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You would think that more mortgage types would be of benefit to the marketplace. After all, the more choice that people have to select from, the more likely it is that they will find an option that is ideal for their needs. Of course, not all mortgages are equal, and there is a mortgage type that is not as popular, or as prominent, as it used to be. However, there are some suggestions that interest only mortgages are being discussed, which could see them coming back in 2018.

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When it comes to finding the right Weymouth estate agent for your needs, there are so many things to consider. Your needs and expectations are likely to be different from other people’s, which means that the ideal option for a friend or colleague may be wrong for you. This is why before you focus on which estate agent to use you need to first focus on what you are looking for in an estate agent.

Dorset Property Market: What’s Hot In 2018?

With the New Year underway, it is understandable that people want to look ahead. Hopefully this year will bring you success and happiness, but there are many different factors that impact on people. It would be fair to say that the housing market will make a lot of people happy and unhappy in the next 12 months, and this is why so many people are keen to see what the market holds in 2018.

At Austin Property Services, we understand the Dorset property market. We are local specialists and we have helped countless buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants achieve their property aims. We know that there are many factors that will impact on the property market throughout the year but equally, there are factors influencing the Dorset market, not the national market, so there is a need to focus the different areas. One of the most commonly asked questions when considering the property market is what area is hot, and we believe that there are few areas of interest in Dorset for the year ahead.

How Much Is My Property Worth On The Market In 2018?


When it comes to property valuations, it is very easy to take prices at face value. There is a great level of information on offer with respect to property prices and no matter what your aim in the market is, there is a great deal to be said for using these figures as a starting point.

As of January 2018, Zoopla states the average value of property in Weymouth stands at £271,136 while in the past 12 months, the average price paid for Weymouth property stands at £246,874. By contrast, Zoopla states the average value of property in Dorset stands at £341,945 while the average price paid for Dorset property in the past 12 months comes in at £316,988.

Predictions For Landlords In 2018

It is only natural that people will look forward at the start of a New Year. The past few years have been challenging for many landlords and many industry professionals are hoping for a more positive or optimistic year. While it looks like being another year of difficulties for landlords, knowing what is likely to come will provide landlords with the chance to be proactive and protect themselves from any changes.

At Austin Property Services, we are keen to provide our clients with as much support as we can, and believe that Weymouth and Dorchester landlords should focus on these issues in 2018.

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