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How to choose the right garden furniture…

When the sun shows its face, taking a seat outside is an immediate must-do, and with gardens becoming more of an extension of our indoor living space than ever before, choosing your chairs has become as fraught as choosing a new sofa for your sitting room. This is especially the case if you have a […]

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Is it worth spending money on a garden design?

We are often asked “is it worth spending money on a garden design?” The answer isn’t a simple yes or no, sadly, but we have learned that more often than not, if someone is asking the question, it’s because they have recognised their garden is in need of a little help. One of the most […]

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What is dopamine décor?

Dopamine décor looks set to be one of the biggest interior trends of 2022. Dopamine is a chemical produced in the brain strongly associated with feelings of pleasure. It’s also linked with attention, memory, motivation and enthusiasm. Dopamine décor, is, in short, the use of colour in the home to trigger feelings of happiness. It’s […]

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How to create a hallway that will help sell your home…

When people step into your home, what first impression do you think they get? Is it a warm, welcoming home, cared for and precious to its owners, or somewhere a tad scruffy, uncared for and just a bit in need of some TLC? When potential buyers step through your front door, you want them to […]

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Dine out…

How to make your garden sell your home We’re heading fast into the months when dining outside suddenly becomes important. As we don’t live on the Spanish costa, or have daily access to a small cobbled piazza in Umbria, we simply have to make the best of warm nights by setting the scene in our […]

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What is kerb appeal?

(Photo – Chorlton Green)  We hear the term a lot, particularly when putting a home on the market, but what does kerb appeal mean? In short, it’s the immediate attractiveness (or lack of attractiveness) of a property when seen on a drive past by a potential buyer. There’s a saying in business: you have seven […]

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Time to selling your home…

Have you been dreaming of making your next move? Perhaps you’re looking for a home with more space and a garden, or dreaming of a cottage by the sea? Getting an accurate valuation of your current home will help you to confirm how much you can afford when you’re planning your next move. The best […]

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Easter addresses…

Although 80 million Easter Eggs are sold annually, only a very few addresses included either ‘Chocolate’ or ‘Egg’. Source: Dataloft, Land Registry, Finder.com, Global Data

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Spring into action

Over the past five years (excluding 2020), the number of buyer enquiries per property for sale has been highest during March, April and May (Rightmove). Currently around 75% of properties are successfully finding a buyer, compared to a historical average of around 50%. Properties are selling, subject to contract, 20 days quicker than the five-year […]

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No let up in sales activity

The property market is busy, with the start of 2022 seeing no slowdown in sales activity. Nearly 107,000 sales were recorded in January. Except for 2021, this is the strongest start to a year since 2007 and up 10% on the January average (2012–2021). Demand continues to outpace supply, sustaining pressure on prices. Rightmove report […]