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.
June 10th 2019
Relaxed property laws make it easier for homeowners to extend
If you are looking to add some extra space to your home then you will be pleased to know that the Government has recently relaxed planning laws to make it easier to add a single-storey extension to your home.
June 9th 2019
Tips on how to add value to your home….
We all like to add a bit of value to our homes so which are the best ways in which you can add a bit of equity to your property?
June 2nd 2019
National Volunteering week - VOL FEST 6 June in Chelmsford
This weeks is National Volunteer week and for many it’s a time when people feel as though they can give something back to their community
May 27th 2019
National Children’s Garden week - events and fun ways to introduce your children to gardening this May half-term
If you would like your children to enjoy the benefits of being outside this May half-term, then the National Children’s Garden Week is a fun way to introduce them to gardening. This year it runs from the 25th May until the 2nd of June, so if you haven’t already got your children involved there’s still time.
May 26th 2019
Property viewing tips - make sure you follow these basic steps when viewing a potential property...
If you are looking for a new home then you need to make sure that you take time to do several property viewings before making a decision, even if you fall in love with the first one you see, there could always be one just around the corner which might suit your needs even better.
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.