Are you one of the 25% constantly decorating?

According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners by Furniture123.co.uk, one in four of us never stop decorating!  Even when we’ve found the perfect home, we work our way round and round the rooms giving everything a regular refresh.  Does that sound familiar to you? Living rooms are the most frequently spruced up, with an average of...

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The End of Summer Gardens

Everyone loves a bright, vibrant summer garden, and many people wait until the summer to put their homes on the market because it’s when the outside of their property looks the best.  But there is no reason to delay!  If you want to sell your home this Autumn, here are our top tips to get your garden photo ready with minimum...

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The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ one of the UK’s biggest lenders

Industry experts are expecting the number of parents providing their children with home deposits to rise again in 2017.  A joint study predicts that in the UK, nearly 300,000 mortgages will be made possible due to the generous help of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, making it the UK’s ninth biggest lender! According to a study by...

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Small Deposit Mortgages Increasing

Wherever you are in the UK, whatever age you are, the main obstacle for first time buyers has always been the size of deposit needed to buy a property.  The good news for sellers and first time buyers alike is that in 2017, the number of people purchasing properties with small deposits has been increasing. According to...

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What is the ‘Help to Save’ scheme?

In January 2016 the UK Government announced the ‘Help to Save’ scheme. The new initiative, which is aimed at those on low income, has been created to reward those who save sensibly with bonuses of up to 50%. It is hoped that this will encourage people to save for a “rainy day fund”. This is also great news for first-time...

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How to prepare your home for photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and when you are preparing to sell your house this saying certainly rings true. The pictures on your listing are the first thing that people will swipe through, so the first impression that they create is really important to ensure you get viewings and ultimately sell your home. But...

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Record numbers of Landlords paying cash for buy-to-let properties

The number of landlords buying properties without a mortgage increased to 61% in January this year, which is the highest level since records began in 2007. The all-cash deals have been increasing steadily from 41% in 2007 to the 61% high we’re seeing now and have been become even more popular ever since the 3% stamp duty...

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Which Local Amenities are most important to buyers?

Local amenities in your area can be an important part of any potential buyer’s decision on whether to purchase your home, so it’s a good idea to ensure that you know what’s located around your property and understand the key amenities that you should let viewers know about. To give you some insight, let’s take a look at a...

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