What will happen to property prices in 2022?

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

The sudden appearance of COVID-19 kickstarted a tidal wave of market activity as people nationwide upped sticks and pursued a new life elsewhere

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Your property investment checklist

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on many aspects of our lives over the past couple of years, but the property investment sector has stayed somewhat consistent

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Tips to speed up your home move

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

There are some elements of a home move that may be out of your hands

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Your guide to understanding your property's value

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

If you are planning to sell or let your property, then it’s important to get an accurate estimate of how much the property could be worth

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Prepare your property for a February sale

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Time to pack up the decorations, Christmas is over and 2022 is here!
 
If you’re preparing to sell your property this year, then you might be unsure about what you need to do beforehand

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Property searches often spike in January

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Christmas is the time for indulging, spending time with family and watching all the classics

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How to prevent emergency property issues as a landlord 

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

As a landlord, it is a legal responsibility as well as a moral obligation to make sure your tenants feel safe in your property

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Top tips for first-time buyers saving for a deposit

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Buying your first home is an extremely poignant event in anyone’s life and being able to put down a significant deposit is vital to stand you in good stead for your future repayments

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Freshen up your rental property without making permanent changes 

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

When decorating a rented property, there are many things you must bear in mind when making any dramatic changes, including getting the landlord’s permission

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How to make the most of a small kitchen

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Having gone through multiple lockdowns, the most desirable factor that’s attracting attention from buyers and tenants right now is a property with plenty of space

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Achieve a quicker sale by avoiding these decorating mistakes

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

With the property market seeing a lot of demand, sellers need to present their homes in the best possible light in order to beat the competition

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Positive property market predictions for 2022 

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

The 2021 property sector has been record-breaking and 2022 is predicted to be no different

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Rental market predictions for 2022

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

The pandemic has influenced rental demand and opportunities across the country, but what does this mean for tenants and landlords in 2022?
 
Changing demand and supply
 
The last two years have witnessed a boom in house prices, with the average property in October 2021 commanding £24,000 more than it did a year previously

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Is your New Year’s resolution to renovate your home?

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a long-lived tradition and many homeowners may be looking to set a property goal for 2022

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Steps to beat the January blues 

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandably a difficult time for many of us to find the motivation to plan ahead and commit to seeing through our resolutions for a healthier, happier and more productive 2022

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Winter maintenance suggestions to safeguard your property

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

We are currently in the midst of winter and the cold weather is now in full force

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How the pandemic has changed the property market 

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

COVID-19 has triggered widespread changes across the country – and the housing market is no exception

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Which room in your home is the best value for money?

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Whilst it might be the furthest thing from your mind right now, making home improvements is the perfect way to spend all that extra time indoors

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Tips to saving money when moving home

by Pygott & Crone on 10th January 2022

Whilst we’re all aware of the costs associated with moving, not all of us will know the money-saving solutions used by savvy sellers

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More awards won at the Relocation Agent Network conference!

by Pygott & Crone on 8th December 2021

We’re proud to announce that we have been crowned Best Agent in the East Midlands Region by Relocation Agent Network at a recent Awards Dinner, which followed the Network’s National Conference and Exhibition

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Join our challenge to run or walk 100km in aid of Dementia UK

by Pygott & Crone on 1st December 2021

It’s time to dust off your running shoes, charge your smartwatch, and be part of an amazing team that will raise a lot of money for Dementia UK

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Market predictions for the new year

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Market predictions for the new year
 
The trio of low mortgage rates, the stamp duty holiday and changes in buyers’ priorities have all contributed to the incredible demand within the housing market in 2021

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Best seller's market in a decade

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Best seller’s market in a decade
 
Over the past year, the housing market has had its fair share of ups and downs

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One in five landlords are making EPC improvements

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

One in five landlords are making EPC improvements
 
With new rules coming into force from 2025 for rental properties, landlords must make sure their property’s EPC rating is C or above, or risk not being able to take on new tenants

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Make the most of your garden all year round

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Make the most of your garden all year round
 
As we are officially in winter, we typically spend less time in our outside spaces

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Be careful with your decorations

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Be careful with your decorations
 
Year after year, the biggest surge in property market activity happens around the Christmas period, making January the optimal time to buy or sell

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City rental demand up with the return of offices and students

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

City rental demand up with the return of offices and students
 
During the height of the pandemic, we saw many tenants moving out of busy city centres and towards rural and quiet locations, but why?
 
