We live in uncertain times…but it’s time to stay positive!

Added on June 9, 2017 in Main Blog, Plymouth City Office Blog

Mansbridge Balment Plymouth today urged the people of Plymouth not to let the uncertainty of the General Election result cloud their judgement when it comes to buying and selling homes.

Ben Dreher, Director at the agency’s Plymouth City Office, said the polls may have delivered a hung Parliament, but that shouldn’t mean buyers and sellers get hung up on whether or not to pursue their property goals.

He said that whatever uncertainty we face in our lives, life goes on and it is vital that people stay positive.

“We said it after the Brexit result and we say it again now…keep calm and carry on,” said Ben.

“It doesn’t matter what the political situation is, we will always have births, marriages and deaths and people will always need, or want, to buy and sell homes.”

Ben said with interest rates still at a record low and house prices in the city holding steady there are many good reasons to view uncertainty as a positive.

“Uncertainty can in fact have an extremely calming effect and that is certainly the case in the housing market, ” said Ben.

“Low rates slow the kind of rapid growth that can cause ‘boom and bust’ and people will be far more canny about what they commit to financially. It’s not as if we haven’t faced uncertainty before either, the collapse of the financial markets, recession. Whatever life throws at us we are a resilient bunch and always bounce back.”

Ben said if we look for reasons not to move, we will always find them, but he urged the people of Plymouth to view uncertainty as an opportunity – and to live in the present.

He also pointed out the uncertainty in itself isn’t a positive or a negative, it’s how we respond to it that dictates what impact it will have on our lives.

“As the author Robert I Fitzhenry once said: ‘uncertainty and mysteries are energies of life. Don’t let them scare you unduly,for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity, “said Ben.

“With that in mind, we say, if you’re thinking about moving home, do it!”