September 19th 2019
Have you dreamed of creating your own Grand Design? How about this stunning barn ripe for conversion
If like so many of us you have been inspired by the television series Grand Designs over the past two decades and aspire to create your own 'Grand Design' then perhaps Thyme Barn ripe for conversion could be the opportunity to get stuck in and realise your dream of creating your own unique property or properties.
September 4th 2019
House prices forecast to increase 1.2% over the next three months
A new study from reallymoving.com has found that current market conditions are indicating a 1.2% increase in property prices over the next three months of summer, which bodes well for a strong season. To that end, the average price for a property in the UK now stands at £237,110.
August 6th 2019
Victorious Victorian cottage in the historic town of Great Dunmow
Radiating both elegance and beauty with its spectacular frontage, adorned with a veil of white Wisteria and enclosed with wrought iron railings, this two/three bedroom Victorian cottage is only a short walk into Great Dunmow town centre. If you love properties oozing with character this could be the property for you.
August 4th 2019
How to purchase a home if you're self-employed
With 4.8 million people across the UK who are registered as self-employed, it may come as a surprise that many who run their own business or work freelance still view their chances of obtaining a mortgage as overly difficult. However, if you’re thinking of buying this year and you are self-employed, then there are a few things that you can do to maximise your chances of being approved for a mortgage.
July 23rd 2019
Demand from buyers and sellers has increased
In what appears to be a reaction to the most recent Brexit delay, the housing market is experiencing a pronounced period of activity, according to figures provided by NAEA Propertymark.
July 16th 2019
Country charm within reach of London
Thatched cottages have become increasingly popular with buyers over the past few years, those house hunters looking to have a slice of charm and comfort. These type of cottages are also often adorned with other historical features such as exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, stripped floorboards and topped off with country gardens and that all essential ingredient a picket fence.
June 12th 2019
Why having a DIY approach to selling your home doesn’t always pay…
In a really buoyant housing market it makes it easier to sell your most valuable asset through an on-line agent as properties generally sell, even if the price valuation isn’t 100% accurate.
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 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.