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Your 1st Viewing – 7 Essentials to Look For

Your 1st Viewing – 7 Essentials to Look For

When you consider it, looking at a property for the first time is an unbelievably complicated experience. There are dozens, perhaps hundreds of different things to take in – the area, the owners, the agent, the property, the garden, the condition, the structure, the aspect – the list could go on...

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The Bank of Mum & Dad and the Property Market

The Bank of Mum & Dad and the Property Market

The 'Bank of Mum & Dad' has long been a great help for children trying to afford their first car or motorbike or helping to fund the 'year off' prior to going to university. Increasingly though, 'Bank of Mum & Dad' or as it is now referred to 'BoMaD' is becoming a significant money lender fo...

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How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

A burglary happens in the UK every 10 seconds – that's 3.7 million burglaries every year and most take place surprisingly, during the day between 10.00 – 3.00 p.m. and 28% of burglaries take place when there is someone in the house!Have these statistics surprised you? Burglars know when to strik...

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Go down a Shoe Size – Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Go down a Shoe Size – Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Watching a David Attenborough programme clearly brings home the huge catastrophe that is facing our beautiful world and the fact that too few governments, companies and individuals are taking the situation seriously enough and actively trying to reduce their carbon footprint.We owe it to our grandch...

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Why NAPB Are Important Initials for House Sellers

Why NAPB Are Important Initials for House Sellers

The decision to sell your house is definitely not one for the faint-hearted! The mere thought of it could conjure up memories of horror stories told to you by friends and articles in the press about dreadful things that have happened to house owners - including those who have been tricked by quick c...

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Selling Your Rented Property? Read This First...

Selling Your Rented Property? Read This First...

For many property owners, selling a rented property can be one of life’s Catch 22’s – you want to get the property vacant so it will sell easily, but you need the rental income to pay the mortgage too!Many landlords find themselves in this situation and there are three options open to them.Bit...

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Reasons to Be Cheerful in August

Reasons to Be Cheerful in August

Traditionally, August has not been a happy month for property sellers as it has long been deemed one of the worst months in the year to try and sell as so many buyers are tied up with school holidays, childcare issues, summer holidays and keeping cool on hot sunny days – house hunting has been low...

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The Announcement of New Regulations

The Announcement of New Property Regulations

In October 2017, the Government announced that it would be introducing new regulations of property agents (RoPA) and asked Lord Best to form a working group to draw up some proposals. On 18 July 2019, the report was published by the Ministry for Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) pro...

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Goring Road – a Short History

Goring Road – a Short History

Goring Road, Worthing, West Sussex, is one of the main thoroughfares of the town and is one of its most popular shopping destinations with a nice mix of cafes, supermarkets, barbers, restaurants and bars. Since moving in to No 38 we’ve been wondering about the history of the area – when it was b...

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NAEA Reveal the True Price Achieved on the Market

NAEA Reveal the True Price Achieved on the Market

The large majority of homes sold in May failed to make the asking price.Members of the National Association of Estate Agents were asked about sold prices as part of a national study. 81% reported that achieved prices were below the listed price, indicating a cooling market.Research also showed that...

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