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Buying FAQs

Are you considering buying a property, but aren’t sure where to begin? Have a read of our commonly asked buying-related questions:   I want to buy a property – where do I start? Firstly, you’ll need to establish your budget and how you will finance the purchase. If you are going to need a mortgage it […]

Tips for increasing the value of your home

When trying to increase the value of your home, bigger isn’t always better; perhaps you live in a flat that can’t be extended, or don’t have the budget for a remodel.   We’ve brought together some handy tips for boosting the appeal of your property before it’s put on the market, without the scary price […]

What’s on in County Durham this Easter?

Easter Sunday this year is on April 21st and there are some cracking activities over the bank holiday weekend and the school holidays. Come and discover lots of egg-cellent fun for all the family with our handy what’s on guide.   Whether you are looking for a family egg hunt, a chance to get your […]

March 7th, 2019

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‘Hinching’ your home

‘Hinching’ your home If you haven’t heard of Mrs Hinch by now, then where have you been? Sophie Hinchliffe’s passion for cleaning has gained her a 1.9 million-strong army of fans, known as the Hinch Army. If you’re in the mood for a seasonal Spring clean, are wondering what all the fuss is about, check […]

Why buying a house might be better than renting

If you can’t decide whether to buy or rent, it’s worth remembering that although renting has its benefits, investing in a home of your own can be just as advantageous. Why? We hear you ask.   You can live by your own rules Renting means abiding by a landlord’s rules and needing to ask permission […]

February 16th, 2019

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Our Darlington office is number 1 for most lets

Darlington takes top spot Our Durham branch may have won the British Property Lettings Award 2019, but this isn’t the only location that we’re shining in this year – our Darlington branch has claimed the top spot again for the most let-agreed homes in the area (according to Rightmove statistics).  As the largest office within […]

Our Durham branch wins gold at British Property Awards

British Property Awards 2019 If you haven’t heard the great news – we are proud to say that we have just won the British Property Lettings Award 2019 for Durham. The awards give agents across the UK the invaluable opportunity to compare the service they provide against local, regional and national competition.  Our Durham team […]

Keeping your home safe while you’re on holiday

Going on holiday is always exciting, whether you’re going someone tropical or staying here in the UK. The last thing anyone wants is for their home to be broken into while they’re off enjoying themselves; that’s why we want to share some tips on how to keep your home safe, so you can rest assured […]

Giving your home an affordable makeover

2019 is here and some like to use the New Year as an opportunity to have a fresh start. If you fancy a change or are perhaps preparing your house to sell, check out our tips for giving your home a makeover (without breaking the bank).     Turn up the lights! A great way […]

5 simple hacks for a stress-free Christmas

It’s Christmas and that means the season of gift giving, dinner parties and decorating is here. The holidays can be quite daunting for some; worry not, we have comprised five simple hacks that will get you well on your sleigh to a stress-free Christmas.   Use recyclable wrapping paper Did you know, the UK wasted […]