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…


First Time Buyers Deposit Scheme Proposal

As a key contributor to the working party behind the proposals to introduce a new first time buyers deposit loan, Swoffers are delighted with all of the positive feedback we’ve been receiving. There’s been tremendous support from the general public, Deputies and candidates standing for election and we hope that this becomes a priority for the new States. It’s about…


Spring in the air for the property market

There is a sense that, much like our winter weather, a dark cloud has been hanging over the property market but according to Guernsey’s largest Estate Agent it looks as if that is finally lifting and there is a sign of clearer skies ahead. As Spencer Noyon from Swoffers Estate Agents explains, “Of course we keep a close eye on…


Early sales secured!

We’ve had a great start to our year, securing sales across the board, with the £200 – £500,000 bracket being the most active. Our team of experts are busy with viewings and take-ons, despite the weather. We’d advise sellers to price sensibly to attract interest, have an open mind and above all to be positive. With Islanders needing to borrow…


2016 off to a flying start

An encouraging start to 2016 – before it even arrived! Although the days in between Christmas and the New Year are traditionally a quiet time for Estate Agents – some even choose to close across the whole of the holidays – we have always been keen to keep things moving. This time however, it has been quite remarkable. With a…



Out of this world

2015 is another record breaking year for local, rental & management. – Most local market sales in 1 year. – Over 430 contracts this year. – 18 First-time buyer properties sold in 6 months with 12 more under offer. – Nearly 300 properties under management and growing. – 1/3rd of Guernsey properties are sold by us. – 60% Open Market…