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Barrows & Forrester has joined the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce [GBCC] as premier members for 2020. Barrows & Forrester will be looking to foster relationships with people and businesses linked to the property sector including landlords and homeowners. The business is also looking for [……]

Posted on January 9, 2020
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In this 90-second read, we reveal why there’s a lot more happening in January than new diets, broken resolutions and returning to normality.  “Nothing happens in January, does it?” It’s a question we hear a lot from homeowners in Birmingham who are thinking of selling [……]

Posted on January 6, 2020
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In this 2-minute read, we look at how you can make your New Year resolutions last longer and why there’s one big lifestyle change we’re experts at helping you stick to. We all know making New Year’s resolutions are simple but sticking to them is [……]

Posted on December 31, 2019
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Estate & Letting Manager£28,000 to £30,000 per annum basic + commission + car allowance Industry beating commission packageBirmingham To apply please send a CV to tom.bower@barrowsandforrester.co.uk or call us on 0121 296 2600. Do you have experience in an estate agents within the last 12 [……]

Posted on December 23, 2019
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What will the New Year bring? An analysis of independent forecasts published to date predict house prices will rise 1.8% over 2020, and rental prices by 1.7%. A 1.8% rise in house prices would add just over £4,000 (£4,193) to the current sales price of [……]

Posted on December 22, 2019
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Over one third (35%) of all tenants would pay a £40 per month (£50 in London) rental premium for a ‘pet friendly’ property. 43% of couples and 39% of those renting alone deemed ‘pet friendly’ to be worth a rental premium, in comparison just a [……]

Posted on December 21, 2019
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Over the past year just 1200 properties per month sold across England and Wales priced £1 million or more. Unsurprisingly nearly 60% of these were in the capital, a further 21% in the South East. Just one in every nine is a new build. The [……]

Posted on December 20, 2019
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UK consumers are set to spend £567 each on Christmas this year, up 1.3% on 2018 according to the latest edition of the Deloitte ‘Christmas Survey’. At £299 over half (53%) of expenditure will be on gifts. Based on population estimates in the UK, if [……]

Posted on December 19, 2019
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Christmas, a time many spend with their nearest and dearest. Families accounted for nearly one in four new private rental tenancies over the past year. Across the South East the proportion was over one in four, while in the North West, just one in every [……]

Posted on December 18, 2019
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‘Garage’, ‘Garden’ and ‘Parking’ have proved the top three most searched-for property terms for house hunters on Zoopla’s property portal, over the past 12 months. ‘Garage’ took top spot in all regions except London, where ‘Freehold’ featured in the top three instead. ‘Help-to-buy’ also featured [……]

Posted on December 17, 2019
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84% of all new build properties sold across England and Wales in 2019 to date sold with the highest energy rating of A/B, the figure for re-sale properties is just 7%. However, re-sale properties sold in 2019 with an A/B rating have attracted a 8.6% [……]

Posted on December 16, 2019
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352,980 first-time buyers mortgages have been issued over the past year. First-time buyers now account for over half (50.7%) of all new homemover mortgages (UK Finance).

Posted on December 15, 2019
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The countdown to Christmas has officially begun! 2019 saw a ho-ho-host of festive addresses sold across England and Wales. Don’t forget the last posting date for Christmas is Wednesday 18th December for second class and Friday 20th December for first.

Posted on December 14, 2019
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Barrows & Forrester donated tickets to charity free@last to give children from Nechells the opportunity to go to the pantomime this Christmas period. free@last’s Vision is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty [……]

Posted on December 12, 2019
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A review of selected market indicators since the UK’s referendum on EU membership, show that house prices across England and Wales have risen by 10%. A buyer now requires over £22,000 more to purchase now than they did back in June 2016. Double digit growth [……]

Posted on December 12, 2019
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In this two-minute read, we share some of the jaw-dropping amounts of cash millionaires splash out when celebrating Christmas. And, why they’re probably wasting their money. Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. It’s that time of year when many of us get a little [……]

Posted on December 11, 2019
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Nine in every ten home sellers expects to complete their property transaction within three months of their property being ‘Sold Subject To Contract’ (SSTC), according to results of the 2019 Property Academy Homemovers Survey. In reality, just over half (55%) met that timescale. Research by [……]

Posted on December 9, 2019
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In this two-minute read, we explain why the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday has cybercriminals rubbing their hands with glee. And we reveal four ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Dental floss, microwave ovens and traffic lights are just a few [……]

Posted on November 25, 2019
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Parliament has dissolved and electioneering will be in full swing up to polling day on December 12th, the first December election since 1923. The price of a property has risen on average 3% annually since the last election in June 2017, a total rise of [……]

Posted on November 18, 2019
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Rental yields help you to compare between different income-producing properties. You can use rental yields to evaluate your rate of return from a particular investment. Real estate agents, as well as rental property sellers often use rental-yield figures to analyse their performance. Rental yield can [……]

Posted on November 8, 2019
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Across the UK, it is estimated in the region of £500 million is spent celebrating Bonfire Night and the foiling of the gunpowder plot back in 1605. Around half the population is set to don woolly hats and scarves to attend organised events. To date [……]

Posted on November 5, 2019
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You have finally decided to sell your home and you are in touch with a reliable property agent as well. Well property agents are the best people to get in touch with if you wish to sell your property. After all, they are experienced and [……]

Posted on November 1, 2019
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It’s Halloween week, and for those superstitious among us, just over 8,600 house sales have taken place across England and Wales during the last year on properties numbered ‘13’. At £278,950 the average property price of such a property is over £30,000 more than the [……]

Posted on October 31, 2019
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Digbeth has been literally and figuratively the place for industrious people since many centuries. Digbeth is a district in Birmingham which holds the distinction of being named the coolest neighbourhood in Britain by the Sunday Times. This is just one of the accolades for this [……]

Posted on October 21, 2019
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