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Property prices have risen sharply over the last 2 and a bit years, the latest House Price Index tells us we have experienced an increase of 15.5% in the last 12 months.  So let’s just say the market drops by 15% in theory we would only really see the average property value back where it…

AWARDS SEASON

I’M SHORTLISTED FOR NOT 1 NOT 2 BUT 3 AWARDS Firstly I have been shortlisted with entrants from all over the UK for Learner of The Year. NAEA will be holding a qualifications ceremony in London hosted by TV’s own Phil Spencer. Hard work and dedication to improving standards within our industry is what it…

THE SECRET PROPERTY MARKET

THE RISE OF THE SECRET PROPERTY MARKET was published recently in The Telegraph, I feel it goes into detail about how valuable property finders are now in today’s market. The majority of clients from the South of the country are used to the phase property finder but in the North of the country this is…

A Vicious Cycle – Why finding a home is so hard!

At the moment, many Lake District homeowners are stuck in a very difficult situation; many want to move but are unable to find the homes they want or need in order to sell. I have spoken to many sellers and buyers over the last eighteen months, and I hear their frustrations loud and clear.  The…

The Lake District Property Market Winter 2021-2022

Despite being in the winter months, a notoriously quiet time for the property market, I find myself incredibly busy looking at homes in the area at the moment. The off-market is busy than it has ever been with sellers struggling to find the homes they want to buy and therefore reluctance sets in, to openly…

Lake District Property Market – September 2021 Update

It’s a little over eighteen months ago since the property market was plunged into darkness.  Nobody could ever have predicted the craziness that would follow over the last year as a result of the Pandemic.  We have witnessed a steep rise in prices all over the Lake District National Park, with a different type of…

The Seller Buyer & The next 12 months

What’s happening with the property market in The Lakes? The property market in the lakes remains strong and highly competitive. Prices are still on the increase for many homes, particularly in the central Lakes. Due to the lack of available homes on the market we are once again in a bottleneck situation with multiple buyers…

The Lake District Property Market February 2021

The year has been off to a good start for the property market in The Lake District for sellers but no so much for buyers, with a slow but steady number of properties coming to the market in the whole of The Lake District during January and the beginning of February. Nationally 129,000 homes were…

The Property Market 2021

I don’t think anybody expected back in March for the property market to be going as strong as it currently is today, there is no way I would have predicted that we would be in a mini-boom with the prices in The Lake District increasing and a bun fight over property.  From the moment the…

The Lake District Property Market December 2020

After many sectors have had an incredibly difficult year, The Lake District property market has thrived, with many looking to move to the country and with the increase in UK holidaying the demand for property in the area has sored but the supply has slowed down.  At the moment here it is almost certainly a…

Septic Tanks & The New Regulations

Now I know that reading about Septic Tanks is not exactly exciting and selling the dream of the Lake District however it’s important if you’re buying in a rural area to take this into consideration. The regulations for septic tanks and sewerage systems changed a few years ago, and the original date has actually been…

Rightmove vs Property Finder.

The response I get when potential clients ask what services I can provide generally ends with, “but I can do that myself on Rightmove”! This is a little blog about what I do and why I feel I’m worth every penny…. Whilst I fully agree that Rightmove is a super tool for house hunting if…


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