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October 21, 2010 02:01 ET

New Door Handles Can Help Increase Property Prices Claim Handle World

WAKEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2010) - According to the online property firm, Rightmove, the average property price in the UK rose by 3.1 per cent between September and October 2010, marking an increase of more than £7,000 from £229,767 to £236,849. The rise, however, has been described as 'illogical' by market experts, many of whom anticipate a sustained fall in prices beyond the New Year. If the average price of homes in the UK decreases in line with expectations, homeowners who want to sell up early ought to consider various ways in which the saleability of a home can be improved by adding new features, such as cupboard and door handles say Handle World.

In many respects, the housing market in its present state favours buyers over sellers – an oddity that can only be corrected when property prices return to their former highs. In the meantime, homeowners can only do their best to ensure that properties are made as saleable as possible at the minimum of expense.

Aside from large-scale home improvements such as loft and garage conversions, home improvements can be made to good effect on a relatively small budget. A spring clean cannot add £10,000 to the sale price of a home but it can help to convince potential buyers that a property is worth its asking price; indeed, a cluttered and old-fashioned home will rarely inspire buyers to make a going-rate offer.

A spokesperson for Handle World commented that "In order to increase the saleability of a property, new features ought to replace out-dated work surfaces, units, light fittings and other seemingly minor aspects like cupboard handles. These aspects actually contribute enormously to the potential buyer's first – and most crucial – impressions…Old door handles can significantly age a property, thereby making it less appealing to potential buyers. It should also be pointed out that door handle styles should conform throughout the home; therefore, cupboard handles ought to feature the same style and finish as all other handles in the property."

Handle World are one of the UKs leading suppliers of door handles and door accessories. Handle World is part of Interior Goods Direct Ltd, suppliers of high quality interior products.

Data sourced from the online property firm Right Move.

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