New Year and St Ives
I've never in 30 years or more experienced such a quite New Years Eve in St Ives. For the most part and certainly since 1999 / 2000 , the town has been incredibly busy with in excess of 30,000 people in the streets and all in fancy dress. If you have never experienced the evening before, book your holidays now for that week, its an eye opener and you get to see St Ives in a different light.
This time of year the town is quiet, some of the shops have shut so that their owners can get a well earned rest after a particularly busy summer, this year saw record numbers flock to the area in search of a break after a stressful few months at the start of the year, it looks like this year could start in the way.
So we are now in tier 3 however the property market in St Ives and West Penwith is still very much open. With the stamp duty holiday coming to an end at the end of March, there is a need to try and get that sale agreed within the next few weeks, equally if you are thinking of selling, now is the time to get that property onto the market.
People keep asking me what I think is going to happen with the property market in the St Ives and West Penwith area within the next year and the fact is, I don't really know. I'm not too sure we will have a recession as we have known it in the past as I think and properties for sale in this area will always be popular with people wanting to either escape the city or start a new life in what was voted, 'The happiest place in the UK'
Happy New Year from the Cross Estates Team