CJ Hole Clifton is delighted to announce its own home move!
For the eagle eyed you will have spotted that our gorgeous new office is now at 203 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2XT. You will find us at the top of Blackboy Hill. We can't resist showing you the photo and would be delighted to welcome you in!
A new year and a new start. We have just done it and many more of you will want to move home this year. It's important to plan ahead, take a good look at what's happening in the market place and make sure you choose the best team to guide you through the process.
It is fast approaching spring market time.
The coming weeks are traditionally the most buoyant in the Residential Sales and Lettings markets so now is the time if you are thinking of selling or renting to consider a few insider tips.
First impressions DO count: declutter and depersonalise; tidy paintwork, gardens and pathways; air and heat your property so rooms are warm but fresh smelling; and make sure your windows sparkle.
Line up your team: research and choose the best people to support you in your move- from solicitor and financial advisor to estate agent and property manager. Recommendation and local knowledge are key.
My team at CJ Hole Clifton would be delighted to offer you a FREE no obligation market appraisal. We can also offer advice and support in how to present your property to attract the best possible price. To book an appointment, please call any one of the team on 0117 923 8238.
Howard Davis, Director of CJ Hole Clifton takes a very personal view on moving home in this time of political and economic uncertainty.
Which way will you vote? Will you vote to move home before or after the election?
All decisions have consequences. And all big decisions have big consequences. Buying and selling property is certainly a big decision. Answers to questions like this are best made on the basis of what you know.
So what do we know? We know that Britain is a nation of homeowners, that we have the lowest interest rates ever and lenders have entered a mortgage rate war, bringing some incredible deals to the market. We know that as salaries rise so does the affordability to move home and that it is now often cheaper to buy a property than to rent one. We know that we are more optimistic about the economic future - and therefore our own financial futures - than we have been since 2008. Finally we know that property stock levels are the lowest for many years and while that should put upward pressure on prices it hasn't because of what we don't know.
We don't know who will be in 10 Downing Street after May 7th. So we don't know what sort of country we will be living in following the election. We don't know how far the current improvement in the economy will take us, nor the effect that the three headed monster crisis of Euro Zone, the Ukraine and the Middle East will have over time. Nor do we know how much a mansion tax would affect the UK property market. It would also be helpful if we knew how long our current low interest rates will prevail. But we don't.
One thing estate agents have always known is that many fewer people would move if residential properties were simply viewed as commodities. But residential properties are not commodities they are homes. And despite what is going on in the world, at the heart of our lives and our families are our homes. They are not a speculation they are a human necessity.
If your voting intention to move is clouded by indecision you are not alone. But in my view one thing is certain; home trumps the UK economy, current affairs, 'dodgy' politicians, terrorists, tax evaders, devolution and the oil industry. Home is where the heart is and if this is the right time to find a new home then now is the right time to move - despite what is going on in the rest of the world or who might be grinning broadly at us from the steps of Number10 on 8th May.