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Should we force OAP Birmingham homeowners to downsize?

This was a question posed to me on social media a few weeks ago, after an interesting discussion with some clients about our mature members of Birmingham society and the fact many retirees feel trapped in their homes. After working hard for many years and buying a home for themselves and their family, the children have subsequently flown the nest and now they are left to rattle round in a big house. Many feel trapped in their big homes (hence I have dubbed these Birmingham home owning mature members of our society, ‘Generation Trapped’).

So, should we force OAP Birmingham homeowners to downsize?

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Boom of Visitors to New Street Station: Love Your Postcode

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How does that affect the Birmingham Property Market?

It might surprise you that it isn’t always the poshest villages around Birmingham or the swankiest Birmingham streets where properties sell and let the quickest. Quite often, it’s the ones that have the best transport links. I mean, there is a reason why one of the most popular property programmes on television is called Location, Location, Location!

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What to expect from the Spring Budget 2017

Most expectations are that this will be a reserved budget from Chancellor Phillip Hammond, in what could be the last important Spring Budget for a while. This is because Hammond has decided to move all major announcements to the Autumn Budget schedule, but there will still be a number of big announcements in this budget. Here is what to expect from the Spring Budget of 2017.

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How to improve your chances of a successful sale

Love Your Postcode can help you improve your chance of a successful sale

A survey of homebuyers has revealed that nearly a third saw their purchase collapse after their offer was accepted. When Which? surveyed 2,000 recent homebuyers in 2016, 28% said they’d had an offer accepted on a property only for the purchase to fall through.

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What does 2017 hold for the property market?

What does 2017 hold for the property market?

Having entered 2016 with optimism and all signs pointing at a buoyant market – the outlook was good! Little did the nation know what 2016 had in store for them.

From Brexit to tax relief for landlords, we’ll run you through what happened in 2016 and what is likely in store for 2017.

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