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We are widely quoted in the press. You can browse a selection of our recent press coverage below. We are always happy to help journalists with their research. You can contact Amanda MacCaw at our press office on: 01386 700068 / 07977 238175.


Property Reporter, 18/04/2024

How viewing a property through rose-tinted glasses can render red flags almost invisible Quoting James Greenwood, Anto Clay, Rachel Johnston, Gillie Pearce and Bill Spreckley from Stacks Property Finders Buyers are in danger of getting swept up in the splendour of spring and likely to miss red flags that would be more easily noticed at […]

The Telegraph, 07/04/2024

‘We were forced to pay £105k to rehome newts no one ever saw’ Quoting Ed Jephson and Clare Coode from Stacks Property Finders Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, has a client who bought a stone barn two years ago and is still waiting to turn it into accommodation. The bats found in […]

Daily Telegraph, 04/04/2024

The new property hotspots where priced-out families are moving Quoting Nick Cunningham from Stacks Property Finders From St Leonard’s Exeter, to St Thomas For bragging rights there is nothing like a St Leonard’s address. It is, quite simply, Exeter’s top spot.  “St Leonard’s is unquestionably the most sought-after residential area, positioned close to the quayside […]

The Times, 30/03/2024

Bedroom blockers: the places in the UK with the most spare rooms Quoting Craig Fuller from Stacks Property Finders As for the longest-standing residents, whose ancestors may have lived in the Cotswolds for hundreds of years, many will want to keep their big homes in the family. “It isn’t rare for a three or four-bedroom […]

Invest Money UK, 23/03/2024

Buy-to-let vs holiday let – find out which makes the best investment Quoting James Greenwood from Stacks Property Finders The big plus point for a BTL over a holiday let, said buying agent James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, is that they offer a steady income throughout the year. “But the yield, relative to that […]

Yahoo, 23/03/2024

Buy-to-let vs holiday let – find out which makes the best investment Quoting James Greenwood from Stacks Property Finders The big plus point for a BTL over a holiday let, said buying agent James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, is that they offer a steady income throughout the year. “But the yield, relative to that […]

The Telegraph, 23/03/2024

Buy-to-let vs holiday let – find out which makes the best investment Quoting James Greenwood from Stacks Property Finders The big plus point for a BTL over a holiday let, said buying agent James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, is that they offer a steady income throughout the year. “But the yield, relative to that […]

Property Industry Eye, 06/03/2024

Agency platform launches in London with high-profile figures involved Quoting Stacks Property Finders The London launch comes as First In The Door gears up to officially launch their services in the Cotswolds next month, with Middleton Advisers and Stacks Property Finders already confirmed as the first set of founding members for the area. The company […]

The Times, 16/02/2024

Is this really the most depressing town in Britain? Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Clare Coode, of the property search agency Stacks, says there is high demand from people looking to relocate to Falmouth: “As a buying agent I have never had more inquiries for a town, both from those looking to move to […]

This Is Money, 09/02/2024

Wonder walls! How a mural might help secure your house sale Quoting Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘I recently advised a client with a Sistine-esque mural in the kitchen to paint over it,’ says Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Search.  ‘I think a mural is too much an expression of the owner’s interest.’   Read […]

Daily Mail, 09/02/2024

Wonder walls! How a mural might help secure your house sale Quoting Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘I recently advised a client with a Sistine-esque mural in the kitchen to paint over it,’ says Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Search.  ‘I think a mural is too much an expression of the owner’s interest.’   Read […]

World Time Today, 09/02/2024

Young buyers turn to bungalows for cheaper family homes Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘There’s huge demand for bungalows, especially from those looking to avoid the expense of moving again when they’re older. “We’re only interested in looking at bungalows” is something I’m hearing […]

MSN.com, 09/02/2024

Young buyers turn to bungalows for cheaper family homes Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘There’s huge demand for bungalows, especially from those looking to avoid the expense of moving again when they’re older. “We’re only interested in looking at bungalows” is something I’m hearing […]

Daily Mail, 09/02/2024

Young buyers turn to bungalows for cheaper family homes Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘There’s huge demand for bungalows, especially from those looking to avoid the expense of moving again when they’re older. “We’re only interested in looking at bungalows” is something I’m hearing […]

Ideal Home, 29/01/2024

Garden trends – the key looks and ideas to bring your outdoor space into 2024 Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders One of our favourite modern garden ideas from last year, it seems woodland-inspired gardens will continue to reign supreme in 2024.Indeed, Anto Clay, a regional director with Stacks Property Search, says rural home-buyers are now highly […]

Daily Mail, 27/01/2024

Seven tips to improve the kerb appeal of your home in time for the spring sales push Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Hide ugly features Trellis or willow screens can hide a multitude of sins. ‘If your bins are on show, build an enclosure,’ says James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search.  ‘And if you […]

Property Report, 19/01/2024

How thoroughly should you check out a new property before buying it? Quoting James Greenwood, Louise Ridings, Clare Coode and Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Buying a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, so what lengths should you go to to ensure you’re making the right property choice? […]

Sunday Telegraph, 14/01/2024

Gazundering soars in a cooling market Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “And buyers considering gazundering should think carefully before doing so. Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, says: “The loss of goodwill is so considerable it can end up poisoning the purchase, or sabotaging it. Even if the sale goes ahead, the […]

Business News, 14/01/2024

Gazundering soars in a cooling market Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “And buyers considering gazundering should think carefully before doing so. Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, says: “The loss of goodwill is so considerable it can end up poisoning the purchase, or sabotaging it. Even if the sale goes ahead, the […]

Yahoo, 13/01/2024

‘Stressful 16-month home renovation gave me psoriasis – but it was worth it’ Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders “A utility room and a small downstairs loo and shower room are probably the most requested things for country property searches.” And to maximise value Fuller believes owners need to think carefully about the design, prioritising […]

The Telegraph, 13/01/2024

‘Stressful 16-month home renovation gave me psoriasis – but it was worth it’ Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders “A utility room and a small downstairs loo and shower room are probably the most requested things for country property searches.” And to maximise value Fuller believes owners need to think carefully about the design, prioritising […]

This is Money, 12/01/2024

Pet hates for home buyers: Fussy gardens, pools – and even staircases can make it harder to sell Quoting Nick Wooldridge and Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘Cheap uPVC windows in a period house, also look terrible,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks Property Search. ‘Especially if the original windows would have been sliding-sash and they […]

Daily Mail, 12/01/2024

Pet hates for home buyers: Fussy gardens, pools – and even staircases can make it harder to sell Quoting Nick Wooldridge and Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘Cheap uPVC windows in a period house, also look terrible,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks Property Search. ‘Especially if the original windows would have been sliding-sash and they […]

Sixty Plus Surfers, Winter ’24

New Year Property Trends from Stacks Quoting Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search predicts some of the property trends to look out for in the New Year   Read the full story here

The Telegraph, 23/12/2023

How to get a bigger home in an unforgiving market Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Other upsizers have compromised on location – Hamptons says 23pc of movers have relocated to a more affordable area, up from 18pc in 2022. Rachel Johnston, of Stacks Property Search, says: “Adjusting your search area is one of the […]

Yahoo, 23/12/2023

How to get a bigger home in an unforgiving market Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Other upsizers have compromised on location – Hamptons says 23pc of movers have relocated to a more affordable area, up from 18pc in 2022. Rachel Johnston, of Stacks Property Search, says: “Adjusting your search area is one of the […]

Yahoo, 10/12/2023

How to choose your ‘forever home’ – without living to regret it Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders “Look for something that’s as passive as possible – eco, warm, with room to add solar panels, a ground source heat pump, all the environmental bells and whistles,” says buying agent Anto Clay of Stacks Property Search. […]

The Telegraph, 10/12/2023

How to choose your ‘forever home’ – without living to regret it Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders “Look for something that’s as passive as possible – eco, warm, with room to add solar panels, a ground source heat pump, all the environmental bells and whistles,” says buying agent Anto Clay of Stacks Property Search. […]

The Times, 08/12/2023

What homebuyers and tenants really want Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “There’s a lot of talk about energy efficiency but when it comes down to it, it doesn’t seem to change buyers’ minds,” says Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall. “If that childhood dream has been a period house, […]

Business News, 26/11/2023

The downsizer’s dilemma: how the property market is trapping would-be movers Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders “Downsizing in the current market can be tough as the demand for large, draughty family homes is slowing, while demand for smaller properties with lower running costs is growing,” says Anto Clay, buying agent at Stacks Property Search. […]

Prime Resi, 24/11/2023

Buying agency makes 12 predictions for the property market in 2024 Quoting Stacks Property Finders From the rise of bungalows and ‘my wife next door’ to country hotspots and London locations, buying agents from national network Stacks have identified some of the trends they think will characterise the property market next year. Read our predictions here […]

Financial Times, 23/11/2023

The downsizer’s dilemma: how the property market is trapping would-be movers Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders “Downsizing in the current market can be tough as the demand for large, draughty family homes is slowing, while demand for smaller properties with lower running costs is growing,” says Anto Clay, buying agent at Stacks Property […]

The Times, 17/11/2023

Mind The Gap Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Search says a renovated four-bedroom period house with a garden in King’s Lynn, north Norfolk, can be picked up for £475,000, but journey times to London exceed three hours. “On the Essex-Suffolk border further south you will need to have […]

Yahoo, 05/11/2023

‘It cost us £60,000, but our flint Victorian cottage is now the model of energy efficiency’ Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings, from Stacks Property Search, adds that buyers are getting “twitchy about ratings below a C, as they’re concerned about the ability to resell the property, so taking action on a low […]

The Telegraph, 05/11/2023

‘It cost us £60,000, but our flint Victorian cottage is now the model of energy efficiency’ Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings, from Stacks Property Search, adds that buyers are getting “twitchy about ratings below a C, as they’re concerned about the ability to resell the property, so taking action on a low […]

MSN.com, 27/10/2023

Milton Keynes – the 1960s New Town showing how we may live in the future Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders “Milton Keynes remains a popular option for those moving out of London and still needing a fast commute, or for those nervous about leaving the capital’s amenities behind,” says Rachel Johnston, a buying […]

This Is Money, 27/10/2023

Milton Keynes – the 1960s New Town showing how we may live in the future Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders “Milton Keynes remains a popular option for those moving out of London and still needing a fast commute, or for those nervous about leaving the capital’s amenities behind,” says Rachel Johnston, a buying […]

Mail Plus, 27/10/2023

Milton Keynes – the 1960s New Town showing how we may live in the future Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders “Milton Keynes remains a popular option for those moving out of London and still needing a fast commute, or for those nervous about leaving the capital’s amenities behind,” says Rachel Johnston, a buying […]

Daily Mail, 27/10/2023

Milton Keynes – the 1960s New Town showing how we may live in the future Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders “Milton Keynes remains a popular option for those moving out of London and still needing a fast commute, or for those nervous about leaving the capital’s amenities behind,” says Rachel Johnston, a buying […]

The Telegraph, 23/10/2023

‘A source of joy, and painful expense’: how to renovate a listed home Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders If you have the right people on board, the seemingly impossible can be done. Craig Fuller, of Stacks Property Search, recently helped clients to buy a house that had 49 breaches of listed building consent. […]

Daily Mail, 23/10/2023

Cate Blanchett is blasted by Cornish villagers over ‘non-stop drilling and banging’ at her £1.6million beachside cottage as builders renovate her home on ‘Hollywood-on-Sea’ Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, told The Times celebs are ‘obsessed’ with privacy here and insist on direct […]

Property Investor Today, 26/09/2023

Top tips for maximum short let income from a home Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Search says more buyers of all ages, from young families to the retired, are looking for properties that they can rent out on short term lets while they spend their time elsewhere.   […]

Estate Agent Today, 21/09/2023

Buyers looking for homes that can create an income Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Search says more buyers of all ages, from young families to the retired, are looking for properties that they can rent out on short term lets while they spend their time elsewhere.   Read […]

This Is Money, 16/09/2023

Live the High Life Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Penthouses are usually sold leasehold, so read the small print in the sales details, particularly regarding service charges. And beware developers squeezing in two flats next to each other to charge the premium for selling both as penthouses”, says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property […]

Daily Mail, 15/09/2023

Live the High Life Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Penthouses are usually sold leasehold, so read the small print in the sales details, particularly regarding service charges. And beware developers squeezing in two flats next to each other to charge the premium for selling both as penthouses”, says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property […]

Property Investor Today, 12/09/2023

Investors Return to Property Projects to Optimise Returns Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Stacks’ Clare Coode says, “The tide has turned. The demand for projects stopped dead in its tracks during and immediately post-pandemic. Everyone was doing work so tradespeople were at capacity, the cost of building supplies were stratospheric, and renovation projects […]

Prime Resi, 1/09/2023

Demand for renovation projects bounces back in Cornwall Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders A kitchen garden can add 5,000 euros to your home, say property experts. My agronomical ordeal was brought front of mind when I read a story in the Mail last month about how a kitchen garden can add more than […]

This Is Money, 31/08/2023

Inside the British seaside village dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea: Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Above all, perhaps, is the village’s unrivalled privacy. Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, told The Times: ‘Everyone wants privacy, but celebs coming here are obsessed with it. ‘One famous buyer insisted that the agents walk […]

Daily Express, 31/08/2023

Inside the British seaside village dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea: Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Above all, perhaps, is the village’s unrivalled privacy. Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, told The Times: ‘Everyone wants privacy, but celebs coming here are obsessed with it. ‘One famous buyer insisted that the agents walk […]

Daily Mail, 30/08/2023

Inside the British seaside village dubbed Hollywood-on-Sea: Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Above all, perhaps, is the village’s unrivalled privacy. Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, told The Times: ‘Everyone wants privacy, but celebs coming here are obsessed with it. ‘One famous buyer insisted that the agents walk […]

Mail Plus , 25/08/2023

Bags of character, plenty of space, prime position – rectories really are the answer to your prayers Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders However, not everyone is besotted with these ecclesiastical piles. ‘Buyers come chasing the old rectory dream,’ says James Law of Stacks Property Search. ‘They tend to overlook the disadvantages. They are […]

World Time Today, 25/08/2023

Can buying a rectory answer your home purchasing prayers? Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders However, not everyone is besotted with these ecclesiastical piles. ‘Buyers come chasing the old rectory dream,’ says James Law of Stacks Property Search. ‘They tend to overlook the disadvantages. They are often listed, which presents problems when you want […]

MSN.com, 25/08/2023

Can buying a rectory answer your home purchasing prayers? Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders However, not everyone is besotted with these ecclesiastical piles. ‘Buyers come chasing the old rectory dream,’ says James Law of Stacks Property Search. ‘They tend to overlook the disadvantages. They are often listed, which presents problems when you want […]

This is Money, 25/08/2023

Can buying a rectory answer your home purchasing prayers? Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders However, not everyone is besotted with these ecclesiastical piles. ‘Buyers come chasing the old rectory dream,’ says James Law of Stacks Property Search. ‘They tend to overlook the disadvantages. They are often listed, which presents problems when you want […]

Daily Mail, 25/08/2023

Can buying a rectory answer your home purchasing prayers? Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders However, not everyone is besotted with these ecclesiastical piles. ‘Buyers come chasing the old rectory dream,’ says James Law of Stacks Property Search. ‘They tend to overlook the disadvantages. They are often listed, which presents problems when you want […]

