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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

 

5 New Year’s Resolutions to help sell your home sell faster and for the best possible price.

 

1 – Home Stage your property.

The principles behind Home Staging are common sense – from de-cluttering to making sure that every space has a clearly defined purpose – but done professionally they make a huge difference to how your home presents in photos and at viewings. Work with us and we will give you a free Home Staging Consultation with a local independent interior designer to make sure your home really shines.

2 – Get the price right.

If you want to kill your house sale then put it on for an unrealistic figure. Much better to go for the strong end of realistic, then if you get lots of interest, you simply ask for best and final offers. Whatever you do, avoid tricksy prices ending in 995 or 950 as round numbers make your home much more visible on Rightmove and…

First Time Buyers taking advantage of low interest rates to re-enter the market.

The Telegraph are reporting today that:

First-time buyers seized on weak house price growth in 2019 to snap up property at the fastest pace since before the financial crisis.

A lull in price rises combined with rising employment and surging wages helped 354,400 buyers on to the housing ladder in the 12 months to October, according to Nationwide. That was more than double the 2009 low.

House prices edged up 0.1pc on the month in December and were just 1.4pc higher than the same month of 2018, at an average £215,000.

Wages are growing at 3.2pc a year, according to the latest release from the Office for National Statistics, meaning buyers’ income stretches further. Interest rates also remain close to record lows, meaning historically high levels of debt are relatively affordable.

A total of 65,000 people took out mortgages to buy homes in November, Bank of England data shows, marking…

What should you ask your estate agent before instructing them?

Her’e a really helpful article from Zoopla showing the questions that you should ask your estate agent before instructing them. Our client-friendly contracts and simple fixed fees make our answers music to your ears!

 

http://bit.ly/2M4HMxR

The Top 5 Reasons for Delays in House Sales

Here’s an interesting article from Zoopla on what are the main reasons for delays in the conveyancing process. Well worth a read if you are selling as by getting everything organised up-front you save time – and could prevent your sale falling through.https://www.zoopla.co.uk/moving/buyers-guide/conveyancing/top-5-causes-of-delay-in-the-conveyancing-process/?utm_source=content&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=zoopla-20190803&utm_content=mainbody&utm_term=Learn%20more&utm_medium=email&responsys_campaign_id=zoopla.42250422&responsys_riid=250916422&responsys_launch_id=47718862