A GUIDE TO DOWNSIZING
Are you thinking about packing up your family home and finding somewhere smaller to live? Here, we offer advice to make the process a little easier: Planning is key – Packing your home into boxes can be a real chore, particularly when you are moving to a smaller property, but planning well in advance can make it easier. Think about where you will unpack your belongings and in which room each box should be placed. If you haven’t got it all sorted ahead of the move then just make sure you label all your boxes clearly...
BETTER RATES, CHEAPER DEALS AND MORE INCENTIVES IN UK MORTGAGE MARKET
The ups and downs of the past few months haven’t gone unnoticed in the country’s housing market. But for borrowers and buyers, there’s certainly some positive news right now. Mortgage rates have been on a downward trajectory since the beginning of March, with fixed rates in particular benefiting from the best reductions...
10 OF THE BEST HOME-SCHOOLING IDEAS & RESOURCES
With the Summer holidays not far away, there is still a huge void of valuable learning time ahead that your children will be missing due to the part closure of schools and no firm grