There is so much of it, are we in recession? Are we out of it? The stock market has pushed through the ‘5000’ barrier, will the recovery be a ‘double dip’? ‘ U shape’? ‘V shape’? or even a Nike Tick? The same can be said of house prices – they’re up, they’re down and back up again, but to what extent?
2009 for the housing sector has been more successful than predicted, when I look at property put on the market in 2009 Chandlers have sold 63% with 23% still for sale, we will end the year selling seven or eight of every ten houses we put on the market. For those considering a move this will prove reassuring and give confidence to commence marketing. If you haven’t moved home in recent years it is useful to note that you now require a Home Information Pack before your home can go on the market, as Chandlers have their own Domestic Energy Assessor most of the work is done ‘in house’ and as a result our properties are normally only 24 hours away from being for sale.
Its approaching 30 years since the directors of Chandlers have worked in this industry and I know common sense needs to prevail in a difficult climate, it was disappointing to learn the long term fate of Stevenage Land Registry Dept last week and I daresay we haven’t heard the last of such events, the mortgage market continues a cautious approach to lending and purchasers are being led by their head not their heart. That being said if you want to move and have a 70%-80% chance of a sale give me a call and lets talk it over.