It’s only been a matter of days since the government released guidance to enable the property industry to reopen; since then, we have seen a surge in people wishing to sell or buy a property within Thanet.

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Last week saw the property market re-open and, as such, our Thanet branches have seen an increase in calls with people looking to sell their homes. If you too are thinking of selling, now is a great time to get your house in order so that you can maximise your home’s potential value.

The last couple of months has seen many industries having to adapt to how they run their businesses. At Oakwood homes we have put various procedures in place in line with government guidelines to protect you and our team.

Following the Governments guidelines announcing that Estate Agents can return to work, we would like to communicate to you what plans Oakwood homes will be implementing over the coming weeks. Our top priority remains the safety and welfare of all staff, colleagues, trades and of course all clients and members of the public.

The restrictions are starting to lift and although it will take a long time before things resemble what they were, there are trickling signs of life returning. Not everyone has had the desire to continue with their plans to move, and others’ decision to find a new home in Thanet could be a recent one.

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the long-awaited moment when fighting stopped on the European battlefields of the Second World War.

I’m not suggesting you start digging it up in search of treasure, oil or a similar source of a windfall. No, it’s much less dramatic and easier than that – if you have a large garden it could have developmental potential worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

You may have seen we’ve been running our NHS/keyworker competition in the last few weeks with a free weekend in Centre Parcs up for grabs to say a massive THANK YOU to our local heroes.

In this new world we find ourselves in, with the country in lock-down, many of us furloughed, and social distancing becoming the norm, it may seem a very strange time to start the search for a new home.

Membership of the FIA is by invitation only. We limit membership to one excellent local independent estate agent that meets our high standards and qualification criteria, which includes for example, the price they achieve against the initial asking price, and how quickly this is accomplished.

It might seem impossible, but there are ways to help you pay your mortgage off earlier than planned.