Property selling season takes off

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The Valley’s real estate market geared up again this week after the Christmas lull, and it’s looking to be a bumper season.

Ray White Grafton principal Adam Sydenham said the large number of open homes this weekend indicated confidence in the economy was on the up after a year of uncertainty.

He said the market didn’t usually start up after Christmas until the start of February, so everything was happening two weeks early this year.

“There’s a good number of houses on the market and a good number of buyers,” Mr Sydenham said.

“I think people are realising that bricks and mortar are a fairly stable investment in comparison to the share market.

“After the threat of financial meltdown last year, people are realising that it’s not that bad and they may as well get on with it.”



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