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A New Edition of Life Magazine Is Now Available

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Take a look at the latest edition of Life Magazine.  There are some great features including ‘Creating A Spring Inspired  Home’ and ‘Bucket-List Six’ which highlights some of the world’s most exotic locations, ideal reading if you have yet to book a holiday this year.

Click on the link to view Life Magazine

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE IS BACK

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We are delighted to be part of Christmas In The Village which returns this year on Sunday 5th December.  The days promises to be full of festive fun, food, shopping and  activities for the whole family.  Santa will be arriving on horseback and the day will end with carols around the Christmas tree.

We will have face painting in our office at 24 High Street from 10.30 – 4.30 p.m. and we will also be doing a treasure hunt for all the family and a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar.

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE DAY….


10 am – 4.30 pm: Santa’s Grotto. No need to book. Just turn up and queue to visit Santa. You’ll find him at the heart of the Village outside The Dog & Fox, 24 High Street


10 am – 3 pm: Christmas Market. A selection of festive food, drink and gifts stalls along the West section of the High Street.


10 am – 5 pm: Fairground Rides


10.30 am – 4.30 pm: Face Painting. No need to pre-book, just turn up and queue on the day. Hosted by Andrew Scott Robertson, 24 High Street


10.30 am – 11 am: FREE Christmas Crafting Workshop for 5 – 11 year olds with Mind The Education at The Coach House, Dog & Fox, 24 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the red link to reserve your spot.


11.15 am – 11.45 am: FREE Christmas Crafting Workshop for 5 – 11 year olds with with Mind The Education at The Coach House, Dog & Fox, 24 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the red link to reserve your spot.


10.3011 & 11.30 am: FREE Storytime with Wimbledon Babysitting at Day True, 19 High Street. Each session lasts for approximately 20 minutes. The first two storytime sessions are appropriate for 0-4 years old while the final session is for 4-8 year olds. This activity MUST be pre-booked. Click on the time of your preferred session to reserve your spot via Eventbrite.


12.30 pm: FREE 30 minute Ballet Taster Class for 3-6 year olds with The Village School of Dance at Day True, 19 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the red link to reserve your spot.


1 pm – 4.15 pm: Balloon Modelling, sponsored by Peacock & Co, at The Coach House, Dog & Fox. Show times 2 pm and 3 pm. Click on your preferred show time to pre-book your spot via Eventbrite.


1.30 pm: Santa’s Horseback Parade. Gather outside The Dog & Fox next to Wimbledon Village Stables for a chance to see Santa and his Elves arrive on horseback and parade up and down the High Street.


2 pm & 2.40 pmFREE Monkey Music Taster Session, at Day True, 19 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked. Click on the time of your preferred session to reserve your spot via Eventbrite.


3.30 pm: FREE 30 minute Modern & Jazz Taster Class for 5-8 year olds with The Village School of Dance at Day True, 19 High Street. This session MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the red link to reserve your spot.


5 pm: Switching on the lights and singalong carols with complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. Held at The Village War Memorial.

VIEW OUR LATEST MARKET REPORT

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There is little sign of any significant lull in housing market activity as final restrictions ease. Demand from home buyers continues to exceed available homes to buy.

Jubilant June

Across the UK, nearly 200,000 sales took place in June, the highest monthly total ever recorded (HMRC), with mortgage lending hitting an eyewatering £43.8 billion, over twice the monthly average of the five years from 2015 to 2019.

Consumer confidence

Rising above its pre-pandemic levels (GfK), consumer confidence buoyed by the final easing of many restrictions in all parts of the UK. UK inflation slowed to 2% in July 2021, but economists suspect this is a blip and the Bank of England forecasts that inflation will head towards 4% by the end of the year.

Search for space

What’s more, the search for space continues to drive many buying decisions. As businesses adopt more flexible ways of working, blended working patterns are set to become the norm for many, and personal wellbeing has shot up
the agenda.

Read our latest Autumn Report here >>Autumn Regional Market Report London

Coronavirus Update – Second Lockdown

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Following the Government?s latest announcement of a Second Lockdown in England, commencing on Thurs 5th November, we want to assure you that if you are buying, selling, letting or renting with us we will continue to operate with the health and safety of our customers and colleagues as our first priority.

During the Second Lockdown homeowners will be able to move, removal firms and estate agents can operate and tradespeople will be able to enter homes.

Therefore our sales and lettings operations will continue as we have done in recent months; all our normal lines of communication remain open and we will be available as normal via phone and/or email.

We ask that if you do require to visit our branch office that you please call to make an appointment

TRAVEL AGENTS’ WOES ARE ESTATE AGENTS’ BLESSINGS ?.

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By Stephen Parsons MNAEA, Director of Residential

As more and more of our favourite holiday destination sadly become subject to quarantine restrictions, those who had planned to start marketing their houses in the Autumn, seem to be bringing their plans forward. This combined with the delayed Spring market and the stamp duty holiday, has meant that we have seen a great deal more activity than we would otherwise have expected at this time of year, indeed Rightmove reported recently the highest number of sales in a month in July. This is an increase of 20% on the previous high, with a value of ?37 billion of transactions.

In Wimbledon, we have seen that buyers are registering at a rate some 25% above what we would normally have expected for the time of year and whilst we may all be pleased for the respite from the recent heatwave, we see no end to buyers? appetite for the new stock that we have been putting on the market. The family house market between ?1,000,000 to ?2,500,000 has been particularly buoyant and the strong demand means that we have all but sold out of the stock that we need to satisfy demand.

Reports of an exodus to more rural parts of the country are not exaggerated, but whilst we see families happily heading to Devon, Cornwall and other more rural areas, we are benefiting from an influx ?of buyers from Central London and overseas. Indeed the latest weekly ?sales agreed? figures for the area from Rightmove are up by 60% compared to the same week in 2019.

If you are currently trying to sell your home or considering marketing it in the coming weeks, then we would love to have the opportunity to chat to you and arrange either a virtual or physical valuation to help to get you on the move! Please click Here

If you would?like to know more about how we are dealing with our work post lockdown or to get?more information on the property market in general and some of the fantastic buyers that we have registered, then please contact me direct at sparsons@as-r.co.uk or call me on 0208 971 6780 so that we can see how we can help you.

 

Agents Fees – What Are You Paying For ?

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By Stephen N.D. Parsons MNAEA
Director of Residential

When negotiating fees to sell your property, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that all agents do the same thing and therefore must all be the same, or be worth the same fee.

Finding the right buyer at the best possible price, is indeed a skill and requires determination and the ability to negotiate in a way that sees your client?s interests exceeded, whilst keeping the buyer encouraged that they are buying a property on fair terms, but the sale process does not end there!

The process of delivering a sale from the day it is agreed to the day that contracts exchange, is arguably as important as agreeing the sale price, though its importance is often under estimated or simply not appreciated at the outset of marketing or when agreeing terms with your estate agent.

At andrew scott robertson we have a team of highly experienced sales negotiators that understand the need to set up a sale properly, so that there is firm expectation on the buyer to perform speedily from the outset and not to renege on the originally agreed sale price.

We are delighted to have just exchanged contracts on a wonderful house in Kenilworth Avenue. Both buyer and seller are thrilled with the outcome and an expeditious exchange of contracts with the help of two excellent firms of local solicitors meant that we were able to exchange contracts in fifteen working days from when the sale was agreed!

If you would like to know more about the difference that andrew scott robertson could make to the sale of your property, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

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