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To have a look at what London &Country (L&C) can offer you, click the mortgages link via our website

Joplings is an established property consultancy which is a true #OneStopPropertyShop catering for all your property needs. Click through to our website for further information.

We are your local The Guild of Property Professionals agency, offering a regulated service with trained staff.

Guild Blog: Which room convinces you to buy?

Which Room Convinces you to Buy your New Home?

 

When you step into a house there is naturally one room which buyers gravitate towards. The important question is, which room convinces you to buy? If you’re looking to sell your home it is useful to know which room to prioritise for open houses, images of the property or facts about your home.

Read what some of our Guild agents had to say about their experiences of which rooms convinces people to buy.

Simon Davies, Branch Manager of Norman F Brown said: “I believe the kitchen is the heart of a home. The current trend is a space where everyone can be together. Historically this was the sitting room, but recently there is a shift to living kitchens, especially if there is an open-plan design with the sitting room. The best kitchen I have seen interlinks the garden with French Doors or Modern Bi Folds to bring the outside in and make the garden more inclusive.”

Simon Bradbury, Managing Director of Thomas Morris said: “The room which I believe most convinces a buyer to purchase a home is the hallway, although it’s not technically a “room”. Normally, it’s the very first internal part of a property that a buyer will see. Therefore, the hallways establishes the tone for their experience with the rest of the property by setting a positive or negative level of expectancy. The hall should be bright and feel warm (or cool depending on the time of year) and inviting. Clutter should be put away to make the area appear more spacious. Air fresheners, diffusers, scented candles or flowers are simple, but effective methods to enhance a buyer’s first impression of a property.”

 

Does the Living Room help you to decide whether to purchase a new home?

 

Simon Miller, Partner of Holroyd Miller said: “Open-plan kitchens create the lifestyle of family and friends coming together in a space that can accommodate eating, drinking and socialising. The kitchen is normally the most expensive and time-consuming room in a home to decorate or renovate. A kitchen already supplied with good quality appliances and high-end worktops are favourable. Buyers are usually looking for minimum effort, focusing on moving in and opening a celebratory chilled bottle of fizz.”

Steve Wayne, Director of Benjamin Stevens Estate Agents said: “The centre of any home is often thought of as the kitchen. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it can often be the social hub of any home. It is where loved ones come together and a space in which you can get creative, both in design and culinary delights. The advantage of an eat-in kitchen allows for communal meals and socialising. Good food and communication makes for a happy household.”

Jenny Owen, Head of Marketing for Sawyer & Co. said: “A room with a view is always a great selling point for buyers. A well-fitted, spacious bathroom is really popular and at the moment.”

Pav Lotay, Account Manager for the Guild of Property Professionals Head office said: “For me, the living room is the most social space in a property and the area which I spend the most time in. This is the room that stands out the most and would convince me to buy. I look for a homely property: a spacious living room where I can see myself having guests to visit and putting up a Christmas tree.”

Are you looking to sell your property? Contact one of our Guild agents today. Find your nearest office here.

Yorkshire Day 2018 in Ripon

Yorkshire Day 2018

 

Click through to our Facebook page using the link below to see some of the images from Yorkshire Day in Ripon …

At 10am this morning there was a Civic Parade from the #Ripon Spa Hotel, around the historic market place with its Town…

Posted by Joplings on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

 

A Yorkshire Rose from all at Joplings – have a lovely day!

Unexpectedly Reoffered For Sale – Forest Drive, Dishforth

4 Forest Drive, Dishforth

 

Situated in the attractive village of Dishforth, this extended, detached family home has many of the desirable characteristics for modern family living.

Viewing of 4 Forest Drive is highly recommended to see the space this property has to offer …

Follow the link to our website to find out more … https://bit.ly/2FwtPRy

 

More about the Village of Dishforth

Dishforth is an active and attractive village and is handily located between Boroughbridge, Ripon and Thirsk with good links to the A1 and A19. The village benefits from a village school, Dishforth C of E Primary School which achieved Outstanding in its last OFSTED inspection, a part-time Post Office and two Public Houses. There is an active outdoor Bowling Club with a Sports field and Sports Pavilion and to the rear of the sports pavilion is a village children’s play area.

Property of the Week – 4 Watermill Close, North Stainley

Our Property of the Week is a fully-refurbished, detached family home in the sought-after village of North Stainley.

 

This attractive double-fronted, family home with pretty pond-side location, is ready for you to move into!

From the central hallway with stairs leading to the first floor, the property has a contemporary living, dining kitchen with light coloured shaker style units with new appliances and brushed stainless steel sink and tap. A spacious through lounge leads to a conservatory which gives access to the enclosed rear garden. A side gate leads to the garage and parking space for one vehicle. To the first floor, the light and airy landing leads to two double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and a further single bedroom. The newly renovated bathroom benefits from a P-bath with rainfall and hand-held shower head, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.Visit our website for further information by clicking on the photo below or contact our Ripon Office on 01765 694800.

