Green Shoots?

 

With a great deal trepidation, I will also step into the line of fire that cut Business Minister Baroness Vadera down earlier in the week.

There is some activity in the property market.  Not alot, but some.  Here and there you get the whiff of people buying and selling houses.  Stories of a house coming on the market on Friday and selling at guide on Monday, competitive bidding, an agent selling two houses in the day.  Apochryphal?  No.  These are real deals with real people buying real bricks-and-mortar.

And potential buyers have been calling us in greater numbers and it is great to see brochures going out again.  The message that prices are down (seriously down) is sinking in.  And life goes on – people get together, have children, want a bigger house, get older, children leave home, need to downsize, move job – there are any number of reasons to move or buy a house.

We have been taking clients on – clients who want to make the most of the opportunities out there now.

This not a recovery.  Prices are down, and they are going to stay down.

And that encourages the sensible to start looking again.

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