I was greatly amused by a recent posting on the BBC News website.

A newly built house in Langley Mill, Derbyshire, has been constructed immediately behind a bus stop and shelter. And I do mean ‘immediately behind’ to the extent that you cannot access the front door without climbing over the fence!


I noted that while there were a number of things from the Conservative manifesto that were omitted from the recent Queen’s Speech, one item slipped through that could have significant impact on the way we buy and sell houses in the UK.


It isn’t every day that we receive presents so we were especially pleased to receive this gift from our clients Mr and Mrs M.

They rented a property in Churchdown after they had successfully completed their sale and move back to Longlevens from Anglesey to be nearer to their daughter.


We are so confident that we can sell your home quickly and efficiently that we are tearing up our selling contracts – and here is a picture of our Managing Director, Julian Farr, doing just that!


I was delighted to learn that the number of first-time homebuyers in 2016 was the highest since 2007.

Research in the Halifax First-Time Buyer Review has revealed that there were 335,750 first-time buyers in 2016 compared with 2007’s high of 359,900.