May 23rd 2019
Some tips on how to add value to your home...
First of all, you need to think about your potential buyers and what improvements will be most beneficial to that market, if you are aiming at the professional market then a huge kitchen wouldn’t be as appealing as a space for a home office.
May 20th 2019
There’s more to landlord safety checks than smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - here is our checklist...
Over the past few years, safety laws involving rental properties have increased, there are now approximately 145 laws and 400 regulations* and anyone flouting these new laws will not only be putting their tenant's safety at risk but could also receive a large fine.
May 15th 2019
Annexe, Acre and Garage - the most popular search terms for house buyers
Over the past year annexes have become more and more popular, and as a consequence search terms such as ‘annexe,’ ‘acre’ and ‘garage' have increased over the past year. This is because according to the property portal Rightmove only 2% of properties for sale on their site come with an annexe.*
May 10th 2019
First-time buyer - what makes the perfect property?
What makes the perfect first time property? #property#realestate - check out these lovely properties
May 8th 2019
Moving home - so what happens to my existing mortgage?
If you already have a property and are planning a move you will need to consider what happens to your existing mortgage. Normally, if your investment has increased in value you will have more money to put down as a deposit on your new property, which will give you more mortgage choice if you are thinking about changing to a new lender as long as you have a good credit history.
May 1st 2019
Three of the top market towns in Essex
If you are thinking about a move out of the London then how about considering one of these three market towns; Braintree, Coggeshall or Epping.
April 20th 2019
Brexit or no Brexit - families are still moving
According to the latest data by Rightmove, the family sector are not being put off by all of the ‘Brexit’ news. In fact, properties that have three bedrooms are outperforming other sectors, excluding four bedroom detached properties.
April 18th 2019
So your house is now on the market - how do you maximise your property visits?
So you’ve done all the hard work getting your property ready for selling and now you can sit back and wait for people to view….
April 15th 2019
How to plan your Spring garden….
Spring is truly in the air and it’s at this time of year that most of us will be thinking about doing some gardening. If you have just moved and are thinking about a bit of a redesign, here are some pointers to guide you in the right direction.
April 11th 2019
Broker or Lender for your BTL mortgage
Since MMR the mortgage market review it had been harder to get a mortgage than it used to be. Going to a broker rather than direct to a lender has again become more popular.
April 10th 2019
Make your home appear larger with these handy tips…
If you have found that you are short of space in your property then fear not as H & P have come up with a whole range of ideas in which to maximise your small space, saying that compact living doesn’t have to mean compromising on style.
April 9th 2019
Buyers pay a premium to live in market towns
The relentless wave of people moving out of London and into the Home Counties, such as Hertfordshire has been pushing up house prices in popular market towns such as Bishop’s Stortford.