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with all the right qualities

16th June 2017
Cloister Way, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6QE
GUIDE PRICE £995,000




In-out driveway, detached, 6 bedrooms, desirable north Leamington Spa location, walking distance of the town centre and a substantial rear garden, does this property tick all of the right boxes?

Our latest instruction is a 6 bedroom detached house of 2,639 sq ft constructed in the 1950’s to the neo-Georgian style with a larger than average west facing rear garden and situated in one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after locations.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Dining room * Family room * Kitchen/breakfast room * Utility room * First floor landing * 6 Bedrooms * Principal bedroom with en suite * Principal bathroom * Front garden with driveway providing off road parking * Tandem garage * West facing garden rear garden

For more information on Cloister Way or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Stephen Parry appointed as expert witness

12th June 2017

Stephen Parry has been appointed as an expert witness in one of the Midlands largest disputes in the construction of a new residential house. Due to the case still proceeding we are unable to disclose anymore details at this stage.

Should you require in depth detailed knowledge of the residential property market in the Midlands please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY SPONSER MILVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER BALL

9th June 2017

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to be supporting the Milverton Primary School PTA summer ball tonight at Leamington Tennis Court Club.

In 1887 Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee, the electric light bulb came to Leamington and the West hall of Milverton Primary School was built as a boy’s school. Our very own Stephen attended Milverton school and we are pleased to be able to support the school and their fund raising activities. The most famous and well known pupil to attend Milverton Primary School was Sir Frank Whittle who made a major contribution to the invention of the jet engine and attended the school from 1917 to 1918.

Subdued prime London property market likely to stay low due to UK election result

9th June 2017

Propertywire reports, The property market in London has been more subdued than elsewhere in the UK and this is likely to continue with the unexpected general election result producing a hung Parliament. While political and economic uncertainty will affect the housing market in general, there had been recent signs of both the buying and letting markets in London picking up. However, according to Jo Eccles, managing director of buying and relocation agency Sourcing Property, the election result is going to create further uncertainty which is likely to keep London housing activity at its current lower levels, certainly for the short term.

Stephen Parry & Company support Warwickshire open studios 2017

5th June 2017

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted once again to be supporting Warwickshire Open Studios. The event runs between 17th June – 2nd July and offers the public the opportunity to visit 220 local artist and designers in 114 different venues to view their latest work. Its free entry to all the venues and everyone is invited.

Please pop into our office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW to collect your complementary guide or visit wostudios.org

URBAN CHIC

2nd June 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – The Old Library, Avenue Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PS
GUIDE PRICE £595,000





A 2/3 bedroom townhouse converted from the old Royal Leamington Spa library. The Library was originally built in 1901 and was the main library for the town for over a century. The building which was restored and converted by TAG properties in 2014 to provide contemporary homes. With its great location close to not only the train station but also the town centre this property offers the best of town living. In September 2014, The Old Library architectural team won the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Award. The blend of original features with a crisp, modern interior design along with complete retrofitting of the building with modern appliances and energy-efficient technology proved to be a winning combination for the judges.

For more information on The Old Library or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA’S BEST ADDRESS?

1st June 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONNORTHUMBERLAND ROAD, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6HQ
GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000




Our latest instruction is a delightful 1930’s 4 bedroom detached house with planning permission to extend, benefiting from a west facing rear garden and situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after roads

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Snug * Family room * Kitchen/Dining room * Conservatory * Utility room * First floor landing * 4 bedrooms* Bedroom 2 with en suite * Principle bathroom * Cloakroom * Front garden with driveway * Rear west facing garden

For more information on this property or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

25th May 2017 2017

The office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:
26th May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
27th May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
28th May CLOSED
29th May CLOSED
30th May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Residential sales rose over 20% in the UK in April 2017 year on year

23rd May 2016

Propertywire reports, residential transaction in the UK reached almost 100,000 in April 2017, some 20.3% higher than the same month last year, the latest official figures show. There were 99,910 residential transactions and 9,980 non-residential sales. However, this was down by 3.2% month on month, according to the data published by HMRC and April 2016 saw sales fall due to tax changes. Indeed, the data report suggests it is best to avoid direct comparisons of residential sales between April 2017 and 2016 due to the unusually low level of transactions in April 2016 due to the introduction of extra stamp duty on additional homes.

EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS AT COLESBARN FARM

20th May 2016
Colesbarn Farm, Frolesworth Lane, Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6PG
GUIDE PRICE £1,000,000

We are delighted to announce that contracts have exchanged on Colesbarn Farm, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire. Colesbarn Farm is a farm comprising a farmhouse with agricultural buildings. The site has planning permission for an exciting new residential development scheme comprising a new detached manor house and the conversion of the agricultural buildings in a plot of approximately 5 acres.

Should you be considering selling land or buildings with the potential for further development and would like free no obligation advice please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 for a free no obligation market appraisal.

SUPER SEVEN

15th May 20017

We are delighted to confirm we have agreed 7 sales in the first 15 days of May. Five of these properties were sold off market and range from a restaurant, apartments and a cottage.

Should you be considering selling or renting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 for a free no obligation market appraisal.

Prime property prices in central London rise quarter on quarter for first time since 2014

27th April 2017

Prtopertywire reorts, optimism and activity is improving in the prime central London property market with prices up 0.7% quarter on quarter in the first three months of the year but still down 0.5% year on year. The 0.7% uplift in prices was the first quarterly rise since the third quarter of 2014 and marks a turning point for the market. The research also shows that the sub £2 million market has been the most robust throughout the past two years with the stamp duty reforms less impactful at lower price points. This continued during the first quarter of 2017 with prices up by 1.8% in this sector of the market. In the £2 million to £5 million sector prices increased by 0.8% and were up by 0.1% between £5 million and £10 million. Properties above £10 million, however, continued to fall, with prices down a further 1.3% in the first quarter.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

25th April 2017

The office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:

28th April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
29th April 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
30th April CLOSED
1st May CLOSED
2nd May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

UK general election unlikely to impact property markets

19th April 2017

Propertywire reports, the decision by British Prime Minister Theresa May to announce a surprise general election in just a few weeks’ time is unlikely to have much of an impact on the nation’s property markets. It is generally felt that as there is not time before the vote on the 8th June for a long period of uncertainty to build up and the economy could be strengthened by the decision. Indeed, a snap poll of home sellers and buyers has found that neither see the election as putting them off with their plans to move home. Some 56.7% of sellers said that they would be continuing although 24.4% said the decision has left them undecided and 18.4% are going to wait until the result.

FAMILY FAVOURITE

12th April 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 28 WOODCOTE ROAD, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6PY
GUIDE PRICE £895,000





Our latest instruction is a detached 4 bedroom house constructed in 1935 with a larger than average south facing rear garden and situated in a favourite location for families. The property is located within walking distance of local primary and secondary schools and within walking distance of the town centre.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Family room * Kitchen/Breakfast room * Utility room * Cloakroom * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms (Principal bedroom with en suite shower room) * Principal bathroom * Front garden with driveway providing off road parking * Garage * Rear south facing garden

For more information on 28 Woodcote Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

HAPPY EASTER FROM STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

9th April 2017
Easter opening hours

Our office opening hours for the Easter bank holiday weekend are:

13th April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
14th April CLOSED
15th April 9:00 am – 4:00pm
16th April CLOSED
17th April CLOSED
18th April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

House builders will be able to use new brownfield site registers being set up in England

4th April 2017

Propertywire reports, more land is to be freed up in England to build new homes with a register of derelict and underused land being drawn up for house builders. Local authorities across the country will be required to produce and maintain up to date, publicly available registers of brownfield sites available for housing locally so that builders and developers can identify sites quickly. Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell said that communities will be able to highlight local derelict or underused building sites that are primed for redevelopment which can bring investment to the area and increase the number of new homes in the area.

Formal beginning of Brexit not likely to have huge impact on UK property market

30th March 2017

The UK property market is not set to see any major upheaval with the formal start to the two years of negotiation to leave the European Union, and might even benefit from an expected slowing in the economy. Experts point out that the market did not see any huge effect from the decision to leave in the referendum last June and prices have been rising steadily with blips in London put down to stamp duty change. While price growth might slow, this could be good news for first time buyers who are seeing affordability getting worse, especially in London, while an economic slowdown should mean that the chance of interest rates rising is kept low which means borrowing costs stay low.

FIRST CLASS

24th March 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONKENILWORTH ROAD, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6RQ
GUIDE PRICE £1,895,000





Our latest instruction is a magnificent and imposing fully restored 6/7 bedroom Victorian manor house of 6,844 sq ft, constructed in 1899 and situated in formal gardens and grounds of approximately 1.6 acres on the edge of Royal Leamington Spa. Further land and a 2 bedroom detached lodge are available by separate negotiations.

Accommodation
Reception vestibule * Reception hall * Cloakroom * Drawing Room * Day room * Dining room * Snug * Study * Kitchen * Butlers kitchen * Laundry room * Cellar * First floor galleried landing * 6 Bedrooms * Principal bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom * Guest bedroom with en suite bathroom * Principal bathroom * Shower room * Cloakroom * Front garden with driveway * South facing formal gardens*

For more information on Kenilworth Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

EVERYTHING YOU WILL EVER NEED

17th March 2017
School Lane, Priors Marston, CV47 7RR
GUIDE PRICE £1,500,000






Our latest instruction is finished to the highest of standards, a 4 bedroom detached luxury individual house benefitting from a leisure complex with swimming pool/gym and a separate detached stone lodge providing further ancillary accommodation.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Dining room * Kitchen/family room/breakfast room * Ground floor bedroom with en suite * First floor galleried landing with study area with sky dome. Three further bedrooms all with en suites * Leisure complex comprising swimming pool, gym, changing room and plant room * Detached stone lodge ideal for ancillary accommodation/studio/home office * Detached double garage with room above. Extensive landscaped garden and grounds

For more information on School Lane or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

THE BEST ADDRESS IN THE MIDLANDS?

11th March 2017
YoOUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONBRIDGE END, WARWICK, CV34 6PB
GUIDE PRICE £1,395,000






Our latest instruction is a Grade II listed 4 bedroom 3 storey period house that has been extended and refurbished, offering luxury accommodation with a coach house and situated in one of the most sought after locations in the Midlands.

Accommodation
Reception Hallway * Cloakroom * Drawing Room with Study area * Dining room * Kitchen/Breakfast room* First Floor Landing * Three Bedrooms (Principle bedroom with en-suite bathroom) * Principle bathroom * Coach House incorporating Double Garaging and Bedroom Four with en-suite bathroom) * South facing rear garden * Brick outbuilding *

For more information on Bridge End or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

SUNNY SIDE

8th March 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Church Street, Barford, CV35 8EN
GUIDE PRICE £535,000

For more information on Church Street or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

TESTIMONIAL

1st March 2017
Here is a testimonial that we have received today from a client we sold a property for this week.

Dear Stephen,

Just a short note of appreciation for your efforts regarding the sale of my property. I have moved many times now but certainly the speed and dedication of your support was the most impressive of all.

James Whitehead
The Maltings, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5FF

If you are considering selling or renting a property and would like a free market appraisal of your property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311

Demand from buyers in the UK means 11 chasing each property on estate agent books

28th February 2017

Propertywire reports, a surge in demand from home buyers in the UK means that there are now 11 buyers chasing every property for sale through estate agents, new research shows. Despite the current low levels of supply being offered through estate agents, the number of prospective buyers is still rising, according to the latest data from national association NAEA Propertymark. Its latest report shows that the average number of prospective buyers registered per member branch in January was 425, a 10% rise from December 2016 when estate agents registered 386 on average. Meanwhile, the number of properties available to buy on estate agents’ books in January was 38, a decrease from December when 41 properties were available and the lowest recorded since July 2016.

Over 40% of buyers in UK view six or more properties before making a decision

22nd February 2017

Four in 10 home owners in the UK viewed six or more properties before buying their last home and that 80% viewed more than three properties, new research has found. Buyers in the South East of England seem to need the most choice with over half, 51%, viewing six or more properties, closely followed by buyers in the South West with 48% doing so. In contrast, home owners in the North West were the least likely to view this many properties with just 30% and buyers in Wales were the most likely to purchase the first property they saw with only 16% doing so.

British agricultural land is set to rise 5.5% in value over next five years

16th February 2017

Propertywire reports, the value of farm land in Britain has increased by 149% in the last decade and growth of 5.5% is forecast for the next five years.

OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY

13th February 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Crosswood Park Estate, Trawscoed, Aberystwyth, SY23 4HS
GUIDE PRICES £360,000




Our latest instruction is a Grade II* listed 6 bedroom house forming the central Georgian wing of a magnificent stately home, one of the most important and historic stately homes in Wales and set within approximately 2 acres of gardens and grounds.

For more information on Crosswood Park Estate or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Did you know?

9th February 2017

Did you know Stephen Parry & Company don’t just sell houses? We market, sell and/or let industrial units, retail units, offices, plots of land with and without planning permission, agricultural land, public houses, hotels and even a castle!

So if you require advice on any property related matter please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Basement extensions are becoming more popular in the UK

4th February 2017

Propertywire reports, the extent of the trend for home owners in the UK to build basement extensions is revealed by new research which shows planning applications for this kind of work has increased by 9% in the last two years. But in London they are even more fashionable with a rise of 11% in applications to local council to build or extend at basement level. It is a trend that many are highly critical of with wealthy owners being fond of mega-basements. The research from Direct Line’s SELECT Premier Insurance also show in 2015 at least 1,968 planning applications were made to local councils in Great Britain of which 74% were granted. The trend seem to be most popular in London and the South East. In the capital the number of applications increased from 1,348 to 1,497 and in the South East from 153 to 165. While regions like Wales and Yorkshire received less than 1% of such planning applications. Even although mega basements in London tend to make the headlines with concerns about the size of the underground extension being built some 72% of applications were approved in 2015, just under the national average of 74%. ‘With house prices on the increase, especially in places like London and the South East, it makes sense that British home owners are doing everything they can to their properties in order to maximise space and value,’ said Nick Brabham, head of SELECT Premier Insurance.

Discrete marketing

1st February 2017
NOT ALL OUR PROPERTIES APPEAR ON THE INTERNET AND WITHIN THE PRESS

This month we have been asked to sell 3 rural properties between £925,000 and £1,950,000 `off market`. These properties will not be advertised on our website, any other property portals or in the media. The vendors of these properties want a strictly private ‘off market’ sale.

To find out more information on the properties we have been instructed to sell ‘off market’ please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE

31st January 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Land at Frolesworth Lane, Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6PG
GUIDE PRICE £1,000,000 – UNDER OFFER

We are delighted to have agreed an ‘off market’ sale of the land at Frolesworth Lane. The plot had planning permission for the conversion of the existing barns and the construction on a new dwelling in a plot of approximately 5 acres.

Should you require advice on selling a plot of land with or without planning permission please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

DECEPTIVE DELIGHT

24th January 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONWOODBINE STREET, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5BG
GUIDE PRICE £495,000




A deceptive 3 bedroom, 3 storey stylish terraced townhouse of 1,343 sq ft having been skilfully refurbished and situated in a sought after and fashionable area of Royal Leamington Spa and within walking distance of the town centre.

Accommodation
Entrance hall * Sitting room *Bedroom 3 * Bathroom * First floor landing * Bedroom 1 and 2 * Shower room Lower ground floor hall * Kitchen with adjoining dining room * Study * Utility room * Cloakroom * Rear garden

For more information on Woodbine Street or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

VICTORIOUS VICTORIAN

18th January 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Heath Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5LY
GUIDE PRICE £825,000




Our latest instruction is a deceptive 4 bedroom semi-detached Victorian town house situated in the highly regarded north Leamington Spa location of Milverton, retaining many original period features and benefiting from a garage.

Accommodation
Reception Hallway * Drawing room * Family room * Inner hall * Utility room * Cellar * Kitchen/dining room * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms * Principal bathroom * Shower room * Front garden * Rear garden * Garage

For more information on Heath Terrace or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

UNDERSTATED ON THE OUTSIDE, UNMATCHED ON THE INSIDE

16th January 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Milverton Crescent, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5NJ
GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000




Our latest instruction is a substantial 6 bedroom Grade II listed 5 storey Georgian town house constructed in 1834 having been skilfully and sympathetically restored, retaining many original period features and situated in a highly sought after area of Royal Leamington Spa.

Accommodation
Ground floor: Reception Hallway * Drawing room * Snug * Rear reception room * Cloakroom/shower room * Lower ground floor: Hallway * Family Room * Kitchen* Utility room * First Floor: First floor half landing * Bedroom 6/Study * First floor landing * Principal bedroom * Luxury bathroom * Second floor: Bedroom 2 and 3 * Shower room * Third floor: Bedroom 4 and 5 * Front lawned garden * Rear courtyard with stores

For more information on Milverton Crescent or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

GEOFFREY BELK JOINS STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

13th January 2017

We a delighted to announce Geoffrey Belk has joined Stephen Parry & Company. Geoffrey graduated with a Law Degree from Leeds University in 2006 followed by a Masters in Commercial Law from Sheffield University in 2007. Geoffrey has a decade of experience in the corporate sector with expertise in accounting, finance and property transactions. Geoffrey’s primary role is to continuously apply the appropriate regulatory procedures and monitor the businesses performance with a view of maintaining the high standards set throughout the agency.

REGENCY SPLENDOUR

11th January 2017
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONBEAUCHAMP AVENUE, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5TB
GUIDE PRICE £795,000




Our latest instruction is a handsome double fronted Grade II listed 4 bedroom town house with a south facing garden, a garage and situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after roads.

Accommodation
Reception hall * cloakroom * Drawing room * Kitchen * Utility room * Cellarage * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms (Principle bedroom with en suite) * Bathroom * South facing garden * Garage

For more information on Beauchamp Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

WITH ALL THE RIGHT ATTRIBUTES

6th January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONTHE MALTINGS, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5FF
GUIDE PRICE £595,000



Our latest instruction is situated on an award winning development and is a 4 bedroom, 3 storey town house with double garage situated, within the grounds of the old Leamington Spa brewery and within walking distance of Royal Leamington Spa town centre.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Dining room/family room * Kitchen * Utility room * First floor landing * Sitting room * Principal bedroom with en suite shower room * Second floor landing * 3 Further double bedrooms * Bathroom * Front garden with driveway * Double Garage * Rear garden

For more information on The Maltings or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

BULIDING PLOT FOR 3 LUXURY DETACHED HOUSES

OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Fosse Way, Moreton Morrell, Warwick, CV35 9DF
GUIDE PRICE £995,000

Our latest instruction is a building plot with planning permission to build 3 new individually designed country houses with garaging situated in delightful gardens and paddocks with outstanding views across open country side.

Planning permission was granted on 7th April 2015 (Reference No: 15/00375/FUL) for the erection of three detached dwelling houses with ancillary garaging, formation of new access and drives serving each property and other related works. Change of use of land from agricultural to equestrian.

For more information on this exciting building plot or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Property prices in Ireland set to rise by at least 8% in 2017

4th January 2017

Propertywire reports, house prices in Ireland are set to continue growing in 2017 with growth of at least 8% forecast due to tight supply and the pace of economic recovery, a new survey report suggests.

The report from property portal MyHome warns that the combined impact of the Help the Buy scheme and looser lending rules means that double digit house price inflation is a distinct possibility

PROPERTIES WANTED FOR WAITING BUYERS

3rd January 2017

We currently have a large number of registered buyers waiting to purchase properties throughout Warwickshire from town houses to rural period properties.

If you considering selling a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Value of homes in the UK up 51% or £1.9 trillion since 2006

12th December 016

Propertywire reports, the total value of privately owned residential properties the UK has grown to over £5.5 trillion for the first time, according to new research. In the last 10 years the total value has increased by 51% or £1.9 trillion to an estimated £5.6 trillion, a rise that has comfortably out-paced the retail price index, which rose by 33% during the period. The data from the Halifax, one of the UK’s leading home landers, also shows that the average value per household in the UK now stands at £241,682, up from £173,837 in 2006, representing an increase of £67,845 or 39%.

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY IN CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR MAGAZINE

9th December 2016

See our advert for Station Road, Chipping Campden in the January 2017 issue of Sports & Classic Car magazine.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS 2016/2017

7th December 2016

Our office opening hours for the Christmas and New Year holidays are:

Wednesday 21st December – 9am to 12pm
Thursday 22nd December – CLOSED
Friday 23rd December -CLOSED
Saturday 24th December – CLOSED
Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day, CLOSED
Monday 26th December – Boxing Day, CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December – Bank Holiday, CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December – CLOSED
Thursday 29th December – CLOSED
Friday 30th December – CLOSED
Saturday 31st December – 9am to 1pm
Sunday 1st January – New Year’s Day, CLOSED
Monday 2nd January – Bank Holiday, CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January – Normal Opening Hours

For out of office hours enquires or emergencies please contract Stephen Parry on +44 (0)7783583418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Stephen Parry & Company.

Successfully selling

25th November 2016
Frolesworth Lane, Broughton Astley, Leicester
Guide Price £895,000

Today we have completed on the fourth sale at Frolesworth Lane. The last plot remaining is a delightful a 5/6 bedroom barn conversion. The “L” shaped configuration offers flexible and open plan living accommodation and benefits from a double garage and driveway to the front of the property and views over open countryside to the rear. With solid oak doors, window frames and skirting boards throughout the property, boasts a wealth of original and salvaged features and is offered for sale with a guide price of £895,000.

For more information on the barns at Frolesworth Lane or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Hard hitting report says UK conveyancing system is not fit for purpose

19th November

Propertywire reports, the creation of a secure online portal for all communications needed during the home buying process in the UK would mean greater certainty far earlier in the moving process, it is claimed. Such a move would be welcomed across the industry and by consumers as it would protect the conveyancer, estate agents, mortgage advisors, lenders and buyers and sellers, according to a white paper from the Conveyancing Association (CA) which says that the current way of operating is ‘not fit for purpose’. It outlines how a future, more certain and transparent home buying process could operate and sets out its vision for a data sharing, collaborative, digital service and says that planning needs to take place now. The paper suggests a number of ways in which this can be achieved including centralising the identity verification of all parties to reduce the risk of fraud and money laundering and collating the Property Information and Title Information on the marketing of a property. It also suggests the introduction of a requirement for a legal commitment on offer to reduce transaction failures and for all funds to be sent through the day before completion as well as a legal change to resolve the current ‘unreasonable cost and delay’ associated with the leasehold sales process.

Buyer demand in UK residential market up for second month in a row

14th November

Propertywire reports, buyer demand in the UK has increased for a second month in a row but they may find that there is not enough choice as supply remains low, according to the latest residential analysis report. The October monthly report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows that across the country 10% more respondents reported rise in home buyer interest while the number of properties on the market dropped. It also shows that while prices are reported to have risen at a national level with 23% more respondents seeing growth, up from 18 in September but those in central London report the eighth consecutive monthly drop in prices.

THE AUTUMN PROPERTY MARKET REMAINS STRONG

10th November 2016
Four property sales agreed in the last four days


The autumn property market in Warwickshire remains strong. This week we have agreed four sales from a period town centre apartment and town house to a brand new village house and cottage.

Should you be considering selling a property this autumn please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Autumn Nights

3rd November 2016

As the autumn nights close in which property would you want to come home to?

Clarendon Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4PE – GUIDE PRICE £625,000

Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QZ – UNDER OFFER

For more information on Clarendon Street please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

OPEN HOUSE AT 3 RUBY ROAD ON SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER

31st October 2016
3 Rugby Road, Milverton, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6DA
GUIDE PRICE £610,000

We are having an open house at 3 Rugby Road on Saturday 12th November 11:00am- 1:00pm 3 Rugby Road is a new 4 bedroom town house of 2,010 sq ft constructed by Castle Homes with a garage, two allocated car parking spaces and situated within a new gated development benefiting from a roof terrace.

In greater detail the accommodation comprises, Basement: Entrance hall * Garage * 2 storage cupboards * Ground floor: Reception hall * Cloakroom * Storage cupboard * Study * Dining room * Kitchen * First floor: Landing * Storage cupboard * Drawing Room * Bedroom 3 * Bathroom * Second floor: Landing * Bedroom 1 with dressing room and en suite * Bedroom 2 * Third floor: Bedroom 4 with storage cupboard and access to roof terrace * Outside: 2 allocated car parking spaces

For more information on 3 Rugby Road please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

One in four sales in UK was a buy to let or second home in third quarter of 2016

1st November 2016

Propertywire reports, one in four properties bought in the UK in the third quarter of 2016 was a buy to let or a second home, new figures from the tax department show. The introduction of an extra 3% stamp duty charge on additional home in April of this year has enabled figures to be published for the first time indicating how many such properties are bought. The data published by HMRC shows that it has collected some £670 million in stamp duty since the surcharge was introduced. Of the total of 235,000 property sales which were subject to stamp duty some 56,100 were liable for the extra 3%, bringing in an extra duty worth £440 million. The number of additional homes bought in the second quarter of the year, immediately after the surcharge was introduced, was lower but sales in this sector doubled during the third quarter of the year. Meanwhile, separate data from the Land Registry shows that in England and Wales there were 95,300 residential and commercial property sales submitted for registration in September. Of these some 70,237 were freehold and 11,497 were newly built while 552 properties over £1 million were sold of which 313 were in London.

