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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Is a For Sale Board really necessary to help sell my house?

You may need a traditional For Sale Board, here’s why – Our clients often ask us if a board will significantly improve their chances of selling, especially as the majority of (but not all) buyer’s source property online. Some sellers feel that a board is unnecessary, or they don’t want their neighbours to know they […]


Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – The leasehold and ground rents scandal of Chorley

Freehold or Leasehold .. which is best? Well, when buying a property in the UK there are two main types of ownership – freehold and leasehold and, when boiled down, they mean the following… Freehold: The person who owns the freehold of a property owns the property and the land it stands on. Leasehold: As a […]


How ‘Available’ is Your Estate Agent?

One thing the team here at Forbes Estate Agents has in common is that we’ve all bought and sold homes in the past. This means we have walked a mile in our clients’ shoes and can see our business from their moving home perspective. We were discussing this in our office this week. One of […]


Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – What’s the biggest street in Chorley (PR6)?

Well my recent articles about Chorley’s most moved street in the last 3 years and the Monopoly board article (the one where I listed the most valuable streets) caused quite a lot of interest locally, so I decided to see what else I could find out about the PR6 postcode area, and I have been […]


Five Quick and Easy Ways to Add Value to Your Home – Chorley Property News

We’re often asked at Forbes Estate Agents how people can add value to their home. And there are plenty of ways. Some relatively cheap and easy, some costly and more difficult. Most of know that building an extension or installing new kitchens and bathrooms adds value. But they fall it into the costly and time-consuming […]


Chorley Property Blog, Powered by Forbes – Chorley Property Market Update Summer 2019

The foundations of the Chorley Property Market over the summer have continued to be principally sound; yet the existing political macroclimate means that the critical element of consumer confidence has been reduced and that is triggering some potential local property buyers and house sellers to falter slightly and hang fire-making any firm decisions on property. […]


Autumn – The Most Important Selling Season?

It’s the 1st calendar day of Autumn today which some would say is the most important selling season of the year…and we agree. Why…because September and October are much busier months of the year for homebuyers than November and December. So, Winter Is Really Coming and it is important to secure a buyer before then. […]