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How to master getting your property valued.

I say when selling, because there’s a big difference between a valuation meeting when selling and a property valuation when not.  Parts of the processes are the same, but the real question you want to know is very different. Mortgage …

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Once in a year opportunity for sellers……..

Supply and demand impacts the price a property sells at hugely.  There are lots of things that can be done to enhance the desirability of a property from the marketing to presentation.  There is one time of year when you …

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Valuations and surveys…… how not to make a big mistake when buying!

Intro It’s super rare for someone to buy a house they shouldn’t have (based on condition). Funnily enough though, it’s incredibly common for someone to NOT buy a house they really should have and would have if they had interpreted …

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Market Report – October 2018 – Southbourne.

Market Report – October 2018 – Southbourne. It’s a buyers market…. Sort of. We’ve been through a period in Southbourne, for the first time in a long time, of prices going downwards.  Southbourne has been fortunate enough to have one …

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5 tips to make getting to completion less hellish!

Moving home is difficult.  Sometimes it’s horrific. Having met and dealt with thousands of people that are moving or have moved home, I get to see the good, the bad and ugly!   What I’d like to share with everyone …

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What’s in the price you list at?

Agents often use the price they tell you your home is worth as their key selling tool.  I genuinely heard the term “Get it on then get it down” as an estate agency tactic very recently.  This basically means to …

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Quick Quarterly Market Update

Southbourne Quarterly Property Report Trending – +1.4%. Average price paid £342,717. On the ground we’ve found the last three months to be very positive in terms of pricing.  What is coming to market is selling swiftly and for strong prices.  …

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Lettings – Bamboozled by all those acronyms?

Bamboozled by all those acronyms? …….. ARLA, AST, NAEA, SDLT, HMRC?!?! Landlords seem to be at the raw end of the new legislation train in recent years and with more and more things to think about before deciding if being …

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Rogue Landlords and Lettings Agents and Banning Orders……….

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/01/labour-housing-pledge-bad-landlords-renters An imminent election and yet more bad press for landlords…. Rogue landlord’s have been a hot topic in the world of property since the Housing & Planning Act 2016 received Royal Assent in May 2016.  One year on and …

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10 things to consider when renting out your property.

Safety First! Smoke alarms; by law these must be on every floor and tested regularly. (Please note HMOs may differ) Carbon Monoxide alarms; these are only law if there is a solid fuel source, best practise if there is only …

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