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With Christmas not far off, many homeowners are searching for their next home. We take a look at a range of tricks to help you secure your dream home in Bristol or North Somerset.

 Further into our newsletter, have you ever wondered what elements of your property guests notice the most? The results are interesting... find out more today!

 As the festive season approaches, some of us are opting to put our Christmas tree up as soon as we can, whilst others are waiting until early December. But, when is the right time to put your tree up?

 Finally, if you are considering selling in the near future and are thinking of smartening up your home before marketing your property, consider avoiding these paint colours!

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

The tricks to help you secure your dream home in Bristol or North Somerset.

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With Christmas not far off, many homeowners and buyers will now be readying themselves for the new year, new home surge that will inevitably see high demand and interest levels across the UK.

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What are your house guests most interested by?

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Through the use of eye-tracking technology, new research has shed light on the key factors that guests will notice the most when visiting our homes.

As could be expected, an office space is one of the most eye-catching areas of a property...

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When is the right time to put up your Christmas tree?

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When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there's no right or wrong answer but everyone seems to have a different date where it's seen as acceptable to make a start.

So, when is the right time to dress the tree?

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The paint colours that could decrease the value of your home

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Smartening up a room is a great idea to attract prospective buyers, but certain paint colours could put a negative effect on the value of your home.

What are the key colours that experts would suggest avoiding?

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Brior Heights, Long Ashton

Brior Heights, Long Ashton

Brior Heights is an executive development of four tremendous townhouses built over four floors offering approximately 2300sqft of flexible accommodation finished to the highest of standards.

Guide Price £865,000

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Caledonia Place, Clifton Village

Caledonia Place, Clifton Village

Private outdoor space. This is a fine example of a two bedroom top floor flat boasting wonderful panoramic views from its roof top, found within this handsome Georgian building.

Guide Price £450,000

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In this month's edition, we take a look at the reasons a Bristol buyer will walk away from a sale.

Further into our newsletter, we discover how you can find your dream Bristol home for the right price.

Finally, we explore how much you know about the mortgage process and the recent changes with tenancy evictions in Bristol.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

Top 10 reasons a Bristol buyer will walk away

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When it comes to purchasing a property, eight in ten Brits admit to being 'picky buyers', with research showing that a poor Wi-Fi connection is enough to put a third off a new home.

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Finding the right home in Bristol at the right price

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You might think you’ll never be able to afford your dream home, but there are a number of ways that you can make it happen.

From finding a doer-upper to avoiding expensive trends, here are seven ways you can make your money go further.

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How much do you know about the mortgage process?

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According to a recent survey, buyers are hopelessly uninformed on the mortgage process.

Whilst the furlough scheme was active, 64% of those living in Britain believed that lenders would not consider whether they received support when applying for a mortgage in Bristol.*

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What's changed with tenancy evictions in Bristol?

Over the last 18 months, a number of measures were put in place to protect tenants who were unable to keep up with their rent payments.

This put a strain on landlords and the lettings market as a whole, with the government easing the rules gradually to help all parties involved recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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Winstones Road, Barrow Gurney

Winstones Road, Barrow Gurney

Stunning five bedroom detached family home located in a prime location with south facing garden, beautiful views and double garage. Outside the property enjoys a large level rear garden  and far-reaching views over countryside fields

Guide Price £1,200,000

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Lampton Road, Long Ashton

Lampton Road, Long Ashton

NO CHAIN Three-bedroom semi-detached home located within a short walk from excellent primary school and within close proximity to village amenities, offering a private GARDEN, GARAGE and PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.

£395,000

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In this month's edition, with children returning to school this month, we share with you our hints and tips for selling during the back to school season.

Further into our newsletter, find out what makes the perfect tenant and who has the most interest in your home's value.

Finally, we explore whether you could benefit from repaying your mortgage off early!

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

Selling during the back to school season

With children returning to school in September, could a move be on the cards for you?

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What makes the perfect tenant?

Having a positive relationship with your tenant is important when renting out a property.

But what are the best qualities to look for when choosing a tenant?

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Who’s most interested in your home’s value?

In a study by Zoopla, six out of ten Brits admitted to checking out how much someone has paid for their home. Who's snooping on your property price?

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Could you benefit from repaying your mortgage early?

One in six homeowners will be over 65 by the time they fully repay their mortgage.

What is there to consider if you want to pay your mortgage off early?

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Castle Close, Flax Bourton

Well proportioned executive five bedroom detached family home located in a sought after cul-de-sac with double garage and off street parking.

OIEO £850,000

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Cordwell Walk, Horfield

Substantial four bedroom semi detached house with generous rear garden and off road parking situated in the popular area of Manor Farm.

Guide Price £465,000

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In this month's edition, we explore why 3-bedroom properties are now in high demand. We're pleased to say new build homes are at a 21-year high, with over 49,470 new build properties, completed in the first three months of 2021.

We take a look at the lettings market boom and what this means for landlords, before exploring why market activity peaks in August.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

3-bedroom properties in high demand

Property experts from Rightmove are urging homeowners to sell their three-bedroom homes, as high demand leads to an average selling time of just 45 days.

So, why is the housing market so hot right now?

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New build homes at a 21-year high

Over 49,470 new build properties were completed in the first three months of 2021 – the highest figure recorded in 21 years. Why are so many new homes being built?

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Lettings market boom and what it means for landlords

The lettings market has had a record strong month, with reports of a decrease to the length of average void periods in most regions, as well as rising rents seen across the country.

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Why does market activity peak in August?

For the past 12 years, reports show that August has been one of the most popular months for home moving.

Whilst typically homeowners would expect to fare best by listing earlier in the season, the same won't be said for 2021.

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Kings Croft, Long Ashton

Kings Croft, Long Ashton

Spacious five-bedroom property located on this desirable development in Long Ashton with recently landscaped rear garden, driveway and large store room.

£525,000

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Church Lane, Flax Bourton

Church Lane, Flax Bourton

Porch Cottage is a tucked away hidden gem in the sought after village of Flax Bourton, the cottage has been lovingly extended and restored to a very high standard.

£485,000

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In this month's edition, we explore is it still location, location, location? Before sharing with you, key questions you should ask your buyer.

We take a look at buying to become a short-let landlord and top home improvements you can make this summer.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch here.

Is it still location, location, location?

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Faced with the prospect of a lockdown-free summer, buyers are anxious to move quickly, resulting in record numbers paying over asking price to secure their dream property.

With leading experts predicting that the house buying frenzy is here to stay, is location still as key as it used to be for buyers?

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Key questions you need to ask your buyer

Finding the right buyer can save you time, energy and disappointment.

Here are the top five questions you need to ask before accepting an offer.

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Buying to become a short-let landlord

With a lack of certainty on travel restrictions, many Brits are planning to vacation closer to home this summer, giving investors the opportunity to break into the short-let market.

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Top home improvements for this summer

Over the last 18 months, the number of Brits undertaking DIY projects and renovations has jumped significantly, as we found new ways to pass our time in lockdown and improve our living situations.

But, which home improvements have the biggest impact to your property's value?

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Cambridge Heights, Flax Bourton

A luxury five-bedroom BRAND NEW detached home of c2871 SQFT including double oak-framed car port and c0.3 of an acre plot. Set amongst an exclusive development of other luxury four and five-bedroom family homes with generous plots.

Guide Price £1,200,000

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Royal York Crescent, Clifton Village

'Royal York Crescent is a major residential street in Clifton, Bristol. It overlooks much of the docks, and much of the city can be seen from it. It also joins Clifton Village at one end. It is one of the most expensive streets in the city.

OIEO £375,000

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