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Guild Blog: Secret Tips to Sell and Move in Before Christmas

Buying a property can be complicated, and so getting it right is pivotal to speeding up the process. Whether you are a first-time buyer, or an experienced home owner, our Guild agents are here to help. We have collected our secret tips to help you sell and move in before the holidays.     1. Preparation Preparation is always key when it comes to selling your home. Simon Davies from Norman F Brown said: “Make sure your photos are taken before Christmas decorations go up and be prepared to accept … Continued

Guild Blog: First Time Buyers Benefit from Stamp Duty Tax Relief

  Yesterday marked a year that first-time buyers have benefited from the stamp duty tax relief. The money-saving tax relief, which is known as First Time Buyer Relief (FTBR), was introduced on 22 November 2017.  The Treasury announced that since the inception of the scheme, more than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefited, saving a total of £426 million pounds. Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, said: “The government’s effort to assist first-time buyers to get into the market is seeing fruit with the number of first-time buyers … Continued

Guild Blog: How can you tell if an area has good community spirit?

Both Ripon and Thirsk have shown true Community Spirit over October and November with the Halloween Pumpkin Trail and the Commemoration of 100 years since the end of The Great War.  Check out our page to see what the local area has been getting up to … https://joplings.com/lifestyle-magazine-silhouette-soldiers-by-john-durkin/   Buying a property and moving to a new area can be a daunting prospect. There is nothing that will make your new house feel like a home like making new friends and getting involved in local events. Being involved in the community … 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: Are you a First Time Buyer?

What to avoid when buying a property for the first time …   First Time Buyers Buying a home for the first time can be an emotionally driven experience, especially when you consider the various elements that need to be taken into account. While there are several new and exciting things that go into buying a home, it can be a complicated process to negotiate. Often, it’s easy to focus on the smaller details and lose sight of the larger picture while possibly making mistakes.   Here what you need … Continued

Should you buy, sell or trade up before Brexit?

There is no doubt that Brexit has already had an impact on the property market with many adopting a wait-and-see approach until the final deal has been made. As March 2019 and a final decision edges closer, many people are wondering whether they should take advantage of the current situation and buy or trade up, while house prices have subsided. On the other hand, some people are conscious that a hard Brexit could see the housing market slow down and are trying to decide whether now is a good time … Continued

Guild Blog: What are the 10 biggest turn-offs for home buyers?

When it comes to selling your property, making a good first impression is imperative. Our Guild agents share their expertise and identify the top 10 biggest turn-offs for prospective buyers and how to avoid them.   1. Clutter Clutter is not only distracting, but it could indicate that the property does not have adequate storage. Nick Manson from Mansons Newcastle upon Tyne said: “De-cluttering is a great way to increase your chances of completing a sale, but that doesn’t mean that you have to part with your prized possessions. You … Continued

SOLD STC – Property of the Week – 5 Victoria Terrace

Ripon Property of the Week – 5 Victoria Terrace    … from your local #OneStopPropertyShop and The Guild of Property Professionals agency for #Ripon and #Thirsk 5 Victoria Terrace gives you an excellent opportunity to purchase a substantial End-Townhouse, offering modern living accommodation set over four floors with parking, gardens and balcony. These exciting family homes form part of only five town houses and occupy a fantastic location within close proximity to the centre of Ripon however with easy access to the A1(M) for those looking to commute.   To find out more click through to the property … Continued

Lifestyle Magazine – Ripon Canal Basin by Alan Kaemena

We were very lucky to receive a more industrial shot of Ripon taken by Alan Kaemena for our Lifestyle Magazine front cover.  Alan has been taking photos for over 40 years and usually prefers to take photos containing people.  The reflections on the canal water caught his eye one morning and that is how this photo made its way into his camera.        

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