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Old wives tales that are handy practical tips

A wise woman once said… How many times have you called something an old wives’ tale because you didn’t believe it was true? Believe it or not, there are a great number of old wives’ tales that are actually true and many of them can help you spruce up your home in time for Summer. […]

April 29th, 2017

Section: Darlington Office

Steph goes on maternity leave

Our long-standing Property Manager, Steph Durr, worked her last day before going off on maternity leave today. Her son, Frankie, is due to make an appearance on 17th May and we have been hugely impressed by how well Steph has worked throughout her pregnancy, showing her usual grit and determination. To send her off, we […]

Our favourite Good Friday fish shops

It’s almost Good Friday, and we all know what that means – fish and chips!   It’s the one day of the year when you don’t mind standing in a massive queue for your local chippy, whether it’s a rare sunny Spring day or tipping it down with rain.   So where are the best […]

Easter Opening Hours

Our office opening hours for Easter will be as follows:   Good Friday – CLOSED Saturday, 15th April – 10am-4pm Easter Sunday – CLOSED Bank Holiday Monday – 10am-2pm

Ad-Venture into Easter: Best Easter events in County Durham

Spring is here and you know what that means – we’re hopping into Easter season!   With lots of egg-citing events for the family, you’re sure to have a cracking time in County Durham over the break.   Here are some of our favourites for you to enjoy!   Join the Mad Hatter for an […]

Five ways to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away but don’t worry, we sympathise as it’s not the easiest occasion to plan for when we all have such busy lives.   But Mum is Mum, and she deserves a day to be spoiled, so if you’re stuck for ideas, scraping the bottom of the piggy bank […]

Meet Ian Middlemass, our Mortgage Adviser

Can you tell us a little about yourself? I am still under 40 (just). Happily married with 2 children and 1 dog. I enjoy playing golf in my spare time and travelling.   My next holiday is skiing in Bulgaria with my eldest daughter.   How did you first get involved in mortgages? I studied for […]

Five ways to help you sell your home  

Let’s be honest, selling your home isn’t the easiest undertaking, starting with finding the right estate agent. You know of course the best thing to do is come straight to us, but the uninitiated could stumble round for ages before finding our superstar services!   If you’re still dreading the process however, let us help […]

5 tricks to transform your home for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air as the world (and the Venture team) gears up towards the most romantic of holidays. We’ve got together to come up with some tips to help warm your heart against the February chill, stimulate your senses and turn your home from ‘blah blah blah’ into ‘ooh la la’.   Heaven […]

Venturing into the New Year – 5 home design hacks for a fresh start in 2017

As the saying goes, a new year means a new you and if one of your resolutions was to give your home that ‘brand new’ feeling, then our great tips, tricks and hacks are for you.   The Venture staff have put their heads together and come up with five ways to help you organise […]