7.5% ANNUAL INCREASE IN UK RENTS
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...View Full Details
LATER LIFE MORTGAGE LENDING ON THE RISE
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...View Full Details
BUYER DEMAND SWELLS TO TWICE PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS
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).View Full Details
LOW INTEREST ENVIROMENT SET TO REMAIN
While tenant demand has risen 13% over the past year, demand for pet-friendly rental properties has more than doubled, enquiries to letting agents ...View Full Details
ARE STOCK LEVELS RISING?
Although still significantly below average, there are signs that stock levels may be beginning to improve. The NAEA Propertymark reported a slight ...View Full Details
RENTS RISE IN ALL UK REGIONS
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...View Full Details
OVER ONE MILLION NEW DWELLINGS BUILT IN ENGLAND AND WALES...
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...View Full Details
ANOTHER RECORD MONTH FOR PROPERTY DEMAND AND SALES OVER A...
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...View Full Details
64% WON'T BUY A PROPERTY WITHOUT A GARDEN
As summer officially begins this week, gardens and outside space remain priorities on buyer wish lists. Nearly two-thirds of residents wouldn't buy...View Full Details
FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME?
Euro 2020 is underway, the home nations experiencing mixed fortunes in their first matches. The most valuable team in the competition is England, t...View Full Details
FIRST HOME SCHEME LAUNCHED IN ENGLAND
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...View Full Details
Renters stay, on average, 18 months in their homes
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).View Full Details
NEWLY LISTED PROPERTIES ARE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES
Newly listed properties are flying off the shelves. The majority (78%) of agents in the latest Dataloft subscriber poll said that homes, once liste...View Full Details
SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE IN COTFORD ST. LUKE W...
AVAILABLE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN - A deceptively spacious family home standing on the outskirts of Cotford St. Luke with garage and gardens.View Full Details
SHORTAGE OF SUPPLY IN THE RENTAL SECTOR
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...View Full Details
SPACIOUS DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN BISHOPS HULL
Located in Quartly Drive on the western outskirts of Bishops Hull, this spacious immaculately presented detached home comes to the market highly re...View Full Details
70% OF HOMEOWNERS DON'T KNOW THE VALUE OF THEIR HOME
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.View Full Details
AVERAGE MORTGAGE REMAINS HISTORICALLY LOW
The cost of borrowing remains historically low according to new data released by the Bank of England, the average mortgage rate just 2.09%.View Full Details
STUNNING TOP FLOOR FLAT FOR SALE CLOSE TO VIVARY PARK
We are pleased to bring to the market this truly stunning top floor apartment in General Gordon House, situated close to Vivary Park.View Full Details
NEW 95% MORTGAGE SCHEME LAUNCHED
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...View Full Details
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE BOUNCES BACK
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...View Full Details
STUNNING THREE BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN THE OAK...
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...View Full Details
WHAT MATTERS MOST IN RENTALS?
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...View Full Details
STUNNING FAMILY HOME IN THE FRENCH WEIR AREA FOR SALE
Ware & Company are pleased to market this stunning three bedroom detached family home in Weirfield Green, Taunton with drive parking, garage and la...View Full Details
PROPERTY MARKET UPDATE
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 ...View Full Details
2021 EASTER EGG SPENT ESTIMATED TO BE £153 MILLION
£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 homesView Full Details
A SMART OVER 55'S BUNGALOW FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN
We are pleased to offer this smart well presented over 55's bungalow to the market with the benefit of no onward chain.View Full Details
INCREASED HOMEWORKING LIKELY IN 1 IN 7 BUSINESSES
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...View Full Details
BREAKING OUT OF THE BUNKER
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...View Full Details
36% INCREASE IN BUYER DEMAND
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...View Full Details
SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE IN FRENCH WEIR
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 TauntonView Full Details
ECONOMY SET TO BOUNCE BACK BY MID 2022
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.View Full Details
CAMPAIGN LEADS TO EXTENDED STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY
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...View Full Details
COMING SOON - 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE TO LET IN WATCHET
We are pleased to release to the market this deceptively spacious cottage with an enclosed garden, garage and superb far reaching views in Watchet....View Full Details
HIGHEST LEVEL OF SALES IN JANUARY FOR 14 YEARS
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...View Full Details
12% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAVE NO ACCESS TO A PRIVATE OR SHARED G...
One in eight households (12%) in Great Britain have no access to a private or shared garden during the coronavirus lockdown.View Full Details
CONCERNS RAISED OVER UK GOVERMENT MORTGAGE PROPOSAL
Propertymark has responded to the UK Government’s consultation on ‘Improving home energy performance through lenders’ by raising concerns that the ...View Full Details
21% INCREASE IN DEMAND SINCE THE START OF 2021
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 ...View Full Details
STUNNING PARKFIELD BUNGALOW FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN
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...View Full Details
THE IMPORTANCE OF FLOORPLANS WHEN SELLING
Three quarters (75%) of buyers said a floor plan was very important information when searching for a property, according to the 2020 Property Acade...View Full Details
1,041,610 changed hands in 2020!
