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The latest stats point to a flat 2018 housing market – but buyers still out there!.

We are really busy with some nice interesting new instructions, but the market overall is pretty flat with prices all but static. Still buyers out there so you need to get the price right and make sure your home looks amazing online!

 

https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/3/sharp-drop-in-transactions-and-small-price-dip-points-to-soft-2018-market

Another doer-upper – Victorian cottage in Edmonton

The perfect property if you want something to do-up and rent out as a buy-to-let as a long term instruction. Just around corner from Silver Street Station with fast Links to the City at Liverpool Street. We don’t just sell in Hertford, Ware and Welwyn Garden City – we get everywhere!

Edmonton – 2 Bedrooms (1460)

Who’s looking for a Building Plot with full planning consent?

If you or anyone that you know is after a substantial investment/building project then get them to look at this plot by Bentley Golf Course just outside Brentwood in Essex, just a short drive from Brentwood Station and the M25.

The owners have full planning consent for three attractive barn style timber-clad detached houses each with internal area or around 1,850 square feet. The current proposals are for two 2-bedroom properties and one 3- bedroom property although there may be scope for changes to the internal layout to provide more bedrooms (subject to planning) as the two bedroom houses are marginally larger.

Each house currently has two allocated parking spaces and a good-sized garden, with a new driveway providing access to these homes as well as to the detached house next door (Lot 2). The property is being sold with no chain and is an excellent opportunity to build three quality…

Looking to leave the smoke of London and escape to a better, more family friendly environment? Here are five reasons to look at Welwyn Garden City.

There is no doubt that the trend for people from North London to move to Hertfordshire towns such as Welwyn Garden is even greater than it was in the past – but have you ever wondered why?

As a local independent estate agency based in Welwyn Garden City we meet lots of people making the move and so we thought we’d share our insights as to what motivates such people to come to Welwyn and what it is about Garden City living that attracts them. After all, selling your house is a major step and moving area is a bold move, so what are the reasons for making the leap?

BigBlackHen.com’s 5 reasons to consider a move to Welwyn Garden City

  • Family friendly environment: The whole idea behind all garden cities, and Welwyn Garden City is no exception, was to provide family…

Selling your house in 2018? Here’s how to beat the market slowdown.

Most of the predictions for house price growth in 2018 are pretty consistent – namely that after strong growth from 2014 to 2016 and slowing growth of around 3-4% in 2017 the market is going to be pretty much flat in 2018, maybe a below inflationary 1% uptick if we’re lucky.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/dec/11/rightmove-predicts-1-rise-in-uk-house-prices-in-2018

http://www.cityam.com/277837/yet-another-forecast-has-predicted-dire-2018-uk-house

So what does this mean for house sellers?

The first is obvious. Over price your home at your peril.

Home owners and estate agents have got used to optimistic valuations as when the market is rising you might just get lucky, but in a flat market that is simply not the case. So make sure that your house price is supported by solid comparable sales in your area.

Just because the Smiths have got their house on for £800,000 doesn’t mean you should to – it could be hugely over-valued. Focus on the houses that have sold as this is the real…