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Primrose Gardens, Bushey, WD23
£400,000
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Pinner Road, Watford, WD19
£625,000
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Avenue Terrace, Watford, WD19
£475,000
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Hillrise Avenue, Watford, WD24
£575,000
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Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23
£250,000
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Brookside Court, Tring, HP23
£290,000
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Villiers Road, Watford, WD19
£575,000
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Pinner Road, Watford, WD19
£389,950
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Tucker Street, Watford, WD18
£475,000
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The Clapton, London Square Watford, WD24
£340,000
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The Egerton, London Square Watford, WD24
£300,000
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The Kensington, London Square Watford, WD24
£500,000
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The Barton, London Square Watford, WD24
£400,000
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The Trafalgar, London Square Watford, WD24
£430,000
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Ivinghoe Road, Bushey, WD23
£525,000

A PROPERTY AGENCY DESIGNED FOR THE MODERN WORLD.

There are a lot of estate agents out there. We’re different. In fact, we don’t see ourselves as traditional estate agents at all.

We’ve disrupted outdated practice and have proudly created a property agency designed for the modern world. When working with our proactive team, you retain control from the outset. We market your property until we find you the ideal buyer, or until you tell us not to, whichever comes first. And our unique fee structure means that you’ll only ever pay a fee that reflects our performance – the way it should be.

So, without further ado – Hello. We’re Browns.

Perry Brown MNAEA AARLA

Co-Founder

Robert White MNAEA AARLA

Co-Founder

HOW MUCH IS MY PROPERTY WORTH?

Step one in the pursuit of working with Browns is to arrange a time for a member of our team to visit your home, in order for us to assess its current market value.

JUNE 2024
Bank of England Urged to Cut Interest Rates

The UK annual inflation rate is expected to drop to the Bank of England’s target of 2% in May, from 2.3% in April, when the latest data is released today.

JUNE 2024
Nearly Half of Landlords Plan to Invest in Property in the Next Year, Survey Reveals

A recent survey by specialist lender Landbay shows a significant rise in landlord confidence, with nearly half (44%) of respondents indicating their intention to buy property within the next 12 months.

JUNE 2024
What Does a General Election Mean for the UK Housing Market?

Overall, we don’t see the election having as big an impact on the housing market as previous years, this is due to there not being a huge divide in policy between the two main parties.

MAY 2024
Labour Calls for Suspension of the Right to Buy Housing Scheme

Labour’s Andy Burnham is calling for a suspension of the Right to Buy housing scheme, claiming it exacerbates the housing crisis by reducing the stock of social homes.

MAY 2024
Taxes are Forcing up Rents

The rise in private rents across England, Wales, and Scotland over the past year has been attributed to various tax and regulatory changes affecting landlords, according to Propertymark, the letting agents’ trade body.

MAY 2024
Interest Rates Held at 5.25%

Andrew Bailey, the Governor of the Bank of England, has signalled that interest rates will likely need to be cut in the coming quarters to maintain inflation at the 2% target.

MAY 2024
The Mortgage Mistake Costing the Average Homeowner £3,000

New research by the personal finance comparison site finder.com shows that almost a third (31%) of homeowners have let their mortgage slip into a higher rate for at least 1 month after their fixed-rate deal has ended.

MAY 2024
Only 1 in 10 Homebuyers Instruct a Home Condition Survey in Q1 2024

In terms of a survey split, the Index shows that 61% of buyers commissioned the RICS Home Survey Level 2, with a third (33%) taking out a RICS Home Survey Level 2 with Valuation and 6% opting for a RICS Home Survey Level 3.

APRIL 2024
Housing Market Continues Spring Revival

Rightmove says homeowners are springing into action, with Thursday 28 March seeing the highest number of new sellers coming to the market in one day so far in 2024, and the third largest since August 2020.

APRIL 2024
Proudly Supporting Bushey Festival 2024

On behalf of the team at Browns, I am thrilled to announce our partnership as headline sponsors for the esteemed Bushey Festival, marking a significant milestone after a successful inaugural year in business.

APRIL 2024
Halifax House Price Index Released

Today’s figures show that the events from last year are still weighing heavily on prospective buyers’ minds. While lenders have cut mortgage rates and wage growth has outstripped inflation, the turmoil from the past 12 months is still casting a dark shadow on demand.

