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Category Archives: Selling

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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HOME BUYERS GUIDE

Are you looking for a home? There are many things to consider when purchasing a new property; the location, the style of the property (older, newer, bungalow, flat or house) number of bedrooms, reception rooms and bathrooms, the garaging and parking, the garden and, of course, the price you’re prepared to pay. After looking at […]

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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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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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