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don t rush into a home purchase

I know it can be a daunting task for a young person preparing to buy a home for the first time, either on their own or with a partner. All of a sudden some pretty serious responsibilities are about to land on their shoulders. If you are on the verge of purchasing a...

400 000 first time buyers helped by help to buy

I was very pleased to read that more than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first homes thanks to the government’s Help to Buy scheme.  A government report confirmed some 458,000 completions have taken place under the scheme. Of those 402,000 were first time...

will the election affect property prices

With a general election looming there is bound to be a degree of uncertainty in the property market. This would appear to be reflected by the announcement by Rightmove that house prices have risen by just 1%, the lowest rise at this time of year since 2012.  ...

on top of the world with sarah

You may remember me telling you about Sarah and her mountain climbing exploits earlier in the year. Sarah mentioned at the time that she was planning an expedition to the Pyrenees in September. I am pleased to report that she was successful!  Sarah and her lifelong...

home improvement do s and don ts

If you are considering selling or letting a property later this year, you might be thinking about making some improvements to it. A recent Home Improvement Report carried out on behalf of Barclays highlighted some of the UK’s likes and dislikes in the field of home...

rightmove zoopla to get competition in 2015

A new online property portal has been set up by estate agents to disrupt the market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla. To date it has signed up 1,000 new estate agents in the past five months and also hired staff from its two large rivals as it prepares to launch early...

home buyer demand highest for 11 years

The number of house hunters has hit its highest level for eleven years. The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) found that there had been a rise of 5% from June to July this year, with an average of 462 applicants per branch member office. They announced that...

autumn statement triggers rush for buy to lets

The Chancellor George Osborne gave the housing industry plenty of good news yesterday in his Autumn Statement. At the same time, though, he triggered a stampede by landlords rushing to avoid the new 3% increase in Stamp Duty for buy-to-let properties and second homes....

21 years makeover and many happy returns

Local Estate Agent Farr & Farr recently celebrated their twenty-first birthday in their Hucclecote offices and celebrated with a complete makeover and a commitment to many happy returns.   Farr & Farr first opened the office in Hucclecote in November...

kirstie allsopp s top 5 property selling myths

How important is a south-facing garden? It is a long-held belief that it is a great advantage when selling a home but in a survey by insurance company Direct Line it was found to add, on average, just £800 to the value of a property. The Guardian recently asked...

how accurate are online valuation tools

I realise that most home owners are interested in knowing what their property is worth, whether they are intending selling or not. In the past the answer would be to ask your local estate agency to pop round and provide a valuation. There is a new trend, however, when...

pigs cheese and ghosts

Think you know Gloucester? I bet there is at least one thing here that you did not know: 1. Roman Retirement Home. Gloucester was founded as a market town by the Romans but by 97AD it was an established colonia. This was an area where retired soldiers could settle and...