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Bank of England raises rates to 14-year high

The Bank of England today raised interest rates to 4% - a 14-year high and the 10th consecutive raise - making rates their highest since 2008 as double digit inflation continues to bite. The Bank of England today raised the base rate from 3.5% to 4% – a 14-year high and the 10th consecutive raise – making rates their highest since 2008 as double digit inflatio...

02/02/2023
‘Buyers holding back as they wait for mortgage rates to shrink’

Demand for homes rebounded in the first weeks of January but the start of 2023 is a slow burn with buyers waiting to see what happens next.The demand for homes rebounded in the first few weeks of January in line with pre-pandemic levels but it seems that the start of 2023 is more of a slow burn with wannabe buyers waiting to see if prices and mortgage rates fall, says Zoopla....

30/01/2023
Monthly mortgage payments ‘could drop 25% by year end’

New analysis shows average mortgage payments rose by 66% in the last year but analysis from wealth manager Quilter shows they could drop by a quarter come the end of the year. Monthly mortgage payments could fall by as much as 25% by the end of the year, analysis from wealth manager Quilter shows. The latest government house price index data shows that in November 2...

24/01/2023
House prices see biggest New Year bounce in three years

Many home-movers have already been putting their 2023 moving plans into action, with average asking prices seeing the biggest New Year bounce in three years.  Our monthly House Price Index has the most up-to-date monthly data on asking prices in England, Scotland and Wales, so we’re able to see what’s happening in the housing market right now. This m...

18/01/2023
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Our Overseas properties are listed on the popular portal 'A Place in the Sun'

08/01/2023
Our NEW website is live!

The team here at Adkins are jumping with joy as our new website has launched today.  Following months of planning and desgn, we feel our new website reflects are high level of customer service and continued investment into the growth of our agency. User experience is at the forefront of the process, its first-class design will generate more leads and sales to benefit our c...

06/01/2023
Was there a Boxing Day property listings boost?

Agents are preparing to return for a full week of work as the festive period comes to an end, but was there a Boxing Day listings boost? The idea of a wave of listings going live on Boxing Day is a marketing ploy mainly used by portals to encourage agents and sellers to list their homes when potential buyers may be bored of turkey sandwiches and Christmas crackers, so could...

03/01/2023
Happy New Year!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a very healthy and wealthy New Year.

01/01/2023
Merry Christmas from team Adkins

Merry Christmas from us all at Adkins Property.We are only closed on Christmas day and Boxing Day!

20/12/2022
We've decided against posting Christmas cards again this year, instead we will be supporting 'Crisis at Christmas'!

We've decided against posting Christmas cards again this year, instead we will be supporting 'Crisis at Christmas'!This amazing charity helps the homeless. Our donation will help someone take their first steps out of homelessness.Wishing all our family, friends and clients a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

01/12/2022
How far will mortgage rates fall in 2023?

The rise in mortgage rates in the last 2 months has been the main reason for the recent slowdown in the housing market. But things are looking a little more positive for borrowers as we head towards the New Year, and we expect mortgage rates to settle between 4.5% and 5% by mid-2023.Along with a widespread fall in house prices by up to 5%, more affordable mortgage rates will en...

28/11/2022
‘Borrowers may well breathe a sigh of relief’ as fixed mortgage rates fall

Mortgage interest rates have continued to fall since the Bank of England increased the base rate earlier this month. Mortgage lenders have been reducing rates on their mortgage products in recent weeks after pricing in larger base rate hikes following former prime minister Liz Truss’ unfunded tax cut announcements. Fresh data provided by Moneyfacts reveals that the aver...

23/11/2022
The smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules – what you need to know

New smoke and carbon monoxide alarm rules will come into force in England on 1 October 2022, as part of the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Amendment) Regulations 2022. The rules have been extended so that carbon monoxide alarms must be installed in rooms of a private rented property where there is any fixed combustion appliance, such as gas and oil-fired boilers, and be in p...

09/11/2022
Sharp drop in house prices as higher interest rates and living costs bite

Annual UK house price growth slowed significantly in June, the latest ONS data shows. This is the latest indicator to confirm that property prices are beginning to drop as higher interest rates and living costs continue to have an adverse impact on the housing market – and wider economy. Earlier this month the Halifax said house prices fell in July for the first time in...

09/11/2022
How to find the best estate agent for you

Key takeaways When looking for an agent, you'll want someone who can see all the best things about your home, just like you can You’ll also want someone with plenty of experience when it comes to marketing properties like yours Local agents can really help to sell a home because they’ll know an area inside out and can highlight all of its best bits to potential...

09/11/2022