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Key things affecting homebuyers right now
Within the space of just a few days, confusion has gripped the property market, but changes to stamp duty could be positive for those looking to buy a new home. It is suggested that the mini-Budget was the catalyst for the pound to fall dramatically on the stock market resulting in mortgage lenders withdrawing mortgage […]
Garden offices top key home selling features in 2022
Every buyer has a wish list of what they want from their new home, and understanding buyers is important if you are looking to sell your home in the future. As the autumn nights draw in, your mind is no doubt focused on your interior rather than your exterior, but there is one feature that […]
What does the next few months have in store for homebuyers?
Did you know that we’ve just had the busiest July in the UK property market since 2015? According to a recent report by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the number of residential homes that changed hands was an estimated 110,970 last month, that’s a 32.9 % increase on last year when it was recorded to […]
Is your home not selling as quickly as you’d hoped?
Despite hopes your home would sell quickly, is it a few months down the line and your home is still languishing on the market? Let’s take a look at the common reasons a house is not selling – and how to fix them to get that all important sale. The most common reasons why your […]
Portsmouth’s dramatic decline in HMO properties let by students/sharers
Portsmouth has seen a dramatic decline in HMO properties being let by students/sharers and there are many different reasons for this. THE PANDEMIC – Students and professionals: since the pandemic they have been given the choice to work/study from home, this has meant that there has been no need for students to come to Portsmouth, or […]
Is your bathroom making a splash when selling your home?
There is nothing easy about selling your home, and buyers really wish to be inspired by what they see. By staging your home, you are creating the canvas buyers need to be able to see its potential as their home. Cluttered and tired spaces just won’t make the cut these days; buyers expect more, and […]
Why Aren’t We Focusing On Generation Rent?
With the cost-of-living crisis beginning to hit, the 20 and 30-somethings of urgently need the help and support of the Government to help them get on the property ladder. For the last few weeks, we have listened to the debates and hustings of Liz and Rishi. Between them, they have told us how they are […]
Portsmouth’s ‘Generation Stuck’ and Their £7.9bn Tied-up Equity
The predicament of the Portsmouth 20 to 30-year-olds who rent and their inability to get onto the housing ladder is often discussed in the press. There are 4.43m properties in the UK that are still in the private rented sector (compared to 2.13m in 2002). This group of people in their 20s and 30’s, who […]
Dishy tips to make your kitchen deliciously irresistible to buyers
If you were to ask most households where they congregate when they have guests, it is more than likely that the kitchen would be the room of choice. The heart of the home is one of the most important rooms when selling your home. Staging a kitchen is an art: you want to create a […]
What Does The Cost Of Living Crisis Mean For The Property Market?
Property prices have increased by nearly 20% over the last two years. House prices have risen on the back of several things, including changes in how people see their homes and how they live and work (i.e. working from home), a lack of properties on the market and government tax incentives (the stamp duty holiday […]
Expert tips to help sell your home this summer
School holidays are officially here, which means it is summer – although our weather doesn’t often play along. When you’re selling your home, you need to bring the essence of the season into the presentation of your property. Summer is a time of fun and happiness, a time of parties in the garden with friends […]
Is the heatwave of the property market starting to cool?
Things have been hot, hot, hot this year. After the UK seeing record temperatures, trying to keep cool has been a challenge. And then there has been the property market that has again seen the price of property coming to market this month hitting a sixth consecutive record, up 0.4% in the month according to […]