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November’s guide to the property market
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, you are no doubt curious about what is happening within the property market. Liz Truss’s mini-budget certainly rocked the market and, according to latest research from Bloomberg Intelligence, it ‘spooked’ as many as 44% of prospective buyers. With the latest House Price Index recently being […]
Rules you now need to break when selling your home
There is no doubt that the last two years have been a seller’s dream, with houses selling within hours and multiple offers often happening. Yet this bubble has been burst: the days of bidding wars due to the lack of available homes have gone, and there is a new era beginning in the housing market. […]
How your home can improve your well-being
Who can believe we are already in November? These autumn days are filled with luscious colours: reds, oranges and yellows dominate our countryside, yet the season itself can really influence how we are feeling. This is because the lack of sunlight reduces our production of serotonin, which is the hormone that affects your mood, appetite […]
Is now the right time to be selling your home?
The new Prime Minister is now in residence and there is still an air of uncertainty as to what lies ahead. In any decisions you make you are no doubt considering all the options, especially when it comes to your home. There are many reasons why people decide to sell: it could be steered by […]
Sights, sounds and smells that can help sell your home
We are living in strange times where you don’t really know what the day (or the chancellor) will bring. Although the changes to the stamp duty thresholds remain, the challenges faced by those seeking a mortgage or to remortgage at the moment due to the interest rates have been well documented. With a number of […]
How can you prepare, should there be a power outage this winter?
The Energy Saving Trust has described it as a ‘worst-case scenario’ yet, according to National Grid, there is a possibility that our homes and businesses could be without power for three-hour periods. Some of you may remember the winter blackouts during the 1970s and the challenges they created, but Britain may have to reduce its […]
Increase the selling power of your home with these hot tips
There is no doubt that we are in a time of uncertainty and there’s a lot of concern about what the future may bring. A September survey by Property Rescue, conducted by Perspectus Global, revealed that of 1,000 UK-based homeowners questioned 65% are worried and anxious about rising inflation and interest rates. Therefore, if you’re […]
Key things affecting homebuyers right now
Within the space of just a few days, confusion has gripped the property market, but changes to stamp duty could be positive for those looking to buy a new home. It is suggested that the mini-Budget was the catalyst for the pound to fall dramatically on the stock market resulting in mortgage lenders withdrawing mortgage […]
Garden offices top key home selling features in 2022
Every buyer has a wish list of what they want from their new home, and understanding buyers is important if you are looking to sell your home in the future. As the autumn nights draw in, your mind is no doubt focused on your interior rather than your exterior, but there is one feature that […]
What does the next few months have in store for homebuyers?
Did you know that we’ve just had the busiest July in the UK property market since 2015? According to a recent report by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the number of residential homes that changed hands was an estimated 110,970 last month, that’s a 32.9 % increase on last year when it was recorded to […]
Is your home not selling as quickly as you’d hoped?
Despite hopes your home would sell quickly, is it a few months down the line and your home is still languishing on the market? Let’s take a look at the common reasons a house is not selling – and how to fix them to get that all important sale. The most common reasons why your […]
Portsmouth’s dramatic decline in HMO properties let by students/sharers
Portsmouth has seen a dramatic decline in HMO properties being let by students/sharers and there are many different reasons for this. THE PANDEMIC – Students and professionals: since the pandemic they have been given the choice to work/study from home, this has meant that there has been no need for students to come to Portsmouth, or […]