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Top tips for buying a property

July 15, 2018

Are you thinking of buying a new property? For a first-time buyer it’s one of the most exciting decisions you can make, and also one of the scariest. After all, this could be your home for the next 20 years so you don’t want to make an impulse buy that quickly turns out to be […]

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Home Sellers Checklist: What You Need To Sell Your Home

July 1, 2018

Does your house give potential buyers a great impression? Selling your home can seem a daunting task, but if you sit down and make a property selling checklist you’ll keep everything under control for a hassle-free move. 1. Put your finances in order Is moving financially viable or should you stay put and extend or […]

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5 reasons why your home should be energy efficient in 2018

June 20, 2018

It’s easier than ever to improve the energy efficiency level in your home in 2018, and ideas which were once the scope of Tomorrow’s World are now in our local DIY stores and very easy to incorporate into your home. While there may be an outlay at first, any energy efficiency installation should result in […]

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Fun facts about moving house

June 2, 2018

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you can do. Despite the cost of moving home, however, research shows that a quarter of people in the UK are thinking about moving house at any one time. That’s a lot of movers and it’s fair to say that’s not the only […]

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New gas safety rules give landlords greater flexibility on checks

May 19, 2018

The new Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 2018 came into effect last month, including important changes to landlord gas safety checks. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said the changes offer “flexibility to the timing of landlords’ annual gas safety checks” because landlords can now “carry out the check in the two months before […]

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7 viewing tips to help you find the perfect home

May 2, 2018

Buying a house is a big decision; it’s usually the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so here’s how to make the most of every viewing to help you decide which property is right for you. 1. Visit the property before you view it First impressions are important, so drive or walk by the house before […]

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The importance of the garden when selling your house

April 29, 2018

House hunters take just 10 seconds to decide if they like a property based on its exterior* – so it’s important to think about how your garden looks when selling your house. For National Gardening Week, we’re looking at ways to improve your garden and make it more appealing to prospective buyers. First, tidy up! […]

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5 home improvements to increase the value of your property

April 15, 2018

It’s National Home Improvement Month, so we’re looking at ways to add value to your property. First, set a realistic budget so that you don’t spend more on home improvements than you could recoup when you sell your home; every home has a “ceiling price”, which is the most you can expect to sell it […]

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Which ISA is best for first-time buyers – the Help to Buy ISA or the Lifetime ISA?

March 27, 2018

If you’re a first-time buyer, you may have heard about two Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) which could help you save up to buy your first home – the Help to Buy ISA and the Lifetime ISA. Although both ISAs offer tax-free savings and a 25% bonus from the government on the amount you pay in, […]

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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 […]