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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...
Green Homes Grant Extension

Green Homes Grant Extension

This summer the Green Homes Grant scheme was announced by the Chancellor that homeowners would be given the opportunity to claim vouchers up to the value of £5,000 to use for energy-saving improvements to their homes, with £10,000 being available to...
Branching out – We’ve got Gloucester Covered

Branching out – We’ve got Gloucester Covered

Farr & Farr estate agents in Gloucester have a team of exceptionally experienced staff spread across 4 branches covering a large section of the Gloucester area.   We do not only have an office in Gloucester city centre, but 3 further offices in Hucclecote,...
7 easy ways to increase the value of your home

7 easy ways to increase the value of your home

We thought we would share with you our top seven tips on how you can add value to your home! Convert your basement If you have a basement that is sat full of cardboard boxes that are gathering dust, why not consider converting it? Whether you’re thinking of a utility...
Stamp Duty Holiday 2020

Stamp Duty Holiday 2020

On the 8th July 2020, it was announced by the U.K government that the purchase of a residential property between the following dates: 8th July 2020 to 31st March 2021, was subjective to pay a reduced rate of stamp duty if the property was above £500,000. These rates...
How to Prepare your House for a Viewing

How to Prepare your House for a Viewing

When looking to sell your house, one of the last things that may cross your mind is how to prepare your home for a viewing. You may be wondering, what can I do to give its best chance and to sell to potential buyers? Here at Farr and Farr, we are here to help. We have...