House prices soar by £7,000 in past four weeks

House prices have soared by £7,000 in a month as the market bursts back into life. The £6,923 jump in the past four weeks is confirmation that Britain is enjoying a housing boom. The £1,750 weekly uplift puts the price of a typical three-bedroom semi at £252,418, according to ­analysts Rightmove. The biggest leap was recorded in London where new …

A beginner’s guide to Help to Buy: is it for me?

There’s been lots of talk about the government’s Help to Buy scheme recently. But do you know what it’s all about? Here’s the Marwood beginner’s guide… What is Help to Buy? Help to Buy is a government scheme aimed at reducing the amount of deposit buyers have to save to get on the housing ladder. Homeowners can purchase a property …

Merger with B Connections to expand the Marwood Group

Midlands Estate Agency Marwood Group, part of the John Shepherd Lettings Group, is pleased to announce the completion of a merger with B Connections, a property consultancy firm, based in Church Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands. From 1st September 2013 B Connections, will be known as Marwood Surveyors and will form a stand alone subsidiary of the …