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March house sales at 10-year high after second lockdown

House prices have risen by almost 15% in the last year. According to the Guernsey Quarterly Residential Property Bulletin, the mix adjusted average purchase price for Local Market properties was £509,906 in the first quarter of 2021, 3.4% higher than the previous quarter and 14.8% higher than the first quarter of 2020. The number of house sales unsurprisingly fell during…


Swoffers outreach hockey tournaments to take place next month

Preparations are underway for two hockey tournaments next month, for children involved in the Swoffers outreach hockey programme. The tournaments, which were postponed last year because of Covid-19, will take place on 7 and 21 May on the astro turf at Footes Lane – the home of Guernsey hockey. The first is a Taster Tournament for Year 5, with the…


Business tunnels are reintroduced allowing off-island visitors to view properties

Swoffers is delighted that from next Friday (23rd April) people from outside of the island will be able to view properties in Guernsey without the need to quarantine, under the States of Guernsey’s business tunnel arrangement. Currently this will only be able to be carried out by private travel, as the island’s airline is not offering day returns at this…



Swoffers reveals new image

Swoffers has today unveiled a brand-new image. Incorporating a key into our logo and the tagline ‘the key to Guernsey property’ better reflects who we are and what we do. ‘The quality of our people, our local knowledge and our passion has never been questioned. Nor has our ability to listen and react to the ever-changing property market in the…


Islands unlocked as the Bailiwick enters stage 3 of the exit from lockdown

It’s business as usual for the Bailiwick of Guernsey from today. After almost exactly two months of restrictions, following the imposition of an islandwide lockdown on 23 January, the islands are now in a strong position of recovery. The housing market is buoyant and local businesses are able to carry on where they left off, with optimism for the resumption…



Open Market sales continue in lockdown thanks to virtual tours

When we decided to invest in the very latest technology to photograph properties, we didn’t realise just how timely and important that decision would be. At Swoffers we are constantly thinking of new and innovative ways to market your property, and the Giraffe360 seemed like the perfect next step. It uses a robotic camera to produce high resolution images, floor…


Winners of Swoffers’ Design Your Dream Home competition announced

Drum roll please… After much deliberation we have narrowed down all of the wonderful entries we had in our Design Your Dream Home competition, and here are the winners: Under 7 1st place: Benjamin Mogg 2nd place: Amelie and Ella Mae Thoumine 3rd place: Cooper Smedley   Benjamin Mogg (winner of under-7s) 8 to 11 years 1st place: Zara Smart…


Stage 1 of exit from Lockdown: an update from Swoffers

Following an update from the States regarding the move to stage 1 of the exit from lockdown on Monday 22 February, Swoffers would like to update you on how this affects the property sale/ rentals industry. Limited activities to enable viewings, taking property particulars to enable listing, surveys and sales of properties will be allowed in stage 1, as long…