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Love is in the air

Are you feeling the love this Valentine’s Day? We certainly are. The day of romance is fast approaching and at Venture, we consider ourselves experts in the field – after all, we always say home is where the heart is. So however you’re celebrating this year, whether it’s with your partner, friends or you’re treating […]

A record year for Venture

It’s been an incredibly exciting, and busy, 12 months for Venture and we’re thrilled to announce we’ve experienced our best ever year of selling, beating our nearest competitor by nearly 100. Our awesome team at the Darlington branch sold more houses than any other estate agent covering the town and surrounding areas in 2021, with […]

First time buyers at 20 year high

New research suggests that the number of first-time buyers has gone above 400,000 for the first time since before the Great Financial Crisis, according to data released by YBS. Despite the uncertainties generated by the third lockdown in early 2021, the society’s latest estimates suggest the number of first-time buyer transactions reached 408,379 during the […]

The housing market in 2022

Despite the global pandemic, 2021 was a pretty good year for the housing market, as homeworking led to thousands of people reassessing their requirements. However, it was fuelled in part by Government initiatives such as the stamp duty holiday, which have now ended – so what does the market have in store for 2022? Well, […]

Out with the old (puddings), in with the new

We’re dreaming of a white caramel Christmas! While we all look forward to the delicious main course with all the trimmings, dessert is a firm favourite for many and a chance to round off a great meal. From chocolate yule logs, and trifles, to cheesecakes and Christmas puddings, there is plenty to choose from. However, […]

A new home of our own

We love helping our clients find the perfect home, but the boot was on the other foot recently, when we needed a new place of our own. The team in Crook had outgrown their old premises in The Royal Corner, so they’ve moved across the marketplace to South Street, giving them more space to work […]

Step by step guide to make a DIY wreath this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! While we still have a few more sleeps until Santa Claus comes down the chimney, we are thinking all things decorative here at Venture. We always say that when selling your home, it is important for the exterior of your property to make a good impression – […]

Wildlife to look out for in your garden this Winter

Brrrr, it’s getting cold outside. While many of our usual garden creatures are hibernating or in search of warmer environments at this time of year, we are sure to spot other wildlife this Winter. Even we can struggle with the sudden change in temperature when the weather takes a turn for the worse and it […]

Panto season is upon us

Oh yes, it is! If you love family outings to the pantomime during the festive season, then we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a handy guide of the panto’s taking place in the North East this year. Be sure to get your tickets soon, as they will quickly sell out! (Boo! Hiss!) Darlington Cinderella […]

Property scams tenants need to be aware of

The cause of the problem Given the nature of the market in Darlington at the moment, people are desperate to secure new rental homes due to high demand and low stock levels. As a result of this, there’s been a sizeable increase in people happy to take properties without viewing them – this is often […]