Monthly Archives: November 2016

Property for sale

Too late to get your property on the market before Christmas?

Christmas is less than five weeks away.  The decorations are in the shops and your shopping may already be in full swing.  Buying a new property might be the last thing on your mind.  But for others it might be a top priority.

Traditionally December to mid January is a quiet time of year for the property market.  However Boxing Day is said to be one of the busiest days for people looking at property online.  People move house for all sorts of reasons such as a new job, a new addition to the family, people moving in together.  These things can happen at any time of year. They don’t go on hold just because it is nearly Christmas.

There is still time to get your house on the market before Christmas

It can even be an advantage to go on the market at what can be seen as a quieter time.  With less properties on the market yours can seem more desirable.  Depending on your property, Christmas decorations can add real charm and a sense of celebration.  They can help prospective buyers imagine just what it could be like to live in your property.

We can get your house, flat, apartment or bungalow on the market in just 24 hours.  We have even sold properties in less than 24 hours, thanks to our extensive database of buyers.  We always offer honest valuations of what we think your property is genuinely worth.  We take into account your personal circumstances, how motivated you are to move quickly, as well as market conditions.  We work with you to provide a personal service from start to finish.

Contact us for a free, no obligation valuation of your property on 01252 819725 or email info@check4houses.co.uk.  We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT, giving you thousands more to spend on your new home.

Christmas market biscuits and tree decorations

Get festive at Christmas markets and events across Surrey & Hampshire

With just over six weeks to go, Christmas is just around the corner. There are plenty of local Christmas markets and events to get you in the festive mood.

Christmas at The Meads on Saturday 12th November

Farnborough is one of the first to kick off its Christmas festivities on Saturday 12th November. Local X Factor stars Reggie ‘N’ Bollie will be switching on the Christmas lights as part of an afternoon of free family fun and activities from midday to 4pm. Santa and his elves will also be making a special appearance.

A second Farnborough event sees Father Christmas himself arrive at the Princes Mead shopping centre to switch on the festive lights at 4.30pm on Saturday 26 November. Joining Santa will be the stars of the Princes Hall’s panto, Sleeping Beauty, plus there will be free children’s entertainment all day. There will be a free Santa’s grotto at the shopping centre every weekend from Sunday 27 November to Christmas, from 11am to 3.30pm.

Winchester Christmas market celebrates its 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Winchester Christmas Market. It is now recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. Pretty wooden chalets are situated in the Cathedral’s historic Close surrounding the real ice rink. For the first time the Ice Rink will have a clear roof offering the benefit of a rain-free skate. The Market will be running from Friday 18th November to Tuesday 20th December. It will be open every day, from 10am-6pm on Sundays-Wednesdays and 10am-7.30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays.

From snowglobes to reindeer rodeo

Fleet Christmas Festival takes place on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 from 3-9pm. This year there will be three stages packed with live music and entertainment. Over 90 Christmas market stalls, free children’s crafts, community stalls, children’s rides, donkeys, a winter Pimms and beer tent and more will entertain adults and children alike. The beautiful Giant snowglobe sold out quickly last year so book now to see which time slots are available. This year you can even try your hand at riding Rudolph the Rodeo Reindeer.

The first ever Aldershot Christmas Festival begins on Saturday 3rd December

The Aldershot Community Christmas Festival will take place in Princes Gardens from Saturday 3rd December till Christmas Eve. Attractions include an open air skating rink (no need to book, prices start from just £3 for a 30-minute skate, including skate hire), spinning teacup rides, mini train rides and wooden huts offering festive food, gifts and refreshments. In addition there will be a free outdoor service of carols and readings on Saturday 17th December in the Bandstand.

These are just some of the activities in our local area.  Check your local websites and listings for more opportunities to get in the Christmas spirit.

If you are looking to move within or even relocate to Hampshire or Surrey and their surrounding areas we can help. We can sell your home from just £499 or 0.5% + VAT, giving you more to spend on your new home. Please give us a call on 01252 819725 or contact us for a free valuation.