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OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND!!!

We have 3 properties in fantastic locations that we can't wait to show off!

"Estate agency invests in new lettings team"

The largest independent estate agent in Newcastle under Lyme has unveiled a new line-up for its Lettings division after making a string of appointments.

THE TOP LETTING AGENTS IN THE AREA

We've LET more properties than any local agent!!!

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR LANDLORDS!!!

OFFERING OUR FULL MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOR ONLY: 7.5%

WELCOME TO HEYWOODS

HEYWOODS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME OUR BRAND NEW LETTINGS TEAM!!!

How to Save Money to Buy a House

The upside to saving is not only will you have a sizeable deposit when you come to buying your house, you will also be able to demonstrate to lenders that you are able to budget and save and are therefore more likely to meet your monthly mortgage repayments. While it may feel impossible to save up enough for a deposit, there are various things you can do to ensure you get on the property ladder sooner than you think.

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The hunt never stops here at Heywoods...

MARCH MADNESS - THE RESULT

After hopping around all over town we are proud to announce that we put 76 properties on the market during Mad March. That's 25 MORE than our local competitors.

WE'RE AS MAD AS A MARCH HARE... Why? ...IT’S MAD MARCH!!!

Offering free market appraisals for both sales and rental properties, no sale no fee, no tie-ins and best of all EXTREMELY LOW COMMISSION RATES. We are going mad for property listings!!!

WE HAVE LAUNCHED OUR NEW BRANDING

3, 2, 1 ...WE HAVE LIFT OFF! Heywoods are proud to announce we have launched our new branding!

Could it have been the busiest ever January!?

For Zoopla and OnTheMarket it has…

Landlords! Beware of rip-off contractors

Put your property in safe hands with Heywoods

Welcome to the New Year

Here’s to an exciting new year and a fresh new start! Will 2017 be your year for selling?

WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?

We may not officially celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK but as a social culture we do appreciate eating around the table together. Or do we….?

ANOTHER SUCCESS STORY

Entrust Heywoods to sell your property for the price you want within the timescales you want.

COSY NOVEMBER NESTING

Tips for selling your home as we enter the Winter months

THINKING OF SELLING?

Heywoods sell more properties than any other branch in the area!

LANDLORDS Make sure you are compliant!

Letting agents still unaware of Section 21 changes

LANDLORDS L@@K!! HALF PRICE FEES...

HALF PRICE MANAGEMENT FEES for 3 months!!

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We're Hiring - Lettings Advisor

Here at Heywoods we’re looking for an ambitious, driven and results-focused individual to join our expanding team of lettings specialists.

***PRICE REDUCTION*** Don't miss out!

The Dairy, Bowers, Standon - Beautiful 3 bedroom barn conversion ***REDUCED*** to £259,950. Find out more......

Attention landlords and tenants! You can have peace of mind that you’re protected with Heywoods.

Letting agents register with the appropriate schemes to protect client money. Read more about how we provide peace of mind for tenants and landlords…..

Lots of sales agreed and some hot property selling for more than the asking price!

The results are in and it's official..... We are 'The Area's Leading Estate Agent' for our area according to Rightmove - see the results here.......

Do you really know what is happening in the housing market in North Staffordshire?

There are conflicting messages everywhere about what is happening right now in the property market on a national level. What about what is happening right here in North Staffordshire? Let Heywoods explain….

Could the result of the EU referendum impact property prices and the cost of mortgages?

Want to know more about how the EU referendum could impact property prices and the cost of mortgages? Read more here.....

Property News - NEW ISSUE OUT NOW

The latest issue of our 'Property News' property newspaper is out now! Features on Trentham, Westlands, First Time Buyers, Family Homes and more.....

OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW- Don't miss out!

*OPEN HOUSE* GREAT ROW GROVE - NORTON HEIGHTS Saturday 14th May 2016 12pm to 2pm - REDUCED TO OFFERS OVER £257,000 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. Don't miss out!

OPEN HOUSE - Great Row Grove, Norton Heights

*OPEN HOUSE* to be held Saturday 14th May 2016 12pm to 2pm - Don't miss out! Call our team on 01782 617343 and ask us or more information. REDUCED TO OFFERS OVER £257,000 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.

Thinking of selling? Speak to the friendly experts here at Heywoods.

We are often asked ‘How can I achieve the best price for my property?’. Having the right approach from day one can help to achieve a quick sale and potentially add thousands to the asking price whilst setting your house apart from all others. Our team are amongst the most experienced in the area and here we share some of our expertise with you. Read more…..

OUT NOW! Heywoods - Property News

Don't miss the latest edition of our very own newspaper - The Property News. Find out more about our creative and innovative approach to marketing property.........

