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SPACE TO WORK FROM HOME

04/10/22

A survey of over 10,000 home movers by Property Academy in June 2022 has revealed that having space to work from home has increased in importance a...

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STUNNING INDIVIDUALLY BUILT DETACHED HOUSE IN FOURACRES C...

01/10/22

A stunning individually built detached family home located in Fouracres Close, south of the town, yet within easy walking distance of the centre.

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STAMP DUTY CUT

28/09/22

Stamp Duty has been abolished on the first £250,000 of any property purchase, (up from £125,000), making an immediate saving of up to £2,500 for ho...

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RENTER SEARCH

20/09/22

‘Bills included’ is the most popular search term for renters seeking to find a new place to call home. Renters are keen to have certainty on their ...

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HM QUEEN ELIZABETH'S FUNERAL

14/09/22

In honour of her HM Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Monday 19th September 2022, the offices of Ware & Company will be closed. We will re-open on Tu...

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ENERGY SAVING IN THE BALANCE

10/09/22

The cost of living crisis threatens progress towards the UK's Net-Zero ambition, as 45% of homeowners prioritise everyday bills over upgrading thei...

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RIP Queen Elizabeth II

09/09/22

We are united with the nation in sending our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.

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OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT ADDS VALUE

02/09/22

House prices are significantly higher in the catchments of Ofsted 'outstanding' primary schools, even compared to those ranked 'Good' in their Ofst...

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RATE OF INFLATION EXPECTED TO SLOW SHARPLEY IN 2023

30/08/22

As price rises spread throughout the economy, reports suggest the rate of inflation could reach 18% in early 2023, almost double its current rate o...

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN NORTH TAUNTON

25/08/22

We pleased to bring to the market this deceptively spacious family home in Luxhay Close, North Taunton

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PROPERTY ON THE PODIUM

24/08/22

With British sportsmen and women taking top spots on podiums at the recent Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics and Aquatics Championships...

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS DROP IN 2022

18/08/22

The number of planning applications submitted for residential property in England and Wales was 16% lower in the first half of 2022 than in 2021, a...

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WHAT LOCAL AMENITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO RENTERS?

05/08/22

Proximity to local amenities is an important or very important consideration when choosing a rental home for over 75% of renters (Dataloft, Propert...

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HIDDEN TREASURE

01/08/22

At £14bn the value of unspent paper £20 and £50 notes equates to the equivalent of over 50,000 average priced homes

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YIELDS REMAIN ATTRACTIVE IN THE RENTAL MARKET

26/07/22

Indicative gross yields remain attractive in the rental market. Based on an analysis of apartments sold and rented over the past 12 months the indi...

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HOME OWNER STAYS SHORTEN WHILE RENTERS RENT LONGER

22/07/22

While we wait for the 2021 census housing data we look to the newly published 2020/21 English Housing Survey data to help us understand the changin...

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HOT PROPERTY

19/07/22

The UK has dealt with historic temperatures this week, and although the scorching heat of the housing market is showing some signs of moderating as...

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FRIDAY ON MY MIND

15/07/22

Friday remains the most popular day to complete on a house or start a new rental tenancy. 40% of all property sales over the past year have complet...

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RENTS GROW AT FASTEST ANNUAL RATE IN 16 YEARS

14/07/22

Average asking rents outside London hit another new record of £1,126 p/m, up 3.5% vs. last quarter and 11.8% vs. last year:

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FAMILY HOUSE IN PRIORSWOOD COMING SOON

12/07/22

Coming to the market with Ware & Company this week is this spacious three bedroom family home with no onward chain.

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3 IN 4 RENTERS CONCERNED

08/07/22

Over 75% of renters are concerned about the impact of the cost of living crisis on their ability to pay rent, according to a survey of over 12,000 ...

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ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

05/07/22

The 135th Wimbledon Championships is underway, with the All England Club celebrating its centenary of hosting this iconic Grand Slam.

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CENSUS 2021 - THE REGIONAL PICTURE

01/07/22

The 2021 Census has revealed that population and household growth across England and Wales has been unequal over the past decade. This has been ref...

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MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS RESULTS

29/06/22

The first results of the 2021 Census published on June 28th show the population of England and Wales was 6% higher on Census day 2021, compared to ...

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STOCK SHORTAGES

23/06/22

Property and rental prices are expected to climb across most of the UK over the next three months, based on the latest RICS sentiment survey of Cha...

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2 YEARS AVERAGE LENGTH OF TENANCY

17/06/22

Findings from a landlord survey by Rightmove indicate a change in renter behaviour against a backdrop of record rents and rising household bills.

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15bn SUPPORTTO HELP LIMIT NEGATIVE IMPACT

10/06/22

Before the £15bn support package was announced in May, the cost-of-living crisis seemed very likely to dent confidence in the housing market.

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ROYAL STREET PARTY

01/06/22

As neighbours come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a street party, we asked how many homes sold since the start of 2021 had Jubilee...

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

20/05/22

UK households are spending more on gardens, plants and flowers than ever before. At 7.6 billion, expenditure in 2021 was up by over 1 billion on 20...

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GOING UP: RENTS RISE IN ALL REGIONS

11/05/22

The average rent in the UK at the end of April 2022 was 1,091 pcm per calendar month, up 9.5% on the same time last year and up 1.2% from March.

