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Landlords – how to make your rental property stand out this summer

Summer provides a great opportunity for landlords to let their property fast. People can be keen to move quickly, especially those with children who want to get settled before the school term begins. Tenant interest is also typically highest in the spring and summer months, with July to August often having the highest rental demand. With these factors that can make it easier to let out a...

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Sellers – here’s why having a garden can help you achieve a quick sale

Summer is certainly upon us, and with it comes warmer weather and longer-lasting days. It’s also the season when many people venture outside – something that is considered a luxury following successive lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that a garden is now the number one must-have property feature for UK homebuyers, according to...

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How to Add Value to your Home – 7 Top Tips!

A house isn’t just a home – it’s an investment. So when it comes to selling your property, you’ll want to make sure you receive the maximum return. The good news is there are lots of ways you can add value – whether it’s a big project like a loft conversion, or a simple task like giving the walls a lick of paint. If you’re thinking along the lines of a big project, research the...

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Sellers – why is summer a great time to sell a home?

With its longer days and warmer weather, summer has always been the season everyone looks forward to. Apart from summer blessing our skies with sunshine, summer is also a great time to sell a home. Summer has always provided the perfect opportunity to sell a home and, with a unique set of circumstances for this year, selling a house this summer is sure to be a breeze. Here at Chimneypots,...

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Revealed – top tips for first-time landlords in Hampshire

Despite a turbulent year caused by the coronavirus pandemic, now is a great time to be a landlord. Lockdown is easing, temperatures are rising, and demand for new homes continues to rise – resulting in a rental market boom. Recent data from ARLA Propertymark shows the average number of new prospective tenants registered per branch rose for the third month in a row to reach 84 in...

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Property boom – why are more people moving to the coast?

2020 and the early part of 2021 has seen the majority of us spend more time indoors to adhere to the ‘stay at home’ restrictions imposed by the government. This has led to a shift in priorities among property buyers, with many searching for larger homes with significant outdoor space. With more people working remotely to uphold social distancing measures, it comes as no surprise...

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Sellers – what could put buyers off or devalue your home?

When selling a home, there are a few things that arguably matter more than any other. One is getting enough demand and interest from buyers to actually get your home sold, while another is getting the best possible price for your property (and one that you believe is realistic and fair). Both these things could be affected if there are aspects of your house that have would-be purchasers running a...

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What do the stamp duty extension and 95% mortgages mean for home movers?

In a Budget that saw speculation, rumours and theories like no other, Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined a series of changes to uplift the economy during the coronavirus crisis. It came as no surprise that property featured front and centre. Sunak announced that the stamp duty holiday would be extended to the end of June, and details of the soon-to-launch mortgage guarantee scheme for property...

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House prices rise as end of stamp duty holiday approaches

House prices are on the rise, despite the end of the stamp duty holiday nearing. A shift in housing priorities as a result of COVID-19 could be the reason, as well as some buyers anticipating an extension to the stamp duty holiday. According to Nationwide Building Society, the average house price rose by 0.7% to £231,068 in February, more than reversing January’s 0.2% drop. The stamp duty holiday...

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How the housing market could look in 2021

Despite the uncertainty of 2020, the housing market has enjoyed steady growth. House prices have been rising across the UK, so what will next year bring? Changing priorities While there is still a lot of uncertainty ahead in 2021, it’s predicted that the UK property market will stay strong. The COVID-19 crisis has seen a vast percentage of the UK spending the majority of their time at home. Our...

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