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Property viewing tips

Aug 3, 2011
This brief article offers some useful advice on how to make the most out of house viewings. When you find a property that you are initially interested in, contact the seller or Estate Agent......

Tips for choosing your neighbourhood

Aug 3, 2011
When choosing an area in which to live, it is important to evaluate your needs (including those of any partner or children who may be moving with you). For example, if you are a young professional......

Top tips to prepare your home

Aug 3, 2011
Kerb appeal: What can prospective buyers see from the road? A viewer will get their first impression when they initially glimpse your property from the road outside. Make this a good first......

When was my house built and what does it mean? A comprehensive guide

Aug 3, 2011
Introduction Throughout history architectural styles have been constantly reacting to fashions. This is not only true for public buildings but also in domestic architecture. The constant......

Top 10 tips for Buying Property

Jul 16, 2014
Buying a property is an understandably stressful experience; it’s not the fastest or simplest of processes, and it’s likely to be the most expensive purchase of your life. It’s important to make......

Top 10 tips for renting a property

Jul 21, 2014
Renting a property can often seem like a particularly daunting experience; simply moving house in the first place can be stressful enough as it is, without all the additional considerations that......

How to buy a house: A simple guide

Jan 30, 2015
Buying a house is no small feat, but while it does require a lot of careful thought and assessment, the process involved doesn’t need to be complicated. We’ve done our best to simply describe the......

The psychology of selling – how the senses can help you sell your home

Dec 15, 2015
Selling your home is about so much more than giving it a tidy and making it look pretty. To get the price you want, you need your viewers to feel that this home could be theirs. After all, wasn’t......

When’s the best time of year to sell my home?

Jan 14, 2016
If you want to sell your home quickly and for the highest price possible, then preparation is vital. You’ve likely already thought about clearing out the clutter, smartening up the front of your......

A guide to buying a property at auction

Feb 22, 2016
Buying a house is always an exciting process, but usually the sale takes months to go through. When you purchase a property at auction, it’s yours as soon as you hear the bang of the gavel – what......

Top tips for buying a home in London

Apr 13, 2016
It might have seemed unlikely six years ago, but with the assistance of Help To Buy and other discount schemes the number of first-time property buyers is on the up. The amount of younger......

Renting with pets – the how to guide

Apr 20, 2016
It’s hard enough finding a new home to rent, without then being ruled out of renting it due to the fact you have a pet. Today 40 per cent of UK households have pets, so it’s a common issue that......