Current Statistics ►

Estimates recently published in the ONS’ survey on ‘Families and Households: 2017’ show that the number of families in the UK have increased by 8.1% over the last ten years to 18,997,000.

Married couples and those living in civil partnerships are the most dominant group, with civil partnerships driving the growth of this group, increasing by 66.7% (versus 4.8% for married couples) particularly at younger age groups.

14 million dependent children are currently estimated to be living in families in the UK. It is, however, families with no children or no dependent children that were more common. Some 6.6 million (40%) 15-34 year olds live with their parents.

The ONS suggests that the larger numbers of young adults tending to stay at home for longer may be explained by staying in education and training for longer, formalising relationships and having children at older ages, and increased costs in renting or buying a home.

September 2017

After months of hard work, our new website finally went live over the weekend and is looking fantastic! Why not have a good look around and see what amazing new features and information are included. 

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Natalie took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life Pretty Muddy on Sunday 3rd September. It was "pretty muddy" due to the Cornish Autumn weather, but a brilliant time was had by all and Natalie raised a fantastic total of £183.00 for Cancer Research!

August 2017

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Our new banner has arrived today ready for tonight, and it looks great!! We are proudly sponsoring the Pink Wig event which is part of Falmouth Week and raises funds for vital research projects, the best care for breast cancer patients in Cornwall and a safer future for the next generation.​

Spotting an Overpriced Home

Spotting an Overpriced Home

Selling GPEA 24th February 2017

Every seller is tempted to overprice their home. They may have carried out lots of work over the years or may need the extra money to trade up.

Buy as a buyer, you want to pay the market price.

So how do you spot an overpriced home? Here are our top five tips.

 

Number one

How long has it been on the market?

If it’s more than 60 days, chances are that it is not selling because it’s overpriced. Though be aware that some high-end homes can be on sale for a longer period.

 

Number two

Have home improvements inflated the price?

If an owner has just spent a lot of money on an extension or refurbishment, they may price their home higher because they want to make a profit. But love and investment in a home doesn’t always get a reward.

A home in poor condition should not try to compete with a newly refurbished home on the same street, either.

 

Number three

Does it match the value of other properties nearby?

If the house next door recently sold for a fraction of the one you are viewing, something isn’t right.

Take a look at current listings and properties that were recently sold in your postcode area to compare. Remember, the asking price isn’t the same as the sold price, but previously sold prices could guide you towards a good offer.

 

Number four

Do your research

Always do your homework. At the Guild, we recommend looking at lots of online resources, from mortgage advice to solicitor reviews. Getting things in order now will save time and stress down the line.  

 

Number four

Is the location desirable?

Similar properties can vary in price hugely from one side of town to the other. The trendiest place is always going to fetch a higher price, so keep that in mind.

 

The best solution is to set the price sensibly. Sometimes a low price may generate more interest. If in doubt, talk to your agent.

You can get more information on overpriced homes on the Guild’s blog online, as well as lots of other topics to help you with buying and selling. 

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