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Under the skin of the letting market

Here we share news and views on both the local letting market in & around Oxfordshire and all planned and recent legislation.


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What causes the summer letting wave?

The letting market is seasonal, with the ‘busy period’ running from May into August. The same is true every year: these months form the crest of the letting wave, with enquiries surging across these months (see graph). But why does …
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Let on the first viewing

Letting a property on the first viewing could be negative if the let is agreed with the first person through the door simply in order for the agent to earn their commission. At Finders Keepers we can proudly say that …
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Struggling to Sell? Act now

The number of properties advertised for sale in Banbury has increased 29% year-on-year1, so it’s not surprising that the average time on the sales market has increased to 114 days1. As a result, we have seen a rise in the …
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There’s always someone who will do it cheaper

As with many things in life, you get what you pay for and ‘cheap’ is not often associated with ‘good service’. We totally understand why a landlord would be tempted by an agent claiming to offer the same level of …
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Surfing the summer wave – don’t miss out

Quarter 2 (April, May and June) sees the annual letting wave build towards its peak of the summer months. In general terms, this means there is more variety and fewer ‘trends’ in terms of what lets best and who is …
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Diligence and flexibility are essential for success

Overall we have had a positive start to 2018, although across our eight offices it is apparent there is an overall air of caution in the market. We have been proactive in advising our clients on rent and presentation of …
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Family-Fun Activities for the Easter Weekend 2018

With the long weekend ahead of us, it’s time to think about what activities are available for our families this Easter. Whether there is rain or shine, here are our favourite events coming up.