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Tim Downing on MIPIM 2023We ask: Could your business get by without the right insurance?I'm a first-time buyer; what kind of home insurance cover do I need?Top 5 cyber security risks facing small businessesWhen's the best time to renew your car insurance?7 good reasons to be positive about the 2023 property market8 tenant and landlord trends for 2023 A month of March memories for your homeBuy-to-let investments. The perfect pension option!Can’t wait to on get on the property ladder?Do you buy a home with your heart or your head?Energy-efficient homes are in big demand - Here’s how you can improve yoursLet your garden grow the value of your home this springFreshen up your rental property this springInvesting in property? Here are 10 top tips!Spring 2023 promises more choice for the housing marketUK house prices make a stable start to 2023Are there benefits to overpaying a mortgage?Fall in love with your home this FebruaryFall in love with your rented property this FebruaryGet your home ready for spring with this checklistProperty market predictions and influences for 2023Rental market update for 2023Things that landlords need to know in 2023Things to consider before putting your home on the marketTips to reduce stress during a moveTop tips to increase your chances of securing a mortgageWhere should property investors put their money in 2023?Will house prices decline this year?Are there benefits to overpaying a mortgage? Fall in love with your rented property this February Fall in love with your home this February Get your home ready for spring with this checklist Property market predictions and influences for 2023 Rental market update 2023 Things that landlords need to know in 2023 Things to consider before putting your home on the market Tips to reduce stress during a move Top tips to increase your chances of securing a mortgage Where should property investors put their money in 2023? Will house prices decline this year? Achieve a quicker sale by avoiding these decorating mistakesTop tips for first-time buyers saving for a depositHow to prevent emergency property issues as a landlord Is your New Year's Resolution to renovate your home? Prepare your property for a February sale Property searches often spike in January Steps to beat the January blues Budget-friendly ways to spruce up your rental property and attract tenants Winter Maintenance Suggestions To Safeguard Your Property Your Property Investment Checklist How to become a landlord How to add value to your home Christmas Opening Hours 2022The new interest rate rise is set to do good things for the housing marketPlease support the 40 for 40 St Barnabas challengeA landlord’s essential winter checklistAverage rents continue to rise across the UKDemand on the rise for energy-efficient homesDeposit-friendly ways to decorate your rental home this ChristmasLow stock continues to push house price growthMake the most of your garden this winterProperty sales hold steady with a fifth of stock sold every month The stress-free guide for moving at Christmas time Top interior design trends for 2023 Top tips to speed up the time between sale agreed and exchange What to expect for the buy-to-let market in 2023Why January is a great time to sell Help us make a difference to those in need this ChristmasIs home staging worth it?Winterproof your home with these tipsOne in three properties receive an offer one hour after viewingEverything you need to know about selling a listed propertyAverage UK rents rise to £1,159 PCM75% of landlords assisting tenants with rising cost of livingThree things landlords offering ‘bills included’ tenancies should knowYour Winter home checklistWhat has happened in the property market during the last 50 years?What are millennials looking for in a property?The ultimate end of tenancy cleaning guideMistakes to avoid when buying a propertyPygott & Crone goes multilingualEnergy costs for homeowners and tenantsFirst-time buyers: What deposit will you need?Tenants stay put due to rising rents: Is it time to go fully managed?Housing stock levels hit a 12-month highStricter smoke alarm laws are here – Are you ready?Understanding estate agency feesThings to consider when relocatingHome staging tips for the autumnShould I consider remortgaging now?What are the key selling points of a home in 2022?What to consider when moving house before ChristmasUK rental market updateShortage sees rental growth accelerate to above 12%110% increase in renters aged between 55-64Can equity release help you through the cost-of-living crisis?Letting short-term? Here are the prime locations to investHow to determine the value of your propertyReduce your energy bills with these money-saving tipsSummer outdoor living trendsSales being agreed in the quickest time since 2016Top tips to improve the busiest room in your houseYou could increase your home’s value by 16%Which green features do homes with high EPC ratings have?What happens after your offer has been accepted?Are we going to experience a