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Guild Blog: A Walk in the Park – Homes near Pretty Parks

Are you thinking of moving to another part of the country? Why not pop into Joplings in Ripon or Thirsk and tell us about the new dream home you are searching for and we will pass this onto the Guild agent who will be able to help you with your search. As a member of The Guild of Property Professionals we are part of a network of over 800 independent Estate agents in England and Northern Ireland. Have a look at these stunning properties which are situated near scenic parks, from some of our network agents. Homes near … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Renovate on a Shoestring Budget

Wanting to make a good impression and make your home stand out in the crowd doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are numerous budget-friendly ways that you can use to make your property more appealing to potential buyers and increase your chances of selling for the highest possible price. You can make a big impact without spending big money, too. Subtle, well-thought-out and inexpensive updates are sometimes all that is needed to make a lasting impression and give you the edge in the market. Here are some budget-friendly updates … 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

STAFF INTERVIEW: MICHAEL STEPHENSON

What is your job role within Joplings? I am the General Manager of Joplings, overseeing and responsible for the running of the business. Working closely with the management team, I support staff and develop the business. I am a Chartered Surveyor and registered valuer with the RICS. Part of my time is spent providing professional advice, relating to a wide range of property related matters. I also carry out building surveys and valuations for residential and commercial property, along with providing architectural design and construction advice relating to building projects.  

Top Tips for Protecting your Home in the Winter

Top Tips for Protecting your Home in Winter … Check the roof.  Have any broken or missing tiles or slates replaced and other damage repaired.  Keeping the rain out is one of the most important things you can do. Clear out the gutters. Clear out leaves, moss and debris from rainwater gutters, downpipes and gullies.  Reset any displaced joints. Check the roof insulation. Birds, squirrels, rats and mice can displace the insulation in the roof, and so can we when rummaging about. Check the insulation and consider increasing it, as … Continued

Guild Blog: How Stamp Duty Changes will Impact the Market?

In his third Budget as chancellor, Phillip Hammond announced that he will extend the cancellation of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers on properties up to £300,000 to first-time buyers of shared ownership properties valued up to £500,000.  He also stated that the measure would be retrospective so that any first-buyer who has bought a home since the last Budget will benefit.   The government has done much to enable first-time buyers the opportunity to get into the market and removing stamp duty on all shared equity purchases up to £500,000 is another … Continued

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

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: The Guild comments on the Autumn Budget

The Guild comments on the Autumn Budget … Briefly discussing the housing market in his third Budget as chancellor, Phillip Hammond announced that he will extend the cancellation of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers on properties up to £300,000 to first-time buyers of shared ownership properties valued up to £500,000.  He also stated that the measure would be retrospective, so that any first-buyer who has bought a home since the last Budget will benefit. According to Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, removing Stamp Duty on all … Continued

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