Our agent, Aaron Kernan, also acts for buyers. He buys properties for owner occupiers, investors and developers alike. Some of his clients just want help looking for a new home, some want help to evaluate a property and to negotiate the best deal. Aaron understands that for many, their home is likely to be their most valuable asset both financially and emotionally. His objective is to make every aspect of the move as straight forward and enjoyable as possible. From the first contact to the day you move home he strives to ensure our customers experience a professional, confident service provided by a motivated and enthusiastic agent.
During his 19 years in the business, Aaron has bought and sold hundreds of properties and development sites.
Northern Ireland's latest house price data published by PropertyPal in July 2023 outlines the current average selling price in Northern Ireland to be £200,600. Our own district Newry, Mourne and Down continues to perform extremely well with an average selling price for the district of £204,700, an increase of 7.9% on the 12 months previous.
Market conditions have seen a gradual slowdown in the rate of price growth and transaction activity in the past three months, albeit, both remain at broadly stable levels.
A sharp increase in borrowing costs has continued to weaken affordability for mortgage buyers. However, last week saw the first sign of inflationary pressures easing as both headline and underlying core inflation fell at a faster rate than forecasters’ expectations. This will be a relief to the Bank of England policy makers and may influence their interest rate setting choices next month. Markets still expect further rate rises, but the path of inflation is critical to this. Nonetheless, last week’s positive sign has already resulted in downward movement in swap rates, the financing mechanism used to underpin mortgage pricing. This should feed through into mortgage rates stabilising, if not falling in the near term.
Buying Agreements Services
If you’ve found a suitable property but would like someone to run a professional eye over it before you commit further then send me an email with a link to the property advert on the agent’s website or the property portal on which it appears.
£100.00 plus VAT
Buying & Selling Advice
Up to 3,000 people buy a home every month. 90% of those who are selling get advice from an estate agent but most buyers think they can do it all themselves. Of course not everyone thinks they can afford or justify a bespoke buying service but now you can get help from my new Agent Advisor service. Help for anyone looking to transfer their pension pot or to buy or sell, to rent or let all for £500 plus VAT.
Customised Buying Service
We look for homes and development sites and seek to acquire them on behalf of our clients. As far as the law is concerned, I am an estate agent – In this instance, we act for buyers, not sellers. Some clients just want help looking for a new home, some want help to evaluate a property and to negotiate the best deal. Buying a home or development plot is one of the biggest decisions you have to make in life, and it really is worth putting in the effort to make sure you get it right. Too many people make mistakes in buying homes and land, which can affect your well-being, be a major hassle - and be very expensive.
Of course many people start off asking too much for their home or land and a third of sellers currently on the market have reduced their guide price at least once according to the website Zoopla.co.uk. One of my most recent purchase was a substantial detached house in Newry, marketed at £295,000 (bought for a client in April 2023 for £220,000 - a 25% saving).
£1,500 plus VAT