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What is Shared Ownership?

Shared Ownership gives buyers the opportunity to purchase a share in a new build or second-hand property. The purchaser pays a mortgage on the share they own and pays rent, typically to a housing association, on the remaining share. As the purchaser only needs a mortgage for the share they are purchasing, the amount of money required for a...



Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 Read More


Why We Offer Accompanied Viewings

We think that being able to meet with prospective buyers and to catch up with our clients is one of the many benefits of accompanying each and every viewing we arrange.  For those estate agents who do not accompany, or in the case of some of the online-only ones who charge extra for accompanied viewings, we think that by not doing so they...



Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Read More


6 Reasons For Needing A Quick Sale

If you have been around the property block a few times, you may have experienced, either from buyers or sellers perspective a situation where a quick sale is required.  The housing market does not typically take into account personal circumstances so there might be occasions when you might need to try adjusting your price downwards to beat...



Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Read More


What Do You Know About MEES?

You would be forgiven for answering, “Not much” as there still seems to be an amount of uncertainty around the Government's proposals for bringing rented property up to a certain energy efficient standard. MEES, or to give it its full title of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, is a move to ensure that all rented property has...



Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Read More


Selling a Home with Man’s Best Friend and Other Furry Animals

We are a nation of dog lovers and there at least four canines within the Waymark team.  However, not everyone will share your enthusiasm for “man’s best friend” and with the wetter weather, the pungency of a damp dog might not be a welcoming smell for prospective buyers! First impressions are very important and smell...



Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017 Read More


Improving the Home Buying and Selling Process

Towards the end of October 2017, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for The Department for Communities and Local Government released a 25-page document calling for evidence on how to improve the home buying and selling process . Spread over 14 chapters with a foreword written by Sajid Javid, he makes the point that with 1 million homes...



Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Read More


What Next After A Disappointing Survey Report?

A disappointing survey report can easily put the brakes on a property transaction.  Buyers can latch onto and focus on the seemingly negative comments of surveyor and if these cannot be resolved, there is the risk that the sale could fall through. However, it is always worth digging deeper into what is actually being said, being...



Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Read More


What House Buyers Are Really Looking For

A study using ‘eye-tracking’ technology has revealed what prospective buyers pay most attention to during viewings and shows critical differences between male and female viewers. The study for Anglian Home Improvements, involved viewers agreeing to wear spectacles that tracked their eye movements, recording what they looked at,...



Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 Read More


The Housing White Paper 2017

On Tuesday 8 February, the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid published the much awaited Housing White Paper entitled, “ Fixing Our Broken Housing Market .” This 104-page document outlines a proposal from the government on how to deal with a shortage of not just affordable housing but property in general.  We tend to think...



Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017 Read More


What to Consider When Negotiating a Sale

Search for ‘negotiation’ on Amazon and you get 18,600 results.  Search specifically for ‘property negotiation’ and there are 14 with most focusing on a buyers perspective on how to secure the lowest price possible.  When it comes to being the property owner, advice on how to secure the best price is virtually...



Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 Read More


Find First or Sell First?  The Age Old Property Dilemma

We’ve all been there.  It remains one of the most difficult questions to answer.  When you’re first thinking about moving, do you find a property or sell your own first?  Let’s start by exploring both options. For most of us, property is our biggest single purchase.  It’s a statement about...



Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 Read More


7 Top Tips for Property Selling in the Winter

Well so far the Vale of the White Horse has avoided the so called ‘weather bomb’ that promised a good blast of snow.  Sorry kids, no sledging down The Folly...yet! However, with these colder, darker and shorter days, we thought we’d come up with a few pointers to help you show off your property in the best light...



Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Read More


What is Gazumping?

Before we explain what gazumping is, we are reminded of an advertising campaign back in the late 1980’s for a national estate agency featuring a hot air balloon which had “GZUMP” as its serial number!  We have no idea if this was deliberate or just an unhappy marketing executive but it did make gazumping a hot topic...



Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019 Read More


Buying a New Home

  We understand the attraction of a brand new home.  In fact, one of the Waymark team bought one last year.  There were many options to choose from including kitchens, sanitary ware, wardrobes, wall tiles and floor coverings. The list of extras can be extensive as can be the list of other incentives being offered with a new...



Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 Read More


Let Waymark Find You The Perfect Doer Upper

A quick straw poll of the Waymark team has revealed that between us we have renovated three properties for our own occupation. That means that we have all purchased empty, unloved that had seen better days with the intention of turning them into the perfect family home. Chances are when you buy any property, there will be...



Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 Read More


7 Ways Buyers Can Help Themselves Secure Their Next Home

Buying a home is both exciting and terrifying, especially if you are a first-time buyer or have not moved in many years.  Your home is likely to be the biggest financial commitment you will ever make.  As such, there's a lot of room for error, and even small mistakes can be costly. We have put together some guidance on the...



Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Read More


Top Indicators For Knowing When It Is The Right Time To Move

Do you find yourself increasingly looking at property online or taking a look at the property section in the newspapers and for one brief moment, you entertain the idea of moving house?  But then ‘life’ gets in the way and all the reasons not to move kick in. It’s too stressful/expensive/time-consuming - delete where...



Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Read More


What to Consider When Downsizing

Have you noticed that possessions expand to fill the space allowed?  You make that jump to a larger property, gain an extra bedroom or two, an extra reception room and even a double garage and yet soon manage to fill this extra space! So what is it like when having been in the family home for 30 or 40 years, your family have flown the...



Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Read More


Help To Buy - What are the Numbers and Is It Helping?

You are probably aware of or have seen news about the Government’s Help To Buy scheme.  It’s an initiative designed to offer some sort of solution for those new to property ownership or for people that need a bit of assistance to make the jump up to their next home. When you look at the maths, it’s easy to see why this...



Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017 Read More


Letting Your Property With Waymark

Laws regarding the responsibilities of landlords have certainly and rightly, tightened in recent years.  It is with that in mind, you are strongly advised to use a registered letting agent, who in a lot of cases, will protect you from falling foul of these rules and regulations. Here at Waymark, we have the experience and expertise to...



Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2019 Read More


8 Tips for First Time Renters

We tend to think of first-time renters being young adults moving into their first home be it a student let or moving to a new area to start a job.  However, according to the BBC , the number of middle-aged renters has doubled over the last decade. Young or old, Waymark has come up with a list of the top tips for you to consider when...



Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2018 Read More


14 Tips For A Successful Self Build Project

According to www.self-build.co.uk self-building is “...is the act of commissioning a bespoke home that’s tailored to your design requirements and suits your lifestyle, as well as your budget…” and according to them, some 13,000 people each year choose to build their dream home.  With that much activity, there is...



Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 Read More


RICS means that Professionalism and Integrity is in our DNA

For most of us, property is our largest single asset.  However, it is not just about the size and value of our property, it is the fact that it is our home.  When it comes to moving, it is the place that you entrust to a relative stranger hoping that they are going to represent you and your home in the best light possible. Given...



Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 Read More


Stages and Resources to Help You through The Planning Process

When starting out on a new project we thought most people would turn to the Internet so we Googled, “...UK planning application process…” and recoiled at the thought of working through the 26 million results returned in less than half a second! The main point to consider is the individual nature of planning.  Be it a...



Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Read More


What is an EPC?

It’s been nearly 10 years since EPC’s or Energy Performance Certificates became a legal requirement for selling or letting a property.  Originally as part of a Home Information Pack (HIPs), they cover domestic properties with four or more bedrooms.  Over time they have been extended to cover smaller homes. An EPC is a...



Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Read More


What to Consider if You Plan to Extend Your Home

We’ve touched on before about some of the challenges of moving in our post, Find First Sell First , however, for some, the preferred choice for getting that extra reception room, or a couple more bedrooms or that long deserved ensuite and dressing room is to extend.  It certainly cuts down on the stress of moving, there’s no...



Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Read More


“So, what’s the market like?”

This is a question we are continually asked which is not entirely unexpected as we are property people. But it is not just those actively involved in buying or selling who ask the question. It is friends, acquaintances, even family, as the state of the housing market is so well established as a barometer on what is going on in the wider world....



Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2019 Read More


The Perennial Property Dilemma

If I see a house I like, do I need to have sold mine before I ask to view? Many sellers are on the market as they need to move – whether for financial, work or family reasons. For others, your reasons may more aspirational and the chances are that you will not have been actively scouring the property portals when you...



Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Read More


Simeon Spencer Joins Waymark

"I embarked upon my estate agency career just over thirty years ago, working initially for a small independent agency in Oxford city centre and then another, larger independent, remaining with them for nearly eighteen years; working in several offices in north and west Oxfordshire and in Gloucestershire. During this time I...



Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Read More


General Data Protection Regulations - GDPR and Waymark

Over the last few weeks, you would have been hard pushed to avoid the news and references to the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  Certainly if you conduct any your life online, or belong to any mailing lists, you would have received a whole raft emails asking you to confirm your permission to receive continued marketing...



Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2018 Read More


How Rightmove has Changed Asking Prices

Back before the days of the Internet and property portals, you had to either look in an estate agents window or flick through the property section of the local newspaper if you wanted to get an idea of what was on the market or a feel for what your own property might be worth. Then in 2000 the four largest estate agents formed a little...



Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Read More


Development Opportunity, Highworth, SN6 7QQ

LOCATION A striking rural setting located on the northeastern edge of Wiltshire close to the Oxfordshire border and between the Upper Thames Valley to the north and the Lambourn Downs and Vale of White Horse to the south. Highworth, a historic market town is within 0.8 miles. Swindon to the south-west is 7 miles with Junction 15 of the...



Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 Read More


Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018! This Year's Property Predictions

This time last year we launched our property blog with one of our first articles being Property Predictions for 2017 it makes sense to see how we faired and to offer a view on the next 12 months. Our first prediction for 2017 was that there would be decrease in the number of completions (sales) on the previous year of around 35%. ...



Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Read More


Online & On the High Street – Waymark is the Best of Both Worlds!

If you are planning to sell your home, then you will want to work with an agent that actively promotes all its properties online.  A property-specific website has identified that using the internet is the first step for 42% of applicants with a total of 92% going online at some stage of the buying process.  Of those who look...



Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Read More


Housing Autumn Budget 2017

One week on from this November’s budget, we have digested the relevant references to property and provided a summary from the chancellor’s speech.  Full details can be found on the Government’s Autumn 2017 Budget page. The government says it is “...determined to fix…”, what it refers to as...



Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 Read More


The White Horse Show 2017 - And What a Show It Was!

When the sun shines, there is no finer place to be than in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside!  This year's White Horse Show was truly blessed with two brilliant days of weather that pulled in the crowds from near and far. The weather is the only thing you cannot control at the White Horse Show and for everything else, there is...



Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property and the 2017 White Horse Show

If you live in the general area, you will be hard pushed not to have seen one of the many signs advertising this year’s White Horse Show.  What you may not know, is that it is our very own Ed Preece, who along with many others is tasked with the organisation of this annual event. Ed is a great example of the phrase,...



Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Read More


Getting the most out of the Vale of the White Horse Countryside

Whilst the weather this school summer holiday has been a bit and hit miss, we are blessed with some fantastic landscapes that provide hours of family-fun whatever the weather throws at us. So that everyone can enjoy the countryside, it is worth remembering the Countryside Code so that we all can continue to enjoy the Vale of the White...



Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Read More


The Eurovision House Contest 2017

You have to admire the persistence of the Eurovision Song Contest to take over the vision and soundwaves for one Saturday night every year.  The English entry, Lucie Jones finished in a slightly predictable fifteenth which probably isn’t all bad considering the current relationship with our European colleagues! It did set us...



Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 Read More


New Railway Station for The Vale of the White Horse

Actually, strictly speaking, it is not a new rail station but the return of a station to Grove which closed in 1964 and according to the Vale of the White Horse District Council land has been ring-fenced as part of its Local Plan Part Two.  The Vale is also working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to prepare a new business case for...



Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 Read More


New Homes Versus Second Hand - A Prices & Transactions Comparison

Having recently posted about the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, we started to get curious about the relationship between new homes and second hand property. We’ve been looking at all the price paid (completions) information available from Land Registry for the Vale of the White Horse from 2010 to the latest figures, which at...



Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Read More


National Trust’s Uffington White Horse April Fool!

Did anybody catch you out this year? Whilst we won’t tell you which member of the Waymark team fell for this, we’re loving the fact the National Trust used our very own White Horse Hill for this year’s April Fool! It follows on from last years one with the Avebury Stone Circle.  They’d decided since...



Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Read More


Property Pricing Expectation v Reality and the Impact of Over Valuing

Property pricing is an emotive topic.  We know, we deal with it every day! Our homes tend to be our most prized asset and it’s natural to think that our choice of house, location and all the improvements we’ve made are our best decisions.  The challenge is, when the time comes to get your property valued ready for the...



Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Read More


March 2017’s Budget and Property Impact

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget on Wednesday and as far as we can tell, the property industry seems to have escaped relatively unscathed. That said, landlords and buy-to-let investors took such a hit at the last one, with an additional 3% levied on stamp duty for the purchase of a second home.  There was no...



Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017 Read More


Is This The Future of Property Viewing?

