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Home ownership difficult around the world

November 28, 2016

It’s no secret that it’s getting increasingly difficult for the younger generation to get onto the property ladder. What is perhaps a little less known though, is that it’s not just a UK issue. Across the globe  young people in many developed countries such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand are also struggling to become […] View article >

Getting a pre Christmas sale on your property

November 10, 2016

You could be forgiven for thinking that this time of year is maybe not the best time to be putting your house on the market. The nights are drawing in, the temperatures are beginning to fall and everyone is more interested in shopping for presents than houses, right? Not necessarily. According to Rightmove, last year […] View article >

Top ten turn offs for house buyers

September 16, 2016

If you are trying to sell your home without success, it could be that you’re unwittingly putting people off. Recent research by Harron Homes, provides an interesting insight into what puts buyers off the most. Considering that buyers typically decide within  0-5 minutes whether the property is of appeal to them,  get the basics right […] View article >

How is the value of your property calculated?

September 2, 2016

When it comes to selling your home, you’ll naturally want to achieve the best price possible. So how do estate agents get an accurate selling price and what features will they take into account?   First though we need to clarify that officially a valuation for a property must be completed by a qualified surveyor. […] View article >

De-cluttering your home for sale

August 12, 2016

De-Cluttering your Home for Sale If you’ve just decided to sell your home, the chances are you are now deciding on how to best present it to potential buyers. The single biggest (and free) job that you should undertake in order to make your property as appealing as possible is to declutter and to a […] View article >

Sifting through survey options when buying a property

July 23, 2016

When buying a property, it can be difficult to work out which survey it’s best to go for, especially if you are not too sure what the differences are. According to The Money Advice Service, one in five homebuyers rely only on the mortgage valuation before purchasing a property. A mortgage valuation is not a […] View article >

5 tips on keeping your property secure this summer

July 19, 2016

Based on the weather of the last few days it’s time (perhaps temporarily) to celebrate the arrival of the Great British Summer. Unfortunately, as the temperatures are set to increase, so is the likelihood of a burglary. The warmer weather encourages us to leave our windows open and doors unlocked whilst we sit in the […] View article >

Breaking records for the Northwood Charitable Foundation

June 29, 2016

The Northwood Charitable Foundation was set up in 2013 after the tragic loss the Managing Director Nick Cooper, to pancreatic cancer. Over the last few years, the Foundation has raised funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund charity by doing  cycle rides, running marathons and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! For the next fundraising event, Greg […] View article >

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

June 24, 2016

If you’re looking for a slightly different kind of property investment, you could do worse than the typical British beach hut! A relic left over from the Victorian era, they are as much a part of a visit to the seaside as ice-cream, donkey rides and of course, the odd rain shower.  Popularity seems to […] View article >

Are intergenerational mortgages the way forward?

June 15, 2016

It’s already difficult for young people to get a foot on the property ladder and with the average UK house price expected to exceed £450,000 by 2030, the chance of owning their own home isnt likely to improve any time soon. Mortgage lenders, however are trying to address this problem with a new ‘intergenerational mortgage’. […] View article >