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MARKET OUTLOOK FOR 2024

12/06/24

The European Central Bank cut its central bank rate on 6th June. It is the first cut in nearly 5 years and ahead of the US which, like the UK, is y...

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CASH IS KING

23/05/24

There is a strong presence of cash buyers in the market. 35% of sales in Great Britain are currently cash, compared to 30% the same month the year ...

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME FOR SALE IN GALMINGTON

16/05/24

We are pleased to bring to the market this superb semi detached family home located on Galmington Road on a generous garden plot.

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MARKET OUTLOOK

09/04/24

February 2024 mortgage approvals levels were 40% above their level in February 2023.

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20% MORE HOMES FOR SALE

08/04/24

There are a fifth (20%) more homes available for sale compared to the same time last year, boosting buyer choice.

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

30/03/24

The Easter Bunny is hopping into action this year, dropping off over 80 million easter eggs that are sold in the UK each year

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SUPERB BUNGALOW FOR SALE IN ORCHARD GREEN

28/03/24

Available with no onward chain, this spacious detached bungalow on the northern outskirts of Taunton offers a great sized interior and an even bett...

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WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR BUYERS

22/03/24

The average price of a property coming to market has risen by 1.5%, compared to a historic average uplift of 1% for March and taking it to £368,118...

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN NORTON FITZWARREN FOR SALE

08/03/24

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this spacious well presented detached family home in Norton Fitzwarren to the market.

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SPRING BUDGET

07/03/24

The Spring Budget this year felt very much like a keep calm and carry on budget for the housing market. There were no dramatic policy announcements...

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27.1% OF SALES TAKES PLACE IN SPRING

05/03/24

In the past five years (excluding 2020 due to Covid), springtime bloomed with 27% of home sales, the highest proportion of any of the four seasons.

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COTTAGE FOR SALE A STONE'S THROW FROM VIVARY PARK

23/02/24

Located a stone's throw from Vivary Park is this renovated mid terrace house in Mount Street, available with no onward chain.

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GARDEN ROOMS CAN ADD 5%

21/02/24

Spring is around the corner with seven-spot ladybirds, daffodils and snowdrops emerging across the country. Naturally our attention is turning to g...

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WE'VE WON AGAIN

14/02/24

I'm immensely proud of our team for their continued professionalism and tailored personal service that each and every one of clients receive, and t...

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INTEREST RATE OUTLOOK

05/02/24

The Bank of England held the Bank Rate at 5.25% in its February 2024 meeting. The Bank Rate has been at this level since August 2023

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SURGE IN SALES AGREED

31/01/24

New sales agreed, a key measure of market confidence and activity, were up 13% in the first 3 weeks of January compared to the same period last year.

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LANDLORDS INTENTIONS FOR 2024

24/01/24

Just one quarter (24%) of landlords intend to increase rents in 2024, while 68% intend to maintain them at current levels and 8% plan to reduce rents.

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JANUARY JUMP IN ASKING PRICES

18/01/24

The average new seller asking price rose by 1.3%, the biggest price rise for January since 2020. This is over double the 20-year average of +0.6%.

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LENDERS SLASH MORTGAGE RATES

16/01/24

Many big mortgage lenders are in fierce competition and slashing rates. The average five-year fix is now 5.55%, down from its peak of 6.37% in Augu...

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MEDIUM-TERM OUTLOOK

04/01/24

Looking across the average of published house price forecasts, UK house prices are expected to soften marginally in 2024 (by an average -2.1%). Ren...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

22/12/23

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OH! CHRISTMAS TREE

08/12/23

Resplendent with twinkling lights and cherished ornaments, the Christmas tree is a symbol of warmth, tradition, and the spirit of giving.

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME FOR SALE IN LAXTON CLOSE

07/12/23

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this very reasonably priced three bedroom family home standing at the head of a small cul de sac...

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CONGRATULATIONS JADE AND OLA

05/12/23

Congratulations to Jade Adone AARLA on passing her Level 2 Award in Residential Property Management and Ola Kasprzyk ANAEA on passing her Level 2 A...

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AUTUMN STATEMENT 2023

27/11/23

In the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced support for low-income renters by raising the Local Housing Allowance to cover the lower 30% of r...

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REASONS FOR RENTING

22/11/23

According to The Property Academy Renter Survey 2023, over a third of renters rent because they don’t have the deposit to buy a home.

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COMMUNITY

15/11/23

World Kindness Day, celebrated annually in November, is a day to celebrate and promote kindness in all forms, uniting people in kindness globally.

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A SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FAMILY HOME FOR SALE IN HATCH BEAU...

10/11/23

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this substantial detached family home situated on the outskirts of Hatch Beauchamp and available ...

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FIRST-TIME BUYER FUNDING

09/11/23

The average deposit paid by a first-time buyer was £43,693. Perhaps unsurprisingly, almost two-thirds (63%) were in the top 40% income bracket.

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FRENCH WEIR RETIREMENT APARTMENT FOR SALE

08/11/23

Nestled in a small retirement development in the sought after French Weir area of Taunton is this purpose built one bedroom ground floor apartment ...

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INTEREST RATES CLOSE TO PEAK

03/11/23

The Bank of England held the bank rate at 5.25% in their November 2023 meeting. Interest rates, through mortgage affordability, are a key deteminan...

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SPREADING THE LOAD

01/11/23

First-time buyers, faced with the rising costs of getting on the housing ladder, are finding ways to offset the increases by taking longer mor...