Just like homeowners, tenants began to quickly change their property priorities over the course of the pandemic, and a good number within the rental sector reflected on where and how they were living

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The key home trends across 2021 and 2022

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

The key home trends across 2021 and 2022
 
With 2022 on the horizon, you might already be thinking ahead to next year, whether that’s re-decorating a room, renovating a property or simply wanting to add some finishing touches to a space in your home

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Surge in parents acquiring buy-to-lets for students

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Surge in parents acquiring buy-to-lets for students
 
Going to university is a big step and the hardest part can be finding the right accommodation

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Property prices likely to continue rising

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Property prices likely to continue rising
 
After the rollercoster year of 2020, 2021 was a difficult year to predict in the housing sector

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Winter energy costs for homeowners and tenants

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Winter energy costs for homeowners and tenants
 
According to new data released by Uswitch, almost 60% of households have reported that they are concerned about how they will meet energy bills this winter

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Why January is a great time to sell

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Why January is a great time to sell
 
It’s a common misconception that market activity lulls in January, ready to resume in the spring

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Your essential checklist as a landlord this winter

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

Your essential checklist as a landlord this winter
 
With the countdown to Christmas on, it’s essential that landlords prepare their properties for the colder months

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Community Champion of the Year

by Pygott & Crone on 29th November 2021

We’re delighted to announce that we have received the Community Champion of the Year gold award at this years Negotiator Awards, in addition to our silver award in the Estate Agency of the Year (Medium) category

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We're on the shortlist for the Relocation Agent Network awards!

by Pygott & Crone on 24th November 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2021 Best Agent East Midlands Region Award by Relocation Agent Network, a national network of selected estate agents

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Destination Grantham: how people moving out of London are making the town a hotspot

by Pygott & Crone on 12th November 2021

Lincoln and other areas in the Midlands and North have been dubbed hotspots for buyers looking to move out of bigger cities such as London, due to the introduction of flexible working by many employers across the country

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Invest in Skegness - Investment opportunity at iconic holiday resort

by Pygott & Crone on 11th November 2021

Pygott & Crone are pleased to announce a unique opportunity to invest in Skegness; one of the UK’s fastest growing and much-loved coastal resorts situated on the East Coast

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Reasons to sell right now

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

From apartments to family homes, the average asking price of a property has risen to record levels around every region of the UK

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What are your house guests most interested by?

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

Through the use of eye-tracking technology, new research has shed light on the key factors that guests will notice the most when visiting our homes

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When is the right time to put up your Christmas tree?

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there’s no right or wrong answer but everyone seems to have a different date where it’s seen as acceptable to make a start

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Transform your bedroom with these headboard ideas

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

Are you looking for effective and inexpensive ways to transform your bedroom?
 
Over the last year, a lot of thought has been given to our ‘working from home’ and garden zones, but with the change in weather and Christmas holidays not far off, have you considered making your bedroom cosier for the long nights and dark mornings ahead?
 
Having the right design in your bedroom can instantly lift your mood when waking up to dark skies

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Top tips to avoid damp and other damages

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

Caused by a lack of proper ventilation or condensation, damp poses severe health issues to inhabitants where left untreated

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The tricks to help you secure your dream home

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

With Christmas not far off, many homeowners and buyers will now be readying themselves for the new year, new home surge that will inevitably see high demand and interest levels across the UK

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The paint colours that could decrease the value of your home

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

Smartening up a room is a great idea to attract prospective buyers, but certain paint colours could put a negative effect on the value of your home, potentially decreasing its value

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Tenant demand is still high!