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ON THE MOVE

09/05/22

More than 1 in 3 are in the process of, or are considering moving home, according to a survey of 3,000 respondents conducted by Nationwide in April.

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71% WOULD CONSIDER AN ELECTRIC CAR IF THEIR HOME HAD A CH...

27/04/22

The ongoing energy crisis has not only sparked concerns about the energy efficiency of our homes, it has also made us consider the type of vehicle ...

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MORE CHOICE FOR BUYERS AND RENTERS

20/04/22

More choice is returning to the housing market, with agents reporting a rise in new instructions in both the sales and lettings markets.

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1 IN 4 PRIVATELY RENTED HOMES TO HAVE TENANTS OVER THE AG...

08/04/22

More than one in four private rental households could be headed by a person over the age of 55 by 2035 according to a new report by the Social Mark...

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SOLAR SAVINGS

30/03/22

In his Spring Statement on 23 March 2022, the Chancellor announced the scrapping of VAT on materials and installation of energy efficiency equipmen...

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SPRING STATEMENT KEY TAKEAWAYS

29/03/22

The Chancellor warned that the global economic outlook is 'challenging' in his Spring Statement. The OBR has lowered its economic growth forecast t...

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

24/03/22

It's been another fantastic week for the lettings team this week, topping the Rightmove charts.

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1 IN 5 DEALS ARE SNAPPED UP IN THE FIRST WEEK ON MARKET

23/03/22

Newly-marketed properties are being snapped up fast, with Rightmove reporting that 22% of deals are agreed within the first week of being listed.

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THREE BEDROOM, THREE STOREY HOUSE FOR SALE

19/03/22

A spacious three storey family home for sale with no onward chain in Rosebery Street, Taunton

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SPRING INTO ACTION

18/03/22

Over the past five years (excluding 2020), the number of buyer enquiries per property for sale has been highest during March, April and May (Rightm...

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MONTHLY MORTGAGE APPROVALS MOUNT

12/03/22

Mortgage approvals, which surged in 2021 on the back of demand from home-movers, have sustained a high level into 2022, continuing to outpace any p...

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INDICITIVE GROSS RENTAL YIELDS

08/03/22

As of the end of February, gross yields for flats ranged from 3.1% in Prime Central London to 9.5% in Sunderland (North East).

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SUPERB TWO BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOME IN BLACKBROOK FOR SALE

07/03/22

We are pleased to bring to the market this superb semi detached home situated in the favoured Blackbrook area of Taunton

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NO LET UP IN SALES ACTIVITY

24/02/22

The property market is busy, with the start of 2022 seeing no slowdown in sales activity.

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STUNNING DETACHED HOME FOR SALE IN FOURACRES CLOSE, TAUNTON

23/02/22

A spacious detached family home for sale in Fouracres Close, Taunton

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STRONG DEMAND FOR HOMES CONTINUES

22/02/22

A net balance in demand of +64% was reported by survey participants for renter demand. This is the strongest result since 1999.

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STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY AND TAX RELIEF SIGNIFICANTLY BOOSTED S...

13/02/22

44% of home buyers in England were eligible for a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday (or claimed relief) in 2021, totalling 566,700 sales.

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IMPROVE OR MOVE?

12/02/22

The Federation of Master Builders' latest State of Trade Survey reports that 74% of builders have raised prices for their work in Q4 2021.

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

11/02/22

New to the market is this spacious mid terrace house in Viney Street in Taunton

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH RURAL VIEWS

10/02/22

We are pleased to bring to the market this stunning two bedroom second floor apartment on the southern outskirts of Norton Fitzwarren at £165,000.

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1 IN 6 HOMEMOVERS WANT A CHANGE OF SCENE

01/02/22

Change of scenery/lifestyle remains a key driver behind home moves, as the persistent shortage of supply has held back potential home moves.

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465,000 LANDLORDS COULD EXPAND PORTFOLIOS IN NEXT 2 YEARS

28/01/22

Nearly half a million landlords expect to expand their portfolio over the next two years.

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WE ARE HIRING

21/01/22

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our friendly, customer-focused, professional team in our Taunton office.

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WORKING FROM HOME NOT WORKING?

20/01/22

With working from home now necessary for many jobs and industries, post-pandemic households are continuing to revaluate the space they need from th...

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29.4 BILLION INVESTED IN THE UK'S TECH SECTOR 2021

19/01/22

Last year a record £29.4 billion was invested in the UK's tech sector, more than double the previous year. This is positive news for regional econo...

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COMING SOON

18/01/22

We will be bringing to the market this stunning two double bedroom ground floor retirement apartment in Avongrove Court, off The Avenue in Taunton.

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FORECASTS FOR POSITIVE PRICE GROWTH OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS

15/01/22

Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.

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WHO IS BUYING NOW?

14/01/22

The number of first-time buyers grew by 35% in 2021, compared to the pandemic year of 2020, despite the ongoing uncertainty.

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EXTENDED THREE BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD...

11/01/22

New to the market this week with us is this spacious extended semi detached family home on Priorswood Road, offered in excellent condition and with...

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COULD THIS BE YOUR NEXT HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

10/01/22

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this immaculately presented end of terrace home on Normandy Drive that will appeal to the growing...

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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR ESTATE AGENT?

06/01/22

Capability and market knowledge continue to top the list of how prospective home movers choose their agents.

