Get On Your Bike
March seems to have seen a major step forward in the property market. Polly Greenway, Director, considers the significance of the latest figures.
Official figures now point out that the housing market hit a three-year high in March. But we didn’t really need official figures to… Read more
April 16, 2013
DOMVS considers the impact the 2013 Budget may have on the residential property market.
The British public are serious about housing. They are serious about looking at it, choosing it, buying it, improving it and, when the time comes, they are serious about selling it. It is a national obsession.… Read more
March 21, 2013
With spring approaching, our active marketing office in London, takes a look at how the property market is shaping up as we approach what is traditionally the busiest time of the property year.
The nation, albeit reluctantly sometimes, looks to London for its lead in so many areas of our… Read more
March 5, 2013
Greetings all round as many familiar and new faces gathered to discuss potential moves to our lovely county. An easy trip for those living in the capital to meet our London colleagues and also those from the Preston and Dorchester offices to discuss either lifestyle moves to the country or… Read more
March 5, 2013
Property and Prejudice
Exactly two hundred years after Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice Polly Greenway of Domvs looks at how our dreams and aspirations in owning property may have changed.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single family in possession of a good mortgage must be in… Read more
February 1, 2013
It’s a new year and Polly Greenway, Director of Domvs, offers some thoughts on the property market and what we should expect in the coming months.
It must be hard for all those long-term home owners, who have benefited so much from the property market's rich bounty over the years,… Read more
January 7, 2013
On the basis that two heads are better than one, then one hundred heads are a great deal better still. Polly and Neil Greenway of DOMVS recently joined their colleague Nick Churton, of the Mayfair office at the annual conference held at the prestigious RAF Club in London’s Piccadilly.
The… Read more
November 29, 2012
Olympic house boom hits Weymouth and Portland as property prices rise
11:00am Tuesday 6th November 2012
AN OLYMPIC housing boom has hit Weymouth and Portland with property prices bucking the national trend and rising by two per cent.
The area is basking in the Olympic effect as estate agents say… Read more
November 7, 2012
With Christmas fast approaching Polly Greenway takes a look at how the property market is shaping up as we approach the holiday season.
In these austere times, especially in the run up to Christmas, it is quite natural to want to get the best deal going, particularly on big-ticket items.… Read more
November 2, 2012
Olympic Silver medallist Nick Dempsey was the centre of attention on Saturday when he officially opened Olympia Heights.
The Olympic windsurfer and Weymouth resident mingled with new residents and potential purchasers in one of the show apartments at the prestigious coastal development.
From the terrace, he showed future resident, Margaret,… Read more
October 22, 2012
With the summer behind us Polly Greenway of DOMVS takes a look at how the property market is shaping up this autumn.
Some commentators consider that the property market is still over-valued by up to 20%. And that somehow it is tenuously suspended above reality by the slender threads of… Read more
October 2, 2012
The first buyer to snap up one of the sought-after apartments at the prestigious Olympia Heights development on Greenhill has already moved in.
Mr Lovell didn't hang around, and less than a month after the finishing touches were put to the gardens, he is already the resident of a two-bedroom… Read more
October 1, 2012
Domvs has held the second of its hugely successful property fairs in London.
In the Mayfair offices of our London partner estate agents, Domvs welcomed potential Dorset buyers and talked to them about the property market. They were able to show them the best homes Dorset has to offer.
Our… Read more
September 30, 2012
Published in Dorset Magazine October issue
When considering Olympic legacy and property, it is most commonly London that is the topic of discussion.
But what of the other largest sporting venue outside the capital, Weymouth?
The town witnessed some of the most memorable highlights of the Olympic and Paralympic games,… Read more
September 28, 2012
Domvs was proud to be a part of the Buckham Fair, an annual dog and pony show run by actor Martin Clunes and his wife Philippa.
Now a phenomenally popular fixture on the Dorset summer shows calendar, the Buckham Fair, held in a field close to the actor's home in… Read more
September 24, 2012
Henchard's was bathed in sunshine when the Mayor and Mayoress attended on Saturday to officially launch the exclusive new development on the outskirts of Dorchester.
