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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Expert Advice – Saving for your first home

Did you know that the “Bank of Mum and Dad” is now the UK’s 9th biggest lender?!  It’s testimony to how difficult it is for people to get their foot on the property ladder in 2017.  So we’re here with some hints and tips to help you save and purchase ...

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Market Update: House Prices in 2017

June and July saw a rebound in the property market after a slow first half of the year.  So what’s been happening and what should we expect in the rest of 2017? House prices rose by a hefty 1.1% in June, and then a tiny 0.3% in July, bring the ...

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