Stephen Tetlow, Manager and Sales Director Hartley Whitney Estate Agents

Following yet another successful year selling many homes both here in Hartley Wintney and the surrounding villages, my thoughts quite naturally are now turning to the housing market during the coming year. Without doubt, the changes to ‘stamp duty’ recently announced by the chancellor haven’t yet had the opportunity of being fully appreciated and in my… Read More

Mackenzie Smith Property Lettings and Management has gone from strength to strength in 2014. The portfolio of property we are letting and managing continues to grow even though the lettings market was significantly affected by the sharp rise in house prices in the middle of the year which led to some interesting results. Due to… Read More

  The recent stability in the housing market has enabled Developers to buy land with the confidence that their projected resale values for the finished homes are achievable. The Governments ‘Help to Buy’ scheme has also proved popular with prospective home buyers and aided New Homes sales for those sites that have registered for the… Read More

Market Comment from Ash Vale

Spring has finally kicked off, the poor weather is now hopefully behind us and now the temperature is also hotting up in the housing market with the Ash Vale office having one of the busiest Aprils in recent memory. The sections of the market which seems to be experiencing the most activity are the price ranges between 200k-300k and 300-350k.… Read More

Having just read the headline ‘ The UK property market is likely to be even more depressed in 2012 that it was in 2011’ it has reminded me of the fact that commenting on the future housing market can be a risky business. Whilst opinions will invariably vary, the reality in my view is that… Read More

After carrying out several valuations recently I have been interested to hear potential sellers thoughts and comments on the local housing market especially relating to the time of year we approaching.  Many of these homeowners have mentioned that fact that with exam time coming up for families with children and also the school summer holidays fast approaching it is probably not… Read More

The onset of the spring moving season generally leads to more ambitious pricing of properties coming to market, however, this February’s 4.1% (£9,192) increase is the highest monthly rise Rightmove has recorded since April 2002, a surprisingly strong uplift given the challenging economic environment. In part this is fuelled by the cash-rich sectors of the… Read More

Opening our first office on the 1st February 1992 in Fleet the Company has experienced some very different market conditions in the housing market over the last 20 years. When we opened in February 1992 the housing market was in the grip of another downturn but with very different characteristics to those of today. There… Read More

Making predictions is becoming more and more difficult. I recall in December 2008 (easily the worst year in our industry in living memory) thinking that 2009 was probably going to be a tough year. It turned out to be one of the best for Mackenzie Smith for many years. Hindsight is of course a luxury… Read More