APRIL 2024
Zoopla Data shows Confidence Returning to Housing Market

The property sector is showing signs of recovery and the outlook has considerably improved. Rent values have seen sustained growth, positioning real estate as reasonably valued in comparison to gilts and presenting growth potential.

MARCH 2024
What do the Latest Economic Figures mean?

The pressure is set to keep easing in the next few months, as inflation drops rapidly towards the Bank of England’s target in the second quarter of the year.

MARCH 2024
Inflation Set to Fall – but Interest Rates should Hold Steady

The Office for Budget Responsibility says inflation is likely to fall to 2% in the second quarter of this year.

MARCH 2024
Will the Property Market be Impacted by the Spring Budget?

The most significant help for the property market is likely to come from a drop in the rate of inflation.

MARCH 2024
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) & SDLT Relief Results

HMRC has released a report highlighting the effect of stamp duty relief for first-time buyers (FTBs) following its introduction in 2017.

FEBRUARY 2024
What is Happening to Rents?

Overall, while rental growth is slowing, the rental market is expected to remain buoyant, with rents continuing to outpace inflation throughout 2024.

FEBRUARY 2024
Upcoming Budget an Opportunity to Boost First Time Buyer Market

A third of property professionals would like to see the reintroduction of Help to Buy or some government-led initiative to help boost the new build sector and first-time buyer marketplace.

FEBRUARY 2024
Optimism in the Housing Market

Anthony Codling of RBC Capital Markets provides an optimistic view of the current housing market for investors, highlighting the resilience of the market despite challenges.

FEBRUARY 2024
How to Add Value to Your Property

One of the most effective ways to increase the value of any residence is through architectural renovations. This can involve expanding the living space, adding unique architectural features, a guest house or self-contained apartment. Modernising property to your tastes and preferences is essential for a truly luxurious experience.

JANUARY 2024
Mortgage Maze for First-Time Buyers But Buy-to-Let Investors Enjoy a Bounty

First-time buyers face tough task as mortgage product availability dwindles, but buy-to-let investors spoilt for choice.

JANUARY 2024
The 99% Mortgage Explained

The UK government is reportedly considering backing home loans that would only need a one per cent deposit.

JANUARY 2024
Housing Market Gains Momentum at Start of 2024

Average asking prices for British homes made the strongest start to the year since 2020.

JANUARY 2024
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House?

It’s tricky to know the ideal time to buy a house, and it’s unlikely you’ll time the market perfectly. In an ideal world, you’d buy at the point in time that both house prices and mortgage rates reach their lowest point.

JANUARY 2024
Peak of Market Turmoil has Passed

Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, said his organisation is “optimistic” that the “peak of turmoil” in the property market has passed.

DECEMBER 2023
What to Expect from the Property Market in 2024

Built up demand caused by this year’s economic uncertainty indicates that 2024 will start off with a very active property market.

DECEMBER 2023
UK House Prices Rise for The Second Month in A Row

Over the last year, despite the wider economic headwinds, property prices have held up better than expected.

DECEMBER 2023
Further Evidence The UK Property Market Will Finish the Year on The Front Foot

UK house prices rose by 0.2% in November, after taking account of seasonal effects.

DECEMBER 2023
UK Property Market Catalysts for 2024

No one knows how hard the property wind will blow and from which direction but there are possible breaks in the storm next year to consider.

NOVEMBER 2023
Industry Reacts as Chancellor Seeks to Put Economy “Back on Track”

Amid the highest tax burden since the second world war and sky-high mortgage rates, the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered an Autumn Statement that seeks to put the UK economy “back on track”.

NOVEMBER 2023
How Could an Autumn Statement Stamp Duty Incentive Help the Property Market?

Historic data suggests that this should likely bring about an increase in sales volumes and house prices.

NOVEMBER 2023
High Mortgage Costs Are Taking a Toll on the UK Housing Market

High mortgage costs are taking a toll on the UK housing market, with average new seller asking prices suffering the sharpest fall in November for five years.

NOVEMBER 2023
Experts Agree that UK Will Avoid Housing Market Crash

As the rate outlook improves and mortgage rates stabilise and continue to improve, that could see buyer confidence begin to improve into next year.

NOVEMBER 2023
Buyers Still have an Appetite to Transact, Even in Tough Market Conditions

October saw a 0.9% rise in UK house prices, after taking account of seasonal effects.

