Hold your Ground – Five Steps to Making an Offer on a House

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Once you’ve found a property you want, it’s easy to feel pressurised to make a brash move and put in an ill-thought out offer. So the first step is to stop, breath, and read on for our five step strategy for making a fair offer that could save you big. Step One – Decide How […]

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The Online-Only Estate Agent – Smart Move or Stupid Mistake?

Friday, August 10th, 2018

The rise and rise of online-only estate agents seems unstoppable, Purple Bricks, HouseSimple, YOPA, Tepilo and eMoov, to name but a few, are leading to debates about the future of the high street estate agent. The question is, does it pay to entrust these still relatively new online-only estate agents with your house sale? Let’s […]

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Au revoir! – The Mover’s Guide to France

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Thinking of joining the other 148,800 British expats who now call France their Accueil? (That’s “home”, to you, I and those of us who haven’t quite learnt French, yet). With sun, sumptuous food and a better quality of life, it’s no wonder why so many of us Brits flock to France year on year. Here […]

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Adiós – How to Ship Your Life to Spain

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Thinking about moving to Spain? You’re not alone. In fact, so popular is this destination for those in the UK, there’s now almost 300,000 British citizens that have made the move to the sunnier climes of this European hotspot. Here we take a look at the most popular spots to live, where people work and […]

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Bang for Yer’ Buck – Where to Move for More Space for your Money

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Currently viewing potential new houses? Take a look around – every single square foot within the average home costs a pretty staggering £211. Ouch. And with house prices continuing their steady rise (with increases of 4.5% over the past 12 months to November 2017), this figure is only set to rise further. With these plain […]

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Packing Mastery – How to Create Wardrobe Boxes for your Move

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

We’ve blogged about everything from efficient packing to where you can get free boxes from, we’ve even covered how you can take care of your tech during your move. Now? We want to tackle something that every fashionista will relate to – creating wardrobe boxes ready for your big move, so your fav outfit is […]

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Six Things No One Ever Tells You About Home Ownership

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

You’ve finally purchased your own home – congratulations! You’re no longer dealing with a grumpy landlord or even grumpier parents. That said, you do wish that you were told these six things before you collected those keys. 1. Paperwork – You Need It, All (and A Basement to Store It In) Who knew that in […]

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Your Overseas Retirement Beckons – Here’s a How To

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Planning to escape overseas to enjoy your autumn years? Here’s our how-to for ensuring your new life is every bit as successful as your sun-soaked dreams. When to Start Planning There’s a lot to do, and you’re going to need around 3 years of organising and arranging if you want your fresh start in a […]

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“I Hate You!” – Moving with a Teen – How to Calm Kevin

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Moving is a testing, trailing time – especially if you’re moving with pets or, worse still, while pregnant or with a toddler in the midst of the terrible twos. But in our efforts to advise and guide you through these specific challenges, we completely overlooked probably one of the toughest move day companions – the […]

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To Buy or To Rent? THAT is the question.

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Your parents say you’re throwing money away. Some of your friends are already proud homeowners. As for your work colleagues? They say that if you don’t buy now, you’ll never get on the property ladder. But is renting really all that bad? As we’ll explore in this blog, buying may not be right for everyone. […]

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Making Your Estate Agent Work Overtime

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Selling your home? Get set for a long, arduous, stressful journey if you don’t have the right tactics in place for ensuring your estate agent works overtime. Here’s our how-to… 1. Take Care in Picking the Right Estate Agent When it comes to estate agents, reputation matters, so do your research. Look to online review […]

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How Much?! 4 Home Renovations That Could Knock £££’S Off Your Home Value

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Selling your home? Then you’ll want to get the highest price possible, which may mean making some improvements. However, just before you pick up the Yellow Pages, or grab your paintbrush, you may want to heed our word of warning – the following four jobs could wipe thousands off the value of your home. 1. […]

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