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November 2019

The Famous Bottom Drawer

2019-11-21T11:22:12+00:00

Agents will often have one or two properties on their books which are not visible on the usual property portals but are available to buy. This is usually because the house owners would rather sell on a more discreet basis. Over the winter months there’s a generally held assumption that there are fewer buyers around [...]

The Famous Bottom Drawer2019-11-21T11:22:12+00:00

June 2019

Do we have something to celebrate?

2019-06-21T11:36:23+00:00

This might be a trifle premature but after three years of a fairly stagnant housing market, it seems to have woken up over the last couple of weeks. Rural View have been busy not only registering new buyers, arranging viewings and receiving offers but we have also had a tranche of new instructions come our [...]

Do we have something to celebrate?2019-06-21T11:36:23+00:00

November 2018

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?

2018-11-22T15:26:22+00:00

The question regularly asked by prospective house sellers is whether it is a good idea to market one’s home over the winter months or is best to wait until spring? Traditionally the spring/early summer has been regarded as the prime selling season but in recent years the peaks and troughs between the usual ebb and [...]

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?2018-11-22T15:26:22+00:00

April 2018

Government to overhaul the property market & professionalise estate agents

2018-04-17T11:10:37+00:00

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

March 2018

Moving? – Get Your Finances Sorted First

2018-03-20T11:02:08+00:00

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

January 2018

Reasons Not to Delay Selling

2018-02-08T09:07:52+00:00

Why you should considering selling your house now It’s pretty cold out there and we just seem to be assaulted by one storm after the next. Isn’t that just one reason not to even think about moving house? Of course we can come up with all sorts of excuses to batten down the hatches and [...]

Reasons Not to Delay Selling2018-02-08T09:07:52+00:00

June 2015

Property News – mid way through 2015

2018-02-27T15:45:47+00:00

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

January 2014

November 2013

Trying to sell a rural house in December

2017-01-19T11:41:16+00:00

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

October 2013

Government ‘Help to buy’ scheme explained

2017-01-19T11:33:15+00:00

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

September 2013

Increased demand for Wiltshire rural family houses

2017-01-19T11:17:29+00:00

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

August 2013

Is the Wiltshire housing market recovering?

2017-01-19T11:07:17+00:00

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

March 2012

Fitting Furniture into Houses

2017-01-17T16:05:01+00:00

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

December 2011

November 2011

The Housing Market – November 2011

2017-01-17T15:26:54+00:00

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