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FORECASTS FOR POSITIVE PRICE GROWTH OF THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

04/01/22

Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.

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Happy new year from us!

01/01/22

Happy new year to all of our many vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants and applicants.

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GIFT SPEND

18/12/21

15% of UK Christmas spending in 2021 is predicted to be on gifts, with spend per head expected to be £234, the equivalent of one week’s rent.

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OVER HALF OF £1,000,000+ HOMES TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF THE ...

16/12/21

Nearly 20,000 sales have taken place over the past year priced £1 million or more. Over half of these have been outside of the capital, compared to...

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Ho, ho, home

14/12/21

Over 500 properties have sold with either 'Christmas' in their name or address across England and Wales since 1995, with 23 'Christmas' sales so fa...

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SPENDING SPREE

08/12/21

Shoppers across the UK are forecast to spend a staggering £84.7 billion on Christmas 2021, the equivalent to nearly 314,000 average-priced homes. S...

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

07/12/21

A spacious two bedroom first floor apartment for sale in Massingham Park with no onward chain.

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MORTGAGE APPROVALS RETURN TO 'NORMAL' LEVELS

06/12/21

October saw mortgage approvals return to more 'normal' levels.

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UK HIGH STREETS ARE RECOVERING

03/12/21

The past 18 months have been tough for UK high streets due to Covid-19 restrictions in early 2020 which triggered a hollowing-out of city centres.

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME IN MONKTON HEATHFIELD WITH NO ONWAR...

01/12/21

Stunning four bedroom detached home in Monkton Heathfield for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

28/11/21

Many people move more often than they expect to. This is a key finding of the 2021 Home Moving Trends Survey, conducted by the Property Academy and...

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3.3% UK HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

26/11/21

The rate of house price growth is due to slow in 2022, but remain positive, ranging from 2% (London) to 4.3% (North West).

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REFURBISHED FAMILY HOME WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

18/11/21

No onward chain - A superb refurbished three bedroom family home in Priory Park with an enclosed garden, drive parking and a single garage.

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SALES VOLUMES ARE 16% HIGHER THAN 5-YEAR AVERAGE

11/11/21

The property market continues to ride the wave as we head to the end of 2021. Although softening, demand remains stronger than a year ago. Sales vo...

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ECONOMY SET TO BOUNCE BACK 6 MONTHS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

02/11/21

The Chancellor described the economic picture as “strong” in the short term, with the Office for Budget Responsibility expecting the economy to ret...

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3 BED HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

01/11/21

Available with no onward chain, this deceptively spacious family home comes with a large enclosed rear garden

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SEPTEMBER. THIRD BUSIEST MONTH ON RECORD FOR PROPERTY SALES

23/10/21

September 2021 was the third busiest month for property sales across the UK since records began in 2005 (HMRC).

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DEMAND STABILISING

20/10/21

Buyer demand is stabilising according to the latest edition of the RICS Residential Survey.

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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED STREET NAMES

13/10/21

Harvest time is upon us and of all the seasons it appears ‘autumn’ is the most lucrative when it comes to property names.

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WHY INSTRUCT WARE & COMPANY?

12/10/21

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7.5% ANNUAL INCREASE IN UK RENTS

11/10/21

July to September is the busiest quarter of the year for the rental market. In a normal year, 32% of tenancies start in quarter 3. This is likely t...

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RAPID RENTS

06/10/21

Rental properties are finding a tenant quicker than ever before, with it on average taking 21 days to find a new renter.

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SUBSTANTIALLY EXTENDED FAMILY HOME IN CREECH ST. MICHAEL ...

30/09/21

Extended family home in Creech St. Michael with no onward chain

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LATER LIFE MORTGAGE LENDING ON THE RISE

29/09/21

Mortgage lending in later life is on the rise. The age of first-time buyers, an increase in the length of mortgage terms and an ageing population a...

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OVER TWO MILLION POUNDS WORTH OF PROPERTY SOLD STC IN THE...

29/09/21

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BUYER DEMAND SWELLS TO TWICE PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS

25/09/21

The property market continues to ride the wave as we head into autumn. Buyer demand per property is more than double pre-pandemic levels (Rightmove).

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STUNNING TWO BEDROOM VICTORIAN FAMILY HOME FOR SALE WITH ...

18/09/21

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SUPERB RENTAL PORTFOLIO FOR SALE OFFERING AN EXCELLENT AN...

17/09/21

A large rental portfolio of 15 self contained flats for sale in Wellington Road, Taunton at £1,100,000.

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PETS PLEASE!

12/09/21

While tenant demand has risen 13% over the past year, demand for pet-friendly rental properties has more than doubled, enquiries to letting agents ...

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LOW INTEREST ENVIROMENT SET TO REMAIN

10/09/21

While tenant demand has risen 13% over the past year, demand for pet-friendly rental properties has more than doubled, enquiries to letting agents ...

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ARE STOCK LEVELS RISING?

04/09/21

Although still significantly below average, there are signs that stock levels may be beginning to improve. The NAEA Propertymark reported a slight ...

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RENTS RISE IN ALL UK REGIONS

03/09/21

All regions in the UK saw an annual increase in monthly rent in July. The South West experienced the biggest increase (12.9%), followed by Wales (1...

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WELCOME JADE

03/09/21

We are pleased to welcome another member of staff to the Ware & Company team.

