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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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Mr Green Launches Lettings & Property Management!

We’re a proud business when it comes to selling property.  We aim to give customers the most effective service available and based on our feedback and results, we’ve certainly been doing something very right. The decision to launch a full-scale …

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Southbourne Market Update – March 2017.

Southbourne is a fantastic place to live.  All us local resident know that…. Over the last two years or so it seems everyone else has noticed this too.  There are more higher income families coming to the area than ever …

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The benefits of launching your property on Xmas Eve…….

Sounds a bit crazy right?  Who puts their house up for sale on Xmas Eve?  Well we do for many of our clients and have done so for the last few years with great success.  There is method behind this …

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A little map of things I love in Southbourne… what would you add to it?

I’ve drew this map (very quickly) for someone looking at coming to the area but that doesn’t know it very well.  The green line is my favourite walk, Roots is my favourite restaurant… what would you add to it? What …

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A story of a seller I see all too often.

When selling a property it’s really difficult to know what to do and whose judgement to trust.  Ultimately there’s one person that it ends up costing and that’s yourself, the customer. So let’s look at an all too familiar timeline …

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