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  • 4th Dec 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • Doing Christmas on a budget: how to make the festive season affordable

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least it is according to Andy Williams’ 1963 Christmas hit. While for many Christmas is a joyful time spent with friends and family, giving and receiving gifts, it’s also a source of great stress for individuals that find themselves spending money they can’t afford. Unsurprisingly, most polls show families with children under the age of 18 will spend the most: … Read more.

  • 7th Nov 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • TIPS FOR ENCOURAGING AND HELPING WILDLIFE IN YOUR GARDEN THIS WINTER

    The clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in. It’s the time of year for staying in and getting cosy. But don’t forget the animals outside that may need a helping hand through the colder months.

    As the temperature drops and food grows scarce, winter is a tough time for our wildlife. While some stock up over autumn and hibernate through the coldest months, others must fend for … Read more.

  • 3rd Oct 2019
  • Posted in: New Homes
  • GET YOUR HOME READY FOR PART EXCHANGE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

    Are you hoping to purchase your dream home using the funds from selling your existing property? Part Exchange schemes are a great option for house buyers wanting to avoid the stress of putting their home on the market. Instead, we offer to buy your existing property from you for a fair and realistic price, and you get to move into a brand new home without having to pay expensive estate … Read more.

  • 9th Sep 2019
  • Posted in: Uncategorised
  • BACK TO SCHOOL: GETTING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY PREPARED FOR THE NEW TERM

    Maybe you’ve been counting down the days or you’ve blinked and you can’t believe it’s over already. After weeks off on their summer break, our children are now heading back to school to start the autumn term. It’s the beginning of a new academic year, bringing with it a sense of anticipation, excitement and nerves. Amongst the name labels, new shoes, oversized uniforms and carefully chosen stationary, there is a … Read more.

  • 14th Aug 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • RELAX THIS AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AND JOIN OUR DIY AMNESTY

    The August bank holiday is fast approaching. How do you plan to spend yours? Hopefully you’ll be outside in the garden having a BBQ with friends and family. Maybe you’re heading off on a mini break. Or perhaps you’re not intending to relax at all and you’ve got plenty of jobs around the house to be getting on with. If you’re planning on tackling some DIY projects, you’re not alone.… Read more.

  • 8th Jul 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • ENJOY YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER AND PLAN A LUXURY STAYCATION

    If you’re in the process of saving up for a new home, maybe you’ve just recently moved or your budget is tight, chances are you’re not going to want to splurge on a holiday abroad this summer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still take a well-earned break, relax and enjoy the sunshine.

    In June, the UK experienced its hottest day of the year so far with temperatures soaring to … Read more.

  • 14th Jun 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • FORCES HELP TO BUY SCHEME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Lance Bombardier Joel Daye and his wife Simona are the proud owners of a three-bedroom detached house thanks to the money they’ve been able to borrow through the Forces Help to Buy scheme. Daye joined the Army in 2008 and qualified for a £10,000 interest-free loan, allowing them to buy the family home they’ve always wanted and giving them a permanent base to raise their young children.

    “We wanted to … Read more.

  • 30th May 2019
  • Posted in: Uncategorised
  • HOW TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR SUMMER

    With summer just around the corner, now is the ideal time to get your home ready for the warmer months. With longer days and brighter nights, you may find yourself hosting a string of gatherings, from garden parties to barbeques, which may require a summer house spruce up!

    Likewise, a few changes from bright cushions to flowers go a long way to make your home feel more summery. We’ve prepared … Read more.

  • 21st May 2019
  • Posted in: Tips for Homebuyers
  • HAVE YOU SEEN AN INCREASE IN YOUR ENERGY BILLS? HERE’S WHY…

    Summer is fast approaching yet for many, energy bills aren’t reflecting the rising temperatures – but don’t worry, we’ve got a solution!

    As June fast approaches, we’re seeing rising temperatures and funnily enough, rising energy bills. So, at a time when we should be receiving smaller energy bills through our letterboxes as we’re less frequently firing up the heating and having a daily soak in a hot bath, why is … Read more.

  • 13th May 2019
  • Posted in: New Homes
  • New Homes Week 2019: five reasons to buy a new build home

    Nine out of 10 people who bought a new home last year said they would buy new again. This is just one of the overwhelmingly positive findings from the 2019 customer satisfaction survey carried out by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), released in the run up to New Homes Week, which takes place from 13th to 17th May.

    Every year, HBF, the representative body for private sector home … Read more.