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Is your bathroom making a splash when selling your home?
There is nothing easy about selling your home, and buyers really wish to be inspired by what they see. By staging your home, you are creating the canvas buyers need to be able to see its potential as their home. Cluttered and tired spaces just won’t make the cut these days; buyers expect more, and […]
Why Aren’t We Focusing On Generation Rent?
With the cost-of-living crisis beginning to hit, the 20 and 30-somethings of urgently need the help and support of the Government to help them get on the property ladder. For the last few weeks, we have listened to the debates and hustings of Liz and Rishi. Between them, they have told us how they are […]
Portsmouth’s ‘Generation Stuck’ and Their £7.9bn Tied-up Equity
The predicament of the Portsmouth 20 to 30-year-olds who rent and their inability to get onto the housing ladder is often discussed in the press. There are 4.43m properties in the UK that are still in the private rented sector (compared to 2.13m in 2002). This group of people in their 20s and 30’s, who […]
Dishy tips to make your kitchen deliciously irresistible to buyers
If you were to ask most households where they congregate when they have guests, it is more than likely that the kitchen would be the room of choice. The heart of the home is one of the most important rooms when selling your home. Staging a kitchen is an art: you want to create a […]
What Does The Cost Of Living Crisis Mean For The Property Market?
Property prices have increased by nearly 20% over the last two years. House prices have risen on the back of several things, including changes in how people see their homes and how they live and work (i.e. working from home), a lack of properties on the market and government tax incentives (the stamp duty holiday […]
Expert tips to help sell your home this summer
School holidays are officially here, which means it is summer – although our weather doesn’t often play along. When you’re selling your home, you need to bring the essence of the season into the presentation of your property. Summer is a time of fun and happiness, a time of parties in the garden with friends […]
Is the heatwave of the property market starting to cool?
Things have been hot, hot, hot this year. After the UK seeing record temperatures, trying to keep cool has been a challenge. And then there has been the property market that has again seen the price of property coming to market this month hitting a sixth consecutive record, up 0.4% in the month according to […]
Windsor Gardens: Luxury living in Penarth
An elegant Victorian seaside town situated in the Vale of Glamorgan, Penarth is a vibrant and exciting place to live, work and play with a population of just over 22,000. It’s beautiful surroundings and ideal location made it the perfect choice to build Windsor Gardens: a suite of consciously-designed apartments. Entered at street level from […]
Important Rule Changes for First Time Buyers
Today, according to the Nationwide Building Society the average first-time buyer only needs to pay out 37.6% of their household take-home pay on their mortgage payments, compared to 65.9% in 1989 (i.e., just over two fifths less). You might say 1989 was 33 years ago, a long time ago and not relevant to today. We […]
Off-market – do you know about the secret way of selling your home?
It has been a method of selling a home that has been around for a long time, yet it is not widely spoken of and has been kind of a secret, but there has been a rise on off-market sales in recent years. The widely known way of selling your home has been to instruct […]
70% of Properties Were Bought With a Mortgage in the Last Ten Years
Could the high levels of mortgages that people take out cause another property crash? Many homeowners and landlords have been contacting us recently and asking what will happen to the property market? More specifically, will we have a repeat of the 2008/9 Credit Crunch property crash? High mortgage payments were one of the critical catalysts […]
Is the Portsmouth property market returning to equilibrium?
28.9% of Portsmouth property sellers reduce their asking prices as the property market equilibrium starts to return… 173 of the 599 properties on the market in the Portsmouth area have had a price reduction in the last 3 months. The average reduction has been 6.2% of the original asking price. This is great news for […]