Chris Stops, Managing Director of Heywoods, invited to BBC Radio Stoke

Property is in high demand at the moment and it is becoming increasingly important to seek professional advice from experts who can draw upon their real experiences locally. Chris takes this opportunity to share some of this experience and opinion with our local BBC radio station, BBC Radio Stoke.

Chris Stops, Managing Director of Heywoods, celebrates 25 years since acquiring the company

INDUSTRY OPINION - Chris Stops, Managing Director and owner of Heywoods for 25 years, reflects on how the industry has changed in that time.......read more

Open House - Birch Road, Bignall End Read more....

WOW! If you are looking for spectacular views, you won't be disappointed! Make sure you don't miss out on our Open House for this wonderful property on Birch Road, Bignall End to take place on Wednesday 13th April, 10am to 12pm. Read more.......

Easter opening times

Happy Easter....... find out our opening times over the bank holiday weekend.

Our ‘Property News’ is the place to get your property seen. Find out the latest…

The ‘Property News’ is our very own property newspaper and the latest edition is out now. You will find all our current properties ‘for sale’ and ‘to let’ featured and is a great way to start your property search. We also feature…..

Find out why Mad March has got our phones ringing off the hook….

Houses are selling an letting quickly and we have buyers on our waiting list so we need more houses to sell and let throughout North Staffordshire. With our 'Mad March Deals' there has never been a better time......

Haunted househunters not spooked by spirits

According to frighteningly good research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, the idea of sharing a home with a ghost wouldn't put the majority of people off their dream property.The Hall...

Student housing market hits 3.98bn

According to recent figures, investment in the UK student housing market spiked in the first half of 2015, reaching £3.98bn and well ahead of the £2.35 billion for the whole of 2014.London s...

Tips on maximising your home improvement budget before a sale

With home improvement budgets, especially those dedicated to getting your house ready to sell, under pressure, when is it best to opt for cheap chic, and when should you elect a more customis...

Top tips to keep your property safe as darker nights draw in

Top Tips1. Lighting. Consider installing motion-sensitive lighting fixtures above front doors, porches, garage doors and entrances to back gardens. Fit t...

Flat prices rise 60% over the last decade

Research from Halifax has revealed that the average price of a flat has risen £730 per month over the past decade from £145,874 in 2005 to £233,424 today.The 60% increase in the average p...

Record breaking summer for FTBs

New data from the latest First-Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that the volume of first-time buyer sales in August leapt by over a quarter compared to May.A...

Rental market remains healthy says latest report

Paragon Mortgages latest Private Rented Sector (PRS) trends report for Q3 indicates a healthy rental market. On key indicators such as yields, void periods and tenant demand, the overall pictur...

3 years to raise a deposit for the average FTB

New research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has highlighted that nearly 40% of first time buyers expect to take over three years to save a deposit for their first home.The largest pe...

A fifth of homeowners would welcome a refugee

Latest consumer insight by online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has found that nearly a fifth of homeowners who have a spare room would consider opening up their home to a refugee for a short perio...

Increasingly high student admissions fuel demand for quality accommodation

More than 409,000 students have been accepted on to UK higher education courses as A-level results are announced, a record high and a rise of 3% on the same point last year.The number of ...

The decline of the Great British lawn

According to new research, the Great British lawn is on its way out, and is being replaced by low maintenance outdoor living areas.A survey by garden and conservatory furniture etailer, A...

Brits spend £22bn on their homes in a year

New research from Sainsbury's Bank has found that people in the UK have collectively spent over £22bn on DIY projects in their homes over the past 12 months.The findings reveal that four ...

Unexpected repairs hit UK homebuyers for £3.6bn

According to new research from e.surv, homebuyers who failed to fully investigate the state of their prospective home faced a total repair bill of almost £3.6 billion in 2014.Only a fifth...

Survey confirms landlords recognise vital role of letting agents

A survey of 500 landlords suggest the vast majority want to avoid contact with tenants and instead want letting agents to handle property management and complaints.The results of the surv...

De-cluttering your home to help it sell

It can be very exciting when you decide to sell your house and move somewhere new. It can be the start of a new life with new opportunities and possibilities. Y...

“What’s that smell?!” What prevents your home from selling?

While your home might be flawless in your own eyes, there are certain things that can instantly put buyers off. We aren’t talking furniture or dodgy décor (alth...

Top tips for buying property with friends

1. Seek expert legal adviceWe advise anyone buying with a friend to ensure they have formal agreements in place from the outset. In the case of co- applicants, taking exp...

Annual house price growth in England and Wales past peak of 2007

Annual house price growth in England and Wales was 5.4% in June, taking values to a new high of £181,619, according to the latest official property data from the Land Registry.This surpas...

5 Tips to Packing up Your Home

1. Make a ListMake a priority list of all the things you need to pack and in the order you should pack them. This will make it much easier when you start piling your poss...