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SCARY STREET NAMES DON'T SPOOK BUYERS

31/10/23

Halloween is big business and the UK is projected to spend over £1bn with more than 56% of the population taking part in the fun.

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RENTAL AFFORDABILITY

24/10/23

Although earnings in the south of England are generally higher than in other parts of the country, anyone needing to rent a home, will have to give...

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STUNNING VILLAGE HOME WITH A NEW ASKING PRICE

18/10/23

A beautifully presented village home on the outskirts of Norton Fitzwarren, situated close to good schooling, shops and delightful countryside walks.

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EPC ESSENTIALS

17/10/23

The regulation to require all newly rented properties to have an EPC rating of at least C by 2025 has been scrapped.

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DEMAND PRESSURES CONTINUE TO DRIVE RENTS HIGHER

16/10/23

Almost one in six rental transactions in 2023 have been agreed at above the asking rent, compared to less than one in 15 in 2019, according to new ...

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SOLD STC IN JUST 48 HOURS! - SIMILAR GENUINELY NEEDED

12/10/23

We're proud to announce the sale of this fantastic semi detached bungalow in the Parkfield area of Taunton in just 48 hours!

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MARKET OUTLOOK

09/10/23

Interest rates are deemed to be at, or close to their peak so any improvement should start to lift sentiment.

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NORTON FITZWARREN

06/10/23

We're thrilled to offer this immculately presented family home on the outskirts of Norton Fitzwarren, overlooking a brook and greenery to the front...

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MORE RENTERS ARE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

05/10/23

Newly released data from the 2021 census shows that there were significant changes in the make-up of people living in the private rental sector in ...

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STUNNING BUNGALOW FOR SALE IN STAPLEGROVE

03/10/23

We are proud to bring to the market this superb detached bungalow standing on the outskirts of Staplegrove village.

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A HOME SHARED....

27/09/23

The cast of Friends were role models for a generation, living the dream in a shared apartment. There are over half a million 'Homes in Multiple Occ...

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STUNNING RENTAL COTTAGE IN HENLADE

25/09/23

The lettings team at Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this well presented and spacious semi detached cottage in Henlade with drive...

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MORE MORTGAGE CHOICES

20/09/23

The number of mortgage products available has risen to 5,338, its highest level since February 2022, and more than double the availability seen in ...

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SUPERB TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR SALE IN FRENCH WEIR

19/09/23

We're delighted to bring to the market this superb first floor apartment in the highly favoured French Weir area of Taunton.

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TRANSACTIONS AND PRICES

18/09/23

There were just over one million residential sales across England and Wales in the year to end July. This is -11.4% below the volume a year ago.

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TWO BEDROOM HOME IN BLACKBROOK FOR SALE

15/09/23

New to the market this week is this well presented two bedroom house nestled in a small cul de sac in Blackbrook.

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CHANGING LEVEL OF HOMEOWNERSHIP AMONG YOUNG ADULTS

08/09/23

Well under half of today’s young adults own their own home (41% of those aged 25–34). Although this has not changed much in the last decade, it was...

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MORTGAGE APPROVALS

05/09/23

Mortgage approvals lead trends in residential sales activity by around 3 months. As such, mortgage approvals will be a key leading indicator to mon...

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EARLY SIGNALS OF DEMAND IN THE RENTAL MARKET

29/08/23

Interest in finding a new rental home is distinctly seasonal, with periods of high and low interest coinciding with holidays and other events.

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AVAILABLE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

25/08/23

We are pleased to bring to the market this spacious well presented family home in Bramley Road, Taunton.

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HONEY, I'M HOME

16/08/23

World Honey Bee Day is on the third Saturday in August and brings a buzzing celebration for beekeepers, honey lovers, and all things blooming.

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HOUSING AND WIDER ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

14/08/23

Monitoring the outlook of various economic indicators gives us a good view on both the current and future direction of the UK’s housing market.

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NEW PROPERTIES TO THE MARKET THIS WEEK

10/08/23

A well presented and deceptively spacious four bedroom detached home in Saffron Close, Taunton at £375,000.

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DEPOSITS VARY BY REGION FOR FIRST-TIME BUYERS

08/08/23

To buy a home in the UK, first-time buyers have an average deposit of between £26,400 and £144,500.

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PLAYING THE LONG GAME

25/07/23

The Ashes are over for another year but with the cricket season still very much in play, we take a nostalgic look at changes in the housing market ...

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AN IMMACULATELY PRESENTED HOME IN NORTON FITZWARREN

22/07/23

Ware and Company are pleased to bring to the market this immaculately presented and spacious three bedroom family home located on the outskirts of ...

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SWAP RATES TREND LOWERS

21/07/23

Swap rates give us a good indication of changes to come in mortgage costs – reflecting the cost of borrowing for lenders.

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DOWNSIZING?

19/07/23

Over 8.1 million owner occupiers in England and Wales now own their homes outright.

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EXTENDED SEMI DETACHED HOME IN BISHOPS LYDEARD FOR SALE

18/07/23

New this week to the market with us is this extended semi detached family home on the outskirts of Bishops Lydeard

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PORTFOLIO LANDLORDS STILL LOOKING TO EXPAND

17/07/23

More than a quarter of landlords who own five or more properties are planning to increase their portfolio over the next year, while one in five who...

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A DELIGHTFUL SEMI DETACHED FAMILY HOME IN CHEDDON ROAD

12/07/23

New to the market this week with us is this spacious semi detached family home in Cheddon Road, Taunton.

