summer fayre

Summer Fayre - 8 July 2017

Property Assistant is proud to be sponsoring the St Sebastian's C of E Primary School at their Summer Fayre this weekend. Julie and I will be there for the whole event running some competitions for children and adults in addition to the stalls…
home insurance guide

Home Insurance: A Quick Guide

The world of home insurance can be confusing for some with insurers offering dozens of different types of policy. Some are combined, some are compulsory and some have confusing terminology. To try and help give a clear picture of just what kinds…
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Restaurants

The Thames Valley is home to plenty of first-rate restaurants from those holding Michelin stars to hidden gems boasting hearty food at great value. We’ve lived in the Thames Valley for…(mumble)…years and have been fortunate enough to visit…
managing a property chain

The Weakest Link? Top Tips on Managing a Property Chain

By property chain, we mean what can sometimes become a complicated structure of people involved in the buying and selling of your property. Referred to as the ‘chain’, the ideal scenario is that you receive a cash buyer for your home and…
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Crowthorne

Nestled in the borders of the Thames Valley, the small parish of Crowthorne is a popular place for families looking to move to Berkshire. An affluent area, Crowthorne is close to Wokingham, Finchampstead and Sandhurst. On the tri-counties border,…

UK House Prices Update: May 2017

Despite the official figures for March 2017 only just released by the UK House Prices Index, early indications of the UK housing market are generally made public earlier by mortgage lenders like the Nationwide Building Society. In a press…
choosing an estate agent

General Election 2017: Why Voting is like Choosing an Estate Agent

With just three days to go until the nation is called to the polling stations, many of us will breathe a sigh of relief that this surprise general election is finally at an end. Whatever political landscape we wake up to on Friday 9th June,…
moving house stress free

Moving Day: A Guide to Beating the Stress

Moving day can be a stressful time and there is plenty to think about both beforehand and for the day itself. We’ve put together some useful ideas to help make the big day as stress-free as possible. Moving house doesn’t have to be stressful.…
preparing your house for sale

Top Tips for Getting Your House Ready for Sale

Getting your house ready for sale is about more than choosing an estate agent to do it for you. Do you remember the TV show, ‘House Doctor’? Californian, Ann Maurice rode the waves of the British appetite for home makeover shows back…