logo farrandfarr gloucester 772px

City Centre: 01452 500025

Hucclecote: 01452 613355

Longlevens: 01452 380444

Churchdown: 01452 857421

Gloucester Property News

Information and advice on buying and selling your home in the Gloucester area.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in property

Posted on
Harder to Move up the Property Ladder than to get on it?

I noted some interesting comments in a Lloyds Bank Press Release issued last month.

It revealed that so-called Second Steppers believe it is harder to move up the property ladder than it is to get on it in the first place.

Andrew Mason is the Mortgage Property Director at Lloyds.  He said that research they had carried out amongst home owners showed they believe that “moving up the property ladder has become more challenging for Second Steppers in recent years. The rise in house prices and moving costs, along with how difficult it is to find the right property means that they’ve had to wait longer than anticipated or even put off their move entirely until the right property comes along.”

He continued saying “Second Steppers seem to be very clear on what they want from their next property and will stay put and improve their current home rather than make any sacrifices. Our research also shows that most home owners think ahead and understand that it could take up to four moves in total to reach their ‘dream’ home.”

The research also revealed that over a third (35%) of those home owners interviewed would delay having children or have fewer children than originally planned because of the challenges involved in moving up the property ladder.   More than half (56%) felt that it was taking longer to buy their next home because of low savings rates.

Tagged in: mortgage moving property

Posted on
Ripping Up the Rip Off Contract!

We are so confident that we can sell your home quickly and efficiently that we are tearing up our selling contracts – and here is a picture of our Managing Director, Julian Farr, doing just that!

Seriously though I cannot understand the reasoning behind the contracts some estate agents ask their clients to sign.  Some, for instance, require a seller to sign over sole selling rights for up to sixteen weeks.  Sixteen weeks!  What does that say about the agent’s confidence in their ability to sell a property?

Farr & Farr do not require you to sign a contract giving us sole agency for a minimum period of time.  We have absolute confidence in our ability to sell your property and we want you to share in that confidence.  So no sole agency contract required.

This is also useful if you want to test the market to see if you can achieve a quick sale within two or three weeks.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home  in the Gloucester area, contact long-established local estate agents Farr & Farr on 01452 500025 or take a look at our website farrandfarr.co.uk

Call Farr & Farr on 01452 500025 or explore our website farrandfarr.co.uk