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Property Post - Issue 12

Fri 21 April 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of McCartneys Property News Read More

Lots Invited for our North Worcestershire Property Auction 27 September 2022

Tue 27 September 2022

Our renowned property auctions are returning to Hogarths Stone Manor from Tuesday 27 September 2022. Read More

Property Post - Issue 11

Tue 10 May 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of McCartneys Property News Read More

Welshpool Office Take Gold in the Property Awards

Mon 9 May 2022

McCartneys Welshpool have just won The British Property Award for Welshpool. Read More

Eminent Phipps & Pritchard Chartered Surveyor and Estate Agent Retires after 56 Years!

Thu 1 April 2021

Chris Smith (FRICS) of Phipps & Pritchard Estate Agents is hanging up his camera and tape measure after an incredible career in property. Read More

Sales Progressions and a Safe Eye!

Fri 16 October 2020

Now is more important than ever to have an agent who has a sales progression department. Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday - Market Deadline Date

Mon 14 September 2020

Take advantage before the deadline date of 26th September 2020 Read More

There May Be a Global Pandemic but the Regulations Keep Rolling Out….

Thu 2 July 2020

On 1st June 2020, new regulations came into force requiring landlords of residential properties Read More

The New Normal!

Fri 15 May 2020

The lockdown has brought with it many challenges to overcome and at every stage we have conquered those challenges Read More

The 75th anniversary of VE Day

Fri 8 May 2020

TO THOSE WHO GAVE SO MUCH, WE THANK YOU Read More

Home Is?? … Compulsory

Fri 17 April 2020

Stay at Home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives Read More

A Pancake Day Special – House Flipping

Tue 25 February 2020

House flipping means buying a house, increasing its value and making a profit on it, put simply buying at one price, then quickly selling at a higher price. Read More

Win a Pair of Tickets to a 6 Nations Rugby Game

Fri 24 January 2020

McCartneys Estate Agents are kicking off the new year with a fabulous competition to win a pair of tickets to a 6 Nations Rugby Game Read More

Introducing Our New Lettings Manager

Thu 23 January 2020

Every day is different in my new role as McCartneys Letting Manager Read More

Charity of the Year Update

Mon 16 December 2019

For many years McCartneys has proudly supported a charity of the year, raising funds for a variety of good causes Read More

Home Is…an Ancient Forest Between Two Great Cities!

Thu 12 December 2019

Nick Millinchip is a McCartneys LLP Partner who is based at our busy Stourport-on-Severn office which is located in the Wyre Forest district of North Worcestershire. Read More

Christmas Elf Day at the Kidderminster Office in Aid of the Alzheimer's Society

Fri 6 December 2019

The team at Kidderminster getting into the full swing of Christmas by dressing up as Elves, in support of the Alzheimer's Society. Read More

Home is…Kidderminster

Tue 3 December 2019

Coral Herbert, one of our wonderful Sales Negotiators at Phipps and Pritchard Read More

Home Is... Where Adventure Takes Me

Wed 13 November 2019

Dominic Sumner is one of the amazing team in the IT Department that keeps us all up and running. Read More

For Cell – a Property That Will Capture Your Imagination

Tue 5 November 2019

Go directly to Jail, do not pass GO, do not collect £200, we’ve all had that sinking feeling during a game of Monopoly Read More

Reservation Agreements – A More Secure Sale?

Fri 1 November 2019

It will be very interesting to see how the government's trial is rolled out Read More

Home Is… Where the Tribe Is

Fri 25 October 2019

Carl Rimmer, former professional Rugby Player for the Exeter Chiefs tells us Read More

Raising The Bar

Fri 25 October 2019

Propertymark has long called for Government regulation to ensure everyone in the industry is licensed Read More

Home Is… Where the Music Is.

Mon 21 October 2019

I’ve always loved music, but it wasn't until I was 8 years old Read More

Home Is…Where the Farm Is

Fri 11 October 2019

Marian Pinches runs our Bridgnorth Property Office, although this isn’t her first ‘job’ of the day… Read More

Home Is...Starting a New Life Chapter

Mon 7 October 2019

Home has a very different meaning to many people Read More

Home Is… Where the Hedgehogs Are!

Fri 4 October 2019

It’s a busy time of year now for my family of hedgehogs Read More

Dementia Friends at McCartneys

Tue 1 October 2019

See what a small team from around the offices has been up to Read More

Home Is.... Where the Cows Are

Tue 24 September 2019

Ebony explains where home is for her Read More

A Castle Near The Sea

Fri 20 September 2019

A Fine & Country property marketed around the world Read More

Home Is Where the Family Business Is

Fri 6 September 2019

We wish Walkmill many more happy years trading in Knighton Read More

A successful Month for the Welshpool and Newtown Office

Mon 2 September 2019

The Welshpool and Newtown office have had a very successful month throughout August collectively selling approximately £7.5million worth of property Read More

Here is a sneak peak at our latest instruction from Ludlow Office!

