Confidence is returning to the housing market, thanks to a combination of the fallout from the Brexit vote settling down, a good response to the Bank of England’s cut in interest rates and, outside London at least, prices being on the rise again.
In fact, Hertfordshire’s estate agents are buoyant about the current market. Open Estates specialises in properties in Borehamwood and Radlett and Property Management Executive Matthew Negus has noticed a distinct upturn in the market. “With the quiet of the summer holidays over and the dust settling after the Brexit vote, we are seeing an increase in interest from buyers at all levels. This, coupled with interest rates at record lows, means now could be the best time to look for your perfect home this year.”
Autumn months of September and October are a good time of year to be house hunting. The summer holidays are over and people begin thinking about what they’d like their next step to be, which means the housing market will be a lot busier. Most people try to move home before Christmas so it can be a busy time of year for both estate agents and removal companies.
As for the practicalities of moving at this time of year, with a few precautions, it’ll be almost as straightforward as moving in the spring or summer. The main hurdles you’re likely to have to get over are the fact that it begins to get dark earlier, and the greater likelihood of rain.
The most likely scenario is that by the time you and the removal van arrive at your new house, it’ll be the afternoon, and by the time you finish, it will be getting darker. To ensure that your removal men will be able to do an efficient job when the dusk falls is to make sure you arrive at the new property in good time and check that all the lights are working properly. If there are bulbs that aren’t working (or missing), you’ll have enough time to get to the shops to replace them before you need them.
If the weather is wet on the day, put plenty of mats, flattened cardboard or old blankets on the floor in the hallway and by the front door to protect your floors and carpets as much as possible from muddy feet. If it’s raining heavily, ask the removal men to work in two teams – one working inside the house to bring the boxes and furniture to the front door; the other working outside, picking them and putting them on the van. In this way, you’ll be able to keep the majority of water outside not inside. Though you may need to make lots of extra cups of tea and save the best biscuits for the team toiling in the cold and wet!
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