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The Biggest Question Home Sellers Need to Ask

Making the decision to sell your home and move is a big one. Whatever the reason whether it’s downsizing, needing more space, wanting a better neighbourhood or to be closer to excellent schools it’s life changing. Once you’ve made the decision to move you have another big question to address. How do I sell my […]

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Chorley property blog – No Deal Brexit – The Prediction for Chorley House Prices

Roll the clock back to April 2020, and major financial economists and property market commenters were sounding the alarm. The very best-case scenario was a 5% drop in property values by the end of the year, and most were in the 10% to 15% range. They forewarned the Covid-19 stimulated recession would trim tens of […]

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And so this is Christmas

We’re a musical bunch at Forbes Estates, or some of us like to think we are. This means we love a bit of carol singing and festive songs on loop in our office. Have you got your Christmas list ready? I don’t ask Santa for much, in fact, All I Want for Christmas is (A […]

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Why Boxing Day is Brilliant for Savvy Home Sellers…

In this two-minute read, we unwrap the staggering statistics and reasons which make Boxing Day more than just a time for food, family and friends. Picture the scene  – It’s the afternoon after the night before. It’s Boxing Day! The presents are all open, the wrapping all recycled, visitors entertained and time for a bit […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Chorley Second Homeowners and Landlords will Probably Save Money from the Proposed New Capital Gains Tax changes

Yet, if the proposals were adopted in full, some Chorley buy to let landlords would pay £7,000 less Capital Gains Tax than they would currently The government borrowed £394bn this financial year (April ‘20 to April ‘21). This figure does not include the cost of November lockdowns and support measures, which means the final bill […]

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Is Black Friday a Big Con?

When the shopping phenomenon Black Friday crashed upon these shores from our cousins across the Atlantic it was seen as retail heaven by many. Prices slashed pretty much everywhere on everything and the best part was its timing. Black Friday or Noir Vendredi as it would be referred to in France (do they even have […]

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Would Your Children Like a Letter from Santa?

With Christmas just around the corner I’m so excited to let you know that again this year we have made direct contact with the one and only – Santa Claus! Now Santa has sent me on a mission with an important question for you. Santa would like to know if any of your children or […]

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STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM BURGLARS…

14 Steps to protect your home from burglars: As the nights draw in and the days get shorter what’s on your mind? Thinking ahead and planning for Christmas? Thinking of putting your house on the market? Researching better electric and gas deals before the cold weather comes rolling? Or maybe you’re one of these people […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Chorley House Prices 2021: What will happen to the value of your local home next year?

What will a no-deal Brexit on the horizon, the end of the stamp duty holiday in March, mortgage payment holidays coming to an end, unemployment set to rise after furlough and ongoing on/off coronavirus restrictions do to the Chorley property market and the value of your Chorley home? In the late spring of 2020, every […]

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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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