Thu 22 August 2019

Knoll House, Adleymoor – Offers in the Region of £350,000 Read More

Increase in Lettings Valuations

Fri 16 August 2019

Kidderminster Office  is always a hub of activity with sales, lettings and block management all operating under one roof Read More

The Teams to Take on Ten Y Fan

Tue 16 July 2019

It was once stated that people first diagnosed with dementia felt they had a mountain to climb Read More

It’s Good to Talk

Tue 9 July 2019

Those of us of a certain age will remember the advert with the late, great, Bob Hoskins, telling us just that. Well it is, and especially if you’re looking for a property. Read More

What Is Important to You?

Wed 29 May 2019

For many vendors I speak to the most important aspect of their sales journey is Read More

Tickets Please!! Take a Seat and Relax as We Whisk You to Bucknell Railway Station, and Tell You the Story of How It Became the Family Home It Is Today.

Tue 14 May 2019

At the end of 2017 we received a call from Austin Powell, who wished McCartneys to act as agents, to sell Bucknell Railway Station. Read More

The Local Agent That Goes the Extra Mile

Wed 1 May 2019

“A house is made with walls and beams, a home is made with love and dreams”. Read More

McCartneys Supports the Alzheimer’s Society

Thu 25 April 2019

McCartneys are delighted to announce that Alzheimer’s Society is our Charity of the Year for 2019. Working with our local community fundraisers Lisa and Helen we will be raising money and awareness throughout the year to support people living with dementia across the UK. Read More

The British Heart Foundation - Beating Heartbreak forever

Fri 12 April 2019

In 2018 McCartneys and Phipps & Pritchard chose the British Heart Foundation as our Charity of the Year. Heart disease is one of the world’s biggest killers, the BHF funds vital research to save lives. Read More

Showcase Your Home at One of the World’s Most Exclusive Addresses!

Wed 20 March 2019

On 29th and 30th March McCartneys Fine & Country will be holding a property exhibition dedicated to our portfolio of homes for sale across Shropshire, Powys, Herefordshire & The Marches. Read More

Charity Fund Raising Day

Mon 3 December 2018

On Friday 7th December the team at Ludlow Office will be raising money for the British Heart Foundation. Read More

Will You Be Ordering Your New Flat Pack Home Online?

Fri 16 November 2018

I have just read an article about the rise of the modular home, a flat pack home you can order online, have delivered and put up within weeks. One style actually is flat and you fold it out into a house! Read More

We Will Remember Them

Wed 7 November 2018

On Sunday 11th November the nation will come together to remember all those who fought in the First World War. Here at our Ludlow office we wanted to show our respect and thanks and to have the opportunity to reflect and acknowledge the huge sacrifice made by so many on all our behalf. Read More

McCartneys Ludlow scoop another Gold Award !!

Mon 5 November 2018

Debbie Anderson is delighted that the team at Ludlow have once again achieved Gold standard in the British Property Awards for Regional Estate Agent in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and West Midlands. The team have now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme Roadshow Review

Mon 29 October 2018

McCartneys recently held a series of Basic Payment Scheme roadshows at Welshpool, Brecon, Worcester, Ludlow & Knighton. Read More

What Should You Expect from Your Estate Agent?

Thu 18 October 2018

Whilst out and about on my travels over the last few months I have been staggered by clients questions and expectations relating to service. Read More

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Auction Results

Wed 10 October 2018

Our last Kidderminster auction sale was held on Wednesday 29th May 2013 and was a very well attended event producing FIVE SALES. The results were as follows - click on pdf to view Read More

The Real Cost for First Time Buyers

Wed 10 October 2018

Are you a first time property buyer? Partner Tom Carter shares some expert advice on the financial implications of buying your first home! Read More

GOING! GOING! GONE!

