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How to get “market ready”

March 13, 2018

Are you planning on putting your house up for sale? Read our tips on how to prepare your property for the market to get the best possible valuation and sale price. Choosing an estate agent Choosing the right estate agent to sell your property is an important decision, so it’s worth doing your research. Looking […]

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The average Brit moves home around 8 times in their lifetime

February 20, 2018

Homeowners change address for all kinds of reasons – to move closer to family, to switch jobs, or to take their first step on to the property ladder. A recent study, carried out by Zoopla indicated that the average Brit moves home around 8 times in their lifetime. Of course, some people move every few […]

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How to Make moving into a new home happen this year

February 8, 2018

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year and yet already one month in and all those promises and resolutions we made are falling away. One of the things many of us think about doing at the beginning of a new year is moving home and yet as the year goes on we […]


How Will the Change to the Base Rate Affect Your Mortgage?

January 16, 2018

At the beginning of November the UK base rate increased from 0.25% to 0.5%. This is the first rise in a decade but it may not stop there. Although this seems a very small increase it is important to understand how the base rate affects mortgages, loans and savings. So what is the base rate? […]


The Stamp Duty Change Will Benefit Thousands of People in Greater Manchester

January 2, 2018

In the Autumn Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Stamp Duty would be abolished for first time buyers on homes costing £300,000 or less or on the first £300,000 of purchases up to £500,000. This could potentially unlock the housing market for the so-called ‘Generation Rent’, and is great news for Greater Manchester buyers. According […]


What Makes Your Home Less Attractive to Potential Buyers?

December 19, 2017

Estate agents, as professionals, are dealing with thousands of property sales each year, and are well placed to advise sellers on what works and what doesn’t work. As the property market is very competitive it is useful to know what adds value to your home and what detracts. Any number of things from noisy neighbours […]


What You Need to Know About Moving During the Winter

December 5, 2017

Most people choose to move during the warmer, drier months of the year, however moving in the winter can have positive benefits. Yes it is colder and the days are shorter, but in general removal firms are less busy during the winter months and can be more flexible on dates for your move, will offer […]


10 Advantages to Renting a Property

November 21, 2017

There is a myth that renting a property is ‘dead money’ and it is much better to buy. But there are times when buying a property may not be right for you and renting is a much more suitable option. As highlighted in last month’s blog the main benefits of renting a property as opposed […]


National Stress Awareness Day

October 31, 2017

Back in July 2014 a poll revealed that moving house was the most stressful experience in modern life, ranking higher than bankruptcy, divorce and the loss of a loved one. The research indicated that many people considered selling a property more stressful than buying, but the stress was mostly caused by worrying about the amounts […]


The Benefits of Renting

October 17, 2017

Over the past few decades buying a house has become increasing more unattainable for many people because house prices have steadily increased faster than average salary increases and mortgages are difficult to obtain as lenders require a 5%-10% deposit . Consequently more and more people, particularly in urban areas, are opting to rent property. Renting […]