• Buyer demand edges upwards for the third consecutive month • Agreed sales indicator rises modestly • No increase in new supply for the ninth consecutive month The November RICS Residential Market Survey shows a small increase in new buyer enquiries for the third...


OLIVER MILES offers some good advice about selling your home in this or any market. In 1987 a book called The Art of the Deal was published. Part-credited to one Donald J Trump it is estimated to have sold over one million copies and it held the number one spot on the New York...


• House price inflation regains some momentum • Sales hold steady over the month • Buyer enquiries and sales instructions continue to slip albeit at a greatly reduced pace The August 2016 RICS Residential Market Survey results suggest confidence continues to...


Oliver of Oliver Miles finds lessons to be learnt from Olympic preparation. The fabulous Rio Olympics remind us that dedication, natural talent, great coaching, relentless training, self-belief and a total focus on winning are what creates a gold medalist. Luck comes last on the...


OLIVER MILES looks at how the referendum result could affect the UK property market. Well now we know. Britain is leaving the European Union.  All the scaremongering is over and we will learn in the coming years which of the two sides was right after all. But what will this...


THIS BLESSED PLOT

OLIVER MILES finds evidence that not a great deal has changed in four hundred years when it comes to property investment. William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago last month, knew a thing or two about plots. And not just plots for his plays; he also developed an eye for plots...


OLIVER MILES takes a look at the property market now the rush to avoid a higher stamp duty is over. It happens after every major budget change where extra tax costs are involved when buying a home. There is a stampede to complete purchases before the tax axe falls. Most notable...


• New instructions increase for the third consecutive month • New buyer enquiries and sales continue to grow • Price momentum remains strong while expectations soften but remain generally upbeat The February 2016 RICS Residential Market Survey results show a...


The Right People For The Job Oliver Miles gives some timely food for thought to those thinking of selling their homes this spring. The belief that roughly 20% of producers are responsible for 80% of production has been widely held for over a hundred years. It is called the Pareto...


  • Buyer demand growth picked up as the unseasonably mild weather boosted activity • Price momentum remains firm and near term price expectations reach 20 month high • New instructions increased very slightly for the first time since January 2015 The RICS...


OLIVER MILES offers some thoughts on the property year ahead. Welcome to 2016 and a new era in property. It promises to be an eventful-packed year. The way has already been prepared for a change in April when higher stamp duty rates are applied to properties bought for buy-to-let...