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Barrows & Forrester donated tickets to charity free@last to give children from Nechells the opportunity to go to the pantomime this Christmas period. free@last’s Vision is to improve the lives of the children and young people of Nechells and to turn a community of poverty [……]

Posted on December 12, 2019
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A review of selected market indicators since the UK’s referendum on EU membership, show that house prices across England and Wales have risen by 10%. A buyer now requires over £22,000 more to purchase now than they did back in June 2016. Double digit growth [……]

Posted on December 12, 2019
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In this two-minute read, we share some of the jaw-dropping amounts of cash millionaires splash out when celebrating Christmas. And, why they’re probably wasting their money. Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. It’s that time of year when many of us get a little [……]

Posted on December 11, 2019
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Nine in every ten home sellers expects to complete their property transaction within three months of their property being ‘Sold Subject To Contract’ (SSTC), according to results of the 2019 Property Academy Homemovers Survey. In reality, just over half (55%) met that timescale. Research by [……]

Posted on December 9, 2019
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In this two-minute read, we explain why the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday has cybercriminals rubbing their hands with glee. And we reveal four ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim. Dental floss, microwave ovens and traffic lights are just a few [……]

Posted on November 25, 2019
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Parliament has dissolved and electioneering will be in full swing up to polling day on December 12th, the first December election since 1923. The price of a property has risen on average 3% annually since the last election in June 2017, a total rise of [……]

Posted on November 18, 2019
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Rental yields help you to compare between different income-producing properties. You can use rental yields to evaluate your rate of return from a particular investment. Real estate agents, as well as rental property sellers often use rental-yield figures to analyse their performance. Rental yield can [……]

Posted on November 8, 2019
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Across the UK, it is estimated in the region of £500 million is spent celebrating Bonfire Night and the foiling of the gunpowder plot back in 1605. Around half the population is set to don woolly hats and scarves to attend organised events. To date [……]

Posted on November 5, 2019
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You have finally decided to sell your home and you are in touch with a reliable property agent as well. Well property agents are the best people to get in touch with if you wish to sell your property. After all, they are experienced and [……]

Posted on November 1, 2019
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It’s Halloween week, and for those superstitious among us, just over 8,600 house sales have taken place across England and Wales during the last year on properties numbered ‘13’. At £278,950 the average property price of such a property is over £30,000 more than the [……]

Posted on October 31, 2019
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Digbeth has been literally and figuratively the place for industrious people since many centuries. Digbeth is a district in Birmingham which holds the distinction of being named the coolest neighbourhood in Britain by the Sunday Times. This is just one of the accolades for this [……]

Posted on October 21, 2019
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The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. [……]

Posted on October 16, 2019
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The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel. Frome in Somerset, most commonly pronounced as rhyming with ‘home’, tops the list, average property prices here are just over the UK average. Although English [……]

Posted on October 16, 2019
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James Forrester, managing director of StripeHomes and Barrows & Forrester Property Group reveals life is more about people than property. Sat in his Birmingham office with a Newcastle United shirt hung on the wall embezzled with StripeHomes number nine across on the back – in [……]

Posted on October 8, 2019
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Tuesday 1st October marks International Coffee Day. Across the UK, 95 million cups of the world’s most popular drink (except for water) are consumed daily, whether at home or in one of over 25,000 coffee outlets across the country. From instant to ground, lattes, to [……]

Posted on October 1, 2019
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8.4 million people, equivalent to one in seven across England, live in ‘unsuitable housing’, according to a comprehensive report on the housing crisis released by the National Housing Federation. Overcrowding, the inability to afford the rent or mortgage and hidden households (those where people live [……]

Posted on October 1, 2019
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After you have finalised a property and you agree to your landlord’s terms and conditions, there will be one small thing left before closing the deal and that is referencing check. So, there are typically two types of referencing, one which is collected by the [……]

Posted on September 25, 2019
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September 21st is the official start to autumn, and in households up and down the country the conversation will soon turn to ‘is it cold enough yet to turn the heating on?’ Across England and Wales, 17% of homes sold over the past year have [……]

Posted on September 23, 2019
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Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year. 71% of prospective buyers [……]

Posted on September 16, 2019
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As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes. The private rented sector is one of the primary providers of housing to students, accommodating 30% of students in 2017/18. Dataloft Rental [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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3,485 is the estimated average cost of school uniforms for a child over the course or their school life (Reception to Year 11). The cost is equivalent to 4.31 months’ of a mortgage repayment or 3.31 months’ of average rent, although there are substantial regional [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Whether we are heading to the polls again in a few weeks’ time for the third time in five years remains to be seen, but the political parties should remember that it is more than Brexit on people’s agendas. A recent poll from Ipsos MORI [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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A mortgage in principle, which is otherwise known as Decision in Principle, mortgage promise, or even as Agreement in Principle. This is nothing but a statement which is given by the lender, stating that the lender will lend a certain amount to the buyer before [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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You will need a solid plan if you want to increase the value of your home. Whether you have recently purchased a home or you are living in your old home for quite some time, with proper planning, you will be able to enhance the [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Choosing an estate agent is extremely crucial for you; that’s why you should always make sure that you select the right estate agent. Ensure that you talk to many real estate agents and ask about their services, their fees, reputation in the market and more. [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Among other factors (policy and economic performance being key), changes to taxation in the form of stamp duty land tax at point of sale can have a big impact on cooling or stimulating the level of activity in the UK housing market. The new Prime [……]

Posted on September 4, 2019
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