Saturday, October 24, 2020

The Lewis Effect

Now the first episode has aired the whole country has seen the star of the show will end up as Lewis from Bradleys in Exeter. Lewis is not featured in this week's episode but will be back again in...
The general vibe coming from buyers and sellers this spring is definitely that of confidence. This isn't reckless confidence; it's a returning confidence that has finally won through after years of reconciliation. The recent media reports of a property boom;...
While demand has remained constant (the average number of letting enquiries remaining largely the same for the same period 2013) the number of available properties currently on the market has meant rental figures have plateaued in real terms, although...
We may be approaching mid-winter but there are no storm clouds on the horizon for the property market, in fact from my corner down in the South West everything is very sunny, Help to Buy comes into force in...
Are you making a living out of your property? It has become apparent that one in four landlords (28 per cent) can now make a living out of letting their property. Followed by 52 per cent of landlords using their...
One of the major internet property portals reckons that just three seconds is all the time your home has to make an impression on potential buyers. So in less time than it has taken to read this far, your property...
Brits are known for our reserve and stiff upper lip approach to life. Though we are in the 21st century some of us still have this way of doing business! If we had had that approach in the 19th and...
It has been a hot and sticky summer unless you are an estate agent. For us the summer has been hot but it's rarely been sticky where property sales are concerned. True, there are some homes with specialised appeal that take...
With the notable exception of larger residential sites there has been little speculative development locally over the recent past notwithstanding the continued positive economic indicators. Much of what you will see as you drive around is driven by owner...

Selling regulations

It’s always frustrating when the owner of a house you have valued calls to say you can sell it on their behalf only if you will match another agent’s ridiculous rate of commission. It’s not so much the money, more...