For Mr & Mrs H, time was of the essence:
The Hs had a clear idea of some of the criteria a new property needed to fulfil.
With regards to the location, they wanted:
With regards to the property, they were keen to find:
After a preliminary discussion about the type of property and the type of location they were looking for, we set to work. We arranged a trial viewing day to give The Hs the opportunity to see various locations and the current properties available within their budget.
This trial day was of great benefit to us all, for it quickly became apparent that with the busy lifestyles The Hs enjoyed, and the limited time they therefore had for school runs, even the larger villages lacked the amenities needed. We also swiftly ascertained that their lack of time also meant that any properties needing more than just a little renovation were not an option either.
What the local area offer could offer
With this new information in mind, we concluded that The Hs would need a property that was a perfect fit from the outset. We narrowed our location search down to Dorchester and Poundbury; the latter being of particular interest because:
In addition to these points, Poundbury also ticked many other boxes. For example, it is a modern village with traditional feel. Plus it offers well-thought out amenities, independent shops, and great transport links; especially to Bournemouth and west to Somerset. In essence, therefore, Poundbury offered them the lifestyle they were used to plus the opportunity to find a ready-to-move-in property with charm.
We introduced The Hs to several properties, ensuring a mix of styles were included so they could get a feel for what was available. And then it came along… The One… a bright, airy five bedroomed property with a guide price of £650,000 and no onward chain. We entered into negotiation with the vendor on behalf of our client and it was secured at a 9% reduction. And just as required, we were also delighted to arrange for the completion date to coincide perfectly with the sale of The Hs’ Hampshire home… within the holidays.
The expertise and knowledge that a Stacks Regional Director brings to any property purchase is invaluable, and this shone through in many ways for The Hs.
All in all, it was a win/win project for everyone. The Hs are now ensconced in a new home they love, in a location that suits them down to the ground. And we at Stacks had the joy of handing over the keys, once again, to a happy client.
Our clients were an overseas family. They had children studying in the UK and had a two-week break to find a property.
This time, our client was a recent graduate looking for her first home and investment in London.
Our client was looking to assist his three children in purchases of each of their first homes.
Mrs F who was living in south west London had been searching for a property for many months in mid Suffolk.
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