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Selling your property in 2018

January 15, 2018

New Year is a time for change.  Maybe you’re changing your diet, your exercise regime or just trying to drop some bad habits in 2018; or maybe you’re looking to change your home.  We thought it would be a good time to check in and see if anything has changed from last year, and look at what you should be considering when selling your home this year.

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How to choose an estate agent

January 2, 2018

So you’ve decided to sell your home, and you’ve come to the very reasonable conclusion that it would be a good idea to get the professionals in rather than try to do it yourself – but how do you choose the best estate agent for your sale?  Here are a few questions that we think…

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Online Estate Agent or High Street Estate Agent?

December 11, 2017

Online Estate Agent or High Street Estate Agent? You can get the best of both with Joyce Heeps Homes! There has been a lot of press this year about online estate agents, with the BBC’s Watchdog program tackling one in particular over the transparency of their fees and accuracy of their claims. There are now…

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How many properties do you view before choosing a home?

November 15, 2017

Developer Strata has published the results of a new survey which suggests that the average house hunter in the UK views between four and eight houses before putting in an offer.  Some estate agents are writing that this is a sign that house hunters are taking longer than ever before to choose their next property…but…

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How often do we move house in the UK?

October 23, 2017

Homebuyers are waiting more than two decades on average between house moves, according to Zoopla’s latest figures.  Evidence of the property market slowdown has been highlighted with the snapshot showing that Britons currently move home every 23 years on average. However, the snapshot does show wide variations across the UK, with the country’s most frequent…

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Are you one of the 25% constantly decorating?

October 20, 2017

According to a survey of 1,000 homeowners by, 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…

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The End of Summer Gardens

August 30, 2017

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…

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

July 14, 2017

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…

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Small Deposit Mortgages Increasing

July 7, 2017

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.…

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What is the ‘Help to Save’ scheme?

May 28, 2017

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…

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How to prepare your home for photography

May 14, 2017

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…

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

April 10, 2017

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%…

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Once you've decided to take the leap and sell property you own, the next steps couldn't be simpler.
Contact us and we'll arrange to visit at a time that is most convenient for you. We'll provide a free valuation of your property and discuss your requirements.

The Team at Joyce Heeps Homes are here to help you find your new home and support you every step of the way. Offering professional and friendly advice we will be open and honest with you, and we are just a phone call. text or email away. Don't take our word for it... ask the people we have helped.

Feedback from our Clients

First class service. We live 100 miles away from property we were selling. Joyce Heeps did everything which made the process very easy. (Reviewed August 2018)

First class attention from all staff. Kept you up to date on everything. Very pleasant and kind. Easy to talk to. (Reviewed August 2018)

Warmed to Joyce right away. Very sympathetic and understanding re my circumstances. Joyce and her staff totally professional, excellent communication, easy to deal with. House sold in no time. FIRST CLASS. (Reviewed August 2018)

My experience with Joyce Heeps Homes has been professional and friendly with my best interest in mind. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family, friends and others looking for a fab estate agent. (Reviewed August 2018)


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