A pretty pond-side setting

 

To find out more about the village of North Stainley and its active community please click here.

Joplings is an established property consultancy which is a true #OneStopPropertyShop catering for all your property needs. Click through to our website for further information

We are you local The Guild of Property Professionals agency for #Riponand #Thirsk, offering a regulated service with trained staff members.

 

 

Guild Blog: How to Save a Deposit for your First Home

HOW TO SAVE A DEPOSIT FOR YOUR FIRST HOME

 

The bottom line of raising a deposit is that you need to save money! Here are some top tips to help start you on your campaign to turn your pennies into pounds:

  • With a realistic monthly saving plan, you can rest assured you have started the wheels in motion – there is a lot to be said for initiating the ‘saving’! A deposit can seem like a daunting figure, so taking it month by month will take some of the pressure off. Even if you aren’t sure how much you will ultimately need, you can always begin saving.

 

  • There are plenty of free online budget templates you can download which will help you to assess your finances. As well as fixed monthly costs, such as bills, you would be surprised how much you spend on seemingly small items. Start this process by reviewing your previous months spend to avoid forgetting or being too optimistic.

 

  • Avoid overestimating the amount you can set aside each month. Settle on a minimum figure and, if you have an extra good month, you can always transfer some extra pounds into your savings account. Trying to save too much is likely to put you off and leave you feeling disappointed.

 

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  • Before you choose an account, do some research as interest rates can vary. Since saving for a deposit is a long-term goal, it may be that an account which gives you better interest rates, but does not allow you instant access is more appropriate. Take your time working this out as it’s important to make your money work hard for you! Remember that a savings account is not for life: periodically assess whether moving your savings could be more beneficial.

 

  • Take the chore of transferring out of your life and transfer the money automatically with a standing order or direct debit. This stop you from thinking, hesitating or reallocating those funds.

 

  • Your family and friends will understand your goal – so ask them for support. Find cheaper midweek deals to meet with friends and swap dinners out for a nice meal in.

 

Saving can be a struggle; often, the first few months are your best as you are focused and dedicated. Since this is a long-term plan, you may need to find ways to reinvigorate your savings at varying points, but also remember there are times to give yourself a break as long as you continue to save your minimum amount.

 

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Guild Blog: How do you know when it’s time to sell your home?

Have you decided that it is time to sell your home?

 

 

Are you thinking about putting your property on the market, but aren’t sure when or how? It can be difficult to know exactly when you should sell your home. However, there are times and seasons when selling your home is almost certainly the right thing for you. Whether your reasons are personal or market-driven, we’ve identified some of the best times to think seriously about selling your property.

1. Your family needs more space

Your family may not be expanding, but if the people in your house are growing restless, it’s time to consider a change. As young children grow into young adults, many parents move into properties where each child can have their own room. Adding private spaces and larger rooms can also accommodate your family’s needs, so bear that in mind when you’re looking at properties. Knowing that your family needs more space is a key factor in determining if you should put your home on the market.

2. Look to the seasons

The autumn and spring are known for being good times to sell your property, and for good reason. Potential buyers aren’t busy with holidays and Christmas parties during these seasons. The spring coincides with an increase in sunlight and a blooming garden, both of which do wonders for the appearance of your property. In the autumn, the fading light and multicoloured leaves add a romantic touch that’s unparalleled. If you’re selling, try to time putting your home on the market with the beginning of the season.

3. Your family is expanding 

Whether you’re expecting a child or welcoming a parent, there are plenty of family expansions that will require more room for everyone. If you know that your property won’t be able to accommodate everyone, it’s time to put your home on the market.

4. You’re not excited to go home at the end of the day 

Is your home a place where you can rest and relax? Do you feel safe in your neighbourhood? These are all signs that it’s time to start looking for a new home. Your home should be a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed, and anything less should have you looking elsewhere.

5. The local property market is flourishing

Have you been toying with the idea of moving for a few years, but never knew when the time was right? Putting your home on the market when it is flourishing will increase your chances of a speedy sale. But how do you know when the market is flourishing? Speak to your local agent and look around your neighbourhood. Are there plenty of sold boards around? This is a good indication of the state of the property market in your area.

6. You’re considering buying a new property

If you’re thinking of moving house, put your own home on the market first. That way, you’ll be free to make an offer when your dream home comes along. Worried that a buyer won’t want to purchase your house because you haven’t secured another home? Most buyers are very understanding, and will appreciate your honestly if you’re up-front with them about not having found another home.

Are you considering selling your home? Contact your local Guild agent today.

 

Guild Blog: The Best British Villages You’ve Never Heard Of!

Villages …

 

Grewelthorpe – a popular village near to Ripon.

 

 

Big or small, the villages in England are always a treat. From St. Ives to Castle Coombe, we’ve all seen their many wonders. But what if you’re looking for an experience that’s off the beaten path? We’ve found some of the most charming villages in the UK that you’d never heard of.

