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There are many different aspects to marketing your home when you’re selling to ensure you get the right buyer. Here, professional photographer Chris Warren speaks about the importance of photography to capture people’s interest.   I hope we are all agreed that when marketing a house photography is important. It always has been but in… Continue Reading ›

Capture your property’s best side

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Addresses The Liberal Democrat Party Conference

At the Liberal Democrat party conference this weekend, leader Nick Clegg announced they would be abandoning their previous proposal of a mansion tax for properties over £2million and would instead focus on introducing more council tax bands. The new policy would look to expand the bands beyond Band H, currently the highest council tax band,… Continue Reading ›

Liberal Democrats plan to expand council tax bands

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Is Aldi the new Waitrose? Recent research has highlighted the ‘Waitrose effect’ on house prices, with a 50% premium for a home within walking distance of the retailer. Until now, discount supermarkets such as Aldi have been located in less affluent locations. However, a combination of the credit crunch and changing social attitudes in ‘Austerity… Continue Reading ›

The supermarket (house) price war

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We’re pleased to announce that today we opened our first office in Spain in the town of Guadalmina. Close to the popular resort of Marbella, this town on the Spanish southern coast is a fantastic location for those looking for a second home abroad, or those wanting to start a new life abroad. The new… Continue Reading ›

Winkworth open in Spain!

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The Labour Party Hold Their Annual Party Conference

At the Labour Party Conference today, Ed Miliband announced plans to use a mansion tax to increase funds for the NHS, in what he hopes to be an attractive idea for voters at next year’s general election. The proposed tax on homes will apply to those over £2million and will be an annual charge that… Continue Reading ›

Labour propose Mansion Tax

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just opened a new office in Reading – a town with fantastic commuter links to London. The office is co-owned by Jon Hallett, a name well-known in the Reading property market as he previously owned his own agency in the town, and also Michael Foldvari, who has over 13… Continue Reading ›

Winkworth opens a new office in Reading

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From shooting to geocaching, Lucy Higginson, the former editor of Horse & Hound magazine, revels in the many ways to enjoy the season outdoors in the latest edition of the Winkworth Country Life special.   Summer? It’s overrated. Honestly.The ground is too firm for cantering, the dogs are beside themselves searching for shade after every walk, you’re barely allowed… Continue Reading ›

Winter in the country

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The property market has rarely been out of the news over the past few months with stories about the booming market, particularly in London. So it’s little surprise that the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown the average cost of a UK home increased by 1.6% in the month of July… Continue Reading ›

Average home in Britain now £272,000

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