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A Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Today is an extremely sad day for the people of our nation, the Commonwealth and indeed the world. It is one which none of us will ever forget. It seems that nothing will quite be the same again. We express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family. We also wish to thank Her Majesty for […]

Where have all the rental properties gone?

It’s a question we’re asked on a daily basis by tenants across all of our offices. From Darlington to Chester-le-Street, from Crook to Durham. Where have all the rental properties gone? Tenants can’t have failed to notice the difference in the market before and after Covid. To give you an idea on the lettings market […]

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

I’m sure we can all agree the Queen’s Platinum Jubliee celebrations last weekend gave our country a much-needed boost. After Brexit, Covid, the war in Ukraine and now a cost of living crisis not experienced since the 1970s, we all deserved a few days off and something to take our minds off what has been, […]

Need a mortgage? We’ve got it covered

Buying a house with a mortgage can be one can be one of the most daunting things to do in life. There are thousands of mortgage products on the market from over a hundred lenders which is why you should always seek advice rather than use a comparison site as these sites can be confusing. They don’t […]

Self-employed Tenants

For self-employed tenants, going through the referencing stage to be successful in renting a property can sometimes be tricky. Due to its very nature, it’s just not as straightforward as someone who is employed and that’s a fact. Below is a handy guide we’ve put together for self-employed tenants looking to rent.   Find out […]

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, […]