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Published on 29th March 2023

Spring sales: Places proving to be property hotspots

While property headlines lead on falling house prices, Rightmove has identified 10 areas where homes are selling faster than a year ago.

The general consensus is that residential property prices will fall over the next two years, before starting to climb again. Experts have, of course, been wrong before, but that pattern seems established, with prices dropping by 1.1% in the year to February. Lender, Nationwide, noted that this was the first annual fall in property values for a decade (since November 2012).

Traditionally, Spring is the season when the property market booms, with buyers vying for homes at its peak. Looking back to a year ago, property website Rightmove points out that homes were selling quicker than ever – just over 40 days on average – and at record prices. In today’s more settled market, the sales process is taking around 65 days, although this varies on the location, and even between streets in the same area. The property experts have recently identified 10 places bucking the trend. The areas where homes are selling faster than in 2022 include one county, Oxfordshire, with three names on the list.

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Published on 29th March 2023

Associated Insurance Services: Want to save on your property cover?

Associated Insurance Services, part of the Gateway Group Family of Companies, offers one place for competitive and comprehensive home and buildings policies, with a thoroughly personal service.

Just get in touch to see how you could benefit from the industry know-how of our insurance specialists. They’ll take the time to understand your cover requirements, and you’ll receive a personalised service and the best policies to meet your needs. Our team works with leading insurance providers across the country, giving you a tailored package at the most competitive rate.

Expert advice to help you protect your home and contents

Don’t overpay for peace of mind. AIS provides:

  • immediate access to a team of knowledgeable experts
  • consistently reliable service from a dedicated Insurance Manager
  • best-value policies, carefully selected around your budget
  • the benefit of our longstanding relationships with multiple insurers
  • second-to-none efficiency, with no wait times and no hold times.

We can help you with all the following insurances:

  • buildings and commercial property
  • contents
  • directors & officers liability
  • engineering
  • homecare emergency
  • lift inspection and maintenance
  • property owners
  • public liability
  • terrorism cover.

See what you could save

Why not let our experts review your existing cover for free and give you with a no-obligation quote?

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Published on 29th March 2023

Growing because we care more: Our expanding Property Management portfolio

It’s been a busy few months since January, with our Gateway Property Management teams winning lots of new business, adding over 3,500 new homes to our nationwide portfolio.

We can’t wait to support our new customers, and whole new residential communities. Caring more as a managing agent is what we do best, and this comes down to knowing what matters to our clients and tenants, and delivering on our promises daily. If we say it, we’ll do it, on schedule.

Property management highlights include:

  • 1,350 properties in Southampton, Hampshire
  • 500 modern homes in Standish, Wigan, Greater Manchester
  • 320 properties in Merseyside, close to Haydock Park Racecourse
  • 250 homes in idyllic Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswolds
  • 220 luxury apartments in Southend, near our head office
  • 190 residences in Carlisle, Cumbria
  • 140 contemporary homes in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
  • 130 much-needed homes in Chatham, Kent
  • 115 stylish homes in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, at the foot of the Howardian Hill
  • 100 properties in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, surrounded by country parks
  • 90 homes close to Bury St Edmunds in the Suffolk countryside
  • 75 homes near the River Crouch, Essex
  • 60 residential properties just south of Bristol’s city centre
  • 45 homes in MiIborne Port, Somerset

Plus, several more schemes – from Greater London to County Durham.

Looking for a new managing agent?

Contact the Gateway team today to see how we can support you and your property or portfolio. Call us on 01702 443 555 or click here.

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Published on 29th March 2023

Join us on LinkedIn: Welcome to our network

Meet our friendly, professional team and our thoroughly individual group.

You can discover more about our specialist property companies at LinkedIn and see how our friendly, dedicated professionals will support you. Whether you’re a property developer, investor, landlord, buy-to-let owner, management company or tenant, we’re here to help. Our service is built round our client’s needs and plans.

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