November 30, 2015
scottfraser Blog: Video Killed the...
The first goal when marketing a property is to attract the interest of as many potential buyers as possible. To achieve this at scottfraser we work with an extensive database of qualified buyers developed over many years of successfully trading in our key Oxfordshire locations where every member of the team is hardwired into the local market place and communities.
November 26, 2015
scottfraser Blog: A Property Spending...
David Blythman of scottfraser looks at the Chancellor’s Autumn Spending Review and assesses the effects this may have on the property market.
Are things finally going to change for the better in the world of UK housing? Chancellor George Osborne certainly says that they are. In his autumn spending review he announced plans to “end the crisis of home ownership in our country.” Fine words. But what do they mean?
November 19, 2015
Lettings Winter Newsletter
Welcome to our Lettings Winter Newsletter!
November 17, 2015
scottfraser Blog: Now is the Time for...
Sellers often consider Spring and Autumn as ‘the best times to sell’ although this is not the case in Oxford with current demand outstripping supply. With Oxford being home to two Universities, BMW, numerous hospitals and the business and science parks there is rarely a shortage of professionals needing to move here. According to recent research relocation is the greatest reason for purchasing in Oxford, accounting for 41% of moves last year. 7% of purchasers were international and 15% came from Greater London, a figure we anticipate will increase with the recent opening of Oxford Parkway railway station. scottfraser connects our sellers to these affluent buyers through our London office and advertisements on over 50 international property portals.
October 22, 2015
scottfraser Blog: Refurbishment to...
The capabilities of a good Letting and Managing agent extend far beyond finding tenants, routine repairs and rental accounting.
At scottfraser we have developed a service to match our original philosophy of expertly handling the entire lifespan of our clients investment; from acquisition and refurbishment through letting and management to eventual disposal. Many of our clients have been with scottfraser spanning several decades and our comprehensive service offers a ‘one stop shop’ equipped to expertly manage every aspect of a buy to let investment.
October 09, 2015
Shall I Compare Thee to Another Agent?
Vincenza, Lettings Negotiator at Headington, takes a letting spin on Shakespeare's Sonnet 18, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
Shall I compare thee to another agent?
Thou art more knowledgeable and more accurate.
Rough winds do shake the house adjacent.
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the under floor heating burns;
And occasionally the off-white paint dimm’d.
And sometime downward heating turns,
By chance, or by nature – gardens left untrimm’d.
But thy eternal (twelve month) lease shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that flat thou ow’st;
An extension or renewal offered from the shade,
And your relationship with Scott Fraser grow’st.
So long as men need homes and have eyes to see,
So long live us! And Scott Fraser shall let to thee!