Category: property market news

PROPERTY VIEWING TURN-OFFS

Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year.

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STUDENT DIGS

As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes.

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A basic guide to decorating

Flick through the pages of any magazine these days or scroll through the popular Pinterest app and you’re likely to see endless images of chic properties with timeless décor. For those of us that are blessed to be able to colour-match and accessorise effortlessly, this is an entirely attainable vision; however, for the rest of us who are a little more challenged in the decorating department, it can be tough to know where to start. Read through our basic guide to decorating and we will provide you with some guidelines which are sure to help you turn your home in to a real page-turner.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Property owners across the UK have spent almost £8,000 each on home improvements over the last five years, a staggering £48 billion in total, according to new research by the National Association of Estate Agents.

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Our top tips for designing a home office

With businesses offering a greater level of autonomy and flexibility to their workers than ever before, as well as millions who are registered as self-employed, many of us will have office spaces in our homes. These spaces are vital to our productivity, and we have therefore put some of our favourite design ideas together in order to make your home office a hotbed of efficiency. 

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How much does disrepair put off homebuyers?

When viewing a property, we’re all on the lookout for anything and everything that needs fixing or could use a bit of work.

While we’d all love to find a home that requires no work at all, chances are whenever you buy a property, it will come with its fair share of needed repairs.

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NEW HOMES BY PROPERTY TYPE

Back in 2008/09, almost half (45%) of homes built in the year across England and Wales were flats, with the majority of these having two bedrooms. The shift in government policy a number of years earlier had resulted in higher density housing on brownfield and urban sites. Many developers were building with investors in mind, as investors flocked to buy city centre flats.

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THE MILLION POUND MARKET

There were 14,794 homes sold across England and Wales in the past 12 months priced at £1 million or more. This equates to just 1.7% of all sales, and just under £26 billion in value.

As in previous years, the tally of properties selling at or above the £1 million threshold was greatest in London, where over half (59%) of all £1m+ homes sold in the past year. This represents 1 in every 10 property sales.

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Stunning New Build will make Great Family Home!

I wanted to talk about this stunning brand new home that has been built on Plane Tree Close in Marple. The house has been completed to an exceptional standard with amazing gardens to the front and back. There is space for at least two cars and the property also benefits from an amazing location which is close to great schools and transport links such as Rosehill Station.

For a closer look at the property you can watch my above video, follow this link to our website, https://www.julianwadden.co.uk/search/?instruction_type=Sale&address_keyword=Plane+Tree+Close%2C+Marple%2C+Cheshire&minprice=&maxprice=&property_type=&showstc=1&showsold=0 but of course, I would recommend a viewing at this amazing new home. Give me a call to arrange on 0161 427 0755 or pop into the office to speak to me today!

Thank you, Alex

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What is ‘gazumping’ and how do I avoid it?

If you’re looking for a new home, or are looking for your first home, then “gazumping” may be a term that you aren’t particularly familiar with. Essentially, gazumping is when you have had an offer accepted by a seller, and are in the midst of the buying process, when another buyer comes along and offers a higher price, effectively stealing (or gazumping) the sale.

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