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What are property prices doing in Southbourne?

What is really happening in the Southbourne Property Market? Well its been a few months since Brexit and as we settle into the Autumn with Great British Bake Off, Strictly and the Football season … the newspapers are returning to …

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What will the 0.25% rate do to the local property market?

What will the 0.25% Interest Rate do to the Southbourne Property Market? I had an interesting chat with a Hengistbury Head landlord who owns a few properties in the suburb. He popped his head in to my office as his …

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Selling a house that has had subsidence

I hear a lot of drama stories about subsidence such as “don’t ever touch a house that’s had subsidence” or “It’s never safe” etc. etc. We’re in an area that has historically suffered from subsidence.  Not everywhere and certainly not …

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3D property mapping now available for Southbourne sellers.

We’ve just embraced a massive step in tech for all of our sellers.  It’s huge, different and incredibly exciting! We can now 3D map a property and give people a virtual viewing.  Check it out below, I think it speaks …

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1-bed property shortage.

70.2% of Southbourne Properties have 3 or more bedrooms – Problem or Opportunity? The orthodox way of classifying property in the UK is to look at the number of bedrooms rather than its size in square metres (although now we …

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Do you want a cheap agent or the best agent?

When selling your most prized asset, you have a lot of options as to how you go about doing it; from DIY, to fully handled A to B by an expert; and everything in between. Each style of sale has …

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How much time have you spent planning your move?

I’ve always thought it apt that experts plan and those that aren’t generally don’t. Moving home is a big thing to do.  Have you heard (who hasn’t!) the saying: “Fail to plan and you will plan to fail.”  ? It’s …

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10 things to do if you’re struggling to sell, before lowering the price……

I speak to hundreds of people that, for a multitude of reasons, are really struggling to sell their property.  It’s frustrating times for them as they mostly don’t understand why.  Often their agent won’t know themselves, or will make up …

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BREXIT – what does it mean for Southbourne?

At any given point we would approximate that 15% of the buying market are not yet ready/wanting to buy. BREXIT is a great reason as to delay and very likely taking on from the previous reason as to why that …

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The things you should know if you’re a serious buyer…….

When registering with an agency, there are some things that as a buyer, you would have ideally worked out if you want to be taken very seriously. 1.  How much money you’re wanting to spend.  Not about the money you …

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