Vigour Times, 22/08/2023

Rutland Experiences the Impact of Increasing Interest Rates with Modestly Beautiful Results Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders According to buying agent Charlie Rearden from Stacks Property Search, Rutland lives up to its motto of “multum in parvo” – a lot in a little. This county, spanning 150 square miles, boasts secret valleys, wooded […]

Financial Times, 22/08/2023

Rutland Experiences the Impact of Increasing Interest Rates with Modestly Beautiful Results Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders According to buying agent Charlie Rearden from Stacks Property Search, Rutland lives up to its motto of “multum in parvo” – a lot in a little. This county, spanning 150 square miles, boasts secret valleys, wooded […]

Daily Mail, 01/08/2023

How a vegetable patch can make your house price grow by £5,000… but a water feature won’t add a penny! Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search says: ‘The pandemic turned a whole generation into keen vegetable growers, so beautiful raised beds in their own area, with utility space […]

This is Money, 01/08/2023

How a vegetable patch can make your house price grow by £5,000… but a water feature won’t add a penny! Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search says: ‘The pandemic turned a whole generation into keen vegetable growers, so beautiful raised beds in their own area, with utility space […]

The Spectator, 24/07/2023

Solar panels in, swimming pools out: 2023’s property trends Quoting Ed Jephson and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Veg patches With the cost of cucumbers up 83 per cent and tomatoes up 50 per cent – according to the Food Foundation – is it any wonder more of us are growing our own? Kitchen gardens and […]

This is Money, 21/07/2023

Ten steps to get your house sorted this summer to sell in autumn Quoting Clare Coode and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders ‘Give your lawn and garden some love. Autumn can be a tricky time for outside space, with grass looking a bit sad — especially after hot, dry weather,’ advises Clare Coode of Stacks […]

MSN.com, 21/07/2023

Ten steps to get your house sorted this summer to sell in autumn Quoting Clare Coode and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders ‘Give your lawn and garden some love. Autumn can be a tricky time for outside space, with grass looking a bit sad — especially after hot, dry weather,’ advises Clare Coode of Stacks […]

Daily Mail, 21/07/2023

Ten steps to get your house sorted this summer to sell in autumn Quoting Clare Coode and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders ‘Give your lawn and garden some love. Autumn can be a tricky time for outside space, with grass looking a bit sad — especially after hot, dry weather,’ advises Clare Coode of Stacks […]

Ross Gazette, 20/07/2023

Bungalows in Ross and hitting new bunga-highs Quoting Louise Riding of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search stated, “High demand and declining supply mean that bungalows can demand a significant price premium.”   Read the full story here

Spectator, 17/07/2023

What’s behind the bungalow boom? Single-storey homes are defying the market slowdown. Quoting Louise Riding of Stacks Property Finders A survey by estate agent Strutt & Parker found that 29 per cent of those looking to move in the next five years consider a bungalow to be their ideal next home – up 7 percentage points […]

Prime Resi, 15/06/2023

‘Projects are back on the agenda’: Buying agency flags seven key property market trends Quoting Charlie Rearden, Anto Clay, Emma Barkes, Louise Riding and George Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Downsizing is on the up: Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Search in Rutland says, “Lots of older generation homeowners who stayed put to house their extended […]

Yahoo, 07/06/2023

The seaside towns where buyers can still bag a bargain Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Ilfracombe, Devon Average price: £270,471 Sitting on an especially scenic tranche of the South West Coast Path with dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and wooded hillsides, Ilfracombe often gets overlooked in favour of nearby Woolacombe or Croyde – but golden surfing […]

This is Money, 02/06/2023

Brecon beckons Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders This Welsh expanse of mountains, rivers and pretty towns is now hot property RISHI SUNAK made headlines when he criticised the Brecon Beacons National Park for being rebranded Bannau Brycheiniog. Well, love or hate the name, one thing is for sure — this 520 sq mile […]

Daily Telegraph, 03/06/2023

The seaside towns where buyers can still bag a bargain Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Ilfracombe, Devon Average price: £270,471 Sitting on an especially scenic tranche of the South West Coast Path with dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and wooded hillsides, Ilfracombe often gets overlooked in favour of nearby Woolacombe or Croyde – but golden surfing […]

Msn, 03/06/2023

The seaside towns where buyers can still bag a bargain Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Ilfracombe, Devon Average price: £270,471 Sitting on an especially scenic tranche of the South West Coast Path with dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and wooded hillsides, Ilfracombe often gets overlooked in favour of nearby Woolacombe or Croyde – but golden surfing […]

Daily Mail, 02/06/2023

Brecon beckons Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders This Welsh expanse of mountains, rivers and pretty towns is now hot property RISHI SUNAK made headlines when he criticised the Brecon Beacons National Park for being rebranded Bannau Brycheiniog. Well, love or hate the name, one thing is for sure — this 520 sq mile […]

Property Reporter, 23/05/2023

Things to consider when buying a property in spring Quoting Charlie Rearden, Rachel Johnston, Clare Coode and Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders Spring has long been the favoured season to sell property in the UK, with everywhere looking its best as the world greens up and properties with outside space, however small, coming into their […]

The Times, 12/05/2023

How to deal with badly behaved house sellers Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders The strong sellers’ market of the past few years means too many think they hold all the cards, refusing to commit to offers, playing ping-pong with exchange and completion dates, and even ducking sales at the last minute, according to Bill […]

MSN.com, 26/04/2023

Buying a home: answers to the most common questions asked by first-time buyers Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Starting the journey towards first-time home ownership means entering a weird world of jargon, etiquette, and second guessing. For first-time buyers, house buying is a steep learning curve. We asked some of London’s top property professionals which questions […]

Evening Standard, 25/04/2023

Buying a home: answers to the most common questions asked by first-time buyers Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Starting the journey towards first-time home ownership means entering a weird world of jargon, etiquette, and second guessing. For first-time buyers, house buying is a steep learning curve. We asked some of London’s top property professionals which questions […]

Yahoo.com, 25/04/2023

Buying a home: answers to the most common questions asked by first-time buyers Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Can I offer on two properties? There is also an argument that making multiple offers makes you look flaky and unreliable. Buying agent Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search advises caution and discretion — don’t make […]

Property Reporter, 21/04/2023

How buyers can still score despite the goalposts being moved Quoting Bill Spreckley and Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Over the last few years, the UK property market has tilted firmly in favour of sellers, who largely thanks to a demand/supply imbalance, believe they hold all the cards. Compounding the frustrations of buyers, there […]

Prime Resi, 20/04/2023

Sellers Behaving Badly: Buying agency warns of ‘an increasing trend towards vendors changing the goalposts at the last moment’ Quoting Bill Spreckley and Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

Estate Agent Today, 20/04/2023

Vendors increasingly shifting goalposts at last minute – warning Quoting Bill Spreckley and Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Vendors are increasingly shifting the goalposts on a sale at the final moment, a buying agent has warned. The strong sellers’ market of the last few years has resulted in a legacy of vendors thinking they […]

Property Industry Eye, 19/04/2023

Worries over higher fall-through rates and moving exchange dates Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders There’s an increasing trend in the property market towards vendors “changing the goalposts at the last moment”, according to Stacks Property Search. The company has reported a rise in vendors either extending the exchange date or pulling out of the […]

The Times, 07/04/2023

Britain’s most and least expensive places to live by the sea Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders “Aldeburgh has attracted ever-increasing numbers of Londoners seeking to buy second homes and bolt hole properties,” says Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Search. “The pandemic caused house prices to surge last year. High-quality properties are still being […]

Ideal Home, May ‘23

Garden trends for 2023 Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders Seek out trees and woodland: Anto Clay, a regional director with Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk) says rural home buyers are now highly likely to ask for a new home with attached woodland. “This garden trend is not only aspirational, it chimes with environmental concerns, […]

The Telegraph, 01/04/2023

How the pandemic rush to suburbia triggered a house price crash House owners in commuter belts are suddenly in for a rude awakening Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders Bill Spreckley, of Stacks buying agents, says buyers in Guildford have lowered their bids, but some sellers are still expecting the same prices their neighbours were […]

Sunday Times, 26/03/2023

Creative ways to live with an ex-partner — if you can’t afford to move out Quoting Anto Clay and Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders Anto Clay of the search agent Stacks Property Search, in Monmouthshire, thinks that tricky as such arrangements are, they will become more common in a climate of rising selling, buying […]

MSN.com, 25/03/2023

It’s sales from the riverbank Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Homes with an outlook over the river do not come cheap. ‘A water view adds about 20 per cent to the price,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks property finders. ‘Henley and Shiplake are particularly expensive. You find smaller houses at The Warren, west of […]

Amed Post, 25/03/2023

It’s sales from the riverbank Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Homes with an outlook over the river do not come cheap. ‘A water view adds about 20 per cent to the price,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks property finders. ‘Henley and Shiplake are particularly expensive. You find smaller houses at The Warren, west of […]

Mailplus, 24/03/2023

It’s sales from the riverbank Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Homes with an outlook over the river do not come cheap. ‘A water view adds about 20 per cent to the price,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks property finders. ‘Henley and Shiplake are particularly expensive. You find smaller houses at The Warren, west of […]

Daily Mail, 24/03/2023

It’s sales from the riverbank Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Homes with an outlook over the river do not come cheap. ‘A water view adds about 20 per cent to the price,’ says Nick Wooldridge, of Stacks property finders. ‘Henley and Shiplake are particularly expensive. You find smaller houses at The Warren, west of […]

Property Reporter, 27/02/2023

How to navigate the housing market in 2023 Quoting James Greenwood, Clare Coode, Bill Spreckley, and Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, says: “Property is one of the only things that isn’t suffering from inflationary pressure. Prices are no longer going up for the majority, so property is effectively becoming better […]

Henley Standard, 27/02/2023

Top reasons for knowing when it’s time for a change Quoting Stacks Property Finders According to experts at Stacks Property Search, many people generally show preferences for an extra room, bigger garden or more parking, but there might be more urgent reasons which may hasten the need for a move sooner rather than later. If […]

MSN.com, 17/02/2023

The tweaks that WON’T add value to your home Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Avoid bad double glazing in period homes ‘DOUBLE-GLAZING is a good improve- ment, especially in these days of stratospheric fuel costs, but the wrong type can be detrimental,’ says Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency. Cheap PVC […]

Daily Mail, 17/02/2023

The tweaks that WON’T add value to your home Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Avoid bad double glazing in period homes ‘DOUBLE-GLAZING is a good improve- ment, especially in these days of stratospheric fuel costs, but the wrong type can be detrimental,’ says Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency. Cheap PVC […]

Msn.com, 27/01/2023

Mine’s a gym and tonic Fitness spaces are now high on the wishlist for health-conscious buyers Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders However, suites given over to leisure facilities have their critics. ‘A gym and pool won’t necessarily add value to a property in the long-term,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks property search. ‘They […]

This is Money, 27/01/2023

Mine’s a gym and tonic Fitness spaces are now high on the wishlist for health-conscious buyers Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders However, suites given over to leisure facilities have their critics. ‘A gym and pool won’t necessarily add value to a property in the long-term,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks property search. ‘They […]

Daily Mail, 27/01/2023

Mine’s a gym and tonic Fitness spaces are now high on the wishlist for health-conscious buyers Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders However, suites given over to leisure facilities have their critics. ‘A gym and pool won’t necessarily add value to a property in the long-term,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks property search. ‘They […]

House Beautiful, January ‘23

From a pony paddock to woodland: Why an area of mature trees is the new property must-have Quoting Charlie Rearden and Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders Homeowners are seeking out their own little oasis…   Read the full story here

Public News Time, 22/01/2023

Move over Brighton! Prices have gone through the roof in some hotspots Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders After years of big house price rises, some locations are now borderline unaffordable.  But fear not, there’s a glut of new locations close to old favourites that are coming into their own.  Here are five of the best. […]

MSN.com, 22/01/2023

Move over Brighton! Prices have gone through the roof in some hotspots Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders After years of big house price rises, some locations are now borderline unaffordable.  But fear not, there’s a glut of new locations close to old favourites that are coming into their own.  Here are five of the best. […]

This is Money, 22/01/2023

House prices have gone through the roof in these hotspots – but buyers can still bag a bargain by looking at their cheaper next-door neighbours Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders After years of big house price rises, some locations are now borderline unaffordable.  But fear not, there’s a glut of new locations close to old […]

Daily Mail, 20/01/2023

House prices have gone through the roof in these hotspots – but buyers can still bag a bargain by looking at their cheaper next-door neighbours Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders After years of big house price rises, some locations are now borderline unaffordable.  But fear not, there’s a glut of new locations close to old […]

Property Reporter, 20/01/2023

Are you living in the wrong house Quoting Rachel Johnston, Bill Spreckley, Nick Wooldridge and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here

Public News Time, 14/01/2023

What home buyers want in 2023: Mature trees, energy efficiency and car chargers Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders All change on the home front. So what does the new year have in store for the world of property? Here are predictions for 2023’s top trends.   Read the full story here

Knowledia, 14/01/2023

What home buyers want in 2023: Mature trees, energy efficiency and car chargers Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders What does the new year have in store for the world of property? Here are predictions for 2023’s top trends.   Read the full story here

This is Money, 14/01/2023

Mature trees, a good energy efficiency rating and electric car chargers: What home buyers want in 2023 Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders All change on the home front. So what does the new year have in store for the world of property? Here are predictions for 2023’s top trends.   Read the full story […]

Daily Telegraph, 14/01/2023

Sell, rent, buy again cheaper: will it work? Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders The cash-is-king thesis only holds water when a market is wobbling. “Selling, renting, then buying has been very dangerous over the past three years when prices have been rising,” says Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Search. “But everything has changed in […]

Daily Mail, 14/01/2023

Smart lighting, woodland homes, car charging points – our wishlist is changing. So . . . Is your home on trend? Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

The Times, 10/01/2023

What next for house prices? Quoting James Greenwood, Bill Spreckley and Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders Sellers and buyers are returning but have very different expectations Read the full story here

Daily Express, 30/12/2022

Pretty plot on the landscape Quoting Anto Clay and Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

Amed Post, 16/12/2022

Granny annexes soar in popularity as cost of care rockets Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A […]

UK news today, 16/12/2022

Granny annexes soar in popularity as cost of care rockets Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A […]

Public news time, 16/12/2022

Granny annexes soar in popularity as cost of care rockets Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A […]

This is money, 16/12/2022

Granny’s home in the garden Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A good deal of the value […]

MSN.com, 16/12/2022

Granny annexes soar in popularity as cost of care rockets Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A […]

Daily Mail, 16/12/2022

Granny plots her future Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, is a great fan of granny annexes but he advises his clients to buy with care. ‘Your neighbours are very important so consult them before building something like this,’ he says. ‘A good deal of the value of […]

i-paper, 30/11/2022

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now feeling the squeeze Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search notes that a quarter of the acquisitions on the company’s books that involve finance from parents have been put on hold. “Our buyers in this sector have pressed the pause button […]

Property Reporter, 29/11/2022

Property trends and projections for 2023 Quoting Anto Clay, James Law, James Greenwood, Sara Ransom, Craig Fuller, Emma Barkes, Bill Spreckley and Nick Wooldridge f Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search’s regional directors’ look ahead to next year and reveal their predictions on future trends, from listed properties, to sheds, to projects, and everything in […]

Sixty Plus Surfers, November ‘22

Buying a coastal property advice Quoting Nick Cunningham, Edward Jephson, Clare Coode, Amanda Ake and James Law of Stacks Property Finders The first rule of buying a coastal property is to buy after the holidays. However black the economic clouds may be, it seems that the outlook for coastal property remains relentlessly sunny. James Law […]