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FIRST FINISHERS PRICE IT RIGHT

11/07/23

Property prices have moderated and while demand remains across the market, sensible and realistic initial pricing impacts on sales success.

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PUNNETS VERSUS PROPERTY

05/07/23

The 136th Wimbledon Championship is underway. The All England Club is set to host around 800 players, 679 matches and over half a million spectator...

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INTEREST ONLY MORTGAGES DECLINING BUT MAY SEE A RESURGENCE

04/07/23

The era of more prudent mortgage lending since the Global Financial Crisis means that interest-only mortgages have become a much smaller proportion...

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MANY HOMES EXEMPT FROM STAMP DUTY

28/06/23

In the past year more than 60% of homes in Wales and nearly half (48%) of homes in England (excluding London) bought by home movers have been exemp...

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A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED DETACHED HOUSE FOR SALE IN CASHFO...

22/06/23

An immaculately presented detached family residence standing in a convenient location for good schooling and access to the Town centre and main art...

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PROUD TO SUPPORT THE REFILL REVOLUTION

16/06/23

Did you know you can refill your water bottle in our office?

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STUNNING PERIOD HOME IN SOUTH STREET FOR SALE

14/06/23

New to the market today is this fantastic three bedroom period home in South Street, Taunton.

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WHO BUYS A RENTAL PROPERTY?

13/06/23

Buy-to-let investors remain an important sector of the market. Close to 30% of agents state that when a rental property is put up for sale the most...

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A STUNNING REFURBISHED FAMILY HOME IN RUISHTON

12/06/23

Ware & company are pleased to bring to the market this stunning semi detached family home in Ruishton that has been refurbished to a high standard ...

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I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE

07/06/23

National Bike Week (5 June – 11 June 2023) celebrates over 12,500 miles of national cycle routes in the UK.

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PROPERTY PRICES BLOOM IN FLORAL ADDRESSES

24/05/23

Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its 110th year, with thousands of plants and flowers on display for garden lovers.

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME IN CASHFORD GATE

23/05/23

We are pleased to bring to the market this detached former show home in Cashford Gate, Taunton.

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GIFTED MONEY

18/05/23

£17 billion is gifted, or informally loaned each year, of which over half is used for property purchase or improvement (The Institute of Fiscal Stu...

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STUNNING REFURBISHED FAMILY HOME IN CREECH ST. MICHAEL

16/05/23

New to the market is this spacious semi detached house on the outskirts of Creech St. Michael

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MORTGAGE RATES FALLEN DESPITE INTEREST RATE RISES

13/05/23

Analysis of mortgage interest rates in recent times shows that while the base rate of interest has risen, mortgage rates for those seeking to purch...

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A SPACIOUS DETACHED HOME IN RUISHTON PRESENTED TO A HIGH ...

12/05/23

A superb detached family home located in a small cul de sac on the outskirts of Ruishton

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A DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS AND WELL PRESENTED HOME IN ALFRED ...

11/05/23

Ware and Company are pleased to bring to the market this deceptively spacious and well presented two reception, three bedroom family home in Alfred...

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HOME UPGRADES TO ADD VALUE

10/05/23

Adding value to your home is a key consideration for many home owners.

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FIT FOR A KING

05/05/23

Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms will be crowned at a ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6th May. This wi...

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55 DAYS TO A FULL HOUSE

27/04/23

At 55 days, the average time taken to sell a property (from listing to sold subject to contract) is nearly two weeks faster than the last so-called...

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WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM YOUR AGENT?

24/04/23

Professionalism and knowledge top the reasons of why prospective vendors choose their agents, irrespective of age or how experienced a seller may be.

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THREE BRITISH PROPERTY AWARDS IN FOUR YEARS!

19/04/23

We are proud to announce that we have won another British Property Award this year, this time in the Regional Finals for Somerset.

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OPEN PLAN LIVING DRIVES HUGE CHANGE

14/04/23

Open-plan living has become a huge trend over recent times for both renovations and new build housing. Fewer walls create additional light and spac...

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UK EASTER EGG SPEND

04/04/23

An egg-stimated 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year. Based on an average cost of £5.18 per egg, this egg-quates to an egg-spenditur...

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ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS OR INVESTORS

31/03/23

New to the market this week with us is this smart well presented two bedroom home in Bluebell Close in the Dowsland area of Taunton.

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WORKING FROM HOME

24/03/23

44% of people continue to work from home, either full time or on a hybrid basis, according to the latest data released by the Office for National S...

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SPRING FORWARD FOR HOME SALES

22/03/23

Mid-March marks the start of spring, long acknowledged as the best time to sell your home.

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TOP OF THE CHARTS

21/03/23

Another great week for sales, topping the Rightmove chart for the Taunton area.

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PRICE IT RIGHT

16/03/23

With price sensitivity increasingly evident in the property market, understanding local market conditions and pricing realistically are essential t...

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A REFURBISHED BUNGALOW FOR SALE IN CREECH HEATHFIELD

13/03/23

A superb semi detached bungalow in Creech Heathfield, presented in immaculate refurbished order throughout and with drive parking and a garage.

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SUPERB END OF TERRACE REGENCY STYLE HOUSE IN FRENCH WEIR ...

10/03/23

Located in the highly favoured French Weir area of Taunton, just moments away from the recreational park and Taunton town centre, this extremely sp...

