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First Time Buyers Fuelling The Market 03 July 2017

New data from Halifax has revealed that the number of first-time buyers reached an estimated 162,704 in the first six months of 2017, only 15% below the 190,900 peak of the last boom in 2006. Although the growth in FTBs slowed to just 3%, compared to an increase of 10% last year, the number of homeowners getting on to the property ladder for the first time is up from 154,200 in the same period in 2016 and more than double the market low in the first half of 2009 (72,700).... Read More

Simple Tips For Presenting Your Home... 03 July 2017

Selling your home can take a bit of work. You"ve agreed your asking price, now it"s time to try and achieve it. Remember your prospective buyers are going to be seeing a lot of homes and they may already be tired and stressed with the whole process. Make it easy for them to choose your property over the next three they see.... Read More

Can Storage Increase Your Property Value? 03 July 2017

If the first thing that springs to mind when you consider ways of increasing the value of your home is expensive renovation or extension projects, think again. Logically, most homes have a cap on their value. This depends on the location, size, type, and general condition.... Read More

Its All In The Name When Escaping To The Country 09 June 2017

According to the latest research, it seems that ‘new build" developers are drawing on nature and ‘country life" for inspiration, as ‘Park", ‘Green" and ‘Gardens" top the builders" choice of titles for their new developments. The research, conducted by My Home Move, looked at over 400 developments from the UK"s top 5 housebuilders, to discover that when it comes to bricks and mortar, a name which evokes a sense of natural beauty and heritage proves more popular than an urban inspired moniker.... Read More

House Price Growth Drops To 3.3% - But Prices Still On The Up! 09 June 2017

The latest data and analysis from Halifax has revealed that house prices in the three months to May were 3.3% higher than in the same period of 2016. According to the lender, prices in the three months to May were 0.2% lower than in the preceding quarter.... Read More

We Are Hiring 28 May 2017

Sales Estate Agent - Basic Salary £15 - 17k basic wage depending on experience- Realistic on target earnings £22,000 - £26,000 We offer an excellent bonus and commission structure and petrol and expenses are fully reimbursed. Novahomes Estate Agents are hoping to employ a sales estate agent either at an entry level position or a current agent looking for a new challenge.... Read More

Considering an Extension? 23 May 2017

Can A Single Story Extension Increase My Property Price Many home owners have considered extending their property, especially in recent years with the cost of moving going up year on year. One question people often consider is "should this extension be one or two floors, and will I make my money back on a single floor extension".... Read More

Can a landscaped garden have an impact on your property price? 07 April 2017

Can landscaping your garden add value? So, British summer time is officially here (it is, honest!) and that means more time out in the garden for the green fingered amongst us. Now before I carry on, I feel I should confess….. I"m a terrible gardener!... Read More

New Build Or Not? 06 March 2017

Pros and cons of buying a new build? It is hard not to be impressed when you first walk around a brand-new show home. Everything is shiny and new with an attention to décor detail that real life just can"t live up to. In fact, the builder will often engage with you to enable some personal touches before you move in.... Read More

A Photo Speaks a Thousand Words 09 February 2017

Have you ever heard the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. This is certainly true when it comes to marketing your property, increasingly so in this modern age where tablets, smartphones and desktops are dominating how potential buyers make decisions when looking to buy property.... Read More

To Be Accompanied or Not To Be? 31 January 2017

To Be Accompanied Or Not To Be Accompanied? That is the question... which as a seller you will have to decide when choosing an estate agent. Many local agents like myself firmly believe that an accompanied viewing service should always form part and parcel of what is on offer by an estate agent.... Read More

Hygge??? 31 January 2017

Give your home a Hygge When it comes to enjoying life in a cold winter the Scandinavians know a thing or two. For those not familiar, ‘hygge" (pronounced hoo-gah) refers to the Danish lifestyle – a concept roughly described as a feeling of comfort and contentment, as well as indulging in all the good things and people in your life.... Read More