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  • Apr
    03
    2020

What now for the Exeter and wider Devon residential and commercial property market?

What now for the Exeter and wider Devon residential and commercial property market?

 What will happen to the local property market? And in particular, what will happen to property prices? We are very fortunate to be living in one of the most sought-after places in the UK in which to live. The other side of COVID-19 this will only be accentuated. More second homes will become first homes and there will be an exodus from larger conurbations across the UK to the West Country - and the Exeter area in particular - because of very good healthcare, education and lifestyle faciliti ...

  • Apr
    03
    2020

A message from our Mortgage Advisor

A message from our Mortgage Advisor

I am sure you will agree that times are challenging for everyone with messages for all but key workers to stay indoors.  This comes at a usually busy time of year for the house buying season when people are normally looking to the brighter weather and usual optimism to put their properties on the market or go in search of their new dream home. My week started off in a positive way with two young couples both moving in to their first new homes together, all excited but apprehensive for the fo ...

  • Mar
    26
    2020

We’re still here for you – just remotely!

We’re still here for you – just remotely!

Following advice from the UK Government we have temporarily closed our offices in Exeter and Topsham and moved to remote working across all our departments. Our staff and our clients well-being continues to be our absolutely priority. Our offices may be closed but we are still working harder than ever from home. Our IT systems mean everything can be accessed remotely and all phone calls are being diverted to the relevant people. So please don’t hesitate to get in touch, you can contact u ...

  • Mar
    21
    2020

Moving in the current market

Moving in the current market

In these unprecedented and worrying times, if you are thinking about moving home, it’s a real challenge to know what to do. Is it a good idea with the current situation? ...

  • Feb
    13
    2020

Why people don’t move home even if they want to!

Why people don’t move home even if they want to!

Is moving to a new home on your 'To do' list for 2020? If so, Wilkinson Grant & Co can help make that happen. With our free to vendor clients, Search and Acquisition Service, there’s no reason at all why securing your dream home can’t become a reality in 2020. Not only will we guide you through the whole process of selling and buying, we’ll help maximise the sale price of your present home and help find and secure the best terms on your next one too. Many people start off a new y ...

  • Feb
    03
    2020

Is there gold at the bottom of your garden?

Is there gold at the bottom of your garden?

Well, we’d all like to think so, wouldn’t we ? But what are the chances? Greater than you might think – according to Dan Wilkinson, Head of Land and Development at leading award winning West Country estate agents, Wilkinson Grant & Co. “An increasing number home owners have sought to take advantage of what is known as ‘back garden development’ – sometimes alone, gaining permission for a single plot, sometimes with neighbours working together, with an agent or developer, t ...

  • Jan
    31
    2020

Wilkinson Grant & Co receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2020

Wilkinson Grant & Co receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2020

Wilkinson Grant & Co. has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.   Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine reviews and insights. Businesses meeting the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected and their average rating, receive the award. A highly-valued badge of approva ...

  • Jan
    31
    2020

IS THE PROPERTY MARKET ‘BOUNCE’ REAL?

IS THE PROPERTY MARKET ‘BOUNCE’ REAL?

Following the general election there were predictions by many agents of a property market “bounce” – so, as we exit the EU, is there any evidence these predictions were accurate? And what does the future hold? Well, here at Wilkinson Grant & Co we have experienced our busiest January since 2015, with record sales and exceptionally high levels of enquiries and viewings. The activity has taken some would-be sellers by surprise, as they have missed-out on properties sold to people w ...

  • Jan
    14
    2020

Learn more about buy-to-let

Learn more about buy-to-let

Looking to invest in property and become a landlord? This guide takes a look at key factors to take into consideration. Doing your research is vital and you need to treat this property as a business venture. Remember to focus on the practicalities, but also understand the figures and how they stack up. The market: Before you begin, familiarise yourself with the buy-to-let market. Fully explore whether this will be the most profitable return on your investment. With the rise and ...

  • Jan
    08
    2020

You only get ONE CHANCE!

You only get ONE CHANCE!

When it comes to selling or letting a property first impressions are hugely important – and of course you only get one chance! When putting your home on the market, be sure to make a full assessment of your frontages. Does it need a lick of paint, a good clean or is your old welcome mat not very inviting? It’s one of the first things potential buyers will see so try to make it as attractive looking as possible. This kerb appeal is a lot easier to achieve than most people think. By f ...

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