Amazingly, we are nearing the end of 2018 (I’m really not sure where it’s gone?!) and also celebrating a year of Surelet Gloucester becoming Sure Sales and Lettings. We’ve had a very productive year and we are looking forward to working with more homeowners in 2019, in what could be a challenging year for the… Read more »

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The latest data and analysis has confirmed that house price growth has settled at 2% so far this year, according to Nationwide statistics.*  Essentially this means an equal balance between supply and demand. This is the national average, however, with prices in London and parts of the North not fairing so well, whereas our region,… Read more »

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There is mounting disgruntlement ruminating in the media this week about leasehold properties. In particular that an increasing number of new build property owners feel they have been duped into purchasing a leasehold property, not understanding the implications involved and now, a few years down the line, unable to afford the freehold for their property.… Read more »

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The last blog I wrote on down valuing came just before the Bank of England announced they were raising interest rates to 0.75%, an increase of 0.25%, so I thought it would be rather remiss of me not to write a little about what this means for you, whether you are in the process of… Read more »

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This week the Telegraph* reported a rise in houses being valued at less than the amount buyers have already agreed to pay. Perhaps a little predictably, estate agents are being given the blame for the increase is ‘down valuing’. The article goes onto suggest that with one in five sales the discrepancy between estate agent… Read more »

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Despite frequent reports in the media that it is becoming harder and harder for first time buyers to afford a property, Britain continues to be a nation of property owners. The Government Help to Buy Scheme has been around for a few years now and it might be of interest for you to know that… Read more »

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According to Rightmove the average asking price of newly marketed properties continues to rise, despite a dip in sales last month compared with the same time last year. For a successive third month, prices have hit a record high; a 0.4% in just the past four weeks. That might not seem a lot but on… Read more »

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There was a time not so long ago when everyone was doing-up properties and selling them on. You couldn’t change channels on the television without coming across some property programme, keen to bestow upon you the advantages of DIY. In fact, such was the property boom twenty years ago that programmes like Location and Homes Under… Read more »

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If you are thinking of moving, you might be wondering if you should put your house on the market or try and find your next home first. It’s a bit of a conundrum and one where there is no right or wrong answer. The problem could be potentially losing your dream home! It comes down… Read more »

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Moving home is a huge decision. Some people take months or even years to mull over the idea before making a definite choice. The decision of course, has to be right for you and your family. Answer the following four questions to dig deeper into your options and help you make an informed decision on… Read more »

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