Wed 10 October 2018

Yes, the market for residential property has much improved but it is not necessarily all about asking prices and selling prices with reference to the advice that we can offer to our potential vendors.  Read More

69 Acre Farm For Sale in Welshpool

Wed 3 October 2018

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by private treaty the holding known as Fron Grian, Cefn Coch, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0AG Read More

Property & Land Auction Press Release

Wed 3 October 2018

McCartneys report another excellent land auction at The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on Thursday 27th September 2018. Read More

Rare Opportunity to Purchase a Good Quality Small Stock Farm on the Edge of a Village

Wed 26 September 2018

McCartneys are grateful to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale the charming and attractive small farm known as Old Court. Located in a most beautiful part of south Montgomeryshire, the sale presents a prime opportunity to acquire a small farm with potential and diversification opportunities. Read More

Phipps and Pritchard Property Market Update for September

Tue 4 September 2018

We are bracing ourselves for increased activity as we move into September. It is noticeable that peoples focus is turning back to property as we see the end of the Summer Holidays and children returning to school next week. The mailing list which has been surprisingly high with proceedable applicants the largest sector being those in rented has shifted in latter weeks with the first time buyers increasing once again. Read More

Fine & Country Is the Fastest Growing Premium Estate Agency Brand in England and Wales over the Last 12 Months

Tue 4 September 2018

This is according to figures provided by TwentyCi, an independent statistics provider. Growth is measured by the number of properties on the market in the last 12 months, in this case from August 3 2017 to August 2 2018, and compared to the previous 12 months (August 3 2016 to August 2 2017) in England and Wales. The results revealed that Fine & Country has grown by 18.9 % year on year, which is substantially higher than the next closest competitor at only 4.2% growth Read More

The Importance of a High Street Presence in Estate Agency

Fri 24 August 2018

I am so often asked how we differ from the online offering. My response is such that for tech savvy individuals the online option is attractive. Cost is a huge factor for many people however more often than not we see people who have paid and are having to pay again for a ‘true’ high street agent. The incentive for the online agent is building stock and their brand presence, their fees are paid up front so you question where is their motivation following taking your money to sell for you? They have been paid and listed your property – now what? Read More

Come & Join Us At Berriew Show – Saturday 25th August 2018!

Mon 20 August 2018

We’re happy to announce that McCartneys will be having a stand at Berriew Show again this year. We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s show so we’re looking forward to attending again, especially as it is the 70th anniversary of Berriew Show. Read More

Hat-trick for McCartneys’ Rural Professionals

Thu 19 July 2018

I am delighted to say that McCartneys Rural Professional Team has made the finals of the Rural Business Awards for the third year in a row, this time in the new Midlands Category. Read More

Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Residential Dwelling

Wed 18 July 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed buildings consent for the erection of a two storey extension to a rural cottage. The extension provides a utility and shower room on the ground floor and a double bedroom on the first floor.  This extension provides the cottage with 2 bedrooms in total allowing a family to live in the dwelling. Read More

McCartneys Supports the British Heart Foundation

Fri 22 June 2018

We have officially kicked off our fundraising activities for the British Heart Foundation.  If you visit one of our branches you’ll find a donation tin and lots of free BHF literature, so please do make any contribution you can. Read More

Property Stock Levels Increasing

Fri 22 June 2018

As the second May Bank Holiday has been and gone there is a noticeable increase in viewing and offer activity. The diaries have been extremely busy which is great as the stock levels have been so very low for the last 18 months. It is good to see the stock levels increasing. Read More

Everything's Coming up Roses!!

Tue 29 May 2018

Now is the time of year when our gardens come into their own. The Malvern Spring Festival kicked off the horticultural year in style and last week we had the joys of the Chelsea flower show. At this time of year when not at work I can be found in my garden, no good looking for me in the house, the garden is where I will be and where I am most content. Last night as I was tying up my sweet peas and trying the stop the cats from scooping tadpoles out of the pond I thought how vital our gardens are to us all. Read More

Gold Award for McCartneys Ludlow

Wed 9 May 2018

McCartneys have been recognised as one of the best estate agents in the county, having received a Gold Award for their Ludlow branch from the British Property Awards. Read More

Important Weavers' Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster Sold!

Thu 12 April 2018

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Partner Nick Millinchip is proud to announce the successful sale of the three iconic Grade II Listed Weavers’ Cottages’ rescued and painstakingly repaired by The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust Ltd (WBPT) using grants and loans including substantial investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) of £730,000 and from the Architectural Heritage Fund of over £300,000. Read More

Residential Sales Department Have Moved and Joined Forces with the Letting & Management Departments

Fri 6 April 2018

The move has enabled us to offer all of the above services from one location. Customer service is at the forefront of our business and one of our key motivators is to ensure that we provide the best experience for our customers. Read More

We’ve Moved Too!

