06 December 23
My Four Property Predictions For 2024
It's that time of year again. The time of year where clients, friends, family and colleagues ask what is going to happen with the local housing market next year. So with this in mind, i thought i would share my predictions arond the housing market for 2024:Read full article
06 November 23
If Moving Home Is Going To Be One Your New years Resolutions, Then You Cannot Afford Not To Read This Blog...
Are you considering moving home next year? For those of you that are, the logical conclusion to arrive at would be to get Christmas out of the way and then look to market your current home for sale early in the New Year. Then, once a sale has been agreed, look to find your new dream home.Read full article
04 October 23
Is Now The Right Time To Buy A Property?
If you have glanced at a newspaper or switched on the news over recent times, you will be forgiven for thinking that the housing market in the UK has taken a catastrophic downturn! Constant talk of recession, soaring energy prices, inflation and interest rates all point to the end of the world! With all this negativity, people are starting to ask whether now is actually a good time to buy a new property or are they better to wait until things settle down. We hope this blog will explore some of the facts about the current market and help you make the decision as to whether to make that move now.Read full article
07 September 23
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR SALE AND ATTRACT THE MOST BUYERS
When you take the decision to sell your home, it is important to get it looking as nice as possible to ensure any prospective buyers see nothing that might dissuade them from making that all important offer!Read full article
12 August 23
Looking To Sell Your Home For The First Time In Years?
Quite often, we meet sellers who have brought up their families in, what was their forever home and now the kids have moved out the plan is usually to sell up, downsize and release some equity so that they can enjoy retirement and not have the maintenance of a larger home to worry about.Read full article
01 July 23
BUYING A LEASEHOLD PROPERTY EXPLAINED
We are often asked by potential buyers what is involved when looking to buy a Leasehold property and what things they should consider. In this blog we hope to explain what it means to buy a leasehold property and what potential buyers need to know:Read full article
02 June 23
Advice For The First Time Seller
When it comes to property advice, their is a huge amount of advice out there for First Time Buyers, however the same cannot be said for those looking to sell ftheir home for the first time… Selling a home for the first time can be a daunting and sometimes stressful process and many first time sellers we meet genuinely don't really know where to start. Therefore, by using our decades of experience, successfully selling property, we thought we would share some advice to help making that sale happen more quickly and more smoothly:Read full article
17 May 23
What Is A Gifted Deposit And How Can It Help You Get On The Property Ladder?
The media are constantly reporting how difficult it has become for first time buyers to get themselves onto the property ladder. Saving for a deposit, plus all of the other costs involved when buying a property is cited as one of the biggest reasons a lot of first time buyers are struggling to buy.Read full article
26 April 23
REAL LIFE SUCCESS STORIES - Leicester Avenue, Rochford
We first met Sandra, the owner of a lovely bungalow in Leicester Avenue, Rochford just before last Christmas. She had been marketing her home with a very well known online estate agency for several months with very few viewings and no offers to purchase within this time. She was hoping to sell what was her family home , but the lack of interest was causing undue delays and stress for all the family. Furthermore, she had already paid the online estate agent up front so felt incredibly agrieved that after all this time there was so little interest.Read full article
17 March 23
It's Spring & Things Are Looking Up!
Despite the weathers best attempts to confuse us, we are now in Spring and in the estate agency world, Spring time usualy see's an upturn in activity as the sunshine (when it appears finally) brings out a greater number of buyers and sellers looking to move home before the summer.Read full article
21 January 23
What Are The Stages Of The Conveyancing Process When Buying A Property
Most people are aware that they will need a conveyancer (a lawyer who deals with conveyancing) to represent them in a property transaction. However, what does a conveyancer do and what is the legal process they carry out? A conveyancing transaction has various stages to it - all of which must be complete before you get those much-awaited keys.Read full article
19 December 22
Six Things To do To Get Your House Sale Ready For 2023:
Six Things To Do To Get Your House Sale Ready For 2023: Here are our top tips to prepare your home for sale to ensure it sells faster and for the highest price possible:Read full article
09 December 22
Five Things To Do With Your Family Locally This Christmas
Looking for some festive fun for you and your family over the next few weeks? Then we are here to help with our list of local Christmas events:Read full article
30 November 22
WHY THE SMART PROPERTY SELLERS MARKET THEIR HOME NOW!
Are you considering moving home next year? For those of you that are, the logical conclusion to arrive at would be to get Christmas out of the way and then look to market your current home for sale. Then, once a sale has been agreed, look to find your new dream home. However, for the smart movers, this course of action may not be the one that benefits you most. Let me explain…Read full article
19 November 22
Does It Seem Like Your Property Will never Sell?
Few people truly understand the frustrations you face trying to sell your home. Perhaps you’re in between jobs and need to start renting. Or maybe you want to buy your next home, but you feel paralyzed because you need to sell this home first. The clock is ticking … and with each tick, in a toughening market, you are losing some of that equity.Read full article
07 November 22
Are We Heading Into A Recession & If So, What Does That Mean To the Local housing Market?
With all the doom and gloom in the media recently and predictions of massive house price crashes ahead, I thought it might be worthwhile to give our opinion on the current state of the property market and our predictions of what we think will happen moving forward: It seems that you can’t pick up a newspaper or turn the TV on without seeing some “expert” tell us that we are heading towards a recession which will mean that the housing market will drop and everything is terrible. So, rather than all panic and accept these predictions without looking at some facts, let’s all think about things a little more logically.Read full article
01 November 22
Are You Getting Frustrated Watching Similar Homes To Yours Sell, Whilst Your Property Remains Unsold..?”
There can be little doubt with all that is happening in the UK currently, the property market is changing and with talks of a possible recession around the corner this doesn’t appear to be a short lived change.Read full article
24 June 22
How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect You?
It is widely predicted that the recent rise in interest rates will not be the last. Economists , politicians and experts are saying that in order to attempt to try and kerb inflation, interest rates will most probably need to rise again, with some predicting rates to hit around 2% by the end of 2022.Read full article
14 June 22
Selling A Probate Property - Your Questions answered.
The loss of a family member or partner is likely to be one of the most difficult times for anyone and this is often accompanied by having to deal with clearing and selling the home they lived in. The sale of a property in these circumstances is usually referred to as selling a probate property and in this blog, we will give some helpful hints and advice as to what is required when you sell a property in probate;Read full article
06 December 21
Real Life Success Stories - Victory Lane, Ashingdon
Peter's house was immaculate. He had lived there for the last ten years, over that time had meticulously maintained and improved the property to create a wonderful home.Read full article
24 November 21
You Could Be One Of The First Sales Of 2022 By Following This Simple Advice...
Did You Know...? Visits to property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On The Market TRIPLE over the festive period?!?Read full article
12 November 21
Inflation - What Property Buyers & Sellers Need To Know:
Anybody who keeps an eye on the news will no doubt have read or heard that inflation is fast becoming the next big problem that the Government are having to contend with.Read full article
04 November 21
REAL LIFE SUCCESS STORIES - SPENCER GARDENS, ROCHFORD
After a period of ill health, the owner of a lovely bungalow had taken the decision to move in with her daughter so she could be looked after in her retirement.Read full article
29 October 21
“The Three Simple Things You Can Do Right Now To Increase Your Online Viewings For Your Property…” …And It Won’t Cost You A Penny!
Do you know how your property is performing online? Has your estate agent spoken to you about this. If your home isn't getting the level of viewings you expect then ths undoubtedly is the first thing to give some attention toRead full article