The next generation of wannabe home-owners may need to find 10 times their annual salary in order to get on the property ladder. According to research by HouseSimple.com, property prices grew 3.3 times faster than salaries between 1997 and 2017. If this rate of growth continues, the average home in England could cost £1.5m by 2042 – almost 10 times the predicted average salary. Buyers in England currently need 7.9 times the average salary of £27,195 to buy the average £223,000 home.
How do you say you’re not keen without causing offence? Property turn-offs are on the agenda this week as Elliot Castle looks at the six things sure to deter a potential buyer. From excess clutter to coloured bathrooms, we’d be hard-pressed to disagree with any of them, but it’s the issue of a vendor-hosted viewing that really got me nodding my head in agreement. Say what you like about estate agents, I’d always take a viewing with them over a vendor-led tour.
Putterills has returned to St Albans with a new team and a new address. The estate agency chain is now based on Holywell Hill, in the former office of retirement property specialist Richard Gibbs, who retired last year. Putterills, which also has offices in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Hitchin, Knebworth and London’s Mayfair, first opened in St Albans eight years ago. The new office, which is focused on sales – including land and new homes – rather than lettings, is managed by Ricky Veale.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".