As predicted, September has got off to a very busy start at JW Wood, with 500 viewings booked in the first two weeks of the month alone. “A variety of instructions across all of our branches has also brought a flurry of new buyers looking for their dream home,” said Jonathan Wheeler, pictured, a Valuer at JW Wood’s Durham office.
We are also seeing an increased number of sales being agreed in shorter times and believe this is a sign that there are more buyers around than we have experienced in recent times – and that they are genuinely looking for and able to buy their next home. At our Durham office, in particular, we are receiving multiple offers on some of the houses on our books – another indicator that there is a lack of housing stock for buyers to pursue. Talk to our trusted negotiators today and see if we can help you not only to find a buyer for your existing property, but also the new home that’s the next step on your property journey. We are continuing to offer our successful ‘market your house for free’ campaign.
This includes a free EPC and video tour, so sellers have nothing to pay until they actually move.” Call your local office of JW Wood to arrange a valuation with a view to marketing your home during the traditionally busy autumn period.
How the government intends to help first-time buyers
In a recent speech, Boris Johnson committed to helping first-time buyers overcome the hurdles faced when securing their first property. As it stands now, the biggest issues first-time buyers face are the strict mortgage lending restrictions, the need for a high deposit, and rising house prices.