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Just like the champions on the court, we aim high in everything we do!

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๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽพ Excitement is in the air as we gear up for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships! Just like the champions on the court, we aim high in everything we do. ๐ŸŽพ๐Ÿ 
Come and check out our Wimbledon-inspired window display and let us help you score your dream home! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, let, or rent, we’re here to serve an ace in your property journey. Contact us today and let’s make your property goals a grand slam!
We are a proud member of The Guild of Property Professionals, a unique network of 800+ Independent Estate Agents across the UK – We can promote your property far and wide thanks to our nationwide (and international) connections. If youโ€™d like to speak to a property expert, give us a call on 020 8971 6780 for a quick chat or visit our website for complimentary appraisal of your property: https://andrew-scott-robertson.pro-val.propertylogic.net

A quick look at the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey (May 2024)

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Every month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) releases its UK Residential Market Survey, providing valuable insights into the current state of the housing market nationwide.

This blog post is bought to you by our Chairman & Managing Director, John King, FRICS, who offers valuable insights from his experience here at andrew scott robertson in Wimbledon and South West London. He actively contributes his comments to the monthly survey for the London region.

KEY OUT TAKES FROM THE FULL RICS RESIDENTIAL MARKET SURVEY FOLLOWING END OF MAY RESULTS 2024

Residential Sales Market Insights

House prices

While there have been some reductions in asking prices due to a slowdown in viewings, confidence is returning to the market. This is driven by a reduction in the rate of inflation and stabilising mortgage rates, which are expected to strengthenย  market appeal in the coming months should we see as anticipated a reduction in the bank base rate.

New instructions

New sales instructions have increased for six consecutive months, indicating growing confidence among sellers. Market appraisals and listings have picked up, with a notable increase in new registrations in Wimbledon and surround.

New buyer enquiries

In London, we have experienced hesitancy due to the upcoming general election, With an anticipated reduction in interest rates this we expect will help encourage buyers

Agreed sales

The slowdown in the number of sales agreed in May bounced back in early Juneย  An increase in sales instructions has helped improve buyer confidence and this ย points to a potential higher sales activity over the coming months and beyond the election.

Lettings market

Tenant demand regained momentum, with rental prices having stalled while some increases have been at a more modest pace. Landlord instructions are stabilising, marking a shift from previous declines. The resilience in tenant demand highlights the continued strength and attractiveness of the rental market to investors.

For more from the RICS UK Monthly Residential Market survey, you can download and read more 2023/2024 reports here:ย https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/uk-residential-market-survey

Please feel free to reach out to us for personalised advice and assistance in this ever-evolving residential market.ย Find the right team for your needs here.

Regards,

John King,ย FRICS

Read the latest Property Market Report! Summer 2024

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Stay informed with our latest quarterly market report, providing essential insights into house prices, market trends and conditions, and our regional activity.

You can access this information right now via this convenient page turner here: https://pageturner.guildproperty.co.uk/2024-summer-report-london#1

Don’t miss out on the valuable information that can guide your decisions during your sale process this spring.

We are a proud member of The Guild of Property Professionals, a unique network of 800+ chosen Independent Estate Agents across the UK – We can promote your property far and wide thanks to our nationwide (and international) connections.

If youโ€™d like to speak to a property expert, give us a call on 020 8971 6780 for a quick chat or visit our website for a complimentary Property Valuation here:ย https://andrew-scott-robertson.pro-val.propertylogic.net

A quick look at the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey (March 2024)

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Every month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) releases its UK Residential Market Survey, providing valuable insights into the current state of the housing market nationwide.

This blog post is bought to you by our Chairman & Managing Director, John King, FRICS, who offers valuable insights from his experience here at andrew scott robertson in Wimbledon and South West London. He actively contributes his comments to the monthly survey for the London region.

KEY OUT TAKES FROM THE FULL RICS RESIDENTIAL MARKET SURVEY FOLLOWING END OF MARCH RESULTS 2024

Residential Sales Market Insights

House prices

Current housing stock levels have shown very little signs of improving just yet, ย when we had anticipated it would have been better earlier this year. As we move into the late spring market the position will now remain static for the coming months while vendors take more time in making up their minds whether to sell, while at the same time purchasers remain frustrated that the choice of houses within their price brackets remain limited. Buyer confidence has returned in greater numbers only the subdued uncertainty within the mortgage markets, do we see this confidence being questioned.

Overall, a house is a home, long-term objectives remain first and foremost in the minds of both buyers and sellers. Hopefully the late spring and warmer weather will help improve mindsets and unlock those difficult decisions that have held us back in making.

