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Autumn Market Comments 2014

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Mon 13 Oct 2014

Autumn Market Comments 2014

Well that was some summer! Great weather and an extremely vibrant local property market. We had a tremendously successful summer with a large volume of sales. Trends continue to show a healthy number of applicants either wanting to retire to Brixham or purchase a holiday home. We are also now seeing more locals move within Brixham itself...perhaps the most activity for seven or eight years.

The market is still price sensitive and there is no hint of some of the price increases that London and the South East have experienced over the last eighteen months. Instead we have seen strong trading at sensible and reasonable prices with more and more vendors achieving nearer their asking prices. That was not the case in 2013 and consequently 2014 has to date been a more equal market between vendors and purchasers.

The new mortgage/lending criteria introduced in April has certainly kept in check any boom in price levels. We have had direct experience of some of our clients finding the new criteria limiting their aspirations. However, autumn has arrived and the market remains strong. Stock levels remain good and this is another factor that holds pricing at a stable pace. We expect a good October/November period and are very confident that Brixham will remain a choice destination.

Boyce Brixham Covid-19 Information Regarding Viewings and Valuations

Following the latest change in government guidelines. Our Director Mark Boyce has the following message about the New Procedures and Strict Guidelines we will be following to ensure the safety and well being of our Staff, Clients and potential buyers.

"Welcome Back!As you are probably aware The Government has now lifted restrictions on Valuations & property viewings and we are now ready to safely organise these for you in line with Government and Health England guidelines. You will see links here to both The Government Guidelines and The Guild ‘Safe as houses’ Protocol (Links below). We strongly suggest that you read these prior to making appointments for valuations or viewings so that you are aware of the responsibilities that both you and ourselves must undertake.

We are talking with our vendors and many will accept viewings from now but some naturally prefer to still avoid viewings (especially if they are vulnerable or self-isolating). We have been working effectively from home but from Monday 18th May we will be operating from our offices again but urge you to call or send an email rather than visit the offices. We will only be permitted to allow into the office one person at any one time so calling or emailing may save you waiting in the street!

As before all calls for Sales will be answered on 01803 852736. Lettings can be contacted by email on"

Government Guidelines Document:

Guild "Safe as Houses" Protocol:,79S5,AD1RC,S5AY,1

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