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What’s more important, property or location

A long winding drive, beautiful bay windows and ample space for the family. Great schools, a fashionable town centre and convenient transport links. Sometimes we can’t have it all, so what’s more important, the property or location?

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December 18, 2013

Top local areas for purchasing a buy-to-let

Owning an investment property is not like owning your own home. What you consider to be an idyllic setting, for some, might be an inconvenience. You may enjoy the leisurely walk to your local amenities, whilst others want instant access to the hustle and bustle of a busy town or city centre.

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November 26, 2013

Is a kitchen a worthwhile home improvement?

‘You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties’. The days of a small functional space are long gone. The kitchen has become the most influential room for potential buyers and now serves multiple purposes. It truly is the heart of the home; where we conjure up delectable feasts…or a cheese toastie, share precious moments with family and friends or deliberate for hours over our...

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October 23, 2013

Why live in Winchester?

Great kitchens, renovations and curb appeal can influence the value of your property, but location is often at the top of the list when it comes to purchasing a new home and Winchester certainly doesn’t disappoint. With all the attributes of a desirable town, from the historic architecture, to the fashionable boutiques, Winchester has become one of the most sought-after areas to live in the...

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September 25, 2013

6 factors that could devalue your property

As the old saying goes, ‘every little counts’, but when it comes to selling your home and moving up the property ladder...it really does!

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August 21, 2013

A property fit for renting

In a time of low rates and stock market instability, purchasing a buy-to-let property can be an attractive investment. However, like most investments, there are risks associated. In order to make the most out of your rental property, we have created a series of top tips, from securing the right location to presenting your property to suit your potential tenant.

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July 18, 2013

Top tips for buyers looking to downsize

For years we work hard to secure the perfect family home, with the large garden, great location and space for the expanding brood. But what happens when the nest finally empties and retirement beckons

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May 01, 2013

Making money from home improvements

Letting out a property offers a way to top up savings in the current climate of uncertain pensions and volatile stockmarkets and is an opportunity to open up a fresh revenue stream as a landlord. It is also an option for vendors who are having trouble securing a buyer. Here are our tips on how to make the most of it.

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January 23, 2013

Getting your property ready for sale

The home that stands out among similarly-priced houses is the home that sells. Why? Because it makes a good first impression. So how do you prepare your house to better the appeal to buyers' Here are our tips for making your house the one people want to buy.

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December 20, 2012

Our guide to buying a house

Buying a property is probably the biggest single purchase you will make and can be a daunting experience. Here’s our guide to getting it right.

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December 20, 2012

Making the most of your lettings investment

Pouring cash into home improvements offers no cast-iron guarantee that you will increase your home's value. Here’s our advice on the things that can make your house worth more.

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December 20, 2012