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The Winkworth Blog

Top 10 most romantic homes for Valentine’s Day

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Nothing can be more romantic than the perfect love nest. We find the most romantic homes for sale through our offices in the UK and overseas. Whether you prefer to snuggle on the sofa or proclaim your love from the rooftops, we have something to suit. Here are ten properties that will swell your heart… Continue Reading ›

Capital ideas

Headlines tend to be dominated by house prices and luxury homes for sale. But estate agents such as Winkworth with property to rent in central London have some great stories to tell when it comes to tenants and lettings. The latest Lonres.com property survey revealed a stabilising central London rental market in 2014, with the… Continue Reading ›

Britain’s 20 happiest places to live

Cromwell’s castle and King Charles castle, Isles of Scilly.

Some are beautiful country villages, others are vibrant cities, but all of them are places where you can be sure of a happy welcome.   What makes one location better than another? It might be the weather, it might be the shops and amenities, or it might be something much harder to define. A good… Continue Reading ›

The must-see city for 2015

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Winkworth opened offices in Salisbury recently, combining a wonderful panelled Jacobean room with contemporary design and the best in modern marketing. As London focuses on the country once more, Melanie Scott-Power who heads our client services department in London, chats with Matthew Hallett, Director of Winkworth Salisbury. How long have you been in the profession?… Continue Reading ›

Is now a good time to buy French property? Mais oui!

The international property market has been relatively subdued in recent years. Concerns about the UK financial situation have meant that some vendors have found it difficult to sell their houses. Since the beginning of 2014, however, things have begun to change. There are several reasons for this:   – On the home front, the British… Continue Reading ›

How to DIY home-stage without spending a fortune

The rest of the kitchen - Clear the work surfaces. Open the windows well in advance to make sure there are no lingering smells of cigarettes or last night's fish supper. The biggest favour you can do for your house, is to give it a good airing.

Thinking of selling? Put your property centre stage with 10 home-staging tips.   Go beyond the smell of brewed coffee and freshly baked bread to sell your home. Here are some top DIY home-staging tips to give your property that extra layer of allure for prospective buyers. Whether you have a one-bedroom city pad or… Continue Reading ›

The pleasure of Reading

Winkworth is pleased to announce the opening of its latest office in Reading, Berkshire. The office is co-owned by Jon Hallett and Michael Foldvari, well-known names in the area with more than 40 years of estate agency experience between them. We got to know them a bit better over a cup of coffee at Picnic,… Continue Reading ›

Be the perfect landlord

Letting a property can be an excellent investment and income source if done properly. If you’re considering becoming a landlord or are already one, however, you will need to make sure you are up to date with any legal changes. In September 2014, the Department of Communities and Local Government published a new code of… Continue Reading ›