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Category Archives: Buy to let

Five Tips to Avoid a House of Horrors

In this spooktacular article, we look at five things you want to avoid when selling your home. This infamous five will have prospective buyers fleeing your property as quickly as if they bumped into Freddy Kruger in your bathroom! But fear not as we have a treat for you this Halloween and we’ll show you […]

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IS THAT YOUR BEST OFFER?

One of the recurring questions we at Forbes Estates get asked by people selling their homes with us is ‘Should I accept this offer?’ Depending on our response this is often followed up quicker than Lewis Hamilton in pole position with another question: “Ok then, so what’s an acceptable offer?” The truth is it depends on […]

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How to handle offers on your property – in five steps…

Whenever people sell their homes with us at Forbes Estates one of the questions which nearly always comes up from them is – How do I respond to offers? Below is our five point advice on what you need to consider when deciding whether it’s an offer too good to refuse. An accurately priced and […]

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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 and delays. Our years of successful experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and […]

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Chorley & Leyland Home Moves Hit Record High in June 2021

As 159.1% more people sell in June compared to the local area 10-year average. June 2021 was the busiest month ever for UK estate agents, home removal companies and conveyancers since monthly records began as HMRC logged 213,120 residential transactions in June, a jump of more than 216% nationally on the same month last year […]

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Chorley Property News – Are We Heading Towards a House Price Crash?

Local house prices rose by 1.0% last month, according to the Land Registry. This means the annual rate of house price growth in Chorley has increased to 11.7%. Looking at the national figures, many people were concerned the UK property market was overheating as spring saw annual growth of 9.9%, the highest rate of house price growth documented […]

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Chorley Property Blog – How Eco-friendly are Chorley Homes?

And how new Gov’t rules will mean draughty low-eco homes will drop in value ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ Yet now being green is a normal way of life for most of us. Walking or cycling places instead of taking the car, recycling and even shunning meat are some of the things most Chorley households […]

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Chorley Property Blog: Chorley Buy-to-Let Property Market Going into Crisis?

…as first-time buyers now only need a 5% deposit for a mortgage. Landlords, sell your property portfolios, your tenants will soon be leaving in droves as they buy their first home with the new 5% deposit mortgages backed by the Government’s new mortgage-guarantee scheme revealed in March’s budget! These 95% mortgages are to be supported […]

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Chorley Property News: First-Time Buyers Can Now Buy Using 5% Deposit Mortgages

Yet higher mortgage rates could see Chorley buyers paying a lot more each month for the privilege Being a first-time buyer in the last 12 months has not been an easy thing. Just before lockdown there were 400 ‘5% deposit mortgage’ deals and first-time buyers were able shop around to get the best deal. When […]

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Chorley Property Market Blog: Is it Time to Stamp Out Stamp Duty?

Most people pay Stamp Duty Tax when they buy a property, house, apartment or other land and buildings over a particular price in the UK. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak (quickly followed suit by the Welsh and Scottish Governments), announced last July that Stamp Duty was partially being suspended on all English property transactions up to £500,000 […]

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