ROOM WITH A VIEW

28th October 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 30 Manor Court, Avenue Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3NL
PRICE ON APPLICATION




Our latest instruction is a 2 bedroom third floor apartment situated in one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after elevated developments. The apartment overlooks the Pump Room Gardens and is within walking distance of the town centre. The property benefits from a communal lift, private balcony and a single garage.

For more information on 30 Manor Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

UK property prices rise 1.3% in August

14th October 2016

Propertywire reports, property prices in the UK increased by 1.3% in August and are up 8.4% compared to a year ago, taking the average price to £218,964, the latest index shows. The figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) also show that prices increased across most of the country with only Wales and the North East seeing prices fall, by 0.6% and 0.2% respectively. The biggest increase in home prices was in Northern Ireland with a month on month rise of 3.8%, followed by 2.3% in the South West and 1.9% in the South East. Year on year the biggest price rise was in 13.3% in the East of England, followed by 12.2% in the South East and 12.1% in London, suggesting that a north/south divide still exists in the country as a whole. Also, year on year prices are up across the country with the smallest annual growth in Wales at 2.7%, followed by the North East at 3% and Scotland at 4.3%, further reinforcing the divide in terms of prices.

WORK FROM HOME IN THE COTSWOLDS?

10th October 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Five Mile Drive, Bourton on the Hill, Moreton in Marsh, GL56 9TE
GUIDE PRICE £625,000



For sale DUE TO RELOCATION is a commercial/ residential freehold car showroom, forecourt and outbuildings with a 3 bedroom apartment situated in The Cotswolds close to Moreton in Marsh. The property (subject to planning) is suitable for varity of uses.

For more information on Five Mile Drive or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

BRILLIANCE IN BARFORD

6th October 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONWESTHAM LANE, BARFORD, CV35 8DP
GUIDE PRICE £600,000




Our latest instruction is situated in one of Warwickshires most sought after villages. The property is a new 3 bedroom detached house situated in a scheduled position. The property has been constructed to a high standard and has ground source heating.

For more information on Westham Lane or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A HIDDEN SECRET

5th October 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONCLARENDON STREET, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 4PE
GUIDE PRICE £625,000




Our latest instruction is one of Royal Leamington Spa’s hidden secrets. Hidden from the main road is a contemporary 4 bedroom, 3 storey town house that has been skilfully designed and refurbished to a high standard.

For more information on Clarendon Street or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

UK house prices continued to see steady growth in September

3rd October 2016

Propertywire reports, house prices in the UK increased by 0.3% in September but annual property price growth has slowed to 5.3% from 5.6% in August, according to the latest index to be published. The monthly rise took the price of an average home to £206,015, the data from the Nationwide Building Society, one of the biggest lenders, also shows. Quarter on quarter prices increased by 1.3% with a breakdown of the figures showing they were up by 1.4% in Scotland and Northern Ireland, by 1.1% in England and by 0.2% in Wales in the third quarter of 2016.

Moving out of London could save 60% or £450,000 on cost of average home

27th September 2016

Propertywire reports, people working in London could save themselves almost £450,000 or 60% on the cost of a home if they moved to live outside of the city and commute daily for an hour each way, according to new research. The study shows that average house prices drop by 60% from £741,919 in central London to £294,903 in commuter towns an hour away. The research from Lloyds Bank reveals that Wellingborough, Southend, Sittingbourne and Rugby, all an hour’s commute from central London, have an average house price of £294,903 and Lloyds says that this is equivalent to an average saving of £447,015 or 60% compared to central London prices. Even when taking into account the annual rail cost for a one hour daily commute each way currently around £4,989, a commuter would have to make the same journey for 89 years for the total rail costs to wipe out the benefit in house prices.

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

23rd September 2016
Station Yard, The Cam, Chipping Campden, GL55 6LA
TO LET £40,000 pa



Stephen Parry & Company have been instructed to find a tenant for Station Yard in the highly desirable Cotswold village of Chipping Campden. Station Yard has been used as a garage for the sale of high performance and classic cars by USP Vehicles Ltd and comprises a high quality car showroom, workshop and secure forecourt.

For more information on Station Yard please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Asking prices in the UK are up again after two months of decline according to data from rightmove

20th September 2016

Propertywire reports, asking prices in the UK increased by 0.7% or £2,277 in September after falling 2% in the previous two months, according to the latest index figures to be published. This took the average asking price to £306,499 and up 4% year on year, the data from Rightmove shows. But in London prices increased by 1.9% or £11,565 recovering some ground after four consecutive monthly falls. This month’s data is broadly positive with seven out of 10 regions recording either a monthly rise in new seller asking prices or a standstill, compared to eight out of 10 price falls last month.

Modern makeover

17th September 2016
Bulkington Lane, Nuneaton, CV11 4JP
GUIDE PRICE £585,000




Our latest instruction is a individual 5 bedroom detached house situated over 3 floors that has been skilfully modernized and extended to provide versatile and flexible family accommodation.

For more information on Bulkington Lane or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

One in three UK property sales fail due to mortgage issues, new research shows

14th September 2016

Propertywire, mortgage problems are blocking one in three house sales in the UK and more than one in five have had a house sale or purchase fall through, new research has found. House sellers are twice as likely to see transactions fail than house buyers and overall over the past five years 34% of sales have not gone through due to finance problems, according to the study from the Nottingham Building Society. However, lack of finance was not the only block for would be sellers as around 32% said that their plans were scuppered because buyers changed their mind at the last minute. The research shows it is buyers who are more likely to have mortgage issues than sellers. Its study found 22% have had sales or purchases fall through in the past five years because of mortgage issues but 15% have been buyers compared with just 7% of sellers.

A game changer

5th September 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION 25 AMBASSADOR COURT, 42-44 KENILWORTH ROAD, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6JF
GUIDE PRICE £355,000




Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to have been appointed as the agents by Mackenzie Miller Developments for the sale of 25 Ambassador Court. Mackenzie Miller Developments are a luxury brand bringing a new way of developing property from London to Royal Leamington Spa. 25 Ambassador Court is a stunning 2 bedroom first floor apartment having been refurbished and modernized by Mackenzie Miller Developments to the highest standards using cutting edge design and high quality materials. The apartment also benefits from a single garage and is situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after roads.

Accommodation
Communal entrance hall * Private entrance hall * Sitting room / Dining room * Kitchen * Utility cupboard * Storage Cupboard * Two bedrooms * Bathroom * Communal gardens * Single garage * Additional communal parking

For more information on 25 Ambassador Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Buy to let activity in UK saw significant increase in August, latest figures suggest

4th September 2016

Propertywire reports, buy to let activity in the UK increased by 12.7% in August as the sector successfully absorbed the Government’s 2015 policy changes and enjoyed a post Brexit bounce, according to new research.

Changes to the tax treatment of the buy to let sector looked to be choking off activity in 2015 and early 2016, says the latest report from Connells Survey and Valuation.

Although the restriction of tax relief on mortgage finance costs to basic rate tax only, the removal of the 10% wear and tear allowance, and the introduction of additional 3% stamp duty surcharge hit the sector following the 2015 budget and the last Autumn statement, but the report explains that the August rebound suggests the Government’s changes are set to have been a short term problem for the sector.

Ready to Rent

1st September 2016


We currently have two retained clients looking to rent either a substantial rural property with land and/or a town house both on long term tenancy, at a rent of up to £6,000 per calendar month.

Should you be considering letting your property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

PORTLAND PLACE PENTHOUSE

31st August 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONTHE PENTHOUSE, APARTMENT 7, The Manse, 7 PORTLAND PLACE WEST, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5EU
GUIDE PRICE £325,000





Our latest instruction is a renovated 2 double bedroom penthouse apartment (second floor) situated in the heart of fashionable Royal Leamington Spa. The property benefits from a refitted kitchen and bathroom.

Accommodation
Communal entrance hall * Private entrance hall * Sitting room * Refitted kitchen * 2 double bedrooms * Refitted bathroom * Communal gardens

For more information on The Penthouse or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A SWEET SPOT

28th August 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONAPARTMENT 4, 54 BINSWOOD AVENUE, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5RX
GUIDE PRICE £315,000




Our latestes instruction occupies a sweet spot on the highly desirable Binswood Avenue, one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after roads and within walking distance of the town centre. Apartment 4 is a 2 double bedroom ground floor apartment with one allocated parking space and a communal rear garden.

Accommodation
Entrance porch * Communal reception hall * Private entrance hall * Drawing room / Dining room * Kitchen * 2 double bedrooms * Bathroom* Front communal garden with driveway and one allocated car parking space * Rear communal garden

For more information on Apartment 4 or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

22nd August 2015

The office opening hours for the August bank holiday weekend are:

26th August 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
27th August 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
28th August CLOSED
29th August CLOSED
30th August 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

URBAN CHIC

19th August 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 10 The Old Library, Avenue Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PS
GUIDE PRICE £595,000





A 2/3 bedroom townhouse converted from the old Royal Leamington Spa library. The Library was originally built in 1901 and was the main library for the town for over a century. The building which was restored and converted by TAG properties in 2014 to provide contemporary homes. With its great location close to not only the train station but also the town centre this property offers the best of town living. In September 2014, the Old Library architectural team won the prestigious Architects’ Journal Retrofit Award. The blend of original features with a crisp, modern interior design along with complete retrofitting of the building with modern appliances and energy-efficient technology proved to be a winning combination for the judges.

For more information on 10 The Old Library or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Asking prices down across many parts of the UK, latest index data shows

12th August 2016

Propertywire reports, asking prices in London continue to fall, down 1.2% month on month, with values also down across other parts of the UK, the latest index shows. Prices fell in four English regions and Scotland, taking the overall mix-adjusted average asking price drop to 0.1% since last month and the number of properties reduced in price hit a 45 month high, according to the latest index from Home.co.uk. This means that the average annualised rate of home price appreciation for England and Wales slipped further to 5.3% and the total stock of property on the market edged up again and is just 0.5% less than in August last year.

GOING UNDERGROUND

8th August 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Apartment 7, 44 Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QS
GUIDE PRICE £450,000




Our latest instruction is really a unique property that is a period apartment with modern secure underground parking. Apartment 7 is a 3 bedroom second floor apartment situated within a period building in a conservation area with west facing views and a balcony overlooking Clarendon Square and benefiting from secure underground car parking.

Accommodation
Communal entrance hall with lift * Private entrance hall * Open plan sunken drawing room/dining room * Inner hall * Cloakroom * Kitchen * 3 bedrooms (bedroom 1 with en suite shower room) * Bathroom * Secure underground parking for one car *

For more information on Apartment 7 or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

AWARD WINNING

29th July 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 21 ALBANY TERRACE, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5LP
GUIDE PRICE £895,000




Our latest instruction is an award winning and contrasting 5 bedroom semi-detached Edwardian town house of 2,743 sq ft (254.85 sq m) arranged over four floors incorporating a unique individually designed extension which blends the original character with contemporary living.

Accommodation
Ground Floor Entrance Hallway * Sitting room * Family room * Kitchen/Dining room * Basement Snug * Family room * Utility room * First Floor Landing * Bedrooms 1, 4 Study/bedroom 5 * Two bathroom * Second Floor Landing * Bedrooms 2, 3 (bedroom 3 with en suite shower room), 6 * Front garden with driveway providing off road parking * Rear town garden overlooking the Dell

For more information on 21 Albany Terrace or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

WELL DONE RACHAEL!

28th July 2016

Rachael Townsend has successfully completed her year 10 work experience at Stephen Parry & Company. Rachael has spent a week gaining an insight into the world of estate agency and has worked extremely hard, excelling in all areas. Well done Rachael!

PwC forecasts marked slowdown in UK housing market but no major crash

21st July 2016

Propertywire reports, the UK should avoid a house price crash or a severe recession despite growth downgrades following the decision to leave the European Union, new research shows. UK growth had already eased from around 3% in 2014 to around 2% before the EU referendum due primarily to slower global growth, but the vote to leave the EU is likely to lead to a significant further slowdown. UK GDP growth is forecast to decelerate to around 1.6% in 2016 and 0.6% in 2017 according to PwC’s main scenario in its latest UK Economic Outlook report.
Quarter on quarter GDP growth could fall to close to zero in late 2016 and early 2017 in this main scenario, but is then projected to recover gradually later in 2017 as the immediate post referendum shock starts to fade.

Asking prices down across England and Wales post Brexit vote

17th July 2016

Propertywire reports, the price of property coming onto the market in England and Wales has fallen by 0.9% or £2,647 with momentum continuing due to a supply shortage, according to the latest asking price report.
Activity is within usual expectations for the run-up to the summer holiday season and buyer demand in the two weeks since the European Union referendum result is consistent with 2014 although down on 2015. The monthly report from property portal rightmove points out that the same period in 2015 benefitted substantially from a post general election boost so enquiries this year are down 16% compared to that period.

IN THE HEART OF THE TOWN

12th July 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 4 Lillington Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5TS
GUIDE PRICES £795,000




Our latest instruction is a unique 4 bedroom detached house with a driveway, double garage and town garden situated within walking distance of the town centre

For more information on 4 Lillington Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

DO THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES?

3rd July 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONTHE CART HOVEL, GLEBE FARM, ASTON CANTLOW, HENLEY IN ARDEN, B95 6JL
GUIDE PRICES £350,000




Our latest instruction is a unique detached barn conversion of 1,040 sf ft (96.76 sq m) situated on the edge of the highly desirable village of Aston Cantlow with outstanding views across open countryside.

The accommodation comprises:
Sitting Room * Principle bedroom * Kitchen * Bathroom * Mezzanine study/bedroom 2 * Attic * Driveway and gardens overlooking open countryside

For more information on The Cart Hovel or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Four for the price of one!

30th June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONCHURCHSIDE BARN, OLD MILVERTON, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6SA
GUIDE PRICE £1,695,000





Our latest instruction is a detached 5 bedroom barn conversion with 3 separate bungalows situated in delightful grounds in the picturesque hamlet of Old Milverton.

The accommodation comprises:
Churchside Barn
Ground Floor * Fabulous Lounge & Sitting Area * Dining Room * Inner Lobby * Cloakroom * Breakfast Kitchen * Utility Room * Inner hallway * Bedroom Five * Shower/Wet Room * Study * First Floor Gallery Landing * Principal Bedroom with en Suite Shower Room * 3 further bedrooms * Principal bathroom
Bungalow 1
Sitting room/Dining Kitchen * Inner Hallway * Bedroom One with en suite shower room * 2 further bedrooms * Bathroom
Bungalow 2
Entrance Lobby * Entrance Hallway * Sitting room * Kitchen * Bedroom with en Suite Shower Room * Shower Room.
Bungalow 3
Inner Hallway * Sitting room/Kitchen * Bedroom with en suite shower room

For more information on Churchside Barn or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Perfect Harmony

28th June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Endwood, 95 Upper Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4JS
GUIDE PRICE £1,200,000




Our latest instruction is a truly special, double fronted 6 bedroom Regency town house occupying a corner plot with off road parking.

The accommodation comprises:
Reception hall * Drawing Room * Dining room * Family room * Study * Kitchen * Cellar comprising a gym with kitchenette, two store rooms and a boiler room * First floor landing half land with cloakroom * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms (Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom) * Principal bathroom * Second floor suite to comprise bedroom and sitting room * Front garden * Side garden with driveway providing off road parking

For more information on Endwood or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The UK sees the highest gross home lending for May since 2008

27th June 2016

Propertywire reports, gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £18.2 billion in May, some 4% higher than April’s £17.6 billion and 14% higher than May 2015, the latest data shows. The figure from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, which represents the vast majority of home lenders in the UK, was the highest May figure since 2008 when gross lending reached £23.7 billion. CML senior economist Mohammad Jamei pointed out that, as expected, lending continued to be somewhat dampened in May, reflecting the earlier rush in the first quarter to beat the stamp duty change on second properties.

The UK property market is set to see short term volatility as a result of the EU vote

24th June 2016

Propertywire reports, the UK property market is facing short term volatility due to the decision by the people to vote to leave the European Union, but over the long term experts predict it will settle down and still be attractive. The main issues seem to revolve around how foreign buyers will react to the leave vote as there had already been signs of a wait and see attitude in terms of overseas investment in property in London in particular where demand and prices were showing signs of slowing.There will be international buyers who may initially give the London market a wide berth

WE ARE THE NEW GENERATION

21st June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Whitnash Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 2HL
GUIDE PRICES FROM £495,000




An outstanding development of two bespoke detached houses of architectural significance that have been designed and constructed to offer the most current contemporary lifestyle.

The accommodation for each property comprises:
Entrance lobby * Reception hall * Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen * Cloakroom/utility room * 2 ground floor bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes * First floor landing * 2 further bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms and fitted wardrobes * Landscaped front and rear gardens * Driveway providing off road parking for 2 cars

For more information on this exciting new development or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

REGENCY SPLENDOUR

19th June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 65 BEAUCHAMP AVENUE, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 5TB
GUIDE PRICE £795,000




Our latest instruction is a handsome double fronted Grade II listed 4 bedroom town house with a south facing garden, a garage and situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after roads.

Accommodation
Reception hall * cloakroom * Drawing room * Kitchen * Utility room * Cellarage * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms (Principle bedroom with en suite) * Bathroom * South facing garden * Garage

For more information on 65 Beauchamp Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

16th June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Number 26, Ashow, Kenilworth, CV8 2LF
GUIDE PRICE £620,000




Our latest instruction is a renovated and extended 4 bedroom semi detached house situated in delightful gardens with a driveway providing access to a detached double garage.

For more information on Number 26 or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A HIDDEN GEM

6th June 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Enright Close, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6SQ
GUIDE PRICE £895,000




Our latest instruction is hidden away behind a secret gate and is a unique 4 bedroom individually built oak framed detached house situated in delightful gardens. The property offers a twist of exposed oak beams with contemporary features to include a contemporary kitchen.

For more information on Enright Close or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

22nd May 2016

Our office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:

27th May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
28th May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
29th May CLOSED
30th May CLOSED
31st May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

MOREDEN TOWN HOUSE WITH RIVER VIEWS TO LET

20th May 2016
Rock Mill Lane, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6AZ
TO LET £2,000 PCM

Available now a 4 storey, 3 bedroom town house with a tandem double garage and view overlooking the river situated in a select residential development.

For more information on Rock Mill Lane or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

LUXURY GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT TO LET

16th May 2016
1 John Cullis Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6JP
£895 Per calendar month

Available now, a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with a patio garden and an allocated car parking space. The accommodation briefly comprises: entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen with integrated appliances, two double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes (Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room), bathroom and communal gardens.

For more information on 1 John Cullis Gardens or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Rural Aspects

11th May 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONBAYNTONS BARN, VICARAGE ROAD, NAPTON, CV47 8NA
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £850,000




Our latest instruction is a very special 4 bedroom detached barn conversion occupying an elevated position with views over open countryside. The property has been converted to a very high standard and benefits from a double garage and landscaped gardens.

For more information on Bayntons Barn or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

RURAL TRANQUILITY, CONTEMPORARY LIVING

5th May 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONACORNS CROFT, BURNTHURST LANE, PRINCETHORPE, CV23 9QA
GUIDE PRICE £765,000





Our latest instruction is a contemporary and newly constructed 3 bedroom detached house of approximately 2,146 sq ft situated in approximately 4 acres with two paddocks, stable bloc and garage bloc.

For more information on Acorns Croft or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Situated in one of Stratford upon Avons most sought after villages

28th April 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – River House, Church Close, Alveston, CV37 7GQ
GUIDE PRICE £1,125,000



Our latest instruction is a 5 bedroom detached house of approximately 263 sq m (2,831 sq ft) with triple garage constructed by Banner Homes and situated in the highly desirable village of Alveston in a plot of approximately 1 acre.

For more information on River House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

27th April 2016

Our office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:

29th April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
30th April 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1st May CLOSED
2nd May CLOSED
3rd May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

OLD MEETS NEW

22nd April 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 55 Tredington Park, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TT
GUIDE PRICE £600,000

A stunning 3 bedroom duplex apartment occupying the ground floor and lower ground floor of one of Warwickshire`s most sought after Grade II listed building and having been enhanced by the present owner.

For more information on 55 Tredington Park or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

THE NEWEST ADDRESS IN ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA

18th April 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 3 Rugby Road, Milverton, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6DA
GUIDE PRICE £625,000




A new 4 bedroom town house of 2,010 sq ft constructed by Castle Homes with a garage, two allocated car parking spaces and situated within a new gated development benefiting from a roof terrace.

In greater detail the accommodation comprises, Basement: Entrance hall * Garage * 2 storage cupboards * Ground floor: Reception hall * Cloakroom * Storage cupboard * Study * Dining room * Kitchen * First floor: Landing * Storage cupboard * Drawing Room * Bedroom 3 * Bathroom * Second floor: Landing * Bedroom 1 with dressing room and en suite * Bedroom 2 * Third floor: Bedroom 4 with storage cupboard and access to roof terrace * Outside: 2 allocated car parking spaces

For more information on 3 Rugby Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY ARE APPOINTED THE ESTATE AGENTS FOR WOODROSE DEVELOPMENTS

13th April 2016

We are delighted to announce Stephen Parry & Company have been appointed as the sole selling agents by Woodrose Developments for their exciting new residential development in Royal Leamington Spa.

The development will comprise of two contemporary 4 bedroom detached houses within walking distance of the town centre.

For more information please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

ATTENTION TO DETAIL PERSONIFIED

12th April 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION -The Old Nursery, 69 Lillington Road, Royal Leamington Spa – CV32 6LF
GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000

The Old Nursery is an outstanding 5 bedroom detached period house that has been refurbished to the highest standards. Features of the contemporary interior include an electro reactive glazed door that would not look out of place in a James Bond movie, hand made Featherbow kitchen, principle bathroom fitted with Vitra wash hand bowls on Visella granite and a Victoria and Albert freestanding bath.

For more information on The Old Nursery or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

ALL OUR PROPERTIES WILL HAVE ANOTHER NEW HOME

12th April 2016

Stephen Parry & Company use the UK’s leading property portals to provide maximum exposure for our clients who choose a `full and open` market campaign for their properties. We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our internet coverage and all our properties will now also be marketed on OnTheMarket.com

If you are considering buying, selling, letting or renting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

LET, LET , LET, LET

12th April 2016

We have let 4 properties already this week! We currently have registered corporate tenants looking for period and modern properties to rent on long term tenancies.

Should you be considering renting your property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

GONE IN 60 SECONDS…………..

6th April 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 10 Barley Court, The Maltings, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5FQ
GUIDE PRICE £315,000 UNDER OFFER

Gone in 60 seconds……. well not quite but our latest instruction 10 Barley Court was placed under offer within 24 hours of going to the market at the guide price. This is the third property we have agreed a sale on at the prestigious development of The Maltings in the last 3 months.

We have also now received instructions to market another property at The Maltings. 2 Finings Court, The Maltings is a 3 bedroom house with two car parking spaces and a west facing rear garden.

For more information on 2 Finings Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Join our dedicated team

4th April 2016

Growth is an integral part of our business. Stephen Parry & Company are committed to providing an unparalleled service to our clients to secure our ongoing success. This success relies on knowledgeable and experienced property professionals. We are looking for an experienced sales negotiator to join our team.

Main responsibilities

• Meet with clients and assess their particular property requirements
• Register and manage applicants
• Arrange and conduct viewings at properties
• Negotiate offers and agree sales
• Sales progression from offer acceptance through to legal completion
• Co-ordinating marketing and advertising campaigns
• Be able to demonstrate a successful track record in meeting and exceeding targets
• Provide the highest level of customer service at all times

In the first instance, please send you CV to stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Prime London property market still adjusting to tax changes

29th March 2016

Propertywire reports, prices of prime London residential properties fell marginally in the first quarter of 2016, as uncertainty regarding the global and domestic economic outlook continued, says a new analysis. Overall values across the whole of the prime property market in London fell by an average of 0.3% in the three months to the end of March.But there continues to be a distinction between the higher value, discretionary prime central London markets and the more domestic, needs-based outer prime London locations. In the most expensive markets of prime central London prices fell by 0.8% in the first quarter. This leaves values at the very top end of the market some 6.7% below their 2014 peak, when an adjustment was triggered by the Chancellor’s announcement of new stamp duty rates for higher value properties in his autumn statement. By contrast, in the less expensive and more domestic outer prime London housing markets, which run from Richmond and Wimbledon, though Battersea and Wandsworth in the south and west, and Islington, Wapping and Canary Wharf in the north and east, prices remained flat in the first quarter of the year, having risen between 2.6% and 4.2% over the past 12 months.

