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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 10 Ways of Adding Value to your Home

We all want to add value to our homes. After all, property is one of the best investments so why not make the most of it. The rule of thumb when it comes to adding value is to utilise what you already have. Any additions that are too costly might not bring you much of a return when you sell, so work with the space and think how it could be transformed to make it more useful. Here’s a list of some of the most worthwhile alterations and additions that … Continued

Guild Blog: Top tips to sell your home faster

Moving home is a complicated process, and so getting it right is crucial. Whether you are a first-time buyer, or an experienced home owner, here are our top five tips to help you sell and move in as quickly as possible:   1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail Preparation is pivotal to selling your property. Make sure your photos are done, have all your paperwork in order and be prepared to accept viewings.   2. Make sure the price is right This may seem obvious, but ensuring your property … Continued

Guild Blog: Top Tips to Help make your House Move Less Stressful

So you’ve completed on your new home and can’t wait to move. You’ve even started thinking about how to decorate. There’s one thing you might have forgotten, though: you’ve got to move out of your home first. Between packing your things and preparing for your first night in a new home, moving house can seem overwhelming. However, moving from one property to another doesn’t have to be stressful. Read our tips to remove the stress from your moving experience.   1. Stay organised As with any daunting task, staying organised … 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. 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 … Continued

Guild Blog: Golden Principles for Buying Property

Not all property purchases are equal. While one property investment could be the foundation to building wealth, another could be a monetary black hole. What is the difference between the two?  To ensure that you are making the most out of your property purchase, it is vital to be well-informed, savvy and make the right buying decisions from the outset. The choices you make during the property buying process will have a significant impact on the potential return on your investment in the long term.   Simply purchasing a home at … Continued

Guild Blog: Making the right purchase for you!

Research has revealed that around 80% of homeowners have at least one noteworthy regret regarding their home buying decision.   Here are our five top tips to ensure you make the right choice while on the hunt for your next home:   1. Focus is key A property may appeal in terms of your wants, but not necessarily tick the must-haves boxes. Make sure that the property meets your main objectives otherwise it can’t be the right home for you. 2. Find the right solicitor for you It is imperative … Continued

Guild Blog: Why do house sales fall through?

  Moving to a new house can be a stressful time, particularly if a sale falls through. Don’t worry if this happens as there are often ways to get it back on track. Guild Members talk about the potential pitfalls to avoid during your negotiations and give tips to help your sale move forward.    Surveys  If something unexpected comes up in a survey, it may be a big enough problem to make the sale fall through. Becky Evans from Mark Evans & Co said: “In our experience, most house … Continued

Guild Blog: The Top 10 Ways to Add Value to your Garden

It is difficult for a garden to look beautiful in Winter however it can look tidy and have a little colour. Ideas of jobs you could be doing –  Generally tidy your garden –                                                                                    Get rid of the dead Christmas tree. Rake/sweep up any leaves left from Autumn. Cut back anything … Continued

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