Is the 'Mary Berry Effect' making homes more attractive?

According to some agents, a modern kitchen could add up to £50,000 to the value of a property and the majority said it could add between £4,000 and £5,000, depending on the property’s overall va...

Lending for buy-to-let mortgages on the up

Buy-to-let lending in Q1 2015 went up by almost 20% year-on-year, dramatically outpacing residential lending which increased by 1.6%, new analysis from Equifax Touchstone has revealed.Ove...

Is this really the world's best house? Neighbours hate it!

Fayland House, near Henley-on-Thames, in Oxfordshire, may have been named best house in the world by The Architectural Review, but its next-door neighbours have been left far from impressed by t...

'Housing demand at eleven year high' - NAEA

Housing demand reached an eleven year high in June as property supply levels continued to fall, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) has reported. img-responsive pull-...

Your Moving Day Guide

After the thrill of finding that perfect place to live and the hassle of filling out all the paperwork comes the dread and realisation of what it all means…moving day! What should be a happy and...

Government urged to support ‘struggling’ buy-to-let landlords

A financial services provider is urging the Conservative Government to consider landlords who might be wrestling with financial problems in secret.Reach Financial Services says that buy-t...

Natwest updates BTL criteria

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has announced that as of tomorrow it will be introducing small increases in rates, of between 4bps to 12...

Contacting us on 09/07/15

On the morning of Thursday 9th July we have scheduled electronic maintenance in the Newcaslte office, meaning our internet and phone line will be temporarily down. If you have any issues trying ...

The ever changing role of letting agents

The Private Rented Sector (PRS) has grown rapidly over the past few years as terms like ‘generation rent’ have become commonplace, whil...

Has there ever been a better time to be a landlord?

In recent history it would seem not.According to the latest findings from the Landlords Panel (BDRC’s quarterly barometer of lan...

New pension rules and the BTL market

7 April 2015 was pensions freedom day: the day when the law changed regarding how much control over-55s had over their pension pot. For...

Rising Damp: Landlords vs Tenants

New research shows that 43% of tenants renting from private landlords are unsure with whom responsibility lies for a number of aspects ...

More buy-to-let deals for first-time landlords

The number of buy-to-let mortgage deals available to novice landlords is on the rise, according to Moneyfacts.The data analyst worked out there were 574 deals available to first-time land...

Protecting your income - how important is it?

It�s the age-old worry. What would you do if you were seriously ill or injured? Would your savings be enough? For most, the answer is no.�Yet, despite the increasing number of income protection policies being taken out, there is still a large proportion of homeowners that run the risk of not making mortgage payments if they were to fall ill.

DIY disasters for the YouTube generation

New research from Towergate Insurance has revealed that almost a quarter of young adults are relying on YouTube for DIY advice resulting in 1 in 5 having to call in experts to fix DIY disasters, costing them £5,000

Cleaning responsible for over half of deposit disputes

According to a new report, landlords and agents are increasingly faced with dirty properties at the check-out stage and this has led to...

Giving your rental property a spring clean

Now the cold winter months are behind us and the sun has finally started to shine, it's time to give your rental property an 'M.O.T.' (to keep M.aintenance O.n T.rack), say the exper...

BTL market optimism bounces back

New research by Natwest Intermediary Solutions has revealed that confidence and optimism in the buy-to-let and new build markets are high amongst brokers.

Remortgaging sees surge as house prices rise

New research has found that many homeowners are aiming to cash in over £9,000 of equity gains made over the last year by remortgaging.The research from Mortgage Advice Bureau, which used ...

What should the UK housing market expect now?

We have a new Government. Hurrah! But what will this mean for the UK residential housing market, and in particular, first-time buyers?Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bure...

What are the top ten confusing property facts?

Top 10 confusing property facts1. 73% admit they know very little or nothing about the legalities of buying or selling a home 2. 75% of Brits don’t know what a conveyancer does 3. 77% don...

There's no place like home for half of Brits

New research has revealed that when it comes to moving home, many don’t fly too far from the nest as nearly half of those asked admitted they live close where they grew up.According to th...

How much could a baby born today face paying for their first property?

Over the generations there has been significant rises in property values gaining enormous media attention, but what about the next generation of home owners?Online estate agent eMoov.co.u...

Pension freedom drives 53% into considering BTL

New research into the saving and investment habits of retirees has revealed that over half of those asked would consider venturing into the buy-to-let market to fund their retirement.Acco...

Kerb appeal tricks to make the most of a first impression

According to common sense and research from Keep Britain Tidy, street litter and rubbish outside your home can significantly reduce the value of your property as well as put off any potential bu...

What are the UK’s most popular home improvements?

