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Which type of Landlord are you?

Which type of Landlord are you?

Landlords fall broadly into two categories; investment and ‘accidental’, with a growing number of the latter.   Accidental landlord This is when you have become a landlord due to life’s circumstances, rather than...

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Methods of sale – which is right for you?

Methods of sale – which is right for you?

For those looking to sell, doing so by auction has become a tried and tested way to get the best price and sell in record time, which is why we’ve been using this method to sell homes for years, perfecting it to an art to ensure our customers always go away...

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5 tips for becoming a first-time landlord

5 tips for becoming a first-time landlord

Not everyone becomes a landlord out of a deep-seated passion. For many, a change of circumstances means it is a necessity rather than a choice.   Becoming a landlord is a steep learning curve; with a growing number of legislative...

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October Market Comment

October Market Comment

by Neil Newstead CEO & Founder Oakfield Estate Agents   Figures released from various sources suggest that the market – in terms of house prices at least, are holding their own, despite the political uncertainty we are currently...

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What’s on guide: October

What’s on guide: October

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­ ...

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Why stability is the key to a successful tenancy

Why stability is the key to a successful tenancy

For a tenant renting a property, the situation can make them feel insecure; there is a certain amount of security that owning a property can bring that renting just can’t.   As such, bringing elements of security and stability into a...

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Why buying a new home needs more than a feeling

Why buying a new home needs more than a feeling

Have you ever made those impulse buys and then, maybe a few days or weeks later, regretted it?   If it’s a top or a pair of shoes then, although annoying, you can live with it, but what if it’s a property?  We want to make...

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September Market Comment

September Market Comment

This year, September reveals a mixed bag on the property scene. On the one hand, nationally, the number of new property listings in the UK fell by a whopping 13.2 per cent last month*. On the other hand, the latest figures by UK Finance suggest a strong growth in...

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What can you do to stop broken links in your chain?

What can you do to stop broken links in your chain?

When buying or selling a home it’s more than likely that you will be swept into a chain.  A chain is basically buyers and sellers that are linked together as they are buying and selling property from each other.  Decisions made by each link in the...

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What’s on guide: September

What’s on guide: September

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­ ...

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Spotting a diamond in the rough

Spotting a diamond in the rough

Searching for a new home can be tough, especially when you’re unsure as to what you’re really looking for. It is best to view a range of properties including those you are not sure about, if only to confirm your thoughts and discount them. ...

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Making the most of your exterior space

Making the most of your exterior space

External space can often be a weak spot when it comes to selling your property. Flaking paint, cracked paving stones, a garden that looks difficult to maintain, a shed that’s falling to pieces – none of these things are going to give your potential buyer...

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What’s on guide: August

What’s on guide: August

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­ ...

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Choose the proactive agent when selling your house

Choose the proactive agent when selling your house

Finding the ideal agent to sell your house makes all the difference, but it can be challenging to find your perfect agent. After all, there are many agents to choose from, and not all agents are the same.   The agent that is perfect for one...

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How to keep tenants for longer

How to keep tenants for longer

Each landlord is unique, which means every landlord may look for something different when it comes to tenants. However, the longer a tenant remains in a rental property, the more comfortable life is for landlords. After all, if you have a good tenant who cares for...

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Price your home accurately to sell your house

Price your home accurately to sell your house

Selling your home can be a challenging process. There are many elements you need to consider, but when it comes to attracting attention to your home, the price needs to be accurate. If you fail to price your home accurately, you will struggle to draw buyers to your...

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What’s on guide: July

What’s on guide: July

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round-up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…
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How to increase your rental yield by 10%

How to increase your rental yield by 10%

Have you bought a property to let, and now want to increase the rental yield to maximise your profits? You should consider a range of immediate actions and long-term strategies. Here are some easy methods of doing so!
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