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Feb 19

THE LATEST DATA AND ANALYSIS FROM UK FINANCE HAS REVEALED THAT DESPITE 'CHALLENGING' MARKET CONDITIONS AND THE ONGOING BREXIT AND POLITICAL CIRCUS, FIRST-TIME-BUYER NUMBERS REACHED A 12-YEAR PEAK DURING LAST YEAR.

According to the report from UK Finance, there were 370,000 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in 2018, a 1.9% rise when compared to 2017. This is the highest number of first-time buyer mortgages since 2006, when this figure stood at 402,800. The £62bn of new lending in the year was 4.9% more than in 2017.

During December, there were 30,900 new first-time buyer mortgages completed. This was a 1.6% rise against the same month a year earlier. The £5.2bn of new lending in the month was 4% more year-on-year. UK Finance revealed that there were 30,000 new homemover mortgages completed in December last year - a drop of 1.3% against the same month a year earlier.

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https://www.evolutionproperties.co.uk/news/first-time-buyer-numbers-hit-12-year-high-during-2018

https://www.evolutionproperties.co.uk/news/first-time-buyer-numbers-hit-12-year-high-during-2018
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Jan 19

I always say it, but each and every piece of feedback that we get always makes me so proud of the team and its a culmination of team effort and personal achievements by always wanting to be the best at what we do! Thank you ladies and gents!

Life is never perfect and there will always be bumps in the road, we will never please everyone but when people let you know how you made them feel? Worth every minute of the working day!

" In general Evolution is by far the best estate agents I have used and are using at the moment. "

" excellent service, very professional and friendly. "

" Claire was very good, answered all questions and made life a little easier throughout the process. "

" Excellent service from all the staff"

" Very good communication. Nothing too much trouble and no questions left unanswered . Would highly recommend Roy and his team. "

followed by some amazing feedback on Google as well!

" We are renting house by Evolution for almost 6 years now. From beginning we feel like valuable customer. Very quick and good communication - professional response to any maintenance issue.
As well I should thank you, for very quick and easy process from first contact, to rent agreement. It was big relief for parents with small baby 🙂 "

Couple this with being a "Double Gold Winner" for sales and lettings, we feel we lead the way in providing the BEST customer experience! Want to know more? Just call or message us today!

We look forward to helping you!

27
Jan 19

The era of the ‘amateur’ landlord may be at an end according to accountants and business advisors French Duncan LLP.

This year will see further erosion of the tax benefits of being a landlord and by 2020 there will be few financial incentives left for landlords.

Many private landlords became because of circumstances i.e. they inherited property, or they were unable to sell their property and decided to rent it out until the market picked up. These ‘amateur’ landlords, who are estimated to account for 60% of all landlords, are now faced with an array of financial and regulatory changes which have turned what was once a lucrative hobby into an administrative nightmare which may end up costing them money.

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14
Jan 19

+++ Guide Price £280000 to £300000 +++

Located in the ever popular Singleton Hill area of Ashford is this highly desirable family home. The properties accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with the entrance reception room, cloakroom, modern fitted kitchen / diner and utility area. Call or email us today!

The Kitchen/Diner is a great feature of the house, click to photo #3 to see what we mean!

https://www.evolutionproperties.co.uk/property-search~action=detail,pid=966

14
Jan 19

Nobody wants a lengthy house sale. Aside from the fact that it's one of life's great stress tests, the costs will soon begin to mount up and the likelyhood of the whole thing collapsing increases by the day.

However, being prepared and taking some well thought out steps to get your home looking its best can substantially reduce this stress and help you to sell your home even quicker.

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13
Jan 19

This superb GROUND FLOOR APARTMENT really does have the WOW factor! Formerly used as a show home, this property is offered in excellent order throughout with private patio garden, allocated parking and secure entry phone system. Just take a look at the gloss black kitchen in picture 4!

https://www.evolutionproperties.co.uk/property-search~action=detail,pid=1013

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Dec 18

So not only did we go and beat all of the competition earlier this year by picking up the "Gold Award" for best estate agent in Ashford, the whole team smashed this one out of the park by also picking up yet another "Gold Award" for best letting agent in Ashford! Yes that's rights, double Gold winner and we are bursting with pride!!!

So, if you really do want a winning agent, whether you are letting or selling, then there is now only one choice!

Contact us today to receive a double award winning service!

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Dec 18

So, whilst many of us may have woken up to a very grey, wet, overcast outlook, we're not down in the dumps one bit on this buzzing Saturday!

3 amazing things are happening in our office today, 1st day of the advent (photo to follow), another amazing cheque for £100 will be handed over to David from the "Park Farm Playground Project" as we were given instruction on yet another in the Park Farm/Bridgefield developments (Thats £400 in November alone!) and finally, our chance to support an amazing local young lady, who for the 3rd year in a row we have supported, carries out the immense task of collecting many different items from local business' and residents, to be handed out to people in need, in particular the Family Food Bank. We are so humbled by this young ladies selfless efforst and so proud to be able to help her achieve an amazing goal!

As well as these amazing highlights, our diary is very busy today (who said the market is quiet!) with some great viewings, 2 are seconds! 2 valuations and there is just enough time in there for me to carry on with our aim of being paperless by the end of the year by using "signable" which is a superb and effective online signing platform. The feedback we have had so far is fantastic with comments ranging from "futuristic" to "makes my life so much easier!"

So, what are you planning to achieve today? Let us know!