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Rightmove predicting a Spring bounce in the property market

Rightmove are predicting a bounce in the property market this Spring and all the indicators in Hertfordshire point to the same with a jump in buyers registered and valuations booked in Hertford, Ware and Welwyn Garden City. http://bit.ly/39JveE2

East Herts voted best place to live in the UK.

East Hertfordshire (Ware, Hertford, Bishops Stortford) has been crowned the UK’s best place to live, according to an annual quality of life survey. Containing popular market towns, such as Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford, East Hertfordshire made it to the top due to strong exam results, high life expectancy, excellent health and happiness scores, and high average earnings. The Halifax Quality of Life survey looks at how local authority areas compare, and takes into consideration 26 different factors that home buyers may consider when choosing a place to live. This will come as no surprise to those of us lucky to live here – so if you are fed up with London and looking to make the move you might want to read the full article – and register for property alerts!

New guidance for selling homes with Japanese Knotweed

The Law Society today have issued new guidance to anyone selling a home and filling out the standard TA6 question about the presence of Japanese Knotweed and it puts much more onus on the sellers and you need to state that you are absolutely sure that the weed is NOT present or you must write NOT KNOWN in answer to the question.

The Law Society state that:

“If no is chosen as an answer the seller must be certain that no rhizome (root) is present in the ground of the property, or within three metres of the property boundary even if there are no visible signs above ground.”

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Property Sales up in December – The Market is Moving!

This article adds more statistical weight to the belief among most estate agents and property professionals that the property market is beginning to move again. It shows that transactions in December were significantly ahead of the year before which chimes with the very strong 3 months of sales that we had at BigBlackHen.com in the run up to Christmas. The Telegraph is reporting today that London agents are reporting much higher registrations for buyers in January than we’ve had for 10 years, so it is all adding up to being a strong year for sales with some price rises too. So, if you are thinking of selling, please do call.

https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2020/1/more-market-optimism-as-transactions-enjoy-end-of-year-boost

Signs of a New Year spring in the property market’s step!

There are more signs of a “Boris Bounce” in the market with the RICS reporting rising buyer enquiries, especially in London and the Daily Telegraph saying prices in the South East are on the up again.

https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2020/1/boris-bounce-two-more-signs-that-market-could-be-strong-in-2020