Tuesday January 30, 2024
Dominique Oliviero, Residential Property, AFG LAW
For most of us, a month down the line Christmas is now a dim and distant memory. Whilst we appreciate that we are barely through the door of 2024, at this time of year many people are already thinking about that all important location for their Christmas tree this year…….maybe in a beautiful new house?
Dominique Oliviero, Residential Property, gives her top tips on ensuring that if it’s time for a new space for your Christmas tree this year, there’s no time like the present.
It is no surprise that estate agents usually see an increase in properties being listed on the market or requests for viewing appointments at the start of each year – and it is easy to see why the festive season is often a trigger for this.
In addition, mortgage rates have also now started to come down, making the prospect of buying your first home or moving to your dream home even more achievable. This is the perfect time to take those first steps towards your next chapter.
If you are thinking of selling a property this year now is the time to list. Estate agents are reporting pent-up demand for properties and many who may have been reluctant to make an offer on a new property in 2023 are now ready in light of falling mortgage rates and an overall desire to wait no longer.
The conveyancing process can now take approximately 12 to 16 weeks from you first contacting your solicitor to ask that they act for you in your sale/purchase, to you finally collecting the keys to your new dream home. If you start the process now, you will be settled in your new home by Spring, ready for a summer enjoying your new place and plenty of time to plan for Christmas 2024.
If you are looking to move home this year, please contact us to discuss what is involved and what you can expect throughout the experience. At AFG Law your best interests are always our priority. Whilst we appreciate that you want the transaction to proceed as quickly as possible, we ensure that the job is done properly and that you are protected at all stages. We will work with you to meet all your expectations and will keep you updated along the way.
We would be happy to provide you with a quote for our fees and a full explanation of what steps are involved and what checks and searches we make against your new property to ensure a very merry Christmas 2024!