Articles by Reading & Newbury

6 Questions To Ask Your Estate Agent (When Selling Your Home

Fri 31 Jul 2020

When it comes to selling your house, there are a lot of things to take in. And during Covid, the whole process hasn’t exactly been made any easier. If you’ve never sold a house before, it’s all too easy to feel a little lost in the whole thing. But you don’t need to! Your estate agent is there to help guide you through the process and take a lot of the burden away from you. But to make sure you always know what’s going on, here are 6 questions you can ask your estate agent about selling your home.

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Stamp Duty – What do the Cuts Really Mean?

Wed 22 Jul 2020

So, you might not have noticed, but the government has been announcing a lot of things over recent days. Lots of new policies around Covid-19, all designed to make us safer, improve quality of life and re-start certain industries. Just one of those announcements was around Stamp Duty – or more specifically, Stamp Duty holidays. This move, made to stimulate the property market after the standstill Covid-19 caused, has been met with both excitement and criticism. But what does it really mean?

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Getting Your Garden Ready For Summer

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Even with everything that’s going on in the world, there are still some things to look forward to. For example – we’re at the beginning of summer, which means the warmer weather is here to stay! And even if you are still cooped up indoor self-isolating, there is no reason you can’t enjoy the sunshine out in your garden. Even if you’re in a rental property, there are still some things you can do to get your garden sunshine-ready.

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Self-Care Tips For Staying At Home

Tue 09 Jun 2020

There is no denying that lockdown has been tough on all of us, and week 11 is likely to be no different. So instead of seeing it as isolation, see it as ‘self-retreating’, and give yourself some time to hibernate, disconnect and explore the world of self-care. Not sure where to start? We have a few tips for you.

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Buying, Selling and Moving During Lockdown

Fri 15 May 2020

Well, it’s been a few days now since Boris took his podium and laid out the roadmap for the lockdown going forward. And the good news is, you can now rent, buy, sell and even move house again! But the housing market might not look the same as before. Buckle up, there are some changes to discuss.

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Maintaining Your Sanity When Working From Home

Tue 21 Apr 2020

Unless you’re one of our country’s amazing key workers (bravo if you are, by the way), then you’ve probably spent a lot of time at home by now. And while it's great in the beginning, the cabin fever might be setting in. So, here are some tips for keeping your sanity when working from home.

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Looking After Our Children’s Health and Well-Being During the Coronavirus Crisis

Wed 15 Apr 2020

It’s safe to say we’re all being affected in some way by the current Coronavirus crisis. But if you're like me and trying to juggle working from home (a big change in itself) with the new role of schoolteacher, it can be exhausting. So here are a few things you can do to make things easier for you and your children during lockdown.

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A Beginners Guide To Landlord Inspections And Maintenance

Wed 15 Jan 2020

Being a landlord is an incredibly rewarding experience, as well as a great way to earn an income. But to be a landlord also takes some work, particularly when it comes to making sure your property is always habitable and in good condition. Today we explain what that means, and how we can help.

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Do I Need To Inform My Landlord Of Changes?

Wed 08 Jan 2020

For most of the time the landlord-tenant relationship runs smoothly, and in the normal run of things you shouldn’t need to communicate too much. But once you’ve settled into your new home you might be tempted to make some changes to make it feel more like your home, especially if you’re planning on staying long-term.

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Preparing Your Home (And Yourself) For Christmas

Fri 13 Dec 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, it’s Christmas time at long last, and if you’re anything like us you’ve already hung up the tinsel, decorated the tree and indulged (or over indulged) in the mandatory mulled wine. But if you’ve been restrained, we hope you’re ready to get in the festive spirit. But with great Christmas cheer comes great worry, especially if you’re the one doing the entertaining this year. Do you need to get more furniture in? Is an extra bed a good idea? Is there enough room at the dining table? Should you deep clean the house before everyone arrives? Being prepared is a big part of making sure Christmas goes smoothly, and we wanted to share some of the best tips we’ve heard over the years.

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