Wed 14 March 2018

We love nothing more than helping you buy and sell property so you can move onto your next adventure in life and we’ve been on the move too!  Our Phipps and Pritchard sales and lettings offices in Kidderminster have come together under one roof, 32 Worcester Street. Read More

Auction of Reclaimed Building Materials - Saturday 7th April 2018

Mon 12 March 2018

At Chillington Industrial Estate, Eastfields, Wolverhampton, WV1 2BS on SATURDAY 7th April 2018 at 11.00am prompt. Read More

Over 1.3 Million Pounds Worth of Property and Land Sold at Auction

Fri 9 March 2018

Another electric evening was experienced at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel last Tuesday night 13th March. The latest property auction hosted by Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys was probably the most popular and successful event yet. Read More

Local auctioneer to help local Football Club with their quest to buy pitch!

Wed 7 February 2018

Newcastle on Clun Football Club have been offered a great opportunity to purchase their football ground at Millfield in Newcastle. Read More

McCartneys Takes Strategic Approach with New Appointment

Mon 5 February 2018

McCartneys LLP has appointed Mike Hamer to run the property side of its Kington, Knighton and Prestigne offices.  Mike, joins the business with a wealth of experience, not only in property development, but also sales, marketing and research. Read More

Early 2018 Property Market Comment

Wed 17 January 2018

We have seen a very positive start to 2018.  There was a noticeable quietening down of the phones, as expected, during December as people prepared for the festive season. Read More

Ludlow Market Key Dates for the Christmas Period

Fri 15 December 2017

During the Christmas period Ludlow Market will behaving sale on Wednesday 27th December 2018 and also Monday 1st January 2018. For more information please contact 01584 872251 and speak to Michael Thomas or John Uffold. Read More

The Importance of a High Street Presence

Fri 15 December 2017

I am often asked about the noticeable array of emerging online estate agents. What do we offer that is different? Read More

By Informal Tender - Coronation Cottage, Lydham, Bishops Castle

Fri 1 December 2017

Informal Tender closing at 12noon on Thursday 7th December 2017. Read More

Weavers' Cottages in Kidderminster Shortlisted for a Historic England Angel Award

Wed 11 October 2017

The Weavers’ Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster have been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Best Rescue of a Historic Building category of the Historic England Angel Awards 2017 Read More

Prestigious Rural Awards Name County Business a Finilist

Tue 5 September 2017

McCartneys LLP has beaten off stiff competition to be named a finalist in the prestigious Rural Business Awards (RBAs), due to be held on 5th October. Read More

Park Farm for sale by Public Auction on Tuesday 12 September 2017

Mon 24 July 2017

Park Farm, Hartlebury, North Worcestershire - Special barn with planning permission for conversion and private 1 acre lake in a scene reminiscent of an oil painting! Read More

Property Market Update from the The Wyre Forest into the West Midlands

Sat 22 July 2017

"We have enjoyed a very positive July and August with much needed stock coming in and filtering through", explains Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Property Expert Zoe Herbert from our Kidderminster office. Read More

McCartneys are fundraising for the local charity Mind on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

Tue 18 July 2017

McCartneys are supporting Mind, the mental health charity and have organised a fundraising event on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal on Sunday the 24th of September to raise monies and awareness for the cause. Read More

Almost two million pounds worth of property sold at the Manor!

Thu 13 July 2017

More auction success at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster was achieved again last night with a staggering £1,743,000worth of property sold on the evening. Read More

Bryngwlfa, Llanbister Road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 6UD Press Release

Thu 6 July 2017

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by Formal Tender the holding known as Bryngwlfa, Llanbister Road. Read More

MID WALES’ LEADING ESTATE AGENTS MCCARTNEYS SHORT LISTED FOR TOP INDUSTRY AWARD

Wed 3 May 2017

Tom Carter, partner in McCartneys Welshpool office said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been short listed for such a prestigious award completely out of the blue, it is wonderful that once again our hard work and the unrivalled results that we achieve for our clients here in in Mid Wales are being recognised at a national level. Our customer service levels, response times to enquiries and the service that we offer out of office hours have been highlighted by the judges which we are really proud of as we strive to offer the very best estate agency service in the area.”  Read More

THREE Important Historic Properties Now Available From £129,950 - Weavers’ Cottages, Kidderminster, DY10 2EN

Tue 2 May 2017

These historic Grade II Listed properties have been painstakingly repaired to the very highest standard and are now in the market to be sold straightaway priced to attract immediate interest from able buyers. Read More

Historic Weavers’ Cottages Almost Ready To Be Sold!