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STUNNING EXTENDED HOUSE FOR SALE IN CREECH ST MICHAEL

07/03/23

Marketed this week with us is this refurbished and well presented detached family house that has in recent years been extended to add additional li...

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MORE MORTGAGE PRODUCT CHOICE

01/03/23

Across the mortgage market product choice is increasing. According to Moneyfacts there are more than 4,300 different deals available.

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MAKING SENSE OF CENSUS 2021

28/02/23

The 2021 census reports that just over 1 million more households live in accommodation classed as being under occupied than in 2011. This is 69% of...

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WE WON AGAIN!

22/02/23

We're thrilled to announce that we have won GOLD at this year's British Property Awards for the second time in three years!.

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62 FLIPPING DAYS TO SELL

21/02/23

You batter be ready as Pancake Day takes place 47 days before Easter Sunday, 15 days under the average 62 days Rightmove report it takes to secure ...

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NEW SALES INSTRUCTION IN CREECH ST. MICHAEL

17/02/23

A spacious double fronted detached family house on the outskirts of Creech St. Michael, Taunton for sale at £350,000.

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LUCKY NUMBER 7

16/02/23

Seven. Considered by many a lucky number, and as a homeowner if you stay in a property for 7 years it is likely to have risen in value.

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME FOR SALE IN RUISHTON

15/02/23

A fantastic opportunity to purchase a smart well presented family home in Ruishton, Taunton.

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ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER STUNNING KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM!

14/02/23

We are thrilled to bring to the market this stunning family home in Belvedere Road

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HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH YOUR HOME?

10/02/23

Buying a home is like falling in love. You can expect to go through the same ups and downs, emotional tugs and pulls, and even similar stages.

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STUNNING EXTENDED HOUSE IN LANSDOWNE ROAD FOR SALE

09/02/23

Another great instruction this week, this time in Lansdowne Road, Taunton, with one of the best extension/refurbs you are likely to see this year!

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STUNNING FAMILY HOUSE FOR SALE IN FRENCH WEIR

08/02/23

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this stunning three storey family home in French Weir Avenue

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ANOTHER 5* REVIEW

02/02/23

Ware & Company have received another 5* review on Google.

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HOUSES STILL MOST POPULAR WITH NEW BUYERS

31/01/23

Houses remain the most popular choice for new buyers, but the proportion of prospective purchasers looking for apartments is on the rise.

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55% JUMP IN BUYER DEMAND

25/01/23

Following two months of falls, average new seller asking prices rose by 0.9% in January 2023

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A SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN MONKTON HEATHFIELD WITH NO ONWA...

20/01/23

We are pleased to bring to the market this deceptively spacious detached family home on the outskirts of Monkton Heathfield in Park Mead.

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HOUSE PRICES RISE BY 59% SINCE THE LAST YEAR OF THE RABBIT

19/01/23

This year, Chinese New Year falls on the 22nd January, beginning the Year of the Rabbit. The rabbit is one of 12 zodiac animals and it represents p...

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME IN THE ROWBARTON AREA OF TAUNTON

18/01/23

New to the market this week is this superb three storey, four bedroom family home in the Rowbarton area of Taunton.

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33% OF HOUSEHOLDS OWN THEIR HOMES OUTRIGHT

13/01/23

The census began recording mortgage status in 1991. The 2021 census marks the first time the data has shown that amongst homeowners, those that are...

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FAMILY HOME IN CREECH ST. MICHAEL WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

12/01/23

We are pleased to bring to the market this semi detached family house located on the outskirts of Creech St. Michael, a sought after village approx...

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SUPERB FAMILY HOME IN BISHOPS LYDEARD

11/01/23

New to the market with Ware & Company is this fantastic four/five bedroom detached family home on the outskirts of Bishops Lydeard.

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THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

05/01/23

An average of economists and housing market commentator forecasts over the next 5 years expect the rental market out perform the sales market, at 3...

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WELCOME GABBY

04/01/23

We are pleased to welcome Gabby to the Ware & Company family.

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READY FOR A BOXING DAY BOUNCE?

24/12/22

In recent years, a 'Boxing Day bounce' has been reported by property portals, as households wishing to move in the new year go online to start thei...

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CHRISTMAS DINNER

23/12/22

Christmas dinner is an essential part of the festive celebrations, but could you 'Grow-your-own?'. We had a look at the increasing number of househ...

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62% OF UK HOUSEHOLDS OWN A PET

16/12/22

Father Christmas keeps reindeer as pets and although not many UK household own reindeer, we are still a nation of animal lovers.

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CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS

15/12/22

Our Christmas opening hours

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ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT IMPORTANT TO TENANTS

10/12/22

There may not be a train line to the North Pole yet, but with the country returning to pre-Coronavirus normality, people commuting via public trans...

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PRIME MARKETS OUTPERFORMING ACROSS ALL REGIONS

09/12/22

All 10 regions across England and Wales have registered an outperformance of prime homes (top 25% of sales) in the 12 months to end of October 2022.

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NEW ROUND OF GOVERNMENT FUNDING

08/12/22

41 councils across the country have been allocated funds to kickstart regeneration projects which could deliver over 2,200 homes for local communit...

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CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

08/12/22

We are pleased to be supporting the Save the Children Christmas Jumper campaign again this year

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120,000 UK GARDENS NEEDED FOR XMAS TREES

05/12/22

We grow around 7 million Christmas trees in the UK each year. 2240 ha of land would be needed to grow that many trees, the equivalent of 120,000 av...

