Local market news

Jack Merriott, Director of Cross Keys Estate Agents, chats about how their dedication to providing the very highest level of customer service through honest, transparent and professional advice, in all aspects of residential sales and letting has increased their property portfolio to include high-end town, city and country property set.

Embracing new marketing tools and an 'old style' customer service helps local estate agents to broaden their portfolio.

Local market news

The enduring appeal of coastal property 

We have had a busy summer, with high levels of enquires and transactions taking place across the county, explains Francine Watson, Associate, Knight Frank South West New Homes. Click below for more.

Property showcase

Forder House, Moretonhampstead

Guide Price: £ 750,000

Cross Keys Estates are thrilled to present this substantial Grade II Listed Georgian detached family residence, in a delightful position within the popular Dartmoor town of Moretonhampstead. 

Post lockdown house prices

continue to recover with 16 

year high.

Figures released from the UK’s largest lender, Nationwide, reveal that house prices have continued to rise, post lockdown, with August seeing the highest monthly rise in more than 16 years. 

With a 2% rise in the month of August, the lenders chief economist stated that the losses recorded in May and June had been reversed and are now at a new all-time high. The average house price in the UK is now £224,123. 

Interior advice

Interior designer, Clair Strong, 

offers her top tips on how to design a truly sociable kitchen

Nowadays, we want the kitchen to be the heart of our home and not just a place to cook and eat. Think of your kitchen as more than just a practical space – it needs to be a flexible, inviting space used for family gatherings, entertaining and day-to-day living. 


Here are a few simple ways to make your kitchen a welcoming sociable space where family and friends will love to spend time.

We appear to be heading for negative interest rates… might they work?

There has been a lot of talk recently as to whether or not the Bank of England will be preparing the ground for negative interest rates. What does this mean for you and I?