Buying

The Pros and Cons of Taking Your Children to Property Viewings in London

If you’re looking for a new family home in , viewings will play a key role in your quest to find ‘The One’. While marketing photos and virtual tours serve an important purpose, nothing rivals seeing the décor, layout and location with your own eyes. Viewings also give buyers the chance to discuss the property with the agent and learn more about its history and the seller’s...

What the Spring Budget Means for London Home Owners & Seekers

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his Spring Budget for the UK this week. It featured cuts to National Insurance, tinkering with capital gains, increases to child benefit thresholds and ISA changes. But what about property-related finances? Well, the truth is, there’s not very much to update. But here goes. The chancellor announced that capital gains tax will be reduced from 28% to 24%....

Five Books to Help You Seal Your Dream Property Deal in London

A great property deal can set you up for life and allow you to leave a legacy for your family. But a bad deal or no deal (if you miss out on your dream home) will haunt you for years. So, how can buyers and sellers ensure they come out on top in the property game? Working with a great estate agent who understands the local market certainly helps – we’d go so far as to say it’s the most...

Why London Property Sales Fall Through and How to Avoid Them

The journey of buying or selling a property is often filled with anticipation and excitement. However, it can also be fraught with unexpected challenges that might cause a sale to fall through. As experienced local estate agents, we’ve seen our fair share of transactions fall by the wayside. This article shares insights on why these issues arise but, more importantly, how to avoid...

What’s Driving a Resurgence in Demand in the London Property Market?

Good news: the latest data on buyer demand shows that the number of property hunters out in force is up by 14%*. So, what’s driving this increased demand? And what does it mean if you plan to buy or sell in 2024? Let’s take a look. Interest rates For a good chunk of 2023, interest rates were high (relative to recent years), and the possibility loomed that they could go even higher. Many...

5 Smart Home Gadgets for Better Health and Wellbeing

Pretty much all of us use some degree of smart technology every day. And it’s not just our omnipresent mobile phones – intelligent technology can be found everywhere. From smart speakers to thermostats, doorbells, watches, sleeping aids and many other clever devices. These can all make our lives a little easier (apparently), but what are the best smart gadgets for helping to improve our health...

How to Keep Your London Home Condensation-Free This Winter

In the winter, we’re guaranteed a few things. It’ll be raining when we least want it to. A local postie will still be wearing shorts, no matter how cold it is. And condensation will appear at some point – often in our homes. While you can’t do anything about the weather (or the postie’s clothing choices), you can take some simple steps to combat condensation. We’ve come up with...

Simple Ways to Bring More Sunlight into Your London Home

Who doesn’t love it when the sun’s out? Well, apart from vampires, mushrooms and raincoat makers. But seriously, natural light, especially sunlight, has significant mood-enhancing effects on our minds and homes. For homeowners and residents, understanding how to harness this natural marvel in home design isn’t just about aesthetics but also a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Let’s...

Saving for a Mortgage Deposit: Tips for First-Time Buyers in London

One of the biggest challenges first-time buyers (FTBs) face is getting a deposit together. Saving a large sum of cash while covering all your living expenses during a cost-of-living crisis is no mean feat. But having a good plan and clear goals can make this daunting task more achievable. Here are some tips to help you save for a mortgage deposit. Number crunch You’ll need a deposit that’s...

Don’t Try This at Home: Property Experts Reveal Their Biggest Blunders

They’ve graced our TV screens for years and made millions buying and selling homes.  But, like the rest of us, famous property gurus also make mistakes.  From rotten renovation jobs to disappointing deals, here’s a rundown of some of the biggest blunders made by property experts.  Phil Spencer  The unflappable Location, Location, Location co-presenter made a rookie error early in his...

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