By Douglas Shaw, manager of haart in Lowestoft
The beginning of the year is a great time to look for a new home. Last month inevitably saw a rush of sellers looking to place their properties on the market and many clued-up buyers are also keen to buy before prices start to increase during the spring. First impressions always count, and the recession has proved that this is truer than ever. The basic rules apply wherever you live, and a small amount of time and money can make all the difference. For purchasers, it really is a buyers market. Realistic house prices, priced sensibly for a quick sale, can be a good investment – as long as you have a decent deposit to secure a mortgage deal. In terms of types of property, because of the glut of new apartments on the market, it is those with family homes to sell in the region that will boom in 2010. This year should see a slow and gradual strengthening of the Lowestoft property market as well continued success in the lettings industry.
Douglas is on 01502 563456.