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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 […]

Section 21 notices – all you need to know

Over the course of the pandemic, the Government implemented a variety of measures designed to make life easier for buyers, sellers and renters – not to mention the market as a whole. And while the Stamp Duty Holiday was probably the most attention-grabbing, another of the Covid-19 initiatives has recently come to an end. At […]

How to create a herb garden

What a Summer it’s been! With the great weather over the past couple of months, there has been plenty of opportunity to spruce up the garden. But as we head into the colder months, you might be thinking how else can I test my green fingers? If you love cooking up a storm in the […]

Holidays are over – in more way than one

All good things must come to an end, and that goes for the stamp duty holiday too. We’ve written about this market-boosting scheme here and here, but, as of the end of September, it will draw to a close, reverting to being payable on properties over £125,000 in October. The holiday was intended by Chancellor […]