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Its our favourite time of the year!

 

Follow this link to our latest Newsletter including an interview with Kate Goddard, Ethan Lee-Birch’s tips on social media marketing, and the official opening of Stone’s Wharf, Weston Rhyn.

 

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At Home with Monks is our regular Newsletter, available to pick up in our offices or via email direct to your inbox.

Our aim is to share timely, original and relevant information about the local property market and about Monks – whether you are buying, selling or letting.

 

Read next:  What makes us, us?  –  Sell your home  –  Property search

One of the highlights of our year is meeting friends and clients at the annual Shrewsbury Food Festival.

Monks is a Main Sponsor of this fun, foodie event held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June in the Quarry.  This year we are hosting the Chef’s School.  Meet us in the main tent to learn from talented chefs, cook along and try amazing food and drink.

We are also holding on to our ‘best seats in the house’ with our much appreciated sponsorship of the to-lets!

Shrewsbury Food Festival brings together independent food producers, quality street food vendors, top chefs, local brewers, and distillers, to serve up the finest food and drink which will have your taste buds jumping for joy!

Visitors can shop ‘til you drop in home and gardens, enjoy live music, and let the little ones go wild in the kid’s area.  Non-stop fun is guaranteed.

Tickets are on sale now from Shropshire Festivals.

Monks has seen an exceptionally busy start to 2024 with the same trends showing across Shropshire as the rest of the UK.

 

Follow this link to read our latest Newsletter including an interview with Patricia Baila, and foreword from Judy Bourne, Directors and Co-owners at Monks.

 

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At Home with Monks is our regular Newsletter, available to pick up in our offices or via email direct to your inbox.

Our aim is to share timely, original and relevant information about the local property market and about Monks – whether you are buying, selling or letting.

 

Read next:  What makes us, us?  –  Sell your home  –  Property search

Offering specialist mortgage advice and associated protection services, Ellis-Ridings Mortgage Solutions can provide the support you need when buying or selling your property with Monks.

 

Monks has chosen to partner with Ellis-Ridings Mortgage Solutions due to their up-to-date knowledge and conscientious approach to helping home buyers.  Co-owner Sarah Ridings worked with Monks for many years and has extensive knowledge of the property industry, especially New Homes and Shared ownership purchases.

 

Judy Bourne, Director of Monks, explains: “We are delighted to have Sarah back under the Monks umbrella!  It’s early days into the relationship but we are already receiving the feedback we expected from this great partnership.”

 

Mike Ridings is handling our mortgage – thank you for recommending him, he’s brilliantly efficient!” –  Ms R, Wem, February 2024

 

Michael Ridings has 15 years of expertise in the industry.  He possesses extensive qualifications in Mortgage Practice and Equity Release and specialises in delivering tailored guidance to suit individual requirements.

 

“We are delighted to be working with Monks who have a leading reputation in the industry for providing a high-level personalised service. Their business ethos of putting the customer first in what they do, matches our own. This allows us, as a team, to help every client with all aspects of their home moving journey“ added Michael.

 

Ellis-Ridings offer an initial free consultation to review your current circumstances and to understand what is required to move forward with a mortgage application.  All advice is whole of market and bespoke.

 

Their Specialist Mortgage Services include First Time buyers, Remortgages, Porting, Product Switching, Debt Consolidation, Buy to Lets, New Homes, Shared ownership and Offset Mortgages.  Specialist Protection Services include Life insurance, Critical Illness Cover, Income Protection, Buildings Cover and Contents Insurance.

 

If you are buying a property with Monks, contact Ellis-Ridings Mortgage Solutions to get the right advice and mortgage deal for you.

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What a start to 2024!

The local property market has boomed this Winter and, here at Monks, we are prepared for a busy year!

Follow this link to read our first Newsletter of 2024 with a introduction from Judy Bourne and Patricia Baila, Directors and Co-owners, on what to expect for the year ahead.

 

 

At Home with Monks is our regular Newsletter, available to pick up in our offices or via email direct to your inbox.

Our aim is to share timely, original and relevant information about the local property market and about Monks – whether you are buying, selling or letting.

 

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Beth Griffiths and the Oswestry team received this glowing customer review which epitomises what Monks’ service levels are all about.

 

“I am very happy that I chose Monks to sell my house.  Beth Griffiths provided a dedicated, professional and personable service from beginning to end.  I felt looked after throughout the whole process.

I chose two agents, and Monks rose above.  The level of communication and overall service I received reflected the dedication they had to sell my house.  There was never a time when I felt they lacked anything in respect of a high standard of service and professionalism.

Beth guided and oversaw the whole process and along with colleagues beside her whose efforts I appreciate, brought together what was a smooth, positive and stress-free process.

I am enthusiastic in recommending Monks without hesitation.”

 

At Monks we pride ourselves on being a people-centred business that operates with the highest integrity.  The business attracts like-minded, loyal and committed people who strive to exceed their customer’s expectations.  Our ethos can be refined down to HOME:  Honest, Original, Motivated and Empathetic.

Recent reviews and local recommendations are so important when selecting an Estate Agent you can trust.  Well done Beth for leading by example.

 

Wasn’t it satisfying to see Shropshire listed in ABTA’s 10 Destinations to Watch in 2024?  Rich in history, a gastronomic paradise, beautiful countryside and a lively calendar of family activities…  oh yes, we know!

 

At Monks, we consider ourselves ‘county connoisseurs’ and love to share our passion for the Shropshire lifestyle.  We use our lived experience of local geography, history and communities to paint a picture of the properties we bring to market and add depth to the unique story behind every home.

 

Our team’s love of Shropshire brings a genuine touch to our service.  Ask Lucinda about her outdoor adventures in the Shropshire Hills, chat to Beth about child-friendly trips to Ellesmere or ask Anne Marie for tips on dog-walking around Wem.  Our roots run deep with staff born and raised the area, like Ethan in Oswestry.  While others like Patricia have moved from afar to choose Shropshire as their home.

 

Sharing insider information with potential buyers helps sell the lifestyle of a future home.  Details of a local sports club, available allotment plots, or walks with panoramic views can all inspire a connection with the property.  And let’s not forget the essentials of schooling options, transport links and which pub serves the best Sunday Roast!

 

Shropshire is the first UK destination to appear on the ABTA list which is designed to inspire British holiday makers.  This predicted wave of tourists presents a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to invest in holiday lets, and these charming properties would all appeal to paying guests:  timber-framed townhouse in Shrewsbury and a former Post Office in Ruyton Xi.

 

“This idyllic English county on the Welsh borders has some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, towns and villages. Shropshire is not only a rural gem, it was also the birthplace of the industrial revolution.”

ABTA report, January 2024.

 

So, whether you’re looking to settle in this stunning county or invest in a thriving tourist hotspot, Monks are here to guide you every step of the way.  Our knowledge and enthusiasm are why so many customers choose Monks as their local estate agent.

 

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