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.”
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