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Ryder & Dutton nominated in the ‘Oldham Business Awards’

  We are delighted to announce that Ryder & Dutton have been nominated once again, for this years Oldham Business Awards. The Oldham Business Awards aim to “celebrate business success whilst also recognisi...

Kitchen is king when it comes to influencing potential buyers

The latest survey from home services marketplace, Plentific.com, has revealed that a new kitchen is the most effective home improvement for influencing a potential buyer’s final decision as well as their offer.   According to the data, when looking to buy a new property, 47% of potential homeowners would be influenced by it having a recently fitted kitchen. 28% would also be more likely to offer a higher price for this feature. Having a new bathroom also has a st...

Rightmove House Price Index

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending for Mortgage Advice Bureau comments on the most recent Rightmove House Price Index released.    The data released by Rightmove suggests that, whilst asking prices are still 2.3% up on average against the same time last year, buyers are now very much sticking to their budgets, with very little ‘wiggle room’. It’s likely that this is due to stricter lending criteria, and suggests that buyers are getting their ducks in ...

Spike in demand for rental accommodation says ARLA

Figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents, now formally known as ARLA Propertymark, suggest there has been a surge in demand for rental accommodation since the New Year.   In January there were 34 prospective tenants registered per member branch; this is up 31 per cent from December when there was a seasonal lull and just 26 prospective tenants at each branch.   A year earlier, in January 2016, there were 31 tenants registered per ...

FTBs at highest December levels since 2001

The latest report from the National Association of Estate Agents has revealed that first time buyer sales bucked the seasonal trend in December with the highest number of transactions in 15 years.   According to the data, the number of prospective buyers registered per branch last month was the highest in 13 years for the month of December. The association revealed that the despite heightened interest from potential buyers, the number of sales agreed dropped by a quart...

Steph is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist

Steph Hill from Ryder & Dutton is celebrating after becoming an accredited Relocation Agent Specialist.    The accreditation was awarded by Relocation Agent Network and is achieved by completing a comprehensive online training programme, The Importance of Service.    A national network of independent estate agents (of which Ryder & Dutton is a member), Relocation Agent Network introduced the training programme to ensure each of th...

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