OCTOBER 2023
The Politicians Are Talking About Housing… And That’s No Bad Thing

It is hard to get away from politics these days, in any part of the world. For the housing market, it could be rather important.

OCTOBER 2023
83% of Homeowners Unphased by Cooling Property Values

New research from eXp UK, the platform for personal estate agents, reveals that homeowners are largely unconcerned about cooling house prices, caring more about having a home to call their own than sitting on a profitable investment.

OCTOBER 2023
Pace of Monthly House Price Decline Slows as Market Continues to Weather the Economic Storm

UK house prices fell further in September, edging down by -0.4% on a monthly basis.

OCTOBER 2023
Interest Rates Frozen for First Time in 15 Months: Have Mortgage Rates Now Peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased significantly from the historic lows that borrowers had enjoyed since early 2015, when the average two-year fixed rate dropped below 2% and the average five-year fixed went sub-3%.

SEPTEMBER 2023
Some Very Welcome Rate Relief for A Resilient Housing Market

This was not anticipated by the markets, even in the minutes ticking up to the announcement, so this paved the way for mortgage rates to come down even further.

SEPTEMBER 2023
Buy-To-Let Rental Incomes have Increased by 8.7% Despite Rising Costs & Government Pressure

Landlords in England & Wales have seen their rental portfolio income increase by 8.7% in the past year.

SEPTEMBER 2023
Average UK Rental Prices Continue to Rise Across All Regions

The continued rise in rental prices comes at a time when there has been a record increase in mortgage interest rates.

SEPTEMBER 2023
Entering a New Age of Urban Workspaces

Working patterns were changing before we had ever heard of Covid-19. Flexible workspaces were already on the rise, while more and more employers were embracing flexible working to attract and retain the best talent. But the pandemic undoubtedly kicked this trend into overdrive.

AUGUST 2023
Improved UK Housing Affordability Offers Hope for Young Buyers

The UK housing market has witnessed an improvement in affordability for young buyers due to rising wages, partially leading to a decrease in property prices.

AUGUST 2023
Why We Need A Reasoned Approach to Green Belt Release

As a result of changes in approaches to development today, new communities have the potential to be attractive, primarily ‘green’ spaces which significantly boost both the aesthetic and biodiverse qualities of the land.

AUGUST 2023
The Political Game Around Homeownership

As we hit summer next year, expect electoral promises around increasing housing supply and reintroducing schemes designed to kick start the housing market by enabling first time buyers access to the market, in return for your vote.

AUGUST 2023
Halifax House Price Index: Housing Market Displays Resilience

Average UK house prices edged down slightly in July, with the monthly fall of -0.3% equivalent to a drop of around £1,000 in cash terms.

AUGUST 2023
The UK Property Sector is Undergoing a Technological Revolution

For many years, the UK has had one of the strongest property market data infrastructures which has been a key element in the UK being recognised as one of the leading global property markets.

JULY 2023
UK Inflation Drops to 7.9%

This morning’s announcement from ONS regarding inflation dropping to 7.9% in the year to June will be welcomed news following the recent figures.

JULY 2023
Unprecedented Number of Section 21 Notices Shaping the Lettings Market

The looming threat of the abolition of Section 21 is raising questions over the future shape of the UK’s rental market.

JULY 2023
Renters Reform Bill Delayed Until Autumn

While the Bill has not returned to the Commons for a second reading, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has seized the opportunity to question Housing Minister Rachel Maclean and her team from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) on the details of the Bill.

JULY 2023
First-Time Buyers: A Brief Guide to Property Surveys

A study by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed that 80 percent of homeowners bought a property without having a survey. This resulted in an average bill of £5,750 for unexpected repair work.

JUNE 2023
Now is the Time for the Government to Resurrect Help to Buy

With the Bank of England’s rate rise to five per cent, soaring rents, and the cost-of-living crisis, now is the time for the government to resurrect Help to Buy, reports national law firm Dutton Gregory.

JUNE 2023
What Does the Future Hold for The Lettings Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people work and live, sparking a rise in remote working and a desire for more flexible living arrangements, which has boosted demand for short-term lets.

JUNE 2023
Property Prices & Market Expectations Less Negative in May than Previous Months

The Royal Institutions for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have expressed a more positive outlook for house prices, despite rising interest rates that are expected to impact buyers’ affordability. RICS’s reported that new buyer inquiries, prices, and expectations for the market were all less negative in May compared to previous months.