crash in the housing market?Will the property market slow downHigh demand forces rental prices to increaseUK house prices hit a record highBringing the outdoors inHow to improve your home's EPC ratingMore landlords are needed to help tenants find homesLower interest rates for high EPC-rated properties 1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight Home insurance guidance for tenants Seller activity is rising as prices continue to grow How the government intends to help first-time buyersWhat's happening in the UK property market?Going Green: Buyers save 52% on energy billsHow has the housing market changed in 2022? What makes the perfect tenant? Prices hit record high for fifth consecutive monthWhat is fueling the ongoing house price growth?Three improvements buyers are looking for in a property The ultimate guide to renting a property in the UKHelp to Buy deadline brought forwardIs renting long-term becoming more popular?Section 21 evictions are to be bannedRental market growth: Latest updateMore first-time buyers are investing in buy-to-let propertiesRental reforms on the way: the abolition of Section 21 and moreNew Nottingham branch now openOur event for first time buyers is happening this SaturdayTen steps to finding your perfect homeSummer interior design ideasRenters are locking in longer tenanciesWhen is the fastest time to sell during the summer?Make your summer house move stress-free with childrenMake your rental application stand outInvesting in property? Here are our top tips!How to make your home office more comfortable How can you get financially fit before your first property purchase?1 in 4 households are making home improvementsA good relationship with your landlord is key Housing supply starts to improveHMO investments: Are they worth it?What's happening in the UK property market? What makes a ‘forever home’ unforgettable? What are tenants on the hunt for in a property? Supporting St Barnabas HospiceView new properties before they go onlineThe Queen's Platinum JubileeLandlords must provide carbon monoxide alarms from OctoberExpansion of sales and lettings across the regionThese new measures could help you as a seller How the pandemic has changed our homesDemand creates opportunities for new landlordsAre you a tenant on the hunt for a pet-friendly property?The UK saw a 1.6% increase in property prices during April Demand for chain-free homes risesHomes are selling faster than ever before Avoid making these mistakes when selling your home A handy guide to easing stress when buying a home Looking for a property with a lot of potential?Off-plan purchases are to become more popular in 2022 18% more green mortgages are now available What will the UK’s private rental sector look like ten years from now? How landlords can make use of PDR to boost earnings New 'Right to Rent' legislation you need to know about Are you asking the right questions when viewing a rental property? Tips to get your home ready for summer How to make the most of a galley kitchen Interior trends to help maximise your sleep quality Considering rendering your property? Here’s everything you need to know 3.5% increase in available homes during the past month These new measures could help you as a seller Easy ways to upcycle garden furnitureHow the pandemic has changed our homesDemand creates opportunities for new landlordsAre you a tenant on the hunt for a pet-friendly property?Trends in the UK housing marketHelping our landlords navigate the changing regulationsSoaring demand continues to push rent prices higherHow to speed up the purchase of your ideal homeFive key questions every homebuyer should askAnother new record for asking prices has been setA guide to determining the value of your homeIs April still a good time to sell your home?EPC changes offer good opportunities for landlordsArriving in style – 2022 front door designsEXCLUSIVE FROM iDADA: Styling your rental property on a budgetEXCLUSIVE FROM iDADA: Spring cleaningSteps to selling your home this springAnnual property price growth accelerates to 12.6%How much value could these home improvements add?Tips for making an offer on a property as a first-time buyerEPC rules are changing, are you prepared?Number of homes on the market increasesHow to add a homely touch, without risking your depositHomebuyers willing to pay more for smart homesNow could be a great time to become a first-time landlordTwo insurance questions renters should ask their landlord Room upgrades to increase your home's value The secrets to finding your ideal home this springWhat happens once your offer has been accepted?Three simple ways to speed up your saleCould your rental property deliver a higher yield in 2022?One in five could be looking to buy this yearA Thought for Ukraine - raising funds for the British Red CrossThis year's renovation ideas for increasing the value of your propertyThings to consider before putting your home on the market Popular areas to buy a homeIs now a good time to buy a house?This February, we can assist you in finding the ideal