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Bedford to remain a hot spot - Jan-April 2022

After the frenetic post-lockdown activity levels of 2021, the festive break was a welcome breather for all at Hollands Smith and enabled us to recharge the batteries for the New Year. Following strong gains in prices and unprecedented volumes of transactions it was reasonable to assume that the market would calm down.…


Bedford’s Property Market and the Pandemic – December 2021

As 2021draws to a close the emphasis – unfortunately – again turns to the worrying spread of  the new Covid-19 variant and the potential impact this will have on our enjoyment of the festive period. If you’re a member of the current Government you’ll no doubt party regardless, but we won’t dwell on that for now. Over the last eighteen months the housing market has been particularly bullish. As a local agent, we’ve experienced significant increases in property prices which has been consistent through all price ranges. On numerous occasions, the disparity between supply and demand has resulted in multiple  offers  for  many  properties coming to the market. In these instances, initial asking prices have been exceeded by, in some cases, considerable margins.   …


Young Photographer Competition

To celebrate the launch of the new website, Hollands Smith ran a Young Photographer competition. The prizes included donations to the winning entry’s PTA or school, a featured spot on the website as well as a Waterstones voucher! Rob Smith, director of Hollands Smith explains: “We are so proud of our town and would love to share that with the world - so following in the footsteps of the lovely photography on our new website, we want to see what local children can do!…


2020 - New decade, new home?

It’s safe to say that 2019 was an interesting year! Continuing concerns over Brexit uncertainty pervaded the market and, with a General Election thrown in to the pot as the year came to a close, many buyers and sellers decided to stay at home. …


First Time Sellers Guide

The guide for first time sellers....and for anyone who hasn’t done it for a while! Much advice is bestowed on first time buyers about to embark on their most expensive acquisition but what of first time sellers - those who bravely took the plunge, invested their hard earned…


Happy 25th Birthday Hollands Smith

SIMPLY not like other estate agents – as Hollands Smith celebrates its 25th anniversary it is a motto the business is proud to live up to.…


December 2016

As we approach the Christmas festive period it's traditionally the time to reflect on the events of 2016. So what were the significant developments for the market this year and what could lie ahead in 2017?…


72 Hole Golf Challenge for Macmillan

On 24th June 2016, Simon Hollands and three fellow golfers will be teeing it up at 5am to complete four rounds of golf (72 holes) in one day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.…


Spring Update 2016

The longer days and arrival of blossom on the trees typically signals busier times for estate agents as movers make plans to sell and buy.…


January 2016

A Happy New Year to all of our existing and former clients!…


Golf Challenge for Macmillan

They did it! On Friday 19th June, Simon Hollands and three golfing pals successfully completed the Longest Day Challenge – playing 72 holes of golf under competition conditions in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.…