Strong summer sales

Stourbridge News:

9:55am Friday 17th October 2014

The leading estate agents in the area have seen strong sales in August continuing through September which is certainly good news for the local property market. The summer is traditionally a quieter period with activity not usually increasing until people return from sunnier climes. However August was a very busy month this year with Hicks Hadley having sold more properties than in any other month in the company’s almost 25 year history.

TV spotlight on CPBigwood’s latest auction success

Stourbridge News:

11:06am Friday 3rd October 2014

Lights, camera, action … CPBigwood’s latest auction is set to appear on popular BBC daytime TV programme “Homes Under the Hammer”.

W & B celebrate first anniversary

12:11pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HALESOWEN-based W & B Estate Agents is celebrating its first anniversary with a pledge to continue providing excellent service to clients in year two and beyond. Launched in 2013 by sales director and office manager Jo Kelly, who has more than 15 years experience in the sector, the agency offers a wide range of services including residential sales and lettings and property management.

Act now if you want to move home before the end of 2014

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Local leading estate agency Dixons in Kidderminster is advising sellers and homebuyers to act now if they want to be moved into their new home before the end of the year.

More interest from home sellers, says Shipways

12:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Local estate agency Shipways in Kidderminster is pleased to report a rise in interest from home owners in putting their properties on the market.

Two quarters of continual improvement in the commercial property market

Stourbridge News:

3:16pm Monday 18th August 2014

The second quarter of 2014 has revealed some more encouraging news with market commentators reporting improvement on most sectors.

Hunters Join Forces in West Midlands

11:12am Thursday 31st July 2014

We are delighted to announce a merger with Hunters Group Limited, based in the West Midlands. 

Taking stock of the property market

2:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

As we enter the summer holiday period of 2014 estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones takes stock of the property market.

New member to Tenbury team

Stourbridge News: New member to Tenbury team

11:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Debbie Anderson Property Chairman of McCartneys LLP is delighted to welcome Alison Lord to the team at Tenbury Wells. “Our Tenbury Office is going from strength to strength and we were seeking a high quality individual to focus on customer service. I am confident that Alison is the perfect person for the role, her commitment, management skills and understanding of clients’ needs will allow us to extend and enhance our range of services in Tenbury”

New homes at Taylor Wimpey's Lockside Walk now on sale!

Stourbridge News: New homes at Taylor Wimpey's Lockside Walk now on sale!

2:38pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Property-seekers can discover more about the stylish range of homes available at Taylor Wimpey’s Lockside Walk development in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, following the launch of the new sales cabin.


4:36pm Monday 2nd June 2014

Wyre Forest estate agent David Jones of Allan Morris & Jones looks at estate agency as portrayed bythe national media.

More sunny days ahead

Stourbridge News: More sunny days ahead

11:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

The market again seems to be picking up and confidence rising. We are seeing an increase in the level of enquiries and viewings for commercial and retail property, price and rent still are an issue but if correctly marketed and at the right values sales and letting as re being concluded. There is still a preference for freehold property and again in value correctly funding is becoming more readily available.

Brighter times ahead

Stourbridge News: John Andrews, of Doolittle & Dalley in Kidderminster: "From a landlord’s point of view, whether it be a residential or commercial property, having a more sustainable or energy efficient building is likely to represent a more valuable investment."

9:00am Friday 30th May 2014

The recovery in the commercial property sector, reported towards the latter part of last year, continues to gather momentum as the number of transactions completed, both with regard to the letting and sale of industrial and commercial premises, continues.

Dilapidations - it pays to take professional advice

Stourbridge News: Ben Truslove: “We just can't get the instructions quick enough!”

4:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Landlords and tenants should seriously consider appointing a surveyor when dealing with dilapidations, Redditch commercial property agent John Truslove has warned.

Pupils take a tour of brand new Taylor Wimpey homes at Himley View

Stourbridge News: Pupils from The Brier School in Kingswinford paid a visit to Taylor Wimpey’s Himley View development.

6:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Pupils from a special school got the chance to supplement their learning when they explored Taylor Wimpey’s Himley View development in Kingswinford.

Prestigious award for Redrow in anniversary year

Stourbridge News: Steve Morgan (centre) collects the Housebuilder of the Year award for Redrow from comedian James Corden (left) and Mike Shaw, head of marketing at category sponsor Wavin.

6:00am Wednesday 30th April 2014

HOUSEBUILDER Redrow has marked its 40th anniversary year by winning one of the industry’s top honours.

