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Why this autumn is predicted to be one of the busiest yet!

September always feels like a new beginning in itself. Thousands of children return to school and even though we have worked during the summer months, there is a sense of returning to normality. It is also the time that many people re-start their quest for a new home, there are already signs this is going to be a busy autumn.

One of the signs that autumn is going to be a busy period is the recent news that a few major lenders released fixed rate mortgages deals that are back below 3 per cent. This is amazing news for buyers, with some being put off by the imminent increase in interest rates together with the new ‘stress test’. The worry of not only getting a mortgage but also being able to meet their repayments has seen some light.

Mr Hollingworth of broker London and Country in the Telegraph on 5 September stated that those ‘considering a five year fixed mortgage should not hold out for a better deal.’ In affect now is the best time to buy. He continues, “The recent falling five year fixed rates that we’ve seen shows just how rapidly prices can change. Rates might get slightly better but the market leaders are looking very competitive.”

We always see an upturn in properties coming on to the market this time of year.   This year is no exception; the first week in September we have seen a particular increase in the number of buyers looking for their next home and wanting to be in before Christmas.

But we must urge all those looking to sell that is not a done deal. Staging your home for sale will not only increase your chance of selling quickly but also can have an impact on the price offered, with many well-staged homes receiving above their asking price. Home staging is so important as it creates the lifestyle of your home, and is the first impression they may see of your home on property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla.

Always go with the principle that they can’t see through your cluttered rooms or unique décor. The actual fact is that the majority of potential buyers want to be able to walk into a home without having to do any work to it. Yes they may down the line wish to decorate, but they want to move into somewhere where they can feel at home straight away.

With an increase in buyers and below 3 per cent fixed rate mortgage deals, why wouldn’t you want to move before Christmas. Contact us today to arrange your free valuation and register your buying needs.

At Ellis and Co we will not only sell your home quickly we will work hard to make it as stress free as possible. Let us to do the hard work, and you can enjoy planning your new home.

 

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Top 15 Interior Finds to Bring the Outside In

Spring has arrived. Our trees are in full blossom and our flowers starting to bloom. Colours are decorating our gardens and streets awakening our senses with their aromas. We open our windows, eager to bring the freshness from the outside into our homes. At Ellis and Co in Golders Green we know that unfortunately our British weather does not always allow us to enjoy the outdoors throughout the summer months. Thankfully we have found 15 wonderful interior finds to ensure that the outside is always in.

Flowers

Looking outside you will find flowers displaying their colours of the rainbow, whilst dancing in a light breeze. You can add flowers via a light touch such as a cushion or bedding or create a statement with a piece of bold furniture.

John Lewis Bayswater Curtain
John Lewis Bayswater Curtain

 

John Lewis Daisy Chain Bedding
John Lewis Daisy Chain Bedding

 

Voyage Hedgerow Cushion, John Lewis
Voyage Hedgerow Cushion, John Lewis

 

Wilmslow Medium Sofa, Marks and Spencer
Wilmslow Medium Sofa, Marks and Spencer
Spring Meadow 12 Piece Dining Set, Marks and Spencer
Spring Meadow 12 Piece Dining Set, Marks and Spencer
Summer Palace Duck Egg Floral Wallpaper, Laura Ashley
Summer Palace Duck Egg Floral Wallpaper, Laura Ashley
Cow Parsley Shower Curtain, Next
Cow Parsley Shower Curtain, Next

 

Animals

Using animals is a fun away to bring the outside in. Photographic prints provide a dramatic image for soft furnishings whilst softer designs are used on diner sets.

Sheep Scene Throw, Marks and Spencer
Sheep Scene Throw, Marks and Spencer
Photographic Bunny Cushion, Next
Photographic Bunny Cushion, Next

 

Duckling Print Cushion, Marks and Spencer
Duckling Print Cushion, Marks and Spencer

 

Sketch Hen Set, Marks and Spencer
Sketch Hen Set, Marks and Spencer

 

Scenes

A beautiful image can tell a thousand stories such as a picture of a landscape. Wall murals are increasingly popular, virtually any image can be transformed into a mural for you to enjoy for years to come. Landscapes are often used for soft furnishings, the vastness of the image moulded into the design.

John Lewis
John Lewis Golden Fields Cushion

John Lewis Golden Fields Cushion

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Poppy Field, Tesco
Poppy Field, Tesco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Landscape with River, Photowall
Summer Landscape with River, Photowall

 

Field of Gold, Photowall
Field of Gold, Photowall

When the rain starts trickling down your windows, remember you can still enjoy the outdoors via the comfort of your home. As an Estate Agent we know how important your home is to you.

Contact Ellis and Co Golders Green today to discover the Estate Agent who believes it’s not only about the house, but the person.