Well what a summer it has been! We’ve experienced the longest, hottest summer since 1976. It’s been a busy time whatever your passion, whether it’s the World Cup, Tour de France, one day cricket or Love Island, there’s been something to enjoy and talk about while rubbing in the factor 50.
The property market has been in holiday mode; London property prices have remained static over the last few months, according to Halifax. Certainly, the fall back in buy-to-let sales seems to have been compensated for by an increase in first time buyers. We’ll see whether that trend will continue into the autumn and winter but the housing market’s resilience has been consistently surprising us – which has got to be a good news for anyone considering selling.
With the new school term comes the autumn market pick-up. If you are planning to sell then you need to be thinking about setting the wheels in motion now because it’s one of the shortest sales windows of the year.
We have some excellent buyers waiting for the right home but they are aware of everything on the market and, without doubt, are the best informed buyers we have ever experienced. So, if you are looking to sell, speak to your local agent and take on-board their tips and honest advice.
While London enters the autumn season, the summer stretches long into the year for our team in Monaco. We have a wide selection of properties to buy in Monaco and the South of France; from a French villa with a pool to a sensational apartment overlooking the port of Monaco to a ski chalet in the Alpes Maritimes. There is also plenty of opportunity if you are looking for an investment or development – we have a well-located hotel available or various building plots to build anything from a single villa to an apartment development. If you are thinking about a holiday home or a more permanent move to France or Monaco, please get in touch where our International team are ready to help.
I have checked the weather forecast to give us all comfort and “early to mid-September is most likely to see dry, settled weather across southern and central Britain”. It appears that summer might have a wag in its tail so maybe don’t put your sunglasses away just yet!