Why Experience is Vital in Property Surveying
Jun10

Why Experience is Vital in Property Surveying

Protect yourself and your investment by hiring an experienced surveyor An experienced property surveyor should be able to identify any structural problems, potentially saving you from nasty surprises and long-term costs. Buying a house can be a stressful experience – from finding the right property, to securing a mortgage and hiring a solicitor. With so much to think about, it can be tempting to skip the property survey and just...

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Three Storage Ideas to Prepare Your Home for Sale
Dec01

Three Storage Ideas to Prepare Your Home for Sale

For many homeowners, preparing to put the house on the market involves a lot of hard thinking about how to present their home in the best way. Decluttering is a major factor, and can do as much to create a desirable environment as redecorating. Proving you don’t need to spend a fortune on remodelling, here are four storage ideas that could revolutionise your space: Get an Early Start on Packing You don’t have to get rid of prized...

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What’s the magic that sells your home?
Dec20

What’s the magic that sells your home?

What makes a home more desirable to buyers? What is that magic ingredient, that special something that helps convert a window-shopper into a genuine buyer ready to make an offer on your house? Actually, it’s a combination of things, practical things that home buyers are looking for … and if you have ‘them’, or even some of ‘them’, it shouldn’t take long for your home to be snapped up. In this article, we’re going to take a look at a...

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Five decisions you need to make before buying a home
Dec16

Five decisions you need to make before buying a home

Buying a property? Whether it’s your first home, you’re up- or down-sizing, or just buying a property to let it out, there’s a lot to think about. Here are five decisions that you will need to make before you buy a home – provided property expert and freelance writer Mike James. These five decisions were decided upon with George Ide solicitors, as part of a project of advice-based articles for homebuyers. Where is the most...

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How Much Do You Know About The Property You’re Moving To?
Jun15

How Much Do You Know About The Property You’re Moving To?

You have found the perfect property, the viewing has gone brilliantly, and now you are all set to go ahead with the next steps and prepare moving into your dream home. But how much do you really know about the property? It is not uncommon for buyers to move into a home without knowing some details about it, information which may have caused them to rethink the property had they known beforehand. Most people are able to avoid the...

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Crumbling Plaster Puts Off Homebuyers – Fix Before You Sell
May12

Crumbling Plaster Puts Off Homebuyers – Fix Before You Sell

Buying a house is serious business, and with hundreds of thousands of pounds at stake, buyers can be easily put off a property if something is not quite right.  A recent survey from GoCompare highlighted the top 20 things that are most likely to deter home-buyers, with the list including dirty or cluttered rooms, damp patches and an outdated kitchen. Somewhat unsurprisingly, homes that are in poor state of repair featured very highly...

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