Mike Ellis of Ellis Winters assesses the current housing market

As the temperature has risen over the last few weeks so has the number of property sales, so we think we can safely say the usual Easter selling market is sparking into life! We’ve started to see the number of viewings go up and this is usually the prelude to offers/sales coming in which we are already experiencing and those where sales have been agreed are generally for our new instructions and those properties which have recently had price reductions. Over the last six months there has been so much uncertainty over the housing market, including buy to lets and the wider economy.

With Brexit being the only topic of conversations, it’s small wonder that buyers are often frightened off by headlines, however read a little further and these predictions are always less gloomy than they first appear. We’ve seen first time buyer (FTB) confidence growing and the number of sales to that group exceeded all other buyers in 2018 for the first time since 2003.

There are some great mortgage deals available as well as assistance from the Government ‘Help to Buy’ schemes – if you would like more information about these, please call us to book an appointment with Kerry our ‘cost of moving’ expert. If you’ve been thinking about selling but just not sure if it’s the right time, please get in touch – we’re happy to help. There’s never really a right or wrong time to sell, but judging by the activity we’re seeing at the moment, this could be the best time to put your property on the market this year.

Please call us on 01480 388 888 if you are considering buying or selling in the near future.