To buy or not to buy…

To buy or not to buy…

January 11, 2023By Kate

With so much worldwide and economical uncertainty, rising interest rates plus reports that property prices are falling, that is the question I have been asked many times over the last few months. Since the first quarter of 2020, we have seen the market soar due to demand far outstripping supply especially in counties such as … Read More

Don’t believe all you hear!

June 11, 2023By Kate

There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the papers and on the news currently about property prices falling and future predictions. Of course, with rising interest rates, this is a logical consequence for some parts of the country. However we have seen little, if any change in Hampshire – especially in Winchester and the … Read More

Spring is in the air!

April 24, 2023By Kate

Spring has arrived and it has certainly started to shake the cobwebs out of the housing market! Agents reported a slow start to the year, instruction levels were low despite valuations being pretty steady. April has seen things pick up, the sunshine has definitely helped. We’ve also seen an increase in enquiries and have recently … Read More

Property passion in a podcast

Property passion in a podcast

January 7, 2022By Kate

Happy new year! The market has kicked off already, I’m delighted to say that several sales have gone through over the holiday period and I’ve also had lots of new enquiries and taken on new clients. I know of some exciting off-market houses that may be just right for you. Agents are reporting an uplift … Read More

Long time!

Long time!

August 18, 2021By Kate

I can’t believe it has been over 5 years since I last wrote a blog! It was only when it was pointed out recently by a new enquiry who wondered if I was still in business that I was aware of just how much time had passed. I have very much been around and active … Read More

Goosebumps!

Goosebumps!

April 14, 2016By Kate

In my first week as an estate agent back in 1991, my old boss Peter Toben took me to a little brasserie on Lavender Hill, Battersea for lunch and gave me two excellent pieces of advice which have always stayed with me all these years on: 1 Buy ‘People Watching’ by Desmond Morris 2 Always … Read More

Winchester – quite simply a privilege to live here!

Winchester – quite simply a privilege to live here!

March 23, 2016By Kate

I’m sure you have heard or read by now that Winchester was voted the best place to live by the Times at the weekend.  I was delighted to speak at length to the journalist, Alexandra Goss the day before she came to visit the city for the day and was able to give her heaps … Read More

The Key Ingredients…

March 14, 2016By Kate

What are the key ingredients for choosing a search agent? We are proud members of the Property Ombudsmen Scheme who issued a new code of practice last year which all its Residential Buying agents are required to adhere to.  This new code has been designed to create a uniform set of standards for buying agents … Read More

To collaborate or not to collaborate…

To collaborate or not to collaborate…

March 2, 2016By Kate

When we started Goosechase Property Search, we were given some very sound advice by renowned London property finder, Guy Morton with whom I had completed many transactions during my years as an estate agent in Fulham.  He said he had often been approached to sell or let properties privately for clients /contacts, but he had … Read More

Communication, communication, communication!

Communication, communication, communication!

January 19, 2016By 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.  … Read More