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Double rejection for Davenham

10/11/2014

Not one, but two sets of housing plans in Davenham have been rejected. We'll leave it up to you to decide whether the plans for Hill Top Farm and Jack/Fountain Lane should have been given the greenlight, but here's the details on both cases. We've also got more local property news, an update on house prices and a report which suggests using a high-street estate agent is a much better idea in the long run than online agents. But the girls in *our office* already knew that...

Millionaires' month!

10/09/2014

Welcome to Williams Estates' September newsletter. It's millionaire's month because not only are there half a million 'property millionaires' in Britain, but we're also running a spotlight on 3 of our high-end houses. If one of them (or any of our other properties) take your fancy, you know the number to call. (If you don't, it's 01606 331784, but come on, you should have it committed to memory by now). On top of that we've got the latest news on the Northwich house plans, a possible option for anyone with an agricultural building to build their own house, and in complete contrast to this month's theme, the location of the new Benefits Street!

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - August 2014

07/08/2014

If you're thinking of taking out a mortgage, we'd say now would be a good time, because it's inevitable that interest rates will be going up soon. We've got some tips for first time buyers choosing a mortgage, along with our regular does of local and national property news. 

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - July 2014

07/07/2014
Summer is well and truly here now, and there's no better time to put your house on the market in Northwich; a 'hot spot' as you'll see from this newsletter. Give us a call or pop into the office if you're thinking of making a move.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - May 2014

10/05/2014
With more house plans cropping up all the time, it's a safe bet that Northwich will be a very different place ten years from now. Here's our round-up of the latest news, as well as a guide to stamp duty.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - April 2014

05/04/2014
Northwich has made the Sunday Times' list of best places to live in Britain for the second year in a row. If you're thinking of relocating in Northwich, remember to check out our large range of properties for sale and to let!

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - March 2014

05/03/2014
Williams Estates bring you the latest property news - both nationally and in the Northwich area. It's good news this month, with house prices at an all-time high since the peak in 2007 (which they are expected to pass). So if you're thinking about making a move, it's a good time to do so. Let us know if we can advise you with anything.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - February 2014

02/02/2014
2014 is well on the way and things haven't looked better for first time buyers in a long while. If you are a potential FTB, check out our selection of properties that may be suitable for you! As usual, Williams Estates are committed to bringing you the latest property news from the Northwich area and across the country.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - January 2014

02/01/2014
Happy new year! Maybe 2014 is the time for you to think about making a move. If so, Williams Estates are here to help and our newsletter contains nothing but good news - the market really is showing significant signs of recovery. For immediate news and updates from us, follow @WestatesAndrew on Twitter.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - December 2013

03/12/2013
It may be December, but a lot of people in Northwich would claim it is not the season to be jolly this year where housing is concerned. With lots of controversial housing plans being proposed and approved, locals are worried that the influx of people may not be beneficial to current residents. Whatever the case may be, keep reading our newsletter for a neutral perspective of what's going on in the local housing market, and for more instant updates, follow @WestatesAndrew on Twitter. We hope you have a great Christmas.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - November 2013

03/11/2013
With multiple sets of planning for new properties around Northwich being approved and a transaction boom predicted for next year, it's nothing but good news for the local housing market. Here's our compilation of news for this month, as usual. For more regular news updates, as well as useful information for buyers and sellers, follow @WestatesAndrew on Twitter!

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - October 2013

30/09/2013
Summer is well and truly over but don't let that bring you down - especially if you're planning on making a move! Lots of people are looking to buy now in time for Christmas, and first time buyers were up by 41% even before David Cameron announced that the help To Buy scheme has been brought forward - this is a great time to sell a house.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - September 2013

03/09/2013
Although we're still hanging on to summer, Autumn is just around the corner and, not suprisingly, buyers are now starting to think about putting offers in to ensure they are in their new homes by Christmas! So whether you are thinking about buying or selling, now is probably the right time to come and talk to us here at Williams Estates.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - August 2013

01/08/2013
All evidence suggests summer is the perfect time to buy or sell a house: Buyer inquiries are up, mortgage approval rates are up, house prices are up... even consumer positivity is up! And with Williams Estates being the only agent in the area linked the the Relocation Network, things could be looking up for you too if you're interested in moving!

