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Preston & Chorley Property Blog – Miss the 7th of June 2024 Deadline and You Might Miss Christmas in Your New Home.

Attention Homeowners: Miss the 7th of June 2024 Deadline and You Might Miss Christmas in Your New Home. As May comes into view, with the anticipation of the warm summer months ahead of us, with sun-drenched hot beaches and cold ice cream, the thoughts and contemplations of Christmas seem a million miles away. Yet many […]

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Do bedrooms effect the saleability of your home?

As a trusted local estate agent, analysing the trends and patterns of the property market is crucial for providing valuable insights to homeowners, home buyers, and landlords. The recent data presented in the graphic illustrates a fascinating trend: the number of bedrooms in a home significantly impacts its saleability. From the data, we see that […]

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Preston Property Blog – 2-Bed or 3-Bed Homes: Which Sells the Fastest?

Understanding the nuances of property sales is essential for both homeowners and investors in the dynamic Preston property market. A few weeks ago, the Preston properties that sold subject to contract (stc) in the three months of Dec, Jan & Feb, took an average of 63 days to sell. Now time has moved on, looking […]

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How to handle offers on your property – in Five Steps

Whenever people sell their homes with us at Forbes Estate Agents 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 […]

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How to handle offers on your property – in Five Steps

Whenever people sell their homes with us at Forbes Estate Agents 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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Preston’s £1.76 Billion Inheritance from Baby Boomers Won’t Save Gen X and Millennials

Many people we talk to in their late 30s to late 40s are relying on the inheritance from their Baby boomer generation parents to help them in their home buying and retirement future. It is true there is £2 trillion (£2,040,861,524,790 to be exact give or take a few pennies) tied up in equity in […]

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UK House Sales 2024 vs 2023…

This informative graphic illustrates the buoyancy of the property market across the United Kingdom for the early part of 2024, specifically from the 1st of January to the 16th of March, compared to the same period in 2023. Over that time frame, there has been a 19.4% increase in UK house sales agreed from 203,254 […]

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Preston Property Blog – The Preston Property Market Report for March 2024

As a local Estate and Letting Agents, we like to monitor the Preston property market, compare it to the UK property market, and then share it with homeowners and landlords. For February 2024, the UK property market has seen a continuation of the solid start in the first month of the year. Therefore, in this […]

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The 5 Step Process to Decluttering Your Home to Sell…

This is our five-step decluttering guide to greatly aid homeowners in both enhancing their living space and boosting their property’s appeal to potential buyers. Step 1: Start with Surface Clutter Begin by tackling the visible clutter on surfaces such as tables, kitchen worksurfaces, and shelves. This initial step creates immediate visual improvement and sets a […]

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How has the Spring Budget affected Homeowners?

The Spring Budget 2024 has introduced some changes that could significantly influence your property strategies and investment outcomes. Here’s a comprehensive mini update: Capital Gains Tax Cut: A major highlight is the reduction in the higher rate of property Capital Gains Tax from 28% to 24%. This tax is applicable when you profit from the […]

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