It's official - properties are on the up in #Southend!
30th December 2012
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So Southend property prices are bucking the trend and outperforming the national market, which can only be a good thing for local homeowners.

Prices in Southend rose by 15% which compares extremely favourably with the national average rise of just 1%. In pounds shillings and pence this equates to the average house sale rising from £172,782 to £198,418. Southend just pipped Basingstoke to the post, where a 14.7% increase was recorded.

his latest report highlights the continuing and perhaps increasing North-South divide, with Durham being the only town in the top ten outside of the South East region. 

This certainly puts home owners in the area in what some would consider an enviable position and hopefully gives our local property market some buoyancy. 

However, this is not the time to rest on our laurels as on the whole it remains a buyers market.  From the pre recession days of our TV screens being awash with programmes showing us how to make a very quick, and at times extremely large, buck from playing at 'property development' what we are now being urged to do is improve, extend and stay ahead of the competition.  And there's a lot of sense in that, particularly if there is any likelihood of a move being on the cards in the not too distant future.  Now is not the time to sit back and do nothing, secure in the knowledge that Southend is ahead of the game.  It may not stay that way.

In order to stay ahead of the game any building work, improvements or even just redecoration has to be of the highest standard. Gone are the days when you could slap on a coat of paint and knock together a few bits of MDF then rely on a rising market to make you a profit.  If you want to sell in a competitive market you have to offer quality. 

Fortunately here in Southend you need look no further than CHC Construction for all your building, refurbishment, maintenance and decorating needs.  This local, reputable company can be trusted to do an excellent job at a price that won't make your eyes water!  Find full details on our Business Pages where you can also be reassured by the glowing testimonials of previous highly satisfied customers.

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