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Spring is in the Air

The spring and summer are without doubt the best time of year to be marketing residential and rural properties. Everything is starting to look at its best with the grass growing and leaves returning to the trees.  It is also the time that the most determined buyers...

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The Art of Buy to Let

Once again the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee has opted to hold interest rates at 0.5%.  This has been the case since March 2009 or to put it another way the interested rate have remained at this level for the last 32 months. There has been further...

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House Price Statistics

Any reader of the newspapers will have come across a range of property statistics and surveys which indicate a wide range of different trends. We are faced on a monthly basis with surveys and analysis from the Land Registry, RICS, Rightmove, Halifax and the...

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Driving a Hard Bargain

It has been well documented in this column over the last few months that the market is extremely difficult and that buyers are fewer in number and are determined to drive a hard bargain. As the market conditions are likely to stay this way over the next few winter...

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New Year Property Resolution

Perhaps the new year is a time for some predictions as to how the residential property markets are going to perform during 2010. The residential sales markets I believe are going to continue to experience low volumes of sales and listings.  We are in fact already...

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Winter in front of us all

We will all have changed our clocks last weekend and are now getting use to the nights drawing in.   There is also the change in the weather and the sense that winter is now on it ways.  We have even started to experience the first frosts. How does this changing of...

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How can I make my property stand out?

There have been between 700 and 1000 properties on the market for sale at any one moment through the Market Harborough estate agents over the last few years.  With this sort of completion what can you do the make your property standout? The importance of making your...

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Energy assessments – are they worth the fuss?

Anyone marketing or renting a property in the last few months should have been visited by a DEA, not a drug enforcement agent, but a Domestic Energy Assessor.  What it all about and is it worth it you might well have thought. The starting point to this issue is the...

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