The market appears to be somewhat warmer than the weather with a significant increase in valuations and viewings coming thick and fast, while also successfully agreeing sales on several properties in the first two weeks of the new year.
Hopefully with the election upon us, it will bring a turning point in the market place and with a bit of luck the banks will ease their lending criteria which will continue to allow more people to be able to enter the property market.
Interest rates were put on hold again at 0.5% and retailers announced positive Christmas results. Here’s to a more buoyant and successful 2010. Best wishes!
Paul Mather, Mather Marshall Stevenage