Spring into Action for the Easter Property Boom. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today (10 April) announced the UK should expect property prices to boom until 2020, particularly in London and the south west. If you are thinking of moving house soon, Easter is traditionally a good time to start house hunting.
If you have taken advantage of some of the recent good weather you might have spent some time working on your garden and are beginning to see plants and flowers spring back into life. Many householders also like to de-clutter and spring clean at this time of year. It is a good time to spruce up tired paintwork and clear dark and damp areas created by winter weather. Unless you are a first time buyer you will probably have a property to sell before you can take the leap towards buying a new home. Having worked as an estate agent for the past seven years and now working as a director of The iProperty Company here is a bit of advice to house hunters getting started over the Easter holidays.
‘Spring and early summer are the best times to sell a property because it is when homes are looking at their best. Lovely sunny Spring Days are the perfect time to hold viewings and there is usually a seasonal hike in prices during spring, even taking into account the longer term trends. This means you are likely to get the best price for a property at this time of year and put yourself in a stronger position to make your move. If you are considering a new build home it is particularly worth looking around now for events and special offers from builders and developers who see Easter as a good time to clear unsold property. They make a special effort to sell right now and usually keep show homes at sites open so that you can visit with family members over the Easter break. We now have many new build homes with iProperty so why not take a look?’
That may sound like a lot of hard work, but you should still have time to enjoy a few Easter eggs. According the RICS homeowners now typically spend an average of 22 years at the same property, so it is worth putting in the time and effort now, to make your move.