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

According to a recent survey of landlords, tenant demand is only increasing across 2021, with record heights seen in the third business quarter of this year

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Selling should always come before buying

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

House hunting takes time and effort, so when you’ve finally found a property you want, it can be crushing to lose out in favour of another buyer

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Budget-friendly practices for November and December

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

At this time of the year, it’s only natural to be more conscious of your budget, with the Christmas holidays likely to leave many families and households short on funds in the following months

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Help us make a difference to those in need this Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 8th November 2021

We have all lived through some difficult times in the last couple of years, so now more than ever it is important that we help families who need support over the Christmas period

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Be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher

by Pygott & Crone on 21st October 2021

Something white keeps appearing on our distinctive red For Sale boards that immediately catches the eye

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Optimal selling conditions following the end of the stamp duty holiday

by Pygott & Crone on 8th October 2021

Autumn is traditionally one of the best times to sell your home, and with demand levels remaining high despite the end of the stamp duty holiday, we’re on track for one of the busiest years for sales yet

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Staycation demand allows holiday let owners to cash in

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

In the first half of 2021, 1,401 holiday let companies were incorporated, which was an increase of 83% on the previous year and a 119% increase on the year prior to that

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What's changed with tenancy evictions?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

Over the last 18 months, a number of measures were put in place to protect tenants who were unable to keep up with their rent payments

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Rents rise at fastest rate for 13 years

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

The lettings market is booming, with properties letting almost a week faster than in 2020

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UK property prices up 13% compared to pre-pandemic

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

When the stamp duty holiday came to an end, it was expected that the home buying frenzy would tail off, however, prices and demand continue to soar

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Building your dream open plan living space

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

With light and space becoming essential in any house post-lockdown, it’s no surprise that many homeowners are opting for a more open plan living space

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Finding the right home at the right price

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

You might think you’ll never be able to afford your dream home, but there are a number of ways that you can make it happen

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Avoid cold weather costs with your property

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

74% of homeowners agreed that their property costs more to maintain in the autumn and winter months

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Home ownership with the Affordable Housing Programme

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

The UK government have shown that they are committed to helping the younger generation get onto the property ladder, allocating £8

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Buyers and sellers need to act now to move in time for Christmas

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

 
Homeowners up and down the country are preparing for the pre-Christmas rush, and with the demand-supply imbalance still providing sellers with optimal market conditions, it’s likely we’ll see a lot more sales to come before the end of 2021

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How much do you know about the mortgage process?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

According to a recent survey, buyers are hopelessly uninformed on the mortgage process

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Top 10 reasons a buyer will walk away

by Pygott & Crone on 7th October 2021

When it comes to purchasing a property, eight in ten Brits admit to being ‘picky buyers’, with research showing that a poor Wi-Fi connection is enough to put a third off a new home

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What makes the perfect tenant?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Having a positive relationship with your tenant is important when renting out a property

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How to keep your boiler running for longer

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

A broken boiler is the last thing you want as the weather starts to get colder this autumn

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Surge in sellers renting ahead of their next move

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

With the sales market continuing to boom, many homeowners have secured a high price for their home in 2021, choosing to put themselves in a stronger position by renting during this stop gap period

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Moving house safely: a refresher post-lockdown

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

COVID-19 restrictions may have been lifted but the virus is far from gone

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Price gap widens for houses and flats

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Prices for both houses and flats are continuing to increase following the Covid-19 pandemic

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Will working from home be your new norm?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Last year, the number of adults who worked from home inevitably increased to 37% over lockdown

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Selling during the back to school season

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

One-third of homeowners choose to buy or sell in early autumn, making now the best time to put your house on the market

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The most common stamp duty buyer type

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

There has been a flurry of transactions over recent months due to the stamp duty holiday, but where has all this activity come from?
 
A report claims that recent activity has been down to families wanting to upsize, as well as investor activity

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Tenant demand still on the rise

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Following a surge in tenant demand over the last quarter, the market could see rents increase over the next three months

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Could you benefit from repaying your mortgage early?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

The average homeowner will be 57 before they’re able to fully repay their mortgage, so paying off the debt early is a desirable financial goal

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Who’s most interested in your home’s value?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Have you ever used property sites to snoop on how much someone has paid for their home?
 