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - July 2013

11/07/2013
Multiple reports are showing the property market is hotting up for summer. Andrew Williams, owner of Williams Estates, says that sales are at their best level since the start of the recession, so now is a great time to consider putting your home on the market. Also in this newsletter: a spotlight on some ideal homes for first time buyers, and some new proposed developments in the Northwich area.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - May 2013

23/05/2013
We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of new properties coming on to the market in the past two months - and there has been an equally impressive boost in house sales. The summer months are a great selling time. Please call our friendly team for a free market appraisal if you're interested in finding out what your home is worth on 01606 331784. Read on for more exciting Northwich property news....

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - March 2013

27/02/2013
As the snow melts and spring is fast approaching it's a great time to think about new beginnings. If you'd like to sell or buy a home, we'd love to help you with a free market appraisal or by sending you the latest new properties on the market which match your requirements.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - January 2013

27/01/2013
Recent figures have shown that Rightmove attracted 14.3 million visits in just one month, re-inforcing our firm belief at Williams Estates to embrace the digital age. More inside this month's newsletter.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - Dec 2012

18/12/2012
Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but we have some houses that are truly delightful! If you are on the hunt for a new home, or indeed you are selling your own property, it's definitely worth reading our news about the Northwich housing market.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - Nov 2012

13/11/2012
With the winter season fast approaching, now is the time for homeowners and landlords to think about insultating their properties before the 'big freeze' The last two winters in Cheshire have been particularly problematic with burst pipes in unoccupied properties and poor insulation in period homes. Did you know that Energy Performance Certificates are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. Please contact Williams Estates on 01606 331784 for further information and advice.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - Oct 2012

13/10/2012
Sellers are being warned not to risk over-pricing during the autumn market, following new research from Rightmove. Read more inside 'Clicks and Mortar'.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - Sept 2012

06/09/2012
Although we're still hanging on to summer, Autumn is just around the corner and, not suprisingly, buyers are now starting to think about putting offers in to ensure they are in their new homes by Christmas! So whether you are thinking about buying or selling, now is probably the right time to come and talk to us here at Williams Estates.

Another one sold by Williams Estates

28/08/2012
A sale has been agreed on 1 Chaffinch Way, Winsford

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - August 2012

15/08/2012
Whether you are looking to buy, sell or let a property - you may be interested to learn that a recent Halifax survey found that 30 per cent of householders in the UK believe that house prices will rise over the next year. Here at Williams Estates we're great believers in optimism, but we are also realistic - which means that we'll give you an honest view of the market, and how that might affect you. We hope you have time for a quick read of our newsletter, and also take time to relax during the August holidays.

Sale agreed within 7 days!

08/08/2012
WE AGREED A SALE ON THIS PROPERTY IN DAVENHAM, WITHIN JUST SEVEN DAYS!!! BUT WHAT MAY PLEASE YOU MORE IS THAT WE HAVE LOTS OF APPLICANTS IN THE NORTHWICH AREA WHO ARE JUST AS LIKELY TO BE INTERESTED IN BUYING YOUR PROPERTY TOO. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S STIFLING THE MARKET AT THE MOMENT IS THE LACK OF PROPERTY FOR SALE. WE'D LOVE TO HELP GET YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET AND SHOW YOU JUST HOW QUICKLY IT CAN SELL. CALL US TODAY AND BOOK A FREE MARKET APPRAISAL ON 01606 331784.

Williams Estates Property News - July 2012- Clicks and Mortar

20/07/2012
The regeneration of Northwich Town Centre is finally underway, and this can only spell good news for residents, home buyers and vendors in Northwich. In this month's issue we have showcased 10 properties that have all been reduced. Hurry while stocks last...viewings can be booked on 01606 331784.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - June 2012

01/06/2012
When is the best time of the year to buy a home? Summer certainly gives buyers and sellers the edge. Why? Because everyone wants to view houses while the sun is shining - and vendors wants to sell their home when its looking at its best - lush green lawns, flowers in full bloom and hey presto: it's a sale.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - May 2012

10/05/2012
It's not just the weather that starts to warm up in May. Property sales are beginning to benefit too. We have a database full of buyers that may be looking to purchase your home. Call us today to arrange a valuation and take the first step towards selling.