British buyers returning to the French property market

24th March 2016

Propertywire reports, there is a renewed optimism in France’s residential property market which has led to a significant upturn in sales, according to a new analysis report. A new analysis points out that a more stable economic outlook in the country, which is still popular with overseas buyers, has filtered through into buyer sentiment. The latest data shows that sales in France doubled between 2014 and 2015, whilst enquiries from prospective buyers increased 87% year on year. It also points out that the figures from the Notaires de France, backs this up, with the most up to date statistics showing sales across the country have increased by 12.5% year on year. The analysis also points out that with favourable mortgage rates of around 2.3%, prices stabilising in most prime markets and the euro weak against both the pound and the US dollar, buyer confidence has strengthened.

HAPPY EASTER FROM STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

21st March 2015
Easter opening hours

Our office opening hours for the Easter bank holiday weekend are:

24th March 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
25th March CLOSED
26th March 9:00 am – 4:00pm
27th March CLOSED
28th March CLOSED
29th March 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Downsizing the most popular reason for moving

14th March 2016

Propertywire reports, nearly half of home movers in the UK plan to downsize in the next three years and on average realise up to £200,000 by doing so, according to new research. Some 46% plan to sell and buy a smaller property and by downsizing from a detached to a semi-detached home they could realise a windfall of £117,230 of £200,000 in London. Downsizing was cited as the single most popular factor for moving, according to data provided by Lloyds Bank with research showing that the popularity of downsizing has grown in recent years, buoyed by the anticipated returns. The figures show that average age for a downsizer is 53, at which point the greatest number, 37%, of downsizers had lived in their home between 11 and 20 years. The main reason people cite for downsizing is to move somewhere which better served their circumstances with 53% wishing to do so while 39% want to reduce bills or free up equity and 31% to provide extra cash for retirement.

SALE AGREED AT STATION YARD

9th March 2016
Station Yard, The Cam, Chipping Campden, GL55 6LA – UNDER OFFER

We are delighted to have agreed a sale today on Station Yard, Chipping Campden. We currently have proceedable buyers looking for similar commercial properties throughout the Midlands. Should you be considering selling or indeed letting a commercial property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

NEW RELEASE OF A QUADRANT OF BARNS FOR THE DISCERNING PUCHASER

9th March 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – The Penfold, Sutton Lodge, Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6PG
GUIDE PRICE £885,000




The Sutton Lodge barn development forms a quadrant of four luxury barn conversions located in the beautiful south Leicestershire countryside. The properties are accessed via a private road with each barn sitting in substantial grounds with outstanding views over open countryside.

The Penfold is a 4/6 bedroom barn conversion situated at the top right of the development, the “L” shaped configuration offers flexible and open plan living accommodation. The Penfold has the benefit of a large double garage with ample parking in front and views of open countryside.

For more information on the barns at Sutton Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A rare opportunity

8th March 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Land adjacent to Fosse Lodge, Fosse Way, Moreton-In-Marsh, GL56 9NQ
GUIDE PRICE 595,000


A superbly positioned building plot with detailed planning consent for the erection of two detached houses. The plot is located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds market town of Moreton-In-Marsh. The plot fronts onto the A429 Fosse Way and open country side to the rear. Outline planning consent was granted by Cotswold District Council on the 27th August 2015 for the erection of two detached houses, subject to conditions. A copy of the planning consent and approved plans Ref: 15/02071/OUT can be inspected at the selling agents offices, or can be viewed online on the Cotswold District Planning website – http:// publicaccess.cotswold.gov.uk/online-applications

For more information on the building plot adjacent to Fosse Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

NEW RELEASE OF A QUADRANT OF BARNS FOR THE DISCERNING PUCHASER

4th March 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Hawthorne Lodge, Sutton Lodge, Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6PG
GUIDE PRICE £915,000




The Sutton Lodge barn development forms a quadrant of four luxury barn conversions located in the beautiful south Leicestershire countryside. The properties are accessed via a private road with each barn sitting in substantial grounds with outstanding views over open countryside.

Hawthorne Lodge is a 5 bedroom barn conversion situated at the bottom right of the quadrant in the prestigious Sutton Lodge development. The property offers flexible and open plan living accommodation of approximately 3200 sq ft. Hawthorne Lodge also has the added benefit of detached double garaging to the rear with office or further living accommodation situated above.

For more information on the barns at Sutton Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Prime property in country locations are set to outperform London.

3rd March 2016

Propertywire reports, country locations are set to outperform London as the prime property markets enter the next stage of the housing cycle, according to a new analysis report. Stamp duty changes introduced in the 2014 autumn Statement have had a bigger impact than many forecast, the effect initially being masked by the uncertainty in the run up to the General Election. However, it points out that both the prime housing markets of London and the country have reacted relatively rationally to the changes. Indeed, small price falls were recorded in the higher value markets where the stamp duty liability has increased but by contrast, in the lower value prime markets where there is now a tax saving, values have continued to rise, albeit at a slower rate than in 2014. The challenges faced by the prime markets of late are reflected by the fact that the total value of housing stock in Kensington and Chelsea fell in 2015, though the loss of £693 million is dwarfed by the gains of £68 billion over the preceding 10 years, the report explains. Transaction levels, though undoubtedly lower than in 2014, have not collapsed as some would argue. Figures from the Land Registry indicate a 5 to 10% fall above £1 million across England and Wales.

Properties wanted for waiting corporate tenants

23rd February 2016

We don’t just sell property we let them as well!

We currently have a large number of corporate tenants waiting to rent properties throughout Warwickshire from town houses to rural period properties.

If you considering letting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The number of million pound properties in the UK is expected to triple by 2030

15th February 2016

Propertywire reports, the number of million pound properties in the UK will more than triple by 2030 and one in four London homes will cost £1 million or more by 2030, new research shows. Yet less than 1% of properties in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, the North West, Scotland and the East Midlands will be in this price bracket, according to the study from Santander Mortgages. Also, by 2030 the average property price in the UK expected to double, surpassing the half a million pound mark with prices set to soar to as much as 16.5 times average incomes. Today, less than half a million homes in the UK are valued at £1 million or more, says the research done partnership with economist and London School of Economics professor of economic geography Paul Cheshire. It says that 25% of housing stock in London is expected to be valued at £1 million or more, rising to 70% in two London boroughs, highlighting a stark geographical divide. Overall, the average UK property price, which currently stands at £283,565 is expected to increase 23% by 2020 to £349,3000. Fifteen years from now in 2030, the average UK property price will have almost doubled with a 97% increase, surpassing the half a million pound mark at £557,444. While property prices are expected to soar, predictions suggest that incomes will not keep pace, resulting in an overall decline in affordability. At present in the UK, the average property price is 7.9 times the average income, but by 2030, this is expected to hit a multiple of 9.7. Again, this trend is elevated in London, where prices are currently 11.5 times incomes and predicted to rise to an eye-watering 16.5 by 2030.

Edwardian Excellence

8th February 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 10 Northumberland Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6HA
GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000




A 5 bedroom Edwardian semi-detached house situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after roads having been extended and modernised and benefiting from off road parking to both the front and rear.

For more information on 10 Northumberland Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Landlords confidence crumbles in the buy to let sector

3rd February 2016

Propertywire reports, landlords’ confidence in the buy to let sector in the UK has collapsed to an all-time low and is now worse than levels witnessed during the financial crash, according to the country’s biggest landlord association. Richard Lambert, chief executive officer of the National Landlords Association (NLA), told delegates at the Building Societies Association’s (BSA) annual meeting for mortgage professionals that the situation is worrying. He explained that confidence in landlords’ business expectations has tumbled by more than a third over the past year, down from 67% to an all-time low of 43% and the current level of confidence in the sector is now 5% lower than levels witnessed after the financial crash in 2007. He pointed out that the actions taken by the Chancellor in last year’s Summer Budget and Autumn Statements has led the NLA to reverse its previous prediction of the continued growth of the private rented sector (PRS) by another million more households over the next five years. It now forecasts that, if landlords follow through on their intentions, there will be a dramatic sell-off of 500,000 properties in the next 12 months, followed by another 100,000 sold each year to 2021. The net effect will be that the PRS be smaller by up to 136,000 properties. The data, from the latest NLA quarterly landlord panel survey, also shows that the proportion of landlords looking to sell in next 12 months has more than doubled since July 2015, up from 7% to 19%. Over the next few years some 28% of landlords don’t plan purchase any more properties, 10% plan to reduce their portfolio and 5% plan to sell up completely.

LUCY CARTER STARTS WORK EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

25th January 2016

Lucy Carter last week started work experience at Stephen Parry & Company. Lucy is currently studying International Business and French at Oxford Brookes University and after completing her degree Lucy would like to work within the property industry.

THE BEST JUST GOT BETTER

25th January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Lansdowne Crescent, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 4PP
GUIDE PRICE £1,050,000





Our latest instruction is an outstanding property that skilfully blends a contemporary life style within a period 4 bedroom townhouse in one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after crescents.

The Crescent was built in the 1830’s by William Thomas and many of the original features from this era, including the magnificent façade, still remain. Other features include the original cornicing, sash windows, original balconies, staircase, deep skirtings and architraves, doors and fireplaces. According to a local historian Nathaniel Hawthorne the author of The Scarlet Letter and Tanglewood Tales, lived at the property for a year before moving to nearby Lansdowne Circus. It is also rumoured that Frank Whittle’s outworkers used the coach house for completing their work on the development of the jet engine.

For more information on Lansdowne Crescent or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

From home to London Marylebone in approximately 80 minutes

23rd January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Avenue Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PQ
GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000




Our latest instruction is ideal for the London commuter, with trains to London Marylebone in 66 minutes. A five bedroom Grade II listed detached Regency villa situated in a conservation area within walking distance of Leamington train station and benefiting from a double carport providing secure off road parking to the rear.

For more information on Avenue Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY

21st January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Northumberland Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6HE
GUIDE PRICE £1,350,000







An outstanding 5/6 bedroom detached house of the highest quality situated on one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after roads benefiting from a west facing rear garden, having been considerably extended and modernised.

For more information on Northumberland Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A RARE FIND

21st January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 60 Binswood Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RX
GUIDE PRICE £1,000,000





A rare opportunity to acquire a 6 bedroom period terrace house that retains many period features and requires complete modernisation and refurbishment. The property benefits from a south facing rear garden with two original coach houses.

For more information on 60 Binswood Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

HOLIDAY AT HOME?

19th January 2016
Tiddington House, 18 Main Street, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7AZ
GUIDE PRICE £595,000




Today our profesional photographer has taken new photgraphs of Tiddington House. Tiddington House has been rented out as a holiday home and is a Grade II Listed detached period property, built around 1824, which has been beautifully restored whilst retaining many original features which are complemented by a contemporary finish. The property has 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms (master with en suite), family bathroom and a south facing rear garden.

For more information on Tiddington House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Apple of my eye

14th January 2016
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Applegate House, Binton Road, Welford upon Avon, CV37 8PP
GUIDE PRICE £950,000





An outstanding renovated and extended 5 bedroom detached house and situated in the sought after and desirable village of Welford on Avon.

For more information on Applegate House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

London has the most expensive construction costs in Europe and second in the world

6th January 2016

Propertywire reports, London is the most expensive city in Europe and the second most expensive city worldwide in which to build, according to an index from a global design and consultancy business. Overall the top city is New York, with Hong Kong in third place followed by Geneva and Macau. The rest of the top 10 are Copenhagen, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore. Cost premiums in the top cities range from 40% to 60% in comparison with other European counterparts. Middle Eastern commercial centres meanwhile, remain around the mid-point of the rankings, with the likes of Doha in twelfth and Dubai at 19 continuing to benefit from low cost labour and energy. At the other end the least expensive cities for construction are Taipei, Bangalore, Bangkok, Kula Lumpur, Ho Chi Min, Bucharest, Prague, Sarajevo, Sofia and Jakarta.

Tenants waiting for properties to rent

4th January 2016

We currently have a large number of tenants waiting to rent properties throughout Warwickshire from town houses to rural period properties.

If you considering letting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A French mansion has become the most expensive property ever sold at $301million (£200million).

18th December 2015

The Daily Mail reports, Chateau Louis XIV was completed in 2011 but bares all the hallmarks, furniture and decor of an opulent 17th Century estate. Located between Versailles and Marly-le-Roi on 57 acres of lush, walled off greenery, its sale price eclipsed that of the previous record holder – a $221million (£147million) London penthouse. The property boasts a lavish ballroom, underground nightclub, a cavernous wine cellar, a squash court, home cinema and an underwater room complete with fishes swimming inside the transparent walls. It is finished with stunning gold features, marble floors and intricate murals akin to Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Marble was used to create the delicate marquetry for the floors, mosaics for the garden, bathroom tiles and even a statue of former French monarch Louis XIV, or Louis the Great, who ruled the country for a record 72 years. Every corner of the mansion, nestled in an authentic green setting, is consistent with the standards of 17th Century luxury. From the flower beds with embroidered box hedges to the yew trees trimmed into small pyramids and the grand staircase, the chateau, renovated by Saudi businessman, screams French opulence.

The wedding planner

18th December 2015

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to feature in Sarah Horne (the Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallists) wedding planner. Please pop into our office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW or Sarah Horne Flowers, 86 Warwick St, Leamington Spa CV32 4QG for your free complimentary copy.

COMPACT BUILDING PLOT IN THE COTSWOLDS

17th December 2015
OUR LAREST INSTRUCTIONBACK WALL, STOW ON THE WOLD, GL54 1DR
GUIDE PRICE OFFFERS INEXCESS OF £100,000

A valuable and well situated compact building plot with detailed planning consent for the erection of a detached one bedroom studio holiday cottage and located within a short walk of the town centre.

The plot is ideally situated in Back Walls, Stow on the Wold, at the junction with Lower Park Street, and is in close proximity to the town centre and all amenities. Set well back from the road behind a deep grassed area in an attractive and sought-after residential area, the plot is the site of a former electricity sub-station and includes a raised concrete slab partly enclosed by stone retaining walls. This is a rare opportunity to build an affordable holiday home close to the centre of one of the most sought-after Cotswold towns and an early site visit is recommended.

Detailed planning consent was granted by Cotswold District Council on 30th October 2015 for the erection of a detached one bedroom studio holiday cottage on the plot, subject to conditions. A copy of the planning consent and approved plans Ref: 15/02078/FUL can be inspected at the selling agents offices, or can be viewed online on the Cotswold District Planning website – http:// publicaccess.cotswold.gov.uk/online-applications/ The approved design is for a compact stone built, two storey detached cottage with a gross internal floor area of approximately 41.25 sq m (445 sq ft) which will briefly comprise Ground Floor: Entrance Lobby, Hallway, Kitchen and Fitted Cloakroom. First Floor: Sitting/Bedroom and Shower Room. Outside: External Bin Store.

For more information on the building plot at Back Walls or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

New instructions remain strong on the run up to Christmas

11th December 2015

The residential property market and new properties coming to the market on the run up to Christmas remains strong. This week we have received instructions to market two properties on arguably the two best addresses in Leamington Spa, Beauchamp Avenue and Binswood Avenue.

60 Binswood Avenue is a 6 bedroom Regency townhouse with two coach houses and has a guide price of £1,000,000.
65 Beauchamp Avenue is a 4 bedroom Rengency townhouse with garage and has a guide price of £795,000.

If you would like more information on these properties or on other properties that we will be launching in the new year please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The Most Expensive Streets in England and Wales 2015

11th December
The Guardian today reports on the 50 most expensive street in England and Wales

It is where Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman reportedly owns a house, and its most desirable property is thought to be worth £20m – although as recently as seven years ago a flat was sold there for less than £500,000. Victoria Road in the heart of Kensington in west London has been named the most expensive residential street in England and Wales, with an average house price of £8,006,000. The road, which is also home to the Vietnamese embassy, topped a list of the priciest streets published by Lloyds Bank on Friday. All the top 50 most expensive streets in England and Wales are located in southern England, with more than half (28) in London and a further 19 in the south-east. The Dorset town of Poole is the only place not in south-east England that makes it into the top 50.

The top 5 most expensive Streets are;

1) Victoria Road Kensington And Chelsea Greater London W8 5RD £8,006,000*
2) Egerton Crescent Kensington And Chelsea Greater London SW3 2EB £7,550,000*
3) Manresa Road Kensington And Chelsea Greater London SW3 6LR £7,359,000*
4) Eaton Square Westminster Greater London SW1W 9DA £6,727,000*
5) De Vere Gardens Kensington And Chelsea Greater London W8 5AR £6,606,000*
*Average House Price, £ 2010-2015

Two for the Price of One!

4th December 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION Pear Tree Cottage, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, CV32 6QX
Guide Price £1,250,000




An outstanding family house with substantial annexe located in the highly sought after area of Blackdown and situated in delightful gardens and grounds.

For more information on Pear Tree Cottage or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS 2015/2016

1st December 2015
Our office opening hours for the Christmas and New Year holidays are:

22nd December 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
23rd December 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
24th December CLOSED
25th December CLOSED
26th December CLOSED
27th December CLOSED
28th December CLOSED
29th December CLOSED
30th December 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
31st December CLOSED
1st January CLOSED
2nd January 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
3rd January CLOSED
4th January 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Demand for property in the Alps is rising

23rd November 2015

Propetywire reports, demand for Alpine property is rising, spurred on by a more resilient Eurozone, greater clarity over tax and the second home cap in Switzerland, as well as a weaker euro, says a new analysis report.
The latest results of the Knight Frank Prime Ski Property Index underline a broadly stable market environment with only 13% percentage points separating the strongest and weakest performer. Val d’Isere and Meribel lead the 2015 Ski Property Index recording annual price growth of 5.8% and 4.5% respectively Prime sales activity in the French Alps is focussed between €1.5 and €2.5 million with resorts such as Chamonix and Courchevel 1550 increasingly popular. Indeed, the number of sales completed in Megeve in the first half of 2015 was double the number of sales agreed during the whole of 2014 while previous uncertainty in the Swiss market is giving way to renewed optimism as clarity emerges surrounding taxation and the second home cap. The report points out that currency movements have played a pivotal role in determining demand across the region. For many, having decided to buy a ski home, choosing where to buy and weighing up the pros and cons of the different ski resorts can be a challenging task. The report also points out that Swiss rules on who can buy what, and where, can be complex for even the most experienced property lawyer due to the rules for residents and non-residents according to Lex Koller and Lex Weber. Home to the world’s oldest ski resorts, the French and Swiss Alps attract in excess of 80 million ski visits per annum and account for a third of the total number of ski resorts worldwide. In the past year ski homes in Europe’s top resorts have continued on the same trajectory that they have been following since 2008 with no radical acceleration or deceleration just small single digit shifts year on year. Overall, the index proved largely static with only a marginal 1% fall recorded in the year to June 2015. Val d’Isere and Meribel lead the 2015 rankings with the price of a typical four or five bedroom chalet in each resort rising by 5.8% and 4.5% respectively in the year to June. The report explains that the length of Val d’Isere’s ski season explains its long- standing appeal, particularly with British buyers. Few other Alpine resorts can guarantee sufficient snow to ski during both the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. In Meribel’s case, a combination of its location in the heart of The Three Valleys and its pricing explains its 4.5% increase year on year. Meribel provides better value than Courchevel 1850, but can compete with 1550 and 1650 in terms of facilities. Investment in the form of new residential developments such as Olympe in Les Allues and Point de Vue in Meribel Village has also helped to build confidence amongst buyers, the report explains. In real price terms, the exclusive resorts of Courchevel 1850 and Gstaad come out on top, with prime prices typically around €25,000 and CHF30,000 per square meter respectively. A prime ski chalet in Gstaad is, on this basis, four times the price of an equivalent property in the French resort of St Gervais. In the French Alps the super prime market of €15 million plus has slowed, partly because of the absence of Russian buyers but also because a number of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) are reviewing their budgets and considering spreading their capital across multiple properties or assets in different locations. The report suggests that the performance of the Swiss resorts in this year’s index is strongly linked to whether non-residents are able to buy in a given location and how close the local commune is to its 20% threshold for second homes. St Moritz, for example, which saw values decline by around 7.2% year on year has few properties available for foreign buyers. The unpegged Swiss Franc has rebounded whilst the Euro has weakened leading to repercussions for foreign buyers. British buyers looking to purchase in the French Alps are now in a stronger position than two years ago, the GBP/ EUR exchange rate has moved from approximately 1.17 to 1.43 during this period.

Asking prices down 1.3% in England and Wales, but seasonal dip lower than usual

15th November 2015

Propertywire reports, asking prices in England and Wales fell 1.3% month on month but are still up 6.2% year on year, taking the average to £292,572, according to the latest index data. It is the smallest drop in new seller asking prices during the seasonal November slowdown since 2011, according to the Rightmove report and the online portal says that it is indicative of even higher prices next year. Prices fell in all regions with Wales seeing the biggest monthly fall of 3.7%, taking the average asking price to £196,471 and both the South West and the North East saw a fall of 2.3% taking the averages to £279,643 and £142,917 respectively. Yorkshire and Humber saw a monthly fall of 2.2% to an average of £167,343, in the North West there was a fall of 1.9% to £171,709, while the South East and the West Midlands recorded a decline of 1.1% to £384,001 and £196,471 respectively.

The value of housing stock in the UK reaches over five trillion

11th November 2015

The value of UK’s private housing stock in August 2015 reached an estimated at £5.1 trillion, a rise of 53% over the last decade, with London doubling since 2005.
The increase of £1.8 trillion since 2005 is equivalent to £76,316 per household in the owner occupied and private rented sectors and means that the value of the UK private residential housing stock has grown at a faster rate than consumer prices, with the retail price index up by 35% in the past decade. In the past year, the value of private housing stock grew by £262 billion, mainly reflecting average house price growth of 4% in the year to August, according to the research from the Halifax.

Autumn market remains strong

5th November 2015

As we move firmly into the autumn we can report the residential property market remains strong. We have agreed 4 sales in the first 3 days of this week with prices ranging from £480,000 to in excess of £1,300,000.

Should you be considering selling or renting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

UK rents rise the most in the West Midlands

28th October 2015

Propertywire reports, tenants in the West Midlands have seen rents increase the most with the latest data showing 59% have seen a rise in September, the highest of all regions in the UK. This is compared to 22% of letting agents in London noticing rent increases since last month, and a UK average of 32%, according to the monthly private rental sector report from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). The survey also found that renters in the East Midlands are likely to be most successful when finding a rental property, with an average of 272 managed properties per member branch, compared to the UK average of 182. However, London has the lowest number of managed rental properties, with only 124 properties managed on average per branch, despite the huge population which ARLA says proves that the issue of supply is plaguing the capital. Demand for rental properties is the most prominent in the North West, with agents registering on average 40 new prospective tenants per branch in September, the most out of all regions.

A roof terrace for a helipad is one of the unusual demands from buyers in London

24th October 2015

Propertywire reports, a roof terraces strong enough to take a helicopter’s weight, squash courts in the basement and car galleries to display vehicle collections are among some of the most extravagant home buyer requests in the prime London market. A recent report shows that there have been enquiries from prospective owners and tenants looking for recording studios, panic rooms, staff living quarters and swimming pools or hot tubs. Overall, the most popular property requirements are more traditional. Aside from the usual number of bedrooms, a south facing outdoor space is the most common request in London property searches, closely followed by off street parking and separate home offices or studios. The holy trinity of transport links, shops and London parks show no signs of being toppled as the top three amenities buyers want to be close to. In Kensington, proximity to Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens is closely sought after, while in Barnes the duck pond is the centre of many property searches. After outdoor space, school catchment areas are the next most important amenity to be close to. In terms of interior design, wooden flooring is de rigueur, with almost a third of agents identifying it as the most popular style trend at the moment, just ahead of bi-fold doors. Ikat patterns and prints also remain a popular choice. Wireless speaker systems are currently the most sought after home item. Integrated AV systems as a must have for top end London purchasers at present, with Sonos systems revealed to be the brand of choice. Other popular features in the luxury market include temperature controlled wine cellars and log burners.

Investment Opportunity

21st October 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 36a Willes Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 5BY
GUIDE PRICE £575,000

Our latest instruction is a freehold detached building comprising three 2 bedroom apartments within walking distance of Leamington town centre. Each of the three apartments are currently let on an AST’s (Assured shorthold tenancies).

For more information on 36a Willes Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The finest brand new house in Warwickshire?

19th October 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Rowan House, Church Sreet, Welford on Avon, CV37 8EJ
GUIDE PRICE £1,175,000



The finest new house is Warwickshire? Our latest instruction Rowan House is finished to the highest standards and we would insist on a viewing of the property to appreciate the level of detail and specification. Rowan House is a 5 bedroom detchaed house with hand painted kitchen and marble bathrooms.

For more information on Rowan House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

A unique location in The Cotswolds

18th October 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Willersey Barn, Bowers Hill, Willersey, The Cotswolds, WR11 7HF
GUIDE PRICE £1,000,000



Our latest instruction is a detached 3 bedroom barn conversion of 2,971 sq ft with an attached unconverted barn of 699 sq ft dating back to 1860 and occupying a plot of approximately 1.8 acres in an outstanding rural setting on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire borders.

For more information on Willersey Barn or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The only way is essex

18th October 2015

Looking forward to seeing our buddy and TOWIE new boy on tonights episode!… Go Liam!!

The best bungalow?

