Category Archives: Selling

Retirees choose to rent by the sea as property prices soar

The average price of a home in Britain’s seaside towns has risen by a third over the past ten years, according to research by Halifax, which is leading many older people to rent by the sea when they retire, says Peter Girling, Chair of Girlings Retirement Rentals.

Halifax found that the average seaside property price is now £208,729 compared to £159, 522 in 2005, with the UK’s most expensive seaside town Salcombe in Devon with an average price of £672,874, followed by Sandbanks in Dorset with an average of £614,726. Continue reading

Homeowners and estate agents get new ‘dating’ website

A new ‘dating’ website aimed specifically at matching UK homeowners and estate agents is now online at

It’s estimated that the UK now has around 800,000 available homes for sale or to rent at any given time and Place on the Market aims to make it easier for owners and estate agents to get together. “We believe the right relationship with your estate agent makes you happy,” says a spokesperson for Place on the Market. “And everyone needs a little happiness during moving home, one of the most stressful periods of your life.” Continue reading

“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal

Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove. Continue reading

CIH: Remove stamp duty to help older people downsize

The chancellor should use next month’s budget to make better use of existing homes, increase house building and encourage higher standards of housing.

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) says the government should consider removing stamp duty when older home owners who receive Pension Credit move to smaller properties, which would make downsizing more affordable for older people on low incomes and free up bigger homes for larger families. Continue reading

Estate Agent ‘removes’ one less worry from moving

London estate agent Douglas & Gordon has partnered with storage-by-the-box company,, to offer Londoners a complimentary decluttering service.

Because they know that finding space to keep your things in London can be difficult, Douglas & Gordon are offering clients instructing them as sole agents three months of this service for free. Continue reading

Selling a cherished home? TV company is looking for you

A reputable TV production company is looking to talk to vendors with strong emotional ties to their property for a non-broadcast research project.

Wall to Wall, the production company behind hit series such as Who Do You Think You Are, Child Genius and Long Lost Family, is looking for London or home-counties based homeowners who are about to put their much-loved house or flat on the market – in the hope that it will go to a couple or family who will treat it with the love and respect it deserves.  Continue reading