New instructions

March saw a sluggish increase in new property listings, (some properties returning to the market having been withdrawn late last year make up the numbers) in an attempt to achieve their prices. The result is that new buyers are entering the market for the first time and this has helped swell viewings numbers. A late spring market listing will help promote the qualities most properties offer this time of year.

New buyer enquiries

Buyer registrations are rising compared to the same period in the previous year, particularly here in London. However, asking price increases are not being observed by most buyers as the number of viewings to offers remains around one offer in ten viewings, with stamp duty costs being the principal consideration when making offers.

Agreed salesโ€จ

There’s an increase, the lower sector of the market picked up earlier this year and has help second-time and third-time buyers to move on as well. Chain sales do provide their own challenges.

Lettings market insights

โ€จTenant demand is seasonal and currently ambitious quoted rents are not attracting tenants unless the condition of the property is first class. Anything less is telling landlords that there is a growing resistance to increased rents.

However, despite these challenges, demand for rental properties remains strong, showcasing market resilience.

For more from the RICS UK Monthly Residential Market survey, you can download and read more 2023/2024 reports here:ย https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/uk-residential-market-survey

Please feel free to reach out to us for personalised advice and assistance in this ever-evolving real estate market.ย Find the right team for your needs here.

Regards,

John King,ย FRICS

FOR SALE: Investment Opportunity – Retail and Residential Property

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Read the latest Property Market Report!

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Stay informed with our latest quarterly market report, providing essential insights into house prices, market trends and conditions, and our regional activity.

You can access this information right now via this convenient page turner here:ย https://pageturner.guildproperty.co.uk/2024springreportlondon#1

Don’t miss out on the valuable information that can guide your decisions during your sale process this spring.

We are a proud member of The Guild of Property Professionals, a unique network of 800+ chosen Independent Estate Agents across the UK – We can promote your property far and wide thanks to our nationwide (and international) connections.

If youโ€™d like to speak to a property expert, give us a call on 020 8971 6780 for a quick chat or visit our website for a complimentary Property Valuation here:ย https://andrew-scott-robertson.pro-val.propertylogic.net

A quick look at the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey (February 2024)

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Every month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) releases its UK Residential Market Survey, providing valuable insights into the current state of the housing market nationwide.

This blog post is bought to you by our Chairman & Managing Director, John King, FRICS, who offers valuable insights from his experience here at andrew scott robertson in South West London ย He actively contributes his comments to the monthly survey for the London region.

KEY OUTTAKES FROM THE FULL RICS RESIDENTIAL MARKET SURVEY FOLLOWING END OF FEBRUARY RESULTS 2024

Residential Sales Market Insights

House prices are they going up or down?

The number of residential transactions has substantially increased since the start of the year although no signs of any price increases yet. Indications are that values have stabilised particularly noticeable in the outer suburbs of London. There remains cautious optimism. Falling mortgage rates and a realignment of buyer-seller expectations has contributed to increased market activity.

New instructions

Some vendors seeking to sell have been cautious in not exposing their properties to the market too soon. The process from thinking to sell and placing their property onto the market is a time consuming emotional wrench for most would be sellers. Itโ€™s a hand holding exercise for most of us agents when dealing with clients yet to make up their minds.

There’s been a noticeable surge in the number of appraisals giving more confidence to vendors in knowing that buyer registrations remain higher than this period last year. As a rule, spring instructions most often lead to more offers.

New buyer enquiries

However, despite this increased activity, there hasn’t been a corresponding rise in property values. New listings and buyer enquiries generate the most viewings during the first 3 weeks of coming to the market. Properties that linger on the market longer do often struggle as ambitious asking prices discourage potential purchasers in putting forward offers. Buyer registrations have increased with a number having increased their budgets, unable to find the right property.

Agreed sales

A significant increase in sales has occurredย  since the start of the year driven by more affordable mortgage offers especially in lower price regions ( ยฃ500k -ยฃ1m) with a natural flow into the middle sectors (ยฃ1.5m-ยฃ3.5m). This also suggests a growing number of buyers now consider that the cost ofย  stamp duty has aligned itself to vendors expectations.

Lettings market insights

Tenant demand that had seen a modest rise, over the previous quarter but has now subsided as tenants demand better amenities before paying asking rents. Meanwhile, the decline in the number of new landlords entering the market for the first time is beginning to turn as lower interest rates is attracting more interest from this sector. The stock market remains its main competitor.

