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Anthony Flint Christmas Opening Times 2014/15

WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 25TH DECEMBER CLOSED
FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER CLOSED
SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER CLOSED
MONDAY 29TH DECEMBER OPEN 10.00AM TO 4.00PM
TUESDAY 30TH DECEMBER OPEN 10.00AM TO 4.00PM
WEDNESDAY 31ST DECEMBER CLOSED
THURSDAY 1ST JANUARY 2015 CLOSED
FRIDAY 2ND JANUARY 2015 OPEN AS NORMAL 9.30AM TO 5.00PM

EMERGENCY CONTRACTORS OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

FOR ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES

Richard Lyons
07659131404

FOR ALL OTHER EMERGENCIES

Andy Adderley
North Wales Housing
01492 572727

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST OF ANY WORK AUTHORISED BY YOU OR SOMEONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORITY FROM THE ABOVE WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED TO YOU.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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House Prices Will Drop in February

A MAJORITY of surveyors in Wales believe house prices dropped during February and the number of new sales also fell over the month.

The percentage of surveyors reporting house price falls was 58%, one of the highest rates across the UK according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

There were also falls in the number of new sales agreed in Wales, the East of England, and the East Midlands, with surveyors continuing to report a lack of buyer confidence.

Across the UK the property market showed signs of improving last month but prospects for house prices in the south of the country appear far stronger than in northern regions and Wales.

Nationally the number of surveyors reporting house price falls dropped for the fourth consecutive month to a balance of 26% – the lowest level since July last year, 12% of respondents said house prices actually rose in February, while more than half said they were unchanged.

Among surveyors who did see price falls, the majority said they were in the 0% to 2% range. But there are strong regional variations in the market.

RICS housing spokesman Jeremy Leaf said: “Despite the more positive picture for some parts of the UK, the general mood is still a little flat. “Broad trends in the survey indicate an increasing variation in the housing market across the UK, with London – and to a lesser extent the South East – operating in a very different orbit. “Rather ominously, we have probably yet to feel the full impact of the public spending cuts, which are likely to lead to further divergence in the regional property market.”

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Rightmove to list broadband speed of all its homes

Rightmove is teaming up with BT, the UK’s biggest internet provider, to list the internet speeds of the 1m homes listed on its website, The Telegraph has learnt.

It is understood that Rightmove is planning to list broadband speed alongside standard information, such as the number of bedrooms and whether the property has a garage or garden.

A source close to the company said: “Broadband is becoming one of the most, if not the most, important considerations for prospective buyers. Many people fall in love with a home only to find out it can only get really slow internet. By listing broadband speed with all the other property details buyers will be able to weed out homes that don’t have high-speed access.”

Rightmove, which displays the details of about 90pc of all the properties for sale in the UK, will also list whether or not the property will be covered by BT Infinity, the telecom company’s new 40 mega bits per second (mbps) broadband. BT is rolling out the 2.5bn fibre-optic broadband network at a rate of 80,000 homes a week. It is due to reach 16m homes by 2015.
A spokesman for Rightmove said: “As a leading UK website services like superfast broadband obviously interest us and we have recently looked into how it can benefit us, although we are not currently in any form of partnership with BT.”

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Need a Solicitor

Whether you are buying or selling property, it is essential that you have professional and sound legal aid.

That’s why Anthony Flint Estate Agents have teamed up with Gamlins, the leading law firm in North Wales. Gamlins is committed to providing a personal, affordable conveyancing service for you.

Gamlins will ensure all legal matters are handled quickly and expertly through its comprehensive, bilingual service. Working in partnership with Anthony Flint Estate Agents, we’ll ensure your property transaction runs smoothly and successfully.

Drop us an email to find out more or call us now on 01492 877418.

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Renting Tips

Renting is a flexible, affordable alternative to owning your home. Read Anthony Flint Estate Agent’s top tips on renting your ideal property.

The first things to consider are your requirements. Location is usually everything, but you need to think about how much space you need, number of bedrooms, length of tenancy, and whether you want a garden or off-street parking

Set yourself a manageable budget and stick to it. Then search for your ideal property on Anthony Flint Estate Agent’s website by clicking here.
Remember that some properties include some utility bills, while others will not. Make sure you understand what bills are included in the rental charge and what you will have to pay yourself. Here at Anthony Flint Estate Agents we always make it clear to you what your financial obligations will be.

A house or flatshare can be a really economical way to rent. A person or couple may rent a room in a property also occupied by other tenants, or a group of friends may share occupancy and split the rent between them. Anthony Flint Estate Agents often has house or flatshare opportunities, so make sure you check our website regularly.

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The Selling Process

Buying or selling a home can be one of the biggest upheavals in life. Here at Anthony Flint Estate Agents we understand this, and that is why we go out of our way to make life as easy for you as possible.

This is our guide to the selling process. Other estate agents make it into a complex, terrifying sequence of events, but here we’ve made it simple for you. While it is true things can be delayed, if all goes well there is nothing to prevent the transaction from being smooth and speedy.

Step One: Obtain an accurate valuation. Anthony Flint Estate Agents are experts at assessing the best selling price for the shortest possible time on the market. Call us now on 01492 877418 or email us [email link] for your valuatoion.

Step Two: Select an estate agent. Consider opening hours, high street presence and marketing services. Anthony Flint Estate Agents opens six days a week and will arrange viewings on Sundays if required.

Step Three: Instruct a solicitor. With the Anthony Flint Options packages you can instruct both estate agent and law firm at the same time, saving you time and money.

Step Four: Presenting your property. First impressions count. Get your home looking great and Anthony Flint Estate Agents’ professional team of property marketers will do the rest.

Step Five: Marketing your property. To find your perfect buyer you need to give your property plenty of exposure. Anthony Flint Estate Agents do just that, using print, online and SMS messaging technology to promote your home.

Step Six: Viewings. Anthony Flint Estate Agents will arrange accompanied viewings seven days a week, meeting the demands of the modern, time-strapped buyer.

Step Seven: Receive an offer. As soon as an offer is received Anthony Flint Estate Agents will notify you verbally and in writing, and we will expertly handle any negotiations on your behalf.

Step Eight: Offer agreed. We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this crucial process, ensuring your solicitors are informed and handling all necessary legal matters.

Step Nine: Exchange of contracts. This takes place when all documents have been received and agreement is reached between both parties. Contracts are signed and the deposit paid by the buyer.

Step Ten: Completion. This is when the residual monies are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account. Congratulations, your property is now sold!

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Mortgage possibilities on the rise

As the economy slowly recovers banks are being pressured to offer more realistic and attractive products to consumers. Roughly this time last year finding mortgages requiring less than 25% deposits was a rather and often un-fruitful task. Now we are seeing an increase in lending and a decrease in the amount of deposits required. We are still a long while away from the resurgence of 100+% mortgages.

There is a slight sting in the tail with this news which is that as deposits decrease, interest rates increase. It has been speculated that for every 5% of deposit 0.5% of interest is removed. These figures are purely speculation but seem to follow a trend in today’s financial institutions.

With low house prices and easier mortgage access, now is the time to buy, many experts believe that housing market trends can only increase from here on in.

That being said, if buying or selling it is now, more important than ever to seek the best possible advice on markets and mortgages, that silver lined ‘bargain’ may be a financial black hole.