Escape to the Great Outdoors

22nd March 2021

Escape to the Great Outdoors
Reports have suggested that this is the strongest start to the Spring sales market in a decade with sales agreed up by 12% on last year and here at Strakers, that comes as no surprise. 

Since the initial lockdown started a year ago, there have been real concerns over the property market but with the extension of the stamp duty holiday and the introduction of government guarantees enabling lenders to bring back 5% deposit mortgages, Strakers have seen a high level of buyers from out of the area spurred on by these incentives. 

Covid-19 has changed many things, least of all that a fair number of us are now working from home and consequently need additional space in order to juggle work and home life. Getting outdoors has also never been so important not only to our physical well-being but also for our mental well-being. We are very lucky in the West country to be surrounded by wonderful countryside, beautiful villages steeped in history and areas of outstanding natural beauty. It’s easy to see why more and more people are looking to escape to the country.

Strakers have been at the forefront of the Wiltshire property market since 1995 with family roots in the industry stretching over 50 years. Our strength is our team and one of the many benefits of having four branches spread across the Wiltshire countryside, is that our teams are experts in their local areas; whether you’re looking for excellent local schools, a real village community to be part of or great outdoor walks, our team will be able to give advice on the perfect location that best suits your needs. 

Our branches are located in Devizes, Chippenham, Corsham and Malmesbury and all offer something different. We have seen a real upsurge in activity over the past 12 months with buyers from out of the area moving to the West Country in search of rural country living. Couple that with Devizes having recently been voted ‘number 1 place to live in the UK’ by London Economic as well as Chippenham and Corsham hitting the headlines in The Sundays Times’ ‘best places to live in the UK’, not forgetting the charming streets of Malmesbury; the UK’s oldest Borough, steeped in history and surrounded by stunning countryside, it is easy to see why people are flocking here.

Strakers are not your everyday Estate Agents. We also run Land and Property Auctions. Our last auction had a 100% selling rate and fingers crossed, our upcoming auction on April 01 will be just as successful. We have been selling properties via auction since 2002 and are now one of the largest and most successful auctioneers in the region. We cover a wide area from Bath and Somerset in the west through to Hungerford and beyond in the east.

It doesn’t stop there, Strakers also have a very successful residential lettings and property management department, currently managing around 650 rental properties for our Landlords right across Wiltshire. Whether you require a Let Only or Managed service, experienced and qualified staff are always on hand to give friendly and informative advice. If you’re thinking about letting your property, get in touch today, we urgently need properties to rent for waiting tenants.

With the stamp duty holiday being extended and the government guarantee scheme for 5% deposit mortgages, there is definitely no time like the present to take that next step. Whether you’re looking for a family home with more space, a first-time buyer looking to get on the property ladder or perhaps you’re after a period property full of character – Strakers have something for everyone.

Get in touch with your local Strakers team today for your FREE valuation.