• HAGGLE OR HOLD FIRM? HOW TO ACHIEVE THE BEST PRICE IN A CHANGEABLE MARKET

    The property market is a funny old world. One minute estate agents are running out of homes; the next, you’re told the market is running out of steam. What are you supposed to believe? According to Rightmove, prices are up year-on-year by 8.2% but down month-on-month by 1.3% (prices usually fall in August, and this year’s drop mirrors the average of 1.3% over the last decade.) Meanwhile, research by TwentyEA shows that around 26,000 new sales were agreed in the UK every week last month, about the same as the year’s average weekly total. In short, the market is up, down and unchanged, all at the same time! So, has…