Venture Properties Blog

April 20th, 2015

Section: Uncategorised

Happy owner sells with our Bishop Auckland office

Our Bishop Auckland office recently achieved a sale on a property on Pollards Drive, Bishop Auckland. The property was on the market for £425,000 and went under offer within three weeks of going onto the market. Branch manager Leanne Beattie said of the property ‘This was a lovely property in a very popular area of […]

Meet the Directors

Here’s your chance to get to know the two men at the top of Venture Properties, company Directors Michael O’Connor and Carl Jenkinson. How did you both first meet? CJ: Michael was buying a house from me when I worked as a Manager for Reeds Rains just down the road. Whose idea was it to […]

What to consider when looking for a buy to let investment

1. Research the area. Where are the schools and amenities?  do people want to live there?  If you’re looking at family properties a good school nearby will be essential, if you’re looking to rent to young professionals, consider transport links. Don’t just research the town, look closely at the actual area within the town.  Getting […]

Easter Weekend Opening Times

GOOD FRIDAY   –   CLOSED            EASTER SATURDAY   –   9am – 4pm             EASTER SUNDAY   –   CLOSED              BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY   –   10am – 2pm  

March 25th, 2015

Section: Lettings

The Importance of Property Inventories

What happens if I don’t have an inventory? Without a professionally prepared inventory, any damage caused by the Tenant whilst in your property will be impossible to prove in a court of law. This means that the potential losses for a Landlord may run into the thousands of pounds. My property is unfurnished. Do I […]

March 15th, 2015

Section: Crook Office

Vendor praise for Crook office

Our Crook Office have recently sold a property on Milburn Way in Howden-le-Wear and were delighted when they received an email with the following feedback:   Just a quick note to say many thanks for the excellent service we received with the sale of our property. I really feel you looked after us in a […]

Early offer paralysis

Everyone wants to sell their property quickly because the alternative could well be a long, drawn out process that is wearing to all concerned. Plus, we already know that the longer a property is on the market, the harder it is to sell, at least for a premium price. Sometimes we receive offers on properties […]

March 10th, 2015

Section: Darlington Office

Great North Run

Venture Properties are pleased to announce that two of their members of staff have been accepted to run in this year’s Great North Run, the world’s most famous half-marathon. Lesley Ainslie and Lisa Ridehalgh will run the gruelling 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields in the run’s 34th year. Both members of staff will be […]

March 4th, 2015

Section: Chester-Le-Street

Chester Le Street office sell two houses 48 hours after coming to market

The team at our Chester Le Street office have sold a property within two days of it coming onto the market. The property, situated on Beechwoods in South Pelaw had generated a lot of interest and sold almost immediately. Sales consultant Dan Stephenson said  ‘The good news for anyone wanting something similar is that we have […]

February 27th, 2015

Section: Durham Office

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 28th February stunning cottages at Shincliffe Durham

Set on the outskirts of Shincliffe a popular and sought after village on the outskirts of Durham City is Beaumont Court, a development of three fully refurbished cottages, each with its own unique features and character. The properties which range in price from £225,000 to £350,000 are offered with no upward chain. We are hosting […]