Blog - Residential sales
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
From thatched cottages to barn conversions, if you buy a listed building, you’re not just buying a new home, but a piece of national heritage and with a sympathetic approach you can create your dream home. From décor to garden design, everyone wants to make their mark on a property but if it’s listed you need to understand exactly what’s involved from the outset. Any alterations without proper consents are a criminal offence which could cost thousands to remedy. Planning permission may be difficult, but not impossible; around 90% of applications are approved. It’s important to work with planners, architects and engineers and to be realistic about what you want to achieve.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
It may be freezing outside but the odds of a white Christmas in London are low at 5/1 and that’s for just one snowflake to fall on Christmas Day. We all want our Christmas to be perfect and whilst a snowy Christmas is high on some wish lists, there are many other ways to create a happy home over the festive season. So as Christmas music and baubles fill the high street and the frenzy of shopping and gift wrapping grows, here are some ways to create a stress free, happy Christmas at home.
Friday, November 23, 2018
A new guide issued by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) will help buyers and tenants to get a better deal and pay a fair price, based on accurate measurement of a home. The new RICS Measurement Matters guide aims to prevent any inconsistent and inaccurate measurement practices and ensure homes are measured consistently, for both sales and lettings properties. The guide also highlights the importance of consumers checking with their estate agent that the person measuring their property is qualified to do so.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Spotlight on Langley - our estate agents view. Langley lies east of Slough just off J5 of the M4. Its excellent transport facilities include mainline train services half-hourly to London Paddington (25 minutes) and to Slough, Reading, Oxford, Bristol and the West Country. Regular bus routes connect with Slough and Heathrow Airport and there is easy access to the motorway network - the M25, M40 and M3. Proximity to the new Crossrail route will also give direct access to The City with a resulting impact on property prices.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Now that the clocks have gone back and the evenings are darker earlier, there’s a lot you can do - from wood burning stoves to draught excluders - to make your home warm and energy efficient this winter. And a few changes here and there can make it look really inviting too. It may be cold and wet outside but your home can be warm and relaxing after a long day. Here are our top tips for ways to cosy up ready for winter.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Times are changing and in the current property market period features, good schools and an ensuite bathroom are just not enough to prompt a quick sale, according to a recent survey by GoCompare Mortgages. The survey, which asked 2,000 UK homebuyers where their priorities lay shows a top 20 features wish list from potential homebuyers that has changed considerably even in the last 3-5 years due to technological advances and lifestyle changes.