Rewind back many years to when the ‘Bungalow’ first appeared as lodging for trading merchants and naval officers living in India and you wouldn’t believe that the one story design would soon pop up throughout the world. Nowadays, a bungalow is perhaps associated with old-fashioned furniture, retirement couples and verandas but this is dramatically changing!… Read more »

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‘Skinny Prosecco, ‘skinny pizzas’, ‘skinny jeans’ and now ‘skinny houses’. The ultimate design test has once again appeared in the form of a three-metre gap in Central London. The narrow gap between two buildings on Euston Road, Fitzrovia is the new site for a £2.7million, four-story town house, featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms and the… Read more »

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If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… Okay, I’ll stop with the forestry gaffs now, I promise. However, there is real reason to focus on the Forest of Dean this week as it is growing in property popularity. There has always been something enchanting about ‘The Forest’ as… Read more »

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Welcome to Sure Sales & Lettings, one of Hemel Hempstead’s leading independent Estate Agents. Our top priority is to provide an honest & reliable service and this is proven by the 5 star reviews we’ve received online from clients. Having traded for over 14 years, we have grown to offer a number of services including;… Read more »

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Picking the right Estate Agent to sell your home is vital to ensure you get sold for the maximum price in a timescale you require. In this week’s vlog, Arif gives his top tips on what makes a good agent and what you as a potential seller should be looking for… Arif explains; An agent… Read more »

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If you are thinking of selling your home, there are a number of simple things you can do which will massively improve your chances of getting the maximum sale price. First impressions are extremely important when people first view your home and the small touches make a big difference. In this weeks vlog, Arif gives… Read more »

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How do house prices change after elections? Based on an analysis of house prices in elections since the 1955, in the year immediately after an election house prices have risen by 5.8% under a Conservative government and 4.9% under a Labour government. House prices under the coalition government of 2010, fell by 3.4% in the… Read more »

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Frequently on the blog we talk about the process of letting out your property, where to invest and how to maintain your property.  What we thought would be useful for landlords was to discuss how to make your rental property as marketable as possible to prospective tenants. The media, including TV programmes, magazines, newspaper pull-outs… Read more »

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Photo credit – © R~P~M, Flickr. During August we are focussing on specific areas of Gloucester. Areas we believe are popular with tenants and favourable for landlords. Last week Rob spoke about Quedgeley and following on from that I have chosen to write about favourites of mine, Abbeydale and Abbeymead. Abbeydale was mostly green fields until around 1970… Read more »

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Well, the forecasters have been forecasting again, and not the weather ones either.  With the appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister and Brexit full-steam ahead, newspapers and news channels were awash last week with fears that house prices are going to plummet in the next three months.  Personally, we can’t comment; only time will… Read more »

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