‘Widely anticipated’ house price rise confirmed in latest property bulletin

Local market house prices have risen by 19% year-on-year. The latest Guernsey Residential Property Bulletin, for the third quarter of 2021, shows the mix adjusted average house price at the end of September was £554,290. It has to be noted that the mix adjusted price is a measure of the value of the sales during the quarter, not a reflection…


New Covid-19 guidelines and restriction 22.01.21

In line with the latest www.gov.gg Public Health Advice our office is now closed until further notice. We are all now working from home and will continue to provide as many of our services as possible and will continue to support all our clients to the best of our ability. Our Office Hours are Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.30 and Saturday 09.00…



Property sales highest since 2007

The recently published Q4 property prices bulletin confirms that 2019 was a busy year on both the local and open markets. The total number of local market sales in 2019 was 845, 35 more than in 2018 and the highest annual total since 2007. ‘Swoffers had a record year in 2019 and that trend is continuing in 2020,’ said Scott…


Property sales highest for more than a decade

Local Market property sales in 2019 were the highest since 2007 according to the latest figures from Unusualities of Guernsey, an independent compiler of local conveyancing statistics. Local market sales were up by 51% on 2015 – the height of the financial crisis. In total, there were 879 local market sales in 2019 – 34 more than in 2018, equating…


2020 Budget – what we think

Guernsey’s latest budget proposals are unlikely to have a negative impact on the current high levels of activity in the Local Market. ‘We’ve just had a record third quarter at Swoffers, and there’s every indication these activity levels will continue despite the increases in TRP being proposed in the 2020 budget,’ said Swoffers director, Spencer Noyon. Domestic and land TRP…


Swoffers starts the switch to electric

Swoffers has joined the growing number of islanders switching from petrol cars to electric as Director Spencer Noyon recently took delivery of the company’s first e-car. ‘I have been considering an electric car for a while and when I found out that Volkswagen had launched an e-Golf I was very keen to give it a try,’ says Spencer. ‘Louise Packham…


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…