Luxury in Spring

In this article we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite high-end properties that we are marketing. Please contact our Ulverston Office on 01229 525333 for more information on any of the following properties.

Elleriggs House and Cottage, Ulverston – £875,000

This is a substantial detached barn conversion within a spectacular location, only 1.5 miles from the town. The property come with a paddock, woodland and open views. There is also a detached self-contained cottage, double garage and landscaped gardens.

Nestled within the picturesque countryside, yet within two miles of Ulverston town.

Brook Hollow Cottage and Barn Conversion – £975,000

Brook Hollow is a unique opportunity to purchase two properties set within three acres of beautiful gardens both with a garage and workshop. Having been in the same family for over forty years these fabulous semi detached houses are a rare opportunity.

A raised perspective of the property.

Howe Top, Windermere – £650,000

OPEN DAY – THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 2019 – 11AM – 1PM, POP ALONG AND SEE GORDON, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.

This is a delightful traditional detached period house within an excellent location and convenient for local and village amenities.

Front external.

Stunning views onto Lake Windermere.

The Coach House, Haverthwaite – £450,000

Conveniently located within the Lake District National Park, close to the Lakeland village of Haverthwaite is this superb former coach house. Consisting of spacious family living and four good sized bedrooms, of which three have ensuites, this excellent home would be equally well suited to a family home or guesthouse.

From the front of the property.

This property retains lots of its character features.

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March 2019 – Central Ulverston Top Picks

In this weeks article we’ve looked through what are some of our favourite properties within a central Ulverston location. To view all of our Ulverston stock, click here – alternatively, call in (01229 525333) or come into our Ulverston Office and ask the staff to help you find the right property.

10 Hartley Street – This absolutely stunning four bedroom townhouse is located just a stones throw away from Ulverston Town Centre. This well presented family home comprises of a characterful entrance hall with original floor tiling and corbels, an open-plan lounge and dining area with a multi-fuel log burner, a superb modern kitchen and generous basement with bike storage. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, and a beautiful bespoke three piece family bathroom suite and to the second floor a further two double bedrooms. Externally there is a courtyard to the rear and a forecourt with a cast iron to the front. Available without chain, this home is not to be missed!

The light and airy living area.

To the rear, a warm and ambient dining space.

A modern and sleek family bathroom suite.

6 Gill Garth, The Gill – A very well presented 3 bedroom terraced property in an established area of Ulverston close to all amenities. The house is ideal for a FAMILY home. This comprises of a well proportioned lounge, a highly attractive kitchen with a breakfast bar area, and three well sized bedrooms. There’s also a modern three piece fitted bathroom suite. Modern features throughout. This home is a must see, viewings highly recommended.

A neutral and tasteful living area.

Black granite work surface complements the warm lighting.

The third floor master-suite complete with karndean flooring.

4 Kings Road – This is a well presented four bedroom semi-detached property, ideal for a family home. The home is located in a popular residential area, a short walk from the town centre of Ulverston. The house comprises of two airy, large lounge areas, a well presented kitchen with modern fitments, and 4 bedrooms. The home also includes a beautifully enclosed private garden as well as off road parking!

This property is externally and internally impressive.

The light and spacious living area, complete with a feature open fireplace.

A lovely double bedroom.

27 Victoria Road – Based in a highly popular Ulverston location within walking distance of many local amenities this property is an ideal purchase for a range of buyers. Packed with original features this four bedroom home is an opportunity not to be missed. To the ground floor there is an entrance hall, two large receptions and a kitchen with an adjoining utility/wc. To the first floor; three double bedrooms and master bathroom. Externally: courtyard to the rear and a garage, there is a well presented garden area and off-road parking to the front.

Externally this property is substantial and characterful.

The glowing entrance hall comes with all the original tiling in tact.

The master bedroom.

This property boasts clear outlooks across Ulverston and up to the Hoad Monument.