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SALES MARKET BUSIEST SINCE 2007

01/09/21

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RECORD BREAKING HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

20/08/21

The UK experienced a 13.2% annual increase in house prices in June 2021. This is the largest annual increase recorded since 2004.

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SHORTFALL IN HOMES FOR SALE

28/07/21

According to Rightmove there was a 225,000 shortfall in homes available for sale in the first half of 2021.

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1 IN 8 PLAN TO MOVE WITHIN 5 YEARS

20/07/21

One in every eight home movers across the UK expects to be in their new home for less than 5 years, over one third for a decade or less.

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT FOR SALE IN GA...

15/07/21

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PRIZES TO PROPERTIES

08/07/21

The 134th Wimbledon Championships is underway, a suite of new champions set to be crowned in a glorious weekend of sporting action.

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OVER ONE MILLION NEW DWELLINGS BUILT IN ENGLAND AND WALES...

29/06/21

Over 1.3 million new dwellings have been added to the housing stock across England and Wales over the past 5 years, according to data released this...

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ANOTHER RECORD MONTH FOR PROPERTY DEMAND AND SALES OVER A...

24/06/21

NAEA HOUSING REPORT: One in three properties sold for more than the asking price, which is the highest ever recorded figure in May and a slight inc...

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64% WON'T BUY A PROPERTY WITHOUT A GARDEN

23/06/21

As summer officially begins this week, gardens and outside space remain priorities on buyer wish lists. Nearly two-thirds of residents wouldn't buy...

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FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME?

16/06/21

Euro 2020 is underway, the home nations experiencing mixed fortunes in their first matches. The most valuable team in the competition is England, t...

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TWO NEW PROPERTIES OFFERED TO MARKET

15/06/21

We are pleased to offer these two properties to the sales market today.

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FIRST HOME SCHEME LAUNCHED IN ENGLAND

14/06/21

First-time buyers in England, in particular key workers, will have the chance to buy homes within their local area for a discount under the governm...

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DEMAND OUTSTRIPS SUPPLY

08/06/21

Now is a great time to sell your home as there is a huge shortage of properties available for sale, and house prices are higher than ever.

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WE'RE HIRING!

07/06/21

We are recruiting an additional Property Manager to join our expanding team due to business growth.

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Renters stay, on average, 18 months in their homes

02/06/21

Renters stay, on average, 18 months in their rental homes, 6 months longer than the average length of lease that they sign up for (12 months).

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NEWLY LISTED PROPERTIES ARE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES

25/05/21

Newly listed properties are flying off the shelves. The majority (78%) of agents in the latest Dataloft subscriber poll said that homes, once liste...

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SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE IN COTFORD ST. LUKE W...

20/05/21

AVAILABLE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN - A deceptively spacious family home standing on the outskirts of Cotford St. Luke with garage and gardens.

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RENTAL MARKET EXCELERATES

20/05/21

Tenant demand is rising substantially. For agents in the lettings market, the busy season is approaching.

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SUPERB SEMI DETACHED FAMILY HOME IN BISHOPS HULL FOR SALE

19/05/21

We are pleased to release to the market this well presented semi detached family home in Bishops Hull at £245,000.

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SHORTAGE OF SUPPLY IN THE RENTAL SECTOR

17/05/21

Rental values are significantly higher across all regions of the UK, except London, than they were a year ago. Excluding the capital, the average m...

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SPACIOUS DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN BISHOPS HULL

13/05/21

Located in Quartly Drive on the western outskirts of Bishops Hull, this spacious immaculately presented detached home comes to the market highly re...

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70% OF HOMEOWNERS DON'T KNOW THE VALUE OF THEIR HOME

11/05/21

Almost half (45%) of UK homeowners undervalue their home, according to new research by Zoopla. On average homes are undervalued by just over £46,000.

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HIGH VALUE HOMES SOAR

08/05/21

Data from the HMRC and the Welsh Revenues Authority indicate high value sales rocketed in the final three months of 2020 and into 2021, buyers savi...

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AVERAGE MORTGAGE REMAINS HISTORICALLY LOW

06/05/21

The cost of borrowing remains historically low according to new data released by the Bank of England, the average mortgage rate just 2.09%.

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STUNNING TOP FLOOR FLAT FOR SALE CLOSE TO VIVARY PARK

05/05/21

We are pleased to bring to the market this truly stunning top floor apartment in General Gordon House, situated close to Vivary Park.

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IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING MAKING A MOVE, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

27/04/21

If you're considering making a move, now is the time to act. Demand for property is soaring.

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NEW 95% MORTGAGE SCHEME LAUNCHED

24/04/21

First-time buyers and current homeowners in England will be helped to secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit under the new government-backed mort...

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SUPERB DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN WOODSTOCK ROAD, TAUNTON

23/04/21

We are pleased to market this spacious detached family home in the French Weir area of Taunton.

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ANOTHER PROPERTY SOLD IN 24 HOURS!

22/04/21

We pleased to announce that we have found proceedable buyers 20 The Oaks in just 24 hours!

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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE BOUNCES BACK

21/04/21

The PwC consumer confidence index is at its highest level since the index started in 2008. The first quarter of 2021 marks the first time the index...

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STUNNING THREE BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN THE OAK...

20/04/21

We are pleased to bring to the market this superb well presented detached family house in The Oaks, Taunton for £295,000. Offering gas fired centr...

