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Is your New Year’s Resolution to renovate your home? 

Another New Year, a new beginning.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Achieve a quicker sale by avoiding these decorating mistakes

Less is more when it comes to decorating your house for a quick sale.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Your Property Investment Checklist 

There is much to think about when investing in property.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

How to prevent emergency property issues as a landlord 

Emergency property issues aren’t good for tenants or landlords, and the best way to safeguard against these potential nightmares is to take preventative measures before they arise.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

How to become a landlord 

Becoming a landlord for the first time is an exciting prospect.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Top tips for first-time buyers saving for a deposit

  Buying your first home will most likely be the biggest purchase of your life so far.

Published in Magazine on 21 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Christmas Opening Hours 2022

Published in Company News on 16 December 2022 by Paul Wood

The new interest rate rise is set to do good things for the housing market

When most people hear the phrase – interest rate rise, they immediately panic and worry about higher bills and extra expenses at the end of each month, then have a good rant about how horrid and expensive everything is getting.

Published in Magazine on 16 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Please support the 40 for 40 St Barnabas challenge

This year, in support of our chosen charity St Barnabas, we're doing the 40 for 40 challenge. And we'd really love it if you could help by taking part or sponsoring someone you know who is doing the challenge. All the details you need are here.

Published in Campaigns on 12 December 2022 by Kevin Scrupps

Deposit-friendly ways to decorate your rental home this Christmas

As a tenant, you’re probably used to demonstrating a good amount of self-restraint when it comes to decorating your home.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Demand on the rise for energy-efficient homes

Santander’s Buying into the Green Homes Revolution Report has revealed that nine in ten estate agents have acknowledged that demand is rising among homebuyers for properties with higher energy efficiency ratings.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

What to expect for the buy-to-let market in 2023

As we approach the end of a turbulent financial year, many landlords in the UK will be weighing up their options going into 2023 and debating whether to remain in the buy-to-let market.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Low stock continues to push house price growth

Despite the wider economic challenges impacting the UK property market, a continuous disparity between supply and demand has pushed house prices up to a record high after a 0.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

A landlord’s essential winter checklist

Amidst all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparation, the holiday season is really about taking a much-needed break from everyday business to spend time with loved ones.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

The stress-free guide for moving at Christmas time 

Although the evenings are gloomy, the roads are busy, and the weather outside is frightful – moving home during the festive period can be a stress-free process if you’re well prepared for it.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Make the most of your garden this winter

With the temperatures dropping and the nights looming longer, it’s understandable why most people abandon their gardens until spring rolls back around.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Average rents continue to rise across the UK

In the fallout from the Bank of England’s base rate rising far above the waterline at 3%, mortgage rates and rents continue to rise in line with inflation, and the domino effect of the economic climate becomes ever more apparent in today’s housing market.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Property sales hold steady with a fifth of stock sold every month 

According to a new analysis of property market performance over the past three months, estate agents across the UK have facilitated just over 43,000 transactions per month – meaning they have sold an average of 17% of all homes listed for sale on a monthly basis.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Top tips to speed up the time between sale agreed and exchange 

Selling your home requires a good amount of patience and persistence, and the process is never as straightforward as it might seem.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Top interior design trends for 2023 

Interior design is more than just dressing up a property to look nice, it’s all about making your house feel like home.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Why January is a great time to sell 

January is a time of clarity, after shaking off the tinsel and pine needles, it’s the time to return to everyday life with intentions of improving it – which is why plans for moving often come into fruition at this time of year.

Published in Magazine on 6 December 2022 by Marketing Team

Help us make a difference to those in need this Christmas

Donations for our local food banks are being gratefully received at your local Pygott & Crone branch

Published in Campaigns on 21 November 2022 by Kevin Scrupps

The ultimate end of tenancy cleaning guide

The definition of the word ‘clean’ can vary from person to person, which is why most deposit disputes between landlords and tenants arise around the end of tenancy cleaning.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

75% of landlords assisting tenants with rising cost of living

Research by retail and commercial bank, Shawbrook, suggests that three-quarters of private sector landlords have taken steps to help tenants cope, as the cost-of-living rises.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

Mistakes to avoid when buying a property

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a homeowner who’s ready to take another step up the property ladder, buying a house is a big decision, with an equally large scope for making errors.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

Everything you need to know about selling a listed property

Listed properties are the types of homes you see in movies, or on a picturesque walk in the countryside.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

Your Winter home checklist

With Christmas on the horizon and a chilly winter around the corner, there are many things to look forward to (and prepare for) at this time of year.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

What are millennials looking for in a property?

Every decade brings along a new wave of first-time buyers, and this time around, millennials are on the market.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

Average UK rents rise to £1,159 PCM

Houses aren’t the only things seeing a rise in prices, as every area of the UK recorded a growth in rent prices during September.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team

What has happened in the property market during the last 50 years?

It’s no secret that today’s property market is thriving at peak buoyancy, with record house prices and demand going through the roof, which is why it’s easy to overlook the history of the market which brought us to this point.

Published in Magazine on 1 November 2022 by Marketing Team
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