I won’t mention the word that starts with ‘Christ’ and ends with ‘mas’ but it is only 34 shopping days away! I know, I can’t believe it either! And yes every day is a shopping day these days.!
Very much like house hunting, with the advent (still pushing the Christmas theme) of property portals, websites, e-mails and text messaging every hour of every day can be spent looking for the right property. We can now see a picture of almost every room, zoom in from an orbiting satellite to look at the garden layout and area, and even check recent sold prices in the vicinity, all at the touch of a few keys.
The thing is, these days, moving home is influenced far less by the seasons than ever before. So if you want to move there is no need to wait until the New Year to put your home on the market, potential buyers will be able to view it twenty four hours a day, seven day’s a week. They may not be marching up your front path in their droves, but the details will be looked at far more often than you may realise.
In fact wise men (sorry that’s a pun too far) will be taking advantage of the recent reports suggesting greater confidence in the property market, better prices and more mortgage availability to beat the New Year rush.
Glenn Thompson, Senior Valuer, Davies Beech