12th October 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 31 Brookside Avenue, Kenilworth, CV8 1ES
GUIDE PRICE £479,950



Our latest instruction is a 2/3 bedroom extensively modernised detached bungalow situated in a sought after location within walking distance of Abbey Fields, Kenilworth town centre and Kenilworth Castle. The property has been extensively refurbished and modernised by the current owners to offer flexible and modern living accommodation to a very high standard.

For more information on 31 Brookside Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Don’t forget us on facebook!

10th October 2015

Just a quick reminder not to forget to follow us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/stephenparryandcompany?fref=ts

The average house price in London is set to reach £1 million by 2020

9th October 2015

Propertywire reports, that if the current annual rate of price growth in London continues, the average price of a home would be £1 million by the end of 2020, new research has found. The prediction is made as the price of property coming to market in London has rebounded from its holiday season lull to jump by 2.2% or £13,177, according to online property portal Rightmove. Indeed, the average price of a newly marketed home in the capital is at a new all-time high of £620,003, up by 0.8% or £4,888 on the previous record set in July of this year. ‘This month’s 2.2% rise more than reverses the seasonal slowdown over the last two months when the average price of property coming to market fell by 0.6%,’ said Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst. ‘It’s a volatile time of year for average prices however, as potential sellers of higher priced properties tend to refrain from coming to market in the holiday period, but then get on with their home moving plans again in September partly influenced by children going back to school. The back to normal service has resulted in new seller asking prices reaching another milestone, with a new record high,’ he explained. The annual rate of increase is now up to 9.5% as London’s long term supply/demand imbalance and international allure result in underlying upwards price pressure, enabling the capital’s property market to maintain its upward trajectory through temporary upheavals such as the recent election. Rightmove calculates that if the current annual rate of price growth was maintained for the next five years the average price tag of a London home would be £1 million by the end of 2020

Property tax changes in England and Scotland weigh on prime country house market

5th October 2015

Propertywire reports, prime country house prices in the UK rose by 0.7% between July and September, continuing the modest upward trend of growth that started in early 2013. Prices have shifted upwards now for 11 consecutive quarters with annual growth also up slightly to 2.7% on average, up from 2.3% in the second quarter but down from a recent high of 5.2% in 2014. The market continues to feel the impact of the increased cost of stamp duty, following the Autumn Statement in December 2014. The latest figures from the Land Registry show that between January and July there have been 35% fewer sales with a value above £1.5m outside of London compared to the same period last year. The prime market below £1.5 million has been less affected by these tax changes and prices for homes in this sector have risen by nearly 4% annually over the year to September. In comparison, over the same time properties priced above £1.5 million, the point at which the 12% rate of stamp duty kicks in, have risen by 2%

Market town home owners pay a premium of £24,000

28th October 2015


Propertywire reports, people buying a home in a market town in England face a premium of £24,000 with one in ten such towns having a price premium of at least £100,000, new research shows. Overall house prices in market towns have increased by an average of £460 per month since 2005 and the average house price in an English market town, at £250,686, is 7.2 times average gross earnings of all full time workers.The research from Lloyds Bank shows that prices in market towns across England are on average £23,938 or 11% higher than their county average.

Bev meets Pam at the Cool Earth charity dinner

24th September 2015

Look who our Beverley bumped into last night at the Cool Earth charity dinner in London, Pamela Anderson who was auctioning her previous engagement ring and donating all the proceeds to this very deserving charity. Pamela said with a big smile “I hope it does them more good than it did for me!”. Cool Earth is a registered charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Half of the world’s rainforest have been destroyed in the last 40 years and contrary to the headlines, rainforests continue to be lost at a faster rate than ever before. At least 90% of each donation to Cool Earth goes directly to their projects. With this support, Cool Earth can put in place the simple steps that change the fate of at-risk rainforests.

For more information contact Cool Earth on ++44 (0)1326 567 200 or info@coolearth.org

Research shows fewer homes are being built on greenbelt land in England

20th September 2015

Propertywire reports, the number of new homes built within the greenbelt in England halves over the last 10 years after peaking in 2001, new research shows. Less than 100,000 have been built on these type of open spaces, which are meant to prevent urban sprawl into the countryside, since 1995, but most are in the area around London. The research from real estate firm Countrywide also shows that the 96,000 greenbelt land homes built in the last decade made up 3.5% of the 2.7 million homes built in England. However, demand for new homes and a shift in development southwards saw 48% of all greenbelt development occurring around London in 2014 while four areas, Blackpool, Gloucester, Burton and Morecambe, have seen no new house building at all since 2011. A breakdown of the figures shows that the number of new homes built on greenbelt each year has halved since the early 2000s, falling from a peak of 6,700 homes in 2001 to 3,248 in 2014. The trend started before the downturn too. Despite a 36% rise in the number of homes built in England between 2001 and 2007, the numbers built on greenbelt fell by 46%. Last year just 3,250 homes or 3% of all homes were built on greenbelt, down on 2013 and the long run average. Over the last five years development on greenbelt has increasingly been on land surrounding growing cities in southern England, which the firm says reflect the demand for housing and a wider trend of new home delivery concentrated in the South of England. In 2014 the 1,575 new homes built on London greenbelt, accounted for 48% of all greenbelt development in England, up from 38% a decade ago. London has also seen the most homes built on greenbelt since 1995 at 39,100.
Local authorities can grant permission for development in the greenbelt in special circumstances where the benefit from development outweighs perceived harm to the greenbelt.

Stephen Parry & Company increase its internet presence

16th September 2015





Stephen Parry & Company use the UK’s leading property portals of rightmove, zoopla, primelocation, The Times, The Sunday Times and The London Evening Standard to name a few, to provide maximum exposure for our clients who choose a `full and open` market campaign for their properties.

If you are considering buying, selling, letting or renting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Land Required

7th September 2015

We have successfully agreed sales on two plots of land this week at Pinecroft, The Green, Ashorne, CV35 9DR and The Cam, Chipping Campden, GL55 6LA for residential developments.

Should you be considering selling a plot of land with or without planning permission and would like free confidential advice please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

The largest monthly rise in house prices for a year in England and Wales

2nd September 2015

Propertywire reports, property prices in England and Wales increased by 4.6% in July year on year, taking the average property value to £183,861, according to the latest data from the Land Registry. Month on month they increased by 1.7% with the East of England seeing the largest monthly rise of 2.8% and the biggest annual price increase with a rise of 8.9%. The North East saw the lowest annual price increase of 0.4% and Wales saw the only monthly price decrease with a fall of 0.3%. But transactions are down. The number of completed house sales in England and Wales decreased by 15% to 65,619 compared with 77,488 in May 2014. From February 2014 to May 2014 there was an average of 70,029 sales per month. In the same months a year later, the figure was 61,283. The Land Registry figures also shows that the number of properties sold in England and Wales for over £1 million decreased by 21% to 878 from 1,113 a year earlier

Leamington Spa & Warwick Living Magazine

28th August 2015

Stephen Parry & Company are featured in the September/October edition of Leamington Spa & Warwick Living. Please pop into our office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW for your free complimentary copy.

UK housing demand reaches 11 year high

24th August 2015
Housing demand in the UK continues to growth, reaching an eleven year high in August, according to the latest monthly report from the National Association of Estate Agents.

Propertywire reports, the number of house hunters registered per branch continued to grow this month, up 5%, to an average of 462 per branch compared to 439 in July. This is the highest recorded since August 2004, when an average 582 house hunters were recorded per NAEA branch. Available housing also increased in July, jumping 25% from an average of 44 properties available per NAEA member branch in June, to 55 in July. These levels have not been seen in almost two years, when 57 houses on average per branch were recorded in September 2013. However, the number of sales made in July remained static from May and June, with just nine per branch, indicating that although housing stock is starting to increase, it remains a struggle to complete a purchase. The July Housing Market Report also reveals that the number of sales made to first time buyers continued to fall in July, with the group now accounting for just 23% sales. This has fallen from 24% in June and 29% in May. However, it is an increase on last year, when only 20% of sales were made to first time buyers in July 2014. ‘Typically, we’d expect to see sales taking longer to complete during the summer months, as buyers and sellers are on holiday. It is alarming however, that the number of sales being made to first time buyers is steadily falling,’ said Mark Hayward, NAEA managing director. ‘Having said that, the fact that there is more housing coming on to the market means that hopefully over the next few months we’ll see activity in the market increasing and more sales completing, to respond to the growing army of house hunters we’ve seen emerging over the last few months,’ he pointed out. ‘The truth of the matter is though, there simply aren’t enough houses to meet growing demand, and until we see more physical bricks and mortar, there may be no hope in solving the housing crisis,’ he explained. ‘It’s also alarming that the number of sales being made to first time buyers is steadily falling; with reports of house prices increasing and expectations of rising in the future, first time buyers will continue to be pushed out of the market,’ he added.

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

22nd August 2015

The office opening hours for the August bank holiday weekend are:

28th August 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
29th August 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
30th August CLOSED
31st August CLOSED
1st September 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

A competitive price and quality amenities are demanded by purchasers in London super prime market

17th August 2015

Propertywire reports, people buying the most expensive properties in the London are increasingly seeking the highest quality and amenities such as concierge services, secure parking, leisure facilities and price still matters. Also, after exceptionally strong price growth in the so-called golden postcodes such as Kensington and Chelsea, buyers are looking further afield for value in the super prime London real estate market. The market is still sensitive to the Stamp Duty changes introduced at the end of last year. Whilst he idea of a mansion tax has fallen from the political agenda, December’s increase in stamp duty for properties worth more than £1.1 million means the transaction tax on a £10 million property has risen to £1.1 million from £700,000, a difference equivalent to 4% of the sale price.

3 for the price of 1

13th August 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Kirkside, 17 Church Road, Wilmcote, Stratford upon Avon,CV37 9UX
GUIDE PRICE £945,000



Our latest instruction offers 3 properties for the price of 1. A splendid and recently renovated grade II listed three bedroom attached stone house, a self contained grade II listed one bedroom attached cottage and a detached lodge both with planning consent for holiday let and set within glorious mature gardens.

For more information on Kirkside or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

LET, LET, LET

6th August 2015
Stephen Parry & Company let Shepherds Fold to a corporate tenant

Today we completed the letting of Shepherds Fold, Dunchurch at a rent of £2,000 pcm on a 12 month tenancy.

Should you be considering letting or renting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Life just gets better at The Maltings

5th August 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 18 Finings Court, The Maltings, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5FG
GUIDE PRICE £315,000



After selling 12 Finings Court in 7 days Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to launch 18 Finings Court. Designed by local architect, Brian Bassett, this award winning development is positioned 0.2 miles north of the town centre on the site of the former Leamington Spa brewery. The Maltings is a renowned and sought after development set around a series of three court yards comprising apartments and town houses with the houses having been converted from the original brewery building. 18 Finings Court is a two bedroom ground floor apartment and has the added benefit of a sun terrace and carport.

For more information on 18 Finings Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Central London prime property market set to be subdued into the autumn

3rd August 2015

Propertywire reports, subdued activity levels in the prime central London property market are likely to continue until the autumn as buyers and sellers digest recent tax changes, a new analysis suggests. Annual growth was flat at 2%, down from 7.9% in July 2014, according to the latest prime central index. London sales index from real estate. Furthermore, while total sales volumes in England and Wales fell 11%, the number of £2 million plus deals in London was down by 25% in the first quarter of 2015.

Preparing for the September market

29th July 2015
Beverley Jeavons and Lilly Broujerdi are here to help you prepare your property for marketing

We are currently preparing several properties for launch after the summer holidays in September ready for the early autumn market. Beverley Jeavons and Lilly Brojerdi are available to talk through the process of marketing your property. Should you be considering selling or letting your property please contact Beverley Jeavons or Lilly Broujerdi on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or beverley.jeavons@stephenparry.co.uk or lilly.broujerdi@stephen.parry.co.uk

Housing demand in UK reaches 11 year high

27th July 2015

Propertywire reports, the housing demand in the UK has reached an 11 year high with the number of housing hunters registering with estate agents reaching almost 430 per branch at a time when fewer homes go on sale. The number of house hunters registered per branch of members of the National Association of Estate Agents reached 439 in June, the highest since August 2004, and sales to first time buyers fell. This is 15% more than in May when 383 house hunters were registered per branch and it comes at a time when supply of housing stock fell from 46 in May to just 44 houses available per branch, widening the growing gap between supply and demand. ‘What we’re seeing is a market that lulled over the general election period, coming back to life in full force,’ said Mark Hayward, managing director of the NAEA. ‘Buyers are feeling more confident and those who put their plans on hold over the election and political aftermath have kicked off their hunt, causing this massive jump in demand. There’s also an impetus to buy right now in light of the impending interest rate rise as buyers fight to buy and fix mortgage rates. But the fact that demand is at an eleven year high without the housing stock to fuel it, is bad news for the market,’ he added. The monthly NAEA report also shows that as the gap between supply and demand widened in May, activity remained consistent, with nine sales made on average per branch for the second month running. However, the number of sales made to first time buyers declined in June, with the group accounting for just 24% of sales, compared to 29% in May. ‘Although activity is still slow, it’s very promising to see that the surge in demand and dip in supply hasn’t caused activity to halt, and houses are still being sold. However, the growing gap between supply and demand is worrying and clearly demonstrates that more needs to be done to plug this. The election was full of promises to build more houses, but now those promises need to be put into bricks and mortar to respond to demand,’ Hayward explained.

Under offer in 7 days!

13th July 2015
The property market remains strong as we enter the summer holiday period

The property market remains strong as we enter the summer holiday period. 12 Finings Court was placed on the market 7 days ago with a total of 7 viewings being generated and a sale being agreed in excess of the guide price of £345,000, a record price for a 3 bedroom apartment at The Maltings.

If you would like advice on any property related matter please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The perfect package?

9th July 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Oakhouse Farm, Old Warwick Road, Little Shrewley, CV35 7AX
GUIDE PRICE £1,595,000




Our latest instruction offers the total package of a fantastic 5 bedroom house, 3.5 acres of land with stable and workshop. The property has been renovated to a very high standard and offers versatile and flexible living accomodation.

For more information on Oakhouse Farm or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Over 36% of UK property sales fall through before completion

7th July 2015

Propertywire reports, more than one in three house sales in the second quarter of 2015 in the UK failed to reach completion, according to new data, with the most common reason a change of mind. Figures indicate a house sale fall through rate of 36.34%, a rise of over 13.5% from the reported 22.76% rate in the first quarter of the year, according to research from Quick Move Now. The figures over a six month period show it was 24.77% at the end of the first quarter but increased to 28.44% at the end of the second quarter of 2015. ‘As the property market becomes more buoyant and an increasing number of properties become available, both sides of a property sale feel they have options if the sale is not progressing as quickly or as well as they had hoped,’ said Danny Luke, business manager at Quick Move Now. ‘Buyers are less likely to move forward with a purchase if the survey brings up surprises, and sellers are less willing to drop the price in a renegotiation, confident that they’ll be able to find another buyer fairly easily,’ he added. The firm looked at the reasoning behind the fall through rate and found that across the last six months some 22% of home sales that fell through did so as a result of the buyer changing their mind, 16% as a result of the buyer being refused lending, 13% due to slow sale progress and a further 13 % due to a higher offer coming in. Some 8.7% of the house sales that failed to reach completion did so after the buyer attempted to renegotiate, 6 % fell foul to issues that were highlighted during a survey, 5.8% failed to successfully complete due to a change in the buyer’s circumstances, and a further 5.8% fell through due to a chain breakdown. It also found that 4% failed to complete because the buyer decided to buy a different property, 3% broke down due to lease issues and the remaining 3% failed to complete as a result of legal complications. Quick Move Now buys and sells hundreds of properties each year and the fall through statistics are calculated monthly, quarterly and using a six month average.

Are you looking to downsize?

5th July 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 12 Finings Court, The Maltings, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5FG
GUIDE PRICE £345,000



Our latest instruction is an ideal property to move to if you are looking to down size and live within walking distance of the town centre. Designed by local architect, Brian Bassett, this award winning development is positioned 0.2 miles north of the town centre on the site of the former Leamington Spa brewery. The Maltings is a renowned and sought after development set around a series of three court yards comprising apartments and town houses with the houses having been converted from the original brewery building. 12 Finings Court offers well proportioned 2/3 bedroom accommodation and has been refurbished by the current owner and fitted with a John Lewis kitchen.

For more information on 12 Finings Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

HOT, HOT, HOT

1st July 2015

Its not just the weather that is at an all time high and hot, the property market is at an all time high as well with record sales and new instructions coming to the market.

If you are considering selling, letting, renting or buying a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

READY TO RETIRE?

27th June 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 16 AVON COURT, KENILWORTH ROAD, ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6JH
PRICE ON APPLICATION



A 1 bedroom first floor retirement apartment for the over 55`s situated within delightful communal gardens and within walking distance of Royal Leamington Spa town centre.

For more information on 16 Avon Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Best in Class

22nd June 2015

We are constantly being told by people who have properties to sell that we would not be interested in selling their property as we only sell ‘big’ and ‘expensive’ properties. This is not true. We want to sell all types of properties that are `best in class`. So if you are selling a 1 bedroom apartment, a farm or an estate, we want to be involved.

Please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk to arrange your free market appraisal.

A HIDDEN GEM!

18th JUNE 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 2 Mill Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1BE
GUIDE PRICE £1,295,000



Our latest instruction is an outstanding 5 bedroom detached house constructed in 2011 situated in a secluded location in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa with a rear garden providing access to Jephson Gardens.

For more information on 2 Mill Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

15th June 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 95 Rugby Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6DH
GUIDE PRICE £475,000


Our latest instruction is a desirable 3 bedroom period terraced town house situated within the highly regarded north Leamington Spa location of Milverton.

For more information on 95 Rugby Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

The signs of success

10th June 2015
Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to announce a record month


This month Stephen Parry & Company celebrate our first 18 months of trading and we are delighted to announce that June 2015 has been our record month to date in terms of new instructions coming to the market and properties put under offer.

If you would like advice on any property related matter please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Lilly Broujerdi joins Stephen Parry & Company

9th June 2015

We are delighted to announce Lilly Broujerdi has joined Stephen Parry & Company this month.

As a boutique estate agency the service we provide to our clients is paramount. Lilly joins Stephen Parry & Company after working within the art sector selling paintings, sculptures and collating art exhibitions. Lilly`s attention to detail allows us to strengthen the personal and bespoke service that we offer to our clients. Lilly is able to assist vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants with their property requirements.

Please contact Lilly Broujerdi on +44 (0) 1926 883311

LETS PARTY!

3rd June 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – The Penthouse, 23 Crimscote Square, Hatton Park, Warwick, CV35 7TS
GUIDE PRICE £450,000



Our latest instruction is one of Warwickshire`s most sought after Penthouse conversions occupying the top floor of a Grade II listed building with outstanding views towards Warwick and being the perfect party pad! The Penthouse has been completely modernised and provides open plan contemporary accommodation.

For more information on The Penthouse or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

COUNTRY LIFE

1st June 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Number Six, Stareton, Kenilworth, CV8 2LL
GUIDE PRICE £895,000



Our latest instruction is picturesque detached cottage with an outbuilding situated in delightful cottage gardens in the sought after hamlet of Stareton.

For more information on Number Six or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Leamington Spa & Warwick Living Magazine

28th May 2015

Stephen Parry & Company are featured in the May/June edition of Leamington Spa & Warwick Living. Please pop into our office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW for your free complimentary copy.

Dubai sees property sales plummet compared to a year ago

24th May 2015

Propertywire reports, the sales market in Dubai is slowing with the latest figures from the Land Department showing that they halved last month compared with a year earlier. Transactions fell 51.8% in April compared with the same month in 2014 and the total value was DH35.3 billion, down 37.1% year on year. According to the industry sales have been falling steadily since the end of last year after the Dubai government introduced tough new mortgage caps and higher transaction fees in an attempt to slow what had been one of the fastest rising housing markets in the world.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

19th May 2015

The office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:

22nd May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
23rd May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
24th May CLOSED
25th May CLOSED
26th May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

House prices rises last month

14 May 2015 For discussion
General election uncertainty saw new instructions fall and house prices rise in all parts of the UK in April.

Simon Rubinsohn Chief Economist for the RICS reports, house prices were driven up again in April as the data showed the third consecutive monthly decline in supply with new instructions falling at their fastest rate since May 2009, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey. While 33% more surveyors saw prices rise in April, the highest reading since last summer, new instructions slipped to a net balance of -21% – the eighth consecutive drop in the last nine months. Moreover, the flow of second hand stock onto the market dropped in most parts of the country. Alongside this, for the first time since August 2014, respondents reported an increase in prices in every area of the UK due to the shift in tone in the London market, where 28% more respondents saw prices rise (compared with 6% more surveyors in March who saw house prices fall). Near term member expectations for prices and sales continue to point to relatively modest gains, but 72% of members expect prices to rise over the course of the next twelve months. Meanwhile, in the lettings sector, there is no slowing in the growth of tenant demand, which is helping to underpin higher expectations for rents. Although anecdotal evidence suggests that these trends may have in part been a result of uncertainty ahead of the election, they are also reflective of deeper underlying problems. The downward trend in owner-occupation rates across the country is a visible sign that affordability constraints bite ever deeper, as does the squeeze on household budgets from higher rents

Post election reaction

11th May 2015
UK property market set for further growth due to stable election result

Propertywire reports, house prices in the UK, especially the prime property market in London, are set to rise on the back of the Conservative win at the general election, according to property experts. London is likely to see sales surge as people who put off buying, particularly overseas buyers, now go ahead and make a decision with the possibility of a mansion tax evaporated. Propertywire believes that confidence will return quickly and it is likely that there will be a significant late spring bounce in activity as those who have held back start to act. London has established itself around the world as a safe and thriving place to invest and increased confidence will once again be restored and with that see the return of overseas investors. It has felt like the market was becalmed and now will steam ahead once again, with London prices that have been subdued steadily rising throughout the second half of the year. The advice to those who have been thinking about selling, but awaiting political certainty, is to make a move now and beat the rush. The market has been challenged most recently by a lack of stock, but this is likely to change quite swiftly now, creating more competition for vendors. Take advantage whilst conditions are most favourable.

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to be supporting Warwickshire Open Studios

8th May 2015
Warwickshire Open Studios 27th June – 12th July 2015


Warwickshire Open Studios is on the 27th June to 12th July 2015. Warwickshire Open Studios is an art exhibition around every corner – and it’s all free! Hundreds of artist’s studios and lovely homes in Coventry and Warwickshire open their doors and invite you to discover affordable unique art for your house and garden. It’s a friendly and relaxed way to meet people who can help you make your home your own.
Visit our website www.warwickshireopenstudios.org or pick up the free brochure from our office to plan a shopping trip with a difference!

Holiday at Home?

8th May 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Tiddington House, 18 Main Street, Tiddington, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7AZ
GUIDE PRICE £595,000



Our latest instruction has been rented out as a holiday home and is a Grade II Listed detached period property, built around 1824, which has been beautifully restored whilst retaining many original features which are complemented by a contemporary finish. The property has 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms (master with en suite), family bathroom and a south facing rear garden.

For more information on Tiddington House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

British prime farm land values continue to rise, but at a much slower pace

5th May 2015

Propertywire reports, farm land values in Great Britain increased by 0.5% to £9,900 per acre, much slower than previous quarters in recent years, the latest available data shows. Quarter one growth was principally concentrated in the southern regions of England and in the East Midlands, where quality farms and estates dominated the market. Average prime arable farmland growth in these regions was 0.4% in the South East, 3.5% in the South West and 0.6% in the East Midlands. All other regions recorded zero growth and the data also shows that values continue to be highest in the East of the country. Overall just over 15,250 acres of farmland were publicly marketed across Great Britain during the first quarter of 2015, a 9% rise, amounting to 1,320 acres, on the same period of 2014.

Speed Into Spring

2nd May 2015
Speed into Spring is the first meeting of the year at Shelsley Walsh.

Saturday 2nd May to Sunday 3rd May is the first meeting of 2015 at Shelsley Walsh. Saturday is Practice Day giving all competitors the chance to refresh their memories of the hill, with the Sunday being the Event Day. Each day starts at about 9.15am with the event finishing around 5.30pm, dependent on the conduct of the event.

For more information contact:

Midland Automobile Club
Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb
Shelsley Walsh
Worcestershire
WR6 6RP

Tel: 01886 812 211

A view of the square

1st May 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 9 Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QJ
GUIDE PRICE £1,100,000



Our latest instruction is a double fronted Grade II listed 5 storey Regency town house with views over Clarendon Square and benefiting from a basement with separate access.

For more information on 9 Clarendon Square or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

FUNK WITH SOUL

30th April 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 7 Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QJ
GUIDE PRICE £850,000



Our latest instruction is a Grade II listed 5 storey Regency town house dating back to circa 1840 benefiting from a basement with separate access and situated in one of Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after squares.

