Q2 sales highest since 2012

Local market property transactions in the second quarter of this year have been the highest for seven years. There were 228 sales during Q2, 51 more than the previous quarter and 45 more than the same quarter of 2018. Three-bedroom bungalows and houses accounted for 16% of all transactions – the highest proportion of all property types. The distribution of…


Busy rentals market leads to growing lettings team

Swoffers has expanded its Lettings team to help cope with demand in the sector. ‘We are really pleased to welcome Demi-Lee Dawson to our busy Swoffers team,’ says Ross Yeates, Manager – Lettings and Property Management Department. ‘The rentals market is extremely busy at the moment with new properties often being snapped up within 24 hours. Expanding our team of…



Swoffers gives cautious welcome to latest property sales figures

It’s good news for buyers and sellers across Guernsey’s Local and Open property markets as sales continue to be buoyant in the first quarter of 2019. Figures compiled independently by Unusualities of Guernsey, reveal sales activity in the Local and Open Markets was at its highest first quarter levels since 2011 and 2007 respectively. There were 193 Local Market houses…


Swoffers jumps at the chance to support local basketball

With the Gibraltar Island Games fast approaching and the domestic basketball season about to begin, Swoffers has announced it has signed up to be the individual sponsor for Island coach and local league player Adam Farish. ‘As Guernsey’s largest and most established estate agency we are always keen to support the local sporting community whenever we can,’ said Swoffers Director…


New Housing Strategy in 2 Years

The Environment and Infrastructure department have issued a policy letter which promises to create a new Housing Strategy in two years. The strategy will use the findings and recommendations set out in a report produced by KPMG two years ago when the States were originally directed to produce a strategy. Swoffers welcome the work taking place and believe there are…


Department by department overview of the Guernsey market 2014 and forecasts for 2015

Local Market Hard negotiating, realistic pricing and high stock levels dominated the local market in 2014 but the experienced team at Swoffers can report a record year in local market sales. We started 2014 as a team of four, increased our numbers with a fifth negotiator and have had no choice but to recruit a sixth dedicated member of staff…


Hope for first time buyers?

There is no doubt that the credit crunch has resulted in tougher terms for anyone looking to get a mortgage but how has it affected us locally and are there still options for those hoping to get on the property ladder? SPF Private Clients, Guernsey’s largest mortgage broker explains why the goalposts have moved and offers information and advice on…