What is the best time of year to sell your property?
By Guest Blogger on 9 Mar 2017 in Selling
By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents The stresses and headaches of selling a property are enough on their own, without having to worry about which time of year is best to generate the greatest levels of interest and highest value for your property. With countless years of combined estate agency experience at abbotFox, we have […]
Protect your home during Storm Doris and beyond
By Bea Patel on 23 Feb 2017 in Home Security
As Storm Doris ‘weather bomb’ strikes today, high winds, heavy rain and snow batter the UK. There are reports of 100 mph gusts in Liverpool closing its port, cancelled flights, speed restrictions across our rail networks, and outdoor filming of Coronation Street in Manchester being rescheduled. With Storm Doris comes flooding, fallen trees and power […]
Government introduces bold new plan to fix broken housing market
By Nick Biring on 9 Feb 2017 in Industry News
The Government admits the housing market is broken and sets to build more affordable houses and help people buy and rent. On 7 February 2017, the Government announced its plan to fix the broken housing market, as published in the 104-page housing white paper. On average, 160,000 homes have been built a year since the […]
Top 5 resolutions for buy-to-let landlords – all year round!
By Guest Blogger on 26 Jan 2017 in Letting
By Ryan Weston, Just Landlords insurance services With 2017 over three weeks old and with Blue Monday making many people miserable, several resolutions will have already been broken. Even if you started the year with the best intentions, it’s still not too late to make a change, particularly as a buy-to-let landlord. Resolutions for buy-to-let […]
Buy-to-let market predictions for 2017
By Guest Blogger on 12 Jan 2017 in Industry News, Letting
By Dorian Gonsalves, Director of Belvoir Lettings PLC 2016 has certainly seen a few twists and turns in the property industry. With the government appearing to landlords as determined to penalise them, a shock EU referendum vote and multiple changes within the government, remaining stable in the middle of a turbulent year was a real […]
How will the property market perform in 2017?
By Guest Blogger on 29 Dec 2016 in Industry News
By Maurice Kilbride, Managing Director of Maurice Kilbride estate agents To predict what might happen in a national or local housing market over the next twelve months is incredibly difficult. However, to take an educated stab you must first look at the prospects for the economy, as this dictates the country’s mood and how much […]
Younger generation sacrifice safety to buy a home
By Bea Patel on 15 Dec 2016 in Industry News
New research reveals younger buyers are willing to live in less safe areas to get a foot on the housing ladder. Home ownership has never been harder for first-time buyers. Increasing house prices, larger deposits, mortgage rules and a supply shortage make owning a home much harder to achieve. But does this mean you should […]
How can you keep your property safe during the dark nights?
By Guest Blogger on 1 Dec 2016 in Home Security
By Ryan Weston, writing on behalf of Just Landlords Insurance Services The dark nights have already started to draw in and Winter is around the corner. Unfortunately, the darker nights bring with them an increased opportunity for burglars to target properties. In fact, statistics indicate that the transition between the Autumn and Winter months traditionally […]
Five worthwhile value adding investments
By Guest Blogger on 17 Nov 2016 in Home Improvements
By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents No homeowner wants to sell their property for a below par price, meaning that investing finances and effort into home improvements can greatly aid the guarantee of achieving a good price on the sale. Enhancements to a property can breathe a new lease of life and add to the […]
What do I need to know about the 3% Stamp Duty surcharge?
By Guest Blogger on 3 Nov 2016 in Buying
By Ryan Weston, writing on behalf of Just Landlords On the 1 April 2016, the Government introduced an additional Stamp Duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second property purchases. This measure was introduced as a wider collection of polices aimed at cooling the buy-to-let market and making more homes available for first-time buyers. Many landlords have […]