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What does Wimbledon and a good Estate Agent have in common?

The All England Lawn Tennis Championships are now well underway at Wimbledon. Tennis reminds us of a very important aspect of estate agency work. The rallies which can go on for ages depending on how good the players are have a hint of negotiation about them. The back and forth nature of the ball whizzing […]

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Labour’s Housing and Property Market Manifesto: What Homeowners & Landlords Should Know…

Now we know Labour will be taking the reins of government and ushering in a new era of policies and promises, particularly in housing and property markets. Their manifesto outlines ambitious plans to address the chronic issues of housing affordability, renters’ rights, and homelessness. However, the practical implementation of these initiatives, especially in a local […]

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Preston Property Blog – Why Hasn’t the Preston Property Market Crashed?

The UK property market has demonstrated remarkable resilience despite facing significant challenges over the past 18 months. Many analysts in the autumn of 2022 predicted a severe downturn in house prices, driven by economic uncertainty, a cost-of-living crisis, and rising mortgage rates. Yet, contrary to these grim forecasts, UK (and Preston) house prices have remained […]

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Preston Property Blog – Making Sense of the Preston Property Market’s £207 per Square Foot Value

Preston, a vibrant city with a diverse property market, offers countless opportunities for homeowners seeking their next home. However, navigating this landscape requires a strategic approach to avoid common pitfalls. If you’re a current homeowner weighing up your options for a potential move, this guide will shed light on some key factors to consider. The […]

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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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WHICH MONTH TOPS THE CHARTS FOR UK PROPERTY SALES?

As we move through April, it’s the perfect opportunity for those considering entering the property market to appreciate an important insight. Our comprehensive analysis of 5,654,563 home sales since April 2019 shows that while there are peak months, the difference in the number of properties sold each month—excluding January and December—is relatively marginal (no more […]

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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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