers borrow more money in July

Fri 30 Aug 2019

The UK property market continues to show strong signs, with demand for new mortgages being at an all time high!

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73% of aspiring investors consider property to be the best and least volatile long-term investment!

Tue 23 Jul 2019

With the recent changes in the Buy-To-let market, 73% of aspiring investors consider property to be the best and least volatile long-term investment, according to a recent study by Benham and Reeves. 

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What's the consensus view of the property market?

Wed 12 Jun 2019

With the current political uncertainty that the country is facing and the uncertainty over Brexit, what's the consensus view of the property market?

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8 steps to add up to £45,000 to the value of your home !

Thu 23 May 2019

8 steps to add £45,000 to the value of your home by making some small changes !

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Top 8 Mistakes Landlords Make

Tue 30 Apr 2019

We've written a small guide on the top 8 mistakes landlords make when investing in property. From understanding what a deposit scheme is, to property inspections, find out what these top 8 mistakes are !

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Why are there many new developments being built in Leicester?

Fri 29 Mar 2019

With the recent news from Hometrack that Leicester is the number 1 place to invest in property, its not difficult to see and understand why there are many developments being built around the city and its surrounding parts.

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Leicester is named the best city in the UK to invest in property !

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Leicester is named the best city in the UK to invest in property by Hometrack ! According to Hometrack’s City House Price Index, Leicester has come...

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Should I Invest before Brexit?

Fri 22 Feb 2019

While there is only 1 month left until Brexit, there is still no certainty about any UK industry. Except.. Property Investment. A recent study shows that Brexit has made a very limited impact on the UK’s property market, with no price fluctuation or market activity fall whatsoever.

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Does Lloyds see a rise in the property market with their new 100% mortgage offer before Brexit?

Mon 04 Feb 2019

With Brexit on everyone’s mind and not long to go until March 29th, no one knows what the outcome will be and how this will affect the property market.  However, does Lloyds see a rise in the property market with their new 100% mortgage offer before Brexit?

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Why using a Professional Agent is Important!

Thu 24 Jan 2019

With online selling platforms such as Gumtree, eBay, Facebook to name a few, it offers the possibility for anyone to sell anything they want.  From simple items such as phones, tablets, to even expensive watches, cars and renting properties! Unfortunately sometimes this can cause many problems, especially when it comes to online scams!  

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And so this is Christmas

Wed 12 Dec 2018

We’re a musical bunch at Seths, or some of us like to think we are. Which means we love a bit of carol singing and festive songs on loop in our office. Have you got your Christmas list ready?

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Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

Wed 05 Dec 2018

We’ve come up with these five tips to help you get your property ready for winter before the weather really turns for the worse.

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The change in the property market !

Wed 21 Nov 2018

2018 has seen the property market in the UK change, where the Midlands has seen the biggest rise in property prices. How is this affecting Leicester and what is the prediction for 2019?

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£51 Million Property Project overlooking the River Soar

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Following our property blog, Leicester’s property market keeps on thriving, with the latest announcement of 380 new rental apartments being built in Bath Lane overlooking the River Soar.  

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The Biggest Question Home Sellers Need to Ask?

Mon 05 Nov 2018

How do I sell my home for the best price possible within the shortest period? Whatever the reason whether it’s downsizing, needing more space, wanting a better neighbourhood or to be closer to excellent schools it’s life changing.

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Where are house prices increasing the most?

Mon 22 Oct 2018

On average house prices have risen about 3.2%, with the average house now costing in the region of £233,000.00 according to the ONS. In the East Midlands, house prices are rising the fastest and have increased by an average of...

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How presentable is your home when you come to sell it?

Sat 13 Oct 2018

When coming to sell your property it is essential to make your home presentable for the buyer, as first impressions really count when viewing a house for the first time. Think back when you did your viewing for the property you are currently in?

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Why Buy-To-Lets are still a good investment !

Fri 05 Oct 2018

With Brexit not too far away, many people are considering whether Buy-To-Lets are still a good investment. However, today’s uncertain market conditions offer canny buyers opportunities to find a property bargain.

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Is Leicester the next place to invest in?

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Leicester is becoming an interesting city regarding property investment.  Over the last year we have seen the new Mattioli Woods building replacing the old council building.  We have also seen the fast rise of a £50 million project opposite John Lewis on Vaughan way, which consists of a 150 room Novotel Hotel and a 100 room Adagio Aparthotel.  Further to this there are many more developments taking place in the centre of Leicester, including the new...

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How Much? Some of The UK’s Most Expensive Homes

Tue 21 Aug 2018

The following four properties must have been snapped up by people in seriously great financial positions and with budgets that are pretty much out of this world. They rank as some of the UK’s most expensive pads.

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What will the homes of 2068 look like?

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Technology is evolving so quickly that it’s hard to predict what will be around next year let alone in 50 years. But at Seths we’ve dusted off our crystal ball and have jumped onto the internet to look at what homes may look like in 2018.

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Does Your Home Pass the 20 Second Test?

Tue 17 Jul 2018

We live in a World where most of us are bombarded with never ending streams of information to process. And that information overload is leading to people making snap judgments quicker than ever. We see it here at Seths when people view a property.

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Five Quick and Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Fri 06 Jul 2018

We’ve had a chat in the office and put our heads together to come up with these five quick and easy ways to add value to your home which will not cost you thousands of pounds and lots of time.

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How Available is Your Estate Agent?

Tue 13 Mar 2018

We were discussing this in our office this week. One of the biggest frustrations we had with our individual dealings with estate agents was how hard it was to speak with them. Basic stuff, but very important when you’re making what will probably be the biggest purchase/sale of your life.

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Evington Residential Property Market Update

Thu 01 Feb 2018

More, now than ever, people are worried about property prices due to Brexit and other issues going on in the World.  However, property asking prices in Leicester are certainly at an all-time high, and have surpassed pre credit crunch prices.

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Belgrave and Rushey Mead Residential Property Market Update

Thu 01 Feb 2018

As I have already mentioned in one of my previous articles, more, now than ever, people are worried about property prices due to Brexit and other issues going on in the World.  However, property asking prices in Leicester are certainly at an all-time high, and have surpassed pre credit crunch prices.

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Everything You Need To Know About Buy-To-Let

Thu 01 Feb 2018

Owning a second home or investment property has become a popular way of planning for retirement income throughout the Country, and especially so in Leicester.  Not only does it provide a regular income, but it will most likely appreciate in the long term. At Seths we have helped hundreds of landlords secure and rent out their investment property, which is testament to our local market property knowledge.

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Top tips to help landlords plan ahead for 2018

Fri 08 Dec 2017

To stay ahead it’s often important to think ahead so, as another year draws to a close, those helpful souls at Belvoir have compiled a list of tips to help you plan out your strategy for 2018.

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Budget Boost for Leicester’s Property Market

Wed 22 Nov 2017

The Chancellor Philip Hammond saved the best bit in his Autumn Budget to last when it came to the property market in Leicester. Following more than an hour of outlining his financial vision for the country he grabbed the headlines by finishing with the announcement that Stamp Duty is to be abolished for first time buyers purchasing homes up to the value of £300,000.

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What the Interest Rate Rise Means to Home Owners and Buyers?

Thu 02 Nov 2017

Cast your mind back to 2007 and Rhianna topped the charts with her Umbrella song, Cristiano Ronaldo led Manchester United to Premier league glory and the first generation of iPhones was only three months old. But what will the base rate rise from 0.25 to 0.50 mean for home owners, first time buyers and investors?

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