Gosh there are lots and lots of houses for sale around my way very suddenly. I went for a stroll at lunch time and was amazed to note six more houses have got for sale signs up. For thelast couple of years, the signs were not going up before the proudly and much cherished Sold ones. Perhaps there wasn’t time, or maybe the vendors just felt a little anxious and shy about trying to sell a house after the market had been in the doldrums for years.
Those families that cannot get on with total house move are now beginning to refurbish their current properties. Again, in line with folk moving up, there is a great deal of activity in the building and renovation sector. The local planning offices must be doing a good trade in fees – very frew projects round here would not need checking with the building regulations department!