TodayUKNews, 15/11/2022

Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying? It’s a brave tactic that depends on house prices falling at the right time to be worthwhile. But it could be a wise move to sell […]

This is Money, 06/11/2022

The big property gamble: With house prices tipped to fall, could renting between selling and buying be wise or a high risk move? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying? It’s a brave tactic that depends on house prices falling at the right time […]

Public News Time, 06/11/2022

Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying? It’s a brave tactic that depends on house prices falling at the right time to be worthwhile. But it could be a wise move to sell […]

Amed Post, 06/11/2022

The big housing gamble Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Should you bide your time and rent between selling and buying? It’s a brave tactic that depends on house prices falling at the right time to be worthwhile. But it could be a wise move to sell now, before a further dip in prices, […]

Daily Mail, 4/11/2022

The big housing gamble Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘It’s a big gamble to play the market with your largest financial asset and the place that you live. Our advice would be to protect your capital rather than gamble it. The best way […]

Housing Digital, 2/11/2022

Viewber: Reasons to be upbeat about the property market Quoting Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search was reported in the trade press calling what is ‘fast becoming a buyers’ market’ but what exactly does a ‘buyers’ market’ mean? It’s generally when there are more homes for sale than active buyers. As a result, purchasers face […]

The Spectator, 28/10/2022

In the dog house – how pets are reshaping the property market Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Buyers are increasingly seeking out properties with high-end creature comforts such as built-in dog showers or dog beds integrated into kitchen units. Clare Coode of Stacks Property Search says: ‘Thirty per cent of my clients mention their dogs in […]

Sunday Times, 16/10/2022

Why everyone wants to buy a three bedroom semi-detached home Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders There are those seeking to move from a flat or a small house to a larger property. In the Chew Valley, in Somerset, this means there is huge competition for family homes costing £700,000-£750,000 with four bedrooms, a garden, […]

The Times, 14/10/2022

Should I buy a house now or wait until 2023 Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders I’m putting my home on the market now, any advice? There’s the usual: declutter, touch up paintwork, complete DIY jobs and make sure the garden is neat. So far so predictable, but you could do more now that the […]

Property Reporter, 13/10/2022

Property dossiers, why every good vendor should have one. Quoting Bill Spreckley, Clare Coode, Sara Ransom and James Law of Stacks Property Finders The cost of living crisis, together with interest rate uncertainty, is likely to lead to a buyers’ market and a challenging time for buyers and sellers. Read the full story here

Daily Mail, 23/09/2022

Wanting to sell? Wait and update Quoting Clare Coode and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here

Prime Resi, 23/09/2022

Exploring a valuable reduction on VAT on property renovations Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Since 2008, renovations and alterations to residential properties that have been empty for at least two years are eligible for a reduced VAT rate of 5%, writes Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search.   Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 16/09/2022

Why you should buy a coastal property after the holidays Quoting Nick Cunningham, Edward Jephson, Clare Coode, Amanda Ake and James Law of Stacks Property Finders James Law of Stacks Property Search on the Dorset coast, says: “Demand for anything immediately adjacent to the sea continues unabated, despite prices that have risen by as much as […]

The Times, 16/09/2022

Is it cheaper to downsize or upgrade your home to be energy efficient? Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders Quick fixes to stay snug this winter Fit secondary glazing “Old windows are one of the main culprits for heat loss, so replacing them with double-glazed windows will cut bills dramatically,” says Charlie Rearden of […]

Sixty Plus Surfers, September ‘22

How to be a thrifty property buyer Quoting James Greenwood, Charlie Rearden, Gillie Pearce and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders With the cost of living and interest rates rising month by month, Stacks Property Search comes up with some ideas for property buyers who don’t want to overstretch themselves. James Greenwood of Stacks Property […]

Telegraph, 03/09/2022

Turn your leaky old home into an efficient new one Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

Sunday Times, 21/08/2022

House prices: is this a market slowdown or a seasonal slump? Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “I’ve still got people calling every day looking for property. Prices are being pushed to ridiculous levels for anything good — places with sea views or pretty little cottages, with sales going to sealed bids,” says Clare Coode, […]

The Telegraph, 10/08/2022

Forget extensions – this is how to increase your home’s value Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Demand for outdoor space has soared among buyers since the pandemic, meaning homes with a garden command a higher price than ever before. Forget the kitchen extension or loft conversion. The quickest and cheapest way to add value to […]

Telegraph, 10/08/2022

Forget extensions, this is how to increase the value of your home. Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Demand for outdoor space has soared among buyers since the pandemic, meaning homes with a garden command a higher price than ever before Forget the kitchen extension or loft conversion. The quickest and cheapest way to add value […]

Sunday Times, 31/07/2022

The secretive market of elite country estates Quoting Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders Other, more traditional estate owners are starting to see the writing on the wall. “I’m receiving calls from the people whom I helped to buy an estate years ago seeking advice on what to do,” says Gideon Sumption, regional consultant at Stacks Property […]

Daily Mail, 15/07/2022

Into the woods you go Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Home Search, who advises buyers looking to live near the Forest of Dean, is an expert on the possible dangers of buying near to woodland. He warns clients to ensure the house they have in mind has secure fencing; […]

Public News Time, 08/07/2022

How do you convert a pub into a home? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders After the tumult of recent days, it’s probably time for a stiff drink — but if you’re hoping to find a pub to quench your thirst, you might be out of luck. A century ago there were almost 100,000 […]

TodayUKNews, 08/07/2022

How do you convert a pub into a home? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders After the tumult of recent days, it’s probably time for a stiff drink — but if you’re hoping to find a pub to quench your thirst, you might be out of luck. A century ago there were almost 100,000 […]

Daily Mail, 08/07/2022

Join the inn crowd Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders After the tumult of recent days, it’s probably time for a stiff drink — but if you’re hoping to find a pub to quench your thirst, you might be out of luck. A century ago there were almost 100,000 pubs in England and Wales, […]

iNews, 18/06/2022

A beginner’s guide to buying a house at auction, from having a bidding strategy to studying the catalogue Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders If you have your 10 per cent cash in hand and a mortgage offer approved, it could just be the easiest route to homeownership. Buying a property at auction isn’t for […]

Todayuknews.com, 10/06/2022

The secret agents: Now one in ten of us are selling homes off-market Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders House buying has followed the same pattern since Rightmove began more than 20 years ago: as soon as you want a new home, you scour the internet. But not any more. While most […]

Publicnewstime.com, 10/06/2022

The secret agents: Now one in ten of us are selling homes off-market Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders House buying has followed the same pattern since Rightmove began more than 20 years ago: as soon as you want a new home, you scour the internet. But not any more. While most […]

Newsbreak.com, 10/06/2022

The secret agents: Selling homes off-market was once the preserve of millionaires but now one in ten of us are doing it Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders House buying has followed the same pattern since Rightmove began more than 20 years ago: as soon as you want a new home, […]

MSN, 10/06/2022

Would you sell your home secret agent style? Going off-market was once the preserve of millionaires but now one in ten are doing it Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Agents have a nickname for such buyers — the Hot-To-Trots. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘During […]

This is Money, 10/06/2022

Would you sell your home secret agent style? Going off-market was once the preserve of millionaires but now one in ten are doing it Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Agents have a nickname for such buyers — the Hot-To-Trots. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘During […]

Daily Mail, 10/06/2022

Would you sell your home secret agent style? Going off-market was once the preserve of millionaires but now one in ten are doing it Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Agents have a nickname for such buyers — the Hot-To-Trots. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says: ‘During […]

Property Reporter, 09/06/2022

The value of a garden in 2022 Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders The garden has always been a valuable element of a property, but never more so than in 2022. Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search, says: “A variety of issues have combined to create a perfect storm of garden desirability. Firstly, gardens are […]

Prime Resi, 31/05/2022

‘A perfect storm of garden desirability’: On the growing value of outside space Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here

Sunday Times, 29/05/2022

Are UK house prices starting to fall Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders In Cornwall, where prices have been pushed up by an increase in those looking to relocate or buy second homes, they are excited to see more sellers coming to market. Clare Coode, a buying agent for Stacks Property Search and Acquisition in […]

Aspire Essex, May ‘22

Post pandemic buyers return to city life Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders London suburbs now red hot   Read the full story here

Daily Mail, 13/05/2022

The friendly test Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders ‘The pandemic has altered the concept of “community”. So many people have become good friends with neighbours who previously only exchanged a cursory greeting,’ says Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency. ‘Homeowners have created sitting-out space at the front of their houses, villagers […]

Ideal Home, 12/05/2022

What does ‘chain free’ mean when buying a property? Experts explain Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders The main issue with property chains is that they’re slow. With numerous buyers and sellers in a chain, things only progress at the speed of the slowest link. Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Search says: ‘If you find […]

Sixty Plus Surfers, May 2022

Turning a wreck into a dream property Quoting James Law and Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Buying a wreck and turning it into a dream property is an aspiration of many property buyers, but in the current market, where demand for property is outstripping supply, more buyers who are struggling to find what they […]

This is Money, 23/04/2022

A new wave of seaside hotspots Quoting Ed Jephson and Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders New high-tech industries have brought an influx of successful young people with money to spend,’ says Ed Jephson of Stacks property finders. ‘And the explosion of interest in watersports like paddle boarding, coasteering and surfing has changed the image […]

Today UK News, 23/04/2022

A new wave of seaside hotspots Quoting Ed Jephson and Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders New high-tech industries have brought an influx of successful young people with money to spend,’ says Ed Jephson of Stacks property finders. ‘And the explosion of interest in watersports like paddle boarding, coasteering and surfing has changed the image […]

Daily Mail, 22/04/2022

A new wave of seaside hotspots Quoting Ed Jephson and Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders New high-tech industries have brought an influx of successful young people with money to spend,’ says Ed Jephson of Stacks property finders. ‘And the explosion of interest in watersports like paddle boarding, coasteering and surfing has changed the image […]

Property Reporter, 21/04/2022

Challenging market sees house hunters prioritising houses over schools Quoting Sara Ransom, Nick Wooldridge and Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of finding a ‘forever home’ is the location, particularly for parents. For decades, schools and their catchment areas have been one of the biggest reasons for moving house. […]

Property Reporter, 07/04/2022

Post pandemic buyers return to city life Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Successive lockdowns fuelled an exodus from London to the countryside, but many of those that left the capital are now regretting their decision and heading home to London. Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, says: “Buyers are saying that they found rural life […]

This is Money, 26/03/2022

Whether astro or perfectly manicured natural turf, a well-kept lawn can make a big difference when selling your home – here’s how to sort yours Quoting Ed of Stacks Property Finders A carefully tended lawn pays financial dividends. And the benefit is far more than you might expect if you listen to Ed Jephson, of […]

Daily Mail, 25/03/2022

Whether astro or perfectly manicured natural turf, a well-kept lawn can make a big difference when selling your home – here’s how to sort yours Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders And the benefit is far more than you might expect if you listen to Ed Jephson, of Stacks Property Search. ‘An […]

This is Money, 19/03/2022

A crafty purchase: Resurgence of hobbies such as sewing and woodwork has led to huge demand for homes with extra rooms or outbuildings Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘I’m receiving many more enquires looking for space — a garden pod or outbuilding,’ says Ed Jephson, of buying agency Stacks Property Search.  […]

Daily Mail, 18/03/2022

A crafty purchase: Resurgence of hobbies such as sewing and woodwork has led to huge demand for homes with extra rooms or outbuildings Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘I’m receiving many more enquires looking for space — a garden pod or outbuilding,’ says Ed Jephson, of buying agency Stacks Property Search.  […]

Daily Telegraph, 12/03/2022

Is there anywhere left in the Cotswolds that isn’t just like London? Quoting Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders It might seem like half of the capital has made its way up the M4, but there is still a rural idyll to be found Read the full story here

Estate Agent Today, 10/03/2022

Rise in buyer interest for renovation projects Quoting James Law and Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Buying agency Stacks Property Search is reporting g rising buyer demand for wrecks requiring significant levels of renovation. The agency says that in the current market, where demand for property outstrips supply, more buyers struggling to find what […]

Property Reporter, 09/03/2022

Why property projects are more popular than ever Quoting James Law and Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Buying a wreck and turning it into a dream property is an aspiration of many property buyers, but in the current market, where demand for property is outstripping supply, more buyers who are struggling to find what […]

Daily Express, 04/03/2022

Way out west is best Quoting Clare Coode, Ed Jephson and Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders DESPITE record prices it seems many of us are still following our dream of heading to the South West for a better work-life balance and some of the best beaches in Britain. Cornwall continues to top many wish […]

The Telegraph, 19/02/2022

The rise of the secret property market… and how to break in Quoting Craig Fuller, Gillie and Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Good houses don’t go through estate agents any more, you need to know the right person … Not long ago I had dinner at a friend’s house in a smart part of […]

This is Money, 11/02/2022

Bungalows are back! They were once looked down on but single-storey homes are in high demand – and rising in price Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders How to go about it? ‘Many bungalows come on the market as probate sales,’ says Bill Spreckley, of Stacks Property Search. ‘ A good lateral extension with open […]

Iknowallnews.com, 11/02/2022

Bungalows are back! They were once looked down on but single-storey homes are in high demand – and rising in price Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders How to go about it? ‘Many bungalows come on the market as probate sales,’ says Bill Spreckley, of Stacks Property Search. ‘ A good lateral extension with open […]

Daily Mail, 11/02/2022

Bungalows are back! They were once looked down on but single-storey homes are in high demand – and rising in price Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders How to go about it? ‘Many bungalows come on the market as probate sales,’ says Bill Spreckley, of Stacks Property Search. ‘ A good lateral extension with open […]

Muddy Stilettos, 25/01/2022

How to buy a property when you’re flying solo Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Newly single? Get those stilettos on lady and make house hunting a doddle with the help of expert buying agent Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search. Nailing down that dream property purchase is never straightforward, but when you’re recently separated […]

Estate Agent Today, 24/01/2022

Property jobs today – Who’s moving where this new year Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders Now to the country, and specifically the Monmouthshire and South Herefordshire  areas where poacher-turned-gamekeeper Anthony Clay is joining Stacks Property Search. He brings with him extensive knowledge gained in his over 30 year career in the sales market, chiefly with […]

This is Money, 22/01/2022

Does your agent have the keys to success? Property prices have soared – but if you’re in a hurry to sell, finding the right firm is essential Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders ‘If your home has unique features, choose an agent with the best photography and marketing — for example, drone footage if it’s […]

Daily Mail, 21/01/2022

Does your agent have the keys to success? Property prices have soared – but if you’re in a hurry to sell, finding the right firm is essential Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders ‘If your home has unique features, choose an agent with the best photography and marketing — for example, drone footage if it’s […]

Telegraph, 15/01/2022

Luxury home sales hit 15-year high as wealthy flock to the countryside Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders Craig Fuller, of Stacks Property Search, a buying agent, said there was “no question” buyers had revised budgets upwards. “One client who started at £2.5m is now working on a budget of £5m,” he said. “The setting […]

The Times Bricks & Mortar, 14/01/2022

23 extraordinary fixer-uppers for sale Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “It’s a multiuse phrase,” says James Greenwood, the managing director of Stacks Property Search. “Definitely more than a lick of paint, anything from changing kitchens and bathrooms to a full strip-back.” Be prepared for anything by asking a surveyor to leave no stone — […]