tenantSpring Preparation Checklist for Your Home2022's minimalism fashion trends The property market has had its best January in 17 yearsProperty market sees strongest January for 17 years Buying a house vs buying a flatDIY checklist for selling your homeSteps to becoming a residential landlord this year What to consider when buying a home in the current marketHow to purchase a buy-to-let property in 2022Are you looking to sell at auction this year?Home Décor IdeasAre you looking to sell at auction this year?Pygott & Crone receives the Platinum Trusted Service awardRental market predictions for 2022Prepare your property for a February saleTips to saving money when moving homeYour property investment checklistWhat will happen to property prices in 2022?How the pandemic has changed the property market Tips to speed up your home moveWhich room in your home is the best value for money?Achieve a quicker sale by avoiding these decorating mistakesHow to prevent emergency property issues as a landlord Positive property market predictions for 2022 Your guide to understanding your property's valueHow to make the most of a small kitchenFreshen up your rental property without making permanent changes Property searches often spike in JanuaryWinter maintenance suggestions to safeguard your propertyIs your New Year’s resolution to renovate your home?Steps to beat the January blues Top tips for first-time buyers saving for a depositOur Christmas Opening Hours for 2021More awards won at the Relocation Agent Network conference!Join our challenge to run or walk 100km in aid of Dementia UKBe careful with your decorationsBest seller's market in a decadeCity rental demand up with the return of offices and studentsMake the most of your garden all year roundMarket predictions for the new yearOne in five landlords are making EPC improvementsYour essential checklist as a landlord this winterWinter energy costs for homeowners and tenantsWhy January is a great time to sellThe key home trends across 2021 and 2022Surge in parents acquiring buy-to-lets for studentsProperty prices likely to continue risingCommunity Champion of the YearWe're on the shortlist for the Relocation Agent Network awards!Destination Grantham: how people moving out of London are making the town a hotspotInvest in Skegness - Investment opportunity at iconic holiday resortBudget-friendly practices for November and DecemberReasons to sell right nowSelling should always come before buyingTenant demand is still high!The paint colours that could decrease the value of your homeThe tricks to help you secure your dream homeTop tips to avoid damp and other damagesTransform your bedroom with these headboard ideasUK house prices have climbed on average by £25,000 in the past year aloneWhat are your house guests most interested by?When is the right time to put up your Christmas tree?Help us make a difference to those in need this ChristmasBe in with a chance to win a £50 voucherOptimal selling conditions following the end of the stamp duty holidayTop 10 reasons a buyer will walk awayHome ownership with the Affordable Housing ProgrammeBuyers and sellers need to act now to move in time for ChristmasHow much do you know about the mortgage process?Avoid cold weather costs with your propertyFinding the right home at the right priceBuilding your dream open plan living spaceUK property prices up 13% compared to pre-pandemicRents rise at fastest rate for 13 yearsStaycation demand allows holiday let owners to cash inWhat's changed with tenancy evictions?Surge in sellers renting ahead of their next moveMoving house safely: a refresher post-lockdownPrice gap widens for houses and flatsWhat does the supply-demand imbalance mean for you?The most common stamp duty buyer typeTenant demand still on the riseCould you benefit from repaying your mortgage early?Selling during the back to school seasonWho’s most interested in your home’s value?Will working from home be your new norm?How to keep your boiler running for longerWhat makes the perfect tenant?Please vote for Pygott & Crone at the Heart Hero Awards3-bedroom properties in high demandWhy does market activity peak in August?Lettings market boom and what it means for landlordsHow does disrepair impact your property sale?Could shared ownership be the answerNew build homes at a 21-year highWays to avoid gazumping with your property sale or purchaseA look at what the stamp duty holiday has led toTop tips on being ready to sellWhat’s next for the property market?Why is now the time to buy a second home?With home break-ins high over summer, are you covered?Post-pandemic predictions for the property marketA guide to your property valuationWhat’s driving property prices?Carbon monoxide campaign to alert ‘new landlords’What to do if your home isn’t sellingKey questions you need to ask your buyerTop home improvements for this summerStay informed with changes to the Right to Rent schemeIs it still location, location, location?Managing properties through the eviction ban extensionIs selling at auction the right choice for