Advice on preparing your property for the market this Season   Brexit, the general election, cold weather and Christmas. Few of these are going to put off the determined house buyer or seller. After all, what have these events got to do with most...


Oliver of  Oliver Miles Estate Agents  looks at what tops many people’s lists for Santa at this time of year. All over the UK home buyers and sellers have an important date in mind. Not 31st October when the UK is set to come out of the European Union but the...


What most people do when they see the inches adding to the waistline is to go on a diet, after all, losing some weight is a wise thing to do. The property market acts in much the same way. After a period of excess, when things get a bit overblown, the market has a habit of paring...


Near term expectations deteriorate slightly Near term expectations turn slightly negative again Buyer enquiries increase marginally for the second consecutive month Property sales sluggish Landlord instructions continue to fall across the lettings market The July 2019 RICS...


OLIVER MILES   considers the property market as we approach Autumn. Before long it will be Autumn - ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as John Keats put it. This Autumn the mists of Brexit may eventually lift and we may, for the first time in several...


Oliver Miles of Oliver Miles Estate Agents looks at the two essential questions to ask when it comes to selling your home. Estate agents or online-only wannabes offer cut-price commission rates to tempt sellers, and the press bombards the public with alarming...


  Demand Stabilises in May   New buyer enquiries steady over the month Indicators on sales, prices and new instructions remain slightly negative Expectations point to a gradual improvement in activity over the next twelve months   Results of the  May...


Oliver Miles highlights two important principles in property negotiation. Some people are good at negotiating and hold all the aces. Some people, aren't and have a terrible hand of cards. There are two important elements - prompted by ongoing political events - to think about...


OLIVER MILES explains what being an estate agent really means. Some believe our job is an easy one. They think that property just sells itself, that a buyer appears from nowhere, loves a house or flat and agrees to buy it - just like that. Some think the sale then speeds...


It is reported in the Daily Mail that the average asking price of a home jumped up by nearly £3,500 during March with Estate Agents crediting the ‘bored with Brexit’ effect. It is reported that both sellers and buyers have become fed up with putting their lives...


Avoiding the Feeble Oliver of Oliver Miles Estate Agents finds that there is not only life in the property market this Spring, but also some interesting opportunities. Some of us remember the 1970’s and 80’s when the property market had few cash buyers, not...


Brexit Uncertainty Considered the Overriding Obstacle for the Market   77% of respondents cite Brexit uncertainty as the biggest challenge in the market right now Key activity indicators remain in negative territory during February Twelve month sales expectations...


Reading the Market   Oliver Miles of Oliver Miles Estate Agents reflects on a property market affected by Brexit and uncertainty, but which is showing some clear signs of resilience.   It has been a frustrating two years since the Brexit referendum. It is hard to...


January 2019: UK Residential Market Survey Short-term indicators point to further weakness Activity measures for both buyers and sellers continue to slip Price balance softens again at the national level, led by London and the South East Lettings market faring better, with...


Oliver  of  Oliver Miles Estate Agents  takes a romantic look at the property market this February. February is already here - the month to expect snow and to find romance. Time to don your warm clothes, book your summer holiday, try to find a dozen roses for less...


December  2018: UK Residential Market Survey Near Term Sentiment Continues to Deteriorate   Enquiries, agreed sales, and new instructions all soften again over the month Sales expectations point to a further decline in near term activity Headline price net balance...


To Brexit and Beyond Oliver Miles of Oliver Miles Estate Agents   considers the property market in 2019 and explains some home truths amongst many unknowns. Prior to the boom year of 1973, houses and flats were seen as investments, less likely as commodities, and...