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April 7, 2014, 2:02 pm
Since the financial crisis mortgages have become a lot tougher to get through, but in the last six months they have become much easier to secure but on 26th April there is a big change as the mortgage market review (MMR for short) comes into effect.
MMR ultimately will make gettin...
March 14, 2014, 10:19 am
When trying to sell your house, it is easy to focus on the main event which of course is the house! However the garden can be a great attraction to buyers but can also be a big turn off. A little thought into the presentation of your garden might just make or break that sale!
Pulling up at a house with an imm...
March 14, 2014, 10:12 am
When you’re trying to sell your property, don’t underestimate the kerb appeal and first impression your house should make. If you house is unappealing from the outside, you are less likely to entice buyers inside. This also goes for the inside of your house; you should see viewings as showcasing your home r...
January 22, 2014, 12:56 pm
Although winter is still upon us, if you’re anything like me you will be looking forward to the time when the days grow longer and the first daffodils break their way out of the cold ground. There is plenty you can do in and around your home to prepare for spring, here are a few ideas.
- Look at the exter...
January 22, 2014, 11:50 am
Buy to let can be an attractive long term investment. For those who can raise a large deposit (most lenders will require between 15% & 30%) it can be a great way to invest your money in comparison with savings or shares. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.
December 4, 2013, 9:55 am
Moving may be one of the most stressful things we do in life but it’s an unavoidable necessity for many of us at some point. Mark Prout, managing director of London removals specialists Aussie Man & Van, highlights the top 10 mistakes people make when moving home – and how to av...
December 4, 2013, 9:52 am
As the nights draw in and the weather turns for the worse, maybe it’s time your house deserves a little TLC. It may seem obvious, but a clean, organised and well maintained house not only makes your household run more efficiently, but can actually save you time and money. Here are a few ideas:
• Maintain y...
December 4, 2013, 9:49 am
Having moved around the country and abroad as an Army wife for the last 10 years, I know how stressful moving house can be. There is so much to think about let alone the logistics of carrying on with everyday life whilst this chaos is happening around you. Here are a few tips on how to make th...
December 4, 2013, 9:36 am
No one likes a show off but we are an Independant estate agent and we pride on ourselves in providing the very best service as possible.
We rely on our client's recommending us!
We are currently ranked 16th out of approx 11,000 estate & letting agent's within the UK.
November 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
Are you stuck in your current home waiting for a sale with no light at the end of the tunnel? There is a number of things you can do to ease along the sale of your house, most of the time we as humans struggle with vision when we walk into a property we look passed the ability to see how...
November 6, 2013, 1:20 pm
As the Americans say, if you’re selling your home it needs to have ‘curb appeal’. This covers everything from the front lawn, to the paint colour of your windows, to the gleam of your front door. But whether you’re selling or not, spending a bit of time and effort on the entrance to your house can help make it feel warm, inviting and cosy and will put you and your gu...
November 6, 2013, 1:17 pm
Buy to let properties are still seen as a good investment opportunity, especially in this era of low interest rates and volatility in the stock market. If you're considering entering the market, this guide provides you with some essential information.
October 11, 2013, 9:39 am
Conran Estates pride ourselves in being one of the most innovative estate agents and property professionals in London.
We have 3 local offices and (with our exclusive membership of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents ) more than 700 partner estate agents th...
October 9, 2013, 5:00 pm
With so much conflicting information floating around about the property market it can be hard to know where to begin. Here is an outline of what to consider when buying your first home so that you can begin to navigate the world of property with ease.
Following the recent Conservative Conference the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme has been brought forward from January to immediate effect with the principle idea that it would help first-time buyers especially those who are not fortunate enough to have the bank of Mum & Da...
September 15, 2013, 3:56 pm
You’ve found your new dream home and the paperwork is complete – so here’s where the fun starts. Moving in can be stressful, but with some careful and timely planning the move with be smooth and you’ll be happily living in your new property in no time.
4 weeks before...
September 15, 2013, 3:51 pm
If you’re looking to sell your home you’ll want to get it in the nicest possible condition. This needn’t be a thorough cleaning of every last square inch of the property. The fact is that when people are looking around a house for the first time there are a number of key features they tend to notice, so if you’re ...
September 15, 2013, 3:43 pm
Buying your first home is a very exciting step to take in your life but it can also be a daunting one too. With so much conflicting information floating around about the property market it can be hard to know where to begin. Here is an outline of what to consider when buying your first home so ...
August 11, 2013, 8:03 am
Lending on buy-to-let has raced ahead again, industry figures showed today, with the value of loans extended up 31pc on a year earlier.
The resurgence of property investment has sparked controversy with so many Britons priced out of buying and rents ...
Average house price in England and Wales hits all-time high as first-time buyers return - but London property is streets ahead more >>
August 11, 2013, 8:01 am
Average house prices in England and Wales hit an all time high in July surpassing their previous peak of 2008 driven by strong demand in London, according to a report published today.
The average home in the two countries now costs £232,969, which is up £5,796 on last year and £1,140 higher than the previous peak recorded in February 2008 at the height of th...