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Dec 8, 2023

Great Missenden Christmas Market 2023

Than annual Great Missenden Christmas Market took place on November 27th and we were excited to be a part of it again this year. The buzz at the market and environment at Jeremy Swan Estate Agents was nothing short of electric. As our doors swung open, welcoming clients, friends, and market goers, the air filled with the aroma of mulled wine, setting the perfect festive tone. Laughter and chatter reverberated throughout the office as children indulged in whimsical face painting while adults mingled, savouring the warmth of the season. A highlight we were pleased to put on for everyone was the 360 camera booth, capturing the magic of the event and ensuring unforgettable memories for all. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and being able to gift our community a fun 360 video to take away along with a Jeremy Swan goody bag. Joy, community, and the spirit of the holidays rung through Great Missenden High Street and the whole team enjoyed welcoming everyone to the office and kicking off the festive season!

Dec 4, 2023

What will happen to house prices in 2024?

'The housing market this year has been better than many predicted, with lower-than-expected falls in asking prices, and good levels of demand from home-buyers for the right-priced homes. However, rising mortgage and interest rates have stretched the affordability of many people planning to move. Our forecast a year ago was that average new seller asking prices would drop by 2% in 2023, and prices are currently 1.3% lower year-on-year. The average asking price of a home in Great Britain is now just above £362,000.' To read the rest of this article please visit the following link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/house-price-forecast-2024/

Nov 27, 2023

Leasehold and Freehold Bill starts progress through UK Parliament

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove, MP has stated it should be law by the time of the next General Election. It is clear now to the UK Government that the leasehold system is unfair and outdated, and liberating leaseholders forms a vital part of their long-term plan for housing and will deliver significant new rights and protections, slash unfair costs and crack down on exploitation. Read the rest of this article from Propertymark by visiting the following link: https://www.propertymark.co.uk/resource/leasehold-and-freehold-bill-starts-progress-through-uk-parliament.html

Nov 20, 2023

What’s happened in the housing market this month?

With a lot of talk about interest and mortgage rates in the news, it can be very confusing trying to navigate what the current property market is doing. So we wanted to share with you an article from Rightmove, in order to gauge a better understanding, visit the link below to see what they have to say about what the current market is doing and the trends that they are able to identify. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/housing-market-whats-happened-nov23/ Please take a look at November's Mid-Monthly News Vlog by visiting our YouTube, social media or the Community section of our website to hear an update on the market from Jeremy Swan.

Nov 20, 2023

Mid-Monthly News November 2023

The second of our Mid-Monthly News Vlogs is here! This month we take a visit to Great Missenden C of E School to meet the wonderful Isabella, Isreal and Mr Hall who give us a tour of the sporting facilities at Great Missenden C of E Combined that we have helped to sponsor. Rachael brings you news on our plans for the annual Great Missenden Christmas Market and we have our usual property insights and market update, this month with Jeremy and Julie. ✨ Your Local Agent - Local, Expert Knowledge.

Nov 20, 2023

Mid-Monthly News October 2023

The Jeremy Swan Estate Agents team is excited to share with you our first update-packed vlog to keep you in the loop with local and property news. In this month’s edition: Market Insights: Dive into the property market trends with Jeremy – each month we’ll be taking a look at the latest data to keep you informed about the current market. Property Updates: Sneak peeks into our stunning new listings and must-see homes on the market with Julie and Rachael. Community News: Discover what’s happening in our beloved community, from events to local initiatives and how we are currently getting involved. Your Local Agent - Local, Expert Knowledge. #JeremySwanEstateAgents #GreatMissenden #PropertyUpdates #CommunityNews #LoveGreatMissenden #propertyvlog

Nov 13, 2023

Heat pump grant rises to £7,500

In September 2023, the government announced additional help for home-owners looking to switch to a low-carbon heating system, confirming that heat pump grants in England and Wales would rise to £7,500 from, 23 October. In Scotland, home-owners were already able to claim up to £7,500 towards a installing a heat pump. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme has been running since 2022, and home-owners installing heat pumps were able to claim £5,000 towards the cost of an air source heat pump, and £6,000 towards the cost of a ground source heat pump. However, the grant amount has now increased to £7,500, which can be claimed against either an air source or a ground source heat pump.  You can read more about heat pumps here, and also find out the difference between air source and ground source versions. To read how to claim, a beginners' guide to heat pumps and the rest of this article from Rightmove visit: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/boiler-upgrade-scheme-heat-pump-update/

Nov 6, 2023

Interest rates held at 5.25%

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced it will hold the Base Rate at 5.25% again this month. This follows the same decision in September, when the Base Rate was held for the first time since 2021, after 14 consecutive rises. The Bank had been raising interest rates to tackle high levels of inflation. The Government sets the Bank a target of 2% inflation, but it’s currently much higher, at 6.7%. The Bank is working towards reducing inflation to 5% by the end of the year. But the right balance needs to be struck between lowering inflation and keeping the wider economy healthy. Today’s announcement shows the Bank’s belief that its plan to tackle high inflation is working. And that continuing to raise rates may have a negative knock-on effect to households’ and businesses’ finances, further down the line. Read the rest of this article from Rightmove by visiting the following link: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/articles/property-news/interest-rates-update/