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The Winkworth Blog

How to go about building an extension

Old rectories: the loveliest house in a village

Mortgages: what you need to know right now

How to go about building an extension

Building an extension can be a sure fire way to add space and value to your property. From planning permission to costs, here’s what you need to know.

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April 18, 2019

Old rectories: the loveliest house in a village

When would-be buyers of country houses dream about their perfect property, what’s often conjured is a handsome, square-built Georgian-era old rectory in a pretty village with its own land and far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside.

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April 10, 2019

Mortgages: what you need to know right now

We catch up with Trinity Financial's Communications Director Aaron Strutt, for an update on how the mortgage market is faring, what trends are appearing, and what rates are currently available for buyers.

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April 04, 2019

Everything you need to know about downsizing your home, plus the popular areas for doing so

Downsizing brings with it a number of benefits, but as with any property purchase, there are a few things to consider. Here’s what you need to think about, plus the areas that are popular with downsizers.

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April 03, 2019

Winkworth's top 5: Cinema rooms in homes we currently have for sale

These properties benefit from wonderful, luxurious cinema rooms. Enjoy the best seats in the house, watch a film and live like a star in these stunning properties.

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March 20, 2019

The school premium: buying within a catchment area

The statistics vary slightly from year to year but approximately a quarter of parents with school-age children have bought or rented a house because it lies within the catchment area of a specific school. A further 30% of parents are considering moving for this reason within the next two years. Both in London and in the country house market, this can add a...

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March 07, 2019

The best commuter towns around London

From picturesque Beaconsfield to historically-rich Canterbury, we round up the best commuter towns around London.

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March 05, 2019

Winkworth Guide: The true cost of moving house

We can all agree that buying a house is a huge financial commitment, so it’s important to have an understanding of the costs involved in order to make the process as smooth as possible. Although your mortgage is by far the biggest financial outlay you make, it is by no means the only one.

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March 01, 2019

What do estate agents look for when valuing a property?

Estate agents value so many properties in the course of their lives that they can almost do it on auto-pilot. But they are taking into account a whole range of factors which, taken together, hold the key to the market value of a property. Here are some of the main ones.

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February 22, 2019

Where to buy a second home on the coast

From historic Poole to the sought-after Sandbanks Peninsula, we round up the most desirable spots to buy a second home on the coast.

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February 18, 2019

Best market towns for commuters

Market towns have often been described as the happiest places to live in the UK offering a quality of life that balances attractive architecture with plenty of amenities, shops and restaurants as well as easily-accessible countryside.

Couple all that with a mainline train station with regular services to London within an hour (or thereabouts) and you have the ideal location for those who are looking...

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February 15, 2019

Solicitors’ fees for selling a house: What you need to know

To help make your house move go as smoothly as possible, you’ll need to find yourself a good solicitor. We look into the process and the usual solicitors fees for selling a house.

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February 13, 2019