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FOOTBALL FEVER KICKS OFF AT HOME

30/11/22

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is well under way but football fever starts at grassroots levels in the UK, on the local playing fields scattered throughou...

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STUNNING APARTMENTS TO RENT ION THE CENTRE OF TAUNTON

29/11/22

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market a range of stunning refurbished apartments located close to the centre of Taunton.

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TOP 10 MORTGAGE LENDERS

25/11/22

The UK's top ten mortgage lenders lent an eye-watering £260 billion in 2021, increasing their market share to 84.4%, up from 82.4% in 2019 (data re...

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RENTERS OR MORE LIKELY TO RENEW CONTRACTS IF RENTING THRO...

23/11/22

Renters are more likely to renew their tenancy if they are renting through an agent than directly through a landlord, 75% compared to 68% (Property...

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AUTUMN STATEMENT KEY TAKEAWAYS

19/11/22

The Chancellor pledged to face the economic storm, as he announced widespread spending cuts and tax rises in his Autumn Statement on 17th November ...

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME IN COTFORD ST LUKE

18/11/22

New to the market this week with us is this fantastic, well presented semi detached family home located in the heart of Cotford St. Luke.

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1 IN 3 MOVES ARE NEED-BASED

17/11/22

Home moves can be triggered by dreams and desires as much as necessity – as proven by the post-Covid trend for lifestyle change.

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GREAT NEW INSTRUCTION IN MONKTON HEATHFIELD, TAUNTON

16/11/22

Ware & Company are proud to bring to the market this immaculately presented semi detached family home in Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

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SALES RATES STILL HIGH DESPITE PRESSURES ON AFFORDABILITY

15/11/22

The lag in housing market data means that key indicators for the UK sales market are not yet fully reflecting the pressure on affordability created...

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STUNNING PERIOD HOME IN SOUTH STREET

12/11/22

New to the market this week with us is this stunning well presented period property in South Street, Taunton

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75% OF HOMEMOVERS RATE LOCAL COMMUNITY AS IMPORTANT

11/11/22

Humans are social animals, forming societies and seeking contact with others for well-being purposes. It is not therefore surprising that buyers an...

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BIGGEST INTEREST RISE IN 33 YEARS

09/11/22

On Thursday 3rd November 2022, the Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates by a further 0.75 percentage points to take interest rat...

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SUPERB THREE BEDROOM HOME IN NORTH CURRY FOR SALE

08/11/22

An immaculately presented three bedroom family home with a larger than average rear garden and two drive parking spaces.

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HALLOWEEN SPEND IN THE UK

31/10/22

Halloween spend in the UK in 2022 is forecast to be £687 million, up 15% on last year (Finder).

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SO WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT?

21/10/22

Just 11% of sellers include ‘lowest fee’ in their top five reasons for choosing their agent, and only 6% of vendors choose their agent solely for t...

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WE ARE HIRING A NEW MEMBER OF STAFF

19/10/22

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our friendly, customer-focused, professional team in our Taunton office.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KAY

14/10/22

Congratulations to Kay who is celebrating ten years service with us today.

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EXPECTATIONS HAVE JUMPED

10/10/22

As widely reported, the Chancellor's mini-budget spooked markets and resulted in the value of the pound sliding and interest rate expectations jump...

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SPACE TO WORK FROM HOME

04/10/22

A survey of over 10,000 home movers by Property Academy in June 2022 has revealed that having space to work from home has increased in importance a...

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STUNNING INDIVIDUALLY BUILT DETACHED HOUSE IN FOURACRES C...

01/10/22

A stunning individually built detached family home located in Fouracres Close, south of the town, yet within easy walking distance of the centre.

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STAMP DUTY CUT

28/09/22

Stamp Duty has been abolished on the first £250,000 of any property purchase, (up from £125,000), making an immediate saving of up to £2,500 for ho...

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RENTER SEARCH

20/09/22

‘Bills included’ is the most popular search term for renters seeking to find a new place to call home. Renters are keen to have certainty on their ...

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HM QUEEN ELIZABETH'S FUNERAL

14/09/22

In honour of her HM Queen Elizabeth II's funeral on Monday 19th September 2022, the offices of Ware & Company will be closed. We will re-open on Tu...

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ENERGY SAVING IN THE BALANCE

10/09/22

The cost of living crisis threatens progress towards the UK's Net-Zero ambition, as 45% of homeowners prioritise everyday bills over upgrading thei...

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RIP Queen Elizabeth II

09/09/22

We are united with the nation in sending our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.

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OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT ADDS VALUE

02/09/22

House prices are significantly higher in the catchments of Ofsted 'outstanding' primary schools, even compared to those ranked 'Good' in their Ofst...

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RATE OF INFLATION EXPECTED TO SLOW SHARPLEY IN 2023

30/08/22

As price rises spread throughout the economy, reports suggest the rate of inflation could reach 18% in early 2023, almost double its current rate o...

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN NORTH TAUNTON

25/08/22

We pleased to bring to the market this deceptively spacious family home in Luxhay Close, North Taunton

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PROPERTY ON THE PODIUM

24/08/22

With British sportsmen and women taking top spots on podiums at the recent Commonwealth Games and the European Athletics and Aquatics Championships...

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PLANNING APPLICATIONS DROP IN 2022

18/08/22

The number of planning applications submitted for residential property in England and Wales was 16% lower in the first half of 2022 than in 2021, a...

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WHAT LOCAL AMENITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO RENTERS?

