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The mortgage market? who or what is going to fix it – The Crosby Report

What role has the mortgage market played in falling house prices?  Is there an end in sight to the current collapse of the housing market?  “Not in the near future” seems to be the verdict.  

The government has, to date, prided itself on the management of the economy and the resilience of the UK economy versus the rest of the world.  Many homeowners have enjoyed unprecedented growth in house prices. Those however not on the property ladder have been forced to rent as houses and flats in many areas, once considered a good “first time buy” have simply become unaffordable. 

Rising costs such as fuel and food are hitting homeowners hard and repossessions have increased dramatically as households struggle to manage monthly costs. However, many commentators argue that it is the impact of banks and building societies restricting and withdrawing mortgage products that has been the key factor in the current housing crisis.  

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The London Property market

If you are looking to sell your property in London then the hardest decision is to decide at what level to market the property.  Estate Agents are clearly desperate for business and some will place a value on a property to secure the property on their books in the hope of then selling it.

However, the shrewd estate agents will not operate in this way as they need sellers to be realistic as to the value of property.  Some estate agents are now simply refusing to market property outside of the valuation they are providing as nobody wants to work hard to secure an impossible sale! 

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Quick House Sale Guide

Selling your house can be very stressful – the process can take a long time, and there is always the risk of getting stuck in a chain, meaning that you are dependant on your buyer selling their own house before they can complete the purchase of yours.  There is also the risk of a chain breaking down at the last minute because their own property sale has fallen through, which means you have to start all over again.

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The sale of my property was well managed with regular communication and advice and support provided throughout the process.  The company also provided legal support through one of their panel solicitors which was professional friendly and reassuring during what was a complex sale.  They are trustworthy and reliable and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to sell their property.  Thank you for making this a much easier process.
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