Alexander May Estate Agents in Bristol

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In this month's edition, we explore is it still location, location, location? Before sharing with you, key questions you should ask your buyer.

We take a look at buying to become a short-let landlord and top home improvements you can make this summer.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

Is it still location, location, location?

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Faced with the prospect of a lockdown-free summer, buyers are anxious to move quickly, resulting in record numbers paying over asking price to secure their dream property.

With leading experts predicting that the house buying frenzy is here to stay, is location still as key as it used to be for buyers?

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Key questions you need to ask your buyer

Finding the right buyer can save you time, energy and disappointment.

Here are the top five questions you need to ask before accepting an offer.

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Buying to become a short-let landlord

With a lack of certainty on travel restrictions, many Brits are planning to vacation closer to home this summer, giving investors the opportunity to break into the short-let market.

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Top home improvements for this summer

Over the last 18 months, the number of Brits undertaking DIY projects and renovations has jumped significantly, as we found new ways to pass our time in lockdown and improve our living situations.

But, which home improvements have the biggest impact to your property's value?

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Cambridge Heights, Flax Bourton

A luxury five-bedroom BRAND NEW detached home of c2871 SQFT including double oak-framed car port and c0.3 of an acre plot. Set amongst an exclusive development of other luxury four and five-bedroom family homes with generous plots.

Guide Price £1,200,000

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Royal York Crescent, Clifton Village

'Royal York Crescent is a major residential street in Clifton, Bristol. It overlooks much of the docks, and much of the city can be seen from it. It also joins Clifton Village at one end. It is one of the most expensive streets in the city.

OIEO £375,000

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In this month's edition, we're pleased to say cities are making a comeback with buyers and tenants, with a third of homes currently selling over the asking price.

We take a look at five in-demand factors buyers are now looking for, before exploring how the demand for rental properties has reached new heights.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

Cities are making a comeback with buyers and tenants

For most of 2020, demand for rural properties outweighed demand for city properties.

Since the start of 2021, we've seen that interest reverse once more, with urban living now taking the lead.

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A third of homes sell for over the asking price

One in three properties sold for more than the original asking price in spring.
What could it mean for you?
 
 

Five in-demand factors buyers are now looking for

More than a quarter of the UK’s renters and homeowners (26%) have found that their property needs have changed since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Demand for rental properties has reached new heights

In April, the lettings market saw a record-breaking number of enquiries from new prospective tenants, and the demand shows no signs of slowing down now we've reached summer!

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Bridgwater Road, Bedminster Down

Occupying a generous size plot, this spacious detached house with garage and driveway is situated within a modern development.

£425,000

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Bourton Mead, Flax Bourton

This spacious detached family home is in a generous corner plot, located on this ever popular cul-de-sac development.

£650,000

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In this month's edition, we will be bringing a new scheme that is set to launch, we look at what buyers and renters look for in this current climate, tenant demand is still on the rise, and we will be ending on some low-cost cleaning hacks! 

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

£150m ‘Help to Build’ scheme to be launched

The government has announced a new ‘Help to Build’ scheme in a bid to make it easier and more affordable for people to build their own home.

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What do buyers and renters find essential in the current climate?

More than a quarter of UK homeowners and renters have claimed that their property priorities have changed since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Are you aware of what they're looking for?

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Tenant demand continued to rise at the start of the year

The number of prospective tenants registering with agents rose for the third consecutive month in March, as many homebuyers either chose to delay their purchase plans or to rent in between their next house sale and purchase.

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12 cleaning tricks at the fraction of the cost!

From your oven to your bathroom, if you love to take pride in your home, you’ll want to know all the cleaning tricks and hacks to keep your home sparkling for a fraction of the cost.

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Camden Road, Southville

A converted ground floor apartment with its own private entrance and front garden area situated within a favourable location close to the City Centre. Guide Price £240,000

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Cambridge Heights, Old Weston Road

A luxury five-bedroom BRAND NEW detached home of c2871 SQFT including double oak-framed car port and c0.3 of an acre plot. Guide Price £1,200,000

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April Newsletter

 

In this month's newsletter, we start by looking at what has changed because of the pandemic, how more people have been able to enter the property market, news of stamp duty and vaccine rush, and everything you need to know about investing in a buy-to-let property.
 
If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.
 

The key trends we have noticed during the pandemic 

A year of being homebound has given us a lot of time to reflect on what's important in our personal and professional lives, and we've seen a huge shift in attitudes within the property sector too.
 
 
 

Lockdown helped third of UK homebuyers get onto property ladder

According to new research, a third of UK home buyers have been helped onto the property ladder due to the national lockdown, with 27% of recent home buyers stating that the restrictions actually enabled them to save for their new home.
 

Residential transactions 23% higher due to stamp duty and vaccine news

As transaction numbers increase month-on-month, we're able to see just how strong the market is, having shown tremendous resilience so far during the pandemic.

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What you need to know when investing in a buy-to-let property

Property has always been a dependable investment option, with successful landlords able to set up their rentals to run like clockwork whilst benefitting from an additional source of income.
 
Before considering your first step, read these key considerations.
 
 
 
 

Pear Tree Avenue, Long Ashton

Located in a prime position on the popular development this four-bedroom detached family home has a light and airy feel and is well presented throughout.
Guide price: £620,000
 

Ambrose Road, Cliftonwood

A stunning four-bedroom, 2 reception mid-terrace Victorian townhouse with private, southerly facing rear garden and balcony offering panoramic views.
Guide price: £825,000
 
 
 

March Newsletter

In this month's edition, we will be touching on how much buyers have saved with the Stamp Duty Holiday savings, why virtual viewings surged in January, some good news for first-time buyers, and do tenants and landlords really get on? 

If you'd like any more information on the topics discussed please get in touch here.

750,000 buyers have seen stamp duty savings so far

It's been estimated that 600,000 homebuyers agreeing a sale from May 2020 onwards will not pay any stamp duty at all and are set to be saving £5 billion in total.

Following news of the stamp duty extension, what can buyers and investors expect over the next few months?

Why did virtual viewings surge in January?

Whereas initially a prospective buyer might select a number of properties to visit in-person, those decisions are now being made more and more commonly online.

Read the full update on how virtual viewings have changed the way we buy and sell property in the UK.

Good news for first-time buyers as lenders allow smaller deposits

Over the last 12 months, first-time buyers have found it more difficult to move forwards with their purchase plans.

Now that lenders have begun to re-introduce their 10% deposits, the current situation is looking up for new homeowners.

How many tenants have a good relationship with their landlord?

According to a recent survey, around 75% of tenants reported having a good relationship with their landlord and letting agent.

What are the main issues and conflicts between the two parties?