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New Hotspot for First Time Buyers Revealed in Exeter

New Hotspot for First Time Buyers Revealed in Exeter
12 July 2016 James Brooke

Newly appointed Hatched consultant for Exeter, Michael Parsons, reveals latest up and coming neighbourhood and a new type of resident in town.

Having traditionally been an area where homeowners have largely purchased property as buy to let investments, Exwick is now seeing a shift in buyer attitudes as young people are realising the value of living in the Exeter suburb and picking up properties for as little as £140,000.

According to Hatched’s newly appointed Exeter specialist, Michael Parsons, who has lived in and around Exeter all his life and has worked in estate agency for 15 years, a new generation of buyers are disregarding the rental history of the area in a bid to snap up more affordable first homes.

Michael said: “In the past years, neighbourhoods on the up in Exeter have included Heavitree and St Thomas, whilst Exwick has always been overlooked as a hotspot for young people looking to buy. However, more recent sales have shown a gradual transition, demonstrating that Exwick, particularly Farm Hill and Kinnerton Way, are now attracting a new type of resident, who is keen to add value and contribute to the modernisation of the area.

“Many Exwick properties were built in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Modest house prices resulted in a large rental market that has affected the overall appeal of the area.

“Little do people know that a two bed house can be acquired from as little as £140,000, which is great news for first time buyers who would struggle to buy a more centrally located apartment.”

Though reasonably priced, in the last 12 months, house values have risen by 4.42% in Kinnerton Way with a value increase of £10,389, highlighting the growing desirability of the up and coming area.

With a lifetime of local knowledge and a wealth of estate agency experience, Michael will bring Hatched’s smart selling techniques to the area using the latest technologies to market properties.

What does Hatched’s new Local Property Consultant bring for those looking to sell in Exeter during 2016?

  • A local expert with the backing of a national brand. Michael has worked in estate agency around Exeter for almost 30 years and has lives in the area his entire life.
  • Offers a smarter way to sell, with properties listed on all the major portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation.
  • Traditional estate agent knowledge and excellent customer service, combined with flexible fees starting from only £395.
  • Flexibility to pay up-front or upon completion. Hatched also allows vendors to bundle Hatched Conveyancing to their sale and pick from a range of upgrades including becoming a featured property on the portals, 360 virtual tours that buyers can interact with, and a social and digital marketing pack including paid-for advertising.

Michael’s top three properties currently on sale in Exeter with Hatched are:


With regional consultants all over the country, Hatched is able to boost each area with localised and specialist knowledge, using the latest technologies to market properties.

For more information on selling a home with Hatched visit or call 0333 999 7699. If you’d like to chat through your house sale with local property consultant, Michael, please contact him on: [email protected]


Notes to Editors:
House price data sourced from

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About Hatched
Launched in 2006, Hatched is one of the original pioneers of the online estate agency model and one of the UK’s leading online estate agents. Hatched offers a full estate agency service and a smart way to sell your home combining the highest level of service with nationwide coverage.

Hatched’s use of technologies drives efficiencies in procedures and processes, the ability to offer a range of innovative marketing packages, an enhanced client experience and streamlined customer services.

Hatched is a subsidiary of the Connells Group (, one of the UK’s largest and most successful estate agency and property services groups.

To find out more, visit or call the team on 0333 999 7699.