Property Market Update – July 2021

Phew, what a few months it’s been leading up to the June Stamp Duty deadline! So what will the market do now? Since spring 2020 the market has been predicted to fall, yet it’s done the opposite. Number of sales and prices hit a new high in June and while activity will slow now the […]

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How To Choose An Estate Agent

When we buy a new car, holiday or sofa we’re usually looking for a balance of quality and price. The same applies to estate agency. In a sea of estate agents, how do you choose the right one for you? Estate agents sometimes have a poor reputation, which doesn’t surprise me. I myself have had […]

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How To Choose A House In One Day

Sometimes buyers don’t want to put their house on the market until they’ve found the perfect house to move to. However most sellers only want proceedable* buyers to view their home. This can leave buyers feeling as though they’re in a ‘chicken and egg’ situation. How long will it take to sell your home? While […]

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Lasting Power Of Attorney – Property & Finance

As the events of 2020 led families to evaluate their finances if the worst were to happen, there has been an increase in individuals and families assigning a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Rachel Harding of Harding Legal Services tells us more about the benefits of an LPA and the implications of not having one. […]

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Residential Security – Detect vs Deter

CCTV and alarms seem to be the standard go-to for residential security these days. However, after a very insightful chat with John from Westminster Security, it’s clear their effectiveness is very limited and can in some cases, compromise security. Having served in the Royal Military Police Close Protection Unit, John is an approachable straight talker […]

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Property Market Update – January 2021

We start the year in challenging times, which is once again prompting homeowners to rethink their lifestyle and living space. Whereas December and January are traditionally quiet months in the property market, the market didn’t miss a beat this season. With a lack of Christmas parties, shopping and family gatherings, attention was instead focussed on […]

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Smart Homes – Functionality & Benefits

Smart home functionality has been around a long time, but has only recently become more mainstream in the residential housing market. Now that we’re used to, and utterly addicted to smart phone functionality, we’re looking for the same convenience in our homes. And it’s not a generational thing, I’m seeing home buyers of all ages […]

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Creating a Lockdown-Friendly Home

Priorities for home space and functionality have changed significantly during 2020. As more companies commit to long term or permanent home working, and lockdown measures phase in and out, we continue to adapt to the ongoing lifestyle changes. More focus is being put on our homes to work for us as an office, entertainment and […]

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Property Market Update – Spring 2020

The residential sales market has slowed in the last two years, leaving many sellers wondering what to do, when and how. Let’s review the factors affecting the market, with predictions for 2020. Blame it on the Brexit? Political uncertainty has been widely blamed for the slowdown in the market. But all is not quite as […]

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