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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 Property Blog – Chorley’s ‘Generation Rent’ to Become ‘Generation Buy’?

Boris Johnson has attracted both praise and horror in equal measure with a new plan for 95% mortgages to help beleaguered first time buyers to get on the property ladder, but would that expose UK taxpayers to too much risk? In this article I discuss the implications of what that would mean both nationally and […]

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Chorley Property Blog – The Chorley Property Ladder. The plight of Chorley’s 2nd & 3rd-time buyers…

Post lockdown, the need for Chorley families who want bigger homes has meant local homebuyers must now to pay considerably more to trade up to that larger home… One thing that has come out of lockdown has been the inexorable movement of Chorley households wanting to upsize to a larger home. Often considered to be […]

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Chorley Property Blog – Why Are Some Banks Reining In Over-Enthusiastic Chorley Homebuyers and Buy to Let Investors?

The Chorley property market is an enigma and chock-full of contradictions. Notwithstanding an economic recession and forecasts of property values dropping, nobody seems to have informed the local homeowners selling their homes and those people looking to buy them. As I have discussed in many recent articles on the locality, the Chorley property market is […]

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The Chorley Property Market Post-Lockdown – the First 100 Days

With around 1 in 4 local house sellers actually selling their home in the last month, Chorley home sellers and buyers will need to continue to be pragmatic if the surprisingly strong current levels of activity in the Chorley property market are to be sustained. To start, we had the once in a lifetime event […]

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How not to Lose Sleep over Selling Your House

Buying or selling a property can sometimes be stressful. It can even cause you sleepless nights. At Forbes Estate Agents we do all we can to insulate our clients from any unnecessary stress. Our years of successful experience in helping people to move homes means there’s hardly anything we’ve not come across and dealt with […]

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Do I need a For Sale board to help sell my property?

One question we get asked a lot is ‘do I need a board outside my property?’ We never force our sign boards on any of our clients. It’s totally their choice and we understand that some people don’t like or want them outside their property. But speaking from years of experience selling and letting homes […]

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Chorley Property Blog: Powered by Forbes – The ‘Trapped Landlords’ of Chorley

Going into lockdown in March, the Government proclaimed a ban on tenant evictions, pledging that no tenant in a private rented home, who had lost their wages due to Covid-19 would be kicked out of their private rented home until the late summer. Fast forward to August and the press were being briefed as late […]

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Chorley Property Blog- How Not To Lose £20,000 Of The Value Of Your Chorley Property…

Talking of price, or more specifically the asking price. There is a window of opportunity for Chorley homeowners to take advantage of this stamp duty tax cut, yet don’t let local estate agents curry favour with you by tempting you with a high initial asking price to win the right to put their for sale […]

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You’ve finally moved house… but what’s next?

So you’ve got the keys and moved the boxes into your new home? The day you have been waiting for has finally arrived, but what’s next? As well as planning your house decoration projects and maybe even a house- warming, we have created a list of quick and easy after moving house essential tasks whether […]

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