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SENTIMENT IN THE RENTAL MARKET

19/04/21

The RICS March survey, gauging the mood of agents, showed continued improvement in the lettings market.

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WHAT MATTERS MOST IN RENTALS?

14/04/21

Running costs and broadband present the biggest gap between tenants and landlords in terms of what they view as important when a property is market...

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SOLD STC IN UNDER 24 HOURS!

13/04/21

We're proud to announce the sale of this fantastic family home in Weirfield Green in under 24 hours.

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OUTSIDE SPACE

12/04/21

Monday 12th April marks the opening of outside dining and drinking in England, with the potential to create a European-style café culture.

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STUNNING FAMILY HOME IN THE FRENCH WEIR AREA FOR SALE

09/04/21

Ware & Company are pleased to market this stunning three bedroom detached family home in Weirfield Green, Taunton with drive parking, garage and la...

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PROPERTY MARKET UPDATE

08/04/21

As we enter spring, the average UK house price is £232,134, up 6% on March 2020. Transactions are 49% higher than last year, reflecting a surge in ...

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WE'VE EXPANDED

07/04/21

We are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our busy Taunton office

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2021 EASTER EGG SPENT ESTIMATED TO BE £153 MILLION

02/04/21

£153 million is set to be spent on Easter Eggs across the UK this year, the egg-quivalent to a nest of 574 average priced homes

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A SMART OVER 55'S BUNGALOW FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

31/03/21

We are pleased to offer this smart well presented over 55's bungalow to the market with the benefit of no onward chain.

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INCREASED HOMEWORKING LIKELY IN 1 IN 7 BUSINESSES

30/03/21

As restrictions start to ease across areas of the UK, just 1 in every 7 businesses proposes using increased home working as a permanent business mo...

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME IN PARKFIELD CRESCENT

29/03/21

We are pleased to bring to the market this superb five bedroom home in the Parkfield area with no onward chain.

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BREAKING OUT OF THE BUNKER

25/03/21

With an estimated 979,500 golf players, courses reopening in England on the 29th March (joining Wales and Scotland) will be a joyous occasion for m...

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36% INCREASE IN BUYER DEMAND

23/03/21

The Dataloft Demand Index shows a 36% increase in housing market demand since the start of 2021 with the traditional Spring market set to be busier...

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GET A MOVE ON

15/03/21

The Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday extension, offering buyers in England and Northern Ireland a discount of up to £15,000 until 30th Jun...

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE IN FRENCH WEIR

13/03/21

Ware & Company are proud to bring to the market this excellent two bedroom spacious home with garden and parking in the French Weir area of Taunton

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39% OF YOUNG ADULTS LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS, BUT FEMALES ...

10/03/21

Sunday March 14th marks Mother's Day in the UK, a chance to say thank you, remember and think of loved ones.

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DETACHED BUNGALOW IN THE FAVOURED PARKFIELD AREA OF TAUNTON

05/03/21

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious detached bungalow in Parkfield Drive

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ECONOMY SET TO BOUNCE BACK BY MID 2022

04/03/21

The economy is set to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels by the middle of 2022, with the furlough scheme extended until the end of September.

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CAMPAIGN LEADS TO EXTENDED STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY

03/03/21

The Chancellor has listened to Propertymark’s calls to avoid a cliff-edge deadline to the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday in the UK Government’s budget...

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COMING SOON - 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE TO LET IN WATCHET

02/03/21

We are pleased to release to the market this deceptively spacious cottage with an enclosed garden, garage and superb far reaching views in Watchet....

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HIGHEST LEVEL OF SALES IN JANUARY FOR 14 YEARS

26/02/21

An estimated 121,640 transactions completed in January, the highest January total since 2007 and a 24.1% increase on 2020, as the surge in property...

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12% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAVE NO ACCESS TO A PRIVATE OR SHARED G...

25/02/21

One in eight households (12%) in Great Britain have no access to a private or shared garden during the coronavirus lockdown.

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UK HOUSE PRICES UP BY 8.5%

19/02/21

ONS, Halifax and Nationwide all report a sharp increase in annual house price growth since the stamp duty holiday announcement in July 2020.

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CONCERNS RAISED OVER UK GOVERMENT MORTGAGE PROPOSAL

18/02/21

Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ by raising concerns that the ...

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IT'S PANCAKE DAY!

16/02/21

Pancakes have become such a popular Shrove Tuesday tradition that on 16th February, a whopping 52 million eggs will be used in the UK. That is 22 m...

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21% INCREASE IN DEMAND SINCE THE START OF 2021

12/02/21

The Dataloft Demand Index shows a 21% increase in housing market demand since the start of 2021. More people than ever are using the new year as a ...

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LOOKING FOR LOVE?

10/02/21

Housing market demand soared in 2020 with many buyers looking for the perfect match.

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STUNNING PARKFIELD BUNGALOW FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

02/02/21

New to market with us this week is this superb detached bungalow in the prestigious Parkfield area of Taunton with the added benefit of no onward c...

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FIRST-TIME BUYERS ACCOUNTED FOR HALF OF ALL HOMES PURCHA...

29/01/21

First-time buyers accounted for half of all homes purchased with a mortgage.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FLOORPLANS WHEN SELLING

28/01/21

Three quarters (75%) of buyers said a floor plan was very important information when searching for a property, according to the 2020 Property Acade...