Prime Resi, 07/01/2022

Stacks recruits former Knight Frank partner in Wales Quoting Anto Clay of Stacks Property Finders After more than two decades selling properties with Knight Frank and Fine & Country, former High Sheriff Anthony Clay has joined buying agency Stacks. Read the full story here

Evening Standard, 05/01/2022

Buying a home: eight of the most common questions asked by first-time buyers Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders We’ve got the answers to the questions buyers tend to ask when starting a property search for the first time. Buying agent Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search advises caution and discretion – don’t make offers […]

Yahoo.com, 05/01/2022

Buying a home: eight of the most common questions asked by first-time buyers Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders We’ve got the answers to the questions buyers tend to ask when starting a property search for the first time. Buying agent Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search advises caution and discretion – don’t make offers […]

Estate Agent Today, 30/12/2021

Paws for thought: dogs key for many buyers says agency Quoting Clare Coode and Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Dog facilities – even separate rooms for them – are now a major factor on the ‘want list’ for growing numbers of prospective purchasers according to Stacks Property Search.  Clare Coode of Stacks in Cornwall recently helped […]

House Ladder, 30/12/2021

Paws for thought: dogs key for many buyers, says agency Quoting Clare Coode and Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Dog facilities – even separate rooms for them – are now a major factor on the ‘want list’ for growing numbers of prospective purchasers according to Stacks Property Search.  Clare Coode of Stacks in Cornwall recently helped […]

Property Reporter, 17/12/2021

With buyer priorities changing through lockdown, what will next year’s property trends look like? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search assesses some of the trends we’ve seen in ’21 and predicts what will happen as we move into ’22. Read the full story here

Telegraph, 04/12/2021

‘I’m ditching the countryside after a year – cities are just better’ Hasty buyers who fled in lockdown are U-turning after finding themselves facing a gruelling commute Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Instead of moving to the sticks, many have settled for the suburbs. Sara Ransom, of Stacks Property Search, said: “Londoners who have […]

Yahoo Finance, 03/12/2021

I’m ditching the countryside after a year – cities are just better Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Instead of moving to the sticks, many have settled for the suburbs. Sara Ransom, of Stacks Property Search, said: “Londoners who have spent the past two years in prime residential areas, such as Fulham, Maida Vale and […]

Sunday Telegraph, 14/11/2021

How to prepare for your first winter in the countryside Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Those who fled cities during the pandemic do not know how to survive or stop bills soaring Stock up on some extra jumpers too, said James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search. “Thermal underwear should be standard for all members of […]

Property Reporter, 14/11/2021

Things to consider when buying a property with a private road Quoting Clare Coode and Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Lockdowns and the race for space have seen the already competitive rural housing market reach fever pitch in recent months. But while a rural property may solve some housing issues, unless you are armed with the […]

Evening Standard, 22/10/2021

How to make an offer on a property Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Buying agent Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search advises caution and discretion – don’t make offers on two properties being sold by the same agent. “They won’t be inclined to take either offer seriously,” she warned. “Remember their job is to […]

Yahoo.com, 22/10/2021

How to make an offer on a property Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Buying agent Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search advises caution and discretion – don’t make offers on two properties being sold by the same agent. “They won’t be inclined to take either offer seriously,” she warned. “Remember their job is to […]

Estate Agent Today, 13/10/2021

London’s Changing Market: What’s hot and what’s not Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders One of the country’s leading buying agents has set out what’s hot and what’s not in London’s housing market as it recovers from Covid. Sara Ransom, managing director of Stacks Property Search in the capital, says it’s all about the suburbs right […]

The Negotiator, 12/10/2021

In search of space. London surburbs red hot. Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Leafy suburbs are enjoying a renaissance as buyers look for bigger houses and gardens – which are being used as extra living space says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search. Read the full story here

This is Money, 24/09/2021

Cottage industry: With staycations set to stay, buying a holiday let could be a wise investment – but only if you follow these seven golden rules Quoting James Greenwood and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, says: ‘Open-plan works well for holiday lets, but separate utility space is worth a lot. Storage allows […]

Msn.com, 24/09/2021

Cottage industry: With staycations set to stay, buying a holiday let could be a wise investment – but only if you follow these seven golden rules Quoting James Greenwood and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, says: ‘Open-plan works well for holiday lets, but separate utility space is worth a lot. Storage allows […]

Property Reporter, 29/09/2021

Fall throughs could bring balance to the property market’s supply and demand problem Quoting Craig Fuller and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Conditions in the UK property market this summer have been brutal. Fuelled by the ticking clock of the stamp duty holiday deadline and compounded by a record low level of stock, those who […]

Today UK News, 25/09/2021

Buying a holiday home; 7 steps to a wise investment Quoting James Greenwood and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, says: ‘Open-plan works well for holiday lets, but separate utility space is worth a lot. Storage allows the owner to keep their own stuff while renting out. Parking is a strong selling point.’  […]

Daily Mail, 24/09/2021

Cottage industry: With staycations set to stay, buying a holiday let could be a wise investment – but only if you follow these seven golden rules Quoting James Greenwood and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search, says: ‘Open-plan works well for holiday lets, but separate utility space is worth a lot. Storage allows […]

Landlord Today, 15/09/2021

Investors warned about care needed when buying property with land Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders Demand for property with land has risen significantly over the last 18 months according to a buying agency – but it’s warning landlords and others that purchasing substantial acreage can be a tricky business. Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Search […]

Property Reporter, 14/09/2021

What to consider when buying a property with one or more others Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders With property prices rising stratospherically over the last eighteen months, buying a home is less affordable than ever. Faced with saving a deposit in this challenging financial climate, a growing number of people are coming up with […]

Daily Mail, 10/09/2021

Being close to good food is as important as beautiful beaches when it comes to buying tasty Cornish holiday homes Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders The most sought-after properties look at the inner and outer harbour and Loe Pool, Cornwall’s largest natural lake.  ‘In normal years Porthleven has a hugely popular annual food festival […]

This is Money, 10/09/2021

Being close to good food is as important as beautiful beaches when it comes to buying tasty Cornish holiday homes Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders The most sought-after properties look at the inner and outer harbour and Loe Pool, Cornwall’s largest natural lake.  ‘In normal years Porthleven has a hugely popular annual food festival […]

MSN, 10/09/2021

Being close to good food is as important as beautiful beaches when it comes to buying tasty Cornish holiday homes Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Cornwall was ‘staycation central’ this summer, boosting property sales in the process, and enjoying more than a little stardust.  This year alone, chef and restaurateur Rick Stein has had […]

Property Reporter, 08/09/2021

What to consider when buying property with land Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders The last 18 months have seen a huge rise in demand amongst buyers seeking out large rural homes with substantial acreage for many reasons. Privacy is a strong motivation, and there’s an increasing desire to keep horses and ponies, and also to […]

Sunday Times, 05/09/2021

Oh we do like to be…. The seaside’s siren call remains irresistible Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Prices of seaside homes are expected to plateau, however. “Foreign holidays are becoming easier, and with more properties coming on sale, this will mean a stabilisation of the market over the next six months,” says Clare Coode, […]

Daily Mail, 27/08/2021

We do like to be beside the pool-side Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The summer holidays have been marred by miserable weather and crowds of staycationers clogging the motorways to the coast.  Yet all this has meant a spike in popularity for public amenities that many thought were past their sell-by date: the lidos. […]

The Times, 06/08/2021

How to read a property floorplan in the UK Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Imagine the frustration of the couple who, delighted with their new house in Barnes, southwest London, took delivery of their super-king-size bed only to discover it was two inches too big for the space.  Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 04/08/2021

How to seamlessly buy and sell property in the current challenging climate Quoting James Greenwood and Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders Selling and buying property in the same political and economic cycle to avoid being exposed to the risk of market movement is usually best practice for homeowners looking to make a move. However, due to the […]

Sunday Telegraph, 01/08/2021

How to win in Cornwall’s bonkers property market Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Clare Coode, head of the Cornwall branch of property finder Stacks Property Search, recently secured a coastal plot in the west of the county for a client based in Singapore on the strength of video tours and Zoom meetings with architects […]

Sunday Times, 25/07/2021

Eight postcodes where house prices rose by more than £100,000 this year Quoting Nick Cunningham of Stacks Property Finders North Devon, EX33 Stretching from the Unesco biosphere reserve of Braunton Burrows to the family-friendly beach at Woolacombe, via Croyde, this slice of north Devon is a surfer and sun-seeker’s paradise and closer to Britain’s main cities than […]

Sunday Times, 25/07/2021

Eight postcodes where house prices rose by more than £100,000 this year Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “We have people who are coming to Cornwall for the first time ever, they usually go abroad to holiday, and have been blown away by what they see,” says Clare Coode, a local buying agent with Stacks […]

Sunday Times, 25/07/2021

Lustworthy homes with annexes on sale in the UK Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders Jamie Law, a buying agent at Stacks Property Search, says there’s a stamp duty loophole where the total price of the estate is divided by two, and the tax is payable on each half. “It’s not necessary for the two properties […]

Property Reporter, 15/07/2021

What to look for when house hunting for properties with an annexe Quoting James Law and Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders The experts at Stacks Property Search share their insight on what to look for and how having an annexe could potentially save you money in the long run. Read the full story here

The Times, 02/07/2021

Four renovations that will add to your home’s value Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders In rural areas, however, as James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search points out, “extensions are often about creating extra utility space, housing a boot room, washroom, space for paraphernalia such as dogs, saddles, boots, coats, and/or a downstairs loo/shower room”. Read […]

Daily Telegraph, 27/06/2021

How to get access to the dream homes being sold in secret Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders For almost a year, Clare Coode has been working flat out, often waking at 4am and then toiling late into the night. She is a buying agent with Stacks Property Search, working in Cornwall’s frenetic property market… […]

Yahoo Finance, 25/06/2021

How to get access to the dream homes being sold in secret Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders For almost a year, Clare Coode has been working flat out, often waking at 4am and then toiling late into the night. She is a buying agent with Stacks Property Search, working in Cornwall’s frenetic property market. […]

Sunday Times, 20/06/2021

We bought a second home in Cornwall in lockdown. Have we done the right thing? Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “Those looking for a pretty cottage at £400,000 are often now having to pay £600,000. Most notably, the run-down coastal bungalow that was £600,000 or under can now command prices of up to £2 […]

Daily Mail, 14/06/2021

How renters are paying nearly £500 less per month that homeowners in the same street as study shows properties are now cheaper to rent than buy n in most parts of the country Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders ‘Some of the price rises we have seen were overdue; country prices had lagged well behind London for […]

Sunday Times, 13/06/2021

When 2 become 1 Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders “An alternative is to retain the additional property’s separate title and simply use the space,” says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search. “This gives you the flexibility to sell one, or the other, or both properties in the future.” Read the full story here

Financial Times, 12/06/2021

‘If it has a roof it will sell’ Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders But for property hunters, a lack of stock – ’50 per cent less than normal at this time of year, and 50 per cent more buyers’, says Bill Spreckley, a regional director at Stacks Prperty Search – is leading to a […]

This is Money, 11/06/2021

The North/South divide is narrowing on house prices: Property markets in the North forecast to close gap on the South even further in coming years Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Across the UK, the average increase is set to be 21.1 per cent, while London stubbornly stays in the slow lane with only 12.6 per […]

Daily Mail, 11/06/2021

The North/South divide is narrowing on house prices: Property markets in the North forecast to close gap on the South even further in coming years Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Across the UK, the average increase is set to be 21.1 per cent, while London stubbornly stays in the slow lane with only 12.6 per […]

Mortgage Solutions, 10/06/2021

Buyers in bidding frenzy resort to desperate measures but struggle to win valuers support Quoting James Greenwood and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Clare Coode of buying agents Stacks Property Search in Cornwall said several estate agents have reported mortgage valuations coming in significantly under asking prices in Cornwall and have used that as their excuse for […]

Property Reporter, 08/06/2021

Is it wise to house hunt in the current market or should you wait? Quoting James Greenwood, James Law, Ed Jephson and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders It’s no secret that the property market has been frenzied in many sectors. Covid has changed our priorities, the way we want to live, and where we want to live. These […]

Sunday Times, 06/07/2021

How long can house prices go on rising? Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Then there’s Cornwall, the poster county for the frenetic pandemic market. Once, way back in time (actually 2019), it had house prices lagging behind much of the UK. Now it’s far out in front. “If you see something you like, jump […]

Thisismoney.co.uk, 04/06/2021

The great outdoors Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘City types started swapping their two-bedroom homes for places with big gardens in cheaper rural areas after the first lockdown,’ says Ed Jephson, of Stacks Property Search.  ‘Gardens became extremely important and it wasn’t just a summer phenomenon; it has continued throughout the […]

The Times, 04/06/2021

Where to buy property in Bournemouth, Dorset Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders The highest-priced Sandbanks property to have been listed is Harbour Gate, the Premier League football manager Harry Redknapp’s former six-bedroom home, on sale through Fine & Country for £10 million (reduced by £1 million from last year’s asking price). And the peninsula’s average price of […]

Daily Mail, 04/06/2021

The great outdoors Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders ‘City types started swapping their two-bedroom homes for places with big gardens in cheaper rural areas after the first lockdown,’ says Ed Jephson, of Stacks Property S e a r c h . ‘ G a r d e n s b e […]

Sunday Times, 30/05/2021

House prices: are sellers getting greedy? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Vendors should make hay while the sun shines. That said, there is a limit to what buyers will stomach, says James Greenwood, regional director at Stacks Property Search: “Despite the froth, there is a degree of reality in the market and buyers won’t pay […]

msn.com, 15/05/2021

Is buying blind ever a good idea Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders The fundamental rules when buying a home have always been to check the building and its location thoroughly and make several visits before signing on the dotted line. Yet in today’s property market that kind of safety-first thinking is […]

Property Industry Eye, 18/05/2021

Bidding wars and sealed bids Quoting Ed Jephson and Charlie Rearden Property Finders Looking specifically at South Hams, Stacks Property Search reports that the majority of properties between £800,00 and £1.5m in the region are currently going to best and final offers. Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Search said, “Best and final offers is becoming standard for […]

Daily Telegraph, 15/05/2021

How to win in Britain’s frenzied market Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders As well as stating the amount they are offering, buyers need to outline their financial position, whether the offer is subject to any conditions such as a survey and the details of their solicitor, said Charlie Rearden of buying agency Stacks Property […]

This is Money, 15/05/2021

Is buying blind ever a good idea? With more homebuyers snapping up rural properties they haven’t visited, we ask how to minimise the risks Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders The fundamental rules when buying a home have always been to check the building and its location thoroughly and make several visits […]

Daily Mail, 14/05/2021

Leap before you look Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders The fundamental rules when buying a home have always been to check the building and its location thoroughly and make several visits before signing on the dotted line. Yet in today’s property market that kind of safety-first thinking is a thing of […]

The Negotiator, 27/04/2021

Buying unseen – it’s bold, and sometimes perilous, but it can make sense Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Ed Jephson, Regional Director at Stacks Property Search, claims that buying unseen is arguably the most dramatic property trend to emerge from the Covid pandemic.   Read the full story here

The Times, 23/04/2021

How much would you pay for a sea view? Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “I have a buyer who has asked me to find him somewhere he can put on [the lettings website] Unique Homestays. People are definitely looking for somewhere upmarket they can rent out,” says Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks […]

