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MADE IN GUERNSEY GOES ONLINE

MADE IN GUERNSEY GOES ONLINE

We thought it was time for another first. We've moved our property and lifestyle magazine online. The name, Made in Guernsey, reflects our desire to promote our island through positive media. Made in Guernsey isn't just a lifestyle magazine, it's a celebration of many glorious facets of island life; a reflection of Guernsey's history fused with the here and now and the characters that make up our island's parishes and businesses who share our passion for Guernsey. Now you can share the positivity through your own digital media channels and spread the word about how beautiful our island is.

If you have an interesting story that shares our positive ethos, please get in touch. It's a free resource - all you have to do is submit your story by email to [email protected] for review.

NEW UPDATED LIVINGROOM WEBSITE & NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE 2015

Livingroom sees the world from a proactive point of view.

We're 10 years old in January and, as always, we are looking at new ways to market the island and the broad range of property that gives it such immense character.

Where others may talk of market instability, fuelled by negative media, we have bucked the trend in 2015 with an increased market share. We believe this is attributed to hard work and frank, knowledge-based communication; talking about the property market with clarity and expertise to guide our clients when they need us most. Using our online channels we have been able to commentate through media sandstorms and broadcast the truth about the market and dispel gossip. With over 60 years cumulative experience in the Guernsey property market we are well placed to give this advice.

Our success allows us to heavily invest in a market in which we have complete confidence. Our new improved website now offers even more features while our online magazine, Made in Guernsey, has been created to help build our online presence even further. Every move we make has been strategically and thoughtfully planned for our clients, including driving meaningful traffic to our website - we get, on average, an impressive 35-45,000 unique users online every month with 3,500+ people registered and poised to buy or rent their ideal property.

LIVINGROOM IS APPOINTED TO THE GUERNSEY PROPERTY FORUM

Livingroom Estate Agents ® has been appointed as one of the key Open Market estate agents in a new group which will assist in promoting Guernsey to high-net-worth individuals, considering a move to the island.

GUERNSEY HOUSING BULLETIN Q1 2015

The Guernsey Housing Bulletin for the most recent quarter shows house prices have fallen and it is first time since measuring as mix adjusted purchase prices began that Guernsey has had negative growth.

11.5% fewer transactions were recorded, as compared to the same quarter of 2014, with 116 Local Market transactions which is the lowest number recorded since figures were first reported.

The raw median price (realty only) of the 11 Open Market transactions in the first quarter of 2015 was £795,000 compared with £1,092,500 in the first quarter of 2014 when there were 10 transactions. This is the lowest Open Market median purchase price recorded since 2007.

The Q1 figures are a stark warning to Guernsey vendors that they are not immune from the economy and it is through setting realistic prices that they will achieve sales.

A FIRST OFFER WORTH CONSIDERING

Housing markets go through cyclical changes just like almost everything else in life. Often, however, people’s perceptions of the market do not keep pace with the changes. Situations can occur where vendors place a greater value on their property’s worth than the current market will support.

The key to a successful house sale is two-fold: having a realistic understanding of the current housing market and taking the advice of your estate agent. After all, your estate agent is immersed in that market and knows exactly what is sensible and what isn’t when it comes to valuing your house (or they should be).

UK ELECTION DAY HAS ARRIVED...

The UK election day has arrived and continuing with our theme from yesterday, we are discussing what impact there could be on Guernsey? Today Livingroom Estate Agents ® talk to David White, Tax Director at EY.

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