Base Rate Rise

Base Rate Rise

As anticipated the Bank of England increased the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent yesterday for the first time since July 2007.    Andrew Farrant, Senior Partner at Whi…

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Maximising the Value of your Home.

Maximising the Value of your Home.

We have complied some tips on maximising the value of your home, these also help to take the best photos for your brochure and online listing.  First Impressions Count Creating kerb app…

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October Property News

October Property News

With September well under way, and the start of the new school term, the usual September and October rush to secure a home in time for the New Year has been somewhat subdued.   Whil…

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Property News August 2017

Property News August 2017

No-one can fail to have noticed that the roads are easier to navigate in the mornings and evenings which is a sure sign that our schools have now broken up for their traditional summer break.&…

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Property Market Update

Property Market Update

Whilst uncertainty, created by the recent General Election, is never good for any market, there is still a basic need for people to live somewhere and, despite the distractions, the underlying…

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Legislation changes in the rentals market

Legislation changes in the rentals market

There have been so many legislative changes in the rentals market over the last few years we thought it might be prudent to give an overview on those which have come in to force and those expe…

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Homebuilding & Renovating Show

Homebuilding & Renovating Show

We are delighted to be attending the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show at Sandown Park on 1-2 July.  Our planning department will be available on the day and we are offering a …

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May Property Market Update

May Property Market Update

The sales market at the moment is in an interesting state as it is characterised by an overall shortage of supply, yet remains price sensitive. Property is selling but ambitious pricing can ki…

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Cowpie 2017

Cowpie 2017

We are extremely pleased to be one of the principle sponsors of the Cowpie Country Show again.  This year the show will be held on Sunday 14th May in Blindly Heath, Lingfield, Surrey. &nb…

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NAEA Propertymark: Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

NAEA Propertymark: Top 10 improvements to add value to your home

NAEA Propertymark advises that whether you are selling now or maintaining your home to sell in the future, there are many small home improvements you can address to keep your property in best …

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Increase your kerb appeal

Increase your kerb appeal

Article by Warren Lewis of Property Reporter  According to several studies it takes the average buyer no more than eight seconds to decide whether or not they like your property, so keep…

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Market Update March 2017

Market Update March 2017

Despite some recent issues caused by a storm called Doris, the weather is generally improving and becoming warmer and the days are becoming longer and lighter as we move into spring.  As …

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New homes: Registrations top 150,000 in 2016

New homes: Registrations top 150,000 in 2016

151,687 new homes were registered by NHBC in 2016, a slight decrease of 2% compared to 2015 when 155,504 new homes were registered. The 2016 figures represent a 70% increase in registrations c…

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Top 10 interior design trends for 2017

Top 10 interior design trends for 2017

With 2017 set to see interior design services embraced increasingly by individuals and house builders alike, the experts at Alexander James Interior Design have compiled a list of the top ten …

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December Market Update

December Market Update

2016 has been a year of change for the property market and notable for a few key Government interventions, particularly in respect of the private rental sector. An additional 3% stamp duty, p…

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RICS: More action needed on brownfield land

RICS: More action needed on brownfield land

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has urged the government to free up brownfield and unused land as well as speed up application approvals. It also recommended for owners to develop…

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Homebuyers not bothered by Brexit

Homebuyers not bothered by Brexit

Most homebuyers aren’t perturbed by the impact of the Brexit vote, a Virgin Money poll has indicated. Virgin found that 83% of Brits looking to move said the vote has had no impact on t…

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Top tips on staging your home

Top tips on staging your home

Traditionally beige is the ‘recommended colour’ if you want to give your house ‘blank canvas’ appeal to a potential purchaser.   Staging, is preparing your home t…

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Market Update August 2016

Market Update August 2016

As we enter the prime holiday season it is clear that the post Brexit market is one in which success in both sales and lettings is reliant on sensible pricing. Pricing that makes a property st…

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Post Referendum Market Update

Post Referendum Market Update

Naturally this market update focuses on the historic European referendum vote on 23rd June when the UK voted to leave the European Union. The vote was close 52% to 48% with various geographic …

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Market Update - June 2016

Market Update - June 2016

The property market is currently showing some signs of uncertainty particularly as we lead up to, and await, the outcome of the European referendum in June, the outcome of which is being hotly…

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Market Update - June 2016

Market Update - June 2016

The property market is currently showing some signs of uncertainty particularly as we lead up to, and await, the outcome of the European referendum in June, the outcome of which is being hotly…

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