Williams Estates Property News - Clicks and Mortar - April 2012

04/04/2012
The Easter Bank Holiday weekend will hopefully provide property hunters with "egg-xtra" time to browse homes for sale with Williams Estates. Read on -we have some crackers on the market!

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates news - March 2012

07/03/2012
Inside our e-newsletter 'Clicks and Mortar' this month, we have the latest news about mortgage interest rates, the impact of social media on selling houses, and a positive outlook on property prices.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Property Newsletter - Feb 2012

20/02/2012
Williams Estates is taking advantage of social media outlets to help sell your property. You can now read all the local housing gossip on our Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Williams-Estates/324055000959922 - feel free to click 'Like Us'! You can also follow Andrew Williams on Twitter @westatesandrew to keep abreast of the very latest Northwich properties news.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - January 2012

13/01/2012
The New Years brings exciting changes to Williams Estates - including our new Williams Estates Facebook Page where you will be able to 'like' homes and ensure that your property - for sale or to let - receives maximum exposure on the internet. You can also follow us on Twitter @WestatesAndrew for realtime information on the latest properties for sale as well as local tips on how to buy, sell or rent a home in Northwich. Read more inside the first newsletter of 2012!

Williams Estates Property News - Christmas 2011 - Clicks and Mortar

19/12/2011
A testing 12 months for the housing market has almost come to an end. So what can buyers and sellers expect for 2012? Fasten your seatbelts. The property ride is far from over, says Andrew Williams - the owner of Williams Estates. So, what should you do? Hang on and do nothing - is probably not the best idea in the book. Instead it's all about being proactive, explains Andrew. "There is an outside chance that prices will rise if sellers and buyers conclude that the wider economy is improving," he said. "The problem isn't affordability. The cost of running a home is low, especially with interest rates on the floor. But the real issue is accessibility. "People may have to start thinking outside the box in order to get a mortgage - whether it's getting help from mum and dad or friends - or even exploring shared tenancy or buy-to-let arrangements."

Williams Estates Property News - Nov 2011 - Clicks and Mortar

08/11/2011
Some say it is a 'buyer's market' in property at the moment. There is some truth in this. There are a lot of homes on the market with limited buyers in a position to proceed immediately. But these buyers will shine through eventually. That's why it's now more important than ever for sellers lucky enough to receive an offer on their property, to carefully consider if the price is right and then what the buyers circumstances may be. It's true that a property is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. But you can maximise that price by ensuring that its desirable for viewing. Read more inside this month's newsletter. Andrew Williams - Owner of Williams Estates.

Williams Estates Property News Oct 2011 - Clicks and Mortar

14/10/2011
"Act now to move before December," is the advice from Andrew Williams, owner of Williams Estates. Christmas may be 72 days away but the average time on the market is 94 days, so buyers and sellers need to get serious now if they are to tie up a deal before the festive season. Read more buying and selling advice inside the October newsletter...

Williams Estates Property News Sep 2011 - Clicks and Mortar

13/09/2011
We have something to offer everyone looking to live in Northwich and surrounding villages. This month's selection of hot properties focuses on everything from first-time homes to properties with pedigree. Prices starts at £57,950 for a two-bed semi (with 50% owned by Riverside Home Ownership) to £1,125,000 (for a five-bed luxurious golf course property).

Westates Property Newsletter August 2011 - Clicks and Mortar

26/08/2011
Despite the recent riots and plummeting share prices, the property market has 'encouraging signs' according to Northwich property expert Andrew Williams.

Williams Estates Property Newsletter July 2011

28/07/2011
The housing market is bouncing back with average prices rising by more than £5,000. It is a welcome sign that home values are proving to be remarkably resilient in the economic downturn, says Andrew Williams. The research was carried out by property website Zoopla.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - June 2011

28/06/2011
House prices are reported to be down by around 1.1 per cent - which is great news for those looking to buy. For those selling, it's time to be optimistic, at least you may also benefit from the price drop if you are also looking to climb up the property ladder at a later date. So if there's just one property message to deliver in June, it's: "Don't be left out in the cold. If you want a red hot bargain, now could be your chance!"

