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Own a piece of Guernsey history

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of Guernsey history? Well now’s your chance. Les Jouppes is a stylish detached bungalow on the south west corner of the island. But there’s so much more to this property then meets the eye. What can’t be seen is the World War II Flak Command Bunker that sits beneath the surface. The…


Holiday winners announced

Congratulations to Jen and Rob Chalker – the winners of this year’s ‘List it to Win a Holiday’ prize draw. The couple win a £3,000 voucher from World Travel to spend on a holiday of their choice. And they’ve got plenty of time to decide where they want to go as World Travel has kindly extended the voucher to be…


Lets get pet friendly

Swoffers is pleased to support a new initiative aimed at encouraging landlords to consider allowing tenants to accommodate pets in rented properties. The Pancake Project, named after pet rabbit Pancake, has been launched by Bea Smith, who wants to create more pet friendly rental homes but also educate tenants in pet-proofing properties to reassure landlords that their rental is safe…


Swoffers welcomes business tunnel for property viewings

Swoffers is delighted that people from outside of the island can now view properties in Guernsey without the need to quarantine, under the States of Guernsey’s business tunnel arrangement. From next Tuesday (28 July) people will be able to come to the island on a day trip from Southampton, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, on board planes operated by Aurigny. Swoffers’…


Should we worry about gazumping in Guernsey?

The team at Swoffers is aware there have been some concerns expressed about gazumping in Guernsey. Gazumping is when a vendor accepts a higher offer on the house you are purchasing before you have exchanged contracts. As Guernsey’s leading estate agency, we are not aware of gazumping happening here but we thought it would be useful to explain a bit…


Swoffers welcomes Olivia to the team

Swoffers is delighted to welcome experienced negotiator Olivia Phillips to the local market sales team. Olivia will be helping out over the busy summer period. ‘With local market sales booming we were looking to boost our experienced team and were lucky to discover that Olivia was available,’ said Andre Austin, Swoffers director. ‘She knows Guernsey and her experience of working…


Local market sales continue to boom

82 local market property sales went through court in June – the highest number in a month since August last year. ‘We’ve had an amazing month,’ said Swoffers director Andre Austin. ‘There has been a massive bounce back since lockdown with a number of properties selling within 24 hours of being listed. ‘We’ve seen activity at all levels of the…


Guernsey – as safe as houses

So, life in Guernsey has returned to normal – pubs and shops are open, all sports have resumed, children are back at school, people are back to work and looking forward to a summer staycation. The island’s successful response to the Covid-19 pandemic has kept Guernsey in the spotlight in recent weeks with other jurisdictions looking on jealously as the…


Back to business as normal as we enter Phase 5

As Guernsey enters phase 5 of its lockdown exit strategy at midnight tonight, we would like to thank you for your patience and loyalty. In recent weeks, as lockdown restrictions were gradually eased, we have seen an upturn in enquiries for local market properties for sale and rental. We would strongly recommend registering on our website to ensure you get…


Reasons to be cheerful

As Guernsey enjoys its first week of being Covid-free, we take a look at why the island has so many reasons to be cheerful. Against a seemingly endless stream of global doom and gloom Guernsey has been a shining light by dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic with decisive and efficient action from the very start.  The local economy is showing…