JUNE 2023
The Specialist Lending Sector is on An Upward Trend: Here’s Why

The UK’s property market and the lending landscape have undergone an exceptionally turbulent period. Inflation has remained in double figures, while the Bank of England has embarked on a rate hiking cycle that has culminated in a rapid rise in interest and mortgage rates. Consequently, during the fourth quarter of 2022, numerous lenders opted to temporarily halt or withdraw their products.

MAY 2023
An Important Time for the Mortgage Rate Outlook

The Bank of England has raised interest rates 12 times since the end of 2021, a record run, as everybody is surely aware. Few expected this before it happened, either among forecasters, in the financial markets, and among mortgage borrowers.

MAY 2023
Nationwide Offering 0% Loan for Green Home Improvements

Nationwide Building Society is increasing support for mortgage members improving the energy efficiency of their homes by reducing the interest rate on Green Additional Borrowing to zero per cent.

MAY 2023
The Government’s Levelling Up Plans: Are There Certain Areas Worth Investing In?

In March’s Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced a raft of measures that the Government intends to help ‘level up’ the UK.

MAY 2023
The 100% Mortgage for England’s 4.6m Renters

Tuesday (9th May) saw Britain’s fourth biggest mutual, Skipton Building Society, launch its 100 percent Track Record Mortgage to help the 4.6million households across England, who are privately renting, get onto the property ladder without a deposit.

MAY 2023
Confidence is Up, But Higher Interest Rates Are Biting

This is an interesting spring for the housing market. For every negative indicator, there is usually a more positive one and, while conditions have clearly improved in comparison with the panic of last autumn, housing is still adjusting to the higher interest rate environment.

APRIL 2023
Tax Changes from April 2023: What Landlords Need to Know

Over the last couple of years, the Government has made several changes to how income and profits are taxed. Here’s a round-up of what you need to know for this year as a landlord and property investor.

APRIL 2023
First-Time Buyers: What Schemes Are Available to Help People Pave the Way to Home Ownership?

So, how can first-time buyers in England navigate the journey of buying a house and take steps to try to mitigate any negative financial impact of the process?

APRIL 2023
UK Investor Confidence Remains High as Majority Expect to See a Return Over the New Financial Year

A survey of UK investors commissioned by peer to peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney, has found that 80% have confidence that their portfolio will bring a return over the new financial year.

APRIL 2023
Recent Hangover of Uncertainty Surrounding The UK’s Housing Market May Be Coming to A Close

Zoopla’s latest House Price Index has revealed that the recent hangover of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s housing market may be coming to a close.

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"Viewing slots were flexible, all my questions were answered, the communication has been transparent, professional and friendly, and Robert has been very responsive and always easy to reach. The helpful, honest and quick service has made this process a lot easier."

– Lucy Adams, Local Buyer

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"Brown's is truly a breath of fresh air in estate agency! They were always so approachable, professional, helpful with us and they DON'T lock you in with unreasonable contracts. Just simply nice guys who do a great job!"

– Manisha Adodra, Local Seller

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"We had a really great experience with Browns residential when buying a house, the team are fantastic and super responsive. Perry was particularly outstanding at negotiating our offer and keeping us informed throughout. Would definitely recommend using them!"

– Vishal Dattani, Local Buyer

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"Very professional, helpful and quick to respond. Browns helped me find a tenant in rapid time. Highly recommend!"

– Harrison Bath, Local Landlord

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"It has been nothing but a pleasure to view, offer, negotiate and tie up a deal on a property with Browns. They have acted with the utmost professionalism and I would have no hesitation buying or selling a property with them again."

– Nick Goldwerth, Local Buyer

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"Their knowledge of the market, communication and their ability to challenge the status quo is second to none. Very refreshing to deal with a company that provides such high levels of service and also still remaining very personal."

– Rob Sowden, Local Seller

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"Personable, knowledgeable and always willing to discuss the sale of my property and the market. After having a few less than satisfactory experiences working with other estate agents, Browns have completely changed my opinion on what estate agency is."

– Franki Alpert, Local Seller

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"Robert was an incredible resource for my partner and I during our first home buying/selling experience and I couldn’t speak highly enough about his professionalism, knowledge, and genuine care for our best interest and happiness."

– Maggie Davies, Local Buyer

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