We have taken a look at how the price point of prime property across the country has changed over the last decade. For each of the main towns in England and Wales, we have looked at how the top 5% and the top 1% have changed and ranked each by the average.The best performing area is Mayfair in London, where the price point of premium properties rose by 376% between 2007 and 2017. In other words, the price point which defines the start of the premium market increased almost by fourfold over the d...Read more >>
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Country or city life will always appeal. But for others coastal life is an attractive option. We searched the UK to find homes for sale near Britain's best beaches. 1. Hayling Island, Hampshire, £1,100,000 - Hayling Island beach Situated very close to the southern seafront on Hayling Island, the property has six bedrooms and the quality of finish throughout is impressive. This spacious and uniquely designed family home offers everyt...Read more >>
Give your home a summer makeover. It might be a loft conversion extension or a fresh new look. Either way, you want to add value to make your property stand out in a competitive market. Read our simple and effective top tips. 1. Painted walls and flooringAdam Tahir, Director from Fine & Country Finsbury Park said: “Freshly painted walls and a change of carpets or floors can give your property an idyllic, clean and fresh look. Buyers can enjoy a new canvas to add their personal touch to:...Read more >>
Local schooling is a key consideration when deciding where to live. We look for beautiful homes within easy reach of fantastic public and state schools. Orton Waterville, Cambridgeshire, £2,450,000 The Manor House is a stone Elizabethan property dating back to 1571. It has seven bedrooms, six reception rooms and outbuildings that include stables, stores and a games room. The property is close to The Kings School, a state-funded academy which selects some of their students based o...Read more >>
Few places compare with Britain’s country villages. They offer rural retreats, hidden hideaways and a slice of country life. Prices can vary from £400,000 for a cute Cotswold cottage, to a multi-million-pound country manor in Sussex. We have scoured the UK to find the top 20 prettiest villages. Discover your perfect property. 1. Beddgelert, Gwynedd, North WalesIn the heart of Snowdonia, Beddgelert is regarded as one of the prettiest villages in the region.The village, in keeping with its l...Read more >>
The world is full of beautiful places with gorgeous landscapes and stunning architecture. But what places combine landscape with liveability? To live successfully in an area, you need more than just a pretty space. Tourist attractions, local culture, and history must all combine in a lovely location to create a truly beautiful place to live. Read on to see the top twenty most beautiful places to live in the world.1. Seoul, KoreaStarting our list is Seoul, one of the biggest cities in Korea. Seoul has a vibrant culture, and is known for its spicy food and equally spicy nightlife. In the looks department, Seoul is certainly no slouch. The mountains around the city seem to go on forever. 2. Cape Town, South AfricaAnother city nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Cape Town is one of the most liveable cities in Africa. It offers plenty of fantastic food and night life for tourists and residents alike. The natural beauty of Cape Town is difficult to beat. Whether you’re living b...Read more >>
With all the doom and gloom currently gracing the property pages of the newspapers, you would be forgiven for thinking the best thing to do is lock your doors, shut the curtains and wait until it all blows over. However, as the numbers are increasingly showing, the green shoots of recovery are emerging across the UK.On first reading, the April edition of the RICS residential market survey says what we already know: market activity has been muted so far this year. However, and far more importantly, it reveals how things are starting to improve. While there are still many surveyors reporting a fall in the number of buyer inquiries, the number reporting a rise has significantly increased, with expectations for further growth in the coming months. In London, this is the first time in 12 months a rising number of buyer inquiries has been reported.Read the full housing market report. Anecdotally, we are hearing more and more stories from across our network that suggest the thawing of th...Read more >>
We have taken a look at how the price point of prime property across the country has changed over the last decade. For each of the main towns in England and Wales, we have looked at how the top 5% and the top 1% have changed and ranked each by the average.The best performing area is Mayfair in London, where the price point of premium properties rose by 376% between 2007 and 2017. In other words, the price point which defines the start of the premium market increased almost by fourfold over the decade.Mayfair is followed by two other areas of central London, namely Kensington and Whitechapel (E1 to be precise), both of which grew by about 140%. The first non-London areas are the great university cities of Oxford and Cambridge which both saw the price point increase by over 80%.In the top 20, there are only two places outside of the south and east of England, which are Bristol, and more surprisingly North Shields. Bristol has seen something of a boom over the course of the last market cy...Read more >>
Matthew Cracker of Fine & Country sold my mother's house in Brookmans Park. He was efficient and professional and gave us wise advice when we needed it. I would not hesi... Read full reviewReview Added: Aug 17th, 2018
Nigel was professional but persistent when we had other agents trying to sell our house. We liked his calm attitude and approach and decided to change to Fine & Country, which... Read full reviewReview Added: Aug 17th, 2018
I rate the service received as of a very good standard. Managed to move the process forward even when difficulties arose. Recommended. Dr Smith Read full reviewReview Added: Aug 16th, 2018
Always contactable and responsive. Well organised. Very polite with prospective buyers. Could quickly recognise the level of interest shown and took initiative to address problems... Read full reviewReview Added: Aug 15th, 2018
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