Despite what you may have seen and heard recently, it seems the Government is still capable of carrying out some of its regular duties.


I was interested to read the other day that ex-Housing Minister, Dominic Raab, has laid out a set of recommendations to give the housing market a boost.


I was surprised to read research that showed 34% of UK house buyers have searched again for a home within a year of moving in, with 7% doing so in the first month.


I know it can be a daunting task for a young person preparing to buy a home for the first time, either on their own or with a partner.


I was please to read that Gloucester house prices are up 4% on where they were a year ago and are 10% higher than 2016.

Online property site Rightmove has published data this month covering house prices in Gloucester and the immediate surrounding areas and their figures make for interesting reading.