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - May 2011

15/05/2011
May is the month of mayhem - it's one of our busiest times of the year for buying and selling property. So, if you're thinking of selling your home, or you are searching for a perfect property, it's probably time to call in to one of our offices in Northwich or Hartford or call 01606 331784 for more information. Traditionally, property owners like to sort out 'the big move' before the peak holiday seasons of July and August.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - Issue 12

01/04/2011
Time to blow the cobwebs off your computer and start searching for a property to buy (or let). Williams Estates has welcomed lots more homes on to the market in time for Spring/Summer season.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - Issue 11

02/02/2011
As we move into another year, the same questions appears to be forming on everyone’s lips. Is 2011 going to be a good year to buy and sell property? At Williams Estates, we think 2011 will be a year when the economy improves and confidence returns to the market, slowly but surely. Demand for property will grow once more - and there will also be a few bargains out there - but it's all relative. If you sell for less, it's likely you can buy for less too! It will certainly be time to advantage of low interest rates and competitive house prices, so 2011 will seem to be as good a bet as any. In fact, it could prove to be the best time for many years to come.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - Issue 10

11/01/2011
It may be freezing outside, but we have some hot properties that will 'thaw' things out! Feel free to browse our newsletter during January, or why not check out the latest properties for sale at www.westates.co.uk

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter November - Issue 9

06/12/2010
Williams Estates has been busy enhancing customer service this month - attending a prestigious estate agency conference to further improve clients' experiences, and we're also pleased to introduce two new staff! Read more inside the November issue...

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter - Issue 8

10/11/2010
Pressure is mounting for parents to find a nice family home in a good school catchment area! Cheshire West and Chester Council have set a deadline of January for mums and dads to apply online for a September 2011 reception class place. Catchment area homes are in hot demand, says Estate Agent Andrew Williams. Read more inside this month's newsletter...

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter September - Issue 7

14/09/2010
Most of us are still shaking the summer sand from our shoes but the Williams Estates staff are already in autumn mode. The September selling season has arrived. This means that property activity will begin to pick up - as both vendors and buyers aim to get their deals done before the Christmas holidays. Many house sales are completed in September and October, and so there are at least eight busy weeks on their way. The autumn skies may be darkening but the property market is definitely looking brighter as we have some great new homes for sale this month.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter August Issue 6

22/08/2010
The long summer days are usually difficult for property buyers and sellers alike - because we all go on holiday! Evidence of market movement is usually less representative than other times of the year - but I'm pleased to say that August has been suprisingly busy so far! In this month's issue we have lots of local property news - as well as 3 hot Homes of the Month. We have focused on: an ideal investment opportunity, a well-located retirement home, and a 'step up the ladder' property.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter July Issue 5

08/07/2010
It's mid-summer madness at Williams Estates! We have lots of new homes on the market in Northwich and surrounding villages, some lovely rental properties, and even a new build development on its way to Hartford.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Newsletter Issue 4

11/06/2010
In this month's Newsletter, Williams Estates customers can find out about why it is now easier to sell your home (without a HIP), and how to protect yourself from property 'spam'. Plus there are three great home deals for buyers in the Northwich area.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Online Newsletter Issue 3

09/05/2010
A warm welcome to the May edition of Clicks and Mortar. The weather is hotting up and so are the house sales! It's good news all round for buyers and sellers this month. To ensure you only receive news that you actually want to read - please update your preferences (on the left hand side) of the newsletter. Thanks very much.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Online Newsletter Easter Issue 2

01/04/2010
Welcome to the second issue of 'Clicks and Mortar' - the online property magazine brought to you by Williams Estates. This Easter e-newsletter provides FREE advice on buying, selling and leasing homes in Northwich. Please update your preferences (on the left hand side) to ensure that you only receive news that is relevant to you.

Clicks and Mortar - Williams Estates Online Newsletter Issue 1

08/03/2010
Welcome to the first issue of 'Clicks and Mortar' - the online property magazine brought to you by Williams Estates. This free monthly e-newsletter provides expert advice on buying, selling and leasing homes in Northwich. Please update your preferences (on the left hand side) to ensure that you only receive news that is relevant to you.

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