Fri 7 April 2017

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Partner, Nick Millinchip is delighted to be favoured with kind instructions from The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust (WBPT). Read More

LLWYNMORFA, CROSSGATES LD1 6RF – PRESS RELEASE

Fri 7 April 2017

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by public auction on Thursday 25th May 2017 (in 2 Lots) the holding known as Llwynmorfa, Crossgates.  Read More

McCartneys Triumphs at Estate Agency ‘Oscars’

Wed 18 January 2017

McCartneys have again scooped an industry ‘Oscar’ at the Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2016 in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.   Read More

Buyers are Waiting for Your Property

Wed 18 January 2017

Thinking about waiting till the Spring to sell your home?  Well you’re not alone, many people think the winter isn’t a great time to sell but that’s become something of a myth in the last few years. Read More

Auction Resume for 2016

Tue 10 January 2017

During the course of 2016 Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP were favoured with kind instructions to offer 24 varied lots for sale by Public Auction. For some of our vendor/clients then irresistible offers meant that a few lots successfully changed hands prior to auction but from those 24 instructions it is great testament to our skill, and expertise, is the field of auction that only just one lot did not actually transact. Thereby creating an incredible “strike rate” of 96%! Read More

Don't Wait Until Next Spring

Mon 5 December 2016

When you read news articles that says ‘Housing transactions to drop over next two years in ‘tough times’,  we all buy into the idea that the housing market is on a downer, BUT don’t believe everything you read, remember headline grabbing articles sell papers. Read More

The Right Technology in the Right Hands Equals Happy Clients!

Mon 14 November 2016

Two customer satisfaction questionnaires from a property sale recently landed on my desk, which intrigued me enough to investigate the story behind them. Read More

Review of the Wyre Forest Property Market

Fri 4 November 2016

Property prices in Wyre Forest have seen quite an increase since Christmas and in general would be at least 5% up. Like the rest of the country we witnessed a real spike for transactions in the market in the run up to 1 April 2016 with buyers rushing to exchange contracts before the Government introduced changes to the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) system for buyto-let purchases and also second homes. Read More

Fundraising 'Promise Auction' Conducted by McCartneys Auctioneer Raises £7,500 Towards Local Cause

Tue 11 October 2016

McCartneys are pleased to have been able to help in the fight to keep open one of our local village primary schools recently. Read More

Yet More Evidence if Needed That Selling at Auction is a Very Viable Option

Fri 16 September 2016

Our latest public auction sale was held on a hot evening on Tuesday 13th September 2016 seeing the room packed to full capacity with equally hot bidding!  Read More

Property & Land Summer Auction Report

Mon 1 August 2016

The McCartneys summer auction attracted a good sized crowd with a variety of lots forward. A wide range of land and property gave the basis for a very successful evening. Read More

Post BREXIT Property Market

Wed 29 June 2016

So the referendum is done and the UK has voted to leave the EU. What will this mean for the property market in the coming months? I read reports ranging from utter doom to a sense of mild and considered optimism. Read More

A House in the Woods

Wed 11 May 2016

If glorious isolation is what you’re dreaming of then Warren House in Stansbatch, Herefordshire will be right up your street, or should we say track! Read More

Little Chapel Sings

Mon 4 April 2016

Over half a dozen potential buyers were present in a full saleroom for McCartneys auction of the little Mission Hall at Hay-on-Wye. Read More

In Touch with the Market at Stourport

Mon 4 April 2016

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP has a fine heritage having been established all the way back in 1848 and still runs today with the very same deep rooted values such as honesty, integrity and professionalism underpinned by a friendly highly knowledgeable personal service yet at the same time we still always continue to strive for progression thereby leading the way in all aspects of modern property transfer in order to exceed our clients expectations. Read More

VALUE!

Fri 1 April 2016

What a word! We are, in our day to day capacity as valuers and auctioneers, being asked regularly to “can you please value this or value that”. But if you stand back and consider the word value and its associated close relatives, we have a whole world of words surrounding one core word. Read More

Brexit – Yes or No - It’s Probably Not Good News For Home Sellers!

Fri 1 April 2016

Whether you are personally pro or anti Europe, the referendum on 23th June is likely to do nothing to help property sales this spring. Read More

McCartneys Spring Auction 2016

Tue 29 March 2016

The first auction of property recently took place at The Salwey Arms. Three lots forward, two in North Herefordshire and the other in Powys. Read More

The Power of a Well Run Mailing List

Mon 14 March 2016

I am often asked, when I am undertaking Marketing Appraisals, whether we have people waiting to view properties such as the one I am inspecting. Read More

Rescue Works Begin for Historic Weavers Cottages in Kidderminster

Fri 19 February 2016

Historic Weavers’ Cottages in Horsefair, Kidderminster to be offered for sale by Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys – following extensive repair and conservation by The Worcestershire Building Preservation Trust Ltd having secured a mix of important grant and loan funding to do so! Read More

Right To Rent 2016 – Lettings Update

Fri 12 February 2016

As 2015 came to a close we saw several changes for the lettings market bringing in new rulings as of October 1st. These changes were in respect of carbon monoxide / smoke alarms in rented accommodation along with grounds for landlords regaining possession of their properties. Read More

Yet More Rules!

