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November Market Comment from the Managing Director

November 10, 2014

November Market Comment from the...

October was a great month with above target sales in all scottfraser locations.

Despite lower viewing levels and fewer fresh enquiries, the buyers that were actively looking were serious. We agreed secure sales on correctly priced new to the market properties and existing properties on which we had arranged price adjustments. We see this trend continuing into the New Year and are not anticipating the usual seasonal slowdown. Committed sellers of sensibly priced properties will be moving house!

Sellers of properties that have stalled on the market with other agents should contact us now for a free appraisal of their homes and a re-energised, pro-active marketing strategy.

scottfraser Blog: Solving the housing shortage

November 03, 2014

scottfraser Blog: Solving the housing...

This week David Edwards, executive director for Oxford regeneration, spoke out after weeks of traffic problems due to major road works in the city. He warns that the traffic chaos in Oxford will only continue to get worse, as the demands on the city’s existing housing grows. ‘Most people will continue to work in the city and if they don’t live in the city too, everybody’s journeys will only get worse’, he said.

September 2014 Property Investment Market Update

September 16, 2014

September 2014 Property Investment...

As always demand continues to outstrip supply in Oxford as the city attracts such high levels of interest from both investor buyers and owner occupiers. The lack of new development, and lack of scope for future development, within the confines of the ring road serves to inflate prices of existing property even further. We see the greatest extent of this in the ‘prime residential’ areas such as North Oxford, Jericho, East Oxford and Headington. This gives Oxford a unique and significant characteristic over and above the average expanding town or city. 

At Home 2014 - Autumn Magazine

September 09, 2014

At Home 2014 - Autumn Magazine

Welcome to the Autumn 2014 edition of our At Home magazine, featuring a selection of properties for sale and to let in your area.


Parents' guide to student buy-to-let properties

September 05, 2014

Parents' guide to student buy-to-let...

This may become the best investment you’ll ever make. And if your son or daughter is heading to university this year, it will also buy you priceless peace of mind.

Instead of wasting money on rent, canny parents are snapping up new-build buy-to-let properties near their child’s college. They earn through renting rooms to other students, and stand a high chance of securing capital appreciation when they eventually sell.

Student numbers are growing dramatically, too. According to the university admissions service Ucas, at least 413,000 school-leavers will start their first degrees this autumn.

First figures show MMR's drag on the market

September 04, 2014

First figures show MMR's drag on the...

The most thorough research yet into the effect of MMR on the housing market shows a significant increase in the time it takes for buyers to receive offers. 

The Mortgage Efficiency Survey conducted by IRESS - a supplier of wealth management, mortgage and financial markets systems - shows that just nine per cent of mortgage offers are produced within five days, compared to 13 per cent last year.