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Spring - Time to Move

The recent article in The Sunday Times confirming Holywood to be a 'cool' place to live, is in fact old news, according to Michael Rodgers of Rodgers & Browne Estate Agents.
1 Feb 2022

Having sold property in Holywood since 1985, Michael Rodgers of Rodgers & Browne Estate Agents, a Sullivan Connect Gold Partner, shares some insight into the market.

We have long known and promoted the virtues of our historic, seaside, town and its environs.

Of course, the market has had its ‘ups and downs’ over the years, but it has always been regarded as a ‘lovely place’ to live.  

Evidence of the town’s popularity is evident in its house prices. Although there are micro markets within the Holywood area and different house types increase at different rates. However, a good illustration would be Princess Gardens in the town.

Here, in 1985, a typical, three bedroom, red-brick semi-detached house would have realised £30,000 (the point at which Stamp Duty applied!). At the height of the market in 2007, the same house would have made £300,000. Today (2022) the same house would be making £280,000.

Other substantial, glamourous, detached homes along the ‘gold coast’ have always been in demand and have also performed well over the years. The proximity to the shore, the friendly maypole town, good road and rail links (and a ‘proper’ airport) all contributing to the location’s popularity. There are also excellent schools, two yacht clubs and two challenging golf courses! Holywood is unique in having the only maypole in Ireland.

Knowing the market is all important – especially with so many subtle differences within relatively small areas.

The team at Rodgers & Browne with Michael pictured in the centre

When it comes to selling (or renting) property there can be no substitute for Experience and Expertise to achieve the best Results. This applies throughout the process from an initial phone call, to a proper and accurate valuation and of course the professional handling of your greatest asset – your home.

Shortcuts are totally at odds with our ethos. We have a skilled and experienced staff who treat every sale as if it were their own. Every client (and potential client) gets the same high standard of help and attention. It is important to us to make sure your journey from ‘A to B’ is managed properly, professionally and honestly to make the process as stress free as possible.

We have been fortunate enough to have handled the sale of some of the most prestigious homes in Northern Ireland. We have received recommendations from satisfied clients, solicitors and lending institutions making what is an enjoyable task for us even more satisfying.

If you are thinking of making a move, get the best advice call (028) 9042 1414 we would be pleased to help.

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