Property Prices

When every penny counts

When every penny counts

Are you downsizing? If you’re at that time of your life when you’re currently rattling around in a house that’s too big for you, that is consuming more time, effort and money than you want to give it, you may have ... Read more
Pounds shillings and…feet

Pounds shillings and…feet?

I have a dream.. that one day in this country, property will be marketed with the cost per square foot clearly indicated.  These are my arguments: 1. It’s much more common in the US and in Europe 2. It’s easier to s... Read more
Price on Application Forget it.

Price on Application? Forget it.

“Price on application” is a tag applied to some properties on the market, the price of which, for one reason or another, the agent or owner wants to keep secret. The theory is that an interested buyer will make the e... Read more
Don’t drop your asking price!

Don’t drop your asking price!

The market is definitely quiet at the moment, it’s true. The buyers seem to have receded with the summer sun, and may not reappear until the daffodils emerge in the spring. If you’re in a huge hurry to sell, then y... Read more
unique home

How do you place a value on a unique home?

There are many resources estate agents and valuers can draw upon to ascertain the value of a home, but they all rely, in one form or another, on precedent: what other properties have sold for in the road, village or area... Read more
Has my House Price gone up? From the HomeTruths blog by Sam Ashdown

Has My House Price Gone UP?

A lovely couple contacted me recently for advice.  Let’s call them Paul and Claire. They were thinking of selling their cottage in Norfolk, and had just invited the pre-requisite three estate agents round to value the... Read more