Communication, communication, communication!

Communication, communication, communication!

June 14, 2013By Kate

“They kept us regularly informed so we were never left in the dark”.  This was one of the many kind things a client wrote in a recent testimonial.  The reason this stood out for us is because we feel it is one of the most important parts of the service we strive to offer.  Good … Read More

War on the Line

War on the Line

June 7, 2013By Kate

This weekend sees the annual ‘War on the Line’ event taking place on the Watercress Line (or Mid Hants Railway as its also known). The event takes place in and around all 3 stations on the line, the market towns of Alton and Alresford and the village of Ropley mid way between the two. The … Read More

This is why we love our job!

This is why we love our job!

May 23, 2013By Kate

At the end of last year, we went to visit a couple who were considering using a search agent to help them find what they described as ‘an impossible task’. They had recently moved down from Derbyshire to be closer to their two children who lived in London and Surrey.  They left behind a stunning … Read More

Stepping stones…

Stepping stones…

May 14, 2013By Kate

Over our many years helping people find their new homes, we have sometimes experienced the ‘stepping stone’ situation. This is where people start off with their hearts set on a particular type or size of house and/or a location they don’t want to compromise on.  Unfortunately, their budget may not always match up to their … Read More

Brockenhurst – ‘the badgers wood’

Brockenhurst – ‘the badgers wood’

April 29, 2013By Kate

Brockenhurst is one of the most popular villages in the New Forest and is affectionately known as ‘Brock’ by its inhabitants.  The name actually means ‘the badgers wood’ and you can often find a New Forest pony strolling past the bank much to the bemusement of tourists!  The churchyard of the parish church of St … Read More

Hampshire’s towns make the ‘Richest Towns’ List

Hampshire’s towns make the ‘Richest Towns’ List

April 18, 2013By Kate

Five of Hampshire’s towns make the ‘Britain’s Richest Towns’ list which was compiled by Savills and based on the average property price in the area. At Goosechase we know how popular Hampshire is with those of you moving out of the hustle and bustle of city life looking for a pretty area with good schools, … Read More

Why use a search agent?

Why use a search agent?

April 5, 2013By Kate

  Buying that elusive ‘perfect property’ these days seems to many people like a wild goosechase! The market is volatile, many properties seem to come and go before you get a chance to even take a look, and when you do find a house you love, securing and negotiating terms on it can be fraught, … Read More

The Budget and its impact on the Housing Market

The Budget and its impact on the Housing Market

March 25, 2013By Kate

There was expectation that this latest budget would bring a boost to the housing market, and there were indeed a couple of measures introduced that we thought worthy of note. Firstly an extension of what was formerly called the First Buy scheme has been announced. Recently, the best mortgage rates have been available to those … Read More