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Government to overhaul the property market & professionalise estate agents

Rural View are delighted that the Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to introduce new measures to speed up the house selling/buying process and professionalise the estate agent sector, driving up standards and bringing an end to ‘rogue managing agents’. This is something that is more than overdue and we, together with the rest [...]

Government to overhaul the property market & professionalise estate agents2018-04-17T11:10:37+00:00

Moving? – Get Your Finances Sorted First

In a recent article, I urged anyone venturing into the property market to appoint a solicitor as soon as possible and preferably before, so as to pre-empt any issues and ensure a speedy transaction. The same goes for property financing and this applies to both buyers and sellers. Before one starts looking to buy a [...]

Moving? – Get Your Finances Sorted First2018-03-20T11:02:08+00:00

Property News – mid way through 2015

To misquote Albert Arkwright in Open All Hours, so far it’s been a funny old year. Speaking to property buyers, sellers and agents up and down the country, broadly speaking, most seem to share our experience of the housing market over the course of the first half of 2015 in that it’s been something of [...]

Property News – mid way through 20152018-02-27T15:45:47+00:00

Trying to sell a rural house in December

The ideal way to put an estate agent in a dilemma at this time of year is to ask whether as a prospective rural house seller, you should put your home on the market now or to wait until the spring. The reason for the estate agent’s discomfort is that he is more than likely to [...]

Trying to sell a rural house in December2017-01-19T11:41:16+00:00

Government ‘Help to buy’ scheme explained

In the last few weeks the second phase of the Help to Buy scheme has been launched, three months ahead of schedule and taking even Lenders by surprise. For those still not sure what this scheme entails, it is a Government guarantee to the lender of up to 15% of a property purchase, allowing a [...]

Government ‘Help to buy’ scheme explained2017-01-19T11:33:15+00:00

Increased demand for Wiltshire rural family houses

Now that the holidays are over and our children are being dragged back to school, it is the natural time for people to think again of moving house, with Christmas as the end goal. For this reason we've seen increased demand for rural family houses. Late Summer/early Autumn is a traditional time of year for [...]

Increased demand for Wiltshire rural family houses2017-01-19T11:17:29+00:00

Is the Wiltshire housing market recovering?

While there is no particular pattern in the Wiltshire housing market at the moment we are happily seeing signs of more confidence from buyers and activity is on the up. One is always hesitant to herald the recovery, and it is likely that this is the end of the beginning, rather than the beginning of the end, [...]

Is the Wiltshire housing market recovering?2017-01-19T11:07:17+00:00

Fitting Furniture into Houses

Many times over the years we have shown properties where potential buyers have been deterred because there is no room for particular items of furniture. If you have inherited any furniture or furnishings, then you will know what I am talking about; possession, pride, love, guilt and duty all unite to form a resolute determination [...]

Fitting Furniture into Houses2017-01-17T16:05:01+00:00

The Housing Market – November 2011

Following the gradual erosion of confidence in the latter part of 2010, 2011 turned out to be a tricky year for residential sales. Transaction levels were badly knocked and a buyers’ market swiftly evolved making negotiations challenging. While there were some very good buyers around, they were cautious and for the most part there were [...]

The Housing Market – November 20112017-01-17T15:26:54+00:00