A survey of 90% of the market by Rightmove revealed that property prices fell 2.9% in August, the second consecutive down month this summer & prices fell nearly 6% in the London market.  While prices generally cool off in summer when fewer people feel like moving, the decline was the worst the Rightmove has ever seen. Although talk of a […]

The head of the National Association of Estate Agents is warning there could be a “panic” reaction by sellers, flooding the market with homes in the fear that mortgage restrictions and interest rate rises may reduce buyer numbers. At the moment it’s no secret that it’s a sellers’ market.  The latest NAEA figures show a particularly strong market with 19 […]

Due to the financial crisis, caused in part by the property market, the Financial Conduct Market (FCA) has reviewed and implemented a number of changes to ensure this type of thing does not happen again.  It’s called the MMR (Mortgage Market review) and it came into place in April, but how does this affect buyers? The changes, implemented by the […]

Watford Borough Council has agreed to spend more than two million pounds on moving Watford market from its current location in charter place to a purpose built two story proposition next to the former TJ Hughes building.  It will have entrances from the High Street and Beechen Grove & will be open for business five days a week. The market […]

A Victorian villa in central Watford, which was the former registry office at 36 Clarendon Road, has been saved from demolition and rebirth as an office and flats development.  The decision came after residents and politicians in the area complained the new development would overshadow nearby homes and result in the loss of part of the town’s architectural heritage creating […]

Home Sweet HMO If you’re a landlord in Watford and need to know more about HMO’s, here is an extract from Watford Borough Councils latest magazine that covers some of the most important aspects of this type of letting arrangement. Whether you’re studying or working, a home in Watford provides an excellent blend of town and country. Yet with average […]

April: The top of the town finally reopens after a stunning revamp. The pond will have new foliage, lights and a bridge, & be a home for ducks and fish, and possibly, the town’s heron. June 19th – 29th Imagine Watford,The Parade  Flagship arts festival combining internationally acclaimed theatre companies and cutting edge performance art. This year’s line up includes independent artists […]

Councillors on Watford Borough Council’s development control committee voted unanimously for the scheme, which will be undertaken by the operators of Intu Watford, Intu.  The centrepiece of the new Charter Place will be a 450-seat, nine screen IMAX cinema – one of only 17 outside of London. The development also promises to create an extra 10,000m2 commercial floor space and 10 […]

The internet is now a crucial part of every estate and letting agent’s marketing effort. However, merely tweeting occasionally or sending a newsletter is not enough to make the most of this new age of technology. By ensuring that they are visible at across all digital consumer touchpoints, property agents can improve their brand loyalty and awareness as well as […]

Work on a £118m rail project that will change the face of Watford and Croxley Green has been approved by the Government. Construction work is due to start in 2014 with completion expected for 2017 & could help keep house prices strong in Watford, Croxley & Rickmansworth. The new rail link will connect Croxley Station on the Metropolitan Line with […]