Well, the temperature is finally trying to rise after the extraordinary visit from the ‘Beast from the East’ turned London into Narnia. The Spring bulbs are already brightening up our parks and blossom is cheering up the streets. Spring has sprung! And with it we are already noticing an upturn of interest in the property market. Don’t get me wrong, prices aren’t on the rise but good, genuine buyers and tenants are emerging from winter hibernation full of ‘get up and go’. Buyers and Tenants that are focused on getting themselves and their family into that perfect home for the summer.
Although there’s been recent good news that a deal has been made on the Transition, the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit hasn’t been very helpful. The market, for both sales and lettings, has remained flat. We are having to give Sellers and Landlords some hard advice on prices but there is activity and that is a good thing. With interest rates staying relatively low, conditions are still pretty favourable for getting on the property ladder or buying that dream home.
We are looking forward to some excellent local events this spring. The fascinating Upper Room Lectures continue with “Brief Encounters on the Refugee Trail” by Matthew Price, Chief Correspondent for BBC’s Today programme on Wednesday 18th April. Chuka Umunna MP presents “Current issues relating to Brexit” on Wednesday 9th May: www.theupperroom.org.uk/updates. Also make a note in your diary for the May Madness event on Starch Green on May 12th. This annual event is run by the Askew Business Network and Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA) and is always a fun day out.
So this Spring looks to be a good time to get that house or flat onto the market and make your own move. If you think that might be a possibility, give us a call or pop into one of our offices and we can give you a realistic valuation and get the ball rolling.
In the meantime have a fabulous Easter!