OPPORTUNITY knocks right now for homebuyers in all price brackets in south Bucks.
Bargains galore are there for the taking if you care to look.
As one agent in Wycombe told the Bucks Free Press on Tuesday: “The market is not actually that bad. It’s all about getting the price right.”
Buyers can get their mortgage paid for the first six months if they plump for a fancy pad at either of the posh new apartment blocks being built by Angle Property in Amersham and Gerrards Cross.
James Good, MD of the development company, says the incentive will help to off-set the initial expenses of moving to a new place –furnishing the apartment to give it the pizzazz it deserves.
Both developments are in the centre of town. Everything’s on the doorstep: restaurants for diners acquainted with local entries in the Good Food Guide, shops, boutiques of all kinds, pavement cafes, leisure facilities –all are within walking distance as is the station in each town where civilised Chiltern Line trains will whisk you up to Marylebone in just under half an hour, far quicker than it could take to travel across London by tube some mornings.
The remaining flats at Regent Place in Amersham start at £365,000. Being slightly closer to the capital, those at Marsham House in Gerrards Cross start at £400,000 (a gift compared with Mayfair prices).
Lenny White, director of Keegan White in Wycombe is selling a three bedroom semi in Loudwater for £365,000. The house is midway between Wycombe and Beaconsfield Old Town. It is smartly decorated inside but the price has been reduced from £375,000 because the owners want a quick sale. They don’t want to lose the new property they have their eye on.
This week’s average price for a three bed semi in Beaconsfield, a quarter of an hour’s drive from Wycombe, is £606,276. The typical asking price for a three-bed in Beaconsfield is £712,833 judging by the properties of that size in all shapes and forms listed on home.co.uk on Tuesday.
Seemingly there are bargains across the board when owners have seen somewhere they really want to buy but need to sell own place first. Out of 16 houses advertised last week in the BFP by local offices of The Frost Partnership seven had been reduced. They ranged from a semi at the end of a cul de sac in Wooburn Green (new price: £375,000) to a palatial 5,242 sq ft new build in one of the best roads in Beaconsfield New Town reduced to £2.85m.
The four bedroom house (pictured) in a popular residential road a mile from the station and shops in Gerrards Cross was a million when it first came on the market last year.
The owners are now inviting offers over £900,000. It has four bedrooms, two newly refitted bath/shower rooms and four reception rooms.
The kitchen breakfast room has double doors onto the garden, so does the fourth reception room that’s semi open plan with the drawing room creating an overall area of more than 30ft.
The latest report from the RICS stated: “As the market has slowed, people putting their houses on the market are now more realistic with pricing.
“Brexit uncertainty remains a constraint, meaning little change in momentum is anticipated near term but further out, expectations are at least more positive.”
Source: By Pat Bramley