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1,041,610 changed hands in 2020!

27/01/21

An estimated 1,041,610 residential sales completed in 2020. In spring the housing market paused for several weeks and despite this, sales were only...

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OUR RECORD SALES MONTH CONTINUES!

25/01/21

January '21 has continued to be as busy as the end of 2020, with buyers looking to purchase before the 31st March 2021 Stamp Duty Deadline.

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26% OF RENTERS MOVE LESS THAN A MILE

21/01/21

26% of tenants moved within a mile of their previous rental property in 2020, and over two thirds (69%) stayed within ten miles.

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28% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAVE SAVED DURING THE PANDEMIC

18/01/21

The pandemic reduced spending for many households and government policies have helped support incomes. This has led to 28% of households saving mor...

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NEW A358 LINK ROAD TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND.

13/01/21

The new A358 link road is to open this weekend that will improve the road capacity.

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SOLD IN JUST 24 HOURS!

12/01/21

Fantastic family home in Bishops Lydeard sold stc in just 24 hours!

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HIGHEST LEVEL OF MORTGAGE APPROVALS SINCE 2007

11/01/21

Mortgage approvals have all but recovered following the forced closure of the housing market in spring 2020. Mortgage approvals were only down -0.9...

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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR ESTATE AGENT?

08/01/21

Capability and market knowledge top the list of how prospective home buyers choose their agent according to results of the 2020 Property Academy Ho...

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RESIDENTIAL RENTS RISING

05/01/21

ONS reported a 1.4% annual increase in private rents in November and according to agents, tenant demand was more or less unchanged.

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WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE HOUING MARKET IN 2021?

04/01/21

What will the New Year bring? Dataloft consensus house price forecast, based on the average from five leading commentators, expects 0.9% growth 2021.

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HOUSING MARKET TO REMAIN OPEN IN TIER 4 – ALL ASSOCIATED ...

24/12/20

Following the UK Government announcement yesterday, 23 December, certain areas throughout the UK will enter tier 4 from Boxing Day.

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IT'S AN IDEAL FLAT FOR CHRISTMAS.......TURKEY COURT IN TA...

23/12/20

Are you looking for a 2 bedroom ground floor flat for Christmas?. Look no further.....Turkey Court in Vivary Road!. Sorry, tenuous I know.

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WHAT WILL YOU SPEND ON YOUR PET THIS CHRISTMAS?

15/12/20

Three quarters of UK pet owners treat their pets to a Christmas present, on average spending £25. With 51 million pets in the UK, the total spend c...

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NO ONWARD CHAIN WITH THIS SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM SEMI DET...

10/12/20

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious three bedroom semi detached house in Priory Avenue with no onward chain.

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NEW HOMES MEANS MORE STOPS FOR SANTA THIS YEAR

08/12/20

54,760 houses were completed in the first half of 2020. If we assume the same number of completions in the second half of 2020 as 2019, another 92,...

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STUNNING FOUR BEDROOM THREE STOREY HOME FOR SALE WITH NO ...

03/12/20

Unexpectedly re-available, this superb three storey family home comes back to the market with no onward chain. Offering an entrance hall with a cl...

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44% INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE UK HOUSE PRICE SINCE THE LAST...

01/12/20

It has been a decade since the last white Christmas, back when the average UK house price was £170,365. The average UK house price now stands at £2...

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14% increase in demand since the start of Lockdown 2

30/11/20

The Dataloft Demand Index shows a +14% increase in housing market demand since the start of Lockdown 2. More time at home means more time spent bro...

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A WELL PRESENTED FAMILY HOME FOR SALE IN CREECH ST. MICHA...

26/11/20

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this superb family home with the benefit of no onward chain.

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HOUSING MARKET ADDS TO THE ECONOMY

25/11/20

For every residential property resale, an average of £9,559 is added to the UK economy. That is an estimated £6bn added to the UK economy so far th...

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SALES HEAD UP WHILE SALE TIMES HEAD DOWN

19/11/20

Demand levels and sales activity remain buoyant in the UK housing market. Rightmove report agreed sales were up 50% in October, with properties sel...

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FIRST TIME BUYER MORTGAGES

16/11/20

The average mortgage for a first-time buyer across the UK is just shy of £194,000, as FTB numbers fell 29% in the first half of 2020 versus 2019.

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A DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE OFF SOUTH STREET FOR SALE

13/11/20

A delightful cottage standing in a quiet cul de sac off South Street, ideal for the first time buyer or the investor/landlord looking for an a prop...

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The ideal tenancy length

12/11/20

There is a substantial mismatch between current lease lengths and ideal lease lengths. However, there is more to it than that. Opinions on ideal le...

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REASONS FOR RENTING

09/11/20

According to The Property Academy Tenant Survey 2020, just over half of tenants rent because they can’t afford to buy and almost half rent to suit ...

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HOUSING MARKET ACTIVITY BREAKS RECORDS

07/11/20

Nationwide October House Price index reported an astonishing 5.8% annual house price growth, the highest rise since January 2015. Mortgage approval...

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A SUPERB THREE STOREY, FOUR BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE IN MONK...

06/11/20

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious three storey family home that is presented in pristine order throughout.

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LOCKDOWN AND THE PROPERTY MARKET - WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

03/11/20

We know that there are many who are concerned about their house moves, property sales, purchases, new tenancies etc.