05/08/22

Proximity to local amenities is an important or very important consideration when choosing a rental home for over 75% of renters (Dataloft, Propert...

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HIDDEN TREASURE

01/08/22

At £14bn the value of unspent paper £20 and £50 notes equates to the equivalent of over 50,000 average priced homes

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YIELDS REMAIN ATTRACTIVE IN THE RENTAL MARKET

26/07/22

Indicative gross yields remain attractive in the rental market. Based on an analysis of apartments sold and rented over the past 12 months the indi...

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HOME OWNER STAYS SHORTEN WHILE RENTERS RENT LONGER

22/07/22

While we wait for the 2021 census housing data we look to the newly published 2020/21 English Housing Survey data to help us understand the changin...

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HOT PROPERTY

19/07/22

The UK has dealt with historic temperatures this week, and although the scorching heat of the housing market is showing some signs of moderating as...

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FRIDAY ON MY MIND

15/07/22

Friday remains the most popular day to complete on a house or start a new rental tenancy. 40% of all property sales over the past year have complet...

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RENTS GROW AT FASTEST ANNUAL RATE IN 16 YEARS

14/07/22

Average asking rents outside London hit another new record of £1,126 p/m, up 3.5% vs. last quarter and 11.8% vs. last year:

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FAMILY HOUSE IN PRIORSWOOD COMING SOON

12/07/22

Coming to the market with Ware & Company this week is this spacious three bedroom family home with no onward chain.

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3 IN 4 RENTERS CONCERNED

08/07/22

Over 75% of renters are concerned about the impact of the cost of living crisis on their ability to pay rent, according to a survey of over 12,000 ...

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ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

05/07/22

The 135th Wimbledon Championships is underway, with the All England Club celebrating its centenary of hosting this iconic Grand Slam.

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CENSUS 2021 - THE REGIONAL PICTURE

01/07/22

The 2021 Census has revealed that population and household growth across England and Wales has been unequal over the past decade. This has been ref...

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MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS RESULTS

29/06/22

The first results of the 2021 Census published on June 28th show the population of England and Wales was 6% higher on Census day 2021, compared to ...

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STOCK SHORTAGES

23/06/22

Property and rental prices are expected to climb across most of the UK over the next three months, based on the latest RICS sentiment survey of Cha...

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2 YEARS AVERAGE LENGTH OF TENANCY

17/06/22

Findings from a landlord survey by Rightmove indicate a change in renter behaviour against a backdrop of record rents and rising household bills.

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15bn SUPPORTTO HELP LIMIT NEGATIVE IMPACT

10/06/22

Before the £15bn support package was announced in May, the cost-of-living crisis seemed very likely to dent confidence in the housing market.

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ROYAL STREET PARTY

01/06/22

As neighbours come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with a street party, we asked how many homes sold since the start of 2021 had Jubilee...

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

20/05/22

UK households are spending more on gardens, plants and flowers than ever before. At 7.6 billion, expenditure in 2021 was up by over 1 billion on 20...

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GOING UP: RENTS RISE IN ALL REGIONS

11/05/22

The average rent in the UK at the end of April 2022 was 1,091 pcm per calendar month, up 9.5% on the same time last year and up 1.2% from March.

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ON THE MOVE

09/05/22

More than 1 in 3 are in the process of, or are considering moving home, according to a survey of 3,000 respondents conducted by Nationwide in April.

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71% WOULD CONSIDER AN ELECTRIC CAR IF THEIR HOME HAD A CH...

27/04/22

The ongoing energy crisis has not only sparked concerns about the energy efficiency of our homes, it has also made us consider the type of vehicle ...

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MORE CHOICE FOR BUYERS AND RENTERS

20/04/22

More choice is returning to the housing market, with agents reporting a rise in new instructions in both the sales and lettings markets.

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1 IN 4 PRIVATELY RENTED HOMES TO HAVE TENANTS OVER THE AG...

08/04/22

More than one in four private rental households could be headed by a person over the age of 55 by 2035 according to a new report by the Social Mark...

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SOLAR SAVINGS

30/03/22

In his Spring Statement on 23 March 2022, the Chancellor announced the scrapping of VAT on materials and installation of energy efficiency equipmen...

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SPRING STATEMENT KEY TAKEAWAYS

29/03/22

The Chancellor warned that the global economic outlook is 'challenging' in his Spring Statement. The OBR has lowered its economic growth forecast t...

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WE'RE NUMBER ONE!

24/03/22

It's been another fantastic week for the lettings team this week, topping the Rightmove charts.

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1 IN 5 DEALS ARE SNAPPED UP IN THE FIRST WEEK ON MARKET

23/03/22

Newly-marketed properties are being snapped up fast, with Rightmove reporting that 22% of deals are agreed within the first week of being listed.

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THREE BEDROOM, THREE STOREY HOUSE FOR SALE

19/03/22

A spacious three storey family home for sale with no onward chain in Rosebery Street, Taunton

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SPRING INTO ACTION

18/03/22

Over the past five years (excluding 2020), the number of buyer enquiries per property for sale has been highest during March, April and May (Rightm...

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MONTHLY MORTGAGE APPROVALS MOUNT

12/03/22

Mortgage approvals, which surged in 2021 on the back of demand from home-movers, have sustained a high level into 2022, continuing to outpace any p...

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INDICITIVE GROSS RENTAL YIELDS

08/03/22

As of the end of February, gross yields for flats ranged from 3.1% in Prime Central London to 9.5% in Sunderland (North East).

