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News | 1st October 2020

Loo Rolls And Other Flying Objects

As we head for autumn and further Covid restrictions, Penny Wright of Sanderson Young assesses the state of the property market.

So many people are asking us about the property market at the moment. To provide some perspective, we often answer the question with a question. We ask, “Do you remember back in March, how loo rolls became difficult to find as they were flying off supermarket shelves?”

“It would be hard to forget,” most people reply.

So we say, “That’s what’s happened to property: houses are flying off our books.”

While the country was in lockdown, no one could envision what would happen to the property market next – including us. We couldn’t predict the strength of public demand for changes in surroundings and lifestyle. We couldn’t know how people would react to isolation, sudden changes in working practices and the resulting opportunity to commute less often but therefore further – providing the chance to buy a larger suburban or rural house and garden.

Now, after several months of the most extraordinary market most of us can remember, we have experienced the combined effects of the Covid and Brexit bounces, the relaxation of stamp duty and low-interest rates.

Many first and second-time buyers and sellers won’t remember the days when the market was on fire like this; when there were multiple offers on houses for sale, prices were spiralling upwards, and property was selling almost as soon as it came on to the market.

But we remember those days. We remember them very well. That is why we are highly experienced and skilled in dealing with this unexpectedly buoyant market.

For those thinking of buying before the end of the stamp duty reprieve, we recommend doing so now. Why? Because neither we nor anyone else, including the Chancellor, knows what’s going to happen next. Another national lockdown – if there were to be one – might only temporarily suppress this strong market and drive even more people to want to move. But big questions remain about the market in 2021.

High unemployment, a negative Brexit trade deal, tighter mortgage criteria and the end of the stamp duty relaxation, could turn off the tap that was so dramatically turned on in July.

Only time will tell. But in the meantime what we do know is that property is flying and we are here to help buyers and sellers fly with it.

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rare!

95 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

0191 223 3500

Open 9am - 4pm

Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm

Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm

Gosforth

95 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

0191 213 0033

Open 9am - 4pm

Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm

Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm

Sunday 10am - 3pm

Lettings

95 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AA

0191 223 3510

Open 9am - 4pm

Mon - Thur 9am - 6pm

Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 4pm

Sunday Closed

Ponteland

Coates Institute, Main Street, Ponteland, NE20 9NH

01661 823951

Open 10am - 3pm

Mon - Thur 9am - 5.30pm

Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 10am - 3pm

Sunday Closed

Alnwick

35 Bondgate Without, Alnwick, NE66 1PR

01665 600 170

Open 9am - 3pm

Mon - Thur 9am - 5.30pm

Fri 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 9am - 3pm

Sunday Closed

Mayfair

Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1U 3JT

0870 112 7099

Open Closed

Mon - Thur 9.30 – 5.30

Fri 9.30 – 5.30

Saturday Closed

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