Blog - Residential sales
Friday, November 10, 2017
Spotlight on Amersham - our estate agent’s view. With its timbered coaching inns, Georgian tea rooms, antique shops and Market House, Old Amersham is one of the most photogenic towns in The Chilterns. Location determined the purpose of the town originally as a market town on the much travelled coaching route west from London and more recently as a prime residential town in the commuter belt with both mainline and Underground stations. The new town’s popularity as a place to live has grown over the years with huge demand associated with the Metropolitan Line station, grammar schools for both boys and girls, as well as a thriving, continually improving modern town centre with stores such as Waitrose and M & S.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Traditionally, in autumn, our thoughts turn to moving. The kids are back at school, the weather is still mild and early evenings are still light enough for viewings. However, buyers, sellers, landlords and solicitors will all be keen to finalise property transactions before Christmas and the New Year, so with just 10 weeks to go it’s important to get moving! Selling your house or letting a property may seem daunting but there are ways to streamline the process, avoiding stress and financial penalties along the way. By enlisting professionals with expert knowledge and legal protection, you minimise the risks involved, and can save time and money.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Spotlight on Burnham - our estate agent’s view. The village of Burnham lies just west of Slough close to J7 of the M4. It has excellent transport links, with mainline railway stations at Burnham and Taplow, connecting to London Paddington, Slough and Reading. With the advent of Crossrail, journey times will improve even further and this has already contributed to the rise in property prices in the area.
Monday, October 9, 2017
As autumn fades the nights draw in. October is officially National Home Security Month (sponsored by Yale and with the support of the Thames Valley Police) and with a significant increase in burglaries once the clocks go back, it’s designed to raise awareness of home security by offering advice, information and support. Whether you are thinking of selling or staying put this winter, here are some tips from The Frost Partnership to keep you and your property “as safe as houses” giving your home added appeal in the process.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Specialist house builder and brownfield developer Inland Homes is holding a ‘Help to Buy’ event at its popular Venture House and Voyager Place developments in Staines upon Thames this Saturday 7th October, from 10am to 5pm. Potential buyers are invited to come along and find out more about the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, which is available to assist with purchasing one of the final apartments. There will also be an independent financial advisor at the event between 12 and 3pm, who will be able to assist with any financial queries, and an independent solicitor for any legal questions.
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.