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The Changing Housing Market Posted: 18th May 2022

Since the property market reopened following the Covid19 pandemic, we have all placed much more importance on our home environment. The pandemic had a lasting affect on our priorities and as a result there was an increased demand for larger homes to accommodate home or hybrid working. There was also an increase in demand for […]read more>>

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Posted: 11th May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which highlights ‘loneliness’. One in four of us feel lonely at some point – or perhaps all the time. There are many reasons people feel lonely and there’s isn’t just one solution. The longer we feel lonely, the more likely we are to have mental health problems – […]read more>>

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Choosing a New Front Door Posted: 4th May 2022

Whether you’re selling your home or staying put for the time being, your front door is the first thing you and your visitors see. That’s why it’s important to make sure it is both functional and attractive. Replacing a warped or weather worn front door with a beautiful new one that matches the era of […]read more>>

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Homes are Selling Faster Than Ever Posted: 26th April 2022

For the third month running, the value of property coming to the market has hit a record high. Month-on-month property prices have gone up by an average of 1.6% (+£5,537), and over the last three months by an incredible £19,082. This jump of over £19,000 is the largest rise in any three-month period since Rightmove’s […]read more>>

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The Housing Market This Spring Posted: 21st April 2022

It has been predicted that the UK house price growth we have seen since June 2020 will start to slow down this year. Recent forecasts predict annual growth of 5% this year with just a 1% growth in 2023. This is due to the increase in mortgage rates, the rise in our cost of living […]read more>>

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Best Performing Property Type Revealed Posted: 6th April 2022

According to the latest Nationwide UK House Price Index, detached property prices have performed best through the pandemic. Detached homes have increased by nearly £68,000 since the pandemic started in March 2020, meanwhile the average flat price is up by £24,000. The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows UK house price growth soared to its […]read more>>

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Get Fully Furnished! Posted: 30th March 2022

Property Staging We recently used the services of Get Fully Furnished to furnish a flat we are selling in Shawlands. Claire and Ronnie run the company offering furniture packages to vendors, property professionals and landlords. Whether you’re looking to rent, sell or develop a property, Get Fully Furnished can provide anything from single items of […]read more>>

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Did You Extend Your Home During Lockdown? Posted: 21st March 2022

During the pandemic, we saw a ‘working from home’ boom with most office wokers, students and school children working over zoom and online. Remote working became the norm and to facilitiate this, homeowners did one of two things. A large proportion of people sold their property in exchange for a home with more inside and […]read more>>

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House Prices Rise at Fastest Rate Since 2007 Posted: 9th March 2022

According to the latest figures from the Halifax House Price Index, house prices went up by 10.8% on an annual basis in February 2022. This is the fastest rate of growth for 15 years when house prices went up by 11.9% on an annual basis in 2007. This now means that the average gain since […]read more>>

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House Prices Jump in February Posted: 21st February 2022

According to property portal Rightmove, it has reported a new record average asking price in February marking a 2.3% rise. As demand continues to rise across the UK, asking prices have risen by an incredible £7,785 making it the biggest monthly jump in asking prices in more than 20 years, taking the average price to […]read more>>