P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:51:10        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————   Broken marriages are affecting  the pre-Christmas housing   market. NAEA figures show:   marital splits account for  10% of all estate agency  business in the South East divorce means starter homes and small properties usually bought by first time buyers is rising in value. Also, more middle market homes are coming onto the market. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:40:11        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————    More than 76% of estate   agents say demand for   good quality homes outstrips supply. But the National Association of Estate Agents urges sellers to keep property in good repair, as a lot of sales fall through because of adverse surveys. "Have plenty of fresh flowers in the house and keep pets out of the way as they can be distracting," is NAEA President Marcus Balderston's advice. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:52:02        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————   The National Association of   Estate Agents' pre-Christmas   housing market report shows:    completions are up since July 58% of agents describe the number of new instructions as "poor" 12% of agents say the quality of the homes coming onto the market is poor whilst 76% say they are "averagDb. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
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P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:41:10        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————   In two months, it will be   Christmas, and the housing   market is registering a rise   in viewings and sales.   The National Association of Estate Agents' latest report shows enquiries and offers are up, property prices are 4.72% higher and gazumping is back. Nearly 40% of agents say theygve dealt with properties which attracted higher offers after a price had been accepted. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Latest tips and products 541 For information on RHINITIS see HEALTHWISE p559 (C4) Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:43:00        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————    Good quality semi-detached   houses are the most sought   after homes. Estate agents   report that:   instructions are down across the board - especially for 3-4 bed semis it takes about 13 weeks from the time a home is up for sale to completion more sellers are now taking advice on the price a property will fetch. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:42:00        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————  It takes about nine viewings before an offer is made, the National Association of Estate Agents report. NAEA adds: 6% buy for investment but most bep out of necessity 27% are moving down, 37% moving up 27% are first time bexdrs and 34% need to get a mortgage to buy growing families, job changes and retirement are main reasons to move. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus
P544 Teletext 544 Oct28 21:40:01        ——— PRE-CHRISTMAS MARKET ——————————————  The National Association of Estate Agents says good presentation is the most important factor to securing a sale - after the house price itself. Attractive exteriors and clean and tidy homes are vital for a sale to succeed. Well maintained gardens, fresh coffee or bread baking are also recommended. Ask yourself: if you were looking at the house for the first time would you buy it? NAEA adds - clean your windows! ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Check out lenders' latest deals 545 Download and Analyse Share Price on Your PC See Pages 532 & 533 Mortgages Savings Your Money TV Plus