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Decluttering tips to refresh your home.

With Christmas fast approaching now is the time to refresh your wardrobes and clear out your cupboards. Now, de-cluttering is no fun job. If like me you leave things until they are a little out of control than this article will help clear it out and keep on top of it. One of the easiest ways to tackle clutter is to take each room on, one by one.  Kitchen The kitchen just so happens to be one...

First Time Buyers Guide

Buying your first home is a daunting experience for anyone, we know. You'll read a lot of different information which can become confusing so we've decided to put all the basic information in a simplified blog to help guide you along your way.  Before you start your search.. One of the most important things to do before starting your search, which will also help aid your offers is to get a...

Building supply shortages, are they ending soon?

The pandemic has seen a number of shortages nationwide with construction and building supplies. Why might this be we hear you say? Aside from the pandemic shutting down a lot of suppliers nationwide causing disruptions in distribution times and Brexit causing a lot of supplying issues. The housing market has also had a role to play.  Overseas Shortages Materials from Far East and Europe have been...

Dressing your home for Autumn.

With the end of Summer upon us, it's only right we would want our home to look and feel cosier as we spend more time indoors. Fall/Autumn can be a fabulous reason to want to dress your home, with the warm colours and inviting scents. In this article we can show you simple ideas and decorative assembles to help you to achieve a warmer environment for your home. Simple door decorations, table centre...

How Are Electric Cars Changing House Prices

The price of your home is dependant on a number of factors, from locations, locality to amenities, but more recently we are seeing a demand for properties with a home charging kit. Why are electric cars having such an impact? The Government is paving the way to become carbon neutral for 2050, with the phase out of petrol and diesel vehicles being one of the driving forces in this. We have also in recent...

Housing Market Forecast

After a turbulent year for house prices, what can we expect in the upcoming months? For the past year the house prices have been ever increasing, but is this set to continue?   There have been many factors behind the boom, ranging from stamp duty exemption to the demand or more people working from home and requiring more space. But what does this mean as we move closer to 'normal'.  Whilst...

Why Are House Prices Increasing?

Since the pandemic we have seen historic rises in house prices nationwide, but what is the reason behind this?   Since the pandemic the UK has seen house prices, in general, increase. Property values are up 10.2% from the previous year which happens to be the fastest annual growth in the last 14 years.  This boom in property purchases has been described as 'the race for space'. The pandemic has...

Reduce the carbon emissions in your home – Get a better EPC rating.

Reducing your carbon emissions has never been more important. See how you can improve your EPC rating and lower your carbon footprint. Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) are required in the UK when homes are built, sold or let. They give an indication to how much a property will cost to heat, light and the level of carbon emissions used. They can range in grading from A (most efficient) to G (least...

Oh, we do like to be beside the sea!

The Direct Moves team were out enjoying the fantastic weather we have been having here on the sunny Jurassic coast.  We hope everyone has been able to get out and about and enjoy the...

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