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June Market Comment

We burst into June experiencing some of our busiest levels of activity for quite some time, and we still haven’t had time to catch our breath!

Nationally, the Office of National Statistics last week released their figures for 2016, showing that 78% of neighbourhoods in England and Wales had an increase in the median price paid for property in 2016. This was interesting as the media hype at the moment continues to focus on doom and gloom for the property market which we simply aren’t seeing here.

June started with the general election – something we normally expect would slow the market down. In this instance though, the build-up didn’t even act as a speed bump. In fact, election week was one of our busiest weeks for tying up sales so far this year.

The actual result of the election turned out not to be the foregone conclusion that we all imagined it to be.…

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Two new members of staff

We are delighted to welcome Jen Wreford MARLA as our new Lettings Manager, and Nikki Housley overseeing all the accounts within the office.

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The General Election and the Housing Market

With no major party managing to muster a majority vote in this year's General Election, what does a coalition government mean for the property sector? This article from the National Federation of Property Professionals takes a look at the last few weeks, the hung parliament, the appointment of another new housing minister, and the implications for the housing market.

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May Market Comment

It's been a busy month in Crediton; particularly with the top end of the market. Rupert Geering takes a look at what has happened in the month of May.

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What are the most popular properties and areas to live in?

Are you selling an in-demand property-type? Are you looking for a home in a sought-after area? According to a recent survey by Relocation Agent Network, the type of property and area that buyers are looking to move to has remained largely unchanged when compared to seven years ago.

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Its tonight!!!

The Champagnes chilling, the nibbles are tempting us, and the balloons have been put up! Don’t forget that we are having a drop in open evening here at our High Street offices between 5pm and 8pm. Do come along, look at our new branding, have a drink and help us to celebrate our 21st birthday. We look forward to seeing you later on!…

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Fresh New Look as Devon Lettings Rebrands for 2017!

2016 saw us celebrate our twenty first birthday, and we would like to firstly take this opportunity to thank all of our clients who have supported us over the last 21 years. We have many long term and valued clients, some of whom have been with us for the whole time we have been in business, and we are always humbled by your support. We hope you will continue to support us for the next 21 years as we strive to improve and expand what we are able to offer you.

To celebrate our coming of age and 21 years in business, we have updated not only our name and branding, but also the range of services that we are now able to offer our clients. The name of the company, Carter Geering, is a trading name of the existing company, Devon Lettings Limited, and customers both old and new will continue to receive the highest quality of care from our truly local business.…

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Proposed Letting Agent’s Fee Ban

Following is our response to yesterday’s Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond. We would welcome your views on the proposed ban on letting agents fees.

Important Tenant Information

As many people will be aware, the Government has announced a review of fees chargeable to tenants at the start of a new tenancy, which may result in a total ban on fees chargeable.

We at Devon Sales and Lettings have always believed that there should be a cap on the amount of fees payable by tenants, and that all lettings companies should be regulated and licensed.

It has long been perceived that letting companies unfairly charge tenants all sorts of fees when they rent a property, as well as fees during the tenancy including tenancy renewal fees and also additional fees at the end of the tenancy, and the tenant in a lot of situations were not made aware of the fees in advance or that the fees are excessive.…

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Apprentice Estate Agent Vacancy

Carter Geering are looking for an apprentice negotiator aged 17 – 24 years old, to join our proactive and expanding company, and undertake an NVQ.

The successful applicant will enjoy a varied and at times challenging role. You will be dealing with our clients, promoting the business and managing transactions. There is the opportunity for the right candidate to be offered a permanent position within the company.

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 After 21 years, Devon Sales and Lettings is changing to Carter Geering. This change reflects our personable approach to business, and we hope you like our new look. We'd love to hear your thoughts, so get in touch and tell us what you think!

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