Jonathan Bye, director of Eric Lloyd & Co, reports a busy start to 2016. The number of sales agreed during January and February this year by the firm’s offices in Brixham and Broadsands shows an increase of 13% when compared to the first two months of last year. During February sales were agreed in Fourview Close, Eden Park, Milton Street, Rea Barn Road, Park Court, Ocean View Drive, Landscove, Lichfield Drive, Market Street, Temperance Place, Maple Road, Smardon Close, and Drew Street in Brixham. Whilst the office at Churston Broadway agreed sales on properties in Langdon Fields, Long Wools, Steed Close, Grange Road, Brixham Road, Broadsands Avenue, Hookhills Road and The Coombe. Jonathan commented that “this is a very encouraging start to 2016, underlining the on-going strength of the South Devon property market. Several of these sales have been made to investment and second home buyers endeavouring to beat the stamp duty change taking place at the beginning of April. The opening of the South Devon highway is likely to counterbalance any negative impact the changes to stamp duty may have as the year progresses.” If you are considering selling, with demand remaining strong across most market sectors and with Easter being only a few weeks away now is the time to place your property onto the market. To arrange a completely free and without obligation market appraisal carried out by one of our highly experienced valuers call our sales teams on Brixham (01803) 852773 or Churston (01803) 844466.