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The Winkworth Blog

Taking to the water: the joys of sailing

Britain is an island with a rich maritime history, so it comes as little surprise that there are fantastic sailing spots dotted along its entire coastline. King among them is Cowes in the Isle of Wight, home to its world-famous summer regattas including Cowes Classics Week which Winkworth are again proud to be sponsoring this year.

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May 17, 2019

10 lovely properties with outdoor terraces and BBQ areas

With BBQ season on the horizon, we round-up our top properties with outdoor terraces, perfect for summer entertaining.

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May 08, 2019

9 beautiful coastal walks near pubs

The English coastline offers many perfect locations for a seaside walk. We pick out the prettiest coastal walks near pubs.

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April 30, 2019

Period property vs. new build: the positives of both

Period property vs. new build is one of many decisions you’ll make when home-buying. To make your decision making easier, we’ve put together a list of the benefits of both.

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April 24, 2019

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