Cherry Trees, Chittery Lane – A beautiful and substantial detached ‘Art Deco’ home located within a stunning position, enjoying an elevated location on the boundary of Ulverston town with stunning gardens and rural views. Dating from 1937, the property is in excellent order and has all modern fitments, gas central heating, UPVC double glazing and tasteful decor throughout. Extensive enclosed drive parking and a garage.

Located within wrap-around gardens.

Large and open entrance hall.

Light and airy kitchen area.

Decking nestled within the gardens, boasting great countryside outlooks.

Nearbeck, Rake Lane – A unique and exciting modern detached family home presented to a high standard with modern fitments, UPVC double glazing and stylish decor. Set within a beautiful position with landscaped gardens designed by Alan Titchmarsh. There is also ample parking with a single detached garage and an integral double garage (potential lounge, subject to planning). Close to Ulverston town, amenities, bus routes and the schools. A most central and private location. Viewings strongly recommended with no chain.

An idyllic space to lounge.

A large and well presented living area.

Master bedroom suite.

With a beck and decking to the bottom of the garden.

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Why you should buy a property in 2019

Over the last 14 years, it was those investors who bought property in the UK in 2009 following the global financial downturn, that have made the largest profit when selling their asset(s). Will there be echoes of this after 2019?

The unease and unsettlement caused by the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union means that a few investors may be waiting until a final conclusion is reached before entering the property market. Although, the subsequent fall in the pound has led many other investors to take advantage of this opportunity by buying property now.

New data suggests that it’s the latter group of investors that could be about to achieve the highest levels of profit in the following years.

Published by Savills, the new research shows that between 2004 and 2018 it was investors that bought UK property in 2009, amid the fallout of the global financial recession, that achieved the biggest gains when selling their property in 2018.

On average, those buying UK real estate in 2009 made £93,378 when selling their asset last year. It underlines the importance of purchasing with the right market conditions – and taking advantage of wider economic uncertainty.

Lucian Cook, Residential Research Director at Savills, said “Over the last 15 years it really has made a difference as to when and where you bought in terms of the profits you’ve made. It reinforces that it’s not a one-size-fits-all market.”

“The mortgage markets (in 2009) were locked up, but I also suspect some of this is about whether people were brave enough to do it and whether some people in 2009 had enough accumulated equity at that point to be able to make the move.”

At the time of this article being written, the pound is 11% cheaper against the US dollar than it was on June 22nd 2016 (the day before the Brexit referendum), and many investors are taking advantage to ensure they can secure a property at the best value and with the best long-term growth prospects.

For more information on Brexit and it’s effect on the housing market, specifically the North-West housing market, click here. As always thank you for reading, and be sure to follow our page(s) on Facebook and/or Instagram for more articles every Sunday.

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The Property Ladder in 2019

The first-time buyer mortgage market share is currently at a 20 year high-point. During 2018 a total of 367,038 people got themselves on to the property ladder with the help of a mortgage, according to Yorkshire Building Society. This encouraging figure means that the number of first-time buyers that secured a mortgage was at the highest level since 2006, and almost double the total in 2008, when the mortgage market suffered due to the financial crisis. The high number of people who were able to buy their first home last year is likely to be thanks in part to government schemes supporting first-time buyers and providing them help in making their first steps. 

The Yorkshire Building Society has also said there had been a rise in the number of mortgage lenders offering 95% mortgages over the past three to four years, whilst competition has helped to keep rates low. These figures are good news for aspiring first-time buyers as they appear to demonstrate that government schemes are successful in helping people to buy a property. 

However, there has been some criticism that government assistance is too focused on people looking to purchase their first home, and there isn’t enough government support provided for people looking to keep moving up the property ladder, which some claim is more difficult than getting on it in the first place.  

Though, according to Jackie Bennett (director of mortgages at UK Finance) ‘Home owner remortgaging saw strong growth driven by customers locking into attractive rates, a trend we expect to continue in 2019 as more fixed rate mortgages come to an end,’ she explained.

