Top Tips for first-time buyers

Buying your first house will be up there as one of the most exhilarating things you will ever do with your life. Here are a few top tips to help your property purchase go as smoothly as possible. Get your Mortgage application in early. Having your mortgage approved will make you as a buyer far…

Maximising Space in a Smaller Home 

There are loads of different reasons for downsizing and moving to a smaller property, have the kids moved out? Or have been struggling with the upkeep of cleaning too many rooms? Downsizing is exciting, as it can allow you to have a much simpler life moving forward. But it can also be daunting, as you…

Tips To Help Downsize Your Home

There comes a time in most people’s lives when they want to downsize and move to a smaller home that is much easier to manage and afford. If your children have gone to university or flown the nest, or you want to move closer to your family so you can see your grandchildren more often,…

Choosing The Right Estate Agent For Your Move

When you decide it is time to sell your home and move on, one of the first steps is to engage a local, knowledgeable estate agent with an excellent reputation to help handle the sale for you. You can usually tell if an estate agent is worth their salt as they will have a good…

Selling Your House in the New Year

Many homeowners are putting their houses on the market in the New Year because there is an advantage to selling during the winter. Most people think that winter is the worst time to sell your home, but in fact, those looking to buy a house in the New Year are usually far more dedicated buyers…

The Mystery That Lurks Under Witanhurst

Witanhurst is a property that has boasted opulence and decadence since it was built. The property housed parties for the rich and famous at the turn of the century, even attracting royalty, supposedly even Queen Elizabeth II has attended one of these soirees. As standards go, the bar is set pretty high. Built by Arthur…

Meet The Team – Robert Paterson

Over fifty years ago I joined the old established firm of Estate Agents, Sturt & Tivendale, here in Highgate and am the most experienced Estate Agent in the area. That was back in the day when petrol cost 32p a gallon (approx. 7p per litre) and I drove a Ford Anglia. My early duties seemed…

Tips for Selling Your Home During the Autumn

Selling your home during autumn is a good plan because it is a popular time of year for new home buyers wanting to move in before Christmas. With summer holidays out of the way, people spend the autumn focusing on Christmas and moving into a new home. Whether home buyers are looking for a larger…

Top 10 Tips To Attract Tenants

Letting your property can come with unexpected tasks and costs, making it a stressful event. Often, people can be daunted with a long to-do list, but it pays to make sure your property is looking the best it can for viewings. There are a few ways that you can increase your probability of attracting a…

Easy ways To Add Value to Your Property Before Selling

We’ve spent quite a lot of our time in our homes, and this could prompt us to think of moving to somewhere bigger or even downsize, etc. But, before you sell up and move to a new place, think of how you could improve your current home to get the best price. Here are a…