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Fresh bread smell helps get your home ready for viewings

How to make your home viewing ready

When you’re preparing your home for viewings remember that you are trying to entice someone to buy it. They need to be able to imagine themselves living there and not just see how you live. Think...

Is your next home written in the Stars?

Molly Hocking won ITV’s the Voice recently. A rendition of Simply Red’s “Stars”, alongside her mentor Olly Murs, helped her seal the deal. In the following days (try not to judge me too harshly)...

The 5 P’s of Property Marketing

Typically, you will invite about 3 agents to value the house. They will all tell you they are the best agent for you. They will all explain why they are different from their competitors. They...

Stamp Duty

Why Stamp Duty should be Abolished

The UK property market is broken. Government after government does its best to fix it, but nobody seems to have the answer. One of the main reasons is Stamp Duty Land Tax. We take a look at the...

Grow your Money through Property Investment

The Basics of Property Investment

Investing in property can be complicated. However, if you stick to the basics you shouldn't go too far wrong. Once you have your strategy in place it will be easier to find the right property....

Estate Agent Jargon

Our guide through the property maze

Do you know your Service Charges from your Ground Rents? Your Gazumping from your Gazundering? Your Freehold from your Leasehold? The world of property is complicated and full of jargon which...

What is a property search agent?

When you look to buy or rent a property you will invariably spend plenty of time and money in the process. But, which is more important to you? In the modern era, we are finding that our time is...

5 ways to help sell your house

Has your house been on the market for what seems like an age? Are you having lots of viewings and not getting any offers, are you not even getting any viewings at all? Or do you just want to be...

Has the housing bubble burst?

The Halifax released their latest house price index this week so we take a look at the housing market and ask whether the bubble has burst. We also take a look around the country and see what you...

Tenant deposits explained

Whenever tenants move from one property to another they are asked to pay another deposit. The landlord who is allowing them to stay in their property has a considerable investment which is being...

What makes the best investment property?

The world of property investment is a complicated one. There are so many different types of property available and so many places in which you can invest. Not every investor is the same, so there...

5 Reasons why to move to Oxford

If you are considering buying or renting in Oxford, here are 5 reasons why making the move will be the right decision for you. Whether relocating from London, overseas or the countryside Oxford...

How to choose your letting agent

Your investment property or portfolio is often you most important asset after your own home, so choosing the letting agent you ask to look after it for you can be one of the most important...

How to make the most of viewings

When you view a property you don't have an unlimited amount of time, so you need to make sure that you use your time wisely. It may be that you can walk into a property and know straight away if...

Why can’t I have it all?

I am often asked by people, “why can’t I have it all?” It seems like a simple question, but the answer is normally one which they don’t want to hear; sometimes it just isn’t possible to get everything....

How to negotiate the best rent possible

The Brits, on the whole, are notoriously adverse to negotiating or bartering. Even the suggestion of trying to get a better price to some people brings them to the verge of a cold sweat. However,...

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