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LOOK WHO'S BACK IN TOWN !

After a couple of years working in Lower Parkstone Paul is delighted to be back in Ferndown with Edwards Estate Agents. Paul started his estate agency career back in 1985 straight from school joining a new Estate Agent opening an office in Ferndown. He started as an office junior...


Tenants' costs of renting a home 'up again'

The cost of renting a home in England and Wales has risen for the ninth consecutive month but the rate of increase has slowed, a survey has said. LSL Property Services, which owns agencies such as Your Move and Reeds Rains, said that the average rent climbed to £720 a...


Housing market sees signs of life, say surveyors

Activity in the UK housing market showed some signs of picking up in October, according to the latest poll of surveyors. Sales and new buyer inquiries edged up compared with the previous month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said. One theory from the...


UK economic growth picks up to 0.5%

The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The growth in the July-to-September period compared with a 0.1% expansion in gross domestic product (GDP) in the previous quarter. But analysts said growth in the...


Rents rise for first time in every single region

For the first time on record, asking price rents have risen in all regions of England and Wales. The rise was recorded in the latest buy-to-let index published this morning by LSL Property Services, parent company of national chains Your Move and Reeds Rains. The research is...


Mortgage lending recovers to highest in over a year

The number of mortgages lent for house purchase rose 7% in August from the month before, to reach 52,000. The figure was up 2% on August the year before, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said. The number of loans to first-time buyers rose 5% both from July and August last year...


UK mortgage market shows signs of life, says CML

The mortgage market showed "welcome signs of life" in August, according to lenders, although it remained far from signalling a housing boom. Some 52,000 home loans were advanced for house purchases, up 7% on July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said. There was...


A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS !

With Christmas fast approaching Grant Brooks of Edwards makes a few observations on how there is still time to be settled in a new home for Christmas. The race is on. The holiday gear has been put away for another year. The children are back at school. Mince...


Mortgage approvals hit 20-month high

The number of new mortgages approved, but not yet lent, for home buyers in August rose to its highest level since December 2009. The Bank of England said 52,410 mortgages were approved last month. That was nearly three thousand more than in July, and the highest number since...


A FABULOUS DAY AT THE FEAST OF DORSET !

It was a great weekend at the Feast Of Dorset held at Deans Court in Wimborne. Edwards are proud to of sponsored the Helter Skelter at this years event. The team really enjoyed the day, handing out baloons to all the children and meeting so many local residents.  ...


Rent rise is fastest for a year, says LSL

The cost of renting a home rose at its fastest rate in a year - with the average tenant paying £713 a month, a survey has said. Tenants paid 1.2% more on average to rent a property in the UK in August than they did in July, according to LSL Property Services. The cost...


SCRAMBLE !

  There is a lot of scrambling going on at the moment. Scrambling for university places, scrambling to recover from riots, and scrambling to handle trading, employment, banking and international currency difficulties. On the surface there is no such scramble in the...


TOP OF THE CLASS !

Everyone knows that selling houses is like shelling peas. Right? Estate agents have it easy. They just put up a board – that advertises themselves - and the property is as good as gone at its ambitious asking price. And estate agents charge a fortune. Right? Wrong! What...


EDWARDS' LONDON OFFICE !

From the coast to the city and everywhere in between, Edwards have you covered!   We are pleased to announce that we have joined the exclusive Mayfair Office network which now provides our clients with direct London marketing. Our network consists of in excess of 300 of...


UK economy grows by 0.5% in first quarter of 2011

The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first three months of the year, official figures have shown, reducing the risk of a double-dip recession. The chancellor welcomed the return to growth, which followed a contraction of 0.5% at the end of 2010. But Labour said the economy was...


Persimmon reports new homes market upturn

Persimmon has reported signs of recovery in the new homes market. The homebuilder said new sales reservations for the first three months of the year were up 12% on a year ago. After a soft start to the year, the firm said its order book of £1.14bn had caught up with the...


UK mortgage lending rose 21% in March, CML says

Mortgage lending rebounded in March when the amount lent in home loans rose by 21% compared with the previous month, lenders have said. However the pick-up came after a lull in lending for home loans at the start of the year, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) figures show...