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Pygott & Crone goes multilingual

As part of our ongoing development programme, we have translated our website into several languages

Published in Company News on 26 October 2022 by Kevin Scrupps

Energy costs for homeowners and tenants

What the Government's energy price guarantee means and some tips to try and save energy

Published in Tips on 5 October 2022 by Marketing Team

Shortage sees rental growth accelerate to above 12%

While many Brits are grappling with the cost-of-living crisis, rising interest rates and inflation, saving for a hefty deposit is resolvedly taking a backseat and potential homeowners may be choosing to hold off until price growth in the housing market cools down.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

UK rental market update

According to Zoopla, the average rent has risen by £115 per month since September last year, to £1,051 a month in September 2022.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

What to consider when moving house before Christmas

Moving home can often be a stressful process for sellers, but there are plenty of ways to make things run as smooth as possible.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

What are the key selling points of a home in 2022?

If you’re wondering how valuable your home is, knowing its most desirable assets is a good place to start.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Should I consider remortgaging now?

As of September, mortgage rates rose for the 11th consecutive month, while options for buyers on the market declined as the industry continues to adjust to higher interest rates.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Home staging tips for the autumn

A thorough decluttering usually precedes home staging since it gives the house a more welcoming appearance and greatly facilitates the moving process.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Things to consider when relocating

It may be really thrilling to contemplate relocating.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Understanding estate agency fees

If you’re thinking about selling your property, it’s always best to do so with the help of an estate agent, and this will require paying a fee from the percentage of your sale.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Stricter smoke alarm laws are here – Are you ready?

Since October 1st, 2022, the laws around the requirement for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in rental properties have changed.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Housing stock levels hit a 12-month high

The ongoing imbalance between supply and demand could finally be seeing some leverage on the other side, with stock levels beginning to rise in the wake of a 3-year long slum.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Tenants stay put due to rising rents: Is it time to go fully managed?

According to data from Propertymark, a shortage of rental stock is fuelling the surge in renters staying put, with 73% of letting agents saying they have seen a growth in the number of tenants renewing contracts over the past year.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

First-time buyers: What deposit will you need?

Whether you are thinking about saving for your first house or you have been saving for a while now, the deposit will most likely be the first hurdle on your journey.

Published in Magazine on 30 September 2022 by Marketing Team

Are we going to experience a crash in the housing market?

With house prices seeming to be coasting along a rising trajectory, it’s no wonder many are starting to assume that what goes up must come down.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

What happens after your offer has been accepted?

You’ve found the house of your dreams, and your offer has been accepted.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Which green features do homes with high EPC ratings have?

Whether you’re planning to rent or sell your home, want to cut your bills or carbon footprint, your property’s Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating matters.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

You could increase your home’s value by 16%

Simply improving your property’s EPC rating could be the way forward.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Top tips to improve the busiest room in your house

They say it’s the heart of the home – and we agree.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Sales being agreed in the quickest time since 2016

In the last five years, there’s been a 42% drop in how long it takes to accept an offer on the average UK home.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Summer outdoor living trends

With the summer of 2022 proving to be sultry and sun-kissed, three trends have emerged as people seek to make the most of the uncharacteristically consistent British weather.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Reduce your energy bills with these money-saving tips

The cost of living crisis has strained the budgets of most UK households, largely due to an alarming increase in energy prices.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How to determine the value of your property

In our experience, choosing an appropriate asking price can make the difference between your home achieving a fast sale and being left on the shelf, but getting this process right requires careful consideration and a deep understanding of local and national markets.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Letting short-term? Here are the prime locations to invest

Letting a home to the holiday market can be lucrative, especially in popular staycation destinations.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Can equity release help you through the cost-of-living crisis?

With the cap on energy prices set to rise again this autumn and early next year, the cost-of-living crisis isn’t over yet.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

110% increase in renters aged between 55-64

While rising house prices have led many younger people to rent for longer before buying their first home, tenants aged over 35 are the fastest growing group.

Published in Magazine on 25 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Will the property market slow down

The last few years have seen a sharp hike in house prices across the country, but can this rise be sustained? While recent data from the Land Registry shows house prices were up by 12% since April last year, some believe we’re heading towards a slowdown.

Published in Magazine on 4 August 2022 by Marketing Team

What’s happening in the UK property market?

  After two years of extreme market activity, you’d be forgiven for thinking the tide is ready to turn.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How the government intends to help first-time buyers

In a recent speech, Boris Johnson committed to helping first-time buyers overcome the hurdles faced when securing their first property.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Seller activity is rising as prices continue to grow 

There’s been a 14% increase in houses coming to the market in recent weeks as sellers look to capitalise on record asking prices.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team
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