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Here you can read all my advice, tips and property market knowledge about buying and selling a high value home in the Wisbech Town & Village area

By Alex at Aboda, Dec 19 2020 07:44PM

Latest COVID Update – New Tier 4 Restrictions in England

Following on from my earlier post, Government has just confirmed marketing and moving homes can still continue under Tier 4 as I suspected - see link below with all Tier 4 advice

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home


Still refer to the specific guidance below about marketing and moving home safely

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to drop me an email or text and we can arrange a time for a phone chat


Stay Safe – Much Love


Alex

By Alex at Aboda, Dec 19 2020 05:05PM

Heart-breaking news for many of us looking forward to seeing family and friends over the festive period as Tier 4 restrictions come in at midnight tonight


Hope you all manage to still enjoy yourselves safely


The property industry awaits clarification from the Government about whether Tier 4 restrictions affect marketing your home or home moves


All 3 previous Tiers allowed anything related to marketing your home or house moves to still go ahead – so there is a strong possibility that the Government will also include marketing your home and house moves to still go ahead under the new Tier 4 restrictions


However, we will update you again as and when the Government issues specific guidance on this here:


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak


If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to drop me an email or text and we can arrange a time for a phone chat


Stay Safe – Much Love


Alex


By Alex at Aboda, Dec 7 2020 12:01PM

We had an interesting conversation at ABODA Fine Homes recently which highlighted just why we believe in getting property in good order before putting it on the market.


Let’s say you have a nice house in a good location, with decent sized rooms and a large garden. There are a few odd jobs which need doing such as replacing a few missing tiles in the shower room and repairing a broken lock on a back gate.


A few other areas also need attention – a few missing handles from a couple of kitchen cabinets, a back door which needed a good pull to get open and some pretty tatty carpet in a little box room.


If you are in a similar scenario our advice would be to get all these little odd jobs sorted before putting your house on the market. It would cost you around £300 to rectify all the niggly little issues we’ve mentioned above.


Not many vendors want to leave things as they are because they believe ‘people like changing things when they move in anyway’.


While this is sometimes the case we have people come to us looking for properties to buy which can be moved into straight away without having to do anything.


This is often the situation with older buyers, families with very young children and people with tight budgets.


Also bear in mind the message it sends out if you don’t fix those little things. Potential buyers like to think a property has been well cared for over the years.


Leaving little things undone makes people wonder what else the owner has failed to do around the home. It raised negative thoughts and when buying something as expensive as a home even the smallest doubt can put people off.


By doing the little jobs and taking care of the small details you can be making your house more attractive to a larger part of the market and adding thousands to the value of your property for a relatively small outlay.


If you need expert advice about marketing your home - we are always happy to help! Feel free to get in touch!


Alex Doggett - ABODA Fine Homes - Owner



By Alex at Aboda, Nov 27 2020 10:04AM

The Dataloft Demand Index shows a +14% increase in housing market demand since the start of Lockdown 2. More time at home means more time spent browsing properties.


Demand dropped from 5th October, reflecting uncertainty in the new Tier system and the looming Lockdown 2 announcement.


Buyers jumped back into action following the start of Lockdown 2, and demand is now only -10% below the peak seen the week commencing 17th August.


With just over 4 months of the stamp duty holiday left, buyers should act now if they want to take advantage of stamp duty savings of up to £15,000.


If you need any help or advice about our local property market - feel free to get in touch! We are always happy to help!


Alex Doggett - Owner - ABODA Fine Homes



By Alex at Aboda, Nov 1 2020 01:12AM

Property market still open and home moves can go ahead!


Robert Jenrick - Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government - confirmed in his tweet tonight at 10:25pm - "Yes – the housing market will remain open throughout this period" and you can still move home


https://twitter.com/RobertJenrick/status/1322666105429778433?s=20


I still advise regularly checking the most up to date and accurate advice about moving home from the Government that will hopefully be updated promptly and regularly here:


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak


But it looks like whatever future plans the Government may introduce - that they are supporting the property market - and people that need to move home


As always - I'm here if you want to discuss your home move or sale - I'm always happy to help!


Thanks - speak soon


Alex Doggett - Owner

ABODA Fine Homes

07904540958


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