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The Winkworth Blog

Holiday home hotspots

As a nation we’re growing increasingly fond of ‘staycations’. With the appeal of a short trip to our stunning shorelines or a rural retreat to the countryside, buyers have never been in a better position to invest in a UK holiday home.

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Infographic: Get your finances in order

Due to tougher affordability and qualification checks for mortgage applicants, there are a number of things we would advise doing before applying for a mortgage...

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10 things to do before applying for a mortgage

Three years ago the Financial Conduct Authority introduced stricter lending criteria to encourage banks and building societies to lend more cautiously and avoid another potential financial crisis...

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10 leafy London suburbs that won't break the bank

As you battle the tube, train or road to get to work on a grey day it's easy to forget that London is one of the world's greenest cities with 47% of its surface area taken up by 30,000 allotments, 3,000 parks and three million gardens.

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Love your home: 4 house love stories

Unusual architecture, a nice pub around the corner, eye-catching decor or just imagining your future life in a house can make the most strong-willed go weak at the knees...

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Love Nests: Perfect homes for couples

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we round up perfect homes for couples...

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Infographic: London's leafiest affordable suburbs

Here's ten suburbs with green reputations but where house prices are under the London average of £603,017...

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Housing White Paper: what does it mean for you

The government today presented a housing White Paper to parliament which sets out to fix what Prime Minister Theresa May calls the UK's 'broken' housing market.

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How to be as prepared as possible during the home selling process

Ex-residential property conveyancer and founder of the Bold Legal Group, Rob Hailstone, shares his advice and tips...

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8 of our most unusual properties in 2016

Looking for something a bit different to a three-bedroom semi? Our offices get plenty of unusual and interesting properties on their books...

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Infographic: London's leafiest affordable suburbs

Here's ten suburbs with green reputations but where house prices are under the London average of £603,017...

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Top 10 Christmas decoration ideas

How do you decorate your home for Christmas? Here are 10 ideas if your property is on the market, or you are simply looking for some extra festive inspiration for the perfect Christmas at home.

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