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Monthly Archives: July 2023

The Rise of Bungalows in the Property Market

During the pandemic, the property market experienced a surge in demand for larger homes with spacious gardens. However, the tides are shifting, and a new trend is emerging. The combination of an ageing population, the post-Covid trend for early retirement and economic uncertainty has sparked a newfound love for downsizing. And surprisingly it is the […]


7 Top Tips for Buy-To-Let Investors

If you’re considering investing in buy-to-let property, it’s important to understand the local property market and know what to look for in a potential investment. Here are some top tips to help you get started on your buy-to-let journey: One. Research the Local Market Before investing in buy-to-let property, it’s crucial to research the property […]


Considering Downsizing? Here are 7 Vital Points Empty Nesters Should Keep in Mind Before Selling Their Local Home for Sale!

Evaluate Your Current Needs: Take stock of your lifestyle and assess how your requirements have changed since your children left the nest. Consider factors like space, maintenance, and accessibility that will shape your ideal downsized home. Financial Planning: Downsizing can be a great opportunity to free up equity and reduce expenses. Consult a financial advisor […]


5 First-time home buyer tips

If you’re a first-time buyer wondering what you need to buy a house or flat, the following handy guide takes you through the process of buying your first home, including saving your deposit and applying for a mortgage. How much deposit do I need to buy a house? A person is generally classified as a […]


What does Wimbledon and a good Estate Agent have in common?

What does Wimbledon and a good Estate Agent have in common? This week the All England Lawn Tennis Championships begin at Wimbledon. Tennis reminds us of a very important aspect of estate agency work. The rallies which can go on for ages depending on how good the players are have a hint of negotiation about […]


Preston, Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Unlocking the Secrets of the Local Property Market Across Different Price Ranges

As a trusted local estate agent, Forbes has witnessed first-hand how the property market operates and the various factors that influence property sales. One intriguing aspect is the difference in saleability across different price ranges. In this article, we will delve into the dynamics of selling properties in relation to their price ranges and explore […]


How not to Lose Sleep over Selling Your House!

Buying or selling a property can sometimes be stressful. It can even cause you sleepless nights. At Forbes Estate Agents we do all we can to insulate our clients from any unnecessary stress. Our years of experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and dealt with successfully […]


Are we in a Buyers or Sellers Market? A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners…

In the ever-changing world of property, the terms ‘buyers’ market’ and ‘sellers’ market’ are phrases bandied about. These property market conditions can significantly impact your ability to buy or sell a property, regardless of which side of the fence you find yourself on. As a local estate agent, we will provide you with a detailed […]