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TRANSACTIONS RETURN TO PRE-COVID LEVELS

29/10/20

An estimated 98,010 transaction completed in September marking a return to pre-covid levels. With a surge in buyer demand and newly agreed sales th...

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HOMES NUMBERED 13 SELL FOR 15% MORE

27/10/20

It's Halloween this week and we are all in need of something to lift our spirits. Dataloft have identified the top 20 spookiest street name, from W...

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PRIORITIES CHANGE FOR RENTERS

16/10/20

Priorities have changed for over a quarter of tenants following the pandemic, according to The Property Academy Tenant Survey 2020.

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LONGEST STRETCH OF RISING SUPPLY SINCE 2013

12/10/20

The RICS September survey, gauging the moods of agents continues to point to a strong upturn in the sales market. New buyer enquiries, new instruct...

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THE RECOVERY OF MORTGAGE APPROVALS

08/10/20

Mortgage approvals in August saw a 29% annual increase. The lockdown backlog is clearing and increased buyer demand, generated by the stamp duty ho...

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STUNNING APARTMENT FOR SALE IN FIREPOOL

07/10/20

New to the market with Ware & Company is this superb first floor apartment in Firepool View at £175,000.

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DON'T BE SWAYED BY AN OVERINFLATED ASKING PRICE

30/09/20

It is no surprise that homes that are priced ‘right’ sell more quickly. Such homes currently sell 26 days quicker than homes that have experienced ...

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RESIDENTIAL RENTS RISING

28/09/20

ONS reported a 1.5% annual increase in private rents in August. Agents are reporting an increase in tenant demand and positive short-term rent expe...

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MIGRATION SEASON FOR STUDENTS

24/09/20

During university, 29% of students live in the private rental sector and following graduation, 47% plan to live in the private rental sector.

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POST-LOCKDOWN MINIBOOM

18/09/20

House price growth pushed to it's highest levels in over two years

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HOMES ARE MOVING 31% FASTER SINCE LOCKDOWN

16/09/20

The time to sell a home has fallen by more than a quarter in the UK. No surprise considering buyer demand, since the start of the year, is +34% hig...

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More must be done to get empty homes back into use

15/09/20

In a letter to Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, Propertymark campaigns for action on empty homes, asking what measures...

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CHALLENGES OF A FIRST-TIME BUYER

10/09/20

While attention is focused on equity-rich buyers making lifestyle changes, it’s easy to overlook the first-time buyer for whom buying has become a ...

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WHICH BUYERS ARE CAUSING THE SPIKE IN HOUSING MARKET ACTI...

07/09/20

uly's mortgage data confirms a spike in housing market activity. Mortgage approvals are almost back to 'normal' levels, however newly agreed sales ...

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Staggering level of lending in 2019

03/09/20

The UK's top ten mortgage lenders lent a staggering £220.7 billion in 2019, increasing their market share to 82.4%, up from 80.4% in 2018.

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Broadband speeds have a bearing on buyer choice

17/08/20

During lockdown internet users spent 18% more time on the internet. The importance of broadband speed to homemovers has increased and can be an imp...

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Fantastic 2 bedroom starter home in Stockmoor Village, Br...

17/08/20

Superb modern home for sale in Stockmoor, Bridgwater with no onward chain.

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Significant pick-up in the housing market

14/08/20

The July Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gauging the mood of agents, showed a significant pick-up in the housing market.

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House prices are hotting up

11/08/20

Friday marked the hottest day in August for 17 years. The weather isn't the only thing to be hotting up. House price indices report annual growth a...

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Fewer new homes coming to market

10/08/20

A fall in construction between April and June means fewer new builds will be coming to the market in the short term. With Covid-19 disrupting house...

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Three signs we are on the road to recovery

06/08/20

Transactions have increased, mortgage approvals are up and house price growth looks strong. With the stamp duty holiday creating increased demand, ...

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Stamp duty holiday deadline

31/07/20

With just over 35 weeks of the stamp duty holiday left, and with the average property taking 18 weeks to sell, vendors have 17 weeks to list their ...

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Saving time and money working from home

27/07/20

During lockdown it was reported that 60% of the workforce were working from home. With the average daily commute in the UK 59 minutes and an averag...

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HOW GREEN ARE OUR HOMES?

21/07/20

Climate change was high up the agenda before Covid-19 – most forecasters predicted climate change as the big theme for the property market in 202...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - Significant savings for buyers

14/07/20

The Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday from July 8th to 31st March 2021. Buyers of main homes will only pay stamp duty if the price is over ...

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Private renters say they are more satisfied with their ho...

13/07/20

Figures show rise in satisfaction levels with quality of accommodation and repairs and maintenance, compared with the previous year.

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Consumer spending trends are closely linked to housing ma...

10/07/20

Super Saturday, marking the reopening of hairdressers, pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in England, saw an increase in high street footfall. PwC r...

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The Chancellor has announced that from 8 July, the stamp ...

09/07/20

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a major stamp duty cut in a bid to boost the housing market.

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Stunning 4 bedroom home in Creech St. Michael

08/07/20

New to the market with Ware & Company is this stunning four bedroom semi detached family home, presented in immaculate order throughout for £265,000.

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Busiest time for rental market

01/07/20

The rental market is about to enter its busiest time of the year. Analysis from Dataloft Rental Market Analytics reveals that 40% of tenancies are ...

