Mackenzie Smith Online coverage

When you instruct an estate agent there are a few basics you expect; Accurate valuation and property market advice Clear and regular communication throughout the selling or letting process Professional presentation of your property to the widest possible audience Did you know 90% of people now start their property search online? As part of our… Read More


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Our analysis of data provided by the Land Registry shows that the average property sale price in GU postcodes has grown by more than 20% since the first quarter of 2013. Comparing data from the first quarter of 2013 and the figures from the third quarter of 2014 the average value of a property transaction… Read More


Fleet Pond, Hart District, by Chris Straker

Hart residents can delight in the district being named best place to live in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey for the 4th year in a row. Once again the survey places Hart in top position, scoring highly on many measures including residents’ health and well being, employment levels, education, low crime rates, good broadband,… Read More


Michael Clarke, MARLA, Lettings Director

What happened in 2014? The lettings market in 2014 continued to go from strength to strength. This was despite the rise in house prices in the middle of the year. We did see some landlords decide that the time was right to sell but there was an equal amount of new investment landlords looking to… Read More


Cresley Drive: Hook  – Prices from £325,000 Cresley Drive is an inspired collection of just 11 two and three bedroom houses, with many homes ready to move into. Just a short walk from Hook village centre and train station, these stunning properties are beautifully designed and are complete with carpets throughout and floor tiling to… Read More


HM Revenue & Customs

Will you save money in the stamp duty reform? The average house price in the South East (excluding London) is £346,803*, stamp duty was £10,404 and is now £7,340. A saving £3,064 on the average priced house! It has been commented that the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) system in the UK has been well… Read More


Avoid additional stress during the Christmas holidays if you are planning to sell in the New Year by preparing your home for sale now. Reach the Winter Peak. With presents to buy and wrap, food to prepare, and a busy schedule of visits to family and friends the last thing anyone needs is more stress… Read More


sell by christmas

If you are looking to sell your home early in 2015, time is of the essence when it comes to putting your house on the market. To get a head start on anyone not ready to make the most of the advantage, make sure your property is marketed before the festive break to reach peaking… Read More


If you are looking to sell by Christmas or early next year time is of the essence when it comes to putting your house on the market. With less than 75 days to Christmas, if you are hoping to sell this side of New Year you must seriously consider putting your house on the market… Read More