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SUPERB TWO BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOME IN BLACKBROOK FOR SALE

07/03/22

We are pleased to bring to the market this superb semi detached home situated in the favoured Blackbrook area of Taunton

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NO LET UP IN SALES ACTIVITY

24/02/22

The property market is busy, with the start of 2022 seeing no slowdown in sales activity.

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STUNNING DETACHED HOME FOR SALE IN FOURACRES CLOSE, TAUNTON

23/02/22

A spacious detached family home for sale in Fouracres Close, Taunton

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STRONG DEMAND FOR HOMES CONTINUES

22/02/22

A net balance in demand of +64% was reported by survey participants for renter demand. This is the strongest result since 1999.

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STAMP DUTY HOLIDAY AND TAX RELIEF SIGNIFICANTLY BOOSTED S...

13/02/22

44% of home buyers in England were eligible for a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday (or claimed relief) in 2021, totalling 566,700 sales.

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IMPROVE OR MOVE?

12/02/22

The Federation of Master Builders' latest State of Trade Survey reports that 74% of builders have raised prices for their work in Q4 2021.

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SPACIOUS FAMILY HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

11/02/22

New to the market is this spacious mid terrace house in Viney Street in Taunton

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH RURAL VIEWS

10/02/22

We are pleased to bring to the market this stunning two bedroom second floor apartment on the southern outskirts of Norton Fitzwarren at £165,000.

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1 IN 6 HOMEMOVERS WANT A CHANGE OF SCENE

01/02/22

Change of scenery/lifestyle remains a key driver behind home moves, as the persistent shortage of supply has held back potential home moves.

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465,000 LANDLORDS COULD EXPAND PORTFOLIOS IN NEXT 2 YEARS

28/01/22

Nearly half a million landlords expect to expand their portfolio over the next two years.

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WE ARE HIRING

21/01/22

We are looking for a motivated individual to join our friendly, customer-focused, professional team in our Taunton office.

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WORKING FROM HOME NOT WORKING?

20/01/22

With working from home now necessary for many jobs and industries, post-pandemic households are continuing to revaluate the space they need from th...

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29.4 BILLION INVESTED IN THE UK'S TECH SECTOR 2021

19/01/22

Last year a record £29.4 billion was invested in the UK's tech sector, more than double the previous year. This is positive news for regional econo...

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COMING SOON

18/01/22

We will be bringing to the market this stunning two double bedroom ground floor retirement apartment in Avongrove Court, off The Avenue in Taunton.

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FORECASTS FOR POSITIVE PRICE GROWTH OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS

15/01/22

Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.

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WHO IS BUYING NOW?

14/01/22

The number of first-time buyers grew by 35% in 2021, compared to the pandemic year of 2020, despite the ongoing uncertainty.

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EXTENDED THREE BEDROOM SEMI DETACHED HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD...

11/01/22

New to the market this week with us is this spacious extended semi detached family home on Priorswood Road, offered in excellent condition and with...

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COULD THIS BE YOUR NEXT HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY?

10/01/22

Ware & Company are pleased to bring to the market this immaculately presented end of terrace home on Normandy Drive that will appeal to the growing...

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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR ESTATE AGENT?

06/01/22

Capability and market knowledge continue to top the list of how prospective home movers choose their agents.

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FORECASTS FOR POSITIVE PRICE GROWTH OF THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

04/01/22

Against the backdrop of strong economic growth, particularly in 2021 and 2022, forecasts for property price growth over the coming years are positive.

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Happy new year from us!

01/01/22

Happy new year to all of our many vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants and applicants.

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GIFT SPEND

18/12/21

15% of UK Christmas spending in 2021 is predicted to be on gifts, with spend per head expected to be £234, the equivalent of one week’s rent.

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OVER HALF OF £1,000,000+ HOMES TAKE PLACE OUTSIDE OF THE ...

16/12/21

Nearly 20,000 sales have taken place over the past year priced £1 million or more. Over half of these have been outside of the capital, compared to...

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Ho, ho, home

14/12/21

Over 500 properties have sold with either 'Christmas' in their name or address across England and Wales since 1995, with 23 'Christmas' sales so fa...

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SPENDING SPREE

08/12/21

Shoppers across the UK are forecast to spend a staggering £84.7 billion on Christmas 2021, the equivalent to nearly 314,000 average-priced homes. S...

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM FOR SALE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

07/12/21

A spacious two bedroom first floor apartment for sale in Massingham Park with no onward chain.

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MORTGAGE APPROVALS RETURN TO 'NORMAL' LEVELS

06/12/21

October saw mortgage approvals return to more 'normal' levels.

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UK HIGH STREETS ARE RECOVERING

03/12/21

The past 18 months have been tough for UK high streets due to Covid-19 restrictions in early 2020 which triggered a hollowing-out of city centres.

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FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME IN MONKTON HEATHFIELD WITH NO ONWAR...

01/12/21

Stunning four bedroom detached home in Monkton Heathfield for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

28/11/21

Many people move more often than they expect to. This is a key finding of the 2021 Home Moving Trends Survey, conducted by the Property Academy and...

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3.3% UK HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

26/11/21

The rate of house price growth is due to slow in 2022, but remain positive, ranging from 2% (London) to 4.3% (North West).

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REFURBISHED FAMILY HOME WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

18/11/21

No onward chain - A superb refurbished three bedroom family home in Priory Park with an enclosed garden, drive parking and a single garage.

