online agencies vs traditional agencies

Estate Agents: Online Agency vs Traditional Agency

How do you compare an online agency vs traditional agency to sell your home? With the rise in online searches being the most popular way to find a home, online estate agencies have become a popular choice for many people looking to cut costs…
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New Housing Developments in Wokingham Area

These are the current new housing developments in the Wokingham Area for Q1 2018: Persimmon Homes Hatchwood Mill, King Street Lane, Winnersh RG41 5AZ Redrow Addington Place, Headley Road East, Woodley RG5 4SL Berkeley Homes Eldridge…
2018 on a budget

New Year, Better You: 2018 on a Budget

Want (or need) to start 2018 on a budget? January is always a long month; after the expense and over-indulgence of Christmas and the New Year, most of us are looking ahead for the next pay cheque. However, austerity doesn’t have to be a…
Council tax

Are You Paying The Right Council Tax?

Did you know that as many as a quarter of a million homes in the UK are paying the wrong rate of council tax? But surely our council tax banding is based on accurate data and will be right? Wrong. In 1991, when the new council tax system…
property price predictions 2018

UK Property Price Predictions For 2018

With the New Year upon us, attention turns to the year ahead with many already asking us for property price predictions for 2018. Whilst no-one has a crystal ball, there are some early indications that 2018 could see some growth after a relatively…
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Finance Focus: How to Improve your Mortgage Credit Score

Do you need to improve your mortgage credit score? For many of us, finding the right home can be the easy part of buying a home; arranging a mortgage can be the hard bit. Since the financial crash of 2008, mortgage lenders have tightened…
new year resolutions

New Year, New You: Sticking To Your Resolutions

There are no surprises when recent polls revealed the most common new year’s resolutions for 2018. At the top of the list are the perennial favourites; exercise more, lose weight and eat healthier. Joint 4th is learning a new skill or taking…
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How to Save Energy in the Home

People are driven to save energy in the home for a number of reasons. From reducing annual household bills to doing their bit for the environment, it makes good sense to turn your attention to practical ways to limit the amount of energy you…
earley area guide

Thames Valley Area Guide: Earley

Do you want to know more about Earley? A diverse parish which incorporates historical rural settlements with a vast 20th century housing development, Earley bridges the two towns of Reading and Wokingham. Incorporating the 1970s development…
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Scandi-Chic: How to Give Your Home Some Hygge

Find out more about Scandi-Chic and how to get some hygge in to your home. Pronounced “Hoo-gah”, hygge is a Danish (and Norwegian) word that doesn’t have a direct English translation. The closest definition is one of wholesome togetherness;…