me?Buying to become a short-let landlordEstate agents nationwide foodbank campaign - we need your helpDemand for rental properties has reached new heightsEviction notice periods now at four monthsLow cost changes to increase your home’s kerb appealTop ten features that could bring down your property's valueHow valuable is your garden?How to avoid mortgage red flags as a prospective homeownerWhat's changed to safeguard homeowners and renters?Cities are making a comeback with buyers and tenantsA third of homes sell for over the asking priceRental growth soars outside of LondonFive in-demand factors buyers are now looking forWhat is the outlook for the housing market? Relocating but Not Moving Far? We’ve Got You Covered!How much hidden equity is in your home?Updated guidance on possession action from the governmentMarket boom leads to more sales and higher pricesTenant demand continued to rise at the start of the yearHow your street name could affect property pricesWhy most landlords are not planning to increase rents in 2021Majority of transactions since May 2020 backed by mortgagesWhat you need to know about the 95% mortgage guarantee schemeWhat do buyers and renters find essential in the current climate?£150m ‘Help to Build’ scheme to be launchedOne in every 50 homes has been sold in 202112 cleaning tricks at the fraction of the cost!A third of UK households predicted to move this yearTake a look at our refurbished branch in SpaldingExpanding Pygott & Crone Residential Services into Gainsborough.The top 10 scents to have in your homeHalf of tenants have no home insuranceHousing market sees the strongest spring for home sellers in a decade!Home improvements to help boost your house priceWhat you need to know when investing in a buy-to-let propertyChain-free property listings boom as sellers opt to rent ahead of their next moveLockdown helped third of UK homebuyers get onto property ladderMortgage agreements for early 2021 at their highest since the financial crisisOver 290,000 are now homeowners due to the Help to Buy schemeResidential transactions 23% higher due to stamp duty and vaccine newsStrict new fire regulations for HMOs and multi-tenancy buildingsSurge in holiday let enquiries due to stamp duty holidayThe key trends we have noticed during the pandemicThe impact of our fundraising for Macmillan Cancer SupportThe demand for property is as strong as everWelcoming our new Spalding Residential Valuer.750,000 buyers have seen stamp duty savings so farOur reaction to the Chancellor's Budget10% price surge for detached homes due to house hunters demanding more spaceRental growth picks up for the sixth month in a rowThe government’s multi-billion pound intervention to end unsafe claddingWhy did virtual viewings surge in January?How to maximise what you can see without physically viewingHow you can get negotiation-readyLandlords urged to comply with electrical safety regulation or risk finesGood news for first-time buyers as lenders allow smaller depositsHow many tenants have a good relationship with their landlord?How much could you save by re-mortgaging?Looking ahead to the spring with new plans and projectsBuy your replica shirt direct from Pygott & CroneBuyers have a second chance at stamp duty savingsEviction ban “more balanced” than past examplesLooking to move? We are open for business and dedicated to keeping you safe.House-buying behaviour continues to be shaped by working from homeDecorating mistakes that could stop your home from sellingHelp-to-buy extension has been confirmedHow to conduct property viewings safely in lockdownHow the pandemic impacted the housing marketTips to speed up your home moveMarket activity remains high despite stamp duty deadlineLatest eviction ban “more balanced” than past examplesHow to decorate your rented home without making permanent changesHalf of tenants worried about their housing situationWhere are the best universities for a buy-to-let investment?What do tenants really want during the pandemic?Pygott & Crone receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021Nine Ways to Help Your Child Succeed at Home with Distanced LearningYour guide to understanding your property's valueSurge in homeowners keen to move this yearSteps to beat the January bluesHow landlords can cut down on emergency callout costsUK property market set to grow 4% in 2021Which room in your home is the best value for money?2020: A year where everything changedTop tips for first-time buyers saving for a depositYour property investment checklistThe updated 'how to rent' guide for tenants and landlordsPositive property market developments from 2020How to set achievable goals with your homeThe increased demand for rural and coastal properties explainedWe are here to help you move safelyPygott & Crone Named a Relocation Agent Network Platinum MemberNew year, new buyersWinter maintenance suggestions to safeguard your propertyTogether we've raised £70,000 for the British Heart FoundationHow to make the most of a small kitchenTop tips for moving at ChristmasThe EPC rules