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17-04-2019 13:15:49 in General by Admin
Are you looking to renovate a property you are renting? Or, do you want to update it before selling? Hopefully you have a budget in mind, know the amount of work involved and hopefully good contractors to do the work. What about the design element? Not all landlords understand the value of design and let friends, a relative or even their builder decide for them with disastrous results.  This...

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03-04-2019 09:30:53 in General by Admin
The most popular home improvement is redecorating; for a small cost, you can give your home a fresh coat of paint and do some general upkeep to ensure it looks fresh and inviting. If the bathroom looks dingy, re-grouting and replacing tiles, getting rid of lime scale and changing the taps are all worth considering. Bathrooms should be fresh and clean, make sure the walls are a neutral colour, and...

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29-03-2019 10:06:01 in General by Admin
Everyone has heard of the bank of Mum and Dad. A first-time buyer without any assistance isn’t easy for a majority of under 30s. It is estimated that more than 60% of first-time buyers receive some financial help from the older relatives.   Most parents and grandparents will need to raise the funds, they may downsize, re-mortgaging their home, guaranteeing the mortgage, or releasing eq...

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14-03-2019 09:40:06 in General by Admin
In the latest property news, we see some good increases in property prices! Halifax’s latest House Price Index shows that in the month of February house prices across the UK rose by an average of 5.9%, to reach £236,800. On a yearly basis, house prices in the first three months of 2019 are 2.8% higher on average than in the same three months last year, which is up from the 0.8% annua...

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14-03-2019 09:32:59 in General by Admin
Over recent months, we have heard many conflicting views and opinions on the current property market, due to current events in government and much press speculation over how the property market will be and how Estate Agents will ride the Brexit wave; however, our agents in Staines and Ashford are experiencing something completely different! Since January 2019, we have had great success with our p...

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06-03-2019 10:31:40 in General by Admin
Good news via the Bank of England regarding mortgage approvals, at 66,766, were up both month-on-month and year-on-year (the latter by a very creditable 9.1%) and similarly remortages showed improvement. The average price for a property in England and Wales is just 4 thousandths off the £244,030 of last August, the highest ever recorded – prices in London went up a fraction month...

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01-03-2019 09:27:22 in General by Admin
With first-time buyer numbers hitting a 12-year high during 2018, we thought we’d share some tips to help FTB’s onto property ladder. First off you should save, save and save. A typical deposit for a first home has dropped but it’s still nearly £45,000. So, if you start to put a set sum into a saving account each month early on, this should help get you towards your goal o...

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19-02-2019 15:31:04 in General by Admin
A makeover can not only brighten your home – it can also add value to your property. Here are our top tips on how to add value with a quick home makeover. Update your kitchen The kitchen is a main attraction for most property viewers and will be a big feature when selling your home. A modern, fully equipped kitchen with a good layout will add value to your home immediately. It’s no...

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15-02-2019 09:53:57 in General by Admin
There are so many fantastic places to move to in the south of England, and you’ll find that there are more than enough reasons to buy a property in Ashford, Middlesex. The area is a suburban town that is predominantly located in Spelthorne borough in Surrey, but with some parts of it also found in the London borough of Hounslow. This gives you an idea of its proximity to the heart of London ...

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08-02-2019 13:32:42 in General by Admin
The town of Staines-Upon-Thames is steeped in history and has been inhabited since Roman times when it was known as Pontes or Ad Pontes. With its beautiful surrounding landscapes and excellent transport links to central London and surrounding areas, there is no wonder this area has become more and more appealing to both commuters and families alike. So what else makes Staines a places that you sh...

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