Will an extra £2bn really make a difference?

Expert View by IAN LEE – director of McAndrew Martin chartered surveyors    Q: What difference will the government’s recent pledge of an extra £2bn for affordable housing make? A: Prime Minister Theresa May announced the additional funding at the Conservative Party conference to take its total commitment for affordable housing to £9bn by 2021. She […]

Bidding war reaches £17k above estimate

  ‘There was keen interest, with the final bid at £167,000’ Clive Emson Auctioneers This three-bedroom house in Portsmouth went under the auctioneer’s hammer for £167,000 in a bidding battle on Monday, September 11. The end-terrace property at 54 Ernest Road, Fratton, which fetched £17,000 above the freehold guide price, was among 140 lots being […]

Mortgage deposit estimates are far too high

  More than 75 per cent overestimate deposit needed to buy a new home   More than 75 per cent of people in the Portsmouth area asked to estimate the deposit needed to buy a £250,000 new home massively overestimated how much was needed. Using the government’s Help to Buy scheme, buyers need just £12,500 […]

Plenty of family space and great garden

‘The house is set back behind a brick wall and lawns’ Solent Road, Drayton   Precocious five-year-olds! Don’t you just hate them (unless they are yours, of course)? But here’s a five-year-old with all the answers that will have you bursting with enthusiasm rather than groaning in frustration or embarrassment. For the five-year-old in question […]

What to do with your garage space? Live in it

Ask many motoring experts and they will tell you that last thing you should do with your car is put it in a warm garage when the weather’s cold.   Lodge Avenue, Cosham   £525,000 Town and Country Southern View the full listing here And as there’s definitely no need to wrap up the car […]

Detached home with a truly stunning office

‘An early viewing is strongly recommended’ 4 Foxgloves, Fareham   Here’s a well-designed and versatile detached house which has been significantly extended and also incorporates a stunning home office with vaulted ceiling. The living accommodation briefly comprises; entrance hall, cloakroom, study, 26’ lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, rear lobby opening into family […]
Old College Walk, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 £269,995

Old College Walk, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6




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Tintagel Way, Port Solent, Portsmouth PO6 £295,000

Tintagel Way, Port Solent, Portsmouth PO6




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Wainwright Close, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 £235,000

Wainwright Close, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6




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Percival Road, Portsmouth PO2 £195,000

Percival Road, Portsmouth PO2




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Highbury Grove, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 £290,000

Highbury Grove, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6




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Allcot Road, Portsmouth PO3 £270,000

Allcot Road, Portsmouth PO3




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London Road, Portsmouth PO2 £290,000

London Road, Portsmouth PO2




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Crofton Road, Portsmouth PO2 £245,000

Crofton Road, Portsmouth PO2




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