Why You Should Be Using an Estate Agent

Why You Should Be Using an Estate Agent

At Farr and Farr we understand that choosing the right estate agent can be daunting at the best of times. We wanted to give you a run through of why you should be choosing an estate agent that’s right for you; whether it’s buying or selling a property, you need to...
Owning vs Renting: Which Is For You?

Owning vs Renting: Which Is For You?

Research has suggested that 86% of people in Britain want to own their own home, but many still choose to rent nonetheless. If you are considering whether to own or rent, it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons of both to give a really good sense of which is more...
Average House Prices – How Things Have Changed

Average House Prices – How Things Have Changed

With average house prices exceeding £260,000 for the first time in history, we thought it would be worth taking a look at how and why average house prices have changed over the years. Pricing in the housing market has seen a 12.6% annual surge in growth, with high...
How to calculate Stamp Duty

How to calculate Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty Land Tax (or SDLT), commonly referred to as Stamp Duty is charged by the Government as a Land Tax when a property or land is sold to a buyer. To calculate stamp duty properly, you need to have an idea of what criteria the Government use to apply the correct...
Don’t Devalue your House Purchase Price

Don’t Devalue your House Purchase Price

Property prices have increased by about 10% over the last year, mainly due to the stamp duty holiday and the so-called, ‘race for space’ as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions.  In actual fact, a record number of people have achieved their asking price because...
Buying and Selling Over Christmas

Buying and Selling Over Christmas

You’d think that people would have more than enough to do during the festive period, but you’d be forgiven for thinking exactly that when it comes to buying and selling property at this time of year. In fact, the property market is still incredibly active.  Did...
Renting or Buying – the pros and cons

Renting or Buying – the pros and cons

Here we compare and contrast renting or buying – the pros and cons. The property market has increased by a tremendous 12% this year and home owners are seeing significant increases in the value of their houses.  It’s been researched that around 86% of UK...
How to choose a good Letting Agent

How to choose a good Letting Agent

Here are Farr and Farr, we’ve been managing rental properties since 1982 and we are Gloucester’s leading Letting Agency. With the rental market being more accessible than ever to new Landlords, here are our 5 top tips for choosing the best Letting Agency...
Is Gloucester a Nice Area to Move to?

Is Gloucester a Nice Area to Move to?

If you have got your sights set on moving away and Gloucester has cropped up as a possible new home for you and/or your family – we want to help you get a better idea of Gloucester! As Gloucester’s Longest Established Independent Estate Agency, we can confirm that we...
How do I get my Property Ready for Renting?

How do I get my Property Ready for Renting?

Whether you are looking at renting out your old home or a new property you have purchased, there are many essential steps you will need to follow. These will all help towards getting your property ready for the rental market. Getting your property ready for renting...
The Couples Guide to Buying Your First Home

The Couples Guide to Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home as a couple can be an incredibly exciting time for you both! Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you can share a space you love together. At Farr&Farr, we have seen our fair share of couples eagerly starting their journey to get on the...
6 Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

6 Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, one thing that can help is getting it visually ready for viewing. We have some home staging tips to help you sell your home faster. For many homeowners, putting your house on the market can be a bit daunting. You have no idea how it...
95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme: Budget 2021

95% Mortgage Guarantee Scheme: Budget 2021

In the 2021 Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced details of the 95% mortgage scheme. The aim of the scheme is to encourage lenders to offer more 95% mortgages. This will help buyers with 5% deposits get accepted, with the Government backing part of the loan. This...
Stamp Duty Holiday: What is it and what happens next?

Stamp Duty Holiday: What is it and what happens next?

In July 2020 a Stamp Duty holiday was announced, cutting the rate of stamp duty to 0% for properties under £500,000. However, this ‘holiday’ is currently set to end 31st March 2021.To be able to qualify for the Stamp Duty savings, the property must be sold before...
Help to Buy Equity Loan: What You Need to Know

Help to Buy Equity Loan: What You Need to Know

Have you heard about the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme?If you have, there’s some important information about upcoming changes that you need to be aware of. If you haven’t heard of it before and you’re thinking of becoming a first-time buyer, you could benefit from...