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Preparing your garden for Spring

Spring is the busiest season of the year for gardeners, and it’s finally here! No matter how big your garden is, there’s always room to grow some crops and flowers, so now is the perfect time to reorganise. Here are our top tips for getting ahead of the game this Springtime… Tidy up flowerbeds and […]

Three things team Venture have been digging

The Venture team love to share the things which have inspired us and how we’ve been keeping busy during lockdown, from binge-watching Netflix and dusting off our beloved books to getting busy in the garden. In the sixth instalment of our feature, valuer Leanne Holt from our Crook office tells us what she’s been digging… […]

Back from holiday with a bump

At the time of writing, it’s a little over a fortnight to the 2021 Budget, and the housing market is waiting with bated breath to see what Chancellor Rishi Sunak will do about stamp duty… We previously wrote about the stamp duty holiday here, describing it as a ‘little ray of sunshine’ for homebuyers. However, […]

Top tips to decorate your rental property

You don’t have to own your home to give it a personal touch. If you’re finding it difficult to be creative with your space, look no further! There’s many subtle ways to decorate your place that will not affect your tenancy agreement or cost you a lot of money. Firstly, it’s best to check any […]

Essential Winter checks for tenants

Protecting your rented property from the Winter weather can save you money, while making sure you keep warm when the temperatures drop. From the heating and insulation to your plumbing and garden, there are a variety of checks to do to prevent any issues in your home. We have put together this simple maintenance checklist […]

Housing market continues to flourish

So, here we are again – another year, another lockdown. We wrote about how the pandemic would impact homeowners and tenants last year, during the first period of severe restrictions, but what does this latest move mean for the market? Well, while so far there’s been no news to suggest there will be an extension […]

Three things team Venture are digging

With the Christmas countdown in full swing and the cold, dark nights rolling in, we thought that it would be a great time for our next ‘Three things team Venture are digging’ blog. In the fifth instalment of our insider feature, director Lynne Stephenson from our Chester-le-Street office is diving into what she has been […]

Festive fancies to brighten your home

We’ve all spent an awful lot of time in our homes this year, so we think they deserve a treat – and what better way than giving them a festive makeover? More is definitely more this Christmas, so we’ve rounded up our favourite three decorating trends for you to make the most of those four […]

Three things team Venture are digging

The Venture team love to share what we’ve been up to and what inspires us, and so here, in the fourth installment of our feature, are the three things property coordinator Jack Magee has been digging… Walking the dog There is nothing I love more than a good walk with my two dogs in the morning. I […]

Mortgage boost for young home-buyers

At October’s Conservative Party conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined ambitious plans to get the country moving again, following the coronavirus crisis. Plans included a relaxation of planning regulations and a commitment to create a ‘world-beating’ green economy, along with a pledge to “turn Generation Rent into Generation Buy”. To this end, Boris announced the […]