June proved to the best sales month for Mackenzie Smith for over five years which of course we are very pleased. A great deal of hard work has gone into this with the entire team of Mackenzie Smith contributing. July has always proved to be a strong sales month and we see no reason why… Read More


The latest news is that Home Information Packs are no longer required to begin marketing a home for sale. There is still a requirement for an Energy Performance Certificate however; this is not needed to start with and can be included following the marketing launch. Accurate pricing is still essential as buyers are well aware… Read More


The market has really started to move following the Easter break. The Bank of England has held rates (again) and the general view is that they are likley to remain at current levels for the remainder of the year which means that we are probably going to experience fairly stable conditions. There is evidence of… Read More


Stamp Duty Budget Announcement The budget statement provides for a stamp duty exemption on properties with a value of up to £250,000 from midnight 24th March for a period of 2 years. This will only apply to first time buyers. This is to be welcomed as the previous adjustment on properties up to £175,000 was… Read More


The North Hampshire market has really started to move with more buyers deciding that investing in property in Fleet, Farnborough, Ash Vale, Hartley Wintney and Hook areas is a better bet that renting. Despite difficulties with banks lending money for home purchases there has been some improvement in the % required bringing more buyers into… Read More


The weather got in the way of a busy start but as I see it the market has kicked off in a similar manner to last year. However, last year many buyers had taken the decision to find a buyer for their own home before looking meaning they were in a position to purchase as… Read More


The market has started to quieten with Christmas around the corner. As ever there is speculation about what the market might bring in the New Year. The market has recovered from the low point of 2008 with values improving as much as 10% during 2009 driven by the lack of stock and cheaper money. The… Read More


The market remains busy although fewer people making plans at this time of year. However, these buyers are serious and we are selling all types of property throughout our area. Values have risen this year as a result of the shortage of property to buy and we expect this to continue into the New Year.… Read More


October is traditionally a good month to sell and this month the market has continued from where September left off. Plenty of viewing activity from purchasers throughout the area resulting in offers being received. However, a word of caution. There is some evidence of either Agents or Vendors pushing values beyond the level Buyers are… Read More


September is traditionally a month which sees activity building up as a result of buyers needing to make decisions with the aim of moving into their new home before the year end. This period represents a good time for Vendors thinking about selling to achieve the same aim. Early indications are that more property is… Read More