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Is now the right time to sell your house?

The season

Conventionally, spring is the best time to sell your house. Many people are away on holiday over the summer, winter doesn't showcase homes at their best and buyers often aren't as active during this time, and autumn corresponds with the beginning of the academic year. However, this isn't a concrete rule, and there are benefits to having your home on the market when it's relatively quiet.

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Home design trends are an interesting subject to keep abreast of as they are often changing throughout the year. Sometimes a particular idea will resonate with so many homeowners at the same time that it's a wonder that it hasn't been incorporated into our collective interior design idea book already.

Other trends tend to be of the moment, and something that needs a bit of thought put into it before you commit. It might be that the idea ...


Brexit, Brexit, Brexit.... it's still hanging over the property market and no one seems to know what's really going to happen. In the last couple of months we've spoken with a large number of landlords who are considering moving abroad due to the limbo of uncertainty. Even this week, the papers are talking about talks not starting until Christmas! So we thought we'd pen a quick blog filled with things to consider if you're thinking about ...

Current Slow UK House Price Growth Set To Increase

An analysis report this month acknowledged that house price growth in the UK housing market is rising very slowly, though the speed is set to pick up next year and beyond. The slowdown is particularly noticeable in the capital, and it is being forecast that prices might even fall there before they begin to rise again.

The analysis report comes from global estate agents Knight Frank, and it reveals that the UK housing market has actually ...

Extra Bathrooms Add Significant Value To Homes

A new study has revealed a variety of financial benefits gained from adding an extra bathroom to a property, depending on the type of property and the area it is located in. It is believed that on average, an extra bathroom can add as much as £12,000 to the value of a standard three-bedroom house.

The researchers did point out that the best two options for increasing property value were installing a new kitchen or adding an extra ...

UK House Prices To Rise By 6% Overall By 2021

The next four years will see the UK's house prices rise by over six percent, according to research recently published by Barclays Bank. By 2021, the research states, the average house price in the UK will hit £300,000.

London and the South are set to continue being the healthiest property spots, however the report projects that new employment opportunities - thanks to new business start-ups - will create several property hot spots ...

Housing Market Activity To Increase After General Election

The amount of house hunters who registered with estate agents during April dropped by 4% from the previous month, according to the monthly data analysis released by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

There were 397 registered buyers per NAEA member branch in March, with that figure dropping to 381 by the following month of April. The report also revealed that the supply of houses for sale also dropped off during last month, ...

UK Mortgage Accessibility Hits 3 Year High

There has been some excellent news for remortgaging home owners and first time buyers, as a new report declares that accessibility to mortgages has hit a three year high. While this is good news for anyone seeking a mortgage or remortgage, it is especially good news for first time buyers who have been suffering a bit in the UK housing market recently, despite there being overall positivity and growth.

The report from the Intermediary ...

Six Tips For Choosing The Right Letting Agent

Looking to rent out your property? A host of benefits await you, including a stable income from your property investment. Unless you're lucky enough to have an excess of time on your hands, and are already well versed in the property market that you're planning to let within, a letting agent is the sensible choice. They'll save you the stress of advertising your property in the right channels to reach the audience most likely to engage ...

Have you ever wondered to yourself - why is Rochester called Rochester?

In AD 43, the Roman's arrived, but at the time the land was not called Rochester. They built a settlement and named it Durobrivae, which is thought to mean 'fort by the bridge', or possibly 'swift stream', depending on the translation. Both clearly references to the River Medway (although interestingly there was actually no bridge there at the time, not until the Romans built one there some years later). If you look hard enough, you can ...

Seven things you probably didn't know about Rochester

Whilst every man and his dog is familiar with Charles Dickens' connections to Rochester, here are some lesser known facts you probably weren't previously aware of:

1. 007 drives along the A2 from Strood to Chatham in the 1959 James Bond novel Goldfinger. Ian Fleming even mentions the "inevitable traffic jams" on the Strood side.

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