Mon 15 June 2015

Agents and Landlords are going to see a seismic shift in the Commercial Letting field come April 2018 - which is not that far away in the grand scheme of things. Read More

So when's the best time to put your house on the market?

Thu 11 June 2015

Well as soon as possible, that’s when! Gone are the seasonal barriers to selling. If you want to sell your house the most important factor is to get it on to the market so that buyers can see it. Read More

Issue 2 of the McCartneys Property News is now out!

Wed 10 June 2015

After an extremely successful first edition we have decided to publish a second one, which you can view by clicking on the link below or if you fancy getting your hands on the newspaper version hurry down to one of the following outlets in our areas to pick up your free copy - Sainsbury's ∙ TESCO ∙ ASDA ∙ The co-operative ∙ MORRISONS Read More

New Property Portal Launching 26th January

Fri 19 December 2014

Debbie Anderson Property Chairman of McCartneys is delighted to announce that from January 2015 all properties for sale and to let will be listed with the new property portal On The Market. Read More

House Price Growth

Mon 20 October 2014

When recently scanning one of the trade journals I came across an article headed: ‘Average Home to cost £780,000 by 2040’, whilst more than a little surprised by the prediction I thought I would find out how much prices have risen over the last 25 years. Read More

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys proudly present The Royal Glassworks

Sun 19 October 2014

A very fine conversion of an important Grade II Listed Victorian Glassworks by JG Woodcock Construction Ltd creating 27 units of the highest quality with a mix of one and two bedroom flats plus, also, two and three bedroom town houses. Read More

Cleobury Mortimer Property Office Revised Opening Hours

Wed 8 October 2014

McCartneys office in Cleobury Mortimer will now be staffed every Monday & Friday. Read More

Auction Results This Week Make Worthy Headlines

Fri 26 September 2014

2 Auctions over 2 nights equals over 2 million pounds worth of property sold! Read More

Llanidloes, it's up there with them!

Tue 9 September 2014

A study commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the roll-out of UK postcodes has revealed that Llanidloes the small market town set in the heart of Mid-Wales is ranked 3rd in Wales and within the top 10 in the UK. Read More

The Property Market in August

Tue 2 September 2014

August can be a very funny month in the property world. It is incredible how so many external factors affect our industry but summer holidays are certainly one of those influences. Further, there are of course so many factors which affect how people holiday, from the weather to the economy. All of these things can have an impact on the property market over the summer months. Read More

McCartneys Photography competition winner is announced!

Thu 14 August 2014

Head of PR and Valuer for McCartneys Zoe Herbert and Ludlow based photographer Gareth Thomas alongside celebrity judge Sian Lloyd met up to view the submissions and pick their winner. Read More

Makes The Work You Do Worthwhile!

Thu 7 August 2014

As we have written about before, Client Testimonials are very important for any business in this day and age and are used in a multitude of ways. Read More

McCartneys Help Dragons Find New Den

Wed 16 July 2014

Gymnasts at Mid-Wales based Maldwyn Dragons Gymnastic Club have a new home to call their own thanks to help from McCartneys. For the last seven years classes have been limited to Fridays and Saturdays only with a waiting list in excess of 80 children (some waiting longer than 18 months) but now the ‘Dragons’ have moved to a purpose equipped unit at 14, Mochdre Industrial Estate, Newtown. Read More

Happiest Place to Live!!

Mon 23 June 2014

A recent survey commissioned by Rightmove shows that Llandrindod Wells is the ‘happiest place’ to live in Wales. Based upon the opinions of those living within the town the survey asked “how content people are with their own homes and how it is decorated plus how friendly are the neighbours and how safe they feel in their local community”. The Spa town came 19th in the overall rankings for Britain, with Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, coming in at 54th. Read More

What Makes a Good Estate Agent

Fri 20 June 2014

With a positive and productive start to the year I found myself looking at what makes a good Estate Agent. Read More

Alison Joins The Team at Tenbury Wells

Wed 11 June 2014

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

Housing Price Bubble Or Not?

Mon 9 June 2014

I recently read yet another newspaper article that informed me that we were all experiencing a housing price bubble with significant house price gains across the country. But how misleading these articles can be! Read More

Beware of the Eggman

Thu 5 June 2014

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market… and now is a very good time to, think…. and then do it…. because the market is about as buoyant and active as it has been for some time now…… some people think it prudent to get more than one Agent to come and appraise their house and give their opinion of the what is going on in the world of house sales and in some cases this is a very sensible thing to do. Read More

***Last Chance***

Thu 29 May 2014

This is your last chance to enter the McCartneys Photographic Competition before the closing date of 31st May 2014. We've already had some stunning entries submitted, but you never know this could be your chance to win photography vouchers worth £100. See the flier for more details on how to enter, or visit mccartneysphotocompetition.co.uk. Read More

Is a Picture Still Worth a 1000 Words - We Definitely Think So - More Importantly It's Often Worth a Sale!

