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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: Buying and Selling Over Christmas

Should I put my home on the market now or wait until after Christmas?   Many people think that trying to move house over the festive period is a mistake, but that is no longer the case. People have more free time and motivation to make a change in the New Year, so it can be a great time to buy and sell. Guild agents share their top tips.   Make your property visible online  If you are selling, your home needs to be listed and visible on all the … Continued

SOLD STC – Dishforth Village property on Forest Drive – Unexpectedly Reoffered For Sale!

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 … A Detached family home Spacious Open Plan Living, Dining, Kitchen Utility and Downstairs WC Separate Living Room Master Bedroom with walk in wardrobe and En-suite shower room Three further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom Gardens to the Front and Rear Garage and Driveway Parking Contact our … Continued

Guild Blog: How to Avoid Over Home-Staging your Property

Are you thinking of selling your home?  Are you wondering whether to decorate or de-clutter your space?     Have you ever seen a property that just seemed to be trying a bit too hard? Over home-staging, or trying too hard when decorating a property in order to sell it, is a surprisingly easy thing to do. Our agents share their stories of homes they’ve see that have been over home-staged, and what you can do to prevent this problem.   1. Be genuine  According to Steve Barron of Drivers … Continued

Guild Blog: The Top Ten Mistakes you may be making when buying a house.

Buying a new home is one of the most exciting things you can do. Between looking through beautiful new houses and choosing the perfect area, it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of new-home ownership. However, ignoring the details could end up costing you. Our estate agents have seen it all, and have identified the top mistakes that people make when purchasing a new home.     1. Looking at property without setting a budget  “Taking a hard look at your finances is critical before you begin to … Continued

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 … 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: 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 Property Blog** Why do house sales fall through?

To read the latest Property Guild Blog to help you understand the sales process, please click the below link: http://www.guildproperty.co.uk/news/post/1510588332/why-do-house-sales-fall-through If you are thinking of buying a property and would like a survey to help you make this decision then please contact our Survey Department on 01765 694804.

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