In a study by Zoopla, six out of ten Brits admitted to checking out how much someone has paid for their home, with the most popular people to snoop on being neighbours, friends and family

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What does the supply-demand imbalance mean for you?

by Pygott & Crone on 1st September 2021

Vendors have benefited from the supply-demand imbalance seen across the market in 2021, with 40% of properties selling above their original asking price, making conditions optimal for selling

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Please vote for Pygott & Crone at the Heart Hero Awards

by Pygott & Crone on 4th August 2021

Last winter Pygott & Crone organised a 100 kilometre run/walk challenge, involving over 250 people across the estate agency industry and our local communities, which raised a fantastic £70,000 for the British Heart Foundation – the #BHF100K

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Top tips on being ready to sell

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

 
According to Rightmove, enquiries from buyers are up by 18% when compared to the same period last year

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What’s next for the property market?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Having contributed to record-breaking sales numbers over the last year, we consider what’s next for the property market following the approaching end of the stamp duty holiday

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Why is now the time to buy a second home?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

After a year without the ability to socialise or travel, many Brits have been able to save a considerable sum, with savvy savers now wondering what to do with their sizeable nest eggs

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With home break-ins high over summer, are you covered?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

As a landlord, it is vital that you properly safeguard every aspect of your portfolio

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New build homes at a 21-year high

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Over 49,470 new build properties were completed in the first three months of 2021 – the highest figure recorded in 21 years

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A look at what the stamp duty holiday has led to

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Since its launch, the stamp duty holiday has led to phenomenal sales numbers for England’s property market, with 50% more transactions in Q1 2021 compared to the previous year, pre-pandemic

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Could shared ownership be the answer

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

 
This easy guide to shared ownership will help you decide if it’s the right option for you

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Why does market activity peak in August?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

For the past 12 years, reports show that August has been one of the most popular months for home moving, with a third of movers choosing to buy or sell between June and August

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Lettings market boom and what it means for landlords

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

The lettings market has had a record strong month, with reports of a decrease to the length of average void periods in most regions, as well as rising rents seen across the country

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How does disrepair impact your property sale?

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Throughout the selling process, buyers are looking to assess the extent of the work needed to fix your home to their own standard of living, working out the time and money they may need to invest

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Ways to avoid gazumping with your property sale or purchase

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

With the property market heating up, gazumping is becoming all too common as demand outstrips supply

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3-bedroom properties in high demand

by Pygott & Crone on 3rd August 2021

Property experts from Rightmove are urging homeowners to sell their three-bedroom homes, as high demand leads to an average selling time of just 45 days

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Key questions you need to ask your buyer

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Finding the right buyer can save you time, energy and disappointment

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Top home improvements for this summer

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Over the last 18 months, the number of Brits undertaking DIY projects and renovations has jumped significantly, as we found new ways to pass our time in lockdown and improve our living situations

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Stay informed with changes to the Right to Rent scheme

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

First introduced in 2016, right to rent checks have been a core part of the check in process for landlords and tenants

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Is it still location, location, location?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Faced with the prospect of a lockdown-free summer, buyers are anxious to move quickly, resulting in record numbers paying over asking price to secure their dream property

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Buying to become a short-let landlord

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

With a lack of certainty on travel restrictions, many Brits are planning to vacation closer to home this summer, giving investors the opportunity to break into the short-let market

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Managing properties through the eviction ban extension

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Over the course of the eviction ban for residential tenancies, the government have looked to balance support for tenants and landlords, helping those unable to meet their rent payments whilst recognising the strain this puts on landlords who may depend on the income

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Is selling at auction the right choice for me?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Selling at auction can mean a quick and easy sale, with excited bidders driving up the price of your home

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What to do if your home isn’t selling

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

There can be any number of reasons to explain why your property isn’t performing on the market as you had expected

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What’s driving property prices?

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

Asking prices continue to climb, with several key reasons to explain why this is happening after the emergence of a global pandemic

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Carbon monoxide campaign to alert ‘new landlords’

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

The government has launched their ‘Carbon Monoxide Safe 4 Summer’ campaign, which has been put in place to highlight how dangerous carbon monoxide can be

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A guide to your property valuation

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

When it comes to selling your property, it’s only natural you want to know all of the facts before beginning

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Post-pandemic predictions for the property market

by Pygott & Crone on 7th July 2021

After 18 months of uncertainty, the UK property market has seen some incredible highs and lows, from the sector closing and reopening last spring, to the impact of the stamp duty holiday on residential transaction levels

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