She added ‘Demand for new buy to let purchases continues to be dampened by recent tax and regulatory changes. However, the number of buy to let remortgages reached a record high of almost 170,000 last year, suggesting many landlords remain committed to the market’. 

So whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’re looking to take your next step on the property ladder, get in touch to see how we can help. You can contact our offices on; 01229 825333 (Barrow Office), 01229 525333 (Ulverston Office) and 01229 535333 (Millom Office) or alternatively you can send us an email on info@corrieandco.co.uk. 

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Why choose Corrie and Co?

Our marketing strategy

We have developed a successful marketing strategy through testing across different mediums to see what works best. We advertise on the top portals; Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket, covering all bases for ‘portal’ marketing to reach the maximum exposure. We are also very proactive on social media making sure we reach the local audience through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A winning team

The driving force behind Corrie and Co is a skilled and knowledgeable team of managers, valuers, sales negotiators and letting experts. Indeed, many of our team have over 25 years of experience working locally in letting or estate agencies. An in depth understanding of the property and letting market, combined with expertise in all aspect of buying, selling, letting or renting guarantees you have all the required skills on hand.

Making your sale

Corrie and Co aim to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. We have over many years developed a clear marketing strategy to ensure that your property is fully exposed to the local, regional and national market place and we are confident that we can provide a marketing service second to none.

Our approach

Our light, modern offices are in prominent locations to encourage browsing. Eye catching signage and inviting interiors with on trend technology and marketing, both in the offices and in our windows. All this added to our friendly staff, signature orange sofas and the offer of coffee! A warm no push welcome for all. Complementing our modern offices and positive approach to sales, lettings and customer care, we have our interactive website which enables select browsing and is updated daily. Naturally we are linked to major websites, such as Rightmove and also offer marketing of properties on Twitter and Facebook. Local newspaper and Bay Radio are both used widely for marketing too.

Best package

Uniquely for for an Independent Agent, we are keen to offer our clients the choice of cost effective packages including legal fees. Our preferential legal costs come with no drop in service levels. We are happy to  quote either a fixed fee or a percentage fee to sell and clear fees quoted on letting and property management costs.

The Right Choice

We promise and guarantee that we will always work to achieve the best for your property. Corrie and Co remains truly Independent and are often the first choice for the sale and rental of both residential and commercial properties. From first time buyers and investment houses to exclusive Lake District property, land for new housing, new build  developments, factory units and churches – we have sold them all reflecting the wide range of expertise offered.

 

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Post Brexit Housing Market Bounce Back?

The question on everyone’s mind; how will Brexit affect the Housing Market?

With two months to go until the UK leaves the EU – deal or no deal – there are many views regarding how it will affect the housing market. As an Estate Agent from the North-West region of England, the light at the end of the tunnel is seemingly brighter than that of the national opinion. With Savills suggesting the North-West’s house prices will grow 21.6% over the next five years which is 6.8% higher than the forecasted UK average price increase at 14.8%. It appears that London prices will take the brunt of Brexit due to the nature of their cosmopolitan international market, estimated at 12.4% growth over the same period, 2.4% lower than the UK average. Reports of transaction volumes across the country using data from HM Land Registry and Registers of Scotland showed that whilst there has been a decline throughout the UK, the falls are “particularly pronounced in areas of low affordability, such as London and the South”.

 

 

How likely is a post Brexit housing boom for the North-West?

We understand there is pent up demand, following the final vote the two-year backlog of cautious buyers and sellers will finally start to regain their confidence in the market. This may result in the increase in North-West house prices and could well lead to a ‘post Brexit boom’. Significant factors supporting the Furness and South Lakeland housing market include the resurgence of BAE activity, the off-shore wind farm, Supply Chain activity and a general feeling of optimism. This is currently reflected in the level of activity within our commercial and new build clients. We are a local and focused property company who are well placed to take advantage of these unique market conditions and are only too pleased to help you also enjoy these opportunities.

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Radio Cumbria

David Corrie appeared on Radio Cumbria yesterday at 18.00 to talk about the property market.

Click here to listen to the episode

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