Please click the link below to find at least three villages, we’re sure you will have heard of …

 

1. Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Cerne Abbas is a Dorset treasure that’s certainly worth a visit. Located along the River Cerne, the village grew up around an abbey and is known for its lovely architecture and the ‘rude giant’ that features in its fields.

2. Hellidon, Northamptonshire

A quaint village in Northamptonshire, Hellidon is perfect for those searching for a quiet retreat. Try one of the many country walks, or if you fancy something a bit sportier, the pool and spa just outside the village is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

3. Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Saltaire is a town next to the River Aire that was a thriving industrial village in the second half of the nineteenth century, and it is incredibly well-preserved today. The mill has now been converted into an art space and a shopping arcade. Walking through the town can make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

4. Framlingham, Suffolk

This market town is full of history and mystery. First known for its connections to the Howard family of Tudor fame, Framlingham is the birthplace of many other notable Brits such as Ed Sheeran. The ‘Castle on the Hill’ referenced in Sheeran’s hit single is a must-see.

5. Presteigne, Wales

Presteigne is a town right on the border between England and Wales. It’s surrounded by stunning untouched countryside, which makes it perfect for a rural retreat, but that’s not all Presteigne has to offer. There’s a vibrant high street and cultural centre, and the annual Presteigne Music Festival is an internationally known event that’s not to be missed.

6. St Mawes, Cornwall

A fishing village situated on the end of the Roseland peninsula, St Mawes is one of the most picturesque villages you’ve never heard of. It’s almost completely surrounded by the sea, which means that the views are spectacular. The community is known for its close ties and welcoming nature, making it a real Cornish gem.

7. Aysgarth, Yorkshire

Aysgarth is located in part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s home to Aysgarth Falls, one of Britain’s loveliest waterfalls, which featured in the film Robin Hood.

8. Higher Bockhampton, Dorset

Higher Bockhampton is tucked deep into the Dorset countryside, surrounded by rolling hills and high hedges. This village is the setting of Thomas Hardy’s first five books and is where Hardy was born. You can even visit Hardy’s cottage, which is now a National Trust property.

9. Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire

It doesn’t get more English than this North Yorkshire village. There’s a lovely quiet stream, plenty of pubs, and moorland sheep graze throughout the village. It’s the perfect ice cream picnic spot during the summer months.

10. Lustleigh, Devon

Lustleigh might be the most picturesque village in England. It’s one of Devon’s most well-maintained villages. Thatched cottages surround a 13th century church, bookended by the Primrose Tea Rooms and a village shop. Have a pint at the pub while you watch a cricket match on the local pitch.

Are you looking for a home in one of these hidden gems? Contact your local Guild agent today.

Rose Cottage, Grewelthorpe

Rose Cottage, situated in the attractive village of Grewelthorpe.

 

Rose Cottage is a pretty ‘chocolate box’ property which benefits from three bedrooms, gardens to front and rear and is extended to the rear with an attractive orangery. Click through to our website for more information.

Grewelthorpe, located in the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty, benefits from The Crown Inn, St James’ Church, the village hall and community café with its many clubs and events.  Grewelthorpe C of E Primary School is in the catchment area for the renowned Ripon Grammar School and The Outwood Academy, both receiving Outstanding in their latest Ofsted reports. The village is also well positioned for local shops, amenities and activities in Kirkby Malzeard, Masham and Ripon. 

 

Joplings is an established property consultancy which is a true #OneStopPropertyShop catering for all your property needs.

We are your local The Guild of Property Professionals agency, offering a regulated service with trained staff.

To arrange a viewing, please contact our Ripon Office on 01765 694800

 

Guild Blog: Top Tips to Renovate your Property

Converting a derelict property into a beautiful home is a dream for many. But what do you need to know before embarking on a renovation project? 

 

Renovation projects can be few and far between. When one comes on the market, many people may try to snap it up to make a profit or create their dream home.  Register your interest with your local Guild Member to hear about suitable properties as soon as they come on the market. Also, check your local auction house.

 

If you have seen Grand Designs, you know that building projects often go over budget. Plan realistically and have a large contingency budget.

 

There is a lot of legal work to do before starting a build. Check building restrictions in the area or on the property itself and apply for planning permission.

 

Conduct several surveys before building starts to assess the building and work out exactly what you need to do.

 

Who is going to project manage the build? A professional could do everything for you, or you could do it yourself. From coordinating tradespeople to liaising with the planning department, arranging inspections, organising paperwork and get everything signed off.

Joplings are able to help and advise you with your Architecture, Planning and Project Management needs.  Please contact Michael or Richard on 01845 521317 and have a look at the Architectural Services on our website

 

The Guild is a network of the best 800 independent estate agents around the country. Find out why you should choose them to sell your home. Click here to find your closest Guild Member.

 

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