Teresa Brewer

It’s that time of the year when autumn turns gold and we are enjoying the first winter festival of Halloween. Time flies fastest when we are least prepared so it’s always a good idea to look ahead and ready ourselves to make the most of the market opportunities that come our way.

In the property market right now, selling your house could well prove to be one of those opportunities. According to the Halifax property prices nationwide are now rising at a faster rate than they have for over a year. We haven’t felt this in West London but, despite the deflated market, we are selling property.  Specifically property that has been priced correctly. There are good buyers in the market who are ready and able to purchase.  They know what they are looking for and what they want to spend. We are speaking to buyers every day and we share this information with our sellers so they are in a position to agree the best marketing price for their property.

“Have you sold in this market?”

In the last few weeks we have sold a cross section of properties from a fabulous top floor duplex apartment in W3 for £550,000, to a wide and elegant 6 bedroom family house in Brook Green for £4m. Despite the negativity in the market we are selling properties that are priced correctly.

For those looking to buy, supply levels are on the increase too, providing more choice. In the longer term, we are starting to hear more encouraging noises around Brexit and we are looking forward to some positive decisions and announcements that will bring confidence back to the country.

Government Input

There are also encouraging statements from the government regarding increasing the supply of affordable housing. With news that they will allow councils to borrow money to build new homes. After decades of shortfalls however, it will take quite some time before it has any real effect on the rest of the market.

Ski Dreams?

Over in our Monaco office, the end of the Monaco Yacht Show marks the end of the summer season.  Thoughts now turn to the mountains and our International Team have some interesting properties for sale in the resort of Auron, a unique resort and a rather well kept secret just a 90 minute drive from Nice airport. How about this 3 bed family ski pad for just €370,000?  Or if you are looking for a new build, this luxury ski chalet development, may tick your boxes.

Ready for Christmas?

Back in London with many families looking to be established in their new home for Christmas.  Yes, it really is not that far away – it could be a good time to give us a call. We can give you a realistic market appraisal based on our extensive local knowledge and then you can decide whether you want to get the process moving in time for the Christmas and New Year rush.

Other than that, I will see you here again soon.