Property Reporter, 23/04/2021

How to limit your risks when you can’t view your property first hand                                    Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders In the pre-Covid world, buying unseen was usually a play made by overseas investment buyers and disregarded as lunacy for the vast majority of residential house purchases. However, going all-in blind is […]

Estate Agent Today, 23/04/2021

Buying unseen – not as mad as it seems Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders A leading buying agent says the phenomenon of ‘buying unseen’ is the most dramatic property trend to have emerged from the pandemic. Ed Jephson of Stacks Property Search says: “Once the preserve of overseas investment buyers, buying […]

Muddy Stilettos

Moving to Devon? 10 tips from a pro Quoting Ed and Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Grass looking greener in Devon? Don’t make a move until you’ve read our insider tips from the property pros on where’s hot and how to make it work for you.   Read the full story here

Sunday Times, 04/04/2021

House prices: how the Covid-19 pandemic sent the housing market into a frenzy Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders However, James Greenwood, managing director of Stacks property search and acquisition, who has had to recruit more staff to cope with the demand from clients seeking homes with a budget of £500,000 to £3 million, is less […]

Sunday Times, 04/04/2021

London, get ready for the return of international investors Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders “Prime central London prices have dropped by as much as 15 per cent due to the lack of overseas buyers,” says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search. She predicts that “the housing market is going to take off in a […]

Stars Post, 01/04/2021

Property estate agent urges empty nesters to downsize now or risk making it harder Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search explained that while living with your children can be an enjoyable process, delaying a downsizing move is “an error”. The property expert said even if you are expecting your […]

Daily Express, 01/04/2021

Estate agent urges ‘empty nesters’ to downsize now or risk making it harder Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search explained that while living with your children can be an enjoyable process, delaying a downsizing move is “an error”. The property expert said even if you are expecting your grown-up children to […]

Property Reporter, 01/04/2021

Why empty nesters should continue with downsizing plans after positive lockdown experiences Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search, says: “But a word of warning. This unexpected time with grown-up children was a nice bonus, but not something that should be encouraged in a post-pandemic world. Delaying a downsizing move in […]

Thisismoney.co.uk, 29/03/2021

Love thy neighbour: Forget Location, Location, Location… buyers are now looking for Community, Community, Community Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders The mantra for house movers before the pandemic was Location, Location, Location. But now, as people seek more comfort and security in their everyday lives, there’s a new call: Community, Community, Community. Government figures […]

The Sunday Times, 28/03/2021

Why are house prices so high? It could be the secret sellers bidding off-market Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders There is so little for sale that buyers will happily pay a premium for something that others don’t have access to. “You’re not going to get a property cheap off market,” warns James Greenwood, chief executive […]

Daily Mail, 26/03/2021

Love thy neighbour Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here

Daily Express, 26/03/2021

Every moment counts Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders As we navigate out of lockdown many of us are still trying to work out how far we can move from major towns and cities to get more space and property for our money. But with a gradual return to offices, the guidance is to be […]

Property Reporter, 25/03/2021

The end of the quiet before the storm: housing market poised for post-lockdown lift-off Quoting Sara Ransom, Bill Spreckley, Nick Cunningham and James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Predicting the property market is never easy. No one could have forecast the events of 2020 prior to them happening. However, it’s hard to argue against solid data and with pent-up […]

Estate Agent Today, 24/03/2021

Get ready to party – London’s market is bouncing back Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders The London housing market is enjoying the end of the lull before the storm, according to a leading buying agent. Read the full story here

The Times, 12/03/2021

To B&B or not to B&B. Why buying a B&B could be this year’s smart move. Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search has seen “a number” of B&Bs coming on to the mainstream market. “Many good B&B businesses rely on business income to finance borrowing and their lives have suffered terribly,” […]

The Times, 26/02/2021

Spring forward Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders Buyers Stay alert: if the stamp duty deadline isn’t extended, expect some buyers to drop out of sales, releasing more properties onto the market. “Make sure you’re on top of what’s going on, speak to agents to be aware of what’s back on the market,” says buying […]

Daily Mail, 26/02/2021

Will the smell of bread really sell your home? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders MY STREET STARRED IN A FILM VERDICT: Fiction. ‘PEOPLE are so switched on, they’re unlikely to pay more for a property that’s been on the large or small screen,’ says James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search. ‘A property linked with horrific […]

This is money, 26/02/2021

Do homes sell better in Spring – separating property fact from fiction Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders MY STREET STARRED IN A FILM VERDICT: Fiction. ‘PEOPLE are so switched on, they’re unlikely to pay more for a property that’s been on the large or small screen,’ says James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search. ‘A property […]

Property Industry Eye, 22/02/2021

Buyers and sellers urged to share the financial fallout of missing stamp duty deadline Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders If the existing deadline is not extended, an alternative solution to prevent so many property fall-throughs could be for buyers and sellers to split the cost of missing out on the tax saving, according to […]

Property Reporter, 12/02/2021

How to maximise what you can see without physically viewing Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders With many people understandably wary about venturing into someone else’s home, Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search offers her advice on how you can make the best of viewing a property without actually stepping inside. Read the full story […]

Letting Agent Today, 10/02/2021

Rough and ready virtual viewings more useful than slick ones says agent Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders A search agent says virtual viewings for prospective tenants or purchasers are useful – but less sophisticated ones reveal more than well-produced versions. Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search discusses how to view without necessarily viewing. Read […]

The Telegraph, 05/02/2021

Want to beat the stamp duty deadline? Five ways the super-rich are speeding up their sales Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders These wealthy buyers may also be part of a chain, with others further down threatening to pull out if they do not complete before the tax break ends. Clare Coode of Stacks Property […]

Yourthurrock.com, 02/02/2021

How Covid is expanding the commuter belt Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Search explains how homebuyers across the UK are re-analysing their long term property requirements and expanding the commuter belt.   Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 02/02/2021

How Covid is expanding the commuter belt Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Search explains how homebuyers across the UK are re-analysing their long term property requirements and expanding the commuter belt.   Read the full story here

The Negotiator, 27/01/2021

Look to the future Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Nigel Lewis asked leading names from national and regional estate agency, builders, home finders, auctioneers and the portals what they reckon 2021 will bring. Sara Ransom, Stacks Property Search PREDICTION: Pools “There’s been a big surge in demand for swimming pools, from large basement pools, to […]

Country & Townhouse, January ‘21

Let’s move to Taunton Vale Quoting Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders ‘The majestic spire of St Mary Magdalene church set against the backdrop of the beautiful Quantock Hills is still one of the most picturesque West Country townscapes,’ says buying agent Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk) ‘One of the prettiest Georgian houses on the […]

The Times, 22/01/2021

Branching out – Meet the tree-huggers investing in a private woodland Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, a buying agent at Stacks Property Search, points out that you shouldn’t see a piece of woodland as a substitute for a house in the country: “It’s more comparable with a large allotment. On its own, it […]

The Times, 15/01/2021

How to be housing market Sherlock Quoting James Greenwood and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Look for houses with similar amenities, roughly the same size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms and similar-sized gardens or land. However, as north Cotswolds property search agent Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Search says, two houses that look very similar can be […]

Daily Mail, 9/01/2021

How Banksy boosted this Bristol house price from £300,000 to £5m. Homes with blue plaques and star appeal can come with a premium… Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The Banksy effect is just one example of an extraneous factor influencing a property’s price or saleability. Being previously owned by a celebrity is another. James Greenwood, […]

This is Money, 31/12/2020

Buckle up and knuckle down: If you think 2020 has been a wild ride for the housing market, just wait until 2021 Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders LONDON RENAISSANCE If the Covid vaccine rolls out as scheduled, agents expect the exodus of buyers from cities to country will slow. ‘London will become party-central and […]

Daily Mail, 31/12/2020

Buckle up and knuckle down: If you think 2020 has been a wild ride for the housing market, just wait until 2021 Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders LONDON RENAISSANCE If the Covid vaccine rolls out as scheduled, agents expect the exodus of buyers from cities to country will slow. ‘London will become party-central and […]

Property Investor Today, 23/12/2020

2021 outlook – what are the predictions from our property experts? Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders “Prime central London has taken a real hit from the effects of Brexit and the pandemic, and as prices in these areas dropped, so prices in hip areas of East London such as Hoxton and Shoreditch soared. Now […]

Show House, 15/12/2020

London property: predictions for 2021 Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search writes that buyer behaviour in London has shown several distinctive changes during the course of 2020, and shares her predictions for 2021. Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 15/12/2020

London: The trends of 2020, and what to expect next year Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom, of Stacks Property Search, offers her insight and looks back on a year quite unlike any other Read the full story here

Estate Agent Today, 12/12/2020

Corona kindness – the best of agency in 2020 Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search: The creator of a Good Neighbour Scheme in a Northamptonshire village in 2019, Rachel’s scheme came into its own during lockdown. Neighbours helped neighbours with small tasks, from shopping to befriending. Read the full story […]

This is Money, 04/12/2020

The very secret agents Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders PERHAPS you want your financial affairs to remain private. You have a fear of splashing the price of your home over the internet and might not want your friends to know what cash you have rolling in. You also might not wish your boss to […]

Daily Mail, 04/12/2020

The very secret agents Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders PERHAPS you want your financial affairs to remain private. You have a fear of splashing the price of your home over the internet and might not want your friends to know what cash you have rolling in. You also might not wish your boss to […]

Daily Telegraph, 28/11/2020

How the pandemic remade London’s commuter belt – and created new property hotspots Quoting Gillie Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Home hunters from the capital preparing for a future of part-time office life have looked north and east to Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire Read the full story here

Yahoo.com, 28/11/2020

Should you move or improve? Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders Anyone planning on extending should first live in the property if possible, advised Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Search, a buying agent. “Think about how you use the rooms and what it is that annoys you about the layout of the house. It’s so […]

Daily Telegraph, 28/11/2020

Should you move or improve? Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders Anyone planning on extending should first live in the property if possible, advised Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Search, a buying agent. “Think about how you use the rooms and what it is that annoys you about the layout of the house. It’s so […]

This is Money, 28/11/2020

Best of both worlds for post-Covid living: These provincial towns and cities are buzzing – but with tranquil countryside on the doorstep Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders ‘Most of my clients would feel insecure if they were more than 15 minutes away from a decent latte,’ says James Greenwood, a property search agent with Stacks […]

Daily Mail, 28/11/2020

Best of both worlds for post-Covid living: These provincial towns and cities are buzzing – but with tranquil countryside on the doorstep Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders ‘Most of my clients would feel insecure if they were more than 15 minutes away from a decent latte,’ says James Greenwood, a property search agent with Stacks […]

Homes & Gardens, 18/11/2020

Where to live in Cornwall Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders The desire for more space and a better quality of life post-lockdown has sent interest in Cornish properties sky-rocketing. ‘The market is utterly bonkers at the moment,’ says Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search. ‘People have been putting in offers for houses they haven’t […]

Estate Agent Today, 13/11/2020

Agents do charity on children in need day Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Best Individual AOK Award – Sponsored by Just Move In; Rachel Johnson of Stacks Property; Ed Mead of Viewber; Joe Elliott of Temme English; Godfrey Haire of Arun Estates; Murray Lee of Dreamview Estates; Suzzana Jupp of Northfields; Jamie Aspland of […]

Property Reporter, 03/11/2020

Househunters warned to plan ahead as March 2021 likely to be a property scramble Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Due to the havoc that Covid is creating, the uncertainties property buyers and sellers find themselves living with make things ultra-difficult. Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search, offers his advice and recommends that acting now […]

Estate Agent Today, 23/10/2020

Agents do charity Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Best Individual AOK Award – Sponsored by Just Move In; – Rachel Johnson of Stacks Property; Ed Mead of Viewber; Joe Elliott of Temme English; Godfrey Haire of Arun Estates; Murray Lee of Dreamview Estates; Suzzana Jupp of Northfields; Jamie Aspland of Pygott & Crone; and […]

The Telegraph, 28/10/2020

Why fleeing the city for the countryside may blow your budget Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Movers will also need to factor in buying and running a car. James Greenwood, of buying agency Stacks Property Search, said: “Many people moving out of towns say they can manage fine on just one vehicle, but a second […]

Muddy Stilettos, 27/10/2020

Selling your home in a hurry? Read this…. Quoting Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders One woman who knows all the tricks and traps when it comes to buying and selling is ace South Hams property finder, Grace Jephson. Grace has every Rightmove-scroller’s dream job – finding fantastic homes for a living so what she doesn’t know […]

MSN, 17/10/2020

The need for speed Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Booming northants ‘The whole county is improving. Villages like Paulerspury, just south of Towcester, have seen broadband go from inadequate to business-friendly over the past 12 months’, says Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, (stacks.co.uk). Paulerspury — with an average house price […]

This is Money, 17/10/2020

The need for speed Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Booming northants ‘The whole county is improving. Villages like Paulerspury, just south of Towcester, have seen broadband go from inadequate to business-friendly over the past 12 months’, says Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, (stacks.co.uk). Paulerspury — with an average house price […]

Daily Mail, 17/10/2020

The need for speed Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Booming northants ‘The whole county is improving. Villages like Paulerspury, just south of Towcester, have seen broadband go from inadequate to business-friendly over the past 12 months’, says Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, (stacks.co.uk). Paulerspury — with an average house price […]

MSN, 09/10/2020

Hosts with the most Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Experienced buying agents such as Rachel Johnston, of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), says demand is as high as ever, typically from people aged 45 and over seeking a new challenge. ‘Buyers shouldn’t restrict their thinking to leisure,’ she says. ‘Some of the best performing B&Bs […]

This is Money, 09/10/2020

Hosts with the most Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Experienced buying agents such as Rachel Johnston, of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), says demand is as high as ever, typically from people aged 45 and over seeking a new challenge. ‘Buyers shouldn’t restrict their thinking to leisure,’ she says. ‘Some of the best performing B&Bs […]

Daily Mail, 09/10/2020

Hosts with the most Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Experienced buying agents such as Rachel Johnston, of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), says demand is as high as ever, typically from people aged 45 and over seeking a new challenge. ‘Buyers shouldn’t restrict their thinking to leisure,’ she says. ‘Some of the best performing B&Bs […]

Property Reporter, 02/10/2020

Why the best home improvements will be different this year Quoting Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Search suggests that homeowners look at short term ways of making their own space more attractive and appropriate to the circumstances.   Read the full story here

Homes and Property, 11/09/2020

Staycation renovation Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Buying agent Clare Coode of Stacks Property Search specialises in finding larger homes across Cornwall. “Lockdown was a spur because people worked on their own property, enjoyed it and thought about taking on a bigger project,” she says. “And Cornwall is an excellent place to work from home, […]

Daily Express, 11/09/2020

Grey expectations for movers Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

Evening Standard, 09/09/2020

Staycation renovation Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders   Read the full story here

Estate Agent Today, 03/09/2020

Agents increasingly using grey low key marketing claim Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Estate agents are increasingly using low-key ‘grey’ marketing to avoid too many prospective buyers swamping them when homes go on sale.   Read the full story here

The Negotiator, 02/09/2020

Grey marketing back into market as estate agents try to manage demand Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Property search firm Stacks says more agents are using the technique to reserve viewings for only the hottest and best prepared candidates.   Read the full story here

Luxurious Magazine, 02/09/2020

How to see the best properties first Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here

Country Life, 02/09/2020

One station along Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders M UCH like our waistlines during lockdown, it would seem that the commuter belt is widening. As we slowly begin to make our way into offices around the country, you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘I’m not sure I want to do this five days a week’. […]

