Alexander May Estate Agents in Bristol

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In this month's edition, with children returning to school this month, we share with you our hints and tips for selling during the back to school season.

Further into our newsletter, find out what makes the perfect tenant and who has the most interest in your home's value.

Finally, we explore whether you could benefit from repaying your mortgage off early!

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

Selling during the back to school season

With children returning to school in September, could a move be on the cards for you?

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What makes the perfect tenant?

Having a positive relationship with your tenant is important when renting out a property.

But what are the best qualities to look for when choosing a tenant?

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Who’s most interested in your home’s value?

In a study by Zoopla, six out of ten Brits admitted to checking out how much someone has paid for their home. Who's snooping on your property price?

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Could you benefit from repaying your mortgage early?

One in six homeowners will be over 65 by the time they fully repay their mortgage.

What is there to consider if you want to pay your mortgage off early?

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Castle Close, Flax Bourton

Well proportioned executive five bedroom detached family home located in a sought after cul-de-sac with double garage and off street parking.

OIEO £850,000

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Cordwell Walk, Horfield

Substantial four bedroom semi detached house with generous rear garden and off road parking situated in the popular area of Manor Farm.

Guide Price £465,000

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In this month's edition, we explore why 3-bedroom properties are now in high demand. We're pleased to say new build homes are at a 21-year high, with over 49,470 new build properties, completed in the first three months of 2021.

We take a look at the lettings market boom and what this means for landlords, before exploring why market activity peaks in August.

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

3-bedroom properties in high demand

Property experts from Rightmove are urging homeowners to sell their three-bedroom homes, as high demand leads to an average selling time of just 45 days.

So, why is the housing market so hot right now?

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New build homes at a 21-year high

Over 49,470 new build properties were completed in the first three months of 2021 – the highest figure recorded in 21 years. Why are so many new homes being built?

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Lettings market boom and what it means for landlords

The lettings market has had a record strong month, with reports of a decrease to the length of average void periods in most regions, as well as rising rents seen across the country.

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Why does market activity peak in August?

For the past 12 years, reports show that August has been one of the most popular months for home moving.

Whilst typically homeowners would expect to fare best by listing earlier in the season, the same won't be said for 2021.

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Kings Croft, Long Ashton

Kings Croft, Long Ashton

Spacious five-bedroom property located on this desirable development in Long Ashton with recently landscaped rear garden, driveway and large store room.

£525,000

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Church Lane, Flax Bourton

Church Lane, Flax Bourton

Porch Cottage is a tucked away hidden gem in the sought after village of Flax Bourton, the cottage has been lovingly extended and restored to a very high standard.

£485,000

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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?

Location Pins

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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Our offices will be closed until 12 midday on Monday - Messages will be taken and we will return your calls as soon as we can.

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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.
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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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