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The market isn’t dead and buried!

2019 is flying by, it’s Halloween already and before we know it Christmas will be upon us! With the dreaded B word haunting us and a lot of press about the housing market slowing, we wanted to share some of our Autumn success stories that prove that there is still a market for realistically priced properties.

This month our Rickmansworth & Croxley Green team have agreed 2 sales within just a week of the properties coming to the market. Just like magic! Both properties received lots of enquiries and the sellers were delighted to have acceptable offers on them so quickly. One of these was a 2 bedroom apartment in Maple Cross and the other a 3 bedroom semi detached property on Kenilworth Drive in Croxley Green, showing that there are high levels of interest at different price points and locations.

Over in Chorleywood, we recently agreed a deal on a 3 bedroom home on Whitelands Avenue for over asking price. The property received a fantastic level of interest with lots of viewings and multiple offers which led to best & final offers. This style of well positioned family home is certainly still in high demand in Chorleywood. Why have a nightmare on Elm Street when you can have a dream on Whitelands Avenue?!

Something we are noticing now in our New Homes department is that the buyers we are dealing with are very committed and we have seen an increase in first time buyers taking advantage of help to buy. The latest Housing Report shows that sales to first time buyers have increased by 8 percentage points from September 2018. Our new homes team are also getting the majority of their sales at Farrier’s Wood through within a 28 day exchange period, which shows high levels of motivation from these purchasers. No lazy bones here!

So, it’s not all doom and gloom this Halloween and the market isn’t dead and buried! If you are considering a move, make sure you give us a call or pop into the office. We pride ourselves on offering honest and professional advice and with so many years of experience in the local area, we assure you that choosing Sewell & Gardner will be a treat rather than a trick!

  • Rickmansworth- 01923 776400
  • Chorleywood- 01923 285886
  • Croxley Green- 01923 777704
  • Watford- 01923 252505
  • New Homes- 01923 606056
  • Lettings- 01923 726100