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  • May
    20
    2020

WE’RE BACK and the market has opened with a bang! May 20 2020

WE’RE BACK and the market has opened with a bang!

Last week the government unexpectedly announced the re-opening of the residential property market, allowing sales and letting agents back to work. However, they quite rightly insisted that only subject to very exacting and rigorous health and distancing measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. ...

  • May
    07
    2020

Mortgage Update with Andrew May 07 2020

Mortgage Update with Andrew

We have seen an increase with some lenders increasing to 85% and another lender to 90%. These are all positive moves. In addition we have also seen reduced interest rates from some lenders with Fixed rates as low as they have been. ...

  • May
    07
    2020

Is now the time to 'Get Ready'? May 07 2020

Is now the time to 'Get Ready'?

If you're planning to sell your property at some time in the near future, now is the time to get "Ready to Sell". Not just with the presentation of your home but with the necessary paperwork to "hit the ground running" when a sale is agreed. ...

  • May
    04
    2020

Virtual Valuations May 04 2020

Virtual Valuations

Hi Roger Wilkinson here, from Wilkinson Grant , Today we are talking “Virtual Valuations” ...

  • Apr
    30
    2020

Virtual Viewings Are Now A Thing... Apr 30 2020

Virtual Viewings Are Now A Thing...

Virtual viewings – The best way show-off your home in the current market ...

  • Apr
    21
    2020

What's been happening in the local property market since lockdown? Apr 21 2020

What's been happening in the local property market since lockdown?

Well, following Boris Johnson’s historic lockdown announcement  and despite many agencies seemingly shut down completely, leading independent West Country estate agency, Wilkinson Grant & Co. is very much “Open for Business”  - albeit the team have been working from home for the last month “We are very busy indeed” says agency Principal, Roger Wilkinson. “The eagerness and desire from people keen to engage in property matters, at such a troublesome time, has been both su ...

  • Apr
    15
    2020

A message from our Mortgage Advisor Week 2 Apr 15 2020

A message from our Mortgage Advisor Week 2

This last week has seen a flurry of activity as I have had several conversations with clients looking to buy and mainly looking to rearrange their mortgage deals as they come to an end.  This is still a very important thing to do as although mortgage rates have fallen in line with the Bank of England interest rate decrease, you can still find yourself out of pocket and paying far more than necessary. The first client I dealt with has saved over £300 per month on their mortgage which is life ...

  • Apr
    03
    2020

What now for the Exeter and wider Devon residential and commercial property market? Apr 03 2020

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 Apr 03 2020

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! Mar 26 2020

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 ...

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