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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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Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Wages rising by 8.3% pa – how will this affect the local property market?

As they struggle to meet demand, Argos have had to increase the wages of their HGV drivers from £11.41 an hour to £15 an hour – a rise of 31.2% meaning their pay goes from £27k to £35k. Care home providers are offering signing-on bonuses of many thousands of pounds to entice nursing staff away […]

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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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WHY SEPTEMBER IS A GREAT TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME!

Why September? Are you considering putting your property up for sale? How and when your home goes on the market can determine whether you secure the right deal. And believe it or not the time is now. Yes, September could be the best time of the year to get your house sold and at the […]

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HOME BUYERS TIP – If you don’t put yourself on the agent’s mailing lists, you could end up losing out on the property of your dreams.

The important thing is not to wait for the property to hit the portals (i.e. Rightmove etc). Yet research shows, nearly 5 out of 6 people who bought their home were not on the agents mailing list before they viewed the home they eventually bought. That’s OK in a normal property market as you can […]

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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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QUALITY…

Many people believe the best value agent is the one who charges the least, however, in my opinion a best value agent is not the one who charges the least, they are in fact the one who achieves the highest price for your home. They are the one who offers a quality service with a carefully […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Powered by Forbes : Chorley & Leyland Homeowners Profit by £37,470 in Last 5 years

Investing in property has historically been a sound investment, yet alternative investments (like Cryptocurrency) have been gaining traction over the last five years. So, should we all ditch buying our own home and buy Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency with such names as Bitcoin and Ethereum are being bandied about as the new investment vehicle everyone should be […]

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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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