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By Alex at Aboda, Jan 21 2020 02:40PM

New Year, new you, new home?


As we welcomed in 2020 many of us turned our minds to our resolutions and how we will start changing our lives for the better.


A national newspaper recently published a survey of the top 50 New Year’s resolutions made by the British public.


Rather than cover the entire list here’s the top five things people wanted to change about themselves. (By the way, number 32 could have applied to us – eat less biscuits!)


1) Exercise more.

2) Eat more healthily.

3) Cut down on alcohol.

4) Stop smoking.

5) Spend less time on Facebook /the internet.


At ABODA as much as we’d love to, we can’t help you with those, but we can definitely ably assist you with number 14 on the list – move to a new home.


Contrary to a general misconception January is a good time to put your property on the market for several reasons. Firstly the turn of the year, as shown by the aforementioned survey, is when people take stock of their lives and think of moving.


Secondly, many people wait to the spring before putting their property on the market and in doing so they join what’s traditionally a very congested market place. Your property will stand out from the crowd because at this time of the year there isn’t much of a crowd to speak of.


Last, but not least, potential buyers are surfing the internet daily looking for their next new home. In our experience spring and summer viewers can be made up of a lot of ‘window shoppers’. People who aren’t sure of their moving plans but are just having a look at what’s out there.


People who are looking for property in the winter tend to fall into the serious buyer category and we find more places are sold with less viewings during this time.


So good luck with your 2020 resolutions, and if moving tops your to do list give us at ABODA a call as we’d be delighted to help.


Feel free to get in touch if you'd like any help or advice about what's happening in our local property market - we are always happy to help!


Alex Doggett – ABODA Fine Homes - Owner




By Alex at Aboda, Oct 10 2019 11:19AM

Here's a quick snapshot of what's been happening in our property market in the East of England:


House prices - The average price of a home rose by 0.7% in July compared to a year ago, according to the official UK house price index. Strongest growth is currently in Wales with prices rising by 4.2%.


Transactions - Confirming a small summer bounce, sales levels in August were 0.9% higher than a year earlier according to the HMRC. This is a significant turnaround from a -14.8% fall in July although momentum is not expected to be sustained into September.


If you would like a more detailed report of what's happening - please feel free to get in touch with ABODA Fine Homes - we are always happy to help!


Alex Doggett - Owner - ABODA Fine Homes



By Alex at Aboda, Sep 26 2017 08:11PM

Research by the Resolution Foundation think tank has found that young people are spending three times more on housing than their grandparents did.


At the age of 30 millennials spend 23% of their annual income on housing costs, compared to those born 1926–1945 who, aged 30, spent just 7%.


The post war baby boomers now benefit from record levels of outright ownership, but there are now as many young families (aged 25–34) living in the private rented sector as owning a home or living in the social rented sector combined (36%).


While the number of mortgage loans issued to first-time buyers over the past year is at its highest level since pre the financial crisis, the average age of a first time buyer looks set to continue to rise over the coming years.



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