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Moving checklist

Moving home can be a very busy time and there are so many things to sort out and consider. It is hard enough just keeping on top of the buying process, but there are so many more things to consider and plan for. In this guide we will take a look at how to plan for your move.

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6 ways to make the most of your garden this summer

At this time of year there is nothing we want more than to get out into our gardens and enjoy the sun and the warm evenings. There has to be more to it than just getting out, sitting on a lounger and drinking cocktails though, so how can we make the most of our gardens this summer? Here we give 6 great ideas of how you can improve your garden experience.

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How to prepare for viewings so buyers fall in love with your home

Setting the scene with a bit of preparation prior to a viewing is essential for charming potential buyers into falling for your home. And that’s where our top 7 tips come in to help!

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Water Saving Tips for your Garden

How do we strike a sensible compromise between saving water and saving our gardens? In this article we give some helpful tips to help you achieve the best of both worlds.

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How to save for a deposit

Buying a home is a dream for many people and they long to move into their very own space and make it a home. The main obstacle for most is the finances. With stamp duty to pay, solicitor’s fees, moving fees and the deposit, buying a home can be an expensive undertaking. In this article we will take a look at some tips of how to achieve what might seem the unachievable.

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Mistakes to avoid when selling your home

There is an art to selling your property quickly and for the best price you can. It isn’t as simple as going to an estate agent, putting some photos up and letting nature take its course. There will always be a lot of competition in the local area, so how do you make sure that potential buyers choose your home over someone else’s? In this article we will take a look at some of the common mistakes that sellers make and how to avoid them.

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8 Ways to Work with your Estate Agent for the Best Results

So, you’ve picked out your estate agent to help sell your home, but what’s the next step? While for the most part the baton is now with the agent, who’s responsible for keeping the progress of the sale on track, there are still some things you can do to achieve the very best desired outcome when selling your house. 

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Top Energy Saving Tips for Tenants

Energy prices are rising at an extra-ordinary pace at the moment and are set to carry on increasing. Add to that the global drive to reduce carbon emissions and we have two extremely persuasive arguments to do everything we can to reduce energy use.

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How to make a room look bigger

Not all homes are huge mansions with lots of space. In smaller homes it doesn’t take much for things to start to look at little cramped and claustrophobic. There are a few tricks, however, that you can use to make even the smallest of rooms look and feel a lot bigger so read on and we will give you some hints and tips on how to make smaller rooms appear larger than they are.

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Is Now A Good Time To Remortgage?

Interest rates have gone up three times since December 2021 and have moved from a record low of 0.1% to 0.75% in March 2022 with many experts predicting more interest rate rises to come in 2022. The way mortgage companies set their mortgage offerings is directly related to the Bank of England base rate so it is to be expected that mortgage interest rates will also rise accordingly. So, is it a good time to remortgage?

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What does an Estate Agent look for when valuing a property for sale?

You’ve come to a point in life where you want to move from your current home. This could be to relocate to a new area, the need to increase the size of your home as your family grows or that you need to downsize to something more manageable. In this article we take a look at how an estate agent will value your property.

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Glorious Garden Rooms

Despite the unpredictable British weather, we do, as a nation love to be out in the garden. From pottering around in the borders, to cooking up a storm on the BBQ and making the most of the sometimes-shy sunshine with friends and family. One garden trend that has increased in popularity over the last couple of years is adding a garden room.