For more from the RICS UK Monthly Residential Market survey, you can download and read more 2023/2024 reports here:ย https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/uk-residential-market-survey

Please feel free to reach out to us for personalised advice and assistance in this ever-evolving real estate market.ย Find the right team for your needs here.

Regards,

John King,ย FRICS

A quick look at the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey (January 2024)

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Every month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) releases its UK Residential Market Survey, providing valuable insights into the current state of the housing market nationwide.

This blog post is bought to you by our Chairman & Managing Director, John King, FRICS, who offers valuable insights from his experience here at andrew scott robertson in Wimbledon Village. He actively contributes his comments to the monthly survey for the London region.

KEY OUTTAKES FROM THE FULL RICS RESIDENTIAL MARKET SURVEY FOLLOWING END OF JANUARY RESULTS 2024

ย Residential Sales Market Insights

House prices
House demand has improved this year although, no real sign of any uplift in price growth yet.ย  ย London exhibited a more stable trend where reductions in asking prices brought about an increased number of viewings and in some quarters helped improve the selling price. Buyers are out there but agents flying a kite to test market appetite is less appealing resulting in fewer inspections.

There’s a notable resurgence of confidence as sensible pricing will attract buyers enabling sellers to move on. The economic cycle and stubborn inflation rate is partly offset with reduced mortgage rates. Key contributors to this uncertain market is that there are more buyers in the market prepared to wait suggesting that the market will start to gather momentum when the opportunity arise.

New instructions
Activity levels have started off strong surpassing expectations due to price reductions and heightened competition among buyers. New listings and buyer enquiries generate the most viewings, particularly during the first 2 weeks of listing. A rebound occurs when fewer offers are received and that is the time to communicate between parties to help bridge the price gap. Properties that linger on the market longer will struggle.

New buyer enquiries
There is a notable surge in buyer demand, fuelled by favourable mortgage rates.

Agreed Sales
The agreed sales indicator saw an improvement in January, with a net balance reading of +5% compared to the previous month. There is also optimism with expectations of increased sales activity over the next three months. .This positive trend will only slow ifย  confidence in our commercial markets start to fall away. Vendors be prepared to deal with property enquires before putting your property on to the market as delays in dealing with enquires before contract is prolonging the time it takes to exchange contracts. Along with searches the average time in selling is now beyond 20 weeks.

Lettings Market Insights
Tenant demand increased again in the last three months, however there’s a decline in new landlord instructions as landlords explore sales over rental. An imbalance between supply and demand is still expected to drive rental prices up over the coming months.

For more from the RICS UK Monthly Residential Market survey, you can download and read more 2023/2024 reports here:ย https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/uk-residential-market-survey

Please feel free to reach out to us for personalised advice and assistance in this ever-evolving real estate market.ย Find the right team for your needs here.

Regards,

John King,ย FRICS

A quick look at the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey (November 2023)

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Every month the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) releases its UK Residential Market Survey, shedding light on the current state of the housing market across the UK.

This blog post is brought to you by our Chairman & Managing Director, John King, FRICS, who offers valuable insights from his experience here at andrew scott robertson in Wimbledon Village. He actively contributes hiscomments to the monthly survey for the London region.

KEY OUTTAKES FROM THE FULL RICS RESIDENTIAL MARKET SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER

The latest insights from the November 2023 RICS UK Residential Survey suggest a positively optimistic outlook, supported by a slight easing in mortgage rates.

Sales Market Highlights

New Buyer Enquiries

Positive feedback on new buyer enquiries has been observed across all UK regions, and locally in London, best-in-class properties are still selling well, due to competitive mortgage rates heading below 5%. The net balance for new buyer enquiries in November stood at -14%, this figure is the least negative since April 2022 indicating a potential uplift.

Agreed Sales

The national net balance for agreed sales improved by 12%, signalling an increase in the volume of sales. The average time to finalise a sale has also improved slightly due in part due to an improvement in efficiency.

New Instructions

The flow of new instructions onto the market has remained low in both October and November. Respondents report that the number of market appraisals is still below the levels seen twelve months ago. In London, although experiencing a slowdown in transactions due to a lack of stock, there is a sense of encouragement among both buyers and vendors.

House Prices

The survey’s indicator of house price trends posted a net balance of -43% in November. While still demonstrating a downward trend, this figure represents an improvement from -61%, suggesting a moderation in the pace of house price declines, particularly in several UK regions.

Lettings Market Insights

Tenant Demand

Tenant demand remains positive, although slightly easing compared to previous quarters, this is a seasonal change for this time of year.

Landlord Instructions

Landlord instructions remain on a decline, posting a net balance of -18% in November. Despite this and the modest dip in tenant demand, the lettings market maintains resilient, with projected rental price growth, indicating an ongoing demand-supply dynamic.

