Are you nesting?
By Zumerset_Gal | Friday, September 17, 2010, 00:15
It's that time of year when all animals are looking to prepare their nest for autumn and let's face it, people are no different. A lot of people are making a move before winter sets in and ‘For Sale’ notices and ‘To Let’signs seems to be popping up like mushrooms. If you are looking for a house or a flat, there are a great deal of estate agents and financial advisors in Taunton ready to help you with that all important decision.
Taunton estate agents
Judging by statistics, there has been a fairly consistent market price in the area for the last two years, with the biggest difference in the higher end properties which have all come down price.
If you are new to house hunting the first thing to do is be practical about what you can afford and get your ducks in a row, it is easy to spot your dream house in the window only to be bitterly disappointed when it comes to the financial crunch.
Cooper Associates Ltd are just one of the local financial companies who offer an initial consultation with an independent mortgage advisor, without obligation.
Don’t forget If you are moving to a new home particularly if it is a new area for you, whether buying or renting, there are those extra expenses you need to factor in.
Check if you are looking at a Higher Council Tax band.
You may find insurance quotes for both your home and car will be different.
If you are leaving a rental property do you have to pay for a professional carpet cleaner like IC Services? It is often in the lease and if you don’t you could lose your deposit.
What are the fees, for estate agents or letting agents and solicitors?
If you are in the sellers market, Goodman & Lilley offer some sound advice on simple tips to make your property more attractive to a buyer. Richard Goodman is a Taunton man and knows the market extremely well.
You may need to spend a little to make a lot more and get a professional like N.D Maintenance Services in to tidy the place up and make sure the plumbing etc. is up to date. Or perhaps you need to put down a new carpet.
If you are a landlord and need to change your locks County Security are a family run local firm with 24hr service and no call out charge.
Perhaps you want to lease a property fully furnished, Calverts have the lot.
If you are buying or selling,here is a local house price guide over the last two years from Findaproperty.com
Average sold price
the TA1 area
- detached property £280,185 £295,487
- semi-detached £172,603 £192,207
- terraced £166,081 £165,336
- detached £275,816 £308,550
- semi-detached £179,051 £169,661
- terraced £152,565 £161,398
In the TA3 area
- detached £314,907
- semi-detached £214,307 £225,871
- terraced £201,562 £181,995
In the TA4 area
- detached £345,314 £359,648
- semi-detached £211,132 £227,718
- terraced £171,768 £195,564