Yearly Archives: 2011


December 2011

November 2011

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

October 2011

Winter strategy for selling property


Winter is just around the corner and in a few weeks’ time the trees will be bare, bringing to an end the traditional Autumn property market. There has been a spate of transactions over the last month or two, but those Vendors who have not sold need to decide where to go from here. The [...]

Winter strategy for selling property2017-01-17T15:19:18+00:00

September 2011

The value of your land


We generally take it for granted that a house will have a garden, but they come in all shapes and sizes and are often totally disfunctional. There may have been historical land swaps and deals between neighbours causing gardens to become misshapen and occasionally detached from the house. Modern houses, too, are often built on [...]

The value of your land2017-01-17T15:10:41+00:00

August 2011

Adding Value to Property


Quite often, the houses that we buy are in need of tlc and require a sensitive injection of cash. We are all accidental developers to an extent, because maximising value should be at the back of everybody’s mind when tackling a project. The task may be as simple as replacing a dated Kitchen and Bathroom [...]

Adding Value to Property2017-01-17T15:01:45+00:00

July 2011

June 2011

Avoiding the Gossip when selling your home


Selling your house under any circumstance can be a stressful experience. As soon as the ‘For Sale’ sign goes up, friends and neighbours want to know why you’re leaving and the gossip and speculation starts. Then there’s the ‘Open House’ days and viewings to cope with, particularly the time-wasters just interested in a snoop. For [...]

Avoiding the Gossip when selling your home2017-01-17T15:03:10+00:00