Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUCKS PROPERTY -

ITH Jan­uary be­hind us and Fe­bru­ary and the spring mar­ket to come, the signs for this year are al­ready promis­ing, ac­cord­ing to Wil­liam Fur­niss, part­ner of the Knight Frank Bea­cons­field of­fice.

“We have seen re­ally en­cour­ag­ing num­bers of new buy­ers reg­is­ter­ing, both lo­cals plan­ning a change and those from Lon­don and fur­ther afield look­ing to set down new roots.

“Those head­ing out of Lon­don are still the driv­ing force be­hind the mar­ket. En­cour­aged by the dis­par­ity be­tween prices in Lon­don and the con­ve­nience and beauty the area of­fers, young fam­i­lies are mov­ing west, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the easy com­mute, the lovely coun­try­side and fan­tas­tic school­ing on of­fer.

“Tra­di­tion­ally an elec­tion year has seen a quiet pe­riod in the four to six weeks be­fore the elec­tion with of­ten a quick up­turn in ac­tiv­ity once the re­sult is known.This year feels dif­fer­ent. Elec­tions prior to this one have al­ways been called by the party in power just a month or so in ad­vance. This May’s elec­tion has been in the di­ary for five years and so there is no sur­prise and no need for a re­flex re­ac­tion. Buy­ers are there­fore look­ing to carry on with their plans and, in many cases, take ad­van­tage of the low mort­gage rates on of­fer.

“In­ter­est has been across the board with of­fers made on prop­er­ties from £500,000 to those in ex­cess of £5,000,000. How­ever, in line with pre­vi­ous years, it is the mar­ket be­tween £500,000 and £1,500,000 that has wo­ken up first.We have brought a num­ber of houses to the mar­ket with this golden price bracket and all have re­ceived an en­thu­si­as­tic wel­come. For those think­ing of sell­ing there is al­ready a strong mar­ket and it makes sense to take ad­van­tage of it.”

This lovely barn with ru­ral views in Saun­der­ton Lee is on the mar­ket with Knight Frank for £1,100,000. Call 01494 675368.

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