Monthly Archives: June 2012

Is Your Property In Demand?

A recent survey has revealed the most popular property types currently available in the UK. Conducted by estate agency organisation, Home Sale Network amongst its members, the survey found that two and three bedroom houses topped the list.

Over 80% of survey respondents indicated that two to three bedroom houses were the most in demand property type amongst potential buyers. Four or more bedroom properties came second and two to three bedroom flats/apartments were third .

The survey sought to find the most popular area type for buyers too. Nearly half of Home Sale Network respondents reported town or city centres were the most popular areas to purchase properties in, with suburban areas coming a close second .

As a national network of independent estate agents across England, Scotland and Wales, we as Home Sale Network members have been specially selected to represent the Network in their area.

It’s interesting to see the results of this month’s Network survey and indeed two to three bedroom properties are popular. However, we’re receiving buyer enquiries for all kinds of properties in different areas across East Northants. So if you’re thinking of selling, get in touch with us today.

“Through our membership with Home Sale Network, we have access to potential out of town buyers moving into our area, providing an additional avenue for you to sell your home (visit www.home-sale.co.uk for more information).”

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Rightmove say, Asking Prices Are Up But Land Registry, say Selling Prices Are Static or Falling

House sellers pushed up asking prices for the third consecutive month as buyers chased relatively few homes on the market, a survey has said.

Property website Rightmove said that asking prices rose by 2.4% in the past year to a UK average of £246,235.

But the latest Land Registry data suggested that prices at the point of sale were static or falling slightly.

Rightmove said a burst of new listings of properties for sale meant asking prices could now dip.

It also said that asking prices had failed to keep pace with inflation since August 2007.

However, this trend was reversed in London. The market in the capital remains different to much of the country, partly owing to investment from overseas buyers.

“While the national average price of property coming to market has set new records in each of the last three months, sellers should not break out the bunting in celebration until they have done their homework,” said Miles Shipside, director at Rightmove.

“It remains a very local market ruled by property style and location. Cutting your asking price to be cheaper than your competition and promoting your selling points better will be the key to avoid being an also-ran in the race to sell.”

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