Is Renting the Best Choice for You?

Depending on your circumstances, buying a property might not always be practical or the right choice, and renting may be a much better option for you.  There are lots of great benefits to renting a property and, with help from the experts at Rightmove, we’ve pulled together a list of ...

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Market Update: Second Steppers stuck on Property Ladder

For the last decade, the focus of the property market has been on helping first time buyers get on the property ladder, but a new survey from Lloyds Bank has shown that 23% of second steppers (first time homeowners looking to move) claim the move up is more difficult! Second ...

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How to get Show Home style

If you’ve ever visited a show home on a new development you’ll know what an art form it is to achieve that neutral, classy style.  It’s not practical to have that ‘always on show’ feel in a home that is lived in everyday, but there are some easy ways you ...

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What changes have the biggest impact on the price of your home?

If you’re putting your home on the market, you’ll no doubt be interested in an estate agent’s views on what will add value to your home, and what won’t.  The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA Propertymark) released some advice back in March via a press release, offering hints and ...

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The cost of buying and selling a home

It’s not just the asking price you have to consider when buying a new home; there are a number of different costs when buying and selling, so it’s important you know about these in advance, and budget for them: Upfront fees The biggest outgoing you’ll have when buying a new ...

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How to appeal to your viewers

Once all the photographs have been taken, the listings have gone online and the enquiries have started to roll in, that’s when the real work begins.  Showing people around your property is one of the most important parts of the process of selling your home.  It lets a prospective buyer ...

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Moving doesn’t have to be stressful

It’s often cited as one of the most stressful things you’ll do in life, even more so than getting married, changing jobs or having your first child!  But moving house doesn’t have to be the stuff of nightmares. Think in advance of all the things that could create stress, and ...

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How to maximise your kerb appeal

Kerb appeal is the fancy term that estate agents use to describe how attractive your property appears from the outside.  In other words, if a prospective buyer was to drive or walk by for a nosy, would the appearance of your property entice them to book a viewing? First impressions ...

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Interior Design Tips for Your Rented Property

While you may want to add some personality into your home, your landlord may not be on board.  Some landlords are happy to allow rooms to be painted, on the condition that you return the house to its original state, but most won’t allow any permanent changes to be made. ...

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Market Update: UK Rents Lower

In June 2017, rental costs in the UK fell by 0.3% compared to June 2016.* It’s the second consecutive month that prices have fallen, with rents lower in May 2017 than May 2016 which was the first annual fall in rents since December 2009.  So what is going on? The ...

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