How much do you love animals? I personally love the thought of coming home to a fluffball with a wagging tail to greet me after a hard day in the office and a recent survey has proven that as a nation, the UK are animal lovers with 45% of the population owning a pet; 26%… Read more »

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Okay, I’m going to go out on a limb here and state the obvious. It’s hot. It’s been hot for quite a while now, over five weeks, and we may have all been caught in the most horrendous downpour recently, but the weather remains to be hot and sunny and forecasters don’t see much change… Read more »

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Okay, so you’ve been meaning to get around to it for a while now; a few of you have agreed you’re going to get a place together for the next academic year but you’ve were so engrossed with that first term getting to know your new town and Uni and then you needed to find… Read more »

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Despite frequent reports in the media that it is becoming harder and harder for first time buyers to afford a property, Britain continues to be a nation of property owners. The Government Help to Buy Scheme has been around for a few years now and it might be of interest for you to know that… Read more »

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Moving seems so far away if your home has been on the market for a while. When you first ventured on to the market you probably had a flitter of interest, but unfortunately, viewings may have waned. You’re frustrated and wondering what your Estate Agent is doing about the lack of interest? Your agent maybe… Read more »

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The question of whether to rent a property furnished or unfurnished is one that I am asked on 70% of my valuations. My answer to this is… KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET! You wouldn’t kit out a lovely little cottage to make it look like a slick city pad, would you? For example, families are often… Read more »

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Selling your home can be a nail-biting experience. Not knowing when your house will sell, how much for and worrying if you will find the house of your dreams can be stressful. Try not to worry – the secret behind having a smoother and more relaxed time when selling and buying a home, is to prepare.… Read more »

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When selling your home, photography is the most important marketing tool that you have. It is likely that the first time a buyer will come across your home will be by using one of the popular property portals such as Rightmove or Zoopla. The first glimpse they will have of your home will be through… Read more »

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Last week Letting Agent Today* reported good news for landlords. After a slow ‘slumber spring market’, latest figures show an increase in ‘To Let’ and ‘Let’ properties nationwide. It gets even better for us here in the South West where there has been an increase of properties to market by 14.5%. In fact, in our… Read more »

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According to Rightmove the average asking price of newly marketed properties continues to rise, despite a dip in sales last month compared with the same time last year. For a successive third month, prices have hit a record high; a 0.4% in just the past four weeks. That might not seem a lot but on… Read more »

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