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Keeping your home safe while you’re on holiday

Going on holiday is always exciting, whether you’re going someone tropical or staying here in the UK. The last thing anyone wants is for their home to be broken into while they’re off enjoying themselves; that’s why we want to share some tips on how to keep your home safe, so you can rest assured […]

Giving your home an affordable makeover

2019 is here and some like to use the New Year as an opportunity to have a fresh start. If you fancy a change or are perhaps preparing your house to sell, check out our tips for giving your home a makeover (without breaking the bank).     Turn up the lights! A great way […]

5 simple hacks for a stress-free Christmas

It’s Christmas and that means the season of gift giving, dinner parties and decorating is here. The holidays can be quite daunting for some; worry not, we have comprised five simple hacks that will get you well on your sleigh to a stress-free Christmas.   Use recyclable wrapping paper Did you know, the UK wasted […]

What’s on in County Durham this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and there is certainly plenty of festive fun happening around County Durham this December.   We know you’ve probably got a lot of stuff(ing) to sort out, whether that’s last-minute shopping or frantically writing cards, so we’ve pulled together a list of some of the events the region has […]

Tips for selling your home at Christmas

We’ve heard the rumours – Christmas is the worst time to sell your home. But new research has indicated that the festive season is quickly becoming one of the busiest periods for online viewings by UK home buyers. Did you know, in previous years, there were 14 million online house views on Christmas Day? This […]

Preparing your house for winter

Preparing your house for Winter The chilly weather is closing in and it isn’t just important to keep yourself wrapped up, your house needs to be kept warm too! Just like us, houses can become damaged when the temperature drops below zero; here are some tips on how to be prepared for whatever Winter brings. […]

Tips for staging your house for a viewing

Tips for staging your house for a viewing Did you know, prospective buyers form an opinion on your house within the first seven to ten seconds of stepping through the front door? First impressions count, and this is where house staging comes in. Staging a home refers the preparation and decoration of a house to […]

Taking the stress out of moving

Taking the stress out of moving   Whether you’re moving into a new family home this Autumn or relocating to start university, the experience is well-known for being a stressful one.  But, it doesn’t have to be – we promise! We’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure that your house move goes as […]

The benefits of renting a property

The benefits of renting a property We’re often asked whether buying or renting a property is the best option. The truth is, finding a place to live is a very individual experience, so we’ve put together a list of the benefits of renting to help you decide whether this would suit your personal circumstances. Broadening […]

Tour de Branch a wheel success

After training hard since late April and teaming up most Sundays to train (we went as far as Richmond in North Yorkshire on our weekend sessions!), we were ready for Tour de Branch 2018.   The morning of the ride was an apprehensive one, but we knew we were as prepared as we could be. […]