Blog - Residential sales
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Should you find yourself with time on your hands, having been advised to stay at home, you may be thinking it is time to get outside! It may not feel like it just now, but spring is here and the days are set to get warmer and the evenings lighter. Fresh air and exercise can help you to stay healthy and an hour or so in the garden offers both. It might be the right time to think about getting your garden ready for summer and making it a peaceful place to relax when warmer weather arrives.
Friday, March 6, 2020
With blossom flowering, spring is in the air and it’s an exciting time for homeowners; an ideal time to think about selling or letting and planning your next move. We have seen a flurry of activity in the property market with more properties coming to the market. Increased economic confidence is renewing interest in the property market and both buyers and sellers are seeing this as a good time to move especially while interest rates are still relatively low and a shortage of property in the UK maintains a high level of demand. First time buyers in particular are enjoying record low interest rates and incentives to purchase and it is a good time to get their first foot on the property ladder.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Property market activity increased significantly during January, according to NAEA Propertymark, indicating a busy few months for estate agents ahead of the peak spring market. The average number of house hunters registered per estate agent increased by 22% last month to reach the highest figures recorded for six months, NAEA Propertymark says. This is not just the usual seasonal January increase; the number of house hunters in the property market is almost 30% above the same period last year.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Slough remains top of the rankings as the best place in the UK to work according to research by jobs website, Glassdoor. Every year the company ranks towns with a score out of five for ease of getting a job, cost of living (salary vs home value) and job satisfaction and compiles a report with the top 25 towns and cities.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
For the first time in many months, RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has issued news of reasons to be cheerful as key stats in the property market such as buyer enquiries, sales and new instructions all showed increases for estate agents over the past month. The stats accompany the message that nationwide house prices have started to rise again underpinned by marked improvement in London and the South East.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Spotlight on Chesham – our estate agents view. Chesham is a popular market town on the edge of the Chilterns, surrounded by picturesque open countryside yet within easy reach of the M25 and M1. It’s an easy commute to London via Amersham’s mainline train service into Marylebone or Chesham’s own Metropolitan Line station into Baker Street, making this a prime commuter town. Earliest records date back to the 10th century although archaeological evidence shows people in the area from around 8000 BC. Historically Chesham is best known for the four Bs – Baptists, bootmaking, beer and brushmaking - but fast forward to 2020 and the town’s employment lies in small businesses, technology and professional services.