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What do buyers find essential in the current climate?

More than a quarter of UK homeowners have claimed that their property priorities have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak. These homebuyers now seek different criteria when looking for a property to suit their current needs and lifestyles. Easy commutes to work, proximity to local shops and restaurants, and local public transport links are still desirable, […]

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How much hidden equity is in your home?

It has been reported that almost half of homeowners are undervaluing their homes, including some cases where the properties were worth nearly £50,000 more than they realised. Zoopla reports that only three in ten people have an accurate idea of how much their home is worth, with 45% undervaluing and 25% overvaluing.* Andrew Lodge, Managing […]

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Make The Most Of Stamp Duty Holiday Extension

The stamp duty holiday announcement in the Spring 2021 Budget sparked an increase in home-hunter activity. Our team received a flurry of enquiries as buyers now have the motivation to move home. The spring market is set to be busy this year so now is the ideal time to take action if you are planning […]

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Housing Market Report

The latest Housing Market Report from NAEA Propertymark (National Association of Estate Agents) reflects the widespread increased activity in the sector with a record-breaking figure of prospective buyers for October 2020 across the UK. The report shows that the number of prospective buyers reached an average of 451 per branch, the highest ever recorded for […]

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Guild Agents Have Largest Market Share

As a member of The Guild of Property Professionals, Andrew Lodge Estate Agents is delighted with information recently released by analyst TwentyEA. It reveals that members of the Guild made up 5.56% of the market last year, based on 87,541 new instructions. This figure grew to total market share of 5.7% new instructions in January […]

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Record January for Property Portals

Andrew Lodge Estate Agents invests in the best marketing tools and online platforms. We successfully market our properties across portals including Rightmove and OntheMarket. We are delighted that both portals announced record traffic in January 2020, highlighting how market confidence is retuning. OnTheMarket in January exceeded 30 million visits which is a new monthly record […]

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Mortgage Market Review

Brexit dominated the headlines in 2019, resulting in many homeowners staying put while they waited for political and economic uncertainty to subside. Only time will tell whether the Conservatives’ election win will bring greater stability, but in the meantime there remain plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the UK mortgage and property market at […]

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Importance Of A Good Credit Rating

When it comes to buying a new house, it is important to check your credit rating to avoid unexpected hurdles along the way. Mortgage companies and lenders will want to confirm that you are credible and they can check this by looking into your personal credit report. Whenever you apply for a credit or loan […]

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Regional Housing Market Update

Andrew Lodge Estate Agents in Farnham recently received a regional housing market update from The Guild of Property Professionals, which focuses on the South East. Despite uncertainty around Brexit the report makes for some positive reading and highlights interesting points regarding the local and national property market. Andrew Lodge, Managing Director, comments: “According to the […]

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Farnham Named One of the Happiest Places to Live

According to Rightmove Farnham has been crowned one of the happiest places to live in Great Britain. In first place was Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, followed by Farnham, and Monmouth in Wales coming third. Findings are from Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home Index which is based on a survey of more than 21,000 people. All those […]

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