The Mayor, Cllr Andy Canning, and the Mayoress, Mel Lane, both praised the eight detached homes and remarked upon the high quality finish. They commented… Read more
September 24, 2012
DOMVS is delighted to announced that the Mayor and Mayoress of Dorchester, Councillor Andy Canning and Mel Lane, will officially open the exclusive development, Henchards, at 11am on Saturday September 22, 2012.
Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, Henchards marries the best of traditional craftsmanship with modern living. There… Read more
September 12, 2012
Be seen in all the right places in September
DOMVS is taking its Dorset properties to a London audience.
Our first London Day in May was so successful that we’ve decided to do it all again.
Held at the offices of our London partners, Mayfair Office Group - in the… Read more
September 11, 2012
Polly Greenway assesses the property market this autumn and shares some thoughts on how to come out on top.
With uniforms disappearing from shops faster than you can say “Back to School”, our unforgettable and glorious Olympic summer is almost behind us. For a while most of us forgot about… Read more
September 3, 2012
If you have ever thought of letting your home but put it off for a rainy day, now is the time to act.
Domvs has a huge shortage of property in all areas of Dorset but in particular in Dorchester there is high demand.
People are looking for family homes… Read more
July 19, 2012
A global sporting event may be upon us, but for some this summer matters of even greater personal significance are happening closer to home. Polly Greenway, Director, puts things into perspective.
This August there will be a great deal of huffing and puffing going on in East London. There will… Read more
July 17, 2012
Domvs takes a look at what makes the property market go round.
When Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1980s film, Wall Street, said, "Greed is good" it seemed a rather shocking statement.
Well, greed is rather good in property. Greed works. Greed – or to put it more… Read more
July 2, 2012
The Open Gardens Event in Abbotsbury, which was sponsored by Domvs, was a fantastic success. The organisers were thankful for some summer weather for a change which brought lots of visitors. But they also said that the PR and the distribution of posters raised awareness in advance of the event.… Read more
June 20, 2012
Olympia Heights is already establishing itself as one of the most prestigious addresses on Weymouth's stunning coastline since launching at the end of April. A majestic-looking development of 34 one and two bedroom apartments and five penthouses, Olympia Heights has exceeded our expectations. The opening weekend saw hundreds of visitors… Read more
June 14, 2012
Can the Olympics factor transform Weymouth?
It worked for Barcelona, so can it work for the quiet Dorset town? With new attractions and a thriving food scene change is well under way.
By Donald Strachan, guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 June 2012 22.45 BST
"It was 12.46pm on Wednesday 6 July, 2005.… Read more
June 11, 2012
The launch of Pennsylvania Heights on Portland concluded successfully at the weekend with three reservations – two from outside the area and one local buyer excited by the idea of becoming their own interior designer!
Still in the construction stage, the eco-friendly development’s show apartment enabled potential buyers to see… Read more
June 10, 2012
England's first Passivhaus development opens on Portland
Councillor Ian Roebuck, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's spokesman on environment and sustainability cut the ribbon to mark the opening of Pennsylvania Heights.
Pennsylvania Heights, the first of its kind in England, is an innovative and eco-friendly new development on Portland.
The councillor… Read more
June 6, 2012
Three members of the Domvs sales staff went to London in May for our special London Property Fair open day. Held in the Mayfair offices of our London partner estate agents, Domvs was on hand to talk to potential buyers about the Dorset property market. They were able to show… Read more
June 1, 2012
The media is full of economic woe but Domvs finds that the UK property market is anything but downbeat.
