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Time to get settled before winter
12:00pm Saturday 10th September 2011 in Property
Karl Rogers of rural scene is pleased to report that the market for properties with land remains very busy despite the slower residential market. It has been very noticeable during the first half of 2011 that the majority of successful buyers already have funds available before making a final decision to purchase.
Many buyers have either already sold and moved into temporary accommodation or in turn have found a buyer who is in a similar position, enabling transactions to move forward fairly quickly with less likelihood of anything going wrong from agreement to exchange of contract.
Almost without exception all agreements that are being made are with a combination of realistic pricing combined with scope to negotiate a little in order to conclude a sale.
The months of August, September and October are critical months for anyone wishing to sell with many buyers wishing to reach agreements in order that they can move to their new homes before the end of the year.
Anyone wishing to sell a property with land are invited to contact Rural Scene, who on request can arrange personal inspection in any area and offer marketing advice without obligation.
For the serious small farmer there is a wonderful opportunity with Ddolgam Farm, near Swansea Wals, which is situated on the Southern Fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Priced at a competitive £369,950 the property has 49 acres of land which include some excellent hay fields and in addition to this, mountain grazing rights. The detached farmhouse has three bedrooms with oil centra heating and UPVC double glazing and the range of outbuildings include a large barn with lean to, workshop, kennel block and feed room and chicken run. The views are spectacular and the property is secluded. At a competitive price it may give the serious smallholder their foot on the farming ladder. Again with stunning views but further north, Greenholme, near Carlisle, in Cumbria is a seven acre smallholding with a range of stone outbuildings plus planning permission for a new stock shed and planning permission to convert an out building to residential use. There is also 250 metres of river frontage to the river Whitelyne make it an ideal property for those keen on wild life. The house is believed to date from 1640 with later extensions and features three bedrooms, double glazing and oil fired central heating.
Priced at £345,000, the property includes a two bedroomed mobile home as well. The garden has well managed vegetable plots, an orchard and a polytunnel making this a very versatile smallholding.
Going across the country to Lincolnshire is a rurally situated bungalow, set in six acres which has been managed for wildlife and to keep poultry and small livestock. Lincolnshire is known for itswide skies and expansive landscape - and its also on reasonable routes to major centres such as Birmingham, Peterborough and even London. Lincolnshire villages do still retain a strong community atmosphere. The three bedroomed bungalow also has a mobile home whilst outside there is a wooded area, timber barn, two polytunnels and orchard. The bungalow features a walk in store and larder which is particularly attractive to home preserving. The property will give a good opportunity to experience smallholding at £329,500. All these and many more properties with land can be viewed on the agent's website ruralscene.co.uk or call 01264 850700.