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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – How long is an average Chorley property on the market for?

If you are either selling or buying a property in Chorley, there are a few reasons why it may be taking some time to sell your home or find that perfect place to call your new home. It may be taking longer than you thought to find a buyer for your home because of the current […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Chorley Property Blog, powered by Forbes – Chorley Homeowners can now build larger extensions without planning permission.

The need for more homes has always been one of the biggest issues with regard to the country’s housing crisis.  One of the main reasons for families wanting to move home is the need for more accommodation as their families grow and so in 2013 and 2015, the planning permission rules were relaxed to try […]

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Will the new Prime Minister reform stamp duty?

Forbes Estates Published by Paul Forbes · August 11 at 12:01 PM ·  * The new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said he is considering stamp duty reform during his premiership * Changes to stamp duty can have a big impact on cooling or stimulating the level of activity in the UK housing market. Measures he has aired publicly […]

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