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Families looking for ‘the right home’ not deterred by end of stamp duty holiday

Wed 09 Jun 2021

The end of the stamp duty holiday this summer is showing no signs of dampening the enthusiasm of buyers to move house, says ehB Residential.

Office manager Clive Thompson was speaking against a backdrop of annual price rises of more than 10% nationally, sparked by a ‘race for space’ as families look for homes more suited to their changed priorities.

“The current enthusiasm to move has been described as a ‘once in a generation re-evaluation of housing requirements.’ People are after more living space, bigger gardens and room to work from home. Locations which weren’t convenient for commuting have opened up to them,” he said.

“The fact is, if your current property isn’t working for you this week, it still won’t be working for you in July, or August or September. People who have decided they want to move for all these reasons are getting on and doing it because they want to start their new life as soon as possible.

“From the outside it may seem as though some of these sales are being driven by the chance to save thousands on stamp duty. But the fact is, if that was the driving force, then why would people still be determined to move now when we are just weeks away from the end of the stamp duty holiday?” he asked.

“With holidays being more restricted, mainly in the UK and for shorter periods, we believe the market will remain busy and responsive to new instructions this summer.

“In our experience, it’s not about buyers keen to save money on stamp duty – it’s about them finding the right home for their family.”

If you’re thinking of selling, call 01926 881144 to arrange your no-obligation market appraisal

"Chris and the team at eHB have provided my wife and I with an amazing service. Given we are the other side of the world in Sydney, selling a house in the UK can be challenging/daunting. Chris made sure that the whole process was incredibly smooth. eHB provided us with sound advice, have been very efficient and quick to follow up any queries. We have also used eHB to rent the property for the last 7 years and it's been a great experience. The vetting and qualification process for both tenants and buyers has been sound. We have had amazing tenants and we had a great long list of potential buyers that were well qualified. Chris and the team got the house off the market in record time, for a great price. I would highly recommend eHB for both sale and rental. Thanks for your great efforts guys, it's been a pleasure working with you. Cheers."
Kevin and Lou

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We would like to take this opportunity to reassure all of our clients
- sellers, landlords, buyers and tenants that we are taking all reasonable
steps to protect the health of our clients and our team during the Covid -19
Outbreak. We are following the government and industry guidelines to estate
agents and lettings agents, and are conducting viewings and valuations in
person wearing suitable protection to include facemasks and gloves. We are
also available to offer virtual viewings and valuations should you require that
service. We would be happy to discuss these measures with you further should
you require any further information.
 
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