Weekly Update 28th July 2015

I have covered the area for 22 years now and I have experienced three property booms, however Shirley certainly seems to be “a hot potato” at the moment.

A combination of the stamp duty alteration, school catchment adjustment, Ofsted reports and Park Gate are certainly fuelling the desire for people wanting to move within or to Shirley.

Smart Homes experienced another superb week again instructing 18 new homes for sale and agreeing 9 sales with a further 14 offers pending!!

Lettings continues to grow at speed, congratulations to the team for securing another landlord with 11 properties. This landlord had been using a local corporate agent to manage his portfolio, but after experiencing the superior customer service of smart homes he decided to move his complete portfolio to our management centre.

According to Price Waterhouse Coopers the forecast for the lettings market remains optimistic for investors suggesting that half of all under 40s will be tenants by 2025 taking the total to 7.2 million.

For selling, buying or letting please remember our Shirley and Dickens Heath offices are open 7 days a week 9 till 6 Monday- Friday, 9 till 5 Saturday and 10 till 2 Sunday for both sales and lettings and our web sites; www.smart-homes.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk and www.onthemarket.com are updated every week day. If you require a free market appraisal on your property for either rental or sale please contact 0121 744 4144 where we would be
delighted to discuss the service that Smart Homes has to offer, which in our view is second to none.

Make the Smart Move…

Jamie Smart & Sarah Jenkins
Co Directors