Property Market Comment

As the country continues to ease out of lockdown the East Midlands property market has never been busier. Many people have reevaluated their lives over the past year and unsurprisingly we have seen a strong demand from people in London and other cities who are craving more outside and inside space and wishing to take advantage of the affordable house prices that the East Midlands continues to offer coupled with the areas superb air, road and rail links.

Over the last few years the market towns of Newark on Trent and Grantham and their nearby villages have seen a steady rise in popularity for commuters as there are regular fast trains to London’s Kings Cross. However, some are realising that they will not need to do a daily commute into the City as working from home over the last year due to Covid has been successful. This in turn has opened up other areas in the East Midlands for ‘part time’ commuters that they may not have considered before.

However, there remains to be a shortage of good properties on the market (although this should ease as more people gain confidence thanks to the successful rollout of the COVID vaccine.

With such a robust property market, now more than ever, it is so important to have an independent buying agent representing you on what is likely to be your biggest financial investment to make sure you find the right house at the right price and on terms to suit you.

Since the easing of lockdown on May 13th,  the reopening of the housing market has been energetic. While there still remains a shortage of properties on the market, estate agents are now busy valuing properties and sales are being agreed.

 The lockdown has given many the chance to reflect on their lives and for a lot of us our  needs have now changed. A huge proportion of us have been working from home and many along side children doing school work and this undoubtedly will have an impact on what we want from our homes moving forward. In recent times, there has been a desire for smaller low maintenance gardens but post lockdown  will see many hankering after larger outdoor space. Open plan spaces in our homes have been popular for a long time now but with more people continuing to work from home many will have a need for extra rooms in order to work. The lockdown has resulted in a strong community spirit with people helping out neighbours so desirable villages will undoubtedly see an increase in popularity.

The country has now seen nearly 3 1/2 years of political uncertainty and we now face a General Election in December. Notwithstanding this, the housing market has remained reasonably stable whilst the East Midlands has seen steady growth in prices, up 2.6% for the 12 month period ending August 2019 according to the latest Office of National Statistic figures.
The area has continues to receive a rise in commuters relocating to the area because of the superb air, road and rail links that the East Midlands enjoys. A common misconception is that there are very few buyers but we have a number of clients who need to move and carry on with their lives regardless of Brexit. There still remains a shortage of good properties on the market and properties with no blights marketed at the right price are selling quickly and sometimes in a bidding competition. Our advice is do not put your life on hold!
Our clients continue to employ Stacks because they want professional representation on what is possibly the biggest financial investment they will ever make. Purchasing the right house at the right price and on terms to suit them is the value add we offer

What will a Stacks buying agent in East Midlands do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. You’ll have clout.

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Louise Ridings to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07944033474

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

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