The UK’s long hot summer shows no signs of breaking. And neither does the current slowdown in UK house prices. The latest news from the Halifax’s monthly house price index reveals that house prices remain “broadly flat”.
While that isn’t great news if you’re a seller, it does put much more power in the hands of any buyer.
In fact, summer has to be the very best time to bag a bargain if you’re in the market for a home move.
Holiday period can be a smart time to buy
Received wisdom is that July and August are not the best months to put a property on the market. Too many people are on holiday or wrapped up in entertaining their holidaying kids, meaning getting viewers through the door is instantly tougher.
However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of properties already up for sale. And any buyer with the time, the finances in place and the will to make a deal happen is ideally positioned to take advantage of the summer slump.
As usual, the best advice is to ensure your mortgage, if you need one, is in place before you make any offer on a get-able property.
Homeward Legal can help you make your move
Similarly, you should instruct a conveyancing solicitor once you’ve identified the home you intend to make an offer on. Homeward Legal’s team are ready and waiting to help get your conveyancing underway seven days a week, and our conveyancing solicitors can get to work instantly on your purchase.
Sure, you could put househunting on the back burner until September, preferring to spend your free time soaking up the rare rays we’re currently enjoying. But the smart homemover will know there are great property deals out there just ready to be signed, sealed and delivered.
You can be one of them with Homeward Legal’s help. Start your summer journey to a new home with an instant, no-obligation quote or call us now on 0800 038 6699.