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Local leading estate agency Morris Dibben in Stubbington is advising sellers and homebuyers to act now if they want to be moved into their new home before the end of the year.

The autumn is a prime time for selling property as after the summer holidays, home buyers are more determined to find a property and complete on the sale before Christmas arrives. This year is no different with continued improvements in the housing market, house prices and developments in mortgage lending which is encouraging more people to move home. Dedicated sellers can take advantage of this renewed interest and look to seal a deal quickly.

Commenting, Nigel Painter, branch manager, Morris Dibben, said: ‘We are seeing a responsible and sustainable recovery in the housing market and the volume of housing transactions is continuing to grow at a measured pace, with more people moving home in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. We expect this momentum to continue throughout the remainder of the year.

‘This year we have seen the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), which means that brokers and lenders need to demonstrate that the mortgage recommendation they make is in the best interests of the customer and meet’s the customer’s individual needs. Our mortgage consultant can talk you through the new process and help you gather the information required to meet the lender’s requirements.’

In order to help people understand the changes in the local housing market conditions, the impact of MMR on the mortgage process and how a potential interest rate rise could impact you, Morris Dibben in Stubbington is running a dedicated property campaign this September called ‘Property Live – Let’s talk property’. During this period the estate agent is encouraging property sellers, buyers, landlords and those looking for mortgage advice, to come and talk to them about their property dilemmas and find out how they can move home before the end of the year.

Commenting, Nigel Painter, said: ‘We believe it is important for current and prospective property buyers and sellers as well as landlords to be aware of current market conditions and any changes that could impact the decisions they make. We look forward to welcoming people to our branch throughout the month, helping people to make the right decision for them and assisting them in moving home this year’

For further information about Morris Dibben’s Property Live event, contact the team at Stubbington branch on 01329 664213, email or visit