Monthly Archives: October 2016

fireworks display

Firing up the Fireworks across Hampshire & Surrey

This year 5th November actually falls on a Saturday and there are a wide range of fireworks displays planned across our area.

The events begin in Aldershot with the Rushmoor Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 29th October.  This event has been held at Manor Park for more than 20 years and has grown to be one of the largest public fireworks events in the region, attracting between 7,000 and 10,000 people each year.  Thanks to sponsors, admission to the event this year is free.  Gates open at 5pm to a large funfair, with food and refreshments available.  The 20-minute firework spectacular takes place at 7.30pm.

Remember, remember the 5th of November

On Saturday 5th November the Fleet Firework Fiesta takes place in Calthorpe Park and promises to be a great evening for all the family.  There will be a grand firework display, entertainers, food stalls, gluwein and a sumptuous BBQ.  Gates open at 5pm with the show set to start around 6:30pm.  This year tickets can be purchased online,  enabling you to dodge the queues and use the fast-track gate in Reading Road North.  Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children are £15, with individual adult tickets at £6 and children at £3.  Under 5s go free.

The Yateley Fireworks Fiesta takes place on Westfields Junior School Playing Fields.  It features a Guy Competition as well as a Bonfire.  The bonfire will be lit at 6.45pm and fireworks start at 7pm.  Tickets for adults are £4 in advance or £5 on the gate, with under 16s £1.50 in advance and under 4s free.

5th November also sees the Farnham Fireworks which begin with a Torch lit Procession from Farnham central car park.  The procession begins at 6.15pm and leads to Farnham Park where the bonfire and fireworks take place.  Tickets can be purchased online a week before the event, as well as on the day around Farnham.  Family tickets are £16, with individual adults at £6 and 5-15 year olds at £4.

Even remember the 6th of November

Sunday 6th November sees Farnborough’s turn with Farnborough Football Club’s Fireworks at the Rushmoor Community Stadium at 7pm.  There is a funfair available from 3.30pm to keep the kids entertained.  Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for under 16s, under 4s free, and can be purchased online.

The Mytchett Fireworks Bonanza also takes place on Sunday 6th November.  Held at the Community Centre, gates open at 5pm for the funfair and entertainment, with fireworks at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for under 16s and under 5s are free.

We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this year so that we can all get out to enjoy some fireworks.  We do recommend you double check the details of any event you are planning to attend, in case of any last minute changes.

If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Hampshire or Surrey and their surrounding areas then we can help you find your ideal property.  Why not check out our properties for sale, as well as comments from happy customers who have sold their property through us.  We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT. Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us for a free, valuation of your home.


Keys with house in background

Is the property market declining or just correcting?

There has been lots of talk in the press for months (even years) about the property market ‘bubble’ and the implications of Brexit. The property market can be a volatile thing.  Just like money markets it can be driven by emotion, as well as cold hard facts.

Here in our local areas of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire we have been out valuing properties and hearing concerns about the market ‘declining’.  Sometimes clients call us in because they have marketed their property with another agent, but it hasn’t sold.  In some cases they have already reduced the price and that doesn’t seem to have made any difference.  They are asking ‘Are the buyers actually out there?’

We firmly believe that the buyers are out there, but what we are seeing is properties being over valued.  With years of property boom you might think your homes is worth a lot more than it actually is. You also may be flattered by agents who suggest a high valuation for your property.  In some cases all this is true.  But in others, we need to be more realistic.

Honest, practical pricing

We promise to always give you an honest valuation of what we genuinely think your home is worth.  This won’t always be the highest valuation.  It will be what we actually think we can sell it for as ultimately that is what most buyers want.  Yes in some cases you might be downsizing and feel you have one chance to maximise that pension pot.  But for many people they just want to move on with their lives.  They might be looking for that bigger home, or more manageable flat.  It might be that first step on the property ladder, or a family home with a garden.

Whatever the reason, getting your property sold is the only way you can move on.  We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service every step of the way that helps our clients to do just that.  We maximise the value of their property through our local market knowledge and our marketing.

If you are looking to move within to Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey or beyond then we can help you find your ideal property. Why not check out our properties currently for sale, as well as some comments from happy customers who have sold their property through Check 4 Houses. We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT. Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us and we can give you a free, no obligation valuation of your home.