New home improvement research, commissioned by Gocompare.com Home Insurance, has uncovered the top 10 renovation projects most favoured by Brits, but what are they?Fitting a new bathroom ...

How much is the lifetime cost of basic household bills?

New research from Santander has revealed that UK households will spend an average of almost £138k on household bills throughout their lifetime.The analysis also reveals that the average p...

Are en suites worth it?

En suite toilets and bathrooms are the worst possible way of increasing the value of North East home – and could even could cost homeowners money.With the cost of the building and install...

Fixtures and Fittings: What stays and what goes when you move?

When it comes to selling your home and moving on, how do you decide what to leave behind?Equally, when you move into a new house, what do you expect the former owners to have left?...

Almost one in three sales to first-time buyers

Just under one-third of agents’ sales in February were to first-time buyers, the NAEA has said.It was the highest proportion since last September.The NAEA also said that there were...

£1bn stamp duty benefits for 69%

New data from Nationwide has suggested that 69% of homebuyers across the UK are likely to benefit from the new Stamp Duty regime, with 29% seeing no change and just 2% likely to pay more....

Rental property demand rises 7%

According to the latest data from Sequence's National Rental Report, average monthly rent has risen by 1% to £705 as a result of a 7% increase in demand for rental properties.At the same ...

First time buyers account for a third of all house sales

The National Association of Estate Agents has highlighted that 30% of house sales in February were made to those who are just starting to climb the property ladder.NAEA member agents foun...

Help to Buy ISA could be ‘very juicy carrot’ for first-time buyers

The Budget launched what looks like a voter-pleasing Help to Buy ISA which will act as a 25% top-up on deposits.The Chancellor described it as a tax cut for first-time buyers. One delight...

Planning permission approvals up 12%

New figures from HBF have shown that permissions in principle for over 195k new homes in England were granted in 2014, a 12% rise on the previous year and 39% up against 2012.The number o...

Housing market confidence bounces back

According to a survey conducted by the HomeOwners Alliance, myhomemove and BLP Insurance, confidence in the housing market is rebounding as concerns about stamp duty and negative equity fade awa...

BTL market optimism on the rise

According to independent research conducted at the recent Landlord and Lettings Show in Coventry, 76% of those in attendance planned to increase their property portfolio in 2015.Interesti...

Rural property prices gain 5.1%

The latest data from Zoopla has suggested that price growth for properties in the English countryside is almost neck and neck with price rises in cities.Home values in towns and cities ac...

23 Instructions in 8 days!

Mad March is proving to be as MAD as ever!We are almost fully booked for the current week but have availability next week.Call the experts today on 01782 617343Remember we o...

FTBs relying on parents less

According to new research released today, first time buyers are finding their feet in the property market and relying less on the Bank of Mum and Dad for support. Clydesdale and Yorksh...

Mad March proving as Mad as ever...

We have had a crazy first week with over 30 valuations in 5 days!If you are thinking about selling do not delay!Book your FREE valuation with Heywoods today.Call the office ...

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One in seven trust their gut on a house purchase

According to new research from AA, one in seven house hunters know if property is right before they even go inside.When looking for a new home, many movers will have a gut feeling about w...

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Housebuilding on the rise

A reported rise in the number of new homes being built has been welcomed by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis.The latest housebuilding figures show starts on new homes in 2014 totalled 137,0...

What are the top sacrifices made to get on the property ladder?

For many people owning their own home is a dream they are determined to make a reality.While older generations are likely to have purchased a home at a young age, today’s 18-34 year olds ...

Buy to Let surges ahead of other housing market sectors

According to a new report from Connells Survey and Valuation, January saw buy-to-let defy the post-Christmas seasonal dip and roar ahead of others areas in the housing market.As most repo...

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What changes will 2015 bring for private landlords?

There is no denying that the private rental sector is growing. As tenant numbers continue to swell so do the numbers of first-time-landlords, many of whom have little or no relevant experience.<...

UK property auction sector enjoying significant growth

Fresh data has revealed that year-on-year figures show significant growth in UK property auctions.According to recently published statistics released by Auction Finance, the number of pro...

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Top tips for BTL investors in the auction room

Top tips for BTL investors in the auction room:1. Research before you bidIf you’ve never been to a property auction it pays dividends to attend a couple before you make any bids. P...

Tips for tenants with pets

Finding a good home to rent can be tricky at the best of times. Throw a pet into the mix (please don't actually throw your pets) and it makes house-hunting even harder.For animal lovers, ...

Homeowners at highest levels for 7 years

An 8% increase in the volume of homeowners during 2014 has pushed the amount of those who own their home to the highest levels seen since 2007.According to the latest Lloyds Bank Homemove...

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New 10 year BTL fix launched

The Mortgage Works has announced that it has launched a new 10 year buy-to-let fix aimed at landlords who are looking for longer term payment security.The new option from TMW is the longe...