and what they mean for tenants and landlordsTen tips to saving money when moving homeProtection for tenants this winterKeeping your home safe and well ventilated during winterHouse prices soar in 2020Your stamp duty and mortgage holiday questions answeredCan landlords meet the new guidelines on right to rentHow to get your home ready for ChristmasWays to cut the cost of home insuranceTenant demand for rural properties is predicted to continue throughout the pandemicWhy you should consider buying or selling before ChristmasWhat buyers really look for when they are viewing your homeYour DIY questions answeredTips to create a home office without losing an entire roomFive storage solutions to make your property attractive to buyersWhat to do if your home is not selling10 cost-effective hacks for keeping your property warm and cosyTop tips for landlords on protecting your investmentFrom ‘generation rent’ to ‘generation buy’Why over-pricing your property could be a problemBusiest ever autumn? Buyers, prices and supply all up and risingWhat impact has COVID-19 had for landlords?Latest Guidance relating to Estate Agents & Home MovingHelp us support our local communities at ChristmasTaking action to combat the inevitable delays due to COVID-19Quick! Time is running out to save up to £15,000 on your new dream home.Are you asking these key questions when you buy or sell?Five essential property management steps for landlordsLandlord DIY projects that could add or deduct valueWhat you need to know about mortgage holidaysProperty market surges post-lockdownThe eviction ban extension for tenants and landlordsThe changing landscape for city office spacesManaging the rental bounce and your mandatory electrical checksHow your garden can add value to your propertyHow to market your house correctly for a speedy, seasonal saleGet your home ‘autumn ready’No stamp duty to pay on purchases up to £500,000Are Landlords up to date with all the latest lettings legislation?Unprecedented times for the world of Estate AgencyFurther awards success for Pygott & CronePygott & Crone receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2020Details of our 29km walk around Rutland WaterA big year for growth and businessWishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Pygott & CroneMultiple gold awards won at the annual Negotiator AwardsPygott & Crone Named Best Agent in the East Midlands Region by Relocation Agent NetworkPygott & Crone Shortlisted for 'Best in Region' AwardGabrielle joins the Spalding Team as Lettings ManagerPygott & Crone join thousands of runners in Lincoln 10K to fundraise for local charityA number of people have joined our company in recent weeksPygott & Crone joins forces with agents across the UK, to help support local foodbanksAs a company with many keen footballers within our ranks, we jumped at the chance to take partSpoilt for choice? You can’t beat a good recommendation!PYGOTT & CRONE RECEIVES FEEFO GOLD TRUSTED SERVICE AWARD 2019We're running this year's Lincoln 10k in aid of Lincolnshire St BarnabasWishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Pygott & CronePygott & Crone Helps National Network Celebrate 25 Years Of Estate Agency ExcellencePygott & Crone Named Best Agent In The East Midlands Region By Relocation Agent Network!We’ve just returned from a national estate agency conference and exhibitionI want to ride my bicyclePygott & Crone shortlisted for 'Best in Region' AwardHelping spread Christmas cheer to the Sleaford communityPygott and Crone Estate Agents have been nominated for multiple property industry awards.How does remortgaging work to buy another property?The third post in our blog series, "Why use high street agents?"Our latest information on what is happening in your area.....Why use a High Street Estate Agent - Part 2In January 1990, the average house cost just over £58,000..The first post of our blog series, "Why Use High Street Agents".Target of 1000 Items of food has been smashed!!!Download our latest lettings market insights here...We bring you the latest trends in the UK's housing market, with a detailed focus on Lincolnshire.Clients will choose the model/agent they prefer and choice is fantasticWe have joined forced with agents across the UK, to help our local communities, by supporting our local food banksCARTUS Broker Conference 2018Au revoir MIPIM 2018, hello hard work!LINCOLNSHIRE OVERVIEWPygott & Crone prepares for world’s largest property fairMIPIM 2018 – Yes, we CannesGreater Lincolnshire AwardsReaction to the scrapping of Stamp DutyPioneering technology in traditional Estate AgencyThe Pygott & Crone team will soon be heading to London for the Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Exhibition.MIPIM UK 2017 – we came, we saw, we conqueredWe are currently on our way to the capital for MIPIM UK, and I am always excited by the fantastic opportunities that it so often offers.Pygott and Crone shortlisted for Best in Region.Report on our day at the East Midlands ExpoThere are fantastic opportunities for commercial surveyors. In