Wed 14 May 2014

This ever familiar proverb is now more true than ever for the successful forward thinking Estate Agent given the prevalence of the internet as a key marketing medium where a prospective buyer's first impression of your property is absolutely crucial. Read More

5 sales in a Day

Tue 22 April 2014

Phil Herdson FRICS, McCartneys LLP member and former Phipps and Pritchard Partner is delighted to report that the 'good times' appear to be back. Read More

Market continuing to strengthen

Fri 11 April 2014

The RICS' reported yesterday that the property market is continuing to strengthen with the average price for a home across the UK is now over £250,000. Read More

UK fees most competitive across the Globe!

Wed 9 April 2014

Research by Estate Agent Today shows British estate agents charge some of the lowest fees in the world. With agents charging variable fees in the UK – most believed to be 1.5% to 2% but as high as 3% in parts of central London comparisons are difficult. Read More

It's True, The Market Really is Improving - Stourport Office Sells Luxury New House at £615,000 in Just a Few Weeks!!!

Thu 3 April 2014

The Stourport Office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys were favoured with instructions from developer's Oakham Construction Ltd to offer for sale Pear Tree House in the North Worcestershire village of Hartlebury at the very start of this year. Read More

Three Houses, One Road, One Week

Thu 27 March 2014

That’s exactly what happened at the offices of McCartneys Leominster last month with the office selling three properties in Wegnalls Way with all three buyers completing and moving in within the same week of each other! Read More

See your property on film!

Wed 19 March 2014

At Ludlow Office we have trialled a new concept in property marketing. We are now able to offer films of properties with a link to our website and facebook so people can get a real feel of the surroundings and the house itself. As so many people start their search online we wanted to offer more than just photographs or stills cut together. I know when I bought my house, I had almost made the decision when I opened the garden gate and saw the views. I wanted to try and give people this experience online and I think we have cracked it! Read More

Strong Demand / Low Supply

Wed 12 March 2014

Knighton - Powys. A tremendous start to the New Year with property sales agreed being double over the same period as of last year. Buyers are coming from all over the country with all types of property requirements. Read More

Fine & Country Exhibition - Tuesday 8th April 2014

Mon 10 March 2014

Fine & Country Exhibition - Tuesday 8th April 2014 Read More

Phipps & Pritchard's open day a success!

Fri 7 March 2014

It was a pleasure to welcome so many local professionals and friends to our open day to celebrate the completion of our residential sales property centre at 31 Worcester Street, Kidderminster. Read More

Three New Associates for McCartneys LLP

Wed 5 March 2014

McCartneys are pleased to announce the appointment of three new Associates. Simon Edwards, Phillip Blackman-Howard and Geraint Jones have joined the partnership as Associate Members. Read More

International Buyers

Wed 26 February 2014

I was recently reading an article about the makeup of home buyers in the London market which reported that in 2013 almost 44% of London buyers were from abroad. This of course got me thinking about the makeup of our buyers here in Mid Wales. Read More

"Help to Buy" Kick-starts development in Mid Powys.

Mon 24 February 2014

Two of Mid Powys’ largest developers – PAR Homes and Avisco Properties are pro actively pushing forward with new house builds after successfully becoming registered with “Help to Buy Wales.”  The new equity loan scheme came into force in Wales on January 2nd this year after being extremely successful in England since 2012. Read More

Speculation on Stamp Duty thresholds grows.

Mon 24 February 2014

The Chancellor of the Exchequer will give his budget to Parliament on the 19th March 2014. There are growing calls from those involved in the housing industry for Stamp Duty thresholds to be reviewed. Currently when you buy a property up to £125,000 there is no stamp duty to pay. From £125,001 - £250,000 the levy is 1% of the purchase price. At £250,001 to £500,000 it rises sharply to 3% of the purchase price, and from £1,000,001 it rises to 4% and at over £2,000,000  a whopping 7%! Read More

Sharon James joins the Brecon Office

Fri 14 February 2014

After 7 years in recession the signs of recovery in the housing market are much brighter.  With viewing numbers for the first 6 weeks of this year almost doubling the same period last year and a 100% increase on sales there is no doubt that confidence levels are returning. Read More

