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Category Archives: Renting

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 News – Are Chorley & Leyland House Prices Set to Fall this Autumn?

The stamp duty holiday is over, furlough finished at the end of September, unemployment is due to rise and inflation is rife … is this the end of the post lockdown Chorley & Leyland property boom? Surely, we are heading for house price correction? Forecasting what will happen in the local property market this autumn […]

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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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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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Why Are More Chorley & Leyland OAP Homeowners Deciding Not to Move Home?

A recent report by Legal & General stated that since the pandemic, many older homeowners had put their plans to move home ‘on ice’. It said that fewer OAP homeowners are planning to downsize from their large family homes after the pandemic made them realise the actual value of their local community and space. Historically, […]

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How Gas Safe Are Homes in Chorley and Leyland?

In this two-minute read, we look at how you can keep your home and family safe as the weather turns colder. The awareness article is timed to get you thinking about and checking your boiler and gas appliances before the winter sets in and the importance of having their gas appliances serviced every year. Here’s […]

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Chorley & Leyland Property Blog – Chorley & Leyland Homeowners Have Turned to the Rental Market to Cash in By £30,500 Each

Should you sell or should you buy in this most interesting Chorley & Leyland property market? I have calculated that at least 113 local house sellers have rented a home to break their house chain in the last 12 months, although at a cost as they face paying many thousands of pounds in rent.  There […]

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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 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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Does Your House Pass the 20 Second Test?

We live in a World where most of us are bombarded with never-ending streams of information to process. And that information overload is leading to people making snap judgments quicker than ever before. We see it regularly at Forbes Estates when people view a property for the first time. In most cases I’d say a […]

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