Essex

Essex house prices maintaining pace as London market cools

Despite the cooling of London property prices and falling house prices across the UK in three of the last four months (according to the Halifax Price Index), Essex property prices are holding up, with an average rise of nearly 12% year-on-year. The average house price in Essex now sits at £348,144, well above the above the national average of £183,462.

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Weekly property auction summary, week ending 18 July

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at auctions in Dorset, Southend-on-Sea and Liverpool.

Dorset

Symonds & Sampson took their property auction roadshow to three different venues over a six-day period with terrific success earlier this month.

Agent Insight: Martin Gibbon of Balgores Property Group

We continue our series of interviews with some of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK by speaking to to Martin Gibbon, managing director of Balgores Property Group in Essex

Could you please tell me a bit about Balgores and the areas in which you operate?

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This week’s auctions preview – upcoming events for your diary

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at auctions in Liverpool, Manchester and Southend-on-Sea.

Liverpool

With a number of enticingly priced lots set to go under the hammer, Auction House's next auction at Liverpool Town Hall on Monday 7th July is sure to attract a healthy crowd of property buyers, including a wide range of property investors and owner-occupiers.

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WhatHouse? bulletin on forthcoming and recent property launches and events

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Every week we'll tell you about the events being held at new homes developments across the UK over the next seven days. Find out about the launch of the very latest developments, the unveiling of new show homes, open days and much more.

In the next seven days

South East

David Wilson Homes - Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April - Three new show homes will be unveiled at the launch of Locksbridge Park near Andover, Hampshire, where 144 new homes are set to be constructed. Phase one includes two-, three- and four-bedroom houses.

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The 'Morpeth' house type at Barratt's Colliers Court development

Weekly affordable homes round-up

Marc Da Silva brings you news from the affordable new homes market across the UK with the latest headlines on housing schemes Essex, Peterborough, Lancashire, London, Devon and Cheshire.

New affordable homes in Colchester

Chelmer Housing has submitted plans to develop 12 affordable homes in Colchester town centre. The housing association wants to construct a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes off Brook Street, near to Meadowbrook Court.

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Apartment's lush golf course views suit retired couple to a tee

A brand new apartment in Essex from Higgins Homes has managed to lure retired couple Gerald and Ginty Stecker away from their much-loved Victorian mansion - thanks to the new property's outstanding design, stunning views and convenient location.

With green forest views and bags of character, Gerald and Ginty loved their large Victorian property in Loughton, and they had always believed that would be where they would spend their retirement years.

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Ginty & Gerald Stecker enjot the view at Ashbee Lodge

Estate agent insight: Interview with Steven Bond of Beresfords

Stephen Maunder continues his regular look at national and regional estate agents across the UK and finds out about the current property market in Essex from Steven Bond, managing director (commercial) of Beresfords.

Please can you tell us a little bit about Beresfords?

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Steven Bond of Beresfords