The Euro zone is in crisis. We really are in a quandary over austerity versus growth. The French disagree with the Germans and the British disagree with everybody. What is one… Read more
May 30, 2012
Pennsylvania Heights is the latest
addition to the Lomand Homes
portfolio. The development presents
a stunning collection of classic houses
and contemporary apartments with
the major bonus for buyers being
the excellent ‘Eco’ rating the homes
have been awarded, in addition to the
Company’s new ‘Guaranteed Lease
Pennsylvania… Read more
May 30, 2012
These adorable little mice figures were created by a husband and wife team as a moving present for relatives who successfully sold their house in Preston through Domvs. When they finally moved, the couple were presented with the ornamental knitted mice, which are made using miniature knitting needles, complete, of… Read more
May 21, 2012
Our London partner, Mayfair Group, held their Annual Regional Conferences this month.
One of the best ways of really getting to know what is going on in the property market is not to read the papers or listen to the neighbours but to talk to a good and well-respected estate… Read more
May 11, 2012
More than 250 people looked around the stunning show home at Henchards, the executive new development on the outskirts of Dorchester.
Domvs sales staff said there was a broad mix of people viewing the show home, from village dwellers who were attracted to the development's convenient location not far from… Read more
May 11, 2012
It is the height of the moving season so how is the property market shaping up this spring? With the double dip, what will the property market do next? When will it ever get back to normal?
Well, the mortgage lenders are still being difficult and the conveyancers seem to… Read more
May 8, 2012
Congratulations to Stuart Bramley, our senior sales negotiator in Dorchester, who proposed to his girlfriend on the Tor at Glastonbury at the weekend. Read more
April 30, 2012
30th May, we are holding a property fair in London to showcase all our properties to the capital's buyers and investors. It's a fantastic opportunity to get your property seen by all the right people. Contact us today for more details. Read more
April 27, 2012
Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, Henchards is an exclusive new development which marries the best of traditional craftsmanship with modern living.
There are just eight individually-designed houses, all with their own garage and gardens.
Built in the grounds of what was a country mansion, all the houses… Read more
April 27, 2012
There's no better way than with our exclusive London Property fair. Domvs is hosting a special event in the heart of London's Mayfair on May 30, giving London buyers and investors the chance to browse through the properties we have on our books in Dorset. So, put your property on… Read more
April 27, 2012
There is a lot more to being an estate agent than many people realise - as Domvs negotiators, Charlotte Jones, Stuart Bramley and Christine Shadbolt have proved. The three have gained a prestigious Technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property - one of the highest accolades in the profession.… Read more
April 27, 2012
Some exciting news - just in! Stuart Bramley, our man in Dorchester, will be proposing to his girlfriend on top of the Tor at Glastonbury this weekend. Stuart says she's already been briefed to say yes!
Fingers crossed everyone... Read more
April 27, 2012
There was feverish excitement at the launch of the stunning new Olympia Heights development at the weekend. Almost a person a minute went through the two show apartments, which were open to the public for the first time on Saturday and Sunday. One of the most exciting new developments to… Read more
April 16, 2012
We've been eagerly awaiting this release.
Come and View our show apartment between 11 - 3pm within this unique 'landmark' development located on the eastern outskirts of Weymouth.
34 state-of-the-art 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with five 2 and 3 bedroom contemporary penthouses. Secure underground parking, internal lift, landscaped communal… Read more
April 2, 2012
A rare opportunity to buy in the much sought-after village of Winfrith Newburgh. This four-bedroom family house with large garden will not hang around for long! So contact us today to guarantee an early viewing. Read more
March 27, 2012
Henchards presents a unique opportunity. It is rare to find new developments of just eight luxury homes - and one so close to Dorchester town centre. The properties are due for release late spring 2012. We'd advise reserving early for this one-off opportunity. Read more
January 16, 2012
Raising over £600 in the 5k race for life, nine vivacious DOMVS girls donned their running kit, embarked on gruelling training regimes and did their bit for Cancer Research.
Sponsoring the Milton Abbey Fair and Preston Fair were thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile - bringing local communities together to raise funds… Read more
December 11, 2011
We are very proud supporters of the Richard Ely Trust - supporting young musicians often from extremely challenging backgrounds. This year, amongst other events, we supported their gala concert in September featuring musicians from the trust along with the Bridport Primary School Choir and Bridport Musical Theatre Company performing at… Read more
November 5, 2011