Categories for Sales

How is the value of your property calculated?

September 2, 2016

When it comes to selling your home, you’ll naturally want to achieve the best price possible. So how do estate agents get an accurate selling price and what features will they take into account?   First though we need to clarify that officially a valuation for a property must be completed by a qualified surveyor. […] View article >

De-cluttering your home for sale

August 12, 2016

De-Cluttering your Home for Sale If you’ve just decided to sell your home, the chances are you are now deciding on how to best present it to potential buyers. The single biggest (and free) job that you should undertake in order to make your property as appealing as possible is to declutter and to a […] View article >

Sifting through survey options when buying a property

July 23, 2016

When buying a property, it can be difficult to work out which survey it’s best to go for, especially if you are not too sure what the differences are. According to The Money Advice Service, one in five homebuyers rely only on the mortgage valuation before purchasing a property. A mortgage valuation is not a […] View article >

5 tips on keeping your property secure this summer

July 19, 2016

Based on the weather of the last few days it’s time (perhaps temporarily) to celebrate the arrival of the Great British Summer. Unfortunately, as the temperatures are set to increase, so is the likelihood of a burglary. The warmer weather encourages us to leave our windows open and doors unlocked whilst we sit in the […] View article >

Breaking records for the Northwood Charitable Foundation

June 29, 2016

The Northwood Charitable Foundation was set up in 2013 after the tragic loss the Managing Director Nick Cooper, to pancreatic cancer. Over the last few years, the Foundation has raised funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund charity by doing  cycle rides, running marathons and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! For the next fundraising event, Greg […] View article >

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

June 24, 2016

If you’re looking for a slightly different kind of property investment, you could do worse than the typical British beach hut! A relic left over from the Victorian era, they are as much a part of a visit to the seaside as ice-cream, donkey rides and of course, the odd rain shower.  Popularity seems to […] View article >

Are intergenerational mortgages the way forward?

June 15, 2016

It’s already difficult for young people to get a foot on the property ladder and with the average UK house price expected to exceed £450,000 by 2030, the chance of owning their own home isnt likely to improve any time soon. Mortgage lenders, however are trying to address this problem with a new ‘intergenerational mortgage’. […] View article >

The Shocking Truth about Overloading your electrical sockets

May 23, 2016

Government statistics show that electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year in the UK. As a result, about 70 people are killed and 350,000 are seriously injured every year due to an electrical accident in the home. Over the last twenty years the number of electrical appliances typically found in a home has grown […] View article >

Houses fit for a pooch

May 12, 2016

With around 58 million pets across the country it’s no secret that the UK is a nation of pet-lovers.  People’s pets are very much a part of the family and like any member of the family, they need a bed. In honour of pampered pooches and pets thoughout the land we have pulled together a […] View article >

Top tips for selling your home this spring

April 20, 2016

Spring time is traditionally a busy time for house sales. With plenty of homes on the market at this time of year, you want to make sure your home stands out from the crowd. Here are some top tips for selling your home this spring: Kerb appeal matters Many buyers know within a few minutes […] View article >