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...View Full Details
OUR RECORD SALES MONTH CONTINUES!
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.View Full Details
28% OF HOUSEHOLDS HAVE SAVED DURING THE PANDEMIC
The pandemic reduced spending for many households and government policies have helped support incomes. This has led to 28% of households saving mor...View Full Details
HIGHEST LEVEL OF MORTGAGE APPROVALS SINCE 2007
Mortgage approvals have all but recovered following the forced closure of the housing market in spring 2020. Mortgage approvals were only down -0.9...View Full Details
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR ESTATE AGENT?
Capability and market knowledge top the list of how prospective home buyers choose their agent according to results of the 2020 Property Academy Ho...View Full Details
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE HOUING MARKET IN 2021?
What will the New Year bring? Dataloft consensus house price forecast, based on the average from five leading commentators, expects 0.9% growth 2021.View Full Details
HOUSING MARKET TO REMAIN OPEN IN TIER 4 – ALL ASSOCIATED ...
Following the UK Government announcement yesterday, 23 December, certain areas throughout the UK will enter tier 4 from Boxing Day.View Full Details
IT'S AN IDEAL FLAT FOR CHRISTMAS.......TURKEY COURT IN TA...
Are you looking for a 2 bedroom ground floor flat for Christmas?. Look no further.....Turkey Court in Vivary Road!. Sorry, tenuous I know.View Full Details
WHAT WILL YOU SPEND ON YOUR PET THIS CHRISTMAS?
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...View Full Details
NO ONWARD CHAIN WITH THIS SPACIOUS THREE BEDROOM SEMI DET...
Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious three bedroom semi detached house in Priory Avenue with no onward chain.View Full Details
NEW HOMES MEANS MORE STOPS FOR SANTA THIS YEAR
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,...View Full Details
STUNNING FOUR BEDROOM THREE STOREY HOME FOR SALE WITH NO ...
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...View Full Details
44% INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE UK HOUSE PRICE SINCE THE LAST...
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...View Full Details
14% increase in demand since the start of Lockdown 2
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...View Full Details
HOUSING MARKET ADDS TO THE ECONOMY
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...View Full Details
SALES HEAD UP WHILE SALE TIMES HEAD DOWN
Demand levels and sales activity remain buoyant in the UK housing market. Rightmove report agreed sales were up 50% in October, with properties sel...View Full Details
A DELIGHTFUL COTTAGE OFF SOUTH STREET FOR SALE
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...View Full Details
The ideal tenancy length
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...View Full Details
HOUSING MARKET ACTIVITY BREAKS RECORDS
Nationwide October House Price index reported an astonishing 5.8% annual house price growth, the highest rise since January 2015. Mortgage approval...View Full Details
A SUPERB THREE STOREY, FOUR BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE IN MONK...
Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious three storey family home that is presented in pristine order throughout.View Full Details
TRANSACTIONS RETURN TO PRE-COVID LEVELS
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...View Full Details
HOMES NUMBERED 13 SELL FOR 15% MORE
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...View Full Details
LONGEST STRETCH OF RISING SUPPLY SINCE 2013
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...View Full Details
THE RECOVERY OF MORTGAGE APPROVALS
Mortgage approvals in August saw a 29% annual increase. The lockdown backlog is clearing and increased buyer demand, generated by the stamp duty ho...View Full Details
DON'T BE SWAYED BY AN OVERINFLATED ASKING PRICE
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 ...View Full Details
RESIDENTIAL RENTS RISING
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...View Full Details
HOMES ARE MOVING 31% FASTER SINCE LOCKDOWN
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...View Full Details
More must be done to get empty homes back into use
In a letter to Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, Propertymark campaigns for action on empty homes, asking what measures...View Full Details
CHALLENGES OF A FIRST-TIME BUYER
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 ...View Full Details
WHICH BUYERS ARE CAUSING THE SPIKE IN HOUSING MARKET ACTI...
uly's mortgage data confirms a spike in housing market activity. Mortgage approvals are almost back to 'normal' levels, however newly agreed sales ...View Full Details
Staggering level of lending in 2019
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.View Full Details
Broadband speeds have a bearing on buyer choice
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...View Full Details
Significant pick-up in the housing market
The July Sentiment Survey by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gauging the mood of agents, showed a significant pick-up in the housing market.View Full Details
House prices are hotting up
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...View Full Details
Fewer new homes coming to market
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...View Full Details
Three signs we are on the road to recovery
Transactions have increased, mortgage approvals are up and house price growth looks strong. With the stamp duty holiday creating increased demand, ...View Full Details
Stamp duty holiday deadline
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 ...View Full Details
Saving time and money working from home
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...View Full Details
HOW GREEN ARE OUR HOMES?
Climate change was high up the agenda before Covid-19 â€“ most forecasters predicted climate change as the big theme for the property market in 202...View Full Details
Stamp Duty Holiday - Significant savings for buyers
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 ...View Full Details
Private renters say they are more satisfied with their ho...
Figures show rise in satisfaction levels with quality of accommodation and repairs and maintenance, compared with the previous year.View Full Details
Consumer spending trends are closely linked to housing ma...
