Upton Sales – New To The Market

Strensham Court Mews, Strensham, Worcester – £209,950

Strensham Court Mews is an unique development set in approximately 7 acres of gardens with open lawns, wooded areas, a small lake and bordered by woodland. Forming part of a complex of twelve individual freehold residences, this mid terrace mews property has an attractive outlook to the front and rear. Number 4 briefly comprises of entrance hall, living/dining room, re-fitted kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, further double bedroom and bathroom.The property benefits from having a detached garage and allocated parking along with use of the grounds. Click for more details >

Malvern Lettings – New To The Market

Yardbridge, Longdon, Longdon Tewkesbury – £850 pcm

A most attractive two double bedroom unfurnished barn conversion in a delightful rural setting. Hillworth Cottage offers an entrance hall, kitchen/ breakfast room (with oven, hob, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher), spacious lounge/ dining room, bathroom (with bath and shower cubicle) and two double bedrooms. The property benefits from large gardens, a pond and off road parking. Available late September. (Rent is inclusive of water rates). VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Click for more details >

Malvern Sales – New To The Market

Malus Close, Malvern – £279,950

A very well presented modern style detached property, situated in a popular residential location, close to shops and amenities in Malvern Link. Comprising: entrance hallway, sitting room opening to garden, dining room, kitchen, utility and cloakroom, four double bedrooms, master with en-suite and a family bathroom. Outside; the property has a driveway for two cars, integrated single garage, and a delightfully landscaped and enclosed rear garden. The property is double glazed and centrally heated. We highly recommend an early viewing to appreciate the well presented accommodation and position. Furthermore the property is offered with no onward chain. Click for more details >

This Week at Allan Morris Malvern & Upton…

“The process was smooth and we had no issues…”

“We were really happy with the service overall. The process was smooth and we had no issues what so ever. We dealt with Nina and another lady I cannot remember the name of. Both were great to deal with.” – G Allton, D Lowres

“The agents are spot on and gave us feedback quickly…”

“The service was excellent, the agents are spot on and gave us feedback quickly. I’ve never had any issues and just found the whole service efficient.” – S Handy, H Lloyd

“Did everything you could do to get us the property we wanted”

“You did everything you could do to get us the property we wanted. We really appreciated the level of customer service and don’t think you could have done anymore for us.” – D Brown, C Williams

This Week at Allan Morris Malvern & Upton…

“The team have gone above & beyond to help…”

“My sale has been particularly complicated, Angie and the team have gone above and beyond to help and keep me informed all the way.” – Mrs N

“Everyone has been very professional!”

“Happy with the whole service, everybody has been very professional and I couldn’t speak highly enough. It has been a fantastic service.” – Mr P

“Allan Morris did a great job…”

“The lady that we dealt with was absolutely fantastic. She was really helpful and compared to the agency that we used for selling our house, Allan Morris did a great job.” – Mr A

What’s Good for the Goose

Richard Ashton - Director

Richard Ashton – Director

Richard Ashton of Allan Morris suggests a new way of thinking when it comes to selling property.

Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, thinks that we overestimate the amount of change which will happen over two years but underestimate the amount of change over ten. This certainly seems to be the case with housing. Our tastes move on hugely over a decade as new materials, technology, design, and even watching home and property shows on the television increasingly influence us. Public opinion and governmental policy also have their effect. The horrific Grenfell Tower disaster will prove to be another turning point we hope.

But underlying all these developments are the changes we see in our own lives; the amount of space we need to occupy, running costs, convenience and the time that could be spent doing other things – sometimes at stages in life like parenthood or retirement when time is increasingly precious.

Retirees for example have much to consider. Do they want to continue living in large family houses when there is no large family living there any more? And the desire to head off to the country or coast, once the dream of many, is being overtaken by the desire to live in an exciting urban environment where there is life, opportunity, convenience and grandchildren. Growing old gracefully no longer means what it used to.

In the new homes sector this is a big challenge. Few of us live or want to live in the same way we used to. Developers must work out how people will want to live tomorrow and then create that model for today. For some this might seem courageous speculation, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

In the pre-owned home sector there are different challenges. We are beginning to see a real trend in adapting dated, single use reception rooms that segregate people within the home into larger more inclusive living areas. Eating, dining, entertaining and relaxing with family and friends are now often in one large area where the bi-fold door also brings nature into the equation and makes the garden an integral part of the house.

Therefore buying a home has become akin to trading in an old car for a brand new one. When most people change their cars today they expect plenty of innovative features, not the same outdated ones their old car possessed. A new car is a finely engineered and brilliantly designed machine for driving. Buyers of all ages now think that a home should be a finely engineered and brilliant machine for living.

Those who seek to leave their old homes behind and look forward to enjoying all the benefits that the next one should offer might spare a thought for the people they want to sell to. Don’t these buyers crave modern styles and fittings also? Home sellers should remember that and either make their home as attractive as possible to the modern buyer or accept that the price will have to reflect essential modernisation works. After all, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

If you are interested in having a chat with us to discuss your new home, please feel free to give me a call on 01684 561411 or email me at richard.ashton@allan-morris.co.uk.

Malvern Sales – New To The Market

Alfrick, Worcester – £425,000

A well presented and substantially extended detached bungalow situated in a popular and quiet village location. Comprising: entrance hallway, cloakroom, sitting room, dining kitchen, study, four bedrooms and a shower room. The property has a block paved driveway and gated access to further parking and a detached double garage. To the rear is a generous and private garden which has been landscaped to include seating areas, lawn, pond and a number of garden sheds. Situated in the popular village of Alfrick, with good access to both Worcester and Malvern. We highly recommend an early viewing to fully appreciate. Click here for details >