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Named 'Medium Estate Agent of the Year' at the Negotiator Awards 2016-2017, our staff are committed to delivering the very best personal and professional approach to estate agency, ensuring a stress free move for you. Our dedicated Customer Contact Centre means you can get in touch to talk about your property sale with an experienced property professional much more easily.

We continually aim to innovate, inspire and re-build a positive attitude towards estate agency and this has been recognised by our 5 star Trustpilot rating that all Waterfords customers are invited to contribute to.

Housing Market

The beginning of the summer saw sales agreed sizzle up 7% on the same period last year, indicating that despite recent and ongoing political uncertainty in the UK, the housing market shows resilience. However, there is a fall of 0.4% of the price of property coming to market, the first monthly fall in 2017.

This has caused the annual increase of house prices to slow. However, prices are still up 1.3% on the same period in 2016 as the housing market remains strong and Waterfords buyer demand is up 14% on this time in 2016.

With buyer demand up and a continued shortage of housing, now is an opportune time to sell your home with your multi-award-winning local estate agent for a desirable asking price. If you are not thinking of moving, we are more than happy to offer a free market appraisal nonetheless.

1.8%

House price increase in South East

(on same period last year)

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Lettings Market

May and June saw progression in rental market activity, putting concerns about a go-slow in the buy-to-let sector to rest. The strongest performing region is currently the South East of England, with properties successfully let up by 31.4% on last year.

Factors including increasing house prices, buy-to-let mortgage tax changes and stamp duty changes mean that demand for decent rental property is high. Waterfords Lettings are advising all landlords to retain their properties to take advantage of the increased demand on rental stock.

Current stock levels for lettings are low in the Waterfords area, means that landlords who come to market will witness high interest in their properties. Waterfords have seen an increase of 15% of active tenants on their database in recent months. With such demand, now is the opportune time to talk to our team about your letting options.

31.4%

Rental price increase in South East

(on same period last year)

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Interest Rates & Mortgages

Lending levels have grown strongly in recent years, yet there is concern about the threat of inflation rising in the coming months. The main unease is around those referred to as ‘mortgage prisoners’, who despite having missed no payments on their loan, don’t qualify for a lower rate due to failing stricter lender affordability checks.

You may say that lenders are being overcautious but rising inflation could put some homeowners’ finances under strain. When interest rates rise from recent record low rates, the ability to pay may come under pressure. As long as the base rate climbs slowly and homeowners seek the advice of an independent broker, borrowers’ can feel confident about their mortgage situation.

Waterfords can put you in touch with their trusted independent mortgage broker who has access to daily updated mortgage rate data. These brokers have the experience, connections and technology to assess your financial situation and compare the different mortgage products and deals available and recommend a loan option that's right for you.

Independent brokers can access many deals under 1%*

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