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Staycations are on the rise

25/06/20

Currently only 31% of Britons' second homes are purchased in the UK. With staycations on the rise, accelerated by Covid-19, could we see an increas...

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How far do tenants move?

22/06/20

Dataloft Rental Market Analytics allows us to understand the movement of tenants. Pre-pandemic a quarter of tenants moved less than 1 mile and 5% m...

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Three year refund window leeway for Higher rates of Stamp...

18/06/20

Due to the restrictions placed on the housing market during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has recognised some people have been unable to se...

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Superb extended home in Norton Fitzwarren

17/06/20

New to the market with Ware & Company is this fantastic four bedroom family home on the outskirts of Norton Fitzwarren.

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Father's day: no place like home

16/06/20

Father's Day is taking place on Sunday 21st June. Many will be looking forward to a socially distanced meet up, but with more than a quarter of you...

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Superb family home with no onward chain

13/06/20

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this superb detached family home in Nerrols Farm, Taunton with no onward chain.

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The return of mortgage products

11/06/20

Mortgage products are returning following a collapse in availability during lockdown. 77% of mortgage brokers expect lending to return to pre-pande...

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How comfortable are vendors with physical viewings in the...

03/06/20

The recent Dataloft Homemover survey has bolstered reports of growing momentum in the housing market. The vast majority of vendors who were conside...

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Covid-19 Homemover initial views post-lockdown

29/05/20

Dataloft Homemover Survey gauged the initial views from potential buyers and seller following the re-opening of the housing market.

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Covid 19 - How have home buyer requirements changed?

28/05/20

Dataloft Homemover survey revealed that just under half of buyers’ home requirements have changed as a direct result of lockdown and Covid-19.

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Sales continued in April, despite lockdown

22/05/20

Despite full lockdown across the housing market in April, more than 46,000 residential properties completed during the month on a seasonally adjust...

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Greener, safer transport

21/05/20

The government has announced investment of £250 million into greener transport. Encouraging pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions, s...

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Covid-19 Update

13/05/20

We are currently working hard to plan our full return to the office and viewings.

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Missing the office?

12/05/20

Covid-19 has meant many people have had to work from home. Only 19% of office workers want to spend the majority of their time working from home an...

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75th VE Day Anniversary

06/05/20

Friday 8th May marks 75th anniversary of VE Day, a day to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and to reflec...

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Covid-19: Scenario planning - how might transaction volum...

01/05/20

Today we've been taking a look at how the market may unfold for the rest of the 2020. This week the phones and email have been a lot busier and the...

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Agent reveals after Lockdown safe way of selling homes

27/04/20

One of the few agents anywhere in the British Isles who has returned to something like normal working has revealed new guidelines showing how it is...

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Board games for new times

24/04/20

What games have you been playing to pass the time?

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Office contact update

24/03/20

Office contact update

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Ware & Co Covid-19 update

19/03/20

We would like to reassure all our clients, tenants and landlords that we are closely watching developments and updating our approach as appropriate.

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Housing Minister launches competition to deliver homes fi...

10/03/20

Following the Government's recent consultation on a new Future Homes Standard, which would require all new homes from 2025 to have 80 per cent fewe...

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Ware & Co have just won gold in The British Property Lett...

12/02/20

Ware & Co have just won gold for The British Property Lettings Award for Taunton.

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Helping buyers choose the best option - conveyancer or so...

11/02/20

Conveyancers and solicitors are vital to keeping the property purchase process on track, as well as a necessary part - but which is the most suitab...

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January sales success

16/01/20

We are pleased to show that not only is the local market moving well, but we are the leading agent in Taunton for sales agreed as of today (taken f...

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2020 forecast of 2% price rise as election gives window o...

16/12/19

2020 forecast of 2% price rise as election gives window of certainty

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Prestine house close to Taunton Town Centre

05/12/19

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market an immaculately presented and deceptively spacious terrace house close to the centre of Taunton

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CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY….

22/11/19

We are delighted to announce our Christmas Giveaway with the opportunity to win a Christmas Hamper via three of our social media pages - Facebook, ...

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Updated right to rent check guidance

11/10/19

Guidance on conducting right to rent checks on nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA who have ente...

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Do you have a four plus bedroom home in Cotford St. Luke ...

19/09/19

Do you have a four plus bedroom home in Cotford St. Luke to sell?. Call us now. We have applicants waiting.

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The number of prospective buyers increased in July

09/09/19

The number of prospective buyers increased in July, the latest NAEA Propertymark Housing Market Reports shows, with demand also up year-on-year.

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Lost keys found

02/09/19

Lost Keys found in Taunton

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Mortgage approvals soar to decade-high in July

27/08/19

Mortgage approvals soar to decade-high in July

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Ware & Company sponsor Taunton RFC

19/08/19

Ware & Company are proud to sponsor Taunton RFC for the forthcoming 2019/2020 season.

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Superb family house on the northern outskirts of Taunton

07/08/19

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market a superb detached family home in Feversham Way, Taunton

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Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM

23/07/19

Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.

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David Ware, The founder of Ware & Company has sadly passe...

09/07/19

We are deeply saddened to make the announcement that the founder of Ware & Co, David Ware, passed away on 23rd June 2019.

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Stunning bungalow in Trull

04/07/19

Ware & Company are proud to market this immaculately presented detached bungalow in the sought after village of Trull.

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