BTL pensions on the rise

With pension regulation changes coming into effect, a third of those looking into retirement options are now seriously considering opting for a BTL investment.A new study by Direct Line f...

2014 ends on a high for the housing market

According to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation, December rounded off 2014 with year-on-year growth of 9% in valuations activity.However, on a monthly basis, there was...

An introduction to Shared Ownership schemes

What is shared ownership? Shared ownership is something that has been provided through housing associations for a while and is a way of part-ow...

First-time buyers at highest level since 2007

The number of first-time buyers is at its highest level since before the recession. Almost 327,000 people took their first step on the property ladder last year – a fifth more than in 2013, a re...

"We are both very thrilled with the service and professional manner that we received"

Fantastic feedback from our clients!If you are interested in selling your property with Heywoods give us a call on 01782 617343http://www.heywoodsproperty.co.uk/blog/2015/...

Is there a best time to move home?

Those who are considering a move - and therefore selling or buying a house - will be asking themselves when is the best time to enter the property market.This can seem particularly daunti...

Lowest mortgage rates since 2007 kick-started by record price cuts

New data from Mortgage Advice Bureau has found that mortgage lenders offering record price cuts have been found to be responsible for rates on two year trackers, two year fixed and three year fi...

Want to know how long the average homebuyer takes to decide to buy a home?

According to new data compiled by eMoov.co.uk, the average decision is made in an unbelievably quick 38 minutes.Considering buying a home is one of the biggest (and most expensive) decisi...

How to keep your BTL property winterproof

During winter months the risks of damage to properties are always higher than they are in warmer and lighter conditions.Taking this into consideration, the Association of Residential Lett...

BTL and FTB lending up by 22%

According to fresh data released by CML, lending to first-time buyers and those wanting buy-to-let loans has grown by 22% compared to the same time time last year.FTB lendingFirst-...

Agents will have to give more information when selling flats

Agents selling leasehold flats will have to give information about service charges and ground rent on property details.The Competition and Markets Authority has made this one of its key r...

Market ‘is still in good shape’ heading towards end of year

The number of For Sale boards supplied by signs firm Agency Express declined 10.7% in November compared with October.The number of Sold signs went down by 5.2%.While both declines ...

Council set to order that all new homes must be lived in

A local authority is pioneering a step-change in planning policies which would require all new homes to be regularly lived in.Islington Council in north London is to consult on its propos...

*URGENT* Stamp duty changes announced!

George Osbourne has announced major changes to stamp duty today!The new stamp duty rates at different band levels will only apply to the part of the property price that falls within that ...

Student housing is booming

Student housing investment activity has seen a huge surge in the last two years and is certainly big business in the UK right now with £2bn of investment in the last year alone.Since 2011...

Britain experiencing surge of ‘part-time’ landlords

According to the latest research from LV= landlord insurance, a surge in ‘part-time’ landlords across Britain is happening as people attempt to boost their income by letting properties on the si...

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Advertising watchdog rules against ‘quick home buying’ company

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that claims made by a ‘fast home buying’ company that it was not an estate agent were misleading.We Buy Any House – which has no connection w...

BTL lending up 82% in 2014

Full year results to the year ending September 30 2014 have been released by Paragon today and have shown pre-tax profits of £122.2 million, an 18.1% increase on the previous year (2013: £103.5 ...

What will the housing market look like in 2040?

According to a new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which came out today, 6 million private renters could be living in poverty by 2040. What will the housing market look like in 2040? – ...

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House prices "to rise 30% in five years"

Forget the doom and gloom of current indices - average house prices in England and Wales are set to increase by 30 per cent in the next five years according to a Rightmove forecast.<...

Agent's analysis shows very low online agency sales rate

An estate agent has produced fascinating data comparing the success rates of the traditional and online agencies in his area - with vendors chooisng to sell online losing out badly t...

Selling online? It’s not so easypeasy, says high street agent

Online agents have failed to sell up to 82% of every home that “they have taken money from this year”, a high street agent has claimed.Furthermore, one seller who “saved” on agents’ fees ...

Protect your property and your pocket this winter

Each winter, severe weather results in huge home insurance claims as frozen pipes, cracked tiles and falling gutters pile on the misery for thousands of homeowners.Heavy snow and freezing...

Tenant demand is booming say 41% of landlords

According to the latest research by Paragon, landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter, with just 3% describing demand as declining.The Private Rente...

UK's £1 trillion landlords: Milestone in BTL property values to be hit next year

With the value of BTL property in the UK increasing by £109.5bn in the last year to £930.7bn, property owned by landlords in the UK is set to break the £1 trillion pound barrier in mid 2015....

