Tue 03 Jul 2018
The combination of the glorious heatwave and the World Cup have been, not really surprisingly, proving a more attractive proposition to property hunters than looking for their new home.
But while that can be frustrating for people trying to sell (and estate agents keen to show them around) it does mean that non-football fans and those who don’t want to lie and frazzle in the garden have a competitive advantage over their fellow buyers.
While houses with gardens (who wouldn’t want one when the mercury hits 30 degrees?) are remaining popular hunting grounds, apartments are seeing fewer viewings – although the moment the temperatures dip the apartment market is likely to pick up.
ehB office manager Clive Thompson explained: “It’s something all of us do. The moment the sun comes out in our rain spattered country we want to race into the garden, forgetting that for much of the year it is either not used or requires a good deal of maintenance.
“Of course, for city dwelling Europeans, living in a house is an alien culture. Everyone has an apartment and they share outdoor space with their neighbours. We’re so unused to an extended period of heat that we go a bit bonkers when the sun comes out.
“So now could actually be a good time to look for an apartment – and possibly bag a bargain before the sun worshippers wise up to the lack of competition. It may be an unusual way of looking at it. But we like to think out of the box here at ehB.”
"After viewing our perfect house with ehB we put our house on the market with them and it was sold within 24 hours and they helped us secure our lovely new home.Â ehB were competitive with their quote for selling our property and they ensured a seamless transaction enabling the chain to complete in less than 8 weeks - far quicker than we ever imagined.Â We would like to thank the fantastic team at ehB for all that they did to help us."