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Here be Dragons

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office enjoys some spring sunshine and considers whether this is a good time to buy and sell property.   There was a time when spring was the perfect season to put one’s property on the market. There were charmingly simple reasons for this. In...

Spring into Action

As we head into spring, Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at what’s required to win the race to buy a home.   Markets are forever in flux. So our handling of markets must be flexible.   We can buy, hold or sell in the stock market depending on conditions...

Swings and Roundabouts

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office advises prospective sellers and buyers not to wait until the property market gets back to ‘normal’.   Who remembers the boom and bust property markets of the early 1970s or the late 1980s? Who remembers the MIRAS debacle in 1988...

Chained Up

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at the difference between someone who wants to buy a property and someone who does buy a property.   Even seasoned estate agents say that there has rarely been a property market like this. “Property prices rising at pre-banking...

Predicting the Present

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office ignores the New Year crystal ball and looks instead at what is actually happening to the property market at the moment. A recent survey by a national estate agency group revealed that over fifty per cent of home buyers make a buying decision during...

Ode to Joy

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office considers changes in the real estate market as 2021 draws to a close. It was only as recently as the 1930s that electric light became standard in new homes built in urban areas of the UK. Now, just 90 years later, our fridge-freezers can tell us...

Resistance is Futile

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office compares COP26 and little green men with the November property market. Many of us will remember childhood comics with little green men warning earthlings that “resistance is futile”. It felt awful to be so helpless. Yet in Glasgow at...

Panic Buying

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office compares the queues for fuel with the queues for property.   Think of an estate agent’s office as a petrol filling station. Over the past eighteen months there have been queues of buyers wanting to find a property. The uplift in...

Hold Very Tight Please, Ding, Ding

Nick Churton of Mayfair Office comments on the state of the property market ahead this autumn. Lots of buyers and sellers are currently asking us, “Where are we?”. What they mean is, now that the stamp duty holiday is over, where are we in the property cycle? The...

Winning Gold in the Property Olympics

Get your game face on. Nick Churton of Mayfair Office looks at what it takes to be a winner in the property event. The property market has some interesting parallels with the Olympic Games. Hand-in-hand with glorious success can come bitter disappointment when things go...