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Help to Buy Mortgage Scheme to Close

November 7, 2016

The government has announced that The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme is set to close at the end of this year. The mortgage guarantee scheme, launched by Osborne in 2013, allowed buyers to get 95% mortgages, a thing unheard of since before the recession.  The chancellor says that the scheme is no longer needed…

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It’s all good news for sellers!

September 28, 2016

Fall through rates dropping, first time buyers boosting the market and a growing number of ‘last time’ home buyers can only mean good things for sellers in the 2016/17 housing market. The annual Homeowner survey by YouGov found that 19% of homeowners aged 55 and over have considered moving in the past two years, but…

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How long did it take you to unpack?

September 22, 2016

Last time you moved house, how long did it take you to unpack the last box?  Were you all done in the first week or are you still looking at boxes years later? A recent survey by revealed that the average person takes over two years to unpack all of their belongings after moving…

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How to Move House with Pets

July 25, 2016

Moving house is stressful for pets – whether it’s a cat, dog, rabbit or something smaller, it isn’t an easy transition.  Cats are famous for hating change!  However, a well-loved pet really just wants to be with you, so they will adjust if you plan carefully and take care of them before, during and after…

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Moving house doesn’t have to be stressful!

July 14, 2016

Whether you are buying or selling, moving home is rarely a stress free event.  You’re packing up everything you own and moving it into a property you’ve only been in a handful of times…if you don’t find that stressful then you are definitely in the minority! We’ve pulled together lots of articles so far to…

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Young, first time buyers give housing market a boost

June 15, 2016

So far this year, the UK housing market has seen pretty healthy growth.  Research has shown that this has largely been driven by the surge in first-time buyer activity. The influx of interest from the first-time buyer market helped to combat the reduced buy-to-let activity that 2016 has seen.  After the additional 3% stamp duty…

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How can I improve my home’s EPC Energy Rating?

June 6, 2016

Last time we explained the EPC ratings on your home report.  Many homeowners worry about this score as often there is very little you can do to improve it.  For instance, if your house is a mid-terrace it will get a higher score than a detached house for heat loss – but that’s not something…

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What do the energy ratings on a home report mean?

April 25, 2016

Ever wondered what all that blurb about Energy means on a home report?  Well, an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) shows the potential and current energy ratings of a property – known as SAP Ratings. A SAP rating means Standard Assessment Procedure. SAP charts are divided in to seven bands that range from A to G…

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What is important to home buyers in 2016?

April 18, 2016

When you are showing a potential buyer around your home, your job is to highlight your home’s strengths.  You can’t always guess what’s important to that particular person or family, so we’ve pulled together a list of trends that we have seen buyers asking about this year so far.  Your home may not have all…

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How to Choose the Best Moving Company

March 7, 2016

When the ‘hard part’ of buying, or renting a new property is over and you have a moving in date, you are suddenly faced with a whole new set of challenges! Clearing out, packing and ultimately planning how you’ll get your precious things from one place to another. Everyone is different, and you’ll know whether…

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Help to Buy ISAs – How do they work?

February 29, 2016

Since December 1st, young buyers have been able to open a new type of ISA, receiving a tax-free cash boost from the government of up to £6,000 for couples or £3,000 per person to help them get on the property ladder. The tax-free accounts are for those saving for a deposit on a property, with the…

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How to stay organised while house-hunting

February 22, 2016

If you view several houses a week in the hunt for your dream home, it can be easy to get lost in the search and forget the details. By setting your priorities early on, you can reduce the stress and feel like you have a handle on the process. Here are a few tips to…

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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)

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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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