Now is the time…

If ever there was a time to get your house valued with the idea of selling it, I would suggest that it is now.  In the past I have made my feelings clear about the numerous amounts of surveys or opinions that have been published by either housing organisations, parties with a self-interest, or self-imposed experts who once viewed a property in the last millenium.  So it it is pleasing to note that official figures comparing like for like periods show an increase in mortgage lending (as I commented on in last week’s blog).  These figures clearly show that the number of first time buyers is on the increase and that the Government’s multi-billion funding for lending scheme launched in August is having a positive effect.  Although many of us – of which I was first in the queue – were somewhat sceptical, the scheme which is commonly known as FLS isn’t going to be the panacea to all our problems, but it will lead to increased activity throughout the year.  Spring is in the air, love is in the air (we are approaching Valentine’s Day) and now would be the time to start taking the steps required to get that ‘SOLD’ board up in the air outside your property.