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It’s official, our wonderful town of Melksham has made it on to the top ten list of the hottest places to sell in the UK.

According to a recent report released by Rightmove, Melksham was the hottest town in Wiltshire and is now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Newquay in Cornwall and Plymstock in Devon, both very popular coastal towns.

The report, released in April 2021, shows that after some detailed analysis by Rightmove, the factors taken into consideration for Melksham making this exclusive list consisted of the time taken from instruction to sale agreed and also the number of properties achieving the full asking price.

From our monthly ‘Property Market Update’ videos with Nigel Fitzgerald, we have also reported a phenomenal start to 2021 with 17 sales agreed in March and 16 sales agreed in April. From this, we recorded 14 sales in March at the full asking price or above and 16 in April.

As far as we are concerned Lock & Key are simply the best.  We needed to sell quick and they sold quick without any compromise on price, professionalism or marketing, the video tour provided was so impressive, If it wasn't for Lock & Key we wouldn't have been able to act so quick on another property, absolutely superb all round. Thank you for making selling an absolute pleasure, no stress required!

Stacy Gardyj – Sandridge Road, May 2021

As far as we are concerned Lock & Key are simply the best.  We needed to sell quick and they sold quick without any compromise on price, professionalism or marketing, the video tour provided was so impressive, If it wasn't for Lock & Key we wouldn't have been able to act so quick on another property, absolutely superb all round. Thank you for making selling an absolute pleasure, no stress required!

Stacy Gardyj – Sandridge Road, May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 Melksham Property Market Comment. The cherry blossom is always a reminder of the very peak of spring, and indeed of the annual boost to the property market. Certainly, this year has seen more intense activity than most of us in the property sector can remember.
However, when we speak about the property market, booms, etc, it’s important to remember that there are two elements to consider. On the one hand, you have price movements, and on the other, transaction volumes. In other words, what prices are being achieved, and how frequently? It is the balance between these two that powers the market.

Cannot recommend Lock & Key highly enough. We missed out on a house we really wanted but they never forgot about us and as soon as similar properties came to the market, they let us know as quick as they could and we have now had an offer accepted. Very friendly and fair in the way the deal with both buyers and sellers ensuring as far as possible everyone gets the result they want. Thank you!

Gareth Cole – April 2021

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Nigel is a lovely chap who 'knows his onions' - the video he produced was not full of jargon and his passion came through via the enthusiastic narration. His pricing advice was also spot on and we secured a full asking price offer within 24hrs of going live on the web - what more can you ask really? We are very pleased with our experience, which has made other agents we have used previously now appear lackluster and would happily recommend L&K to any prospective vendor.

Michael Keen, Locking Close, Melksham – April 2021

After trying other local Estate Agents, Nigel was a breath of fresh air, he was pro-active, professional, and engaging. He sold our property for asking price within a few days. He really knows and understands his market - would thoroughly recommend. 

Mike Gatty, Woodrow Road – April 2021

The Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday extension, offering buyers in England and Northern Ireland a discount of up to £15,000 until 30th June 2021, and £2,500 up to 30th September 2021.

In Wales, no land transaction tax will be due on the first £250,000 of any primary residential property until 30th June 2021. In Scotland, the stamp duty holiday has not been extended, finishing at the end of March 2021.

According to Zoopla, the average time for an agreed sale to complete has increased from 90 days to 110-115 days. For sales to complete by 30th June, most will have needed to be agreed by now. To complete by 30th September a sale needs to have been agreed by 7th June 2021. Source: Dataloft, Zoopla

 

199 Dataloft inform Insight 

Sunday March 14th marks Mother's Day in the UK, a chance to say thank you, remember and think of loved ones.

Across the UK there are over 4.6 million mums with dependent children, and in addition it is estimated 6.1 million (39%) of young adults aged 16–34 live with their parents.

Females tend to fly the nest quicker, over half having left home by the age of 23, over 80% by age 26. For young men, the tipping point is later. Over one third live at home aged 26, and even by aged 34 it is estimated 8% of young men, the equivalent to 1 in 12 have yet to fly the nest.

Many young people spent more time with their parents than expected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, studying, training and working from home. Source: ONS

 

214 Dataloft Females fly the nest first 01 1 

Fantastic service provided by Nigel and the team at Lock and Key in Melksham who went above and beyond in dealing with the marketing and sale of my property. Very professional business who offer sound advice and achieved a positive outcome. I’d highly recommend if you are looking to sell.

Mr Main, Forester Park Road, Melksham. 

Lock & Key estate agents in Melksham have been fantastic. I’ve had exceptional service on the sale of my house considering the difficult time with viewings taking place during lockdown, nothing was too much trouble. Nigel has been professional and friendly and unfailingly helpful and cheerful. I’d like to thank Julie too for her great customer service. Thank you both for your help, you’ve been brilliant. It’s safe to say that when I do move again, Lock & Key estate agents will be the first people I speak too.  Mel Wells, Hornchurch Road, Melksham.



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