May 24, 2017

What could the general election mean for property?

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The snap general election taking place on 8th June will be the third year in a row that Brits have had to go to the ballot box, following last year’s EU referendum and the previous general election in 2015. How will this added uncertainty affect the property market? How the market is usually impacted Past […]

May 20, 2017

Bank of Mum and Dad UK’s big lender

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Receiving funding from parents is nothing new, but as millennials struggle to save funds for a deposit, the bank of mum and dad (BOMAD) is becoming increasingly important in getting young people on the housing ladder. Research by Cebr found that in 2017, £6.7billion will be spent on helping children get onto the property ladder, […]

May 12, 2017

Rising number of small deposit buyers

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New reports show that first time buyers are taking advantage of mortgages with small deposits, as they offer hope of getting onto the housing ladder. As we’re well aware, getting onto the property ladder can be a difficult feat. This problem is mainly attributed to the size of deposits needed to secure the first home. […]

May 7, 2017

What could the general election mean for property?

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Last month Theresa May called for a snap election to take place on June 8. The snap general election will be the third year in a row that Brits have had to go to the ballot box, following last year’s EU referendum and the previous general election in 2015. What will this added uncertainty bring […]

May 5, 2017

Cheers! New Harborough bank holiday event sponsored by Andrew Granger & Co

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Bank holidays are great, aren’t they? That extra day off can make the world of difference to the weekend. To the next bank holiday in May (27th-29th May), we’ve teamed up with Taste Harborough, an initiative promoting local food and drink, to sponsor Spirit of Harborough. Spirit of Harborough is a new event that will […]

April 27, 2017

First time buyers optimistic about getting onto the property ladder

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Optimism within first time buyers is at a new high with the majority confident of getting a house on the property ladder. Whether they are renting or not, over 57 per cent are planning to buy their first property between now and 2021 according to research by My Home Move. However, it may take buyers […]

April 20, 2017

Getting your garden ready for summer viewings

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The warmer weather is now upon us and summer is just around the corner. The summer months give households the chance to use their garden to its full potential. Evening meals are enjoyed outside with the setting sun, outdoor parties with friends are thrown and sun-loungers are dusted off and taken out of the shed. […]

April 12, 2017

Should your let be furnished or unfurnished?

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Once a buyer has successfully bought a buy-to-let property or made the necessary adjustments needed to rent the property out, one of the first questions they will be faced with is whether to leave the property unfurnished or provide renters with furniture that’s already in place. It’s a decision that can be affected by both […]

April 6, 2017

What to do with your spare room when selling

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When selling your home, you need to maximise the value of all areas. A spare room that’s full of clutter, including old Christmas decorations isn’t going to do the likelihood of a sale any favours. By rejuvenating a spare room into a functional one, you can add interest in the property and also increase the […]

March 26, 2017

Should tenants carry out their own home improvements?

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Which tenants are most likely to carry out home improvements? In a recent article by Landlord Today, research by Plentific suggests that only 15% of people aged 18-34 spend over £500 on home improvements whilst renting, in comparison to 27% of people aged over 55.  Overall, tenants spending £500 or more on home improvements account […]