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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 … Continued

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

Thinking of Selling 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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Guild Blog: Top Tips to Buy Land and Build Your Dream Home

Top Tips to Buy Land and Build Your Dream Home from The Guild of Property Professionals GPEA – 26th September 2017   Are you dreaming of building your own home? Buying land and building a property on it is a dream many people share. But what about the logistics? Buying land and building your own house is uncharted territory for most people. David Davies of David Davies Estate Agents has seen this process happen time and time again. With almost thirty years of estate agency experience, David has seen many people build … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Upgrade your Home For Less

The home you purchase isn’t always your dream property, but you can turn your property into the home of your dreams with a few quick fixes. Here are some tips to upgrade your home for less.     1. Paint your kitchen cabinets  Freshly painted cabinets give the kitchen an update without the cost of a full renovation. Choose light colours to brighten the space. 2. Add mirrors  Mirrors can make any space seem larger and are an easy way to ‘open up’ a room. 3. Invest in landscaping  Consider adding some … Continued

Guild Blog: Can your garden add value to your property?

Can your garden add value to your property?   Many people forget the first impression comes from the garden. Watch the video to get ideas and tips to help sell your home this summer, as well as make your garden a more enjoyable place to be. 1. Decluttering the garden can add value. Always start with tidying and give your lawn a fresh mow and tidy up any weather damage before a viewing. 2. Add some seasonal colour, like plant pots filled with flowers. This will add perceived value. 3. Start … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Turn your Homes Weaknesses into Strengths

To make your home appeal to the widest range of buyers, identify its strengths and weaknesses. Here are some of the most common property weaknesses and how you can turn them into strengths … Weakness: The windows are outdated. Hanging new curtains is an easy way to update your property. Install a simple metal rod and hang a neutral curtain with metal rings. Weakness: Your kitchen needs an update.  Purchase new white goods for your kitchen to avoid the cost of a complete renovation. When you’re updating, think stainless steel … Continued

GDPR – Our New Privacy Policy to help Protect your Data

GDPR   Inline with the new General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR for short, we have updated our Privacy Policy.  This is to show how we look after your data when you come to Joplings to ask us to sell or rent out your property on your behalf or if you would like to receive marketing as you have asked us to help you find a property to buy or rent.   You can read our updated Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy by clicking on the links in our website … Continued

Guild Property Blog: How to Build your Dream Home

Please contact our Architect Department on 01845 521 317 or email architecture@joplings.com for help and advice.   Are you dreaming of building your own home? It can be a complicated process, so here are some top tips.   – Carefully consider the land’s location, size, and surroundings. Would the property fit in with the neighbours? This will be crucial to get planning approval. – Always do a land registry search. It’s affordable and can tell you a lot about the land you’re considering. The search will tell you if the property … Continued

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