We've recorded another surge in demand as the property market strengthens following the recent general election.
The uplift in residential surveys and our property related services over the past fortnight comes after uncertainty over the election result ended with a majority result at the polls for the Conservatives.
The new Government has also just outlined its legislative programme for the next parliament, including an EU referendum and extension of the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants.
Today’s the big day: The Queen’s Speech, when we find out exactly what is lined up in the new Conservative government’s legislative programme after its general election victory.
Amid all of the pomp and ceremony of the State Opening of Parliament, we are expected to hear more details about the EU referendum, a British Bill of Rights, tax cuts for low earners and, controversially, an extension to the Right to Buy programme.
It’s been another busy week at McAndrew Martin as the country returns to normal after the election result.
With the uncertainty over, we expect to see the property sector continue to remain strong, especially as the Governor or the Bank of England recently indicated that interest rates may only start to creep up next June (2016).
We’ve become increasingly busy with sustained demand for our chartered surveys and property related services, especially for our inhouse structural engineer and architectural design services.
What are you up to this weekend? If you’re joining in our charity golf extravaganza next week, you may well be taking the chance for some last minute practice.
There’s just a few days until the big tournament at Waterlooville Golf Club on Tuesday April 28.
We’re organising the fundraiser in association with ADN Financial Solutions for Help for Heroes and the Ickle Pickles charity for premature and seriously ill babies.
We’ve just hit the 500 followers mark on Twitter, thanks to a flood of new follows.
Many thanks to all who’ve taken the time and effort to connect with us online – it us much appreciated. And we do aim to follow everyone back who follow us.
We’ve also got active Linkedin and Facebook accounts where you can ‘connect’ and ‘like’ us.
The Spring bounce has arrived in the property market, according to Halifax.
The bank’s latest house price index shows that prices increased by 0.4% in March compared with February – and 8.1% compared with March of last year.
It means the average house price nationwide is now £192,970 – pretty close to the Nationwide’s figure of £189,454 for the same month.
Happy Easter from all at McAndrew Martin!
Our warmest thanks go to everyone who has helped us make such a super start to the year, including our valued customers, suppliers and business associates.
We’ve had a great first quarter of 2015 with demand continuing to rise for our property related services, which include a wide range of surveys, architectural design, risk assessments, conservation and project management.
What are you up to this weekend?
Many people are out and about househunting or thinking about putting their property up for sale as the market's 'spring bounce' arrives early.
If that's you, there's more good news as the Bank of England has signalled that interest rates could fall even lower than their 300 year historic low of 0.5%.
Governor Mark Carney has suggested that rates could be cut further as inflation continues to fall, largely fuelled by falling oil prices as well as the supermarket price war.
Our exciting plans for the year ahead after a record-breaking 2014 have featured in the Portsmouth News today.
The story charts our successes over the last 12 months - including business growth and a super 25th anniversary party at the Spinnaker Tower - and also looks forward.
Thanks to all at the News for highlighting our achievements and plans.
One of our directors has featured in an article in the Portsmouth News welcoming the long overdue overhaul of stamp duty.
Comments from Ian Lee were included in a feature from the Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) giving the sweeping reform the stamp of approval.
Ian, who is a former PPA chairman, pointed out that the shake-up will have positive knock on effects for the wider property industry.
Chancellor George Osborne made the shock move to slash the unpopular levy in his Autumn Statement to the House of Commons.