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Merry Christmas from all of the team at Edwards !

Everyone at Edwards would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support throughout a busy 2013. We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received on almost a daily basis...


House sales forecast to top 1m this year for first time since 2007

The number of UK house sales is forecast to top one million for the first time since 2007 this year, as first-time buyers return to the housing market in droves. The Council of Mortgage Lenders said the number of homes sold to new buyers this year was on target to hit 270,000...


Help to Buy: Thousands use scheme to buy new homes

Some 5,375 new homes were bought in six months in England using the initial phase of the government's flagship Help to Buy scheme, figures show. Of these, 92% were sold to first-time buyers, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) said. Help to Buy was...


Bank of England says UK in sustained recovery

The UK is in a sustained recovery and does not face major inflation risks, Bank of England policymakers have said. Minutes from the Monetary Policy Committee's November meeting showed the nine members all voted to leave interest rates at 0.5%. The committee also signalled...


Mortgage lending the highest in five years, says Bank of England

There were 66,735 loan approvals for house purchase in September, the Bank of England has reported. The figure compares to a monthly average of 58,473 over the previous six months. Gross lending was £15.6m, the highest level since October 2008, and up from £15bn in...


EDWARDS ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Edwards are proud to be part of the local community and have been lucky enough to be able to sponsor a local under 10's football club. Kingswood Youth Football Club were founded in 1991 with just 1 single team playing on a school field. From there the club has grown adding teams...


THE TEAM ARE BACK TOGETHER !

Edwards are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to their succesfull team in Verwood. Alex Compton joins Edwards at an exciting time as the market continues to gather momentum and the economy begins to improve. Alex worked alongside the managing director of Edwards, Grant...


Mortgages at 'most affordable level' for 14 years

Mortgages are at their most affordable for 14 years after lenders slashed their rates, a report has found. The study by the Halifax said payments accounted for 27% of average incomes in the second quarter of 2013 compared with a high of 48% in 2007. The bank said lower mortgage...


UK house prices rising steadily, says the Halifax

The UK housing market is continuing to see prices and activity rise, according to the latest survey from the Halifax. Prices in the three months to July rose by 2.1% compared with the previous three months, the lender said, with prices up 0.9% in July itself. The Halifax said...


70 properties sale agreed in four months in Bournemouth !

Edwards in Bournemouth are thrilled to report that they have agreed the sale of 70 properties in the last four months. On average, it has taken just 30 days to successfully agree the sales. Thank you to all of our vendors and buyers for their continued support. Call us today...




SALES AGREED AT AN AVERAGE OF 97% OF THE ASKING PRICE !

Edwards are pleased to report that since opening our flagship office in Bournemouth town centre, we have agreed sales at an average of 97% of the asking price. We believe this is due to a number of unique features of our selling service. Call the experienced team in our...


Green shoots for UK housing market, says Rics

UK house sales rose to their highest level for more than three years in the three months to the end of May, according to surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said its members each recorded 17.9 property sales over the period on average. This remained...


Bank of England reports mortgage market lift

The number of mortgages approved for house purchases in the UK crept up to a three-month high in April, Bank of England figures show. There were 8,008 of these mortgages given the green light, up slightly on the previous month, and nearly 500 higher than the same month a year...


Bank of England upgrades economic growth forecasts

The Bank of England has upgraded its economic growth forecast and said that inflation should fall faster than previously predicted. In his last inflation report as the Bank's governor, Sir Mervyn King said inflation should drop to its target of 2% within two years. In...


Housing demand highest since 2009, say surveyors

Demand for flats and houses in the UK rose to its highest level for three and a half years in April, according to an industry survey. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said more people were now interested in buying property than at any time since November 2009...


EDWARDS LETTINGS GROWING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH !

Our comprehensive, professional lettings service will ensure that we find a suitable tenant for you in the fastest possible time. Professioanl references aid in the selection of quality tenants and our property management team are on hand to deal with any issues that may arise...



AN EXCITING TIME AT EDWARDS !

The new office is finished and the team are busy with great levels of new instructions, valuations and viewings. We have already agreed the sale of several properties and the enquiries from motivated buyers are increasing daily. The market is performing well and if your...



EDWARDS FLAGSHIP OFFICE OPENS IN BOURNEMOUTH ON MARCH THE 1ST !

It is an exciting time at Edwards as we prepare for the opening of our 'flagship' office in Bournemouth Town Centre on March the 1st 2013. The extensive refurbishment is nearing completion and the office will provide a stunning environment in which to promote our clients property...


NEW YEAR, NEW HOME, NEW FLAGSHIP OFFICE OPENING !

If you are thinking about selling or letting your home in 2013 then Edwards Estate Agents will be more than happy to help you every step of the way. As one of the largest & most highly regarded pro-active independent agents in your area our staff have a wealth of knowledge...