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SALES VOLUMES ARE 16% HIGHER THAN 5-YEAR AVERAGE

11/11/21

The property market continues to ride the wave as we head to the end of 2021. Although softening, demand remains stronger than a year ago. Sales vo...

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ECONOMY SET TO BOUNCE BACK 6 MONTHS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED

02/11/21

The Chancellor described the economic picture as “strong” in the short term, with the Office for Budget Responsibility expecting the economy to ret...

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3 BED HOUSE WITH NO ONWARD CHAIN

01/11/21

Available with no onward chain, this deceptively spacious family home comes with a large enclosed rear garden

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SEPTEMBER. THIRD BUSIEST MONTH ON RECORD FOR PROPERTY SALES

23/10/21

September 2021 was the third busiest month for property sales across the UK since records began in 2005 (HMRC).

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DEMAND STABILISING

20/10/21

Buyer demand is stabilising according to the latest edition of the RICS Residential Survey.

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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED STREET NAMES

13/10/21

Harvest time is upon us and of all the seasons it appears ‘autumn’ is the most lucrative when it comes to property names.

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WHY INSTRUCT WARE & COMPANY?

12/10/21

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7.5% ANNUAL INCREASE IN UK RENTS

11/10/21

July to September is the busiest quarter of the year for the rental market. In a normal year, 32% of tenancies start in quarter 3. This is likely t...

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RAPID RENTS

06/10/21

Rental properties are finding a tenant quicker than ever before, with it on average taking 21 days to find a new renter.

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SUBSTANTIALLY EXTENDED FAMILY HOME IN CREECH ST. MICHAEL ...

30/09/21

Extended family home in Creech St. Michael with no onward chain

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LATER LIFE MORTGAGE LENDING ON THE RISE

29/09/21

Mortgage lending in later life is on the rise. The age of first-time buyers, an increase in the length of mortgage terms and an ageing population a...

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OVER TWO MILLION POUNDS WORTH OF PROPERTY SOLD STC IN THE...

29/09/21

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BUYER DEMAND SWELLS TO TWICE PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS

25/09/21

The property market continues to ride the wave as we head into autumn. Buyer demand per property is more than double pre-pandemic levels (Rightmove).

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STUNNING TWO BEDROOM VICTORIAN FAMILY HOME FOR SALE WITH ...

18/09/21

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SUPERB RENTAL PORTFOLIO FOR SALE OFFERING AN EXCELLENT AN...

17/09/21

A large rental portfolio of 15 self contained flats for sale in Wellington Road, Taunton at £1,100,000.

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PETS PLEASE!

12/09/21

While tenant demand has risen 13% over the past year, demand for pet-friendly rental properties has more than doubled, enquiries to letting agents ...

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LOW INTEREST ENVIROMENT SET TO REMAIN

10/09/21

While tenant demand has risen 13% over the past year, demand for pet-friendly rental properties has more than doubled, enquiries to letting agents ...

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ARE STOCK LEVELS RISING?

04/09/21

Although still significantly below average, there are signs that stock levels may be beginning to improve. The NAEA Propertymark reported a slight ...

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RENTS RISE IN ALL UK REGIONS

03/09/21

All regions in the UK saw an annual increase in monthly rent in July. The South West experienced the biggest increase (12.9%), followed by Wales (1...

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WELCOME JADE

03/09/21

We are pleased to welcome another member of staff to the Ware & Company team.

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SALES MARKET BUSIEST SINCE 2007

01/09/21

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RECORD BREAKING HOUSE PRICE GROWTH

20/08/21

The UK experienced a 13.2% annual increase in house prices in June 2021. This is the largest annual increase recorded since 2004.

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SHORTFALL IN HOMES FOR SALE

28/07/21

According to Rightmove there was a 225,000 shortfall in homes available for sale in the first half of 2021.

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1 IN 8 PLAN TO MOVE WITHIN 5 YEARS

20/07/21

One in every eight home movers across the UK expects to be in their new home for less than 5 years, over one third for a decade or less.

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SPACIOUS TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT FOR SALE IN GA...

15/07/21

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PRIZES TO PROPERTIES

08/07/21

The 134th Wimbledon Championships is underway, a suite of new champions set to be crowned in a glorious weekend of sporting action.

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OVER ONE MILLION NEW DWELLINGS BUILT IN ENGLAND AND WALES...

29/06/21

Over 1.3 million new dwellings have been added to the housing stock across England and Wales over the past 5 years, according to data released this...

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ANOTHER RECORD MONTH FOR PROPERTY DEMAND AND SALES OVER A...

24/06/21

NAEA HOUSING REPORT: One in three properties sold for more than the asking price, which is the highest ever recorded figure in May and a slight inc...

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64% WON'T BUY A PROPERTY WITHOUT A GARDEN

23/06/21

As summer officially begins this week, gardens and outside space remain priorities on buyer wish lists. Nearly two-thirds of residents wouldn't buy...

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FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME?

16/06/21

Euro 2020 is underway, the home nations experiencing mixed fortunes in their first matches. The most valuable team in the competition is England, t...

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TWO NEW PROPERTIES OFFERED TO MARKET

15/06/21

We are pleased to offer these two properties to the sales market today.

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FIRST HOME SCHEME LAUNCHED IN ENGLAND

14/06/21

First-time buyers in England, in particular key workers, will have the chance to buy homes within their local area for a discount under the governm...

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