FLOOD, AN "F" WORD TO BE WARY OF

Fri 14 February 2014

One of the major factors following a flood is the potential devaluation or blighting that can take place to a person’s property. So on top of the misery that goes with dealing with a flood, there is then the on-going worry if someone had been thinking of moving or selling their house,  needed to sell/re-mortgage  or whatever, there is then the anguish that goes with the worry about how the flood will have affected their, in the majority of instances, major capital asset. Read More

Energy Assessments Explained

Mon 10 February 2014

Energy assessments have been part of our lives since the autumn of 2007, and still after all these years, whilst many are aware of their existence, most people know absolutely nothing about them. Read More

McCartneys evolve Estate Agency Services

Fri 20 December 2013

In a competitive estate agency industry we must evolve to accommodate buyers and seller’s needs, that’s why we, at McCartneys, have developed two new services which will enhance our existing outstanding agency package. Read More

Heavenly Intervention Requested!

Wed 11 December 2013

A job as an Estate Agent is never dull, and no day ever the same. From starter homes to grand country houses you never know where you will be asked to visit next. Read More

Abergavenny Auction Success

Mon 4 November 2013

Thursday night of last week saw a packed auction room at The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell with Malps cottage and two lots of land being offered for sale. This was an auction of a very special property situated on the slopes of the Blorenge mountain, Abergavenny. Read More

Fine & Country Win Top Industry Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

Wed 30 October 2013

Fine & Country is delighted to announce its fifth consecutive win at the International Property Awards 2013 for ‘Best Real Estate Agency Marketing UK’. Read More

From the Archives……….

Wed 30 October 2013

Whilst wartime activities produced numerous successes over the enemy the local property market continued to operate, particularly through Phipps & Pritchard Auction activity.  Sales generally throughout the year were held at the Lion Hotel, unusually commencing at 7pm and in January, 70 people attended. 9 Yew Tree Road was sold at a figure of £770 comprising a four bedroomed villa residence, a feature being the “Scullery with sink, soft water pump and gas cooker”.  The property was sold after an opening bid of £400 and the successful 12th bid being that of the purchaser.  At the same sale four “Desirable” dwelling houses known as 133, 133a, 134 and 134a Baxter Avenue sold, the achieved figure being £725. Read More

Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys celebrate a MEGA Autumn Property Auction commanding over a £Million at The Manor!!!

Thu 3 October 2013

The evening of Wednesday 25th September goes down as the BIGGEST, BUSIEST and MOST SUCCESSFUL property auction that we have held within the last 10 years, recession or no recession! Read More

Becoming an authority on property

Thu 26 September 2013

I recently saw a post on twitter asking estate agents what the best piece of advice was that they had received during their career. Read More

Damp or Condensation

Mon 16 September 2013

A regular query we receive from our large rented property portfolio tenants and where we act as long leasehold and managers are issues concerning damp. Read More

The right place, the right sign!

Thu 12 September 2013

How important is having a 'For Sale' board at your property in this technologically connected world that we live in? Read More

From the Archives - onto 1963...........

Thu 1 August 2013

TEN YEARS ON FROM CORONATION YEAR The previous contribution looked at Property Auction prices in 1953.  We now move on to 1963. Read More

Fine & Country Homes From McCartneys to Receive Industry Award at the UK Property Awards in London on October 18th

Tue 30 July 2013

July 24, 2013 – Fine & Country Homes from McCartneys has been informed that it is amongst the winning companies of the esteemed UK Property Awards in the 2013 UK regional competition. Read More

Property Sales Red Hot as the Summer Continues.

Mon 22 July 2013

The talk is that the housing market is improving. I certainly agree. We are currently boasting 47% of available property under offer. An office record. Read More

Ludlow's Festival of Small Gardens

Mon 1 July 2013

McCartneys Ludlow are proud to sponsor Ludlow’s Festival of Small Gardens. Debbie Anderson, Partner at Ludlow Office says “we are delighted to have the opportunity to support the Festival of Small Gardens, funds raised will benefit local charities and social enterprise schemes.” Read More

‘Flaming June'

Mon 24 June 2013

And it really has been… For Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys Kidderminster Office the title certainly rings true. It really has a very busy but productive few weeks at the Kidderminster Office. Read More

TWO ACRES of land at Shrawley, Nr Stourport makes BIG money!

Thu 20 June 2013

The Stourport Office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys was delighted to handle a phenomenal sale which witnessed 2.1 acres of agricultural land making an amazing price of £52,000. Read More

Prime Residential Development Opportunity in historic Ludlow

Tue 18 June 2013

McCartneys Ludlow Office are delighted to offer Old Chapel Works, Old Street at a Guide Price of £675,000. Read More