Just a quick google and there is no shortage of articles from various sources, including Phil Spencer himself, giving you top tips for selling your house. There are those who advocate baking bread and making coffee, or even parking a new expensive car outside your home, to help boost the sale. But which tips are legit?
In today’s blog, we’re down in Poole, specifically Hamworthy, a little place just outside Poole, at the Houseboat. You may have seen this in magazines, it’s been captured by the press. It’s an amazing house, was built by my father Roger Zogolovitch and designed by Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger.
I’m getting my dad Roger to walk us around, so hopefully that will give you kind of an interesting idea.
So the question I’ve been asked today is ‘Why are there not more design-led homes?’ Why is it so difficult to find them?
And I think the answer comes down fundamentally to an idea about incentives. Now hopefully I won’t get too elaborate and complicated here. But bear with me for a minute as I try and explain what I mean by that.
(thoughts on the Guardian article “Treasury weighs up tax break for landlords who sell to generation rent” 5 October 2018)
I like the fact that the Government is considering different proposals around housing. However, housing and population are inextricably linked, so in principle, converting a flat/house from being rented out to being owned doesn’t bring a new home into existence and therefore the fundamental supply demand imbalance remains and house prices become unaffordable for most.