UK house prices up 0.5% in October

The latest data released from Nationwide has shown that year-on-year, house prices climbed 9%, after an 9.4% gain in the previous month.Robert Gardner, Nationwide's Chief Economist, said:...

House hunter numbers at 10 year high

According to a recent report by NAEA, house hunters are out in force as the number of people looking for a property for the month of September is at a ten year high. The NAEA September Housing M...

18 years of Buy-to-Let

The buy to let Buy-to-let market reaches it's 18th birthday this year and in that time has seen the PRS double in size from 2.4m homes to 4.9.1996: John Major was PM, 'Girl Power' was all...

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House prices to rise 30% by 2019, forecast predicts

Average house prices in England and Wales are set to increase by 30% in the next five years, with the national forecast reinforcing the north/south divide. While prices in London are set to rise...

Why are landlords paying for their tenants bills?

Majority of Landlords and agents are having to foot the bill of tenant’s utility bills, if tenants exceed their capped usage limits, according to Mistoria Lettings. Tenants th...

Calls for more support for young renters

According to a new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Private Rented Sector, the Government should look at whether more can be done to help young people who want to rent. The Gro...

5% growth for residential house prices predicted for 2015

Independent UK property partnership, Strutt & Parker have released their 2015 forecast for the residential housing market, predicting moderrate growth of 5% for the UK.They expect Pri...

Do online agents pose a real threat to traditional high street agents?

The explosion of online agents over the last three years appears to be posing a threat to the established high street agents, in a market where commissions are being driven down and vendors are ...

Over half of UK tenants have problems with agents and landlord

Two-thirds of renters do not consider if their letting agent or landlord is licenced (64%), according to a recent report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). The st...

Landlords reject online agents, social media

One of the country’s largest surveys of landlords shows that over half of them would never use an online letting agent over a traditional high street agent. The analysis of responses fr...

First wave of projects announced for £1bn housing scheme

Eric Pickles announces the first wave of projects to benefit from a £1 billion scheme to provide new homes. Eric Pickles today (15 August 2014) announced the first wave of projects to benefit fr...

House prices shoot up 10.2% in a year, claims ONS

House prices in the UK went up 10.2% in the year to June, the Office for National Statistics has said.Excluding London and the south-east, UK house prices rose by 6.3%.It says hous...

Market is ‘awash with first-time buyers’

Last month was the strongest July for house purchase lending for seven years – since the start of the financial crisis – with the market “awash” with first-time buyers.E.surv, part of LSL...

Small property sales soar in hottest July for 7 years

July has reported a 50% rise in sales of smaller properties in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife contributing towards the highest overall sales for the month since 2007. According to latest figur...

FTBs could struggle for over 20 years to save a deposit

The average person could take as long as 22 years to save up for a deposit according to a new report today based on CML figures. The latest Money Statistics report, out today, has uncovered that...

New high for HTB completions recorded in June

The government's Help to Buy loan scheme was used by over 4,000 households in England to buy properties in June, the highest monthly total since the scheme began in 2013. The latest government d...

What's Hot, What's Not summer 2014?

The sizzling summer of 2014 may go down in history as one to rival the summer of 1976. Not to be outdone by the weather, Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search identifies property's hot list....

Rise of the young renters

The English Housing Survey has revealed that a rising proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead.The proportion o...

Affordable housing gets a £.9bn boost

Nearly £900m allocated to boost affordable house building is announced as the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) earmarks £886 million for 160 housing providers across England. The HCA said a to...

Rent growth remains stable

According to from LSL's latest Buy-to-Let Index, rents have risen at just 1.4% and tenant arrears have improved over the last 12 months. The average residential rent across England and Wales is ...

Just 3% of house buyers last month were aged 18-30

According to data released from the National Association of Estate Agents, last month, people aged 18 to 30 accounted for just 3% of house sales.The NAEA’s June Housing Market Report show...

16% more live in rented accommodation than owner-occupied properties

Significant growth in the private rental sector over the past decade now sees 16.2% more households living in private rented accommodation than in owner-occupied properties. In its latest resear...

May sees 10.5% year-on-year house price increase according to ONS

House prices are increasing strongly across most parts of the UK, with prices in London again showing the highest growth. Increases of 10.5% in the year to May have been recorded by ONS, up from...

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What are the 5 top mistakes that landlords should avoid?

There is always something in the news about tenants suffering at the hands of unscrupulous landlords but what about poor landlords who suffer from bad tenants? Studies conducted recently show th...

Is now the best time to build a home of your own?

Building your own home doesn't have to be just a dream. Yes, it's a lot of work but the end result is worth it.Now is a good time to think about self-build, while the house-building secto...

What are the top factors that landlords consider with BTL purchases?

Latest research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages has revealed the top factors that landlords consider when getting ready to make a buy-to-let property purchase.Paragon conducted a survey...

