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Positive outlook for 2014

Much has been made of the recent help to buy scheme that benefits not just first time buyers but anyone who wants to buy a property for up to £600,000. It’s certainly given the market a shot in the arm. It’s a market that clearly needs some liquidity so anything that helps is very welcome.


We’ve been hearing lots of positive comments coming not just from inside the industry, but also from the general public expressing a desire to move up the ladder with renewed confidence in the economy.


It’s fair to say that the constant flow of bad news headlines of yesteryear have died down somewhat, which is a welcome relief. We’re very much looking forward to positive headlines this year although the focus already seems to be on property prices hitting new highs making it impossible to get on the ladder but that’s better news than banks and countries going bust!


For House Network we remain on a upwards curve, we’ve just released our new website which is now viewable across all web browsers and more importantly across all mobile devices including the all important iPhones and iPads!


We’ve recruited more staff both internally & externally adding to an already established team of dedicated professionals. We’re finding more than ever that high street agents want to work for HN, it can’t be long before the market share for the online market goes to the next level.


Our army of loyal clients continue to sing our praises, we appreciate the increasing value of customer service and that’s top of the agenda for 2014, we want to get better every year and our constant think tank approach is already throwing up some great ideas for the months ahead.


2014 has the potential to be a good year, we certainly believe that the our online market share will increase, along with general transaction levels across the board. Interest rates will no doubt become the next focus of attention for the headline writers but haven’t we been here before…