Houseladder, 20/08/2020

Vendors warned not to jump the gun on ditching London for the sticks Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders A leading buying agency is warning sellers and buyers not to jump the gun and abandon London in the belief that it will never be the same again following the pandemic. Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property […]

What House, 20/08/2020

Will the commuter belt ever look the same again? Quoting Charlie Rearden and Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Charlie Rearden and Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search on how new commuting will influence home search…   Read the full story here

Estate Agent Today, 19/08/2020

Vendors warned not to jump the gun on ditching London for the sticks Quoting Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property Finders A leading buying agency is warning sellers and buyers not to jump the gun and abandon London in the belief that it will never be the same again following the pandemic. Charlie Rearden of Stacks Property […]

Woman’s Weekly, 18/08/2020

The great British beach hut Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders Waiting for a chance to purchase is part of most owners’ beach hut-buying stories – the other recurring theme is price. ‘Beach huts are strictly for cash buyers, as mortgages aren’t available,’ explains Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Search. ‘Overpriced huts often make the […]

Property Reporter, 10/08/2020

Home offices now deemed essential Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders In the post-Covid world, dedicated home office space was always regarded as a valuable commodity. Valuable, but not essential. However, with many initially forced to work from home and a large percentage of those continuing to do so, in the post-Covid period, a good workspace […]

Design & Build, 30/07/20

Moving to be near relatives Quoting Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders In the old pre-Covid world, living near relatives was a concept that many home buyers set little store by. Travelling from one side of the UK to the other, or getting to Europe for the weekend, was routine. Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Search […]

Property Reporter, 28/07/2020

Covid sees spike in enquiries to relocate closer to relatives Quoting Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Before the pandemic, in the old pre-Covid world, living near relatives was a concept that many home buyers paid little regards to. In fact, travelling from one side of the UK to the other, or getting to Europe for […]

Design and Build UK, 23/07/2020

Gardens more essential than ever Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders “A veranda is an incredibly flexible and wonderful thing. Close to the house it’s fantastic for easy entertaining, and its inside/outside nature means that there are actually very few days of the year when it can’t be used – especially if its well equipped […]

Daily Mail, 24/07/2020

Au revoir St Tropez, hello South Devon Quoting Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Sailing, sunshine and sand are the order of the day in both locations but the British West Country wins out for many. ‘Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham are the top-line attractions,’ according to Grace Jepson, of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), a buying agency, […]

Thisismoney, 23/07/2020

Au revoir St Tropez, hello South Devon Quoting Grace Jephson of Stacks Property Finders Sailing, sunshine and sand are the order of the day in both locations but the British West Country wins out for many. ‘Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham are the top-line attractions,’ according to Grace Jepson, of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), a buying agency, […]

Homesandtravel.co.uk, 23/07/2020

Gardens are more essential than ever Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders “Property buyers should assess outside space carefully. The ideal arrangement is to have several different areas of garden for varying situations and conditions. The sunny spot for an early evening drink a deux; the large entertaining area that can seat six or more […]

Property Reporter, 21/07/2020

Why our gardens are more essential than ever Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders “Outdoors entertaining has become the norm, and the three months of lockdown has made property owners aware of just how versatile they need their outside space to be – and it’s not all about vast quantities of space.” Read the full […]

Country Life, 15/07/2020

A first class stamp Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search said that the stamp-duty holiday ‘provides welcome relief and notes that the market requires a strong performing lower end where the majority of transactions take place—these are the legs that support the market as a whole’. Mr Greenwood adds: ‘One […]

Yahoo, 15/07/2020

Why a ‘home office’ has become the make-or-break feature of a house sale Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders Buyers also have in mind the substantial savings that comes with cutting out the daily commute and cost of central London office space – which means spare cash to create a home office that stimulates the senses. […]

Daily Telegraph, 15/07/2020

Why a ‘home office’ has become the make-or-break feature of a house sale Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders Buyers also have in mind the substantial savings that comes with cutting out the daily commute and cost of central London office space – which means spare cash to create a home office that stimulates the senses. […]

Retire Move, 09/07/2020

Retirement housebuilders greet stamp duty cut with caution James Greenwood of property finders, Stacks Property Search, was more upbeat and thought the stamp-duty holiday would give downsizers confidence to move. Read the full story here

Property Industry Eye, 09/07/2020

Widespread relief that SDLT change has not been delayed until the autumn. Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “The expectation was that it would stay in place until January – its extension to March is great news and prevents a scramble to get transactions over the line. By March ’21 we would expect to see the […]

Today’s Conveyancer, 08/07/2020

Buying property in a new normal world Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, tweeted yesterday:  “More uncertainty and a brake on the market as buyers wait for the autumn?” Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 08/07/2020

Industry reacts positively to raising of stamp duty threshold James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search says, “The Stamp Duty holiday provides welcome relief and has extensive benefits for the UK economy. “The property market requires a strong performing lower end where the majority of transactions take place – these are the legs that support the market […]

Estate Agent Today, 07/07/2020

Buying property in a new normal world Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, tweeted yesterday: “More uncertainty and a brake on the market as buyers wait for the autumn?” Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 10/06/2020

Buying property in a new normal world Quoting Stacks Property Finders Despite the property market now officially being ‘unlocked’, buying and selling property in the current climate is far from normal. The process does need a lot more thought and a fair amount of finessing. Stacks Property Search advises buyers on how to make sure they’re […]

Daily Express, 29/05/2020

Granny annexe boom Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The potential of a property with an annexe, particularly in tourist destinations, is an important consideration, as James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search points out. “They have multiple uses; so while they can be used in the post-Covid world as a granny annexe or space for teens, […]

Sunday Express, 25/05/2020

Exit plan for city dwellers Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders “This summer will be busy,” predicts Bill Spreckley, of Stacks Property Search. “There was already pent-up demand from buyers who had been waiting for a Brexit resolution and this will be exaggerated by buyers who have spent time in lockdown in what they are […]

Daily Express, 22/05/2020

Tips on how to buy property post lockdown Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Gardens have been having a bit of a moment over the past few months, with those who have them thanking their lucky stars and those without them rethinking life after lockdown. Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 15/05/2020

Tips on how to buy property post lockdown Quoting James Greenwood and Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders Even so, few believe that major change is on the way in the post-Coronavirus world. On Wednesday this week, thousands of estate agents reopened their doors for business as the cogs of the UK property market slowly kicked into gear […]

Estate Agent Today, 10/04/2020

Dog tired of working from home say Winkworth, Stacks and CJ Hole Quoting Bill and Stanley Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search and Acquisition, a much respected buying agency: Bill Spreckley – whose patch covers Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey – has sent us this delightful shot from his home office. “I’ve decided not to […]

Estate Agent Today, 04/04/2020

What will the industry look like post coronavirus Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Even so, few believe that major change is on the way in the post-Coronavirus world. “When the crisis is over the market will be driven by increased demand and a shake-up in people’s attitude to how and where they live. The market […]

The Negotiator, 18/03/2020

Can estate agencies survive the coronavirus pandemic As pubs, theatres, offices and estate agent branches empty across the UK, we asked the industry what they think might happen next. Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “None of us know how this crisis is going to play out, but as buying agents our job is to continue […]

Estate Agent Today, 11/03/2020

Stamp duty change and business rate holiday announced in budget Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, says on Twitter: “Relieved that the Chancellor has largely left SDLT alone. The two per cent surcharge for non-resident buyers is digestible – look at the property taxes they pay elsewhere.” Read the full story here

Moneywise, 11/03/2020

Budget 2020 stamp duty tweaked to help first time buyers and tackle homelessness Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search says: “We’re very pleased he hasn’t messed around with stamp duty; what UK buyers and sellers need is certainty.  “The 2% on non-resident buyers is generally digestible; it’s likely to impact […]

The Negotiator, 11/03/2020

Chancellor unveils £30bn budget spending boost Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search said, “We welcome the steps the Chancellor has taken to improve the housing infrastructure and address the terrible homeless situation. But we would have liked to see more on housing in the Budget to help free up underused property. […]

Money, 07/03/2020

Pubs close every week: How easy are they to convert into family homes with stained glass window features and snugs? Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Despite the charm, there are some downsides to living in a pub. Some unmodernised pubs can have dark panels with small windows and low ceilings, while any car parking […]

Daily Mail, 06/03/2020

Called to the bar Pubs may be closing every day — but they can be transformed into charming homes Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders ‘Bear in mind that some previous work — for example, electrics — may have been done by a mate of the landlord. It can lead to surprises, so make sure […]

The Times, 28/02/20

New wave invasion Many seaside resorts are getting a hipster makeover as young families flock to the coast Quoting Anthony Pearce of Stacks Property Finders In Southend-on-Sea house prices have risen 27 per cent — more than anywhere else in Essex — since the opening of the expanded terminal at London Southend airport five years ago, […]

Property Reporter, 25/02/2020

What to give up and what to keep when moving house As Lent approaches, Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search looks at what to give up, and what not to give up, when moving house. Read the full story here

Property Reporter, 25/02/2020

Flooding: Advice for buyers James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search gives his advice on best practice for buying a home in a potential flood risk area:  Read the full story here

This is Money, 24/02/2020

Laughing all the way to the Sandbanks Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders But if you’re looking for a tired bungalow to transform, you may be out of luck ‘There are few old properties left to be demolished. The ones that remain are like hen’s teeth and are priced stratospherically,’ says James Law of buying agency […]

Houseladder.co.uk, 22/02/2020

Flooded houses could suffer 30% hit on asking prices Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Meanwhile Stacks Property Search – another buying agency – has given Estate Agent Today an insight into how it will advise buying clients to approach the issue of floods when they look for a home. “Anything that looks remotely at […]

Estate Agent Today, 21/02/2020

Flooded houses could suffer 30% hit on asking prices says agent Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search – another buying agency – has given Estate Agent Today an insight into how it will advise buying clients to approach the issue of floods when they look for a home. Read the full story […]

Daily Mail, 21/02/2020

Laughing all the way to the Sandbanks Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders But if you’re looking for a tired bungalow to transform, you may be out of luck. ‘There are few old properties left to be demolished. The ones that remain are like hen’s teeth and are priced stratospherically,’ says James Law, of buying agency […]

Property Reporter, 18/02/2020

What does HS2 mean for homeowners, buyers and sellers Quoting Rachel Johnston and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Controversial. Difficult. Expensive. Three words which are synonymous with the high-speed rail link being built to cut travel times between London and Birmingham to 52 minutes. But is it worth it and how will this affect homeowners along […]

Property Reporter, 05/02/2020

Property conversations for Valentine’s Day Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search outlines some top-line advice for couples who are planning their property futures. Read the full story here

Country Life, 29/01/2020

Bridging the gap Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Although removing bridge tolls in December 2018—saving commuters up to £1,400 a year—might not have felt quite as momentous, agents say the change has fuelled a spike in interest in Welsh property. ‘It’s noticeable—there’s definitely more activity,’ says managing director at Stacks Property Search James Greenwood […]

The Times, 24/01/2020

The top places for vegetarians to live in the UK Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “Climate change has become so central that it’s part of everyday supper-party conversation now,” says James Greenwood, a director at the buying agency Stacks Property Search. Read the full story here

Country Life, 22/01/2020

Boeing, Boeing, gone Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Windsor, where average house prices are £556,772 according to Zoopla, ‘bears the greatest burden of flight-path noise,’ says Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search (020-7458 4155), adding, ‘I’ve often wondered how The Queen puts up with it’. He continues: ‘It doesn’t seem to put people off […]

Daily Mail, 17/01/2020

Dark sky at night, buyers delight Quoting Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders Dark skies are part of “the Exmoor deal”,’ explains Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), an agency helping buyers track down homes in the wilderness of Exmoor, the 270 sq miles of moorland and hills straddling north Devon and west Somerset. ‘The Exmoor […]

The Negotiator, 06/01/2020

Property predictions: will 2020 be a ‘Boris bounce’ year? Quoting Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders The new decade is starting with bags of optimism following the General Election. But does it point to a ‘turning point’ year for property? “One way or another, 2020 will bring some political and economic resolution. Whatever that result is, […]

Loveproperty.com, 18/12/19

The energy efficiency of homes will become increasingly important Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders There has been more talk of a climate emergency this year than ever before. In fact, Oxford Dictionaries has declared ‘climate emergency’ to be 2019’s word of the year and by September its usage had increased by 100 compared to […]

New York Times, 11/12/19

INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders House Hunting in England: A Modernist Gem in the Countryside The English harbor city of Bristol, near the Welsh border, is emerging as a vibrant alternative to increasingly expensive London. The historic city center and Harbourside districts are in high demand, brokers said. Popular suburbs for […]

Sunday Times, 01/12/19

What downsizing tribe do you belong to? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The same-sizers (or the up- and downsizers) Upside Not having to get rid of half your possessions. Downside Your nest may never be empty. Top tip “It’s a mistake to move too far from your children, however idyllic the location,” says James Greenwood, of the […]

Country Life, 27/11/19

Going round the bend Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Curves have always had allure—and we’re not only talking about the female figure. From Stonehenge to Zaha Hadid’s creations, rounded buildings delight and fascinate in equal measure and often make for distinctive homes. ‘They’re easy on the eye and we’re instinctively drawn to the curved […]

Evening Standard, 27/11/19

Grab a new home for your Christmas stocking Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Developers’ willingness to strike a deal in the run-up to Christmas is not so much an outbreak of charity as a need to meet sales quotas before the end of the year. “Agents and developers are often working extra hard to […]

Daily Mail, 15/11/19

The foodie factor Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders A good example is Bath farmers’ market held at the former Green Park railway station, which is believed to be the longest established farmers market in the UK, running since 1997. ‘The market certainly adds value and great benefit to those streets around Green Park and […]

ES: Homes and Property, 13/11/19

Best London commuter towns Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Marlow has considerably more kerb appeal than slightly bland south-west London and Putney. Marlow shares the Thames but it’s further downriver with a landmark bridge entrance, riverside pubs and a curated, cared-for town centre of independent shops and plenty of restaurants, with a big family buzz […]

Daily Mail, 02/11/19

How much could you save by moving away from London? Up to £66,000 per mile, new study finds Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders If you are serious about relocating for your bank balance’s sake, how do you ensure the town you pick is a good place to live? James Greenwood, at Stacks property search […]

The Negotiator, 01/11/19

The Negotiator Awards 2019 The Shortlist 2019 Website of the year nominee Read the full story here

What House, 29/10/19

What the bank of mum and dad should know before deciding to lend Quoting Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Finders If you’re a parent considering lending money to help your children, there are several important factors to consider. Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Search explains everything you should know if you’re thinking of becoming the Bank […]

Daily Mail, 28/10/19

Bid to increase bee and butterfly numbers by letting gardens overgrow is hitting property prices and sparking rows between neighbours, experts warn Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders The trend for homeowners to allow their gardens to grow wild to attract bees and butterflies is causing rows between neighbours and damaging property prices, warn estate agents. […]

Yahoo.com, 27/10/19

Rewilding light Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders The new rewilding trend for ‘mini meadows’ is causing rows between neighbours and damaging property prices, estate agents have warned. Leaving one’s garden to become a wild meadow abundant with daisies and butterflies has become a low-effort trend amongst the eco-conscious. Springwatch this year featured writer and presenter […]

