Some of the questions we are being asked – and the answers we are giving:
Should I buy now or go into rented and buy later?
- Usually, but not now – we are generally advising people both selling and buying to act within the same political or economic cycle.
Is it a good time to be a buy-to-let investor?
- Yes – hunt for bargains. Oversupply of new-build. Expect rents to go up.
Is it a good time to be a first-time buyer?
Is Stamp Duty going to go down?
Is it the right time to buy?
- If you need to move, yes, and negotiate fairly, having put yourself in a good position.
Is it the right time to sell?
- Some people think the market is going to crash, but it’s a good time to be selling due a shortage of good stock.
Are prices plummeting?
- No – very, very stable market.
Will I get a bargain?
- There are some bargains about. You have got to be a cash buyer. Some people want to be out before Brexit.
Should I wait and hope for a better bargain?
- Get active, look at property, and if you find what you want, and you can afford it, buy it.
Will hard or soft Brexit make a difference?
- All that is needed is a decision.
Will extension of Article 50 or referendum make a difference?
- Just a delay of a few months, which in property terms is next week, so no.
We are about to have a baby, should we buy in Ireland?
- Better to find an Irish ancestor.
Prospect of leaving EU with a deal will give the market joy.