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Top tips on being ready to sell.
According to Rightmove, enquiries from buyers are up by 18% when compared to the same period last year. If you decide to sell right now, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get high levels of interest following your market launch. Here are our five top tips for selling your home in a busy market Talk to the right people and stay informed Whilst it’s easy to get caught up in the...
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Why does market activity peak in August?
For the past 12 years, reports show that August has been one of the most popular months for home moving, with a third of movers choosing to buy or sell between June and August.* Whilst typically homeowners would expect to fare best by listing earlier in the season, the same won't be said for 2021. Fewer Brits are predicted to travel due to restrictions, meaning there's plenty of time to...
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What’s next for the property market?
Having contributed to record-breaking sales numbers over the last year, we consider what's next for the property market following the approaching end of the stamp duty holiday. For first-time buyers Introduced by the government this spring, the 95% mortgage guarantee scheme has encouraged lenders to offer lower deposit options, paving the way for the return of first-time buyers wanting...
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New build homes at a 21-year high.
Over 49,470 new build properties were completed in the first three months of 2021 – the highest figure recorded in 21 years.* Why are so many new homes being built? In 2020, building projects came to a sharp halt with the closure of construction sites as well as the country's housing market. As measures began to be introduced to provide COVID-secure premises, work was once again able to...
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Lettings market boom and what it means for landlords
The lettings market has had a record strong month, with reports of a decrease to the length of average void periods in most regions, as well as rising rents seen across the country. In some parts, void periods have dropped by as much as 50% month-onmonth, taking England's average from 22 to 16 days.* How have rents changed for landlords? After a year of uncertainty for landlords, with the...
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