Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In


Property Industry News

Cash, records, stamp duty and Liverpool City Centre's potential

Leading city agent gives her view on residential property market happenings since March

Cash, records, stamp duty and Liverpool City Centre's potential

"Cash buyers and seasoned investors along with first time buyers have been buoyed by stamp duty changeslow interest rates continue to be a factor too."
Helen Griffin-Booth

Unless you follow the market closely like we do, you may be forgiven for misunderstanding what has really gone on in the last 8 months in residential property.

Judging by our colleagues and from within our ranks, new records have been set for some months during this period with a formidable recovery taking place from late Spring.

There’s certainly been a transient feel to the market especially in Liverpool City Centre e.g. with some landlords wanting rid of rental market challenges. Cash buyers and seasoned investors along with first time buyers have been buoyed by stamp duty changes…low interest rates continue to be a factor too.

The city represents very good value right now, especially when compared to the prices leaping in the popular leafy suburbs of e.g. Mossley Hill and Crosby. Of course, Liverpool still lags behind the national average in terms of value hence why we always talk about ‘the potential’ of the city.

Property over stocks seems to be the more popular choice for those with spare cash/access to finance too and whilst from a broader point of view, your average punter on the street will talk of uncertainty, why bother? The market is strong right now, let’s focus on that and see what happens. Whenever you invest, it’s always long term anyway otherwise you get burnt. The canniest of investors will always tell you that, from experience.



Property Business News - The North East is being targeted by an electric vehicle EV charging hub developer after the region saw a sharp rise in EV ownership.

Osprey targets North East for new EV charging hub sites

Property Business News - The option to renovate your own house is clearly popular, with 2,600 monthly Google searches for house renovation in the UK and another 1,900 monthly Google searches for home renovation . Turns out, a lot of people are looking into fixing up their own property.

Reducing costs when renovating the house of your dreams

Property Business News - North East developer, Modo Bloc, has submitted plans to sympathetically regenerate the derelict site of an old petrol station at Neville s Cross, Durham, with a development of high quality, family homes. Modo Bloc plans to build 12 four-bedroom, modern family townhouses on the site, which sits just off the A167 Newcastle Road.

Modo Bloc seeks planning for executive family homes in Nevilles Cross

Property Business News - London-based principal development and bridging lender Avamore Capital has reported a record year of growth and is predicting another year of unprecedented completions in 2021.

Year Of Growth For Avamore Capital

Property Business News - Bernie Hubble has been appointed as the Customer Voices Officer, a role that will be dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of residents and giving them a platform to voice their opinions.

Warrington Housing Association appoints dedicated Customer Voice Officer

Property Business News - To support the families, older people, and people with additional support needs living in its 1,300 properties, the housing association has restructured its team to become even more customer-focused.

WHAs fab five appointments set to further support tenants after lockdown ends

Ten Times Ten

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.