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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...

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...

From Interiors to Gardens: Seven Home Podcasts You Shouldn’t Miss

We’re becoming a nation who are passionate about podcasts.  Podcast listenership in the UK has been increasing yearly, reaching an estimated 21.2 million listeners in 2022 according to the Statista website.  From relationships to Russia, history to histrionics, and anything else you can think of – there’s a podcast themed around it.  And people seeking homely ideas aren’t overlooked...

What Property Owners in London Need to Know about Spray Foam Insulation

Insulating your home is generally a good way to cut back on energy bills and add value to your property. But there’s one type of insulation that could cause structural problems and prove costly in time and money: spray polyurethane foam (SPF). In this article, we explain why many professionals in the property industry are urging homeowners to be wary of installing SPF and what to do if it’s...

Five Property-Hunting Tips for London Homebuyers 

Buying a home is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest you’ll make in your lifetime (no pressure then).  And to ensure you make a wise choice that suits your needs now and into the future, it pays to give the process a bit of thought before you start arranging viewings.  Here are five property-hunting tips that could save you time and money.   1. Do your homework  Once you’ve...

Should You List Your Home before Hunting for a New One? 

If your dreams of buying a new home rely on the sale of your existing property, then there’s one fundamental question you need to answer.  Are you going to look for a new home first and then list your property – or do things the other way around?  While both scenarios can work out in the end, we think one option is far more favourable – and that’s getting your current property on the market...

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