Categories for Sales

10 tips for showing a property for sales and lettings viewings

January 9, 2015

Whether you are selling or letting a property, the viewing is absolutely pivotal to gaining interest and achieving the maximum price or a speedy let! Here are 10 simple tips to ensure your property is seen in the best possible light: 1.  Kerb Appeal First impressions really DO count!  Make sure the outside of your […] View article >

STAMP DUTY (SDLT) changes – What it really means…

December 4, 2014

I am delighted at the news regarding Stamp Duty Land Tax changes. I and many other have been campaigning to get rid of the ‘slab tax’ for many years as it was simply ridiculous. How can the tax on a property purchased at £250,000 be £2500, yet an extra £1 on the purchase price cost […] View article >

5 top tips for selling your property in the winter months

November 27, 2014

The start of the New Year is always a busy time for buying and selling property. Whilst it can be difficult to present your house to its best advantage when the weather is cold, light levels are low and your garden is far from flourishing, we have pulled together some top tips for you  that […] View article >

Should I renovate or simply de-clutter when selling?

November 6, 2014

Every home owner wants to achieve the maximum possible selling price when they put their property on the market. It’s tempting to do some extra work in order to add additional value, however research conducted by HSBC makes for some very interesting reading about the average cost vs returns achievable when various projects are undertaken: […] View article >

Property sold by Northwood Warminster features on Escape to the Country

October 14, 2014

  This delightful thatched, grade II listed cottage in Corsley, Wiltshire featured in a recent episode of the Channel 4 series Escape to the Country.  Oozing charm and character and situated on the outskirts of the Longleat estate with beautiful sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, it was an obvious choice for the programme producers. Northwood […] View article >

Sale By Tender – buyers beware!

September 15, 2014

Over the couple of years, many will have seen agents offering to sell your home for £200 plus VAT. They do this by employing what they erroneously term ‘Sale By Tender’. This method of sale has been used by agents for many years and is properly named ‘Sales by Informal Tender’. Simply, where some properties […] View article >

The Life Cycle of a Landlord

August 29, 2014

In our experience, being a residential BTL (buy to let) landlord has a fairly simple life-cycle of 4 distinct stages. 1.  Acquisition The acquisition stage is where the landlord is building their property portfolio.  It is important to build a sustainable business with strong foundations that focuses on cash flow, rather than capital growth. Finding […] View article >

Why House Price statistics are so confusing

August 29, 2014

House prices are just about static as the alleged slowdown increases according to Hometrack – but this claim contradicted by the Nationwide. How can this be? Hometrack reports says prices rose just 0.1 per cent for the second month running with London virtually flat-lining with just 11% of London postcodes showing month on month price […] View article >

Buying a tenanted property

August 21, 2014

When considering your next investment property acquisition, it’s worth considering buying a property with tenants in situ. There are many advantages to this: 1.  You wont have any voids upfront whilst finding a tenant which can sometimes equate to several months of lost rent 2. You will know, without any doubt, the rental income being […] View article >

Investors – Buy To Let properties

July 28, 2014

We were increasingly conscious of the fact that the biggest fear landlords face is the dreaded void period with over 80% citing this as their main concern. For tenants, their biggest worry is security of tenure and not having to keep moving because the landlord wants to sell up. During recession, we experienced a new […] View article >