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TEMPERATURE CONTROL: FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME’S VALUE WITH OUR CLIMATE-PROOFING TIPS

After 2022’s heatwave with temperatures over 40°C, and 2021’s freeze where the mercury dropped as low as -23°C, our homes are having to deal with changing weather.

Property developers have been busily installing extra insulation, high-performance  glazing and comfort cooling for years, building homes that stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.… → continue reading

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CHAIN REACTION – BEAT THE CURRENT LEGAL DELAYS AND STOP YOUR SALE FALLING THROUGH

We might be in the middle of July with the hottest temperatures on record, but did you know it’s only 153 days until Christmas Day? If you think it’s too soon to mention it, bear with us!

The average home sale is currently taking 171 days from offer to completion, with chains suffering from legal delays, overstretched conveyancers and expiring mortgage offers.… → continue reading

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LET THE SUNSHINE IN: ADD THOUSANDS TO YOUR HOME FAST WITH EASY SUMMER STYLING

Long summer days aren’t only for sizzling barbecues, seaside escapes and watching Wimbledon; they’re also when homes look their best. 

Everything is in your favour at this time of year: flowers in bloom, warmer weather and sunny blue skies put everyone in a good mood, and there’s still nowhere near enough property for sale in Birchington, Westgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate to satisfy demand.… → continue reading

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MOVING MISTAKES: WHY FINDING A HOME BEFORE YOU HAVE A BUYER IS A BIG RISK

If you’ve decided you want to move, you could be thinking the same as thousands of other homeowners: there’s nothing on the market, so you’ll wait to put your home up for sale until you find your next one.

It’s an entirely understandable view, but, from talking to many sellers, it’s clear that they aren’t necessarily aware of all the risks and potential costs of trying to find a property without being under offer first.… → continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY SECRETS : TOP PRO-STYLING TIPS TO GIVE YOUR HOME THE EDGE

“As soon as I saw the photo, I knew it was the one!” 

Such is the power of photography, and as a potential buyer’s first introduction to your home, it can make or break a sale.

Given how influential photos are, it’s surprising how many property listings have wonky, blurred or dark images – worse than many selfies!… → continue reading

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SELLING THIS SPRING? WHAT TO EXPECT, NEW STYLE TRENDS AND TOP VIEWING TIPS

As the spring 2022 property market begins, Nationwide Building Society has reported a 14% year-on-year price increase for March, up again from the 12% already reported in February.

Spring is famously the busiest season for buying and selling, and not just because our thoughts turn to spending more time outside in summer.… → continue reading