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May passed in a glorious haze of spring sunshine, pomp and ceremony. The three bank holiday weekends gave homebuyers plenty of opportunities to view properties, and this certainly had an effect on the number of sales agreed!



The lovely weather looks set to continue into June, enticing more buyers out and giving sellers the opportunity to show off their properties in the always flattering sunshine. This is always a busy time of year for the property market, so if you are considering putting your property on the market, you couldn’t choose a better time than now. 

 

All property owners are aware of how important their roof is, but very few actually know how to maintain it. 

Catching problems early can prevent them from turning into bigger, more expensive ones. 

Here is our quick guide on how to keep your roof in good condition.

 

How often should you check it?

Regular inspections are essential to spot any issues early. We recommend checking your roof at least twice a year. The beginning of Spring and Autumn are the optimal times.

 

 

 

One of the best things we can do for our mental and physical well-being is to welcome sunshine into our homes. Numerous advantages, including higher productivity, better sleep, lowered stress levels and enhanced mental health, have been linked to natural light. In today's society, we frequently miss out on the health benefits of sunlight because we spend the majority of our time indoors.

 

As a result of all of these benefits, people are subconsciously drawn to properties that are filled with natural light. So if you are considering putting your property on the market, maximising the amount of natural light within it is an important step towards ensuring that your property sells for the best price possible.

 

In this blog, we will discuss several simple ways to embrace the sun and add more natural light to your property.

 

 

Spring has definitely arrived, and the property market around Nottingham, just like the local bees, is buzzing. According to mortgage industry technology company Twenty7tec, March saw overall mortgage search records set, and this has been reflected in the amount of activity in the local property market. 



The King's Coronation has led to the addition of another Bank Holiday to the calendar this month, giving house hunters even more time to look for their dream home. With this in mind, we expect the month of May to be even busier than the last so if you are considering putting your property on the market, don't miss out on this royal opportunity.

 

Nottingham First-time Buyers Keeping our Local Property Market Afloat

The Nottingham housing market is relativity buoyant, thanks to an unexpected group of people – Nottingham first-time buyers.

Many Nottingham tenants are annoyed with competing for Nottingham rental properties at high rents. Therefore, over the last 12 months, many renters have been stretching their finances to get on the Nottingham housing ladder, despite sky-high mortgage rates.


Using data from the Office of National Statistics, Land Registry and the Bank of England … 

of the 10,258 properties bought in the last 12 months in the Nottingham area, 2,780 were bought by first-time buyers. 

With just under 1 in 3 house purchases made by first-time buyers in the last 12 months, it might surprise many that this has been steadily growing since 2010 when only 1 in 5 house purchases were made by first-time buyers.

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