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How to help pets during moving

Although buying or selling a property is stressful enough for us humans, it can also be stressful time for our furry friends too!.With new smells, new routines, new rooms,  it can be a difficult time for them.  Luckily there are a few steps you can take which will help reduce the amount of stress they experience and in return make the move easier for you too! Keep your...

Become more Energy Efficient this Winter

With Winter not far around the corner, what’s the best way to stay warm in our homes for less this winter?Changing your habits when it comes to gas, water and electricity can help reduce your bills and carbon footprint. Make these simple changes around the house and see what a difference they make each month:Keep the cold at bay by setting your thermostat to 18-20 degrees which will help...

How do I get my home ‘On the Market Ready’?

Declutter!People tend to collect an amazing quantity of items over the years. Reasons for keeping items include an emotional attachment, an intention to reuse or fix the items in the future, or a wish to pass them on to others. However, for many items, if you haven't used them in over a year, you probably don't need them.Discard items in a useful way by donating them to a charity shop.Clean...

August Bank Holiday

We are OPEN this Bank Hoiday Monday, so if you are thinking of selling of buying, then pop into the office for a chat with one of our friendly team!...

Exciting Job Vacancy

We are hiring!! DIRECT MOVES have just opened a NEW VACANCY !DYNAMIC and OUTGOING APPRENTICE/TRAINEE REQUIRED to join our successful sales team. This position will include working Saturdays. A FULL, CLEAN DRIVING LICENCE WITH ACCESS TO A CAR IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS POSITION. As well as having good IT skills, the successful candidate should be of smart appearance, be results...

The Verdict: High-street vs Online Estate Agents

The Verdict: High-Street vs Online Estate Agents  With the dramatic rise of technology, online Estate Agents have become considerably more common in the past decade. However, many people still remain dubious about their ability to compete with the tailored and professional approach of a high street agent. Here is our verdict on this debate…So you can make an educated and...

A-Z of Property Jargon

The A-Z of Property Jargon Ever wondered what 'Gazundering' is?? Here's our list of Property Jargon and what it means, so you'll always be in the know! Arrangement feesThese are fees charged by a mortgage lender or broker to arrange a loan.Building survey: a report into the physical state of the property, this is also sometimes referred to as a full structural...

Buying a Gold Mine

Buying a Gold Mine Buying a property is the best investment you can make, here are some economic ideas to consider when choosing a property- to convert it into your own gold mine in the future. A Rental SuiteIf legal in your area, it is a great option to invest in setting up an area of your property to be suitable for renting. This could be the classic basement suite or room...

E-Volving your home

E-Volving your home  12% of all greenhouse gas emissions stem from the domestic/residential sector; this is greater than even the agricultural sector! The rise of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is believed to be the single biggest factor to global warming, a process which is having devastating effects. If each individual household took action to make their home a little more...

Leasehold & Freehold – what’s the difference?

Leasehold & Freehold - what's the difference?   When buying a property in England or Wales there are two main types – freehold and leasehold. In a nutshell, they mean the following...  Freehold: Someone who owns the freehold of a property owns the property and the land it stands on.Owning the freehold means you own the property outright including the land it's built on,...

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