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What a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home in Bristol

What a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home in Bristol Oh the days when we could wander around a shop with carefree abandonment. Yet here we are in the Covid era, having to adapt and change from the norm.  The property market is very much open but, as you’ll know, things have changed. […]

Top tips for buying a period property in Bristol

This year has made many of us re-evaluate our situation and what we want in a home, and for some buyers in Bristol this means large oak beams, stone fireplaces, unexpected nooks and a fascinating history.  It’s easy to get swept away by the romance of owning a period property and it’s a dream of […]

The PRICE is the key to selling your home fast in Bristol

When selling your home there are many things you can do to attract potential buyers and also add value, from decluttering, to mowing your lawn, freshening up paint work and adding a few plants here and there.  Home staging gives any property an edge, and can ensure buyers are eager to view based on what […]

Portsmouth 2nd & 3rd Time Buyers Finding it Tougher (and Slower) to Move up the Portsmouth Property Ladder

Post lockdown, the need for Portsmouth families who want bigger homes has meant Portsmouth homebuyers must now pay considerably more to trade up to that larger home… One thing that has come out of lockdown has been the inexorable movement of Portsmouth households wanting to upsize to a larger home. Often considered to be first […]

How to avoid buying a house full of horrors in Bristol

Some ghostly things can happen when you’re looking to buy a home in Bristol, and we’re not talking about Hocus Pocus. If they are found, they can turn your dream home into a nightmare.  Choosing whether to have a home survey is not like deciding whether to choose a trick or a treat, a survey […]

Why Are Some Banks Reining In Over-Enthusiastic Portsmouth Homebuyers and Buy to Let Investors?

The Portsmouth property market is an enigma and chock-full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the Portsmouth homeowners selling their homes and those Portsmouth people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, the Portsmouth property market […]

Are you on track to sell your home in Bristol before the stamp duty deadline?

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the temporary stamp duty exemption back in July, there was excitement in the air in Bristol. Those who had been thinking of moving in a few years started to have discussions on whether they should do it sooner. Families who had felt like the walls were getting smaller around them […]

A dog’s guide to finding a new home in Bristol

We have always been man’s best friend, but it seems this year more and more humans have been wanting to give us a home.  They’ve been spending more time in their homes, and so have felt they have the time to help us settle into their family.  For us, moving home is a huge experience, […]

The Portsmouth Property Market Post-Lockdown – the First 100 Days

Portsmouth sellers and buyers will need to continue to be pragmatic if the surprisingly strong current levels of activity in the Portsmouth property market are to be sustained. To start, we had the once in a lifetime event of the credit crunch in 2008, we then had another once in a lifetime event with the […]

The ‘Trapped Landlords’ of Portsmouth

Going into lockdown in March, the Government proclaimed a ban on tenant evictions, pledging that no tenant in a private rented home, who had lost their wages due to Covid-19 would be kicked out of their private rented home until the late summer. Fast forward to August and the press were being briefed as late […]

Big mistakes buyers are making when looking for a property

When everything around us seems uncertain, one thing we do know for sure is that the property market is vibrant at the moment.  The rise in the stamp duty threshold has seen an increase in the number of properties coming onto the market and, in turn, buyers are eager to find that dream house that […]

Long Live the Planning Permission Rule Changes

The 1st July 1948 heralded a new dawn in how property was built, as the Town & Country Planning Act 1947 came into force, meaning no property could be built without the say so of the local authority. Now, Boris Johnson has announced a substantial change to that, by in effect, ending planning permission.   […]

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