So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve spent a little time and money getting it ready for the market, you’ve done your research on what it might be worth and you’ve picked your estate agent. You’ve made the appointment and now you’re waiting in for them to visit to cast a professional eye over your property?
We’re getting to the time of year when some will tell you, if you’re thinking of selling your house, you’re better off waiting a few months. The clocks go back shortly and, as the nights draw in, some will claim it’s harder for prospective viewers to find time to inspect properties in daylight. They may also remind you that your garden isn’t at its best in the winter months either and, besides, most minds are occupied by thoughts of Christmas – and just how they’re going to afford all the kids’ presents, never mind a mortgage.
The interesting thing about the “housing crisis” all the politicians have been talking about throughout the party conference season is that no one has really mentioned the cause. It’s almost as if it’s arrived like a storm from the Atlantic or some sort of food alert like BSE or foot-and-mouth disease. No one seems to be to blame. It’s just … happened. The truth of course is an entirely different matter and the causes are actually pretty numerous.