European elections and the property industry

Stourbridge News: John Andrews, of Doolittle & Dalley in Kidderminster: "From a landlord’s point of view, whether it be a residential or commercial property, having a more sustainable or energy efficient building is likely to represent a more valuable investment."

6:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

As June looms closer and we are faced with European elections again, many do not realise that decisions in Brussels affect the local property industry.

Hagley and Knowle lots are the star auction attractions

Stourbridge News: Rose and Thicknall Cottages in Hagley which form Lot 20 at the auction.

6:00am Monday 28th April 2014

Scores of new houses are earmarked for the upmarket, much sought after and leafy village of Hagley.

Redrow responds to changes in nation's homebuying habits

Stourbridge News: The new look webpage for Compton Park, the most viewed page by buyers in the Midlands.

7:00am Sunday 27th April 2014

WHILE a search for a new home often used to begin at an estate agent’s window or driving around looking for a ‘for sale’ board, around 95% of people now start their search online.

Shipways helps buyers and sellers find their next home

7:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Home sellers face a significant challenge when it comes to finding their next home in the current property market, according to leading local estate agency Shipways.

Spring is the perfect time to sell, says Connells

7:00am Friday 25th April 2014

It’s been an extremely busy start to 2014 for all concerned in the property market and it would seem Connells is expecting the market to get busier.

Confidence and sentiment is changing...

Stourbridge News: Alan Knight, Head of Commercial at Walton and Hipkiss, Stourbridge.

4:40pm Thursday 24th April 2014

As the days lengthen and the sun shines a number of very significant investments start in Stourbridge. Following the completion of the long awaited Crown Centre development last year at a cost of around £50million two new deals have now taken place bringing jobs and a further £16.5 million to the town.

One way’ of making a difference to our High Streets

Stourbridge News: John Truslove.

4:35pm Thursday 24th April 2014

We constantly read in the national media about the effects of the demise of High Street retail on our economy.

Its time to get into the commercial property market while the going is good

Stourbridge News: Ian Appleby, Lex Allan Commercial Surveyor, Stourbridge.

4:31pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Well, the sun continues to shine, which is obviously great news but does it continue to shine for those of us within the Stourbridge and Black Country commercial property market?

Mayor opens new homes development in Redditch

Stourbridge News: Redditch Mayor Wanda King and David Wilson Homes MD John Fitzgerald planting atree at Enfield Gardens.

3:57pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE Mayor of Redditch, Councillor Wanda King, officially opened David Wilson Homes Mercia’s Enfield Gardens development on Harris Close, Redditch.

Destination homes available at The Oaks in Kidderminster

Stourbridge News: Destination homes available at The Oaks in Kidderminster

3:53pm Thursday 24th April 2014

HOMEBUYERS looking to buy their dream home are in for a treat at David Wilson Homes’ new housing development in Kidderminster, with each property built and designed to the company’s highest specification.

Weather girl to judge McCartneys photo competition

Stourbridge News: Weather girl Sian Lloyd who will be judging the McCartneys photo competition.

3:47pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Last month leading estate agents, auctioneers and chartered surveyors McCartneys launched a photography competition inviting entrants to capture “the spirit of rural border life and property.” The winning shots are to be featured in McCartneys 2015 calendar which is distributed to thousands of homes and businesses and the winning photographers will receive vouchers for photography shops.

Students benefit from model donation

3:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A local high school has received a model of a nearby housing development in Stourport.

Taylor Wimpey scales Brecon peaks in charity challenge

Stourbridge News: -five teams from Taylor Wimpey took part in the Brecon 10 Peaks Challenge

11:54am Thursday 24th April 2014

A team of colleagues from Taylor Wimpey West Midlands has scaled some of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons as part of a gruelling charity trek.

House building valued at £1.88bn in February off the back of Help to Buy

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

House building continued to grow in the UK in February, according to a report which followed announcements in the Chancellor’s Budget statement that revealed the Help to Buy equity loan scheme will now be extended until 2020.

Miller Homes rated highly again for customer satisfaction

Stourbridge News: Chief executive of Miller Homes Chris Endsor.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Miller Homes has again demonstrated its commitment to customer satisfaction by retaining its five-star rating in the Home Builders Federation (HBF) National New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Don’t find out too late you are under-insured

Stourbridge News: Bob Simonds, a partner in the Residential Service Charge Department at CPBigwood, says: Make sure you do not become a victim of under-insurance."

3:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

Bob Simonds, a partner in the Residential Service Charge Department at CPBigwood, warns of the risks of under-insurance as the property market picks up.

Big is better when it comes to letting

Stourbridge News: Louise Kean, of CPBigwood: "Size matters as landlords get a better deal."

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Big is definitely better when it comes to the letting and management of rental property, according to CPBigwood.

What to do if a house purchase falls through

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) offers advice for buyers facing disappointment in a competitive market

Shipways in Easter charity event

12:41pm Friday 11th April 2014

Estate agent Shipways in Hagley is holding an Easter egg tombola to help raise money for the company’s chosen charity CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

Last chance to snap up a new home at Baldwin Gardens in Stourport

Stourbridge News: An artist’s impression of a street scene at Baldwin Gardens, Taylor Wimpey’s development in Stourport.

12:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

Time is running out for home-hunters hoping to secure one of the final properties available at Baldwin Gardens, Taylor Wimpey’s near sell-out development in Stourport.

Prime Minister has to think harder about business rates

Stourbridge News: John Truslove

12:26pm Friday 11th April 2014

Business rates are not fit for purpose and need a complete overhaul, said a recent report from MPs.

Connells makes charitable donation to NSPCC

Stourbridge News: Stuart Flavell

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

NATIONAL estate agency Connells, which has offices locally, has donated just under £2,000 to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Changing times...

Stourbridge News: JOHN ANDREWS, of Doolittle & Dalley, Kidderminster

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

The old carpet factories which were part of life for many in the Wyre Forest area, were mainly Victorian North light buildings constructed at a time when workers put up with whatever conditions they had to, in order to earn a living.

Redrow earn fourth successive customer satisfaction award

Stourbridge News: A street scene of homes from award-winning Redrow Homes.

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

REDROW Homes has received a five-star rating in the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey.

More than 100,000 households helped to buy their own home

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

OVER 100,000 households are being helped onto the property ladder thanks to government-backed schemes, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has announced.

Help to Buy now available until 2020

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

The extension of Help to Buy until 2020 in George Osborne’s budget should instil further confidence in the housing market and increase the supply of properties for sale, according to estate agency Shipways in Kidderminster.

Government stance on business rates is shocking!

Stourbridge News: John Truslove.

6:10am Friday 28th March 2014

The shocking unfairness of the Government’s stance on business rates has come home to roost … as I said it would.

Kendrick Homes welcome extension to ‘Help to Buy’ scheme

Stourbridge News: James Rennison, MD of Kendrick Homes: "Our younger purchasers have been able to step onto the property ladder much quicker through Help to Buy."

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Kendrick Homes Limited, part of the 134-year-old Kendrick Construction Group, based at Westhill House on the Hagley Road in Stourbridge, has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to extend the governments ‘Help to Buy’ scheme to 2020.

Bovis show home opening at Stour Valley this weekend

Stourbridge News: The Stour Valley show home in Kidderminster.

11:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Homebuyers in Kidderminster are being invited to the opening of a brand new show home at Stour Valley this weekend.

GJS Dillon sells prime Bromsgrove offices

Stourbridge News: Fitted to a very high standard: Rheims House

5:20am Wednesday 26th March 2014

Leading Midland independent property consultancy GJS Dillon has sold a two-storey office building on one of Bromsgrove’s most sought-after office developments.

Help to Buy announcement brings certainty and instils further confidence

12:32pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Chief Executive Chris Endsor, of Miller Homes Midlands, was delighted that the Chancellor's Budget statement pledged to extend the Help to Buy equity loan scheme until 2020.

Spring market starts to blossom

Stourbridge News: Alan Knight, Head of Commercial at Walton and Hipkiss, Stourbridge.

12:11pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Well the weather is getting warmer, the sun is out at the moment and the daffodils are out and again the sentiment in the commercial and residential property market continues to improve.

Miller Homes spreads parents' homecare secrets

Stourbridge News: Miller Homes sharing homecare secrets - sales adviser Belinda Kinch (right) and Helen Shepherd

12:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Miller Homes Midlands is sharing a host of top homecare tips from mums and dads across the region.

Homebuyers award Taylor Wimpey top marks again for customer service

Stourbridge News: The Taylor Wimpey North Midlands sales executives who provide five-star customer service.

11:58am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Taylor Wimpey North Midlands’ satisfied homebuyers have rewarded the leading housebuilder with a five-star customer rating for the third year in a row.


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