The Telegraph, 27/10/19

How does your garden grow? Fad for ‘wild’ meadows can upset the neighbours Quoting James Law of Stacks Property Finders James Law, of Stacks Property Search, said: “We found a big appetite for what we call ‘rewilding-lite’. “The concept of restoring natural processes to large areas of the countryside would seem, on the face of it, hard […]

House Beautiful, 22/10/19

Charming pink bungalow on sale for £400,000 in Reading Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders It’s been said that bungalows are regaining popularity once more. High demand for single storey properties combined with declining supply, means that in many areas, the humble bungalow demands a significant price premium. Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Search explained last year: ‘More and […]

Daily Telegraph, 19/10/19

Could you live on the wilds of Dartmoor? Quoting Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Finders It’s not a lifestyle that everyone aspires to but it makes for a near-unique housing market. “The eastern side of the moor is only 30 minutes from the M5 and Exeter Airport, but feels very remote as soon as you get […]

The Negotiator, 15/10/19

Brexit jitters – why it’s a mistake to wait Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Brexit is responsible for a great deal of misery, not least in the property market. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search explains why it’s a mistake to wait. Read the full story here

Daily Telegraph, 12/10/19

A brand new life amongst the bright lights Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders The influx of older people to the capital has been growing steadily. So where do retirees go? While younger buyers are driven by proximity to their workplace or good schools, the same is not true for pensioners. Some want to be […]

The Times, 11/10/19

Why people are no longer downsizing Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders The much-maligned bungalow is having the last laugh compared with the terraced house in terms of prices per square foot in many parts of the country. Bungalows can achieve a “significant premium”, says Louise Riding of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, “because […]

Estate Agent Today, 04/10/19

Brexit uncertainty – buyers advised not to wait any longer Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Buying agency Stacks Property Search says Brexit has been responsible for a ‘great deal of misery’ and subsequently led to a shortage of stock in all sectors. “The problem with the seemingly endless wait for political issues to resolve […]

Property Reporter, 03/10/19

Six reasons why it’s a mistake to wait to move home Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Brexit is responsible for a great deal of misery, not least in the property market. Vast numbers of people who have a desire or need to move are reluctant to make big buying decisions while we are beset […]

The Negotiator, 01/10/19

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The Times, 28/09/19

Pay private school fees or move house? You do the maths Quoting Louise Ridings and Emma Barkes of Stacks Property Finders Stacks Property Search in the East Midlands, says that the rise is “putting pressure on the best state schools, with property prices near oversubscribed schools such as the Priory Academy LSST in Lincoln, and the Kesteven and […]

Property Reporter, 25/09/19

Advice for the bank of mum and dad Quoting Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Finders For most parental (or grand-parental) bankers, the greatest difficulty is generally finding the cash! However, this hurdle should by no means be the start and finish of the exercise. Christy Bartlett , Stacks Property Search, has this advice: “As bankers, it should […]

Daily Mail, 20/09/19

Live like a lord in a stately wing Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Experts have mixed feelings about these type of homes. ‘There’s something rather wonderful about seeing an enormous country house at the end of a drive,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders. ‘But buyers should remember that properties like this were […]

Daily Telegraph, 07/09/19

A slice of Cornwall to suit all sorts Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Today’s Cornwall is no longer “just” a holiday hotspot or a retirement haven, descriptions which have dened it for decades. It now attracts different tribes, from gourmets to start-up entrepreneurs to artists; as a result, its housing market is more vibrant […]

The Negotiator, 01/09/19

NEW IS THE NEW OLD Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Traditionally, period London property has consistently outperformed new build in terms of desirability and price, but, says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, “We’re beginning to see the tide turn, with a whole range of buyers preferring new to old. “The ‘jewel in the […]

Daily Express, 06/09/19

Change as good as a rest Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Nick Wooldridge, of home-finding service Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk), who says: “A greater hurdle in our experience, is the fear of change; fear of letting go of the past and the emotional hoops that will have to be jumped through to decide what […]

Estate Agent Today, 02/09/19

Stamp Duty: will conveyancers help buyers wanting to pay less? Quoting Gideon Sumption and Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders A London estate agency says one of its buyers wants to delay completion until November 1 “just in case stamp duty is changed in October”. Aylesford International director Brendan Roberts says one of his firm’s buyers […]

Sunday Times, 01/09/19

How to do a deal before no deal The only option, according to the experts, is to play hardball — for the gutsy customer, that means going in with a low offer. “Try 20% to 30% below the developer’s asking price,” says Sara Ransom, London director of Stacks Property Search, another agency that represents prospective […]

Daily Mail, 23/08/19

Plot a lazy future Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Buying a property with communal gardens isn’t entirely straightforward and there are stories of residents being landed with suddenly inflated management fees. “The key to buying successfully is engagement,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks property Search. ‘Join any committee that oversees the grounds and study […]

Property Reporter, 05/08/19

Out with the old, in with the new Quoting Sara Random of Stacks Property Finders The tide is beginning to turn in the capital with a surge of interest in newer property, says Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search. Read the full story here

Prime Resi, 31/07/19

Why new is the new old for today’s prime property buyers Quoting Sara Random of Stacks Property Finders Attitudes towards new-builds are changing in London as developers continue to up their game, suggests buying agent Sara Ransom… Read the full story here

Showhouse, 30/07/19

Why new homes are becoming more popular than period properties Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders The sales of new build homes rocketed over 25% in June, according to Land Registry data. It seems environmentally conscious millennials are losing their taste for drafts and hefty maintenance bills, as Sara Ransom from Stacks Property Search explains. […]

The National, 28/07/19

From the UAE to the UK: how to invest in a home from afar Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders James Greenwood, managing director of British property finder Stacks, answers some of the most common questions about buying a home in England from Dubai Read the full story here

The Times, 26/07/19

How will Boris Johnson being prime minister affect the housing market? We answer your questions on the outlook for prices and taxes under the new prime minister Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders What about rural areas? Young couples and families who want to move out of city centres in search of better air and […]

Sunday Times, 14/07/19

Poldark fever buoys Cornwall’s tourist trade as final season airs There is one other big drawback for locals. “Male Cornish residents complain that wives keep comparing their husbands’ cream-tea abs with Aidan Turner’s,” said Clare Coode, of the buying agency Stacks Property Search in Cornwall. Read the full story here

This is money, 28/06/19

Look out for the foodie factor when buying a home: why a trendy restaurant scene is a good sign that an area’s house prices are on the up. Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders ‘Padstow only hit the giddy heights of £1million-plus houses after Rick Stein became famous,’ says Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search. […]

Daily Mail, 28/06/19

Look out for the foodie factor when buying a home: why a trendy restaurant scene is a good sign that an area’s house prices are on the up. Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders ‘Padstow only hit the giddy heights of £1million-plus houses after Rick Stein became famous,’ says Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Search. […]

The Times, 28/06/19

Why now is a good time for sellers Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Can I be greedy with my asking price? No. Buyers are looking for value and are increasingly knowledgeable about the market. “They are not prepared to pay silly money just because pickings are slim,” says Clare Coode of Stacks Property Search, […]

Daily Mail, 21/06/19

Fancy a bit on the side? Planning laws have been relaxed so it’s now easier than ever to enlarge your home Quoting Sara Ransom and Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom, of Stacks Property Search. ‘Extending into the loft may seem the most economical option, but, if the result is too much restricted ceiling […]

Sunday Times, 16/06/19

How to unpack your house Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders You have endured the white-knuckle stress of buying a property or the hassle of dealing with letting agents and landlords. You have shelled out eye-watering sums of money, bundled up your worldly goods and loaded them into a van. Yet the work doesn’t stop […]

This is money, 14/06/19

Work on the wild side Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The Armes make upping sticks sound easy but it can pose problems. ‘Agreeing on the value of the business may be tricky,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders. ‘Some small businesses are successful purely because of the owner and it may be impossible […]

Daily Mail, 14/06/19

Work on the wild side Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The Armes make upping sticks sound easy but it can pose problems. ‘Agreeing on the value of the business may be tricky,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders. ‘Some small businesses are successful purely because of the owner and it may be impossible […]

Estate Agent Today, 13/06/19

Tricks of the trade: buying agent reveals tips for purchasers using portals Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search has revealed how she advises potential clients to use portals when looking for a property to buy – and she insists that such websites are an aid, not a substitute for […]

Property Reporter, 11/06/19

How to boost your property search engine experience Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders It’s fair to say that these days most property searches start on the internet. However, Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Search suggests that online should be an aid, not a substitute for an exhaustive property search. Buyers that restrict their research […]

Property Reporter, 04/06/19

The psychology of downsizing Quoting Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Finders Nick Wooldridge of Stacks Property Search takes a look at why the new generation of empty nesters appear so reluctant to downsize. Read the full story here

Daily Telegraph, 01/06/19

There’s more to the west country than nostalgia Quoting Clare Coode and Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders BEER, DEVON OK, so there’s paddle-boarding off the coast but otherwise this port, with just over 1,300 residents, is supertraditional. There’s a shingle beach, where you can look out at fishing boats winched up as there’s no harbour, plus […]

The Times, 17/05/19

The risks of Chelsea Flower Show garden envy Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders The show is glorious but don’t get carried away by horticultural one-upmanship Rachel Johnston of Stacks buying agency says: “After Chelsea people can get a bit carried away about how much garden they really want or can cope with. They view […]

The Times, 17/05/19

Take me to where I can breathe in the clean fresh air Quoting Linda Jeffcoat of Stacks Property Finders Don’t rush, or you may regret it With so many people packing up to move, agents say there is the possibility that many will find they have relocated to a place in which they are not happy. […]

Daily Express, 10/05/19

Boom Town Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders Once known for its roundabouts and concrete cows, Milton Keynes is now one of Britain’s fastest-growing towns and a property hotspot thanks to easy access to London and Birmingham and, crucially, its affordable property prices. Work started on this “new town” after a 1967 Act of Parliament to […]

The Times, 10/05/19

Know your pantries from your larders Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Will a larder help to sell my house? Property agents say that they are not often asked for walk-in larders, unless potential buyers had one previously, and then it becomes non-negotiable. Clare Coode of Stacks Property Search says: “Once you’ve had a […]

Daily Telegraph, 08/05/19

The rise, fall and rise of Penzance Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Penzance’s rise is seen by agents as a draw for a new type of buyer, made up of more adventurous second-homers who previously looked only at long-established tourist hotspots . “Buyers who would once only have considered Rock are now increasingly […]

Daily Telegraph, 04/05/19

Keep right on to the end of the road Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Penzance’s rise is seen by agents as a draw for a new type of buyer, made up of more adventurous second-homers who previously looked only at longestablished tourist hotspots. “Buyers who would once only have considered Rock are now […]

Daily Mail, 03/05/19

Pastures new Reap the rewards of the good life on a smallholding Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders ‘People like the idea of slow food and family activity so go in for growing, brewing, curing, smoking and pickling for a farmers market,’ says James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search (stacks.co.uk) a buying agency. Read […]

This is Money, 03/05/19

Tired of the hustle and bustle? To pastures new Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Fifteen years ago buyers wanted five acres without knowing what to do with it: now buyers who want small amounts of land have a definite need — ponies, growing things, or privacy. ‘People like the idea of slow food […]

Sunday Times, 29/04/19

Has the spring gone out of the housing market? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Take the plunge,” advises James Greenwood, managing director of the buying agency Stacks Property Search. “Lack of supply is driving buyers nuts, so any decent new property will be favourably received — but whatever you do, don’t be tempted […]

The Times, 26/04/19

How to find your dream home Quoting James Greenwood and Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Finders The grey market generally attracts sellers who are reluctant to lower their asking price. These are classically unrushed sellers, testing the market without much of the associated hassle. Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Search says. “This is an increasingly accepted […]

Mansion Global, 23/04/19

How to prepare your garden for a house sale Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, a property finder, says that there is a rise in demand for properties in garden squares. “These are increasingly popular among London buyers because they have the advantage of outside space, but none […]

Daily Telegraph, 20/04/19

The enduring appeal of thatched cottages Quoting Christy Bartlett of Stacks Property Finders “Buyers tend not to be drawn to thatch. It’s to do with lack of light, lower ceilings, and dated configuration more than maintenance and insurance. Demand is lower than it has been,” explains Christopher Bartlett, a buying agent at Stacks Property Search […]

Daily Telegraph, 20/04/19

Revealed: the newest celebrity hotspot Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “Everyone wants privacy, but celebs coming here are obsessed with it,” says Clare Coode, a buying agent with Stacks Property Search in Cornwall, who has helped many of the county’s best-known residents and second homeowners find houses. “One famous buyer insisted that the […]

The Times, 19/04/19

How to make the most of your garden Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, a property finder, says that there is a rise in demand for properties in garden squares. “These are increasingly popular among London buyers because they have the advantage of outside space, but none of […]

Daily Mail, 12/04/19

Top of the league Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders ‘Tottenham’s new stadium is more than a football venue; it’s a catalyst for change in the area,’ says Nick Whitten, director of UK research at property consultant JLL. ‘It is part of the area’s wider regeneration.’ These changes involve improving nearby White Hart Lane […]

The Times, 12/04/19

How you can take the guesswork out of valuing your home Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Go low or high? Get the value of your property right and you can still sell quickly. Get it wrong and you could end up in a state of property purgatory, unsure when you will move. Some […]

Deal Makerz, 10/04/19

What Does The Property Industry Think Of The Candy Brothers? Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders They were symbols of London’s post-Millennium property heyday and proof that when it comes to designing homes for foreign oligarchs, nothing succeeds like excess. But what happened to Nick and Christian Candy, the Brothers Bling who spent £6,000 […]

Sunday Times, 07/04/19

The long viewing Ready to buy? Here’s what to look out for before you make an offer Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Vital questions to ask about flats Apartments, whether purpose-built or converted, require additional investigation. Check the length of the lease, the size of communal areas (if you need to get bikes […]

Daily Telegraph, 06/04/19

The sound of rushing water will stay with me forever’ These pre-industrial relics on our rivers make great conversions that are perfect for people seeking a refuge from the stresses of modern life, finds Fred Redwood Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Greenwood at Stacks Property Search warns that as well as safety concerns, […]

Daily Telegraph, 23/03/19

An unlikely place to find village life – Milton Keynes Quoting Rachel Johnston of Stacks Property Finders “There’s definitely, for some, an air of disdain for Milton Keynes, but it makes for a satisfying surprise when friends visit to see how rural you can be within a £15 cab ride of the range of amenities […]

Daily Telegraph, 23/03/19

Why first time buyers haven’t had it this good for years Quoting Amanda Ake of Stacks Property Finders Bristol is one of the UK’s most expensive cities, which means most first-time buyers can forget a nice little flat in Clifton or the Harbourside. “Bedminster is a skip over the bridge from Bristol city centre and […]

Daily Telegraph, 23/03/19

Bright spots for buyers Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “One of the advantages of a slow market is that you have more time for due diligence, so you should be negotiating from a very strong position,” explains James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency. “Buyers should start with the vendors’ position. […]

Daily Mail, 22/03/19

North Cornwall is a smash hit Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders “Whenever there’s a series of Poldark I get buyers looking for mean and moody farmhouses on Bodmin Moor,’ says Clare Coode of Stacks property search. ‘With Fisherman’s Friends, I anticipate requests for cute little cottages overlooking the harbour.” Read the full story […]

Property Reporter, 19/03/19

Top tips to help you buy a house for your children Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search offers her advice to parents who are helping their children buy a property. Read the full story here    

