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Ode to Joy

Peter Illingworth considers changes in the real estate market as 2021 draws to a close.   It was only as recently as the 1930s that electric light became standard in new homes built in urban areas of the UK. Now, just 90 years later, our fridge-freezers can tell us when we...


Panic Buying

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents compares the queues for fuel with the queues for property.   Think of an estate agent’s office as a petrol filling station. Over the past eighteen months there have been queues of buyers wanting to find a property...


Ding, Ding

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents comments on the state of the property market ahead this autumn. Lots of buyers and sellers are currently asking us, “Where are we?”.  What they mean is, now that the stamp duty holiday is over, where are we in...


Winning Gold in the Property Olympics

Get your game face on. Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents looks at what it takes to be a winner in the property event.   The property market has some interesting parallels with the Olympic Games.  Hand-in-hand with glorious success can come bitter...


Celebrations

All the staff of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents celebrated Diane’s 20 years of working for us by going for Pimms and afternoon tea at Lastingham Grange. 31 years in business and 130 years of experience between us all. We are extremely grateful to have such loyal and hard...


What Goes Up - Goes Up Further

Peter Illingworth Senior Partner of Peter lllingworth Estate Agents looks to a genius to make some sense of a property market, the like of which we haven’t seen since the 1980s.   What Isaac Newton, who formulated the laws of gravity in the middle of the 17th century...


Don't Panic, Mr Mainwaring

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents suggests how to tackle the property market as we approach the end of lockdown and the start of summer. Has the world gone completely mad? Indeed just lately the world of property seems as though it might have done. If the...


A Year On

Peter Illingworth looks at how property buyers’ interests and demands have changed over the past twelve months. Covid19 has changed many things in our lives. It has altered our outlook, our expectations and our ambitions, and it has changed the way we live or want to live...


Keep The Home Fires Burning

In his spring 2021 Budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has chosen to keep the fire under the property market well and truly alight.   The UK is now experiencing a property buying demand reminiscent of a 1970s or 1980s type boom. We know there’s a...


Exodus

Peter Illingworth of Peter Illingworth Estate Agents looks ahead to a busy spring in the property market.   In the wake of Covid 19 the UK experienced an exodus. This was the evacuation of urban dwellers to the land of milk and honey – the countryside.   The...