Inspiration and ideas whether your moving house or staying home

As property experts we like to keep up to date with all that's going on in the market, but why keep this to ourselves?  So each month we will share some of the most interesting stories and ideas that we come across to inspire you and your property dreams. We'd love to hear your feedback on the stories you love.



A View from Grant Barnes

According to the Nationwide House Price Index (LINK)  house prices continue to rise as the recovery in the housing market continues. This in part has been fuelled by the stamp duty holiday where buyers can save up to £15,000 in tax on a home. Pent up demand during lockdown is also contributing to this growth. However, whilst estate agents in London are reporting the best market for five years, some of this interest is not converting because of people’s worries about the drop in the economy. Many people are taking this time to reassess their lifestyles and look at their housing needs, whether this is a move to a different location, downsizing or deciding to do more in their current home. Here at Barnes and Barnes we are seeing lots of movement in the housing market. If you are looking to move and need a property surveyed or perhaps you’re staying where you are but need a valuation, please get in touch.




Strong Recovery in UK Housing Market

The annual rate of growth is the highest for four years, according to figures. The Nationwide said that UK house prices have rose by 0.9% in September compared with August.



Going the Extra Mile in Islington

Islington council announced the winner and runner-ups of its Sweeper of the Year award, which celebrates those who go the extra mile to help in their neighbourhoods.



The 10 Most Popular Interior Design Trends in the UK

Google searches for DIY have trebled in the last three months, with many people having more time to improve their homes. But what trends have made their mark on British homes? Find out here.


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