88% Surge in Buyer Demand

After its release from lockdown, Zoopla have reported on an ‘unexpected one-off boost to housing demand’ for England’s property market, with an 88% surge in buyer interest. This signals that the pent-up demand we saw at the beginning of the year has resurfaced, putting sellers in a unique position. There are now buyers actively looking […]

Rightmove activity soars to 5.3 million in a day

Over 5.3 million Brits were browsing properties on the 19th May; breaking Rightmove’s lockdown record for portal visits since the 5th March. Whilst total demand has jumped by 120% in the week following England’s property market reopening. Homeowners who were thinking of selling or letting their property now have the opportunity to do so thanks […]

Ready for an updated appraisal of your home?

READY FOR A CHANGE?  We’re facilitating safe, responsible home moves. Book your virtual valuation today.   In line with government guidance, we’re now offering you a choice when starting your next home move; book an in-person or a virtual valuation. With a virtual valuation, you’ll receive the same professional expertise, as we discuss your buying […]

Market activity at its highest since pre-lockdown

386% increase in new listings. 30% more properties progressing to Sold STC.* 88% higher demand.** Book a valuation Lockdown put the nation’s plans on hold; as we worked together to protect our most vulnerable and overcome new challenges. With 60% of UK buyers fully-intending to continue their search, we’re now seeing a return of momentum […]

Property Market Released From Lockdown

Speak to us about your property move today > The property market is released from lockdown and property viewings can be carried out, with removal firms and conveyancers also back in business. With an estimated £82 billion of property transactions on hold due to the coronavirus, this will release a wave of demand into the housing sector […]


Here at Ashton’s, we are always looking at new technologies and ways to improve our customer experience and during these testing times, this is now more important than ever!   We are very pleased to announce that we have added Virtual Tours to our suite of marketing products. Our Virtual Tours offer a full 360 […]

How to prepare your property for sale

With demand for property prior to lockdown soaring, there are sure to be plenty of motivated buyers once restrictions are relaxed, therefore now is an ideal time to prepare your property for a quick sale. Kerb appeal As is always the case with selling properties, a first impression can make or break a sale with […]


Your house will almost certainly be more attractive to buyers with some general sprucing up and cleaning. Larger projects such as loft conversions, converting a garage or adding a conservatory may reap high rewards if you have the time and money. But small things can make a surprising difference too. Redecorate and complete easy upgrades […]

How are financial services currently affected by the coronavirus?

What is happening to borrowing rates? Financial services, like all other business sectors, have had to make changes to respond to the current health pandemic’s effect on the economy. Less people spending money has caused financial services to make adaptations necessary to prevent damage to the financial market. The Bank of England has cut the […]