I seemed to have picked the UK’s hottest day in history to sit down and write this article, and although at the time this goes to print or you are reading this latest edition, the heat wave might already seem like a distant memory. As I reflect on what I want to say about what Keane & Parker has been up to for the last month and where I think the market is going, it occurred to me that much like the weather, the property market can itself be unpredictable, hot, a bit average and sometimes really cold!
Over the last month we have been really busy, lots of our sales have been pushing hard to get completed in time for the summer holidays with many families choosing to move before their children return to school in September so they can be settled as we head into Autumn and beyond. Traditionally, we see a peak in new instructions to the market in September and October with homeowners already thinking about the following year and where they want to live, and we can’t see any reason why this won’t be the same this year and we are encouraging owners to act sooner this year if they wish to maximise the buoyancy we have experienced in the market.
There continues to be high demand for rental property, and it is apparent that many landlords have sold off their properties during the last 12 months taking advantage of the higher house prices, which in turn has led to less stock being available, rent values have most certainly increased due to this.
At Keane & Parker, we aim to offer the right advise to any homeowner looking to sell or rent their property, and being able to offer honest and straight forward advice that is in tune with the current market is paramount to our success. We offer free market appraisals to anyone needing advice, which are without any obligation, and you are welcome to contact the office and arrange a time for me to personally visit your home by…