The average house price drops by 5% but first time buyers still need help getting on the ladder

Figures released this week show the average local house price has decreased by 5% from the last quarter, 7.6% down on the same quarter last year and 11.5% down on the peak of late 2014. According to the Guernsey Quarterly Residential Property Bulletin, the average local house price currently stands at £412,792, and coupled with a low loan-to-value rate of…


Introducing Swoffers Mortgages

Guernsey’s largest team of property experts, Swoffers, has launched a brand new mortgage broking service in association with SPF Private Clients. This makes Swoffers the first and only estate agent in Guernsey to now offer both property and mortgage broking in one place, giving buyers a fuller range of services and seamless service provision. ‘Buying property isn’t a simple process,…


Swoffers to feature on Property TV

Swoffers will showcase Guernsey and the Open Market to a global audience on Sky TV. Guernsey and its unique property market will receive worldwide exposure when it features on a new Sky TV programme at the end of October. ‘Live the Dream – Guernsey’ will explore the benefits of relocating and investing in the island and will air on Property…


Swoffers Attends Locate Guernsey Showcase

A short film created by Swoffers was screened at this year’s Locate Guernsey London Showcase. The event, which took place at the Leadenhall Building, was designed to present Guernsey as a relocation destination of choice and to celebrate the island’s internationally recognised business community. Swoffers’ four-minute film, which was created for Swoffers TV online, features stunning footage of Guernsey as…


Relocating to Guernsey

Swoffers has launched its latest Swoffers TV programme ‘Relocating to Guernsey’. Produced by Spike productions, the film features stunning scenery from around the Island and interviews with people who have relocated in the last few years. These include Peter Cornell, a Private Equity Partner who moved from Madrid, and Anna Guggenheim, a QC who came from London. The film gives…


An exceptional year for rentals

“It has been an exceptional year,’ said Andy Biggins, Swoffers Lettings and Management Director. ‘Our local market lettings has always been very strong and we seem to have been building on this year to year, but the encouraging aspect throughout 2016 has been the number of Open Market contracts we have been able to secure. ‘Guernsey is certainly attracting people,…


Good news comes in twos for homebuyers

The Bank of England base rate cut that’s come post Brexit referendum will translate swiftly into good news for any homeowners already on base rate tracking mortgages but importantly for the market as a whole it will also mean better rates for those looking to get their feet onto the property ladder. The record low base rate of just 0.25%…


Swoffers First Anniversary

It’s been only a year since we launched our Swoffers First initiative and we’re delighted that in such a short time, it’s proved to be a great success. The idea was simple enough. To show people in a clear and concise way what type of properties they could afford and then to take it that one step further to help…


Successful first joint promotion with Locate Guernsey in the UK

Swoffers were delighted to have supported Locate Guernsey at their first big corporate event that they have organised in the United Kingdom. Several of the Island’s leading companies, including Swoffers, hosted nearly 50 intermediaries and high net worth individuals at the T20 Blast evening game between Hampshire and Sussex on Friday 15th July which was televised live on Sky Sports….


Open Market Insight with Shauna Clapham

Guernsey’s dual property market is unique. The Open Market offers property investment opportunities and enables EU nationals looking to move to the island a chance to buy or rent in the island. Swoffers has unrivalled experience and knowledge of Open Market property in Guernsey and Shauna Clapham knows the market inside out. Swoffers is Guernsey’s go-to agent for Open Market…