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How to get ready for moving 2016

It’s mad to think another year is coming to a close and I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop thinking where this year has gone.  Each year there are numerous reports predicting how the property market will perform in the coming months. Although national influences can have an impact locally, we know and understand the Bath market and we can tell you that the outlook will remain strong, especially with the growing number of professionals moving to the area. The idea of putting your property on the market now is the last thing on your

The idea of putting your property on the market now is the last thing on your mind but you may be shocked to hear that Christmas is when many potential buyers start looking for their new home.  Rightmove has stated that over 1 million of us were viewing property on Rightmove during Christmas day with a huge peak on Boxing Day.  Whilst people will not want to view your home over the festive period, they are getting ready to launch their property search when normality hits the New Year again.  If you are thinking of putting your house on the market in early 2016 it may be worth it being available to view online.

Is your agent responsive?

We too have been getting ready for 2016 and recently launched our new website.  We have worked with a variety of experts to create a beautifully designed responsive website that is easy to use and provides you with all the information you need whether you're in front of your computer or on the move.  It is essential that we continue o evolve how we deliver our service to you, and our new website is the first of many changes you will see at The Apartment Company in 2016.

 

We are so proud of our Christmas video and it seems to have captured your imagination too!  Posting on our Facebook page alone the video has to date been viewed close to 30,000 times.  We have thoroughly enjoyed your comments bringing together past and present residents together with their love of Bath.  It has also reached people who have never visited our city and now planning a visit.  When you are buying a home you are also buying into a lifestyle.  The area that surrounds your, the people, the culture and how your interact with it, will also effective your sense of whether your new house feels like your home.  If you’re thinking of moving into the area, our team are here to introduce you to the area as well as the property.

 

Remember help is available

If you are looking to buy in Bath, remember there is support available through two of the Government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee Scheme  This is available for new build and existing homes and offers you to purchase a guarantee on home loans.  With a deposit as low as 5% the scheme can help you get on or up the property ladder.

Help to Buy: ISA  The ISA can help boost your deposit savings by 25% as for every £200 you save; the government will give you a bonus of £30 up to a maximum bonus of £3000.

Why not take a moment to research these two schemes whilst you’re off work over the Christmas period.  Who knows you could be one step closer to you next home in 2016 than you think.

 

At The Apartment Company, we are here to support your move, whether you are buying, selling, letting or renting, our experienced team will guide you through the entire process.  Make 2016 the year you find your next home with The Apartment Company.