Healthier outlook for estate agents?

A HEALTHIER outlook for estate agents in the area has been confirmed this week with the return of Your Move to Worle.

A HEALTHIER outlook for estate agents in the area has been confirmed this week with the return of Your Move to Worle.

The new office will be at the exact same location in the High Street as its predecessor, Your Move Oliver Scarlett, a franchise that closed 18 months ago.

Senior sales consultant Stacey Lester said: "The marketplace has improved so we are reopening the office on August 24, having completely redecorated."

The branch will hold a special celebration day on September 5, which will be attended by Weston's mayor, Dr Mike Kellaway-Marriott.


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Your Move's announcement coincides with positive comments from nearby estate agent Chris Bloxham, whose views can be read in the news pages of today's Weston & Somerset Mercury.

Mr Bloxham dismisses house price rises, alluded to by the Halifax mortgage lender last month, but reveals his renewed confidence in the market following last year's difficult period.

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Last month, Halifax mortgage lenders calculated the cost of the average house increased by more than one per cent to �159,623.

House builder Taylor Wimpey, which is involved with developments in North Somerset, reported rising sales in the first six months of 2009 and said the Councillor Kellaway-Marriott has expressed his glee at the prospect of a recovering housing market.

He said: "There are signs of recovery and I was pleased to attend the opening of Nightingale Property Sales and Lettings earlier this year in Weston as the housing market is of supreme importance.

"I hope Your Move in Worle will be successful and I find its reopening most healthy.

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