Only 7% would use an online agent

Only 7% of landlords and tenants would definitely consider using an online agent.However, while 56% would not use an online agent, 37% said they were “not sure”.The findings emerge...

House prices rise for thirteenth successive month

First time buyers helped UK house prices increase by 0.7% in May, meaning an 11.1% increase year-on-year. Robert Gardner, Chief Economist at Nationwide confirmed that house prices recorded their...

April house prices up 6.7% year-on-year

April house prices have increased 1.5% since March 2014 and 6.7% on April 2013, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry. This means that the average house price in England and Wal...

Property refurbishment loans double in 12 months

Short-term secured loans fund 2,800 such projects over the last twelve months with brokers now expecting refurbishment activity to grow faster than ground-up development. By comparison, equivale...

Rural living costs fall for first time

The cost of living in the countryside has fallen for the first time in many years, according to research. The study, conducted NFU Mutual looks at the quality of life in rural areas and includes...

Landlords continue to expand their BTL portfolios

According to new research, a third of landlords are boosting their buy-to-let portfolios in 2014, in the wake of escalating property prices and a host of attractive buy-to-let mortgages.T...

Young buyers undeterred by MMR

Remortgage applications were hit the hardest in the run up to April 26 when MMR went live, according to the April National Mortgage Index from MAB.But speculation about tightening criteri...

50% of homes to be rented by 2032, what do you think?

The proportion of households renting privately is on course to double within two decades according to new data released today by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.Since 2007 t...

What is the most pointless room in your house??

The living room or lounge is the undisputed heart of the UK home, according to new research. But where do we spend the least ammount of time when at home?When asked what the heart of the ...

Rent arrears are decreasing making buy to let as attractive as ever!

Landlords offered a multitude of BTL mortgages as annual returns reach 10%. Rental arrears are falling and landlords are getting an average of almost 10 per cent in annual yields, making the buy...

Thinking of letting to students?

A new study has been undertaken to discover exactly What students seek from their accommodation and to identify the simple steps landlords and lettings agents can take to ensure they secure the ...

Saving for a deposit

Even with the ongoing increase in high loan-to-value mortgage availability, British households still believe the main barrier to home ownership in the UK is saving enough money for a deposit.

Tis the season to be selling!!

Today marks the start of an eight week period in which 10% more properties are sold than at any other time of the year. The survey carried out by Purplebricks.com, found that over a quarter of r...

Labour announce rental market reforms... but are they beneficial?

Landlord Assist believes plans outlined by the Labour Party to cap rent increases and introduce longer term tenancies will undermine any attempts to create a more professional rental market....

Great increase in First Time Buyers!

First-time buyer sales climb to 31,400 in March – highest since August 2007The number of first-time buyers hit a six and a half year high in March, as Help to Buy enabled more high loan-t...

House prices are increasing!!

The average house prices across the UK rose by 11% annually to £212,372, a 1% rise on last month.The price rises has been stemmed marginally by an increase in the number of instructions c...

Surge in buy to let investors!

Improvements to the sales market resulted in a dip in supply of rental properties towards the end of last year, but one letting agency says they have experienced a surge of enquiries from buy-to...

Major Mortgage changes!

New mortgage lending rules come into force at the end of April. Find out how they will affect existing and potential homeowners. From 26 April 2014, new mortgage lending rules come into force un...

Happy St Georges Day!

Happy St. George's Day Everybody! How are you celebrating the day?...

Easter Opening Hours

It's almost here..Easter weekend is just under an hour away! But do remain calm we are open Friday and Saturday! To keep in contact over Easter S...

100 year water tank converted to luxury holiday home!

What a fantastic transformation! What once was a delapadated water tank is now the perfect, quirky holiday let! It took 10 years to complete, and yours for �380 a week!

Stoke on Trent voted 6th most affordable area to live in UK

Its Monday again but do not worry... a long weekend is heading our way! Keep an eye out for opening times! Great news for the local area we have been voted the 6th most affordab...

Fantastic 4 bed detached family home just on to market

Do you follow our facebook page? Click here ---> www.facebook.com/Heywoods1881We have just uploaded this fantastic property in Stoke for ...

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Through the keyhole articles? Do they work?

What is that I see? A BLUE sky! Yes the smog has finally left and we are enjoying a glorious sunny day here in Newcastle! The sun makes for the perfect property photograph and w...

1ST CLASS RENTAL PROPERTY AVAILABLE NOW!

What a wet, drizzly afternoon! April showers are in full force today! Over the weekend we had some fantastic properties instructed, we are really seeing a huge selection of property at ...

Office refurbishment photos!

ITS FRIDAY! Where has the week gone? We have had a busy week finishing the Mad March campaign and moving on to our next top ...

Student Accommodation Issues!