Sunday Times, 17/03/19

Give it some welly Millennials are flocking to the countryside, swapping urban fads for a better quality of life Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders SELECT YOUR AREA CAREFULLY : Do you need to commute back to the city for work? What are the local education options (even if you don’t have children yet)? […]

Move to Surrey

CONNECTIONS Good links to the A3 for the M25, London, Gatwick, Heathrow and the south coast. You’re less likely to encounter much riff-raff on your daily commute, as it’s believed the town has the highest number of first-class season ticket holders in the country. Commuting’s fantastic, with five direct trains an hour to Waterloo in […]

Daily Mail, 08/03/19

Looking to build an extension to your home? Why orangeries are the new popular – and posher – alternative to conservatories Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders ‘Older conservatories can have rotting timber and corroded iron work, which puts off buyers,’ says James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search. ‘Modern ones are generally more impressive, […]

Property Investor Today, 22/02/19

Property expert reveals how to spot investment potential Quoting Linda Jeffcoat of Stacks Property Finders With thrift being a new buying trend, buying agent Linda Jeffcoat of Stacks Property Search offers advice for purchasers looking for potential in prospective investments. According to the expert, buyers are looking for properties that offers plenty of square footage […]

Mail on Sunday, 10/02/19

Get in the Zone Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Read the full story here    

The Times, 8/02/19

Makeover your garden with a dining area Quoting Rachel Johnston and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Rachel Johnston and Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search explain changes in what makes a garden desirable.   Read the full story here    

Property Reporter, 1/02/19

Is now the best time to buy a property in London? Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search says: “With the continued political uncertainty still holding its grip on the Prime Central London market, there is a general feeling amongst agents and buying agents alike that the pent-up demand will […]

Estate Agent Today, 31/01/19

Industry chief says No Deal is worst outcome as London prices drop 20% Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders Meanwhile in prime central London – the area of the country where the housing market is most drastically affected by Brexit according to many agents – one buying company says dramatic price falls have presented […]

Sunday Times, 27/01/19

Just get on with it – Don’t let Brexit put you off making your move Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders As Burrell, of Capital Economics, explains: “In an environment of relatively weak house-price inflation, there is little to be lost in delaying a purchase until there is greater clarity. At the same time, the […]

Daily Mail, 11/01/19

Mary’s in a pickle! Even the queen of Bake Off is struggling to sell her home in such a stodgy market Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The market in London is likely to be the slowest, with fewer international buyers, mainly due to economic and political uncertainty, including Brexit, according to the predictions […]

Houseladder.co.uk, 4/01/19

British property market set to be slow until after Brexit in March 2019 Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The market in London is likely to be the slowest, with fewer international buyers, mainly due to economic and political uncertainty, including Brexit, according to the predictions from property experts. However, despite the market not […]

Inside Conveyancing, 4/01/19

British property market set to be slow until after Brexit in March 2019 Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The market in London is likely to be the slowest, with fewer international buyers, mainly due to economic and political uncertainty, including Brexit, according to the predictions from property experts. However, despite the market not […]

Property Wire, 4/01/19

British property market set to be slow until after Brexit in March 2019 Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders he British property market is likely to see a slow start to the new year, with continued concerns about Brexit expected to affect buyer and seller decisions until after the UK leaves the European Union […]

Your Home, Jan ‘19

Bring your bungalow into the 21st century Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search says, “A decent extension and improvement project is likely to show a good return on investment. Bungalows suit contemporary design trends for open-plan, lateral space with opportunity to create access to outside living areas. Invest […]

London Property, 1/01/19

Welcome to 2019 – what’s in store? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders “We expect 2019 to be a good year for the property market as a decision of some sort is made on Brexit,” forecasts James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search, a buying agency that operates in London and across the UK. “There […]

Evening Standard, 25/12/18

Home buyers:10 tips for making an offer on a property to bag the best deal Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Making a well-researched and considered offer could save you thousands when buying a home. 6. KNOW WHO YOU’RE DEALING WITH You can afford to be pushier when dealing with a housebuilder, where there […]

Moneywise, December ‘18

What next for the property market in 2019? Experts share their predictions. Quoting James Greenwood. of Stacks Property Finders  It has been easy to predict what major house price indices will report: that house prices are fairly flat and London and the South East are not performing as well as other regions. But will we […]

Daily Mail, 21/12/18

A mixed forecast The property market is feeling the chill but don’t rule out a warmer spell Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Many anticipate that if the UK leaves the EU as planned in March, the pent up demand of buyers who have sat on their hands since 2016 will finally be unleashed. […]

Sunday Times, 16/12/18

Four bedrooms good, seven figures bad Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders The average price of a family home in London is nudging £1m. For those moving from a below-average-priced suburb to a more expensive area in inner London, for buyers whose previous house was purchased on an interest-only mortgage, the sums become scarier […]

Property Reporter, 5/12/18

London: where to buy in 2019 Quoting Sara Ransom. of Stacks Property Finders  Buying in London is a great deal more relaxed than it once was. Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Search, offers her advice for ‘shrewd London buys’ in 2019   Read the full story here    

Buyassociation.co.uk, 3/12/18

Property market predictions for 2019 Quoting James Greenwood. of Stacks Property Finders  James Greenwood, regional director of Stacks Property Search, stated: “More supply will be matched by more demand and I don’t expect us to see any dramatic rise or fall in prices across the board.”   Read the full story here    

The Sunday Times, 2/12/18

Design experts share their tips on creating a serene sanctuary from the seasonal hustle and bustle Quoting James Greenwood. of Stacks Property Finders  Owning a house that’s big enough to accommodate all the family easily for Christmas is unlikely. James Greenwood, a director at the buying agency Stacks property search has a simple solution: “Many […]

The Property Drop, 1/12/18

Property predictions 2019 Quoting James Greenwood, Sally Fraser and Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders page 27 Stacks regional directors share their views on what will be happening to the property market in 2019.   Read the full story here    

Daily Mail, 12/1/19

How to sell your home in a tough market… when even Bake Off’s Mary Berry is struggling to get her gorgeous 18th-century farmhouse sold Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders The market in London is likely to be the slowest, with fewer international buyers, mainly due to economic and political uncertainty, including Brexit, according […]

Property Investor Today, 30/11/18

What will happen to the property market in 2019? Quoting James Greenwood, Bill Spreckley and Sally Fraser. of Stacks Property Finders  Property search agency Stacks Property has revealed its predictions for the market in 2019, with expectations of a good year to come once Brexit negotiations are sorted. James Greenwood, owner and managing director of […]

Estate Agent Today, 2/11/18

Transactions to rise in 2019 says top agent Quoting James Greenwood. of Stacks Property Finders  One of the country’s top buying agents says he expects 2019 to be a much better year than 2018 as Brexit uncertainty subsides. James Greenwood of Stacks Property Search says: “There are an estimated 6m households living in the wrong […]

Property Reporter, 28/11/18

Property Predictions 2019 Quoting James Greenwood, Bill Spreckley and Sally Fraser. of Stacks Property Finders  Nobody can deny that it has been a difficult year for landlords, homeowners and the UK in general. And with just over a month to go before we head into what may prove to be an even more challenging year, […]

Daily Telegraph, 17/11/18

Returning a home to Victorian splendour Quoting Clare Coode, of Stacks Property Finders  But how many purchasers might be interested in buying such a time capsule? “I don’t think preserving a property in aspic adds value,” says Clare Coode of Stacks Property Search. “Most people want some period features, but updated. The only time when […]

Kent Life / Dorset Magazine / Surrey Life / Herefordshire Life, November ’18

The Property challenge ahead for the baby boomers Quoting Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Finders Buying a property that suits you in your 60s and 70s, that will continue to meet your needs in the years beyond, is a challenge that is being faced by more and more buyers as the baby boomers come of […]

Expat Forum, 15/11/18

British expats face challenges buying a property ahead of move home Quoting Bill Spreckley. of Stacks Property Finders  Expats moving back to Britain face challenges if they need to find a home to buy with many surprised by the rise in prices in places like London. While many expats, who planned to only work abroad […]

Daily Mail, 10/11/18

Crowd pleasers: How towns with good theatres are an added attraction for homebuyers Quoting James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Finders  Just as you can judge a restaurant by the quality of its chips, so you can get the measure of a town by its theatre — if it has one. “I don’t deny you need […]

Daily Telegraph, 10/11/18

The secret seasides of the West Country Quoting Clarey Coode of Stacks Property Finders ishing and the West Country go together. For many holiday homeowners and for occasional visitors, the combination probably evokes thoughts of restaurants run by Rick Stein in Padstow (where langoustines on ice is a speciality) or Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac […]

Daily Mail, 10/11/18

A mixed forecast The property market is feeling the chill but don’t rule out a warmer spell Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Just as you can judge a restaurant by the quality of its chips, so you can get the measure of a town by its theatre — if it has one. Sadly, […]

Daily Mail, 26/10/18

Home for sale: ghost included Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders This autumn’s movie chiller, The Little Stranger, features a rambling old house, owners with a secret past, unexplained accidents, bloodshed and ghostly goings on. Staple ingredients of horror, but what if a home has its own history of violence or was the scene […]

Property Reporter, 16/10/18

Demand for allotments is growing Quoting Louise Ridings and Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Allotment gardening has been an important part of society for hundreds of years. Today, they are extremely popular and waiting lists are long. In addition to the obvious benefits of growing fresh healthy food for free, allotment gardening has been demonstrated to […]

The Property Drop, 15/10/18

Allotment demand nationally high – but availability in Monmouth Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Many anticipate that if the UK leaves the EU as planned in March, the pent up demand of buyers who have sat on their hands since 2016 will finally be unleashed. “There are an estimated 6m households in the […]

Sunday Times, 14/10/18

How low will this flat go? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders How many reduced property alerts have you received today? I’ll bet it’s reached double figures, as panicking — or suddenly realistic — sellers try to seal a deal before Brexit in March. Price-cutting has hit a seven-year high, according to Home.co.uk’s latest Asking […]

Daily Mail, 5/10/18

Market towns Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders Old-fashioned and attractive, with retro charm, market towns are the Morris Travellers of the property world. They are also popular with housebuyers, commanding a premium of more than £30,000 over neighbouring towns, according to Lloyds Bank research. And that is down to a traditional sense of community. […]

Daily Telegraph, 8/9/18

Forget cream teas: why Cornwall is becoming a focus of innovation and entrepreneurship Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders Cornwall: it’s all about Poldark, cream teas and surfing, right? Well, no – not any more. While no one can deny the county’s picture-postcard holiday reputation, it has more recently become the focus of ­innovation […]

Daily Telegraph, 25/8/18

Going off-grid: Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders hat does “living off-grid” mean to you? Perhaps a commune led by a new-age version of Bear Grylls? People surviving on meals scrambled from what they can grow? A yurt or a tree house that combines discomfort and piety in equal measure? That image might be fuelled […]

Daily Telegraph, 18/8/18

Don’t have enough space at home? Buy the house next door Quoting Sara Ransom and Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders With the “improve, don’t move” mantra ringing in their ears – sometimes fuelled by a reluctance to pay the huge stamp duty bill involved in upsizing to a bigger house – many homeowners are […]

The Daily Telegraph, 4/8/18

‘As rare as unicorns’: does the idyllic British village still exist? Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders he property market has seen better days (transactions fell by an annual 5.7 per cent in June) but one group of people refuses to be tied down: the city dwellers upping sticks and chasing the good life. […]

Property Reporter, 2/8/18

What makes the perfect London garden? Quoting Sara Ransom of Stacks Property Finders In a large sprawling concrete jungle such as London, decent gardens can be a rare find. Somewhere green to relax and recharge your batteries before doing battle on the tube can be a godsend. However, a garden needs looking after and if […]

The Daily Telegraph, 14/07/18

Where to find the bright spots in the market Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders You might be forgiven for thinking that in such a sluggish market, property hotspots – areas where local house price growth soars high above their neighbours – were a thing of the past. The Land Registry reported that the UK’s […]

The Daily Telegraph, 14/07/18

Where to find the bright spots in the market Forest of Dean Quoting James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Finders  This area is becoming incredibly fashionable,” explains James Greenwood of buying agency Stacks Property Search. Hometrack found that property prices in this area of west Gloucestershire rose by 6.2 per cent in the past year, and […]

The Times, 13/07/18

It’s a scorcher: hot garden looks to lure buyers Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders Hello, heatwave. How you are loved by makers of garden furniture. Habitat reports that it has shifted more garden furniture this year than in any other year in its 54-year trading history — 40 per cent more than last […]

The Times, 13/07/18

It’s a scorcher: hot garden looks to lure buyers Make your backyard Instagram-worthy Quoting Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Finders  Louise Ridings of Stacks Property Search says that treehouses are the latest outdoor status symbol, and they can be used as a spare room or to provide an Airbnb-style income. She adds that not all […]

Sunday Times, 8/07/18

Little pieces of heaven – villages Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders It almost certainly has an old rectory, a church and a neatly manicured green. There might be a pub and a community shop, too, and, if you’re really lucky, a primary school. Yes, we’re talking about the quintessential British village. These days, […]

Sunday Times, 08/07/18

Little pieces of heaven when it comes to the perfect village, small is beautiful. Quoting James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Finders  The British village housing market is in a transition period, adds the buying agent James Greenwood, managing editor of Stacks Property Search. When it comes to having a shop, a pub and a community […]

Sunday Times, 24/06/18

What’s the point of a property surveyor? Quoting James Greenwood  of Stacks Property Finders  The latest Which? Mortgage Advisers survey of movers shows that, of the buyers who commissioned a survey, 42% found a problem with the property. While this sounds extreme, the issues raised are increasingly helping buyers to renegotiate prices. “The surveyor acting […]

Property Reporter, 21/06/18

Why people buy what they didn’t realise they wanted Quoting Sally Fraser of Stacks Property Finders  Rural property buyers tend to have a clear list of ‘must haves’. However, buyers often spend too long being unprepared to compromise on these requirements and wind up buying something that doesn’t meet the criteria much further down the […]

Daily Telegraph, 20/06/18

Boating and birdwatching: live on one of the West Country’s idyllic estuaries Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders  The highest demand for waterside properties is for the quiet havens for boating and birdwatching on the area’s sought-after estuaries, according to Stacks Property Search, a buying agency. “What’s not to like?, asks Clare Coode of […]

Sunday Times, 17/06/18

How to buy your first family home Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders  The biggest challenge for new parents isn’t nappies or sleepless nights, it’s swapping first flat for family home. James Greenwood is managing director of Stacks Property Search, which now runs surgeries in its London offices for couples struggling to rank their […]

Telegraph, 11/06/18

Why a village shop is a must-have  – and can add thousands to house prices Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders  Another former award-winner, Ludwell Stores in tiny Ludwell, near Dorset’s picture-postcard village of Shaftesbury, is a similar community magnet. “It’s run by aristocratic locals who have learnt to use the coffee machine and […]

Sunday Times, 13/05/18

Moving Targets Quoting Craig Fuller of Stacks Property Finders  With prices and stock levels low, which are the areas you should be setting your sights on? Going west, Craig Fuller, regional director of Stacks Property Search, tips Gloucestershire. “In Painswick, Stroud and east of the M5, there are huge opportunities to get large houses — […]

Property Reporter, 28/03/16

Why you shouldn’t wait for the price to come down Quoting James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders  Everyone loves a good deal. And no more so than when making arguably the biggest purchase of our lives. Valuing is unquestionably an