Market Trends January 2020

7th January 2020

So, another election has passed. 


And with years of Brexit uncertainty finally behind us, this can only mean good news for the property market. Wherever you stand politically, this is the time to move forward with your plans. 


Hope for first-time buyers

Those with resolutions to get on the property ladder should feel positive this year. Undoubtedly, there’s reason to believe that 2020 will bring a wealth of possibilities for first-time buyers. 


Although the government is planning to end the Help to Buy scheme in 2023, they’ve said they’ll look at other ways to support ownership afterwards. This would include introducing “lifetime” fixed-rate mortgages to help renters get on the property ladder. 


The government has also promised to build one million more homes during the next parliament - so watch this space. What’s more, mortgage rates are still very low and there are some incredible five-year fixed rates available; these are for home purchase and buy to let. 


Sellers should price sensibly

2020 could also be an exciting time for sellers. In fact, we’ve already seen an upturn in enquiries since Friday 13th December.

Clearly, the appetite to buy is there. And, as long as you price sensibly, buyers do seem to be making their decisions quickly.



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But if you’re worried about pricing your property accurately, don’t be. Just book an appointment and one of our experts can give you a free market appraisal. And if you’re looking for some more advice, we’ve written a guide on how to increase the value of your property and offered 5 tips to prepare for the 2020 property market

 

More security for tenants 


The end of Brexit uncertainty should also give tenants and landlords some valuable reassurance. 


The government’s manifesto contains a commitment to abolish “no-fault evictions”. Essentially, this will give good tenants more security whilst renting. And for landlords, they’ll have enhanced powers to recover their property, e.g. on non-payment of rent or if they decide to sell the property.


Whatever your political views may be, the election feels like the end of something - and the start of something new. 


So whether you’re buying, selling or letting, this is the year to move forward with some confidence. 

Testimonials

  • Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...

    Ms Schulte Bear Road

  • The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...

    Mr Vernon Woodingdean

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.

    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • Very helpful and patient team.

    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice. 

    Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue

  • Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...

    Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways

  • In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...

    Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean

  • Very thorough & very informative.

    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • Thank you for everything!

    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.

    Ms A King Balfour Road

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"

    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller Road

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team. 

    Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

  • Paula is amazing!

    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.

    Mrs Porter Taunton Road

  • Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.

    Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road

  • Excellent Service from start to finish.

    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...

    Ms Lyons Woodingdean

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.

    Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road

  • Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.

    Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road

  • Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!

    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...

    Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road

  • Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!

    Mr Witten Lewes Road

  • First class service from a first class team.

    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

  • Thanks for an excellent service. 

    Mr King Hove

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again. 

    Mr White Fiveways

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road

  • Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.

    Mr Wells Bishops Road

  • Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.

    Ms Frederick Channel View Road

  • Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.

    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

  • Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...

    Mr Lavender Fiveways

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.

    Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services

  • Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...

    Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street

  • It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...

    Mr McLagan Lewes Road

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.

    Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens

  • Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!

    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

    Mr Beddington Brading Road

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road

  • Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!

    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

  • Already recommended you! Thank you.

    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!

    Mr Brown Titian Road

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.

    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.

    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.

    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

  • Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...

    Ms Warren Hove

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton Road

  • Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...

    Mrs O'Connor Hove

  • First class service. Friendly and professional.

    Mr Thorne The Avenue

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

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