Good afternoon,Very smoggy here still, hopefully the sun will peek out in time for the weekend!We are getting ready for the next issue of property news today! With Mad March seeing...

Sahara dust in Stoke!

Good morning,Were you fooled yesterday? I must admit I was! A local radio station revealed that one of the A roads was to be reduced to 40mph and I completely fell for it!Another s...

FINAL DAY OF MAD MARCH!

It's Monday again, and the last day of March! We cannot believe the fantastic Mad March campaign is almost over! We have seen such an amazing increase in both sales and lettings...

Great feedback from clients!

I can't believe we are only 4 days away from the end of March!Our fantastic Mad March campaign is due to finish on Monday evening so make sure you get in contact! ...

Thinking about a mortgage?

Good morning everybody,Happy Friday eve, are you ready for pay day tomorrow?We are busy as ever today with only five days lef...

Rentals reduction caused by rise in property sales!!

The latest research from The Association of Residential Letting Agents reveals that the number of people letting out properties due to not being able to sell has d...

Property News Issue 32 has arrived!!!

Its that time of the month again, say hello to the brand new edition of Heywoods Property News!http://www.heywoodsproperty.co.uk/blog/2014/03/20/property-news-is...

Take a look at the fabulous upstairs office refurbishment!

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MAD MARCH MADNESS 2014

The housing market is RED HOT at the moment... The demand for housing is increasing at an alarming rate meaning we NEE...

Soon to be cooking up a storm in the Heywoods kitchen!

We hope everybody is safe after the terrible winds last night... but look what has arrived!!Its the brand new swanky kitchen!Its bright white and very sleek.We cant wait to ...

Out with the old.. In with the new!

The walls are out and the air conditioning is going in!We are so excited to see the next step of the refurbishment!!http://www.heywoodsproperty.co.uk/blog/2014/02/07/out-w...

Exciting times ahead for Heywoods!

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We are the agent of choice 2014!

Are you considering selling/letting or changing agent?text-a...

When is the right time to take out a mortgage?

Robert Carthy of Mortgage Advice Bureau at Heywoods comments on borrowing, credit scores and when the best time to take out a mortgage could be: “Every little helps” or so says a supermarket’s f...

Challenge us competition winners

During our Challenge Us campaign in September & October we ran a competition amongst local schools, we asked children to tell us who their super hero is and to show off their artistic skills...

Mortgage lending the highest in five years, says Bank of England

There were 66,735 loan approvals for house purchase in September, the Bank of England has reported. The figure compares to a monthly average of 58,473 over the previous six months.

Avoiding damage and deposit disputes

Source Property Reporter, Thursday, October 17 2013 Thorough screening pre-tenancy should minimise risk of damage but what can landlords do should the worst happen?Thankf...

Help to Buy: Home Ownership Schemes

Following the announcement by the Government to bring forward the second part of the Help to Buy scheme, Robert Carthy of Mortgage Advice Bureau at Heywoods provides a comprehensive question and...

'Retaliatory evictions' on the rise

The importance of using an ARLA affiliated Lettings Agent such as Heywoods is highlighted in this report by the Property Reporter;According to a survey conducted by the Tenants' Voice web...

Help to buy 2 - Q&A advice

Martin Woodhead from the Mortgage Advice Bureau at Heywoods comments on the ins and outs of the Help to Buy 2 scheme:You may well have heard of Help to Buy 2 (H2B2) – the second part of t...

Help to buy scheme brought forward

Source Estate Agent Today, Monday 30th September 2013 The second phase of Help to Buy is to be launched next week after David Cameron unexpectedly announced bringing it f...

Help to buy; The low down

Martin Woodhead of Mortgage Advice Bureau, Heywoods comments on the Help to Buy scheme. It’s at the forefront of the minds of people who are looking to get onto the property ladder – but do you ...

Challenge Us!

The wait is finally over as our new campaign launched today!... We are asking vendors and landlords to Challenge Us to sell or let their property in just 56 days!

EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON!

Sellers & landlords we have EXCITING NEWS to be revealed s...

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Tenancy demand still roaring ahead, say landlords

Demand for private rented property remained high during the second quarter of the year, landlords have revealed. Almost all of the landlords (93%) that took part in a survey commissioned by spec...

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Five things every new landlord needs to remember

The buy-to-let sector is now the healthiest it has been in years, as demand for rental properties continues to outstrip supply and private rents edge upwards seemingly on a daily basis.

Selling in record time

In these uncertain times it's always good to hear a positive story and none more so than a recent sale in one of Newcastle-under-Lyme's most prestigious locations, the Westlands.

We've had a brilliantly simple idea

Have you ever had an idea that is so brilliantly simple that you wonder why you didn't have it ages ago?Well that's how we feel like about our new service charter. And we haven't done thi...