We had a stark reminder this week of just how long we have all been in the property business!  We took a trip down memory lane remembering black and white property details, clunky old photocopiers, fax machines, hand written applicant cards and folders upon folders of properties.  This was a time before Rightmove and now every estate...



Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 Read More


What do People Find Frustrating About Estate Agents?

This caught our eye, a technology company called Global Noticeboard have conducted a survey of 2,000 property applicants.  They asked them, “Which of the following, if any, do you consider to be the most frustrating when dealing with estate agents whilst either buying or renting a property?”  In descending order the...



Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Read More


Choosing a Solicitor or a Conveyancer

You’ve just agreed a sale on your home or found the property of your dreams so it’s time to appoint a professional person to handle the legalities of the transaction. Gone are the days when families had a solicitor for life who handled all things legal.  There’s much more choice and competition for your business...



Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Read More


8 Top Tips For Your Moving Day

Moving house is supposed to be in the top three of most stressful things to do along with death and divorce.  When the whole contents of your home is being taken, placed in a box, put on a lorry and then unloaded at the other end it’s important to keep your cool. When it comes to the big day, it helps to consider the following:...



Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Read More


Building Insurance For Your Home – Is Your Sum-Insured Figure Correct?

Insurance cover is one of life’s necessary evils and building insurance on your home is no different.  You hope you will never need it but when the worst happens it is one of the first things you will turn to. Most building insurance policies will ask you, the policyholder, to provide a figure which represents the cost of fully...



Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 Read More


New Year.  New Market.  New Property Blog!

Well here we go with the launch of our new property blog!  The place to go for all things property related in the Vale of the White Horse. We’d like to start by wishing all our clients, past, present and future a Happy New Year as we sweep 2016 under the carpet and look forward to 2017. We’d also like to welcome to the...



Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 Read More


Mark Scobey Joins the Team at Waymark

For Immediate Release Mark Scobey Joins the Team at Waymark Property bringing extensive property and marketing experience. Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK:  Waymark Property, a specialist estate agency and professional services company uniquely situated in the Vale of the White Horse has retained Mark Scobey as the company's...



Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Read More


Managing & Creating the Perfect Home Working Space

Working from home used to be code for taking it easy and was particularly useful after a late night or if you are taking delivery of a large item.  Today, in the age of the internet, it is so much easier to connect to the office and engage with clients and colleagues from any location. The commute across the hallway from kitchen to...



Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Read More


Making the Most of Your Garden This Summer

If you are on the market or staying put, now is the ideal time to make the most of the warm weather and tackle some of those outside and garden jobs.  As estate agents, we will occasionally make reference to “curbside appeal” and it is surprising what a few simple touches can do to make the outside of a property more appealing....



Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 Read More


Main Types of Damp

Discovering that the home you are selling or buying has damp does not necessarily mean that the property has a structural defect.  The word ‘damp’ in residential property terms tends to cover three main types namely: Rising Damp. Penetrating Damp. Condensation. Each one needs to be...



Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Read More


Our 7 Autumn tips to prepare your garden for Winter

With a change in season comes a change in the colours in your garden.  There is also a fair amount that needs doing to keep it at its best for viewings and getting ready for Spring.  We have come up with a few hints and tips to get your garden through the cooler months. 1.  Tidy the greenhouse - this is both an inside and...



Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Read More


9 Tips for Creating a Hint of Living Room Luxury

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home.  It is where guests gather and where you spend lazy evenings by the fire.  In most properties, it is one of the first spaces you see upon entering the home. You do not have to spend loads of cash to make it look like you have spent a lot of money....



Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Read More


Why do we ‘Spring Clean’?

Before we don our marigolds and dive into the cleaning products box, have you considered the origins of spring cleaning?  Well, we did our homework, and found a couple of reasons why the months of March and April seem to be the cleanest months of the year. During the 1800’s and according to The Times, the biggest annual clean...



Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Read More


The Most Shocking DIY Fails!

The Internet is full of weird and wonderful things, so when we stumbled across the website, There I Fixed It , we just had to share our favourite five property related DIY fails. Luckily, these people seem to reside in the US so we will not have the misfortune of appraising their properties anytime soon! One of the Waymark team is...



Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Read More


8 Cost Effective Tips To Enhance A Tired Kitchen

If you’re lucky enough to have a Smallbone or a Poggenpohl kitchen, chances are these little improvements may do more harm than good.  For those of us wanting to make the best of a slightly tired kitchen, the below eight tips are a cost effective way of rescuing your kitchen from the 1970’s and getting the most important room...



Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Read More


Focus on Buscot

Leave Faringdon town centre on the A417 Lechlade Road and after approximately two miles, you reach the small village of Buscot, the last Oxfordshire village before crossing the county line into Gloucestershire. Buscot, with its population of only 173 (2011 Census), is probably most well known for Buscot Park, a beautiful National Trust...



Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Read More


Waymark Property Focus on Faringdon

Introduction Given that Waymark’s second office is opening in Faringdon this month, it makes sense to take a look at the some of the facts, figures, sites and attractions that makes Faringdon such a great place to live and work. One thing is for certain,  it has certainly changed since this picture was taken! As...



Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017 Read More


Top 10 UK Universities and their Property Prices

It is that time of year for students to be starting or returning to their university of choice so we thought we would take a look at the UK’s top 10 universities and compare their property prices.  Not quite as exciting as freshers week but something to bear in mind if you need to budget for living expenses. The methodology for...



Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property Village Focus on Clanfield

Clanfield is a village and civil parish about four miles north of Faringdon. The parish includes the hamlet of Little Clanfield which is one mile west where the Little Clanfield Brook forms the parish’s western boundary.  To the east is Black Bourton Brook and its southern boundary is Radcot Cut, an artificial watercourse on the...



Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property Focus on Fernham

Fernham is a village and civil Parish located approximately  2 miles south of Faringdon and was historically part of the parish of Shrivenham. Fernham has a population of approximately 240 spread across 79 houses, three farms, a pub, and a church. During the first half of the 13th century the manor of Fernham was created by Alan de...



Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Read More


Focus on Shrivenham

Shrivenham is a large village and civil parish in the Vale of the White House and situated approximately five miles southwest of Faringdon and is only three miles from the Wiltshire border separated by the river Cole.  It is believed that there has been a settlement at Shrivenham since 400BC or Scrivenham as it was known in the Domesday...



Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property Focus on Kingston Lisle

Set at the foot of Blowing Stone Hill, Kingston Lisle is a village and civil parish in the Vale of White Horse and just five miles west of Wantage.  As with much of the surrounding area there are strong historic links to King Alfred. The Blowing Stone is a perforated sarsen stone capable of producing a booming sound, when someone blows...



Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property’s Village Spotlight Little & Great Coxwell

Straddling the A420 Faringdon Road, the villages of Little Coxwell and Great Coxwell are conveniently located approximately 1.5 miles south of Faringdon. Great Coxwell, as the name may indicate, is the slightly larger of the two villages which was originally in Berkshire up until a boundary change in 1974.  The village resides in a...



Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Read More


New Faringdon Housing Estate - A Chance To Review the Plans

If you have an interest in what housing is being planned in your local area, then you need to visit the Corn Exchange in Faringdon to view plans submitted for 425 new properties in the Park Road area of Faringdon. Similar plans, which include a primary school and a community ‘forest’, were approved by the Vale of the White...



Posted on Monday, January 23, 2017 Read More


High expectations? Perhaps, but make sure you keep a level head.

When asked, and as a general rule, a majority of home owners say they expect the value of their property to rise over time. Even in today’s uncertain market, around four out of five think that house prices will rise by as much as 5% in their area before the end of 2019. Looking at further information from Zoopla, it seems that those...



Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019 Read More


Vale of the White Horse Property Update April 2018

We have just had the data in from Land Registry for April 2018 which means it is time for us to take our monthly look at the property completion data for the Vale of the White Horse. The headlines are a marked year on year drop in the volume of completions and a small percentage drop in year on year prices. Property Prices The...



Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Read More


Vale of the White Horse Property Update March 2018

We have just downloaded the Price Paid data from Land Registry for the March 2018 so it is time for us to crunch the numbers and see what has been happening in the Vale of the White Horse.  As a reminder, the information tends to lag about six weeks behind so we always wait until we have a full and complete month of data. We have now...



Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 Read More


February 2018 Property Update

Following on from January 2018’s Property Report , we now have the price paid data from Land Registry for February 2018.  We have crunched the numbers and reviewed the sales activity for the Vale of the White Horse. The headline comment is that there has been a slight month on month decrease in average prices and an increase in...



Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Read More


January 2018 Property Update

We now have the first month’s price sold property data for 2018 from the Land Registry and we are keen to see what prices and volumes have been doing for January. The headline is an encouraging move upwards in price but marked a drop in properties sold. Prices Looking at the price paid data for January 2018 we see a 5.03%...



Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Read More


Property Report for November & December 2017

We have now got the final two months property transaction data from Land Registry for November and December 2017 and we have looked at the numbers to see what property prices and sales volumes were doing at the end of 2017. The headlines for November and December 2017 year on year price comparisons are a healthy double digit percentage...



Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Read More


Waymark Property Report for October 2017

We now have the Land Registry residential property completion prices in for October 2017 so it is time to see how house sales across the Vale of the White Horse were performing. The headline for October 2017 was a slight decrease in year on year average prices, however, there was an increase in the sales volume. Prices Looking at...



Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Read More


September 2017 - Waymark Property Report

We now have the Land Registry residential property completion prices in for September 2017 so it is time to see how house sales across the Vale of the White Horse have been performing. The headline for September 2017 is a slight increase in average prices compared to last month but a decline in the sales volume. Prices Looking at...



Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Read More


August 2017 - Waymark Property Report

It is that time again when Waymark Property takes a monthly look at the Land Registry completion data for residential property for the Vale of the White Horse.  We have compared annual month on month figures since the start of the decade to provide you with an insight into completion prices and volumes. With August typically being prime...



Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 Read More


July 2017 - Waymark Property Report

We have just received the Land Registry information for prices paid for a residential property in July 2017 across the whole of the Vale of the White Horse.  We have analysed the data year on year back to the start of the decade to provide you with an insight into what is happening with prices and volumes transacted in our region. As a...



Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 Read More


Waymark Property Review January to June 2017

Having just published our June 2017 Property Report , we are now able to review all the data from Land Registry for the first six months of the year.  If you would like to receive our monthly property reports, you can subscribe to our mailing list on our main blog page [insert link].  You will also find all the previous property...



Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Read More


June 2017 - Waymark Property Report

We have just received the Land Registry information for prices paid for a residential property in June 2017 across the whole of the Vale of the White Horse and we have analysed the data year on year back to 2010, to provide you with an insight into what is happening with prices and volumes transacted in the region. As a headline summary,...



Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 Read More


May 2017 - Waymark Property Update

We have just received the Land Registry information for prices paid for residential property in May 2017 across the whole of the Vale of the White Horse and we have analysed the data to provide you with an insight into what is happening with prices and volumes transacted in the region. As a headline summary, the trend continues to be small...



Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Read More


April 2017 - Waymark Property Update

We have just received the Land Registry information on property sales in  April 2017 so it is time for us to take our regular look at the data and provide you with an insight into what is happening in the Vale of the White Horse in relation to prices and volumes transacted. Following on from our Q1 2017 summary and looking at a year...



Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 Read More


March 2017 & Q1 2017 Property Update

We have just got the price paid data in from Land Registry for March 2017 so we will be able to do our usual analysis of the month on month changes from 2010, alongside a summary to the first three months of 2017. We will start by looking at the percentage split by property types which are: Detached. Semi-Detached....



Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Read More


February 2017 - Completions Still Down & Prices Moving Up

The residential property completion data for February 2017 is fresh in so it’s time for our monthly review of the volumes and prices.  As before, we’re doing a month on month comparison on the price paid data going back to February 2010 looking at the main property types of:  Detached Semi-Detached Terraced...



Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Read More


January 2017 - Completions Down and Average Price Up

We’ve just got the first complete month's worth of data for 2017 so it’s time for Waymark to digest and interpret the figures with a month on year comparison from January 2017 right back to January 2010.  It’s fair to say it’s a bit of a mixed bag! What is interesting is the change in average prices across the...



Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 Read More


Drop in December 2016 Completions Across the Whole of Oxfordshire

Following on from the interest shown in our Significant drop in December 2016 Completions blog post which we published two weeks ago, we thought we’d expand the data beyond just the Vale of the White Horse and include the whole of Oxfordshire. So you can compare like with like, we are publishing the information in the same format as...



Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 Read More


Significant drop in December 2016 Completions

The price paid for residential property in the Vale of the White Horse has just been released by Land Registry for December 2016 so we thought we’d provide a brief overview of the data and do a year on year comparison of prices and volumes. The data is split by four property types: Detached Semi-detached...



Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 Read More


Property Predictions for 2017

Who’s Predicting What For 2017? We think it’s a brave person that looks to predict the future events of any property market, let alone one that is post-Brexit.  It was fair to say that activity levels took a slight downturn towards the end of 2016, although the quality of instructions and applicants remained high.  In...



Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 Read More


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