Super Saturday, marking the reopening of hairdressers, pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants in England, saw an increase in high street footfall. PwC r...View Full Details
Stunning 4 bedroom home in Creech St. Michael
New to the market with Ware & Company is this stunning four bedroom semi detached family home, presented in immaculate order throughout for £265,000.View Full Details
Busiest time for rental market
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 ...View Full Details
Staycations are on the rise
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...View Full Details
How far do tenants move?
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...View Full Details
Three year refund window leeway for Higher rates of Stamp...
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...View Full Details
Father's day: no place like home
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...View Full Details
The return of mortgage products
Mortgage products are returning following a collapse in availability during lockdown. 77% of mortgage brokers expect lending to return to pre-pande...View Full Details
How comfortable are vendors with physical viewings in the...
The recent Dataloft Homemover survey has bolstered reports of growing momentum in the housing market. The vast majority of vendors who were conside...View Full Details
Covid-19 Homemover initial views post-lockdown
Dataloft Homemover Survey gauged the initial views from potential buyers and seller following the re-opening of the housing market.View Full Details
Covid 19 - How have home buyer requirements changed?
Dataloft Homemover survey revealed that just under half of buyersâ€™ home requirements have changed as a direct result of lockdown and Covid-19.View Full Details
Sales continued in April, despite lockdown
Despite full lockdown across the housing market in April, more than 46,000 residential properties completed during the month on a seasonally adjust...View Full Details
Greener, safer transport
The government has announced investment of £250 million into greener transport. Encouraging pop-up cycle lanes, wider pavements, safer junctions, s...View Full Details
75th VE Day Anniversary
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...View Full Details
Covid-19: Scenario planning - how might transaction volum...
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...View Full Details
Agent reveals after Lockdown safe way of selling homes
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...View Full Details
Ware & Co Covid-19 update
We would like to reassure all our clients, tenants and landlords that we are closely watching developments and updating our approach as appropriate.View Full Details
Housing Minister launches competition to deliver homes fi...
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...View Full Details
Helping buyers choose the best option - conveyancer or so...
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...View Full Details
Prestine house close to Taunton Town Centre
Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market an immaculately presented and deceptively spacious terrace house close to the centre of TauntonView Full Details
We are delighted to announce our Christmas Giveaway with the opportunity to win a Christmas Hamper via three of our social media pages - Facebook, ...View Full Details
Updated right to rent check guidance
Guidance on conducting right to rent checks on nationals of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA who have ente...View Full Details
The number of prospective buyers increased in July
The number of prospective buyers increased in July, the latest NAEA Propertymark Housing Market Reports shows, with demand also up year-on-year.View Full Details
Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM
Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.View Full Details
David Ware, The founder of Ware & Company has sadly passe...
We are deeply saddened to make the announcement that the founder of Ware & Co, David Ware, passed away on 23rd June 2019.View Full Details
Coming Soon - 4 bedroom detached house in Peile Drive
COMING SOON - A rare opportunity to purchase a spacious detached executive style house in Peile Drive, off Kingston Road with no onward chainView Full Details
Could the 100% mortgage be about to make a comeback?
Key industry body, the Building Societies Association (BSA), has advocated for lenders to consider bringing back 100 per cent mortgages, as a way t...View Full Details
Superbly updated family home in French Weir
Ware & Co are pleased to bring to the market a superbly updated and extended family home in the highly favoured French Weir are of Taunton.View Full Details
Government announce housing delivery fund
Today, the Government announced a Â£1.9 billion investment to tackle issues on potential housing sites and get homes built in areas where they are ...View Full Details
Customers increasingly want face-to-face contact with age...
New research suggests that there is still real value in estate agents having a high street presence, with more than half of consumers in the UK pre...View Full Details
Japanese knotweed might not be scourge that home owners a...
Japanese knotweed, the scourge of a number of home sellers and a well-known deal-breaker, may not be as harmful as previously thought.View Full Details
What does the future hold for commonhold?
In recent years thousands of cases have come to light where punitive clauses and escalating fees have left leasehold homeowners tenants in their ow...View Full Details
For Sale: Superb five double bedroom home in Staplegrove ...
A superb five double bedroom three storey family home in Staplegrove Road has come to the market with Ware & Company with the added benefit of no o...View Full Details
Detached 3 bedroom family home in Monkton Heathfield
Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious three bedroom detached family home in Monkton Heathfield.View Full Details
Immaculate detached village property for sale
New to market this week with Ware & Company is this beautifully presented detached family home competitively priced at £295,000.View Full Details
1 in 10 Britons would sacrifice windows for lower house p...
Running water, windows and ceiling lighting feature among the ‘home essentials’ Britons would ditch in a bid to make property prices more affordabl...View Full Details
Why Use a NAEA or ARLA Registered Agent?
As there is no mandatory regulation of estate agents in the United Kingdom, how is a buyer or renter expected to know which estate agents are...View Full Details
Fantastic six bedroom home in a popular village location
New to the market this week with Ware & Company is this superb six bedroom detached family home situated on the outskirts of Cotford St. Luke.View Full Details