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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, 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


By Alex at Aboda, Oct 31 2020 10:05PM

If you are selling, buying or moving home in the Wisbech area, you need to save/bookmark this link to keep up to date with the current and changing Government advice and guidance on moving home during Coronavirus (COVID-19)


If you ever need any advice about buying/selling/moving home - let me know - I'll always be happy to help!


I'll be there with you all the way - whenever needed!


Stay Safe - Keep Calm - Much Love


Alex Doggett - Owner

ABODA Fine Homes

By Alex at Aboda, Oct 19 2020 12:54PM

With more of us currently working from home and with winter fast approaching are you worried about your rising energy costs?


Should you leave your heating on all day? Should you turn all unused appliances, such as the kettle, off when not in use? Will foil behind the radiators help keep heat in?


Let's go myth busting!


Will I save money leaving the heating on low all day?

This is a hotly debated subject! Many people will advise that it is cheaper to leave your heating on all day, with your radiator valves open to the max and your thermostat on low. Advocates for this will say that by turning your heat on and off throughout the day will cause condensation to form within the walls thus conducting heat outside the home meaning you lose heat more quickly. Experts at The Energy Saving Trust say that this is a myth, and you should only use your heating as and when you need it to save energy and money in the long run. They recommend using a timer to turn on your heating when you really need it, use a thermostat to set the temperature for your home and use thermostatic radiator valves to control the flow of water through them thus only heating rooms you use regularly.

Do chargers, such as phone or tablets, use energy when plugged in but not connected to a device?

Interestingly the Energy Saving Trust say that households could save around £30 a year by unplugging chargers when not in use. British Gas says on its website that a lot of chargers use energy when left in a socket, if the charger is warm, it's using energy! So, remember to unplug them chargers when not in use.

Should I turn lights and appliances off when not in the room?

Yes, the Energy Saving Trust says to turn lights off when leaving a room and to be mindful of how many lights you have on at one time. Also avoid leaving devices such as TVs and consoles on standby.


Will reflective panels behind my radiators help?

Yes! These work by reflecting the heat back into the room, especially helpful in older properties with uninsulated walls. The savings are small, but every little helps!


For further Energy Saving advice head over to The Energy Saving Trusts website.



By Alex at Aboda, Oct 15 2020 09:24PM

Local COVID alert levels & tiers: what you need to know when moving home


So...Your first question is likely to be...


'Can we move home under a local lock-down?'


The quick and simple answer is generally YES!!!


If you're selling/buying/moving within England at the current time - All three local lock-down levels (medium, high, very high) or Tiers (1, 2 or 3) actually continue to allow any activity related to moving home


So you can ask an estate agent to value your home, photograph/video your home, market your home, and show buyers around your home for you.


And once you have a sale agreed, your buyers are allowed to have a surveyor visit your home...


And you are allowed to have removal companies visit your home and move you and your buyer to your respective next homes.


But...


This is within England, currently, according to the current government guidance.


Here's the link to the current government advice about local covid alerts levels and what you need to know - which gives you links to further info about the specific exemption relating to any activity relating to moving home under any local lock down level or tier


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know


But...Where it 'may' get a little more complex...in time...is moving between each devolved country within the UK (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and any future specific/unique local lock-down measures in specific/unique/individual local lock-down areas...should they divert from the general UK government guidance at the links above


We hope that the links provided will be a centrally updated site for us all to revert to for up to date advice and guidance...


But if the info/links change...we will endeavour to provide the most current and accurate government guidance and advice, as quickly as possible to you!


In the meantime, if you are worried about your home sale/move and need to chat...let me know.


You can call/email/text me anytime for any advice or a reassuring chat.


Always happy to help!


Thanks for reading!


Hope the info has been useful and informative!


Let me know if you wish to discuss anything further


Always happy to chat!


Thanks - speak soon!


Alex Doggett - Owner

ABODA Fine Homes

03333 440773

[email protected]





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