Monday, September 18, 2017
When it comes to selling houses, it pays to do your homework to avoid wasting time and money. Low cost options abound in the current property market but what appears to be a money saving option could well turn out to be a gamble that doesn’t pay off. No frills airlines have become an integral part of today’s tourist industry but consider whether you would pay between £500 and £1000 for a ticket in the knowledge that the plane may never take off? You then wait six months but end up no closer to your destination and have no chance of a refund. Would you be prepared to take that risk? This analogy reflects what is happening in the property industry with the advent of agents with a purely online offering and no high street presence. Most “online only” agents require payment of an upfront fee of between £500 and £1000 with no guarantee of selling your house and no refund if you don’t.
Friday, September 15, 2017
Spotlight on Wraysbury - our estate agent’s view. Wraysbury has had more than its fair share of famous residents over the years – so just what is it about Wraysbury that attracts the glitterati? Actors and musicians have been drawn by proximity to both Pinewood and Shepperton Studios and the surrounding areas have often been used as film locations. A riverside lifestyle, access to London, its theatres and all that the capital offers also lure both stars and mere mortals alike.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
With rolling chalk hills, beech woodland and picturesque villages, The Chilterns is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within easy commute of London and with excellent schooling on offer. It’s no wonder then that it’s a popular place to live, and one where the great outdoors contributes to a relaxed lifestyle.
Monday, September 11, 2017
September brings a “back to school” chill in the air and with no sign of an Indian summer it’s a great time to give your home a mini makeover, adding warmth and texture to every room. When the days get cooler, small changes, such as heavier fabrics and warm lighting transform your home and now’s also the perfect time to give your garden a tidy up before frosts set in.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Old Vicarage in Wraysbury is a Grade II Listed family home set in over four acres in total. Its origins lie in the early 15th century; some parts date back to the early 1400s when Henry V was King of England and is almost certainly the oldest residential property in the parish. Much modernised and altered over the years, The Old Vicarage has many original features: fine interior timbers, beamed ceilings and walls, timber floors, leaded casement windows, open fire places, an old tile roof and 17th century chimney.
Friday, August 18, 2017
Ben Levi from our Chalfont St Peter office and Lydia Zammit from Ashford (pictured receiving her certificate from Paul Prokopiou, Associate Director of Training & Business Development) are celebrating after becoming accredited Relocation Agent Specialists. The accreditation is awarded by Relocation Agent Network and is achieved by completing a comprehensive online training programme, The Importance of Service.