Since our last update in May of this year, the world seems to have changed completely.
We first had the problems with Brexit and the turmoil within the conservative party to try and find a single theme and this is causing concern amongst buyers. Once the first Novichok poisoning was put to history, we then have had another bout of hysteria about the possible effects of the poisoning and some streets in Salisbury are still fenced off, especially Rollestone Street where the attractive new Churchill development has been completed and some of the poor residents have only just moved in.
On top of this, we have had an extremely hot summer which has definitely caused a slow down in the market and also the World Cup and, for those who want to follow football, this has been a distraction.
We are however still putting on a good number of properties and also selling well, especially in the lower price ranges below £500,000. We have found that above this there are very few buyers looking to purchase and therefore there have been price reductions in this upper price range in order to maximise saleability before the Autumn period starts.
Salisbury is always a lovely place to live and luckily there is a certain attitude that life goes on and therefore if you want to move to Salisbury or within it, then you must sell and buy homes in the normal way whatever is happening in the outside world. Life goes on.
Update from David McKillop of McKillop and Gregory Estate Agents of Salisbury Tel 01722 414747