Penarth View Article - August 2014

Properties with Views

With the sun shining for (most of the time) this summer, we’re sure many of us have been taking the opportunities to get out there and take in some of the wonderful scenery Penarth and Sully have to offer. It’s times like this when you wish you could make the most of some of these views every day, and wake up to your very own piece of paradise. No is a great time to do just that, and with properties available in Northcliffe Drive, Whitcliffe Drive, Hayes Point, Victoria Road, Cliff Parade and Bradford Place amongst other locations, there is plenty to choose from.

The Perils of Moving House

David Baker & Company try our best to make things as easy as possible for anyone buying or selling their property, and whether you are a first time buyer, or downsizing from a bigger property, there are plenty of pitfalls out there. As they say, Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Performance and although you can’t legislate for all eventualities, it is increasingly important to do all your homework in advance. If you require a mortgage, seek some independent advice (Penarth has a number of good financial advisors) and make sure you know how much you are able to borrow. Whether you require a mortgage or not, it is always good to consult a qualified surveyor and ask them to give you a sensible view of the property you are intending to buy. Likewise, a good and proactive solicitor with expert local knowledge that you trust can make all the difference – don’t just go online and find the cheapest quote.

New Arrivals

The David Baker & Company team would like to announce two new arrivals. Firstly, Craig Jefferies, somewhat of a prodigal son, has returned to the business following two years working in Brighton and the South East of England with Strutt & Parker. As a result of the recent excellent performance of the company, Craig’s return adds some much needed ‘hands on deck’ and his experience and knowledge in the local market is priceless. The second new addition is a little less experienced, and was in fact born on the 10th July. Florence Baker is Richard and Kate’s second daughter and David’s second grand daughter. She has already spent some time in the office and feels right at home!