Has only been just over three weeks and we have a buyer, and one thats offered us just a few thousand under asking price. So please please please do not give up if you are tring to sell right now, or have tried without much luck last year.
There is a real postive feel in housing market right now, if anything there is a massive shortage which will not improve soon, which is great news for those investing in property.
Thought I would share the good news, especially to all the doom and gloom merchants suggesting that I should knock 20% or more off the asking price (:
Jane are you really that naive and inexperienced that you are celebrating and crowing because you've accepted an offer?
It will probably work out, but many, many don't. Particularly in the current housing market. Our neighbours have accepted three offers near asking price since going on the market 6m ago. ALL 3 have fallen through due to the buyers not being able to get a mortgage (surveyor valued under offer price on last one). Not sure why you are trying to pretend that it is buoyant, when any idiot can see that it's not (whether you think that is a good or bad thing).
You might be lucky. But you are not representative of the housing market in your area alone. Have you looked at land registry sold prices?
I have to assume 'jane' is an industry plant- no-one else is that concerned about 'buoyant markets'.
We went almost to completion last year, pulled out due to all sorts of issues, mainly flooding, but the poor buyer had been on the market for 10 mo, still on now, and loads more properties in the same area are just not shifting at all.
Noddy...you were such a help to me - whether you realise it or not - in 2011 when we were selling/buying. So a belated thank you from me. Cuddy...hope things get moving for you soon. I also live in an area where property does seems to be selling BUT I actually realise that this is just not the case in the rest of the Uk or indeed globally. I don't assume that it means a housing market recovery is in the way!!
cuddymum- I agree. Round where I live in the part of town where traditionally property has sold very quickly there are lots of properties sitting their for months or going SSTC and then back on again. There is a house on my street that has been under offer twice. In fact the only houses selling round here are going for less than 2007 prices. We reckon that to sell ours we need to market it at 15k less than we paid for it and will probably get an offer at 25k less than we paid. That is if we are lucky.