Market Update – May 2022

Now at the peak of the spring market, prices and activity in the South East continue to break records. Despite rises in the cost of living, the race for space remains strong: 52% of properties are selling at or above asking price* Year on year prices have risen 10.6%* Indeed, 75% of properties under offer […]

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Market Update – April 2022

Well, I was expecting the first quarter of 2022 to be busy, but not this busy! The residential sales market shows no signs of cooling, likely for the following reasons: A significant number of buyers are stuck in rented accommodation, having sold their home last year and are feverishly looking for a new home in […]

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How To Choose A House In One Day

Sometimes buyers don’t want to put their house on the market until they’ve found the perfect house to move to. However most sellers only want proceedable* buyers to view their home. This can leave buyers feeling as though they’re in a ‘chicken and egg’ situation. How long will it take to sell your home? While […]

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Do I need Planning Permission?

t’s a legal requirement to have valid planning permission in place before starting most building works, although there are certain exceptions when this is not required, defined by Permitted Development rights.  […]

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Market Update – December 2021

What a year! Having been through so many ups and downs over the last 21 months one thing has remained steadfast and that’s the property market. While price rises slowed in the 2nd half of the year, they did continue to rise. Demand is higher than supply so we’re lining up for a busy spring […]

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Media Day – Your Home In The Spotlight

Get a glimpse into how we create outstanding photographs and video to really make a house stand out from the competition. It takes marketing expertise, a clear plan and a great team! Sellers often feel as though the photography their estate agent has produced of their home doesn’t show it off to its best advantage.  […]

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The Rise of ‘Cottagecore’

The past 18 months have been nothing short of turbulent, and has been an accelerator for widespread change in our global way of life. Communities, societies, and even countries have needed to adapt to the ‘new normal’, and in this country, the shift has been very interesting indeed. From towering skyscrapers and concrete jungles emerged […]

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Spotlight on Winchester

Vire of Winchester Cathedral

This affluent cathedral city lies in the heart of the South Downs national park, offering comfortable modern day living with an escape to the country only minutes away. The river Itchen runs through the city, offering relaxing riverside walks. Culture & entertainment With a vast array of shops, cafes, and eateries, you’re almost spoilt for […]

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Kai Carter Estates Wins Another Award!

We’re delighted to have been recognised by the International Property & Travel Awards in the Property Agency Consultancy Marketing category for the UK. Marketing is so critical when selling luxury properties – or any properties for that matter. Our homes are often one of if not the biggest asset we own, yet they often receive […]

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Solicitors – The importance of a good one!

Manisha Bhula - Property Solicitor

Conveyancing – the legal process of buying a house – is mystifying to many. Who knows what all the to and fro is about, why it takes so long and how to get things moving when you don’t understand what the hold-up is. Approximately a third of sales fall through in the conveyancing process. When […]

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Kai Carter Estates Wins Best Luxury Estate Agent 2021

Kai Carter Estates has been recognized as the Best Luxury Estate Agent 2021 by the SME News Southern Enterprise Awards. “The property market is changing rapidly, with sellers expecting high levels of service when selling one of, if not their most valuable assets. We are obsessive about delivering excellence in levels of service and marketing, […]

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Home Staging – How it helps sell homes

Beautifully staged garden dinning table

How we live in our homes and how we sell homes are two different things. With so many new properties around – staged to perfection – lived in homes must find their own way to stand out. Crucially, this doesn’t mean you have to create and live in a show home, or even spend money. […]

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Property Market Update – July 2021

Phew, what a few months it’s been leading up to the June Stamp Duty deadline! So what will the market do now? Since spring 2020 the market has been predicted to fall, yet it’s done the opposite. Number of sales and prices hit a new high in June and while activity will slow now the […]

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How To Choose An Estate Agent

When we buy a new car, holiday or sofa we’re usually looking for a balance of quality and price. The same applies to estate agency. In a sea of estate agents, how do you choose the right one for you? Estate agents sometimes have a poor reputation, which doesn’t surprise me. I myself have had […]

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Lasting Power Of Attorney – Property & Finance

Lady holding various plants in a Garden Centre

As the events of 2020 led families to evaluate their finances if the worst were to happen, there has been an increase in individuals and families assigning a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Rachel Harding of Harding Legal Services tells us more about the benefits of an LPA and the implications of not having one. […]

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Residential Security – Detect vs Deter

Close up of a security camera

CCTV and alarms seem to be the standard go-to for residential security these days. However, after a very insightful chat with John from Westminster Security, it’s clear their effectiveness is very limited and can in some cases, compromise security. Having served in the Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit, John is an approachable straight talker […]

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Property Market Update – January 2021

We start the year in challenging times, which is once again prompting homeowners to rethink their lifestyle and living space. Whereas December and January are traditionally quiet months in the property market, the market didn’t miss a beat this season. With a lack of Christmas parties, shopping and family gatherings, attention was instead focussed on […]

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Smart Homes – Functionality & Benefits

Smart home functionality has been around a long time, but has only recently become more mainstream in the residential housing market. Now that we’re used to, and utterly addicted to smart phone functionality, we’re looking for the same convenience in our homes. And it’s not a generational thing, I’m seeing home buyers of all ages […]

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Creating a Lockdown-Friendly Home

Example of a Wooden Garden Pub with outside seating

Priorities for home space and functionality have changed significantly during 2020. As more companies commit to long term or permanent home working, and lockdown measures phase in and out, we continue to adapt to the ongoing lifestyle changes. More focus is being put on our homes to work for us as an office, entertainment and […]

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Property Market Update – Spring 2020

The residential sales market has slowed in the last two years, leaving many sellers wondering what to do, when and how. Let’s review the factors affecting the market, with predictions for 2020. Blame it on the Brexit? Political uncertainty has been widely blamed for the slowdown in the market. But all is not quite as […]

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