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What is an EPC and how do I read it?

What is an EPC and how do I read it?

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) were introduced in 2007 to give buyers a better understanding of the energy efficiency of a property they may wish to buy. The EPC is a legal  requirement if you are selling or renting a property and are valid for 10 years...

Upgrade your bathroom and add value to your home

Upgrade your bathroom and add value to your home

If you want to add value to your home, and make it a better place to live upgrading your bathroom can bring surprising benefits. One of the most important rooms in a house, it's a place where you can relax and unwind after a hard day. As well as get ready before going...

What will happen to the property market in 2020?

What will happen to the property market in 2020?

House prices increased by an average 33.7% in the last decade and despite being relatively flat over the last couple of years, due to the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, are set to rise by a further 15.3%, according to latest predictions, in the next 5 years....

Buying and selling over Christmas

Buying and selling over Christmas

Think you need to avoid selling your property over Christmas? Think again. Potential buyers have more time over Christmas and, according to Rightmove, the Christmas period and particularly Boxing Day, is one of the busiest of the year, with people searching for a new...

The house buying fees you’ll also need to budget for

The house buying fees you’ll also need to budget for

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you’ll need to budget for more than just the deposit. It’s a stressful time, saving! You work hard to put away savings each month and feel like celebrating when you have saved enough for that all important deposit. But don’t get carried away too early, as there are other costs that you need to take into account!

When you’re working out your ‘buying a house’ budget, you also need to take account of the cost of buying, your mortgage fees and moving costs – on top of your deposit. It all adds up and can easily plunge you into debt if an unexpected bill hasn’t been taken into account.

10 Pitfalls To Avoid When Selling Your Property

10 Pitfalls To Avoid When Selling Your Property

Buying and selling a home can be a stressful process, so it’s important you are aware of the pitfalls that can cause a sale (or rental) to fall though. If you address these early in the process your chances of the deal going through is much greater.

According to the NAEA (National Association of Estate Agents) Propertymark, these are the factors that most commonly cause issues..

Why changing the colour of your front door, could help you sell more quickly!

Why changing the colour of your front door, could help you sell more quickly!

It’s long been understood that colour has the power to transform behaviour and shape the way that we perceive a wide variety of goods and services. Businesses spend millions in branding and marketing to encourage us to chose their brand above others.

In our homes, we also use colour to affect the mood and ambience of each room. With brands such as Dulux investing heavily in the branding of colours to reflect the style, heritage and personality that we want to portray.

Getting ready for the January sales & lettings bonanza

Getting ready for the January sales & lettings bonanza

Historically, the Christmas and New Year holidays see record visits to sites such as Rightmove and Zoopla, with over 1.6m properties viewed online as people escape the Christmas turkey to think about their next move.

Understandably, many people are reluctant to sell or let their property until after the New Year. But, if you are thinking of moving, selling or letting a property in January, can you afford not to put your property in front of potential buyers at this important time of year?

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