Latest News

A collection of Samuel Wood & Co's most recent news and events

Date: 10/09/2013
10
Sep

The Great British Bake Off

Those sad readers who have been following my blog for sometime may recall that after my wife beat me at a dog competition I took her on at baking at the local show and 2 years ago got a second with my cake. (Sadly last years was cancelled due...

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Date: 10/09/2013
10
Sep

SUNNY DELIGHT

I am writing this week’s blog from a balcony in a delightful apartment in Spain, but by the time you read this, I will be home. Sadly the family have decided to sell the apartment. My parents have had an apartment in this building for close to 20 years but the...

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Date: 9/08/2013
9
Aug

Rosebuds

At Samuel Wood we are looking at a resurgent property market that promises a great deal but still needs handling with some care. An ageing population and a need for many to adjust their lifestyles accordingly will have an effect on the property market. I...

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Date: 2/08/2013
2
Aug

WINE TO CHAMPAGNE . . .

  Readers of my little blog will be aware that as a small gesture to our staff, that if they reach the magic figure of 50 sales in a month, then everyone receives a bottle of wine.  I have agreed that instead of wine they can have a bottle of...

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Date: 10/07/2013
10
Jul

Proceed . . . but with caution

  I have been looking at the resurgent property market that promises a great deal but still needs handling with some care.  Month by month we see small but encouraging steps on the path to a fiscal recovery. There is one harbinger which...

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Date: 28/06/2013
28
Jun

SOCIAL NETWORKING

  I had a very hectic time last weekend.  Firstly, a trip to see Rod Stewart in Birmingham (a belated birthday present).  A brilliant evening - Rod has still got all the moves!  There was also The Lions game to watch and then two trips to...

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Date: 18/06/2013
18
Jun

TO VIEW OR NOT TO VIEW

  I have mentioned in earlier blogs about the fairly obvious statement that viewings are the lifeblood of estate agency. I have kept records of the number of viewings carried out by our offices since we started some 18 years ago.  The average...

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Date: 10/06/2013
10
Jun

SPRING HAS COME LATE

It has been a long time coming. There is a mood of renewal and a fresh start. I speak of course of the property market. It has been a very long winter - about seven years of property winter in market terms. Some people who are new to the property industry have...

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Date: 6/06/2013
6
Jun

Mayfair Office

  I have mentioned before in my blog that Samuel Wood & Company is part of the Mayfair Office which is a group of some 300 offices working in 47 counties in the UK plus associated offices in the USA and Australia.  I thought it would be nice...

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Date: 17/05/2013
17
May

Summit Fever

  Anthony Wood from Samuel Wood & Co reports some better news on the housing...

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Date: 2/05/2013
2
May

SPRING UP-DATE

  The market in April has been exceptionally buoyant with in excess of 50 sales recorded by Samuel Wood & Company as a group. Whilst the slightly better weather has brought out more prospective buyers, they are still not out in as many numbers...

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Date: 25/04/2013
25
Apr

New Partners

 One of Shropshire's largest estate agents has strengthened its management team as part of exciting new development plans.  The new management team at Samuel Wood & Company are Gareth Samuel, Russell Griffin, Anthony Wood and Andrew Cadwallader. ...

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Date: 11/04/2013
11
Apr

Get on Your Bike

March seems to have seen a major step forward in the property market.  Anthony Wood of Samuel Wood and Co considers the significance of the latest figures.  Official figures now point out that the housing market hit a three-year high in...

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Date: 11/04/2013
11
Apr

BUDGET

  I have been considering the impact the 2013 Budget may have on the residential property market. The British public are serious about housing. They are serious about looking at it, choosing it, buying it, improving it and, when the time comes,...

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Date: 11/04/2013
11
Apr

POINT TO POINT

  Regular readers of this column will recall that last year we sponsored a race at the local Point to Point at Brampton Bryan.  This year was no different and, thankfully, the weather was fabulous - so much better than it has been.  I was...

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