his first blog post, Jasper Caudwell explains his career path up to now.Staff to take on new roles following promotionWhy rationalisation should be top of local councils' agendas.Technology is transforming the property sector, with estate agents having to adapt to consumer trends to provide new and interesting ways of exploring and marketing properties.Pygott and Crone and Envvy Brave the Shave for MacmillanProperty prices in the East Midlands have been found to be stronger than ever following the Brexit vote, with the region cited in the top three areas for market growth.RelocationAcrosstheNationWhy I've invested in Gainsborough and why we are one of many businesses helping to drive inward investment.The Queen’s speech has announced a big change for the property industry in the scrapping of agents’ lettings fees – branch manager at our Sleaford office, Jamie Aspland reacts.We've acquired a new office in Nottingham's Lace MarketWhen selling a house, you always want to entice a buyer to make a higher offer. You can add significant value to your home ahead of putting it on the market by making a few small changesWith a large cash injection planned for Holbeach set to create new food enterprise zones and a large residential housing estate, the property market is booming in the area.The retirement residential sector is busier than ever - with an ageing population requiring high quality homes and facilities to suit the lifestyle they are used to.Pygott and Crone Attends International Real Estate ConferenceMIPIM, the world’s largest property event held in Cannes every year, is over for 2017. My reflections on four days of frenetic networking, riding down La Croisette - and supporting Team Lincolnshire.New business taxation and technology, educating the next generation of skilled workers to encourage British productivity and the Midlands Engine all featured in Wednesday’s Budget.Kate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts and in this article, she discusses her opinion of the new government White Paper.Pygott & Crone Sits on Midlands Engine Housing PanelFollow our top tips for buying your own home, if you’re single or buying with one income:In my 25 years at Pygott & Crone I have seen a lot of changes across the Lincolnshire property marketThe dates and times when our branches will be open over the Christmas periodMerry Christmas to all our clients, friends and family from every at Pygott and CroneThere's a lot of interest locally and still time to get your house on the market before Christmas - there's no need to wait until the New Year!Recent changes in the political landscape have caused a shift in the agricultural market and a resurgence in ‘rollover buyers’ who reinvest tax gains into qualifying assets, predominately farmland.In this blog I comment on the measures outlined in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 23 November 2016.The Art of DeclutteringKate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts, and in this article she speaks on the effects of the market moving up or down.The leading UK online property lending and investing business have published data that shows that our cathedral city is popular with buy-to-let investorsKate Faulkner is one of the UK's leading property experts, and in this article, she speaks on the closure of the Help to Buy Guarantee Scheme.The Halifax House Price Index longest running monthly house price series in the UK, and they have now released their most recent report referring to September’s data.A look at how the Lincolnshire property market has adapted to change in 2016Mortgages for the self employed may be more competitve than you think.....Many of you may already be aware of the Help to Buy scheme that was introduced back in 2013, but there are different versions of Help to Buy that are available, not just for those who are first-time buyers.Budget, Stamp Duty, Brexit and a changing Prime Minister... How has all this affected our local Lincolnshire property market?Will we soon be shopping for mortgage rates below 1%?Getting a mortgage can seem like one of the most daunting tasks that you can face in your life, but it doesn’t need to be.The busiest opening quarter since the crash and how first-time buyers still need helpLike the odds of Leicester City winning the Premier League title, mortgage rates in the UK continue to fall as the threat of an interest rate rise depletes.Paul and Kevin take a look at the latest market trends and consider what we may see for the rest of 2016...Merry Christmas from Pygott & CroneSellers Don't Delay!Pygott & Crone was awarded gold for Medium Midlands Estate Agency, and silver for Best Estate Agency Website at The Estate Agency of the Year Awards 2015 in association with The Sunday Times and The Times and sponsored by Zoopla Property Group.Pygott & Crone Splashers at Swimathon 2015Pygott & Crone looks forward to National Estate Agency ConferenceNew branch in SleafordEast Midlands Agent of the Year win for Pygott & CroneStrengthening the Agricultural Team at Pygott & Crone