For more from the RICS UK Monthly Residential Market survey, you can download and read more 2023 reports here:ย https://www.rics.org/news-insights/market-surveys/uk-residential-market-survey

Please feel free to reach out to us for personalised advice and assistance in this ever-evolving real estate market.

Regards,

John King,ย FRICS

Christmas in the Village 2023 – Sunday 3rd Dec 10am-5pm

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We are excited to share the details of the upcoming Christmas in the Village 2023, a magical event organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association. This festive family fun day, taking place on Sunday, 3rd December from 10 am to 5 pm, promises to be once again a delightful array of activities for all ages.

Christmas in the Village is a heartwarming celebration aimed at bringing the community together while supporting a local charity, Wimbledon Guild. Organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association, this event features a plethora of activities, ensuring a day filled with joy and festive spirit. And, we can’t wait to see you there!

Key Activities:

Santa’s Grotto (10 am โ€“ 4.30 pm): Santa will be welcoming children in his Grotto throughout the day, located at the heart of the Village outside The Dog & Fox (right next door to us!).

Christmas Market (10 am โ€“ 3 pm): Explore a festive market along the West section of the High Street, offering a selection of delectable food, drinks, and unique gifts.

Fairground Rides (10 am โ€“ 5 pm): Enjoy the thrill of fairground rides, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.

Special Activities for Children:

(to book activities, visit https://www.wimbledon-village.com/events/christmas-2023/)

  • Face Painting (10.30 am โ€“ 4.30 pm): We’re thrilled to sponsor and host the face painting festivities at our offices at 24 High Street. No pre-booking required โ€“ just show up and join the queue. Our talented artists can’t wait to add a splash of festive joy to your Christmas in the Village experience! We will also have other surprises in store for you – including one of our favourites the ‘guess the number of sweets inย the jar’ competition.
  • Storytime (10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am): Hosted by Wimbledon Babysitting at Day True at 19 High Street. Pre-book your child’s spot for a delightful storytelling session.
  • Pony Rides (10 am โ€“ 3 pm): Experience the joy of pony rides, you’ll find this exciting experience over in Masonโ€™s Yard, 34 High Street (next to the Village Surgery). No need to pre-book; please note that the ponies will take a short break during Santaโ€™s horseback parade from 1.30 pm to 2 pm.
  • Petting Farm (10.30 am โ€“ 2.30 pm): Visit the corner of Rushmere Green, just beyond the Christmas Market, for an unforgettable encounter with cute and cuddly animals from Deen City Farm. No pre-booking required โ€“ simply head over and enjoy this delightful experience.
  • Clay-Glo Forest Sensory Workshops (10.30 am, 11.15 am, 12 pm, 2 pm): Sponsored by Peacock & Co and hosted by The Coach House @ The Dog & Fox. Let your child’s creativity shine in this unique sensory workshop. You must pre-book this one!
  • Meet the Wimbledon Fire Brigade (11 am โ€“ 1 pm): Say hello to the wonderful and friendly firefighters and explore their engine parked at Haygarth Place, just off the High Street.
  • Ballet Taster Class (11.30 am): Hosted by The Village School of Dance, at Day True. Give your little ones the opportunity to experience a ballet taster class. Pre-book this before you miss out, booking is open now.
  • Balloon Twister Show (2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm): Sponsored and hosted by Wimbledon Homes at 38 High Street. Enjoy the magic of a balloon twister show by pre-booking your child’s spot.
  • Monkey Music Taster Session (2 pm, 2.40 pm): Hosted by Merton Monkey Music at Day True. Introduce your child to the joy of music with this taster session. Another that must be booked.
  • DDMix Fitness Dance Class (3.30 pm): Hosted by The Village School of Dance at Day True. Join in the dance fun with a fitness dance class for all ages.Places must be pre-booked.

Grand Finale: Tree Lights Switch-on and Carols (5 pm):ย Head on down to the Village War Memorial for a heartwarming carol singalong, accompanied by complimentary mince pies and mulled wine.

Stay Informed: For the latest updates on Christmas in the Village 2023, follow the organisers on social media:

Note: Certain activities require pre-booking. To reserve your spot and explore all pre-bookable activities, visit the official Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wimbledon-village-business-association-10043984155

Let’s come together and make Christmas in the Village 2023 a day to remember!

24 High Street,
Wimbledon Village,
London SW19 5DX

Tel: +44 (0)20 8971 6780
Fax: +44 (0)20 8946 3683