For more information on 7 Clarendon Square or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

27th April 2015

Our office opening hours for the May bank holiday weekend are:
1st May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
2nd May 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
3rd May CLOSED
4th May CLOSED
5th May 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Cornwall is top spot for holiday homes in England and Wales

Friday, 24 April 2015

Propertywire reports, some 165,000 people in England and Wales have holiday homes with Cornwall the most popular location for this type of second property, new research shows. Indeed, the county in the south west of England has over 10,000 holiday properties, according to a new analysis from Direct Line’s SELECT Premier Insurance. That means Cornwall has 6% of the nation’s holiday homes and according to estate agents its 300 mile coastline makes it the top holiday home hotspot. In second place is Gwynedd in Wales with 7,784 or 4.7% of holiday homes with its proximity to Snowdonia National Park adding to its attraction, followed by North Norfolk with its sandy beaches and salt marshes, which has 4,842 or 2.9% of holiday homes. South Lakeland with 4,684 holiday homes, East Lindsey with 4,472, Pembrokeshire with 4,310, the East Rising of Yorkshire with 4,059, South Hams with 3,738, Scarborough with 3,687 and Kings’ Lynn and West Norfolk with 3,539 complete the top 10. Across England and Wales there are almost 1.6 million people who have a second property in a different area to where they live permanently and 11% of these are used as holiday homes with the remainder being used for purposes such as work, or accommodation for student children.

Buyers and sellers not put off by the forthcoming election

21st April 2015
The UK property market remains buoyant

Propertywire reports, the UK property market has seen a surge in buyer and seller activity despite reports of election uncertainty with average prices up 0.9% month on month, latest index shows. It takes the average price in March to £206,726, the highest on record and prices are up 5.6% annually. New buyer demand increased 22% month on month and sellers are not being put off by the election with homes for sale up 27%. The data also shows that London property prices have moved out of negative territory, increasing 0.3% annually and 6.7% on the month after falling in February. This takes the average price in the city to £492,119.

Good Housekeeping has publish an article called `The 10 things you’ll only get if you live in the Cotswolds`

15th April 2016
Funny? True? or both?

1. Range Rovers rule the roads When it comes to small and winding country roads, it’s a general irony that the bigger the car the better – if you drive anything smaller than a 4×4 you better be prepared to make way.

2. When you go for a Sunday roast – you’re more than likely to bump into a member of Take That Celebrities are creatures of habit and like to stick together, making some Cotswold pubs hotspots for famous faces. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Kate Moss, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jason Donovan all have the same East-Cotswolds hangouts. You find yourself questioning anyone in over-sized sunglasses and a sports car.

3. Mustard coloured men’s trousers are always on trend Well…nothing accompanies tweed better than a pair of loud corduroy trousers.

4. Pothole dodging is an art Country roads are notorious for being bumpy, potholed and often covered in the ripe produce of the local farmer’s herd. Driving is like a less-catastrophic game of Minesweeper where the looser gets a creaky suspension, windscreen chip or a pebble-dashed bumper. Mind you – this is still no reason to insist on buying a Range Rover.

5.…the same goes for animals Whether it’s cows, horses, rabbits, deer or some over-confident ducks, a queue of traffic is often the result of runaway livestock.

6.…oh and tractors It’s a definite fact that every time you’re running late you will get stuck behind a tractor, there will be nowhere to overtake on the bends and it will be carrying a fresh batch of manure.

7. If you have children under the age of 18, you will be playing taxi at the weekends With at least a ten minute drive between each town or village and no public transport after 5pm, you can be sure that your teenagers will be asking for lifts on Friday and Saturday nights. The phrase ‘Isn’t it one of the other parent’s turns?’ might just become one of your regulars – second only to ‘I did it last week – ask your father.’

8. You feel constantly sorry for the men who repair dry stone walls As quaint and rustic as they look, the traditional Cotswold dry stone walls are always littered with collapsed dents. You get used to passing disgruntled workmen rebuilding the same part of wall for the third time that month, dreaming of cement.

9. Tourists, tourists, tourists The home of afternoon tea and quintessential English villages, the Cotswolds are always popular with tourists – your house may well be featured in someone’s postcard-perfect moments.

10. People always say ‘Oh, what a beautiful area!’
Whenever you tell other people that you live in the Cotswolds, there are a few standard replies – either ‘Oh, how lovely!’, ‘Do you live near any celebrities?’ or, if they are more of a city person, ‘But what on earth do you do on weekends??

TESTIMONAL

10th April 2015
We are passionate about the service we provide

“Many thanks to Stephen and his team. From start to finish they were the consummate professionals. Anybody thinking of selling their home would be hard pressed to find any estate agent more dedicated than them. 5* recommendation!!”

Kevin Clake
65a Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon, Cv37 7AE

Should you be considering selling or letting a property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Did you know?

5th April 2015
The average UK home changes hands every 23 years, new research shows

Propertwire reports, the average home in the UK changes hands every 23 years and while this may not seem very often it is almost three times longer than in the 1980s, new research shows.

The low housing turnover is driven by people buying their first homes later, a larger private rented sector and the baby boomer ‘hoarding effect’, according to the annual report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association(IMLA).

HAPPY EASTER FROM STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

31st March 2015
Easter opening hours

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Our office opening hours for the Easter bank holiday weekend are:

2nd April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
3rd April CLOSED
4th April 9:00 am – 4:00pm
5th April CLOSED
6th april CLOSED
7th April 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

Warwick office block sells for record Midlands yield

17th March 2015
Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust has bought the Iceni Centre office complex in Warwick from Praxis Holdings for £16.1m.

Propertyweek reports, the deal reflects a sub-7% yield, which is believed to be a post-crash record for the Midlands. Praxis acquired the building in May 2013. The Iceni Centre comprises 75,270 sq ft of office space over three floors with 392 parking spaces. It is the main building in the Technology Park, with tenants including Alliance Medical, Rolls Royce and Siemens. Praxis secured a letting to Siemens of the remaining vacant space on the second floor of the building in December 2014 at a rent of £17/ sq ft – a new record rent for the market and Warwickshire’s biggest deal over the past two years. Other occupiers in the park include The National Grid, McKesson, Accenture, Co-Op, and Arqiva. Gabriel McLaughlin, director and head of asset management at Praxis, said: “We are pleased to have completed the sale of the Iceni Building at a price that reflects a significant outperformance of our original business plan, two years earlier than forecast. “We actively managed the asset over an 18-month investment, refurbishment and re-tenanting period during which our focus was to strengthen tenant line up, re-brand the asset, let the vacant space and then exit into a healthier investment market. This is in line with our ongoing investment strategy.”

Coventry University purchase signals £125m expansion

13th March 2015
Coventry University has bought four buildings from the city council with plans for a £125m redevelopment which will see the institution expand by up to 375,000 sq ft.

Propertyweek reports, the plans were announced at Mipim this week and are described as the “largest and most significant” development of Coventry University since it was founded. Coventry City Council currently occupies the buildings which sit on a 4.3-acre site between Little Park Street and Much Park Street. The redevelopment will take place in 2017, when the council moves to new offices at the city’s Friargate project, and could include new university headquarters, an international student centre, a research hotel and a business incubation unit. Coventry University vice chancellor John Latham said: “This is a major city centre site, which presents Coventry City Council and Coventry University a once-in-a-generation opportunity not only to allow the university to fulfil its potential, but also to make a significant improvement to the city centre. “The development of Friargate and the council’s decision to move to it, will allow us to add some key new buildings linking to our current footprint which in turn will allow us to make improvements to the rest of our campus and increase our already extensive integration with business.” Ann Lucas, leader of Coventry City Council, said: “This is a key site and as a local authority we have to be totally comfortable with the way it is developed and to ensure that it brings a financial return for the city.”

SPACIOUS SINGLE STOREY LIVING

12th March 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – The Nook, 21a Fernhill Drive, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4JX
GUIDE PRICE £495,000



Our latest instruction is a deceptive 3 bedroom detached bungalow situated within walking distance of Leamington Spa`s town centre and Newbold common. The accommodation comprises Entrance porch * Reception hall * Dining room * Sitting room * Conservatory * 3 bedrooms * Bathroom * front and rear gardens * Double garage * Double glazing * Gas fired central heating * No chain

For more information on 21a Fernhill Drive or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Royal Leamington Spa is named as the ‘third best place to live in the UK’ by The Times

9th March 2015

The Times has named Royal Leamington Spa as the `third best place to live in the UK`, only behind Bath in Somerset and Bakewell in Derbyshire in its 30-strong list of the best towns and cities to live in the UK.

The article states Leamington’s “white Regency terraces” which “make for roomy family homes” as a reason why the town is “so great” and states that it is “one of the most expensive places to live per sq m according to Halifax” and that “families also rate its schools, shops, parks and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside”.

Thank you

2nd March 2015

Today we received a `Thank You` card and a bottle of Languedoc from a previous client who we recently provided a market appraisal for on their property.

“Dear Stephen, It was so lovely to see you again on Friday 20th February and so very kind of you to give us your professional opinion on our home. We value your opinion and even more the time you spent with us, thank you so very much. Take good care, our very best wishes Michael and Beryl Bagley”

If you are considering selling or renting a property and would like a free market appraisal of your property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311

Marvellous Malvran

25th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Malvran 56480 St. Aignan, Brittany, France
PRICE ON APPLICATION



Our latest instruction is a stunning character stone property close to the lac de Guerledan comprising a spacious two bedroom cottage and three bedroom gite. Situated in landscaped grounds of approximately 2.5 acres to include pool, pump room and games room.

For more information on Malvran or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Barratt reveals whopping 75% profit leap in first half

25th February 2015
Housebuilder Barratt Developments posted a 75% leap in pretax profit £210.2m in the six months to end-December, as revenue rose to £1.58bn, from £1.26bn.

Propertweek reports, Barratt’s reported higher operating margins and return on capital employed, and hiked its returns to shareholders. It raised its interim dividend by half to 4.8p, from 3.2p, and said it plans to return 97p a share to shareholders over the three years to November 2017. The interim dividend marks the second payment under that plan. Barratt chief executive Mark Clare said: “Housing completions were up over 12% during our first half and are running at the highest level for six years, supporting over 12,000 suppliers and subcontractor companies. Over the next six months we plan to open a further 90 sites (including joint ventures) that will deliver another 13,500 new homes over their lifetime.” Total completions in the half year rose to 6,971 homes, from 6,195 a year earlier, while its total average selling price rose 8.5% to £229,200. Barratt said its second half has also got off to a strong start, with forward sales including joint ventures at £2.28bn on February 22, up 17.5% from £1.94bn at the same stage in 2014. The house builder reported net private reservations per week over the last eight weeks stood at 279, down slightly from 285 a year earlier. “First time buyers have continued to return to the market and the number of first time buyer completions has reached a seven year high. The market has been supported by improved mortgage lending conditions leading to an expansion of mortgage products and more competitive rates for borrowers,” said Clare. Barratt also continued to invest in land. At the end of December, it had 68,947 plots, up from 62,644 a year earlier.

Situated in one of Stratford upon Avons most sought after villages

24th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – River House, Church Close, Alveston, CV37 7GQ
GUIDE PRICE £1,125,000



Our latest instruction is a 5 bedroom detached house of approximately 263 sq m (2,831 sq ft) with triple garage constructed by Banner Homes and situated in the highly desirable village of Alveston in a plot of approximately 1 acre.

For more information on River House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Another perspective of Rocky Lane Lodge

20th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Rocky Lane Lodge, Rocky Lane, Ashow, CV8 2LB. GUIDE PRICE £650,000



We have had aerial photographs taken of Rocky Lane Lodge to give you a different perspective and show the surrounding countryside.

For more information on Rocky Lane Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 88 33 11

Under starters orders!

19th February 2015



Don’t forget race retro and the auction at race retro by Silverstone Auctions, this weekend at Stoneleigh Park.

Happy Chinese New Year

19th February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year from all at Stephen Parry & Company

Luxury living at Leamingtons latest new development

15th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Villers House, Clarendon Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5PR
GUIDE PRICE £300,000

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A brand new second floor 2 bedroom apartment situated at the top of the Parade in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa. The apartment is finished to a high standard and includes a lift to all floors, contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances and elegant bathroom suites.

For more information on Villers House please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Art in the Park

11th February 2015
Art in the Park is back this summer in Royal Leamington Spa

Come and enjoy a weekend of Art, Creativity and Fun in Jephson Gardens, Royal Leamington Spa. Watch artists wield their brushes, ceramicists throw their clay and wood turned and whittled. Take part in Art and Craft demonstrations and activities, enjoy music, spontaneous theatre and dance. Take a break, have tea and cake and purchase an original art piece to take home.

Saturday 1st August 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 2nd August 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

9th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Lluesty Village, Old Chester Road, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 7SA.
PRICE ON APPLICATION

Lluesty Village is an opportunity to acquire a site of approximately 3 acres with detailed planning permission and listed building consent for 47 dwellings on part of the former LLuesty Hospital site. The site will comprise of 25 apartments and 22 houses, with a total floor area of approximately 53,000 sq ft.

For more information on Lluesty Village please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

9th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONDRAYTON HOUSE, DRAYTON ROAD, SOLIHULL, B90 4NA
GUIDE PRICE £2,400,000

Our latest instruction Drayton House is a 21,112 sq ft freehold 4 storey commercial office building with an additional single storey office to the rear. The third floor has a canteen and kitchen facilities. The property has a 10 person lift and parking for 118 cars.

The property is let on a full repairing and insuring lease to Britvic Soft Drinks Limited for 35 years from 29th September 1984 (expires 2019) with no provision for break clauses.

The gross annual rent is £268,000 per annum.

For more information on Drayton House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Leamington Spa in 1958

7th February 2015
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Register now for properties that are coming to the market this spring

7th February

We are currently preparing several properties ready to launch in the spring. Have you registered your buying or renting requirements with us so that we can inform you of these new instructions as soon as they come to the market? To register please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Estate Agents under pressure

6th February 2015
Estate agents under more pressure to sell in some parts of the UK, it is claimed

Propertywire reports, Estate agents in some parts of the country are facing increased pressure from vendors over the length of time it is taking to sell property, according to new research. According to Part Exchange Register, agents are under increased pressure in areas were the sales process is much slower and are at a higher risk of losing their vendors to another agent. The research points out that there are enormous regional variations in the country’s housing market. It can take up to three months longer to sell a home in some parts of the UK than others, with certain areas taking ‘more than a year’ to find a buyer. In fact, Wales and the North West dominate Rightmove’s list of the most difficult places to sell a home. Of the bottom 10, three are in Wales, namely Powys, Gwynedd and Conwy, and four are in the North West, Sefton, Fylde, Rochdale and Allerdale, as well as Workington in Cumbria. Properties sell the quickest in the university town of Cambridge than they do anywhere else in the country, typically taking just 27 days to find a buyer, compared to a national average of 65 days.

UK house prices up 2% in first month of 2015

5th February 2015

House prices in the UK increased by 2% between December and January, the biggest rise for January since 2009, according to the latest property index figures. The data from the Halifax also shows that in the three months from November to January prices were 1.9% higher than in the previous three months and the quarterly rate of change increased for the first time since July 2014.

Outstanding!

4th February 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 7 Binswood Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5ES
GUIDE PRICE £795,000

Our latest instruction is an outstanding 5 bedroom Grade II listed 4 storey Regency town house dating back to circa 1832 benifiting from a coach house and situated in one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most prestigious tree lined avenues.

For more information on 7 Binswood Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Brilliance in Brittany

28th January 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 56300 Kergrist, Bretagne, Brittany, France
GUIDE PRICE £500,000



Our latest instruction is a fully renovated house and two cottages set in approximately 1 acre on the edge of the village of Kergrist, Brittany approximately 7 kms north of Pontivy and approximately 10 kms from the renowned Lac de Guerledan, being an established tourist attraction.

This is more than simply a business, it’s a lifestyle! Start a new life in Brittany in these stunning properties providing an income as well as a lovely home. A grand old “Maison de Maitre” currently let as a holiday property, plus a converted barn as the owners home, as well as a cottage for renovation to provide further accommodation if required. Both the main house and one of the cottages have been sympathetically restored and retain many original features.

These charming properties have been the current owners home and business for the past 13 years with a successful letting history. The business potential could be enhanced by the addition of further bedrooms on the third floor of the letting house, completion of the un renovated cottage and even the addition of a swimming pool and tennis court.

RENTAL INCOME
On average the holiday house is let for 20 weeks of the year, this is as much by choice as market lead. It remains open all year round but the owners refrain from accepting bookings if family and friends want to stay, or if there is maintenance work to do.

For more information on Kergrist, Pontivy or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Worth fighting for?

19th January 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Rocky Lane Lodge, Rocky Lane, Ashow, CV8 2LB
GUIDE PRICE £650,000



Our latest instruction is a detached sandstone lodge, formerly a game keeper’s lodge, situated in an attractive location with delightful views across open countryside and the Stoneleigh Abbey Estate. The property is approached via a no-through lane to a plot of approximately 1.3 acres and has a variety of outbuildings including stables, open store, manage and paddock adjoining the Stoneleigh Estate. There is also a Grade II Listed stone bridge adjacent to Rocky Lane Lodge leading to Thickthorn Woods.

For more information on Rocky Lane Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 88 33 11

Acquisition of Leinster Square

15th January 2015
Stephen Parry & Company appointed as acquisition agents

Stephen Parry & Company have been appointed the agents to acquire two freehold town houses in Leinster Square, Notting Hill, London.

For more information on the acquisition services provided by Stephen Parry & Company please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 88 33 11

Do the best things come in small packages?

6th January 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 11 Upper Cape, Warwick, CV34 5DS
GUIDE PRICE £235,000

Our latest instruction is a truly special, recently renovated double fronted 2 bedroom semi detached period house situated within walking distance of Warwick town centre.

For more information on 11 Upper Cape or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 88 33 11

What are the predictions for the UK residential property market in 2015?

5th January 2015
Is now the time to make a move?

Happy New Year and welcome to the usual confusion over what is likely to happen in the coming 12 months as far as the UK residential property market is concerned. Prices up, prices, down, a mansion tax, the general election, interest rates, this story has got it all. The good news is that most experts are predicting that house prices will rise in 2015, albeit much slower than in 2014, with forecasts ranging from 3% to 5%. But there are a few big hitting events that might affect that, namely the general election in May and interest rate rises.
Regarding the general election it all depends who wins or, as is most likely, what collation combination emerges. The Labour Party has recently confirmed that it will introduce a Mansion Tax if it wins power so expert commentary that the December changes to Stamp Duty would negate such a move will be unfounded if Labour wins.
Less clear cut is interest rate rises. It had long been predicted that a small rise, a half to a quarter of a percent, was going to be introduced before the end of 2014 but that never happened. Then it was going to be early 2015 but that is now looking unlikely. With property set to be high on the agenda for the general election it is now looking like this could be postponed until after the May vote. Interest rates have the potential to have a huge impact if polls on what it means for home owners are to be believed. Several, which we reported, said that many home owners with a mortgage will struggle to cope with a 1% rise and a 3% rise would be devastating. But a 3% rise isn’t on the cards. No one really believes that the Bank of England would suddenly impose such a rise and 0.25% is the most likely opener with perhaps another 0.25% by the end of the year. But the impact shouldn’t be ignored. The hugely successful Help to Buy schemes won’t last forever and first time buyers will still struggle to get a deposit for their first home. Along with the fact that wages are generally not keeping up with inflation, all this points to the Bank being cautious in terms of interest rate rises in 2015.
But what if house prices don’t rise in 2015? Don’t be silly you might think. But one independent forecaster is actually predicting that house prices across the UK will fall in 2015. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) is set to warn prices will slip by 0.6% during 2015 and in London by 8%.
With prices in London having risen by almost 20% in just 12 months, even with the drops seen towards the end of 2014 and the 8%, then home owners will still have seen a rise of over 6% in two years, not bad going! And it will make it easier for first time buyers in London to access the housing ladder. But it is a different matter for other parts of the country, particularly the north of England, Northern Ireland and Wales where prices have not risen spectacularly. It must be remembered that the current year on year rise of around 8% is largely due to soaring prices in London. The change in stamp duty is expected to boost transaction activity in nearly all regions, but this alone is unlikely to entirely offset other factors weighing on the market. With this in mind, then the interest rate rise that will have to come at some point in 2015 could well have more impact that some might expect. So it will be an interesting year for the rise and fall of the UK property market.

Elevated excellence

2nd January 2015
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Barrons Lodge, Hareway Lane, Barford, CV35 8DB
GUIDE PRICE £775,000



An elevated four bedroom detached house situated in the highly regarded village of Barford offering flexible and versatile family accommodation that comprises Entrance hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Dining room * Conservatory * Kitchen/Breakfast room * Rear lobby * First floor landing * 4 bedrooms * Shower room * Front and rear garden * Garage

For more information on Barrons Lodge or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

1st January 2015

Stephen Parry & Company would like to wish all of our past, present and future clients a very Happy New Year. Should you be considering selling, buying, renting or letting a property in 2015 please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 883 311

As good as it gets!

19th December 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 39 Beauchamp Avenue, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5TD
GUIDE PRICE £1,950,000



Our latest instruction is a substantial 7 bedroom detached Grade II Listed Regency villa of 6,141 sq ft that has been renovated to the highest standards, with a coach house and situated behind a private carriage driveway in Royal Leamington Spa`s most sought after location.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Cloakroom * Drawing room * Dining room * Inner hallway* Kitchen/breakfast room/family room * Utility room * First floor landing * 5 Bedrooms (Principal bedroom with en suite) * Principal bathroom * Second floor suite with 2 further bedrooms and kitchen * Converted basement to include – Home cinema * Gym * Office * Front garden * Rear garden * Garden stores * Separate coach house located on Trinity Street

For more information on 39 Beauchamp Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

17th December 2014
We are 1 year old today!

Today we celebrated our first year in business and would like to say thank you to all of our clients, contacts and friends who have supported us over the last year.

Congratulations Tattiana!!

10th December 2014

Congratulations to Tattiana (pictured on the left) on passing all of the modules in her first term at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, where she is studying a degree in Real Estate. These modules include valuation and landscape management.

Is the property market slowing down?

9th December 2014

Is the property market slowing down? We launched Apartment 2, Radnor House, Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa on Thursday 28th November and in the first week of marketing we had 16 viewings, 5 offers and have agreed a sale above the guide price.

If you are considering marketing your property and would like a free market appraisal please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Act now to take advantage of the Christmas market and be ready for 2015

Talk to us today to make sure you are ready for 2015
8th December 2014

Rightmove reported today, just like in retail the property market springs back to life from Boxing Day onwards and the highest period of internet traffic on the Rightmove website is between 26th December and the first working day in January after the Christmas holidays. To make sure you are ready to take advantage of this large increase in activity of home-movers and because we advertise on Rightmove please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk to discuss how we can help you sell or find your new home for 2015.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

5th DECEMBER 2014
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS 2014/2015

Our office opening hours for the Christmas and New Year holidays are:

23rd December 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
24th December CLOSED
25th December CLOSED
26th December CLOSED
27th December CLOSED
28th December CLOSED
29th December 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
30th December CLOSED
31st December CLOSED
1st January CLOSED
2nd January 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
3rd January 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For out of office hours enquiries or emergencies please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0) 7783 583 418 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

CHANGE IN STAMP DUTY

4th December 2014

From today stamp duty taxes on property purchases will be reformed so they are calculated more like income taxes, with new rates payable only on the portion of the total value which falls within each band. As a result, 98 per cent of people in the UK who pay stamp duty will be better off. The radical shake-up means that someone buying a family home with a typical price tag of £275,000 will save £4,500 compared with the current rules, although those buying very high-end properties will see their bills increase. Anyone buying a home for less than £937,500 will either pay less stamp duty or the same amount under the new rules, the Treasury said. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), expects the overhaul to trigger a small upward creep in property prices and sales of homes worth up to the £937,500 tipping point, and a small decrease in prices and activity above this level. In London, 91 per cent of those paying the duty will be better off under the new rules.

For more information on the change in stamp duty please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883 311

Stephen Parry & Company secure offers at Barrons Cross, Leominster

29th November 2014

Stephen Parry & Company have secured offers on Barrons Cross Leominster, the site has a guide price of £18,000,000. Barrons Cross has outline planning permission for 425 dwellings, a community building, formation of a new vehicular access, bus gate, cycle and pedestrian links, recreational and open space landscaping, storm-water attenuation, foul water pumping station and associated works.

For further information on Barrons Cross or other residential development opportunities please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883 311

Contemporary living on Clarendon Square

28th November 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Apartment 3, Radnor House, Clarendon Square, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5QY
GUIDE PRICE £300,000



Our latest instruction is a contemporary 2 bedroom Grade II listed first floor apartment with west facing views and a balcony overlooking Clarendon Square and benefiting from off road parking.

