News: October 2018

Good neighbours provide a boost to Exeter charity

26/10/18

When leading Exeter estate agents West of Exe decided to refurbish their new Exminster offices, their next door neighbours at the Exeter Leukaemia Fund’s (ELF) “Shelf Life” shop were very pleased to lend a helping-hand. A donation of three office chairs and four desks will now be sold by the charity to raise vital funds to support patients and families in and around Exeter who are affected…

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LETTINGS NEWS:- Good news for landlords as south west rents top league table

25/10/18

One of the most authoritative rental market barometers shows the south west region outperforming the rest of England and Wales in terms of rent rises. The index – compiled by a national chain of agents analysing 20,000 properties in the lettings sector – shows that: south west rents grew 4.3% on average in the past year; this was higher than any other region, including London; the average…

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Exeter Airport now has even more flights across the UK and Europe

25/10/18

There have been yet more improvements and new services announced from Exeter Airport by Flybe. The airline now runs 110 flights a week from Exeter to 17 different destinations and as part of the winter schedule starting on October 28 there will be: a second daily flight to and from Paris, including an early morning departure; 11 flights a week to and from Amsterdam, increased from seven;…

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Community lights up Topsham for Christmas

25/10/18

Topsham will light up for Christmas thanks to the Love Topsham team’s successful fundraising campaign. East of Exe has been pleased to support Light up Topsham, a volunteer-led campaign which launched earlier this year, pledging £250 towards the £12,000 target needed to fund the lights. The crowdfunding campaign saw local traders, residents and organisations club together to raise the funds, so it was a real community effort.…

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East of Exe estate agents move to their own new home

12/10/18

A leading Exeter estate agent has made a move of its own into new Exeter city centre premises to house its growing team. Previously located in Southernhay West, the company – which specialises in property sales and lettings in Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge – have become the first tenants at the prestigious number 1 Barnfield Crescent address. East of Exe was founded in 2010 by Ian…

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SALES NEWS :- The bubble burst? Drop in sales via online estate agents

12/10/18

Online estate agents have always had only a small share of the total number of homes sold across the country – and now that share is getting smaller still. new research shows: only 7.2% of homes sold in June, July and August were through online agents; this is down from 7.6% in the previous quarter one major online agency has closed completely in the past month The…

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SALES NEWS:- Key things to check when you sell or view a property

12/10/18

Everyone has personal reasons for loving a property, sometimes falling for a house or a flat at first sight. But a new survey by insurance firm AXA reveals the practical things which 1,000 buyers wished they had checked when viewing a property – but didn’t. They are: how good heating, windows and doors would be in a cold winter; a thorough review of the plumbing; checking electrics,…

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SALES NEWS :- Ombudsman service launched to resolve problems with new homes

05/10/18

A New Homes Ombudsman is being launched to arbitrate on any problems with new-build houses and apartments. The government will flesh out details later this year but we know so far: the Ombudsman will review complaints from buyers; there will be compensation offered in some cases; developers will be reviewed annually to assess quality of their homes. There are already Ombudsman schemes covering the house sales and…

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SALES NEWS:- Housing market shrugs off uncertainty as buyers step forward

05/10/18

It looks as if buyers and sellers are more confident about the housing market, despite the economic and political uncertainties dominating the headlines. New figures from the Land Registry, which monitors all housing transactions, show: house sales across the UK in August were 4.4% higher than in July; this was the fourth month in a row that sales increased;  the latest figure is also well above the…

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