For more information on Apartment 3 or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

UK property transactions up 3.2% month on month according to data from HMRC

14th November 2014

Propertywire reports, the number of seasonally adjusted property transactions in the UK increased by 3.2% in October and are up 4.3% compared to a year ago, according to the latest data published by HMRC.
The pattern since the beginning of 2013/2014 has been of a general month on month increase in transactions for the seasonally adjusted data until February 2014, then a gradual decrease followed by a flattening out of transaction numbers. The data also shows that August 2014 saw a peak for recent non-seasonally adjusted transactions, the highest level since November 2007. In October 2014, the number of non-adjusted transactions has risen compared with September 2014, for residential properties. However, the rise was smaller than in previous years, so the seasonally adjusted figure for October 2014 is lower than in the previous month but higher than in October 2013. The seasonally adjusted estimate of the number of non-residential property transactions increased by 0.1% between September 2014 and October 2014. This month’s figure is also 8.0% higher compared to the same month last year. Seasonally adjusted transactions of non-residential property have been fairly stable over the last year. Non-seasonally adjusted transactions had a large drop in the first two months of 2014, but increased sharply in March. There were also dips in May and August, with month on month growth since then. Meanwhile, the latest transaction data from the Land Registry shows that it completed over 1.5 million applications from its customers in October. This includes 1,464,352 applications by account customers, of which 382,966 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings), 662,153 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan, 205,537 were searches and 102,912 were transactions for value. The South East topped the table of regional applications with 349,858 and Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications with 23,528

Safra wraps up the Gherkin

10th November 2014

Propertyweek reports, the Safra Group is buying 30 St Mary Axe, otherwise known as The Gherkin, in the City of London, it has been confirmed. Deloitte, the administrator for the 591ft tall City of London building, and The Safra Group did not disclose the financial terms, but the deal is thought to be worth in excess of £710m. The Lord Norman Foster-designed skyscraper – the City’s second-tallest – comprises around 538,213 sq ft of office space. Swiss Re and Kirkland & Ellis are the largest tenants. Safra Group said the acquisition was consistent with its real estate strategy of investing in properties that were “truly special – at the best locations within great cities”. “While only ten years old, this building is already a London icon that is distinguished from others in the market, with excellent value growth potential. We intend to make the building even better and more desirable through active ownership that will lead to a range of enhancements that will benefit tenants,” the company said.

THE TOTAL PACKAGE

5th November 2014
Our latest 52 Binswood Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV32 5RX
GUIDE PRICE £1,950,000



A 6 bedroom semi-detached Regency town house with converted basement and a separate annexe located in one of Royal Leamington Spas most sought after roads.

Accommodation
Reception hall * Drawing room * Dining room * Sitting room * Kitchen/breakfast room * Utility room * Pantry* Cloakroom * First floor landing * 5 Bedrooms * Principal bathroom* Second floor bedroom 6 * Converted basement providing 5 further rooms * Separate 2 bedroom annexe * Front garden with driveway * South facing rear garden

For more information on this property please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN

3rd November 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONCOMFORD COURT, DERBY ROAD, MATLOCK BATH, DE4 3PY
OFFERS INEXCESS OF £1,000,000



Our latest instruction Comford Court, is a Grade II listed 25 bedroom property of approximately 27,168 sq ft and situated in grounds of approximately 9 acres.

For more information on Comford Court or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

LORD OF THE GRANGE

3rd November 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONBARFORD GRANGE, BARFORD, WARWICK, CV35 8DP
GUIDE PRICE £995,000



Our latest instruction is a 7 bedroom detached house situated in approximately 4.3 acres with an annexe, a separate detached lodge and outbuildings.

The accommodation comprises: Entrance porch * Cloakroom * Drawing room * Dining room * Family room * Study * Conservatory * Kitchen * First floor landing * 7 bedrooms (4 en suites) * Principal bathroom * Cellar * Annex comprising * Living room * Kitchen * Bedroom * Shower room * Lodge currently comprising Sitting room * Kitchen * 2 bedrooms * Bathroom * Outbuildings * Gardens and ground in total approximately 4.3 acres

For more information on Barford Grange or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

HARVEST FESTIVAL

3rd November 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONHARVEST HOUSE, THE FOSSE, EATHORPE, CV33 9DR
GUIDE PRICE £750,000



Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to be marketing Harvest House, a individual refurbished and extended 4 bedroom detached house of 2,293 sq ft situated in landscaped gardens

The accommodation comprises: Dining Hall * Cloakroom * Sitting room * Family room * Study * Kitchen/breakfast room * Utility room * First floor landing * 4 Bedrooms (Principal bedroom with en suite shower room) * Bathroom * Garage * Summer house * Landcsaped gardens

For more information on Harvest House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

IRINA ALEKSANDROVA JOINS STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY

1ST NOVEMBER 2014

We are delighted to announce Irina Aleksandrova has joined Stephen Parry & Company this month to provide a link with international buyers and assist in the appraisal of residential and commercial properties. Irina speaks fluent Russian, English and qualified as a Civil Lawyer in 2010 from the Moscow State Law Academy. Irina has worked as a lawyer for the Moscow Regional Prosecution Office, the Moscow Tax Inspection Department, Collegium of Advocates and the United Energy Company. In 2011 after graduating from the International Academy of Appraisal and Consulting, Irina was the head of the Valuation Department for BCVG. In 2013 she formed the Central аppraisal сompany “Bossyappraisal” (www.bossyappraisal.ru ) who’s clients include Russian Railways, Savelovsky Engineering Plant and the Publishing group AST. Irina specializes in law, residential property, commercial property and land.
Ирина Александрова присоединилась к команде Stephen Parry & Company в октябре 2014 года в качестве специалиста по продвижению связей компании с международными клиентами, а также оценки жилой и коммерческой недвижимости. Ирина говорит на русском и английском языках. В 2010 году окончила Московскую Государственную Юридическую Академию имени О.Е. Кутафина, специализация-гражданское право. Работала юристом в Прокуратуре Московской области, Налоговой инспекции г. Москвы, в Коллегии адвокатов и «Объединенной Энергетической Компании». Окончив в 2011 году Международную Академию Оценки и Консалтинга, занимала пост главы Департамента оценки в Группе Компаний «BCVG». В 2013 году основала «Центральную оценочную компанию «Главный Оценщик» (www.bossyappraisal.ru), клиентами которой являются ОАО «РЖД», ОАО «Савеловский машиностроительный завод», Издательская группа АСТ и др.

Please contact Irina Aleksandrovaon on +44 (0) 1926 88 33 11

WORK, REST AND PLAY

28th October 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONLAND AT OAKLANDS FARM, 357 BIRMINGHAM ROAD, BUDBROOKE, NR WARWICK, CV35 7DZ
GUIDE PRICE £700,000



A building plot adjoining the Grand Union canal with planning permission to build a new residential dwelling with commercial premises.
The accommodation will comprise: House – Entrance hall * Sitting room * Kitchen/breakfast room * 3 Bedrooms * Bathroom * Commercial premises – Reception * Office * cloakroom * Lobby * Store * Gardens and grounds

For more information on the land at Oaklands or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

22nd October 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Station Yard, The Cam, Chipping Campden, GL55 6LA
GUIDE PRICE £595,000



Stephen Parry & Company have been instructed to sell Station Yard in the highly desirable Cotswold village of Chipping Campden. Station Yard has been used as a garage for the sale of high performance and classic cars by USP Vehicles Ltd and comprises a high quality car showroom, workshop and secure forecourt.

For more information on Station Yard please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

TIME TO INVEST?

17th October 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 8 Regent Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HQ AND 53 Grove Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AG
GUIDE PRICE £950,000

Our latest instruction is an investment opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed freehold property comprising 4 apartments and a retail shop situated on the prestigious Regent Street.

The accommodation comprises:
Apartment 8a, Regent Street, Leamington Spa
A retail shop 25.26 sq m (272 sq ft)
Apartment 8b, Regent Street, Leamington Spa
A two bedroom basement apartment
Apartment 1, 53 Grove Street, Leamington Spa
A 1 bedroom ground floor apartment
Apartment 2, 53 Grove Street, Leamington Spa
A 1 bedroom first floor apartment
Apartment 3, 53 Grove Street, Leamington Spa
A 3 bedroom second floor apartment

We are of the opinion that the estimated rental value (ERV) of the property is £52,800 per annum exclusive.

For more information on 8 Regent Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HQ / 53 Grove Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AG or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Take-up of office space in the City of London market during the third quarter of 2014 was at its highest point in history.

13th October 2014

Property week reports, the office take-up in Q3 in the City was 2.32m sq ft, surpassing the previous high of 2.24m sq ft seen in Q3 2000. This takes the year-to-date total to 4.84m sq ft. Seven deals of more than 50,000 sq ft were transacted over the course of the quarter, including two pre-lets of more than 100,000 sq ft: 430,900 sq ft to Amazon at Principal Place and 322,700 sq ft to M&G at 10 Fenchurch Avenue. The creative industries sector continued to play an important role in terms of City take-up, the report found. In the period, 29% of all deals came from the creative industries sector, surpassing the traditionally dominant banking and finance sector, which stood at 22%. The business services sector, boosted by deals such as the 66,400 sq ft letting to Ipsos Mori at 3 Thomas More Square, represented an above-average 19% of take-up. A total of 1.25m sq ft of space was pre-let in the period, accounting for 30% of total take-up, almost twice as high as the 10-year average. The remainder of the space let during the quarter was split between secondhand space representing 53% of the total, and new completed space representing 17% of the total.

BE THE KING OR QUEEN OF YOUR OWN CASTLE

7th October 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Wigmore Castle, castle Street, Wigmore, Herefordshire, HR6 9UD
GUIDE PRICE £800,000



Stephen Parry & Company have been instructed to sell a castle. Our latest instruction Wigmore Castle is believed to date back to 921AD and offers a rare opportunity to purchase an important historic castle ruin that is in guardianship of The Secretary of State (English Heritage) thus the new owner would have no liability for the repairs to the castle itself. Wigmore Castle is set in approximately 32 acres and includes a moat, woodland, a jousting field, workshop and orchards.

For more information on Wigmore Castle please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLANDS ON THE RIVER AVON

26th September 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 65a Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7AF
GUIDE PRICE £1,950,000



Our latest instruction occupies a totally unique plot of 1.7 acres on the prestigious Tiddington Road, a 4 bedroom detached house adjoining the river Avon with its own two private islands.

For more information on Tiddington Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

THE START OF WORK EXPERIENCE

25th September 2014
Catherine Landers

After successfully completing her A levels in July at Rugby High School, Catherine Landers starts her works experience today at Stephen Parry & Company for 2 weeks. Catherine wants a career within the property industry and in particular residential sales.

REGENCY SPLENDOUR

24th September 2014
Our latest instruction is being marketed quietly and only on the Stephen Parry & Company website
Willes Road, Royal Leamington Spa
Guide Price £1,500,000

Our latest instruction is being marketed quietly and we cannot advertise all the information about the property as we would normally do. However what we can tell you is the property is a Grade II listed 9 bedroom detached Regency town house of 4,110 sq ft, situated within walking distance of Royal Leamington Spa town centre and benefiting from planning permission for a detached summer house and garage building.

If you would like to talk confidentially about our latest instruction on Willes Road or would like to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY HOLD AN ART EXHIBITION FOR RENOWNED MIDLANDS ARTISTS DON MASON

19th September 2014

Stephen Parry & Company are holding an art exhibition for renowned Midlands artist Don Mason on Saturday 27th September 2014. Don Mason will be exhibiting his autumn collection at a private venue. For your VIP invitation to the exhibition or to find out more information please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883 311

Village Life

19th September 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 3 Walton Fields, Kineton, CV35 9DR
GUIDE PRICE £399,950


Our latest instruction is a immaculate 3 bedroom house with views across open fields to the rear and situated in the popular village of Kineton.

For more information on 3 Walton Fields or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Tattiana Taffs starts her 5 year part time degree at the Royal Agricultural University

17th September 2014

We are pleased to announce that Tattiana Taffs has been accepted by the Royal Agricultural University to start a 5 year BSc (Hons) part time degree in Real Estate and starts her degree this month. Well done Tattiana!!

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to be supporting Tattiana with her degree.

The Long Format Horse Trials Two Day Event

13th September 2014
Stephen Parry & Company are to be one of the sponsors of the Long Format Horse Trials Two Day Event taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015.

SRC are delighted to announce an exciting new venue for their annual two day event which will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015 at Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby, Warwickshire. SRC are partnering with Princethorpe College to use their stunning grounds that comprise of old turf grassland and woodland which lends itself perfectly to a new cross country course. The courses are currently being developed with the support of the college management, Mr. Richard Davenport (tenant farmer) and the estate staff of the college. The event will once again be overseen by Andy Ruyssevelt, the SRC team and will comprise of dressage and show jumping.

ONE OF LEAMINGTONS FINEST

11th September 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Elyn House, 48 Kenilworth Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6JW
GUIDE PRICE £995,000



Our latest instruction is an amazing double fronted 4 bedroom Regency town house offering superbly proportioned and flexible family accommodation with a south facing town garden. This really is a special property and we would recommended an early viewing.

For more information on Elyn House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Strictly Private

4th September 2014

This month we have been asked to sell several properties `off market`. These properties will not be advertised on our website, any other property portals or in the media. The vendors of these properties want a strictly private ‘off market’ sale.

To find out more information on the properties we have been instructed to sell ‘off market’ please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

More than meets the eye

22nd August 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 11 St Marks Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6DL
GUIDE PRICE £1,500,000



Our latest instruction 11 St Marks Road is a truly deceptive, imposing and substantial 6 bedroom town house with a brand new detached coach house and west facing rear garden. The accommodation comprises: Entrance porch * Drawing room * Dining room * Study * Kitchen/Breakfast room * Cloakroom * Side lobby * Cellar * First Floor Landing * 4 Bedrooms * Bathroom * Shower room * Second Floor land * 2 Further bedrooms * Kitchen * Bathroom * Front garden with off road parking * Rear west facing garden with a newly constructed detached coach house
For more information on 11 St Marks Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

As good as it gets

18th August 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Apartment 1, 58 Kenilworth Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6JW
GUIDE PRICE £395,000



Wow….. if you are looking for a totally funky town centre conversion or the perfect `lock up and leave` property then look no further than our latest instruction, Apartment 1, 58 Kenilworth Road. A unprecedented 3 bedroom split level conversion situated in one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after roads. The accommodation comprises: Communal entrance hall * Drawing room / Kitchen * Inner hall * Pantry * Two bedrooms * Shower room * First floor landing * Principle bedroom with secret wet room and secret walk in wardrobe * Communal gardens * off Road parking

We will put up photos next week when our professional photographer has been to the property but we would highly recommend that you don’t wait for the photographs and view this property today, it really is that special!

For more information on Apartment 1, 58 Kenilworth Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Middle Eastern buyers account for half of all purchases of luxury homes in Mayfair worth more than £10m each year.

15th August 2014

Propertyweek reports, buyers from the Middlen Eastern region account for 10% of all residential property purchases in Mayfair each year.

Of the £472m worth of residential properties sold in Mayfair during 2013, it was calculated that around £150m worth of sales were to buyers from the Middle East. The majority of these sales were for properties for personal use or investments to be retained within a private family office or personal portfolio of investments. This excludes Middle East state, government or strategic sovereign wealth purchases of large trophy buildings or development sites across the capital which equate to an additional £4.4bn of investment, according to JLL. Middle East government/fund entities now control nine of central London’s largest development sites, equating to 28,000 new homes across the capital. The ruling Al Nahyan family of Abu Dhabi have risen to become the second biggest landowner and investor in Mayfair property after the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Estate.

New stamp duty levels in UK set to re-ignite calls for change

11th August 2014

Propertywire reports, stamp duty revenues in the UK are nearing a record high with the latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society showing that a quarter of home buyers are paying the tax at 3% or more, up from just one in 10 in 2003. It says that the recent recovery in the number of housing transactions, a pick-up in house price growth and the introduction of higher stamp duty rates on more expensive properties have all contributed to a sharp increase in stamp duty revenues.
As a result stamp duty revenues are near the all-time highs recorded in 2007/2008, reaching over £10 billion in the 12 months to June 2014. How much you pay varies considerably depending on location with some regions contributing a much greater share of the total stamp duty revenues than their share of housing transactions might suggest. The Nationwide estimates that London contributed around 42% of the total stamp duty paid on residential properties in 2013/2014, even though the capital only accounted for around 15% of house purchase transactions. This largely reflects the substantial and growing gap between house prices in the capital and the rest of the UK, where the typical London home now costs more than twice the national average. By contrast, the North West, where the price of a typical house is well below the national average, accounted for 3% of the total stamp duty paid, markedly less than its 10% share of property transactions. What this indicates more than ever is the need to overhaul the stamp duty process. Many in the industry from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to lawyers and estate agents have criticised the current system as outdated and pointed out that it unfairly penalises ordinary home buyers due to its archaic slab structure. It is regarded as unfair at all levels on both buyer and seller. RICS has long campaigned for the tax to be changed. It says that a fairer system would be one with a progressive, tapered structure like income tax, where the buyer only pays the higher percentage on the amount paid that is above the threshold. For example, if a 3% stamp duty threshold is over £250,000 then a property sold for £265,000 will pay 1% tax up to £250,000 and 3% on the additional £15,000. It has called on the government to consider a fairer, marginal rate to replace the current structure which sees few homes come onto the market at between £250,00 and £275,000 whether or not they are worth that price. RICS’s chief economist has looked at the consequence in revenue terms of extending the 1% rate to £300,000 and what a marginal structure with a top rate of 7% might cost the Exchequer. Overall RICS policy suggestions could potentially halve current SDLT revenue but this assumes no other offsetting policy changes or behavioural changes. It is clear that it is widely regarded as unfair and unjust with young first time buyers in certain parts of the country disproportionately affected by stamp while there is also a whole load of people now paying far more than was perhaps originally intended. With a general election coming next year stamp duty might just be near the top of the agenda for Chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement.

Government launches nightclub-to-residential plan

1st August 2014
The government has launched a new planning consultation which will allow launderettes, amusement arcades, casinos and nightclubs to be turned into residential.

Propertyweek reports, launched today by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Technical Consultation on Planning seeks views on extending permitted development rights, which could also see new homes developed in light industrial and warehouse buildings. The government said the proposals will also make it easier for residents and business to come together to produce a neighbourhood plan, and will improve the use of planning conditions, enabling development to start more quickly on site after planning permission is granted. It also says there should be improvement in engagement with statutory consultees so they are consulted in a proportionate way, and raise the environmental impact assessment screening thresholds for industrial estate and urban development projects which are located outside of defined sensitive areas. Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis said: “Since 2010 we’ve made significant strides in reforming our planning system from one of draconian top-down targets, to one where local people are in charge and it’s working well. Last year alone, planning permission was granted for 216,000 new homes.
“Today’s proposals will help scrap even more red tape and make it even easier to get the homes and shops communities want built, while at the same time breathing new life into our vital industries.” Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation, said: “The proposals in today’s consultation document are encouraging, as they are targeted towards a number of specific issues that can cause obstacles in the planning process”.

“While some of the suggested changes are small, they are also important, and if turned into legislation could make a tangible difference to the system and speed-up much needed development in the UK.”

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!

29th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Infinity, Battery Hill, Fairlight, Near Rye, Sussex, TN35 4AL
GUIDE PRICE £775,000


Infinity

To Infinity and beyond? – Our latest instruction is a 1.5 acre mature plot of land with planning permission for a 9,000 sq ft house. The plot is situated at over 400 feet above sea level and commands one of the finest sea views on the south coast, encompassing a broad sweep of Rye Bay and the English Channel. On a clear day the White Cliffs of Dover and the French coast can be seen.

In February 2008 planning permission (application number RR/2007/3506/P) was granted for the demolition of the existing dwelling and the erection of a substantial new house. The approved design reflects the Art Deco themes of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill-on-Sea and transforms them into a ground breaking piece of 21st century architecture. The house has been designed by Derek Briscoe of FFBA Ltd whose water tower conversion at Rolvenden (near Rye) was featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs in 2006.

The accommodation is arranged on 4 levels and provides over 9000 sq ft of contemporary living space. To take full advantage of the spectacular panoramic views, the main living areas are set on the first floor opening onto balconies. For this reason too the seaward elevation of the house is almost entirely glazed.
The availability of planning permission for such a substantial house of contemporary design provides a rare opportunity to construct a new country house of the highest standard which would incorporate the latest technological and sustainable features.

For more information on Infinity or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Birmingham named as new HS2 headquarters

24th July 2014
The delivery body for the new High Speed 2 rail line is to make Birmingham its new home, in one of the biggest office lettings in the city in recent years.

Propertyweek reports, HS2 has agreed a deal to take 100,000 sq ft in Hines and Ballymore’s Two Snowhill for its new headquarters, meaning the building is fully let.

The new HQ will house up to 1,500 HS2 employees and the first phase is expected to open in 2015. Some employees will move their base from London to the new HQ but the majority will be new jobs for the city.

The announcement comes as transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin and HS2 chairman David Higgins meet with Birmingham Council leader Sir Albert Bore in Birmingham today for the launch of the city’s Urban Regeneration Company.

The new company will lead the development of more than 140 hectares of land around Curzon Street in Birmingham city centre, the site of the new HS2 terminal. The redevelopment will create 14,000 jobs, 6.5m sq ft of new employment floorspace and 2,000 homes, contributing up to £1.3bn a year to the local economy.

McLoughlin said: “HS2 is a vital part of our long-term economic plan. By locating the new HS2 engineering HQ in Birmingham we are bringing skilled job opportunities into the area, spreading HS2’s benefits beyond those using the new rail line.”

Bore said: “Since the industrial revolution, Birmingham has been a national capital for engineering, so it is only natural that the HS2 Construction HQ be based in Birmingham.”

Not all is okay in the world of property lending

21st July 2014

Propertywire reports, on the face of it mortgage lending in the UK is trundling along nicely. The latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show gross mortgage lending was up 4% in June compared with the previous month and is 17% higher than a year ago.

But this masks the huge changes in the mortgage market and it has prompted a number of experts to warn that high prices in London should not be used as an excuse to introduce further curbs on lending.

Firstly there was the new mortgage rules, MMR, introduced in April which mean that lenders have to quiz borrowers more closely on what they can afford and secondly the intervention of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee in late June which put a limit on lending at 4.5 times salary and said lenders should make sure borrowers can still afford repayments if the current 0.5% interest rates rose to 3%.

This all comes against a background where we expect interest rates to rise, albeit by 0.25 or 0.5% before the end of this year and again next year even although there is a general election in 2015.

There is also the Help to Buy government schemes. But all is not rosy there either. It emerged at the end of last week that Scotland, for example, has run out of money for the scheme for this year with all the allocation accounted for.

According to Bob Pannell, CML chief economist, the new rules are all part of a move towards a more conservative lending environment. He won’t be drawn on whether or not there is going to be a slowing down in lending but certainly admits that ‘unknown regulatory impacts’ and uncertainty over when an interest rate rise will come makes it difficult to gauge the short term direction for house purchase activity and mortgage lending.

TIME TO RENOVATE?

18th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Harbor, Broadway Road, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, GL55 6PT
GUIDE PRICE £395,000


Our latest instruction is a 3 bedroom detached bungalow with outbuildings, requiring complete renovation and modernisation. Subject to planning permission the property could be remodelled into a detached 2 storey house. The property is situated on the edge of the popular Cotswold village of Mickleton.

For more information on Harbor or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

It maybe a hot summer but is the UK property market cooling?

14th July 2014

Propertywire reports, The property market recovery in the UK has now spread out from London and the South East with average house prices nationwide now exceeding levels recorded in 2007 just before the economic slowdown. But the country is now facing a different slowdown with numerous signs that the price growth in London in particular is slowing and the obvious next step is that it will also do so in other parts of the country. In some respects this is good news as it will put paid to talk of a price bubble but for other parts of the country more growth could be welcome, for example the north east and Northern Ireland which have been slow to get into recovery mode. There are several changes that are leading to slower price growth, most notably the new mortgage rules introduced in April and the Bank of England instructing lenders to limit mortgages. Then the prospect of a so called Mansion Tax has been resurrected. The figures speak for themselves. UK house prices and are now 11.8% higher on an annual basis according to the most recent figures from the Nationwide Building Society. This takes the value of an average property in the UK to £188,903, above the pre-crisis peak levels seen in 2007. However there are still large regional variations in the pace of growth, with London prices up 26% over the year while property in Yorkshire and Humberside has risen in value by 7% over the same period. The latest monthly LSL/Acadata report shows that house prices in England and Wales have seen their highest annual rise in four years, but the rate of growth is slowing. Average house prices climbed £23,443 or 9.6% in the past year and even if London is excluded then it is still a substantial rise of 5.2%. This rapid rise in prices has been identified by Sir John Cunliffe, deputy governor of the Bank of England, as the biggest threat to the UK economy. He said that prices rising faster than earnings led to the risk of rising consumer debt which the bank sees as a threat to stability. His colleagues have been active around mortgage credit in recent weeks, with a much anticipated announcement by the central bank’s Financial Policy Committee that it would step in and apply curbs on new home loans. From October, lenders will have to limit the number of loans they advance where the value of the mortgage exceeds 4.5 times a borrower’s annual income. Lenders will have to ensure that 85% of their loans are under this 4.5 limit. It added that lenders should apply stress testing to ensure that borrowers can still afford their monthly mortgage repayments if interest rates climbed by three percentage points. The impact of the changes may be limited on a national level, coming shortly after the new MMR mortgage rules which had already tightened up the application process. In addition, many mortgage lenders already carry out stress tests to check that new borrowers can still make repayments.

Overall house prices in June remained positive across the UK but the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and the bank’s rhetoric are having a drag on activity, RICS says in its latest monthly survey report.

The ideal lock up and leave?

8th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – The Old Stone Yard, Rugby Road, Milverton, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6DQ
GUIDE PRICE £350,000



Our latest instruction is a deceptive 3 storey, 4 bedroom stone town house that would make the ideal lock up and leave property. The Old Stone Yard is situated in the popular north Leamington location of Milverton and benefits from off road parking and a garage.

For more information on The Old Stone Yard or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

The top 5 considerations when buying a new home

7th July
People are looking at problems rather than positives when searching for a new home

A report from esure shows that the top five considerations were flood risk (45 per cent), crime statistics (42 per cent), the appearance of the neighbours’ homes (31 per cent), transport links (31 per cent) and local amenities (25 per cent).

Moreover, it appears that rising house prices are of secondary importance. Just under a quarter said they took price trends in the area into consideration when looking for a home.

WORK, REST and PLAY

5th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Machado Gallery, Wellesbourne Road, Barford
GUIDE PRICE £795,000



Properties don’t come more unique and individual than our latest instruction. Machado Gallery is a period village house with studio and exquisite landscaped mature gardens, providing unique family accommodation and/or offering a business opportunity as a boutique bed & breakfast. Situated in the village of Barford that was ranked the 59th Best Place to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2014.

For more information on Machado Gallery or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

A nice surprise!

5th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 1 Walton Fields, Kineton, CV35 0JP
GUIDE PRICE £615,000

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Our latest instruction is an immaculate 4 bedroom house with the surprise addition of a stunning oak framed garden room and views across open fields to the rear. The property is presented to a very high standard and is available to view today!

For more information on 1 Walton Fields or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Royal Regency

4th July 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 54 Leam Terrace, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1BQ
GUIDE PRICE £895,000



Our latest instruction is a classic Royal Leamington Spa 5 bedroom Regency town house situated within walking distance of the town centre and benefits from a garage and a south facing rear garden.

For more information on 54 Leam Terrace or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Permission granted for national automotive research centre

3rd July 2014
Planning permission for the University of Warwick’s proposed National Automotive Innovation Centre has been granted.

Property Week reports, Coventry City Council’s planning committee has voted to grant permission for the £100m project, which comprises around 320,000 sq ft of research space.

The project is a joint venture between the university’s manufacturing group, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors.

University of Warwick programmes director Richard Hutchins said: “This is one of the most significant projects undertaken by the university and quite possibly the largest collaboration between a university and industry anywhere in the UK.

“The centre will focus on the long-term challenges identified by the UK Automotive Council and help Coventry, Warwickshire and the UK seal its position at the forefront of sustainable transport research and development.”

Crown Estate portfolio hits record high

27th June 2014
Record return of £267 million for public finances

The Crown Estate, an independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament, has today announced another record return for the benefit of the public finances and an overall performance which is significantly ahead of the market, as our portfolio value hits an all-time high.

Results summary
•Record return to Treasury for the benefit of the public finances: £267.1 million, up 5.7%
•Capital value at a historic high: £9.9 billion, up 14.6%
•Property value: £9.4 billion, up 15.7%
•Market beating total return: 20%, against a 17.3% benchmark
•3 year total return: 15.9% against 13% market benchmark
•Third party assets managed in joint ventures: £968m, up 59%

Stephen Parry & Company – Property Guide

20th June 2014
The latest edition of our property guide is now out!

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The latest edition of our property guide is now out, so please pop into our office for a cup of coffee and your complementary copy.

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Further sign of UK property market cooling as price growth stalls

19th June 2014

Propertywire reports, there is more evidence that the UK property market is not getting out of control with the latest data from Rightmove showing that asking prices are at a virtual standstill this month.
They increased by just 0.1%, or £272, month on month with more regions seeing a fall than an increase. Most notably London saw a fall of 0.5%. According to Rightmove the figures shows that there are signs of a return to a more balanced markets in terms of supply and demand and the fall in London is a combination of buyer reluctance and a surge in new sellers with their numbers up 20% in the city. It also says that many committed and motivated buyers have already bought, releasing some pent-up demand and contributing to a slowdown in buyer activity while prices in some areas, particularly London, may have hit an affordability cap.

HAPPY SIX MONTHS

17th June 2014
We are six months old today!!

On the 17th December 2013 we started our business and today we just wanted to say thank you to all of our clients, contacts and friends who have supported us over our first six months.

Once in a life time!

16th June 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONHEDGE HOUSE, KENILWORTH ROAD, KNOWLE, SOLIHULL, B93 0AD
GUIDE PRICE £695,000

Hedge House

A truly outstanding and rare opportunity to acquire a building plot to create a unique home of approximately 5,000 sq ft in a greenbelt location. The property has been designed by the renowned architect David Sheppard and is situated in a plot of approximately 6 aces.

For more information on Hedge House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

15th June 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 221 Banbury Road, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 7TH
GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000



Our latest instruction is a superb 5 bedroom detached family house of 4,381 sq ft with a detached stable block occupying an outstanding position with views over open countryside.

For more information on 221 Banbury Road or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

THE GOOD LIFE

11th June 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Sidon Hill House, Bretford Road, Brandon, CV8 3GE
GUIDE PRICE £825,000

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Our latest instruction Sidon Hill House offers the good life with an orchard, vegetable garden and fantastic views over open countryside and is situated in a plot of approximately 1 acre.

For more information on Sidon Hill House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

QUALITY, QUALITY, QUALTY

10th June 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 4 Marlborough Place, Lutterworth, LE17 4DE
GUIDE PRICE £500,000



Our latest instruction is a four bedroom detached house situated within a gated development and was constructed by Parker Lake Homes. The property incorporates key features to include an integrated vacuum system and media system.

For more information on 4 Marlborough Place or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Palace Capital lets 75,000 sq ft industrial unit in Coventry

9th June 2014
Palace Capital has let a 75,000 sq ft industrial unit in Coventry to automobile components company Brose.

Property Week reports, The industrial unit, known as Courtauld House, forms part of a complex on the Foleshill Industrial Park in Coventry, which was acquired by Palace as part of the Sequel portfolio in October 2013. The property was constructed in 1999 and was let previously to Bowater Building Products who recently exercised a break clause in their existing lease.
Brose, which is an existing sub-tenant, has signed a new five-year lease for an annual rent of £325,000. The company employs 22,000 people worldwide and in 2013 reported turnover of €4.7bn. In the UK Brose is expanding in Coventry where it is launching new products for its customers, including Jaguar Land Rover and Nissan

Leamington Shopping Park has been sold for £72 million.

6th June 2014
Ignis Real Estate says estate will prove a valuable addition to its portfolio

The Birmingham Post reports, Hercules Unit Trust and the Crown Estate Sell, via their joint venture Gibraltar Limited Partnership, have disposed of the park to Ignis UK Property Fund.

The deal represents a net initial yield of 4.4 per cent.

The scheme was extensively refurbished in 2009 and moved from being a traditional bulky goods’ retailer into a fashion-led park.

Debenhams opened a department store in October and Caffe Nero took its first out-of-town unit at the park.

The original line-up included Focus, MFI, Harveys and Rosebys but occupiers now include Next, New Look and Mamas & Papas.

Charles Maudsley, head of retail for the park’s property adviser British Land, said: “We have realised significant value at Leamington Shopping Park by transforming it into an attractive and successful shopping destination.

“That value has been recognised by the market and the sale demonstrates both the strong UK institutional demand for the right type of product and confidence in the prospects for the retail occupational market.”

George Shaw, investment director at Ignis Real Estate and lead manager on the Ignis UK Property Fund, added: “We are delighted to acquire such a high quality asset which offers further opportunity through asset management to increase and enhance the income profile and returns.

“The asset will prove a valuable addition the fund’s portfolio.”

Shopping centre finally opens after 10-year row

31st May 2014
Shirley Parkgate, which has taken a decade to bring to fruition, and is one of only four major new mixed-use retail and leisure schemes currently under construction in the UK, officially opened this week.

The Birmingham Post reports, The opening of Solihull’s biggest retail development since Touchwood is being tipped to spark a wave of regeneration and development in Shirley. Parkgate, which has taken a decade to bring to fruition, and is one of only four major new mixed-use retail and leisure schemes currently under construction in the UK, officially opened this week. At the heart of the £85 million development in Stratford Road – a joint venture between Helical Retail and Coltham Developments – is an 80,000 sq ft Asda store. It will be joined by 26 new shops, cafes and restaurants, some of which have already opened. Occupiers which have signed up so far include JD Wetherspoon, Pizza Express, Prezzo, Perios, Starbucks, Shake Waffle and Roll, Loungers, Peacocks, 99p Stores, Mobile PC, Phones 4U, Capricorn Blinds, Greggs and the Gym. The development also features the relocated Shirley Library and a 500-space basement car park. Local community groups have also benefited from the scheme in a variety of ways, including the Royal British Legion, the First Shirley Scout Group and Camp Hill Rugby Club, which have all seen facilities replaced or upgraded. Shirley Baptist Church also made a £2 million investment in its premises and has also opened its own coffee shop, Kairos Coffee, as part of the development. Parkgate was masterplanned by Davis Weatherill Partnership Architects, with the main build carried out by BAM Construction. The residential element features a 72 units including 41 three and four-bedroom townhouses and 31 one and two-bedroom apartments. Shirley Advance is developing two blocks, with Bloor Homes developing a further three. Solihull Care Housing Association is also building an Extra Care housing scheme for the elderly. Parkgate’s opening marks the end of a 10-year process involving Shirley Advance, though the origins of the scheme date back as far as 1993 when Asda acquired Powergen’s former headquarters opposite the site that has now been developed. A bitter battle over developing that site ensued, with the current site instead becoming the preferred option as part of a mixed-use development. The redundant Powergen building still stands across the road from Parkgate, and Robert Birch from Shirley Advance said he believed Parkgate’s opening could serve as a stimulus to develop that site and offer a boost to the wider area. Mr Birch said: “There is no doubt it will act as a catalyst for further development and regeneration in the area. Discussions are ongoing for the Powergen site as well. “Asda have got their store open and will be keen to dispose of their assets on the other side of the road.” Mr Birch admitted it had been a long process – Shirley Advance signed its agreement in May 2004 – but said it had been worth the wait. “It is a major milestone and has been a long time coming but its opening is a great day,” he said. “It has not been particularly straightforward. There was a huge consultation, planning processes, compulsory purchases and the recession. “We had to get new planning consent, it was eventually confirmed in the summer of 2011 and we started building early in 2012. “We are all really proud of what we have achieved here. We stuck with it but there are many others that wouldn’t have done.” Mr Birch said occupancy of the additional retail element outside Asda had reached 70 per cent, with more retailers set to be announced in the near future. “It is not the end yet, there is going to be more good news over the next few weeks and months,” he said. “Seventy per cent of additional floor space over and above the Asda is already let or being fitted out or in lawyers’ hands, which in this current climate we are absolutely delighted about. “It is a good scheme in a good location.”

Property companies object to HS2 London-to-Birmingham route

23rd May 2014
Major landowners and property companies have petitioned the government to revise the route of HS2 between London and Birmingham.

Land Securities, Derwent London, Hansteen, the Royal Mail and Sydney & London properties are among 400 petitioners to the proposed £50bn high-speed rail-link.

Land Securities’ Hotels subsidiary objected over the potential compulsory purchase of Hotel Ibis Euston and the Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel.

Hansteen objected to the railway running through its Birmingham Saltley Business Park, arguing the compulsory acquisition and demolition of part of the park would “fatally undermine its ongoing operation”.

Sydney & London Properties raised objections to the proposed redevelopment around Euston station.

Derwent London highlighted the effect on its TMT-friendly White Collar Factory development, which is subject to a CPO.

A series of councils are also seeking changes to the bill, including Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, and Westminster.

Their complaints against the HS2 Hybrid bill will now be considered by the HS2 Select Committee.

GRAND DESIGNS

20th May 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Land adjacent to Pinecroft, The Green, Ashorne, CV35 9DR
GUIDE PRICE £375,000

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Our latest instruction is a building plot in the centre of the popular village of Ashorne. Planning permission (14/00225/FUL) was granted on 28th April 2014 to build a detached three bedroom house (with the potential to create a fourth bedroom) of 1,850 sq ft with a garage.

For more information on the land adjacent to Pinecroft or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Bank of England warnings over UK property market

19th May 2014

Propertywire reports, The Bank of England is watching the housing market closely with Governor Mark Carney warning at the weekend that the biggest risk to financial stability and the long term economic recovery is an overheating property market.

There were lots of headlines about the huge financial risks, but the most interesting comment was the fact that Carney pointed to the root of the problem – not enough homes are being built. As he said, the fundamental problem is a shortage of home and the Bank of England has no solution for that.

“There are not sufficient houses built in the UK. To go back to Canada, there are half as many people in Canada as in the UK, twice as many houses are built every year in Canada as in the UK and we can’t influence that.”

Official government figures show the country began work on 133,650 new home in the 12 months to March this year, a rise of 31% on the year before.

Carney said he was watching the housing market closely, and would tell the chancellor George Osborne if he believed changes needed to be made and this could mean limiting certain types of mortgages or limiting the hugely popular Help to Buy schemes.
The most recent figures show that average asking prices are nearly 9% higher than a year ago, rising to a new record of £272,003 in May, the highest annual increase since October 2007. Prices in London rose more than 16% over the same period.

London and parts of the south east have been mentioned as experience a property bubble but it must be remembered that for a bubble to burst you need a sustained drop in demand, yet estate agents in the capital report a consistently high level of would be buyers and they are not all from abroad.

So while you might describe London’s annual jump of over 16% as being as a result of a very frothy market, it is underpinned by long term demand and a genuine shortage of housing supply.

And other parts of the country, most notably the northern regions are still below their previous peaks, and while all four southern regions are at all time highs, the average annual rise outside London remains below 5%.

Also, the Home Builders Federation has pointed out that the current acute shortage of housing has developed over decades and is going to take time to address. After years of the lowest rate on record, house building is now increasing very rapidly.

The government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme has been credited with giving a boost to house building and allowed the industry to plan ahead so to tamper with that could end up reducing the number of buyers available and that indeed could create a bubble

The perfect town house?

16th May 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 68 Binswood Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV32 5RY
GUIDE PRICE £1,500,000



A renovated and beautifully presented Grade II listed 6 bedroom detached house built in 1889 situated in a fabulous town centre location with a south face rear garden, garage and off road parking. The property offers versatile and flexible family accommodation and retains many period features to include coved ceilings, period fireplaces, sash windows and torus skirting boards. These original features are skillfully combined with a modern contemporary feel, with a new kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and bathrooms. The current owner acquired 68 Binswood Avenue in 2013 and has renovated and refurbished the property to a high standard.

For more information on 68 Binswood Avenue or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Sunday Times rich list reveals that property tops the charts

14th May 2014
Eight of the top 20 richest people in the UK are primarily involved in the property industry, the annual Sunday Times list reveals.

According to the Sunday paper, all of these individuals are multiple billionaires, and there is now a super-rich club of more than 100 people above the £1bn threshold.

See who the top five property individuals are below.

1) The Hinduja brothers (1 overall in the UK)
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Coming out top of the overall list, the brothers Sri and Gopi, have property investments in India worth approximately £200m sitting alongside its billion pound automotive and banking empires.

2) David and Simon Reuben (7 overall)
The Reuben brothers, David and Simon, currently plan to outdo the Candy brothers and deliver Britain’s most expensive home in Piccadilly – a £200m residential adaptation of the old In & Out club. Other assets include 15 UK racecourses through their Arena Racing brand.

3) The Duke of Westminster (10 overall)
Once top of the British money tree, Gerald Grosvenor still holds his own among the super-rich due to possibly the best range of property assets in the UK with 300 acres of Belgravia, Mayfair and Oxford Street alongside large parts of Liverpool city centre and 160,000 acres of rural land across the country. Now plans to move into Africa. His property operation, Grosvenor Group, currently has assets of £3.5bn.

4) Galen, Hilary and George Weston (11 overall)
The Weston family own Primark, as well as London luxury goods retailers Fortnum and Mason and Selfridges in the west end, illustrating the range of their property portfolio through their Associated British Foods brand. Additional – and the majority of – the cash comes courtesy of the Canadian food empire which includes Loblaw supermarkets and the Shoppers Drug chain.

5) Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family (13 overall)
London-based MBI International Holding group, run by Al Jaber, has interests in property – especially food and luxury hotels, including 42 The Calls in Leeds and the former newspaper office and now five-star boutique, the Scotsman in Edinburgh.

Also in the top twenty of the richest people in the country are Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay – who own the Ritz – and Earl Cadogan, who owns Cadogan Estates, with ownership of 93 acres of Chelsea.

In the top fifty are controversial Chinese Estates owner Joseph Lau – currently sentenced to jail for bribery and money laundering in Macau, and Eddie and Sol Zakay, who paid £85m for the Menzies hotel chain.

Property supremos Mark Pears and John Whittaker of the William Pears Group and Peel group respectively are joint 43rd in the rich list at £2.3bn each.

Housing frozen at Lord’s cricket ground

13th may 2014
Proposals for any residential redevelopment at Lord’s Cricket Ground have been frozen, the Marylebone Cricket Club has announced

The Estates Gazette reports, at its AGM yesterday, MCC president Mike Gatting told the club’s 377 members that it would concentrate on redeveloping facilities and stands at the Pavilion end of the St John’s Wood site.

The meeting came a month after the club received a presentation from David Morley Architects, on behalf of Rifkind Levy Partnership, in relation to developing residential buildings on the club’s leasehold land at the Nursery end of Lord’s.

Gatting said: “Until the club has completed the redevelopment of the Warner stand and the south-western corner, there is no need to consider any further presentations from RLP. The club must not be distracted from its plans.”

Currently, MCC has planning consent from Westminster city council for 2,992 seats, a new 135-seat restaurant, and new facilities for match officials at the Warner stand .

The Populous-designed plans are part of a wider £200m masterplan for the world-famous cricket and events venue, which include a new entrance at Grove End Road, an increase in capacity by 2,700 to 32,000 seats, and new commercial buildings.

Gatting added: “When the committee begins to give detailed consideration to new facilities at the Nursery end of the ground, that will be the time to resume discussions with RLP.”

The residential rejection follows a series of negotiations for the future of Lord’s. In April last year, the MCC reportedly shunned a £100m offer for RLP to develop a residential scheme at the Nursery end, because it would reduce space for the cricket ground to expand.

Prior to that, Mike Hussey’s Almacantar had been selected to bring forward a £400m residential redevelopment around Lord’s, but the plans were suddenly dismissed in December 2011 .

Meanwhile it was revealed at the AGM that David Morgan OBE DL, a past England & Wales Cricket Board chairman, had been nominated to become the next MCC president. He will take up the post on 1 October

Celebrate 200 years of history at Leamington’s Pump Room

9th May 2014
The two hundred years of history at Leamington’s most iconic building is celebrated in a new exhibition at its art gallery.

A First Class Watering Place at the Pump Room gallery takes visitors through its role at the heart of the town since the building was opened in 1814 – with a focus on the years 1814, 1864, 1914, 1964 and 2014.

Curated by the gallery’s senior curator Vicki Slade – with an additional display of ultra violet light therapy equipment curated by Dr Tania Woloshyn of Warwick University – the exhibition takes a look at the people who built the Royal Pump Room, its role during the First World War and the impact the introduction of the NHS had on the building.

Visitors will also learn about the venue’s more recent tranformation into the cultural attraction it is today.

Objects on display come from the gallery and mussum’s collections, including costume, decorative arts and items on local history – all used to illustrate what life was like in Leamington during each key period.

Included are a Regency dress, a letter written by Dr Henry Jephson about the building and Private Henry Tandey’s Freedom of the Borough and a film created by Campion School pupils about Victorians of the town.

Vicki Slade said: “It is a privilege to be celebrating the bicentenary of the opening of the Royal Pump Room. The building is a landmark in Royal Leamington Spa and its history is entwined with that of the spa town.

“A First Class Watering Place brings together some wonderful artefacts from across the collections to tell this fascinating story.”

The exhibition, to which entry is free, is open until August 25. It is accompanied by a programme of events, including a Regency Ball on June 27.

IM Properties eyes 130,000 sq ft Birmingham office

8th May 2014

Property Week reports, IM Properties has placed under offer Sterling Property Ventures and Kames Capital’s 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, for a price understood to be around £35m.

The 130,000 sq ft office building was brought to the market earlier this year and has been promoted as a redevelopment opportunity in the heart of Birmingham’s business district.

Sterling and Kames have an existing consent for an expansion and remodelling of the building which could see it taken up to 150,000 sq ft in size.

The space is mostly empty after previous tenant law firm Wragge & Co moved to the city’s Two Snowhill development last year.

In May 2013, IM Properties bought Aviva’s Mell Square Shopping Centre in Solihull for £44m in order to redevelop the centre.

33 British homes sell for £1 million or more every DAY

1st May 2014
The number of properties selling for seven-figures doubles since start of 2013
£1m plus property sales have increased by 61 percent since 2012

The Daily Mail reports, The average house price in London is now almost £415,000. However, the average house in Kensington and Chelsea is now £1.24m. Average house price will hit £900,000 by 2034 according to new figures.

Around 33 homes are being bought for more than £1million every day in England and Wales.
Land Registry statistics reveal that in January this year there were 1,011 houses sold in this price bracket. This equates to 33 a day and is nearly double the 628 £1million-plus properties sold in the same month in 2013.

The number of buyers paying this much for a property, whether a family home or a buy-to-let investment has risen by 61 per cent over the last year. Seventy per cent of the seven-figure properties sold were in London, further evidence of the frenetic state of the capital’s housing market. The average price of a house in London now stands at an incredible £414,490. But in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Land Registry figures are even higher – there the average property sells for £1.24million.

Over the last year, house prices have risen by over 20 per cent in the London boroughs of Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Waltham Forest. Even properties in areas formerly considered undesirable because of high crime rates and poor schools are now selling for more than £1million. Around 400,000 people in Britain are thought to be ‘property millionaires’, which means their home is worth £1million or more, even if they have a large mortgage. Outside London, the highest proportion of property millionaires is in the affluent Surrey town of Virginia Water, where a third of all houses are worth over £1million. Other property millionaire hotspots include the Buckinghamshire towns of Beaconsfield and Chalfont St Giles, according to the property website Zoopla.co.uk.

The property market boom looks like it will be here for the long-term – a separate report has predicted that by 2034 the average price of a home in England will be more than £900,000. The study by accountants KPMG and housing charity Shelter warned that more and more people will be unable to afford a home of their own unless more houses are built. If property prices continue to rise as they have over the last 17 years, the cost of an average home in England will be £446,000 in 2024, ballooning to £903,000 ten years later, the research predicts.

At present, the average home in England costs around £225,000. The report also warned that rocketing prices would prevent children flying the nest, as by 2040 half of those aged 20-34 will still be living with their parents.

London Real Estate Advisors LLP and Stephen Parry & Company are appointed as acquisition agents to Dekra London

29th April 2014

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Parry & Company and London Real Estate Advisors LLP have been appointed acquisition agents to Dekra London.

Stephen Parry & Company in partnership with London Real Estate Advisors LLP will be acting on behalf of Dekra London in the acquisition of new development sites in central London, focusing on Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Marylebone and St Johns Wood.

Dekra have recently won the Daily Mail’s Best Apartment in London Award and the London Evening Standard’s New Homes Award. This is a testament to the quest for quality in everything that Dekra do. Dekra’s winning combination utilises the skills of its craftsmen and designers to build some of London’s finest apartments.

£1.1bn HSBC HQ to come to market

28th April 2014
London’s biggest and most expensive office building, HSBC’s global headquarters in Canary Wharf, is to come to the market with a price guide of more than £1.1bn.

Property Week reports, JP Morgan, which acts for building owners the National Pension Scheme of Korea, has appointed agents at JLL and GM Real Estate to advise on a potential sale of the 1.1m sq ft building.

The Koreans bought the building for around £800m from HSBC in 2009, but are now understood to be seeking to free up funds to invest elsewhere in Europe.

HSBC pays an annual rent in excess of £50m.

As part of the sales process, JP Morgan is likely to assemble a consortium of banks to arrange a financing deal, meaning the purchase will appeal to sovereign wealth funds but also consortium bidders.

It is likely to formally come to the market next month.

RIGHTMOVE PUBLISHES ITS QUARTERLY ROUND UP

26th April 2014
We always knew it was the right move to advertise on rightmove!! and here is why….

Top 10 websites by traffic volume

1. Facebook
2. Google UK
3. eBay UK
4. Youtube
5. Amazon UK
6. YouTube Mobile
7. Rightmove
8. Bing
9.BBC Homepage
10. MSN UK
Source: Experian Hitwise, market share of page views, Feb 2014.

Rightmove reports, “With sales and lettings up 66% and 15% on 2013 respectively, it has been a busy start to the year. There are signs of an increase in the supply of new properties to the market. New listings are up 13% year on year. All this means that more people are moving. Transactions so far this year are up 38% in England, 37% in Scotland and 34% in Wales”.

To discuss your property requirements please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0) 1926 883 311

Lights, camera, action!

25th April 2014
COMING SOON – Stephen Parry & Company TV

STYLE AND LOCATION

22nd April 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – 2 Brooke Close, Bridge End, Warwick, CV34 6PE
GUIDE PRICE £650,000



Our latest instruction, 2 Brooke Close offers stylish accommodation in one of the Midlands most sought after locations. The property is ideally located for walking into Warwick town centre, Warwick Boat Club or Warwick train station, with trains to London Marylebone. This delightful 4 bedroom house was built by Crosby Homes and has views towards Warwick castle.

For more information on 2 Brooke Close or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

5 Property Market Facts

19th April 2014

1) House prices have been climbing for 15 consecutive months, the longest run since the start of the credit crunch according to the Nationwide.

2) The price gap between property prices in London and the rest of the UK is at its widest since records began in the 1970’s, with typical values in the capital now more than double the national average.

3) The Bank of England says that the number of borrowers being offered dangerously large mortgages is at an all time high. About 1 homebuyer in 10 is borrowing more than four times their income, with 20% of purchasers in London taking out `high income multiple` loans.

4) In 2007, almost 41% of mortgage advances for house purchases in the UK were to people with deposits of 15% or less according to the Council of Mortgage lenders. By 2009, these high to loan value mortgages had fallen to less than 17% of the total, although the proportion is creeping up, so far this year 24.5% of mortgages have been granted to people with a deposit of 15% or less.

5) An average of 110,000 new homes have been built in the private sector in England each year since 2008, far short of the 160,000 growth in the number of households.

Fame and fortune

16th April 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONTHE MALT HOUSE, MILL STREET, WARWICK, CV344HB
GUIDE PRICE £1,799,500



One of Warwick’s finest houses? The Malt House is an outstanding 4 bedroom Grade II listed stone town house located on the cobbled historic no through road of Mill Street. The property is believed to date back to the 17th century (although parts of the house appear to pre date this) and was once the home of the 6th Earl of Warwick and Elfrida Eden, the sister of Sir Antony Eden who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. The crest of the 6th Earl of Warwick is engraved on the cast iron drainpipes on the front of the property. The Malt House also featured in the film `The Old Curiosity Shop` and BBC TV series `Dangerfield`.

For more information on The Malt House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

£750,000,000 Fosse Park portfolio up for sale

10th April 2014
Property Week reports a portfolio of regional retail parks and malls, including one of the country’s top out of town schemes, Fosse Shopping Park, is being primed for a potential sale with a price tag of around £750,000,000.

The assets are owned by northern Irish owners Foyleside and the Abbey Centre Group.

The assets owned by Foyleside are Fosse near Leicester, Priory Meadow in Hastings, Foyleside Centre in Londonderry and Forestside in Belfast. Assets held by the Abbey Centre Group are Palace Exchange in Enfield, Marshes Centre in Dundalk, the Avenue in Newton Mearns and Abbey Centre in Newtonabbey.

The potential sale is being run alongside a PWC-led process to try and refinance the portfolios. The owners have been attempting to buy back an Royal Bank of Scotland loan of around £550m attached to the Foyleside assets.

It is also possible that some assets could be refinanced or the debt against them bought, whilst others could be sold outright.

If a sale is pursued, it is not yet finalised whether the assets will be sold individually or as a portfolio. However, the largest property, Fosse, is expected to be sold separately. The Leicester scheme stretches to 500,000 sq ft of retail space and was bought for £360m in 2006.

As one of the best-performing UK retail park assets the scheme is expected to attract interest from overseas sovereign wealth funds and institutional money, in conjunction with sector specialists such as British Land, which have so far been stifled in the out-of-town market this year because of a lack of available stock. Contrastingly, any debt sale or refinancing would be likely to attract private equity-style buyers and lending specialists.

In Foyleside’s latest set of published results to the year ending 31 July 2012, it had total assets of £572m and debt of £557.6m, and Abbey Centre had assets of £227.5m and debt of £255.8m.

The sale of the portfolio at around £750m is expected to reflect a yield of around 6%.

200,000 sq ft of industrial space is let in Rugby

9th April 2014
Property week reports two occupiers have signed for more than 200,000 sq ft of industrial space in Rugby.

Restaurant fit-out company H&K Equipment has signed a 15 year lease for the 142,000 sq ft Unit G at Swift Park. The letting, on behalf of building owner Legal and General, allows H&K to consolidate a number of buildings into a single facility.

The 60,000 sq ft building, known as Unit D at Swift Park, has been let to sofa specialists CSL Furniture on a five year lease.

In December, the Co-operative Estates let its 334,172 sq ft industrial warehouse at the neighbouring Swift Valley Park in Rugby to distribution

Tattiana Taffs joins Stephen Parry & Company

8th April 2014

Tattiana

We are delighted to announce Tattiana Taffs has joined Stephen Parry & Company this month

As a boutique estate agency the level of service we provide to our clients is paramount. Tattiana’s experience in marketing and promotion allows us to strengthen the bespoke service that we offer. Tattiana is able to assist vendors, purchasers, landlords and tenants with their property requirements.

Please contact Tattiana Taffs on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or tattiana.taffs@stephenparry.co.uk

TESTIMONAL

4th April 2014
We are passionate about the service we provide.

Here is a testimonial that we have received today from a purchaser buying a property through us.

Stephen

I have been very impressed with the high level of professionalism that has been shown by you and your staff, thank you for the support we received. I would certainly recommend your company.

Julie King

Classical and contemporary

3rd April 2014
Our latest instruction – 2 The Cedars, Warwick Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5DE
Guide Price £750,000



A substantial and contemporary Grade II listed 4 bedroom town house conversion of 3,111 sq ft with car parking for 4 cars in a highly sought after area of Royal Leamington Spa which is believed to have been designed circa 1840 by the renowned William Thomas. The property offers versatile and flexible family accommodation over 4 floors and retains many period features to include torus skirting boards, ceiling coving and cornicing that is combined with a modern contemporary feel with a contemporary modern kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and bathroom. The current owner acquired 2 The Cedars in 1999 and has refurbished the property to a high standard.

For more information on 2 The Cedars or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

The best of all worlds?

2nd Aril 2014
Our latest instruction – Walton Wood Farm, Fosse Way, Warwick, CV35 9HL
GUIDE PRICE £2,300,000



Our latest instruction, Walton Wood Farm offers the best of all worlds. Idyllic country living, state of the art interior to include home cinema, outstanding views over open countryside, a swimming pool and all approximately 8 miles away from junction 13 of the M40. What more could you want?

For more information on Walton Wood Farm or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44(0) 1926 88 33 11

Ukrainians overtake Russians as biggest CIS investors in London

31st march 2014

Property Week reports Ukrainian nationals have overtaken Russian nationals as the biggest investors into the London property market from the Commonwealth of Independent States.

According to research by Beauchamp Estates, over the last 24 months ultra high net worth buyers from the CIS region’s top five countries have bought more than £2bn of luxury residential property in central London and the home counties.

The largest buyers from this group were from Ukraine, followed by Russia, Khazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Historically Russians were the largest group of investors from this region.

Since 2011 the number of wealthy Ukrainians taking money out of the country has grown by 40%, which is now expected to increase further in light of the recent unrest in the region.

Ukraine’s oligarchs control one-fifth of the country’s gross national product and they typically have 30% of their wealth invested outside of Ukraine.

The total value of a typical ultra high net worth Ukrainian or Russian buyer’s western European property portfolio is £70m to £100m.

Wealthy Ukrainian or Russian families will typically spend from £15m to £60m on a home in central London, and for 85% of CIS buyers Knightsbridge or Belgravia are their preferred addresses. They tend to own 3-4 properties comprising a London house, a house in their home country, a holiday home on the Riviera and another property elsewhere in Europe, which is generally around the Mediterranean

11 Instructions!

24th March 2014
The spring market is here!

Stephen Parry & Company have been instructed to sell 11 properties this month with a total value of £10,385,000 and we still have a week left to go for the month of March.

Not all the properties we market go to the `open market` or appear on our website. So if you are currently looking to buy a property in the Midlands please register with us and we will keep you fully updated on what is new to the property market this spring.

Please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0)1926 883 311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk to register your requirements.

LIVE LIKE THE LEIGH FAMILY

20th March 2014
Our latest instruction – Jacobean House, Stoneleigh Abbey, Stoneleigh, CV8 2LF
GUIDE PRICE £1,450,000

Jacobean House

The Jacobean House is an outstanding Grade I listed 5 bedroom period conversion of approximately 5,500 sq ft forming part of Stoneleigh Abbey. The property offers well proportioned period accommodation over 4 floors and is situated in over 600 acres of parkland.

Stoneleigh Abbey was founded in the 12th Century after the land was granted by Henry II to a group of Cistercian monks. They lived peacefully on the banks of the river Avon until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1536. In the 1560s an Elizabethan mansion was fashioned from the monastic ruins by the Leigh family who continued to live at Stoneleigh for the next 400 years.

The house comprises of two halves, the first is made of red sandstone and is a fine example of a Jacobean country house. The second, the West Wing, was designed by famous architect Francis Smith of Warwick in the Baroque style.

Over the years Stoneleigh Abbey has welcomed many important visitors including Charles I, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria and Jane Austen.

Jane Austen in particular holds a special place in the heart of Stoneleigh Abbey as this was the country seat of her relatives and in 1806 she came to the Abbey with her mother and sister. Little has changed since 1806, the rooms and much of the furniture are still as Jane would have seen them and there are several portraits of her ancestors around the house.

For more information on Jacobean House or to arrange a viewing please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0)1926 88 33 11

Don’t just take our word for it! – Royal Leamington Spa is one of the best places to live in Britain

16th MARCH 2014
Royal Leamington Spa is featured in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain.

Ther Sunday Times

The Sunday Times published the best places to live in Britain and Royal Leamington Spa was featured:

“Like a pocket Bath or Cheltenham, this spa town has elegant Regency terraces, immaculate parks, good restaurants and bags of shops – from stylish brands to independents with a splash of originality. The town owes its aesthetic appeal to the discovery of healing waters in the 18th century which attracted the rich and famous, followed by visionary town planning in the Victorian era.

Good schools aren’t hard to find in the area, both in Leamington and nearby Warwick – Kids love the magnificent castle, reflected in the River Avon. Should you need more urban buzz, Birmingham is just half an hour an hour away.”

CAN’T FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

12th March 2014
We will do all the hard work for you

Looking for a property can be frustrating and extremely time consuming, especially in the current market when good quality properties are in short supply. We are able to offer a property search and acquisition service. We can research the market for you and source properties that are not only on the market but also through our database of clients and contacts source properties that are `off market`. We can then negotiate the purchase price on your behalf and guide you through the purchase process and finally assist you with the move itself.

CASE STUDY
110 Tiddington Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 7BB Tiddington Road

One of Stratford upon Avon’s most sought after roads is Tiddington Road. We have recently assisted retained clients on the purchase of 110 Tiddington Road and also with the project management for the improvements to the property.

For more information on this service please contact Guy Hands MRICS on +44 (0)7595 120314 or guy.hands@stephenparry.co.uk

A foot on the ladder costs more

11th March 2014

Research by LSL Property Services shows that the average house price for first time buyers climbed 16% over the year to January, reaching a new record of £155,832, an increase of £5,000 in a single month. The average deposit is rising too with first time buyers typically putting down £27,519 compared to £26,963 a year before.

Prices on the rise – again

10th March 2014
House prices rose by 0.6% in February according to the Nationwide

The Sunday Times reported house prices rose in the UK by 0.6% in February and were 9.4% higher than in the same month last year, according to the latest Nationwide index. “Prices recorded their 14th successive monthly increase” says Robert Gardner, the building society chief economist. “Demand continues to be supported by low interest rates, improved credit availability and rising confidence”. Halifax’s latest survey was similarly upbeat, reporting prices rising by 2.4% last month and 7.9% year on year, the fastest annual rate since October 2007.

HOME SWEET HOME

7th March 2014
A house made from sugar

Artist William’s Lamson’s sugar house installation is entitled Solarium. It was created for the Light and Landscape show.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/10169886/Home-sweet-home-a-house-made-from-sugar.html?frame=2613055

Elegant living at the Mansion House

3rd March 2014
Our latest instruction – The mansion House, Kineton Grange, Kineton
GUIDE PRICE £725,000

12 The Mansion House

Our latest instruction offers elegant living in the picturesque hamlet of Little Kineton.

The Mansion House is a 5 bedroom country residence of high calibre forming the west wing of this imposing 19th Century building with a stunning interior capturing many of the original character feature.

If you would like to arrange a viewing of The Mansion House or would like more information please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk

1st March 2014

Stephen Parry & Company feature on the home page of the leamingtoncourier.co.uk

Courier website

That’s a wrap

1st March 2014

Stephen Parry & Company have a wrap around the Courier newspaper today. The last company to have a wrap around the Courier newspaper was Sainsbury’s in 2013.

Courier

The property market winners and losers of 2014

22ND FEBRUARY 2014
rightmove identifies the property market winners and losers of 2014

The housing market is springing into action in 2014, with record traffic on rightmove in January, greater mortgage availability and confidence picking up. The data shows that many are set to make 2014 the year to move into their dream home, but it won’t be good news for everyone.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/the-property-market-winners-and-losers-of-2014#utm_source=uknewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=wl&utm_campaign=newsletterfebruary14

Double appointment

17th February
Stephen Parry & Company have been appointed the consultants for two new residential developments.

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to announce that they have been appointed the consultants for two new residential developments in Ludlow and Leominster.

Beverley Jeavons joins Stephen Parry & Company

15th February 2014

We are delighted to announce Beverley Jeavons has joined Stephen Parry & Company this month.

Beverley Jeavons has a wealth of experience and knowledge in residential lettings after working for one of the Midlands most successful letting agencies. Beverley has an extensive knowledge of the rental market within the Midlands from a pied-de-terres to town houses and equestrian properties.

Stephen Parry & Company Launch Party

7th February 2014

Last night over 80 guests attended the launch party of Stephen Parry & Company at the newly refurbished office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW







Bedford Street Lofts Pre launch VIP party

5th February 2014
Sale agreed at Bedford Street Lofts Pre Launch VIP party

Bedford Street Lofts pre launch VIP party

After 50 guests attended the pre launch VIP party of Bedford Street Lofts we are delighted to announce that offers were received on all of the lofts and a sale has been agreed on Loft 1.

If you would like further information or would like to arrange a viewing of Bedford Street Lofts please contact us on enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk or +44 (0) 1926 8833 311.

90 Lillington Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 6LE

4th February 2014
Sale agreed on 90 Lillington Road above the guide price

90 Lillington Road

90 Lillington Road is a 3 bedroom regency town house situated in a discrete location in one of Royal Leamington Spa’s most sought after residential locations.

After a successful marketing campaign attracting viewers from London we are delighted to announce that a sale has been agreed above our recommended guide price.

VIP INVITATION

27th January 2014
Only 3 days until the VIP pre launch party of the Midlands most exciting new development on Thursday 30th January 2014.
Bedford Street Lofts, Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5DT – GUIDE PRICES FROM £675,000

Bedford Street Lofts – VIP Invitation

The finest urban space outside of London?

In a discrete location in the heart of the Royal Spa town of Leamington renowned for its cultural lifestyle, exclusive shopping and thriving social scene, Bedford Street Lofts combines the best of all worlds. Situated only 0.2 miles from Leamington Spa train station, Bedford Street Lofts are easily accessible after working or a night out (trains to London Marylebone from 69 minutes, and Birmingham Snow Hill from 28 minutes). This very special contemporary space has already been described as “the Midlands most exciting new development”. Bedford Street Lofts is an intimate urban retreat in a charming regency town that allows you to choose your lifestyle without being restricted by space. Don’t conform, reconfirm the life you want to live.

You like to think outside the box, so don’t settle for living in one.

For more information on the Bedford Street Lofts please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0)1926 883 311 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk

HS2 – THE GREAT DEBATE

27th January 2014
ROYAL INSITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS

Last night saw the annual West Midlands ‘Great Debate’ hosted and organised by RICS and other professional institutes responsible for the built environment: Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Landscape Institute, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). This year’s debate was about High Speed 2 (HS2), the single biggest infrastructure project affecting the Midlands and the UK.
Evan David and Donovan Bailey at the West Midlands Great Debate
Chaired by Evan Davis (of Dragons’ Den fame), the sell-out event at Birmingham City University included members across the country via a live broadcast WebEx conference and Twitter feed.

Evan Davis began by conducting an audience poll which found an overwhelming majority in favour of HS2, and just a handful against. It was clear that the ‘against’ panel – Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive, Campaign to Protect Rural England; Chris Stokes, independent consultant representing 51M, a group of local authorities opposed to HS2; and Jerry Marshall, founding member of AGAHST (Action Groups Against High Speed Two) – had a tough battle ahead of them.

The panel in favour of HS2 was composed of Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council; Davinder Bansall, Architect with Glenn Howells Architects (GHA); and Pete Waterman OBE, record producer and founder of Waterman Railway Heritage Trust.

Focusing on the proposed benefits of HS2, such as the potential economic growth, increased capacity and employment opportunities, the ‘for’ panel were impassioned and emphatic on the ‘essential need’ of the intiative. As Sir Albert Bore summed it up: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We must take this opportunity and we must build HS2.”

The ‘against’ panel focused on the financial cost of HS2 (in excess of £50billion), the environmental impact and whether the need for HS2 was as great as expressed. This concern was shared by audience members who questioned the potential ‘fare prices’ that HS2 would impose and how ‘affordable’ it would be in practice. “There must be better ways of spending £50billion in the Midlands and the North. HS2 is a vanity project; a latterday concord,” announced Chris Stokes. Donovan Bailey, Stakeholder Manager at High Speed 2 Limited was also interviewed by the audience, to provide the ‘official’ HS2 response.

Closing the debate, RICS President Elect Louise Brooke-Smith set out our support for HS2, given the project’s huge potential to drive economic growth across the UK. In particular, she highlighted HS2’s role in increasing the UK’s attractiveness to investors, while at the same time helping to reduce carbon emissions.

RICS members are uniquely placed to offer project management and surveying expertise, and to ensure that the supply chain is as well-managed as possible. Such professional expertise will be indispensable in delivering HS2 on time and on budget.

Evan Davis also took this opportunity to conduct another audience poll on HS2 following the comments made from all representatives. Yet again the poll displayed an overwhelming vote in favour of the project with even some of those who voted ‘against’ first time round being persuaded of the potential benefits of the project.

Top 10 mistakes property sellers make

25th January 2014
What are the biggest mistakes property sellers make?

http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/news-insight/comment/top-10-mistakes-property-sellers-make/

Birmingham Post Rich List 2014

23rd January 2014
The Birmingham Post Rich List is an annual list of the 50 richest people in the Midlands region.

The rich list is compiled from publicly available information on personal wealth, property interests, shareholdings, company valuations, asset valuations, liabilities and other known earnings of people who either live and/or work in the Midlands, or who have major business interests in the region or have spent most of their lives here.

http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/all-about/rich%20list

House prices rise

17Th January 2014
Across England and Wales, average house prices rose by 4.4 per cent to £206,726 according to a report by Hometrack.

House prices have grown at their fastest rate since the financial crisis, fuelling fears that the Help to Buy scheme is inflating a new property bubble.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2530926/Housing-bubble-fear-prices-soar-9-cent-Figures-grown-fastest-pace-financial-crisis-hit.html

THE FINEST URBAN SPACE OUTSIDE OF LONDON?

10TH JANUARY 2014
Bedford Street Lofts, Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5DT – Guide Prices From £675,000

Stephen Parry & Company are delighted to have been appointed as the sole selling agents for Leamington Spa’s most exclusive new residential development.

This very special contemporary 3 bedroom Loft of 2,562 sq ft has already been described as “The Midlands most exciting new development”. Bedford Street Lofts is an intimate urban retreat in a charming regency town that allows you to choose your lifestyle without being restricted by space.

If you would like further information please contact us
on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

or visit www.bedfordstreetlofts.co.uk

BSL - Front cover

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY PRIVATE FINANCE

14th January 2014

SP & Co -PF

Everyone’s needs and objectives are unique. This is why our belief in tailor-made, personal service lies at the heart of our approach. Our advisers have been helping clients navigate complex financial matters for many years and our business has evolved primarily through client recommendations. Our financial advisers cover the whole financial services market. Whether you are seeking to build an investment portfolio or creating a tax-efficient retirement strategy we have the expertise to provide the answer.

For private and confidential advice please contact Stephen Parry & Company on +44 (0)1926 883 311.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

10th January 2014

Our first property adverts were published today and the Floating House that we are marketing made the front page!

WHAT A VIEW!

10TH JANUARY 2014
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTION – Mill Reach, Bridge End, Warwick, CV34 6PB
Guide Price £1,950,000

They say “an English mans home is his castle” and whilst we are not selling a castle our latest instruction has an outstanding view of Warwick Castle.

Located in arguably one of the most sought after locations in the Midlands, our latest instruction offers a unique opportunity for a purchaser to acquire a superb family home with outstanding views of Warwick castle and a rear garden adjoining the river Avon.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 883311.

Bridge End, Warwick

WE LOVE PROPERTY, YOU LOVE PROPERTY, WE ALL LOVE PROPERTY

30TH DECEMBER 2013
UK is officially a nation of property lovers

Have you ever found yourself searching for property when you should be doing something else? Or maybe you’re prone to the occasional search for multi-million pound properties, choosing only to look in detail those that have their own cinema room or ten pin bowling alley perhaps?

Fear not people of Britain, because you’re not alone!

UK nation of property lovers

Kensington and Chelsea has the most expensive streets

28TH DECEMBER 2013

The London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has 6 out of 10 of the most expensive streets in England and Wales, according to a new report.

Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington

TESTIMONIAL

20TH DECEMBER 2013
We are passionate about the service we provide.

Here is a testimonial that we have received today from a client we sold a property to and now act for.

“Stephen provides a personal touch to a service level that exceeds most in my experience when dealing with property agents. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen as the best in the industry”.

Mr A Sodha

FIRST DAY, FIRST SALE!

17TH DECEMBER 2013
Rose & Crown, Ratley, Banbury, OX15 6DS – Guide Price £425,000

What a fantastic way to finish the first day of our office being open by agreeing a sale on the Rose & Crown, Ratley, Banbury.

We will be marketing another public house in January. If you would like to register your interest please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or enquiries@stephenparry.co.uk

Rose & Crown

STEPHEN PARRY & COMPANY OPENS ITS OFFICE!

17th December 2013

We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday 17th December 2013 Stephen Parry & Company opened its office at 1 Binswood Street, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5RW.

Should you be considering selling, buying, letting or renting a residential or commercial property and would like private and confidential advice, please contact us on +44 (0) 1926 883311 or if you are passing, please pop in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie!

CAN YOU WALK ON WATER?

16TH DECEMBER 2013
OUR LATEST INSTRUCTIONTHE FLOATING HOUSE, MAIN DRIVE, MORETON PADDOX, CV35 9BT
GUIDE PRICE £695,000

Can you walk on water?
Maybe not but our latest instruction can float above it. A building plot of 0.28 hectare (0.71 acre) with planning permission to build a landmark contemporary house

Floating House

AS FEATURED IN COUNTRY LIFE – 28TH FEBRUARY 2002

12TH DECEMBER 2013
THE OLD VICARAGE, 4 ST MARKS ROAD, LEAMINGTON SPA, CV32 6DL – GUIDE PRICE £750,000

Our latest new instruction is a Grade II listed 4 bedroom, three storey period town house converted from The Old Vicarage of St Marks Mews Church that was originally designed by George Gilbert Scott junior and was feature in Country Life on 28th February 2002..

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Fancy a pint?

9TH DECEMBER 2013
Rose & Crown, Ratley, Banbury, OX15 6DS – Guide Price £425,000

A charming detached stone public house with 3 bedroom living accommodation situated in the picturesque village of Ratley

The Great Housing Price Bubble

13TH NOVEMBER 2013

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Help to Buy

13TH NOVEMBER 2013

If you need advice on the Help to Buy Scheme please give us a call or pop into our new office for a cup of coffee and we will be delighted to talk you through the process and options available.



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Help to Buy

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11th November 2013
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Two for the Price of One!

10th November 2013
Pear Tree Cottage, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, CV32 6QX – Guide Price £1,250,000

An outstanding family house with substantial annexe located in the highly sought after area of Blackdown and situated in delightful gardens and grounds.

Pear Tree

Careers

“the most important asset of any business is its staff”

Our people make Stephen Parry & Company the success it is. That’s why every member of our team is passionate, committed and professional.

We like to receive speculative applications directly from people with experience and enthusiasm for our business. To find out more, in total confidence, about career opportunities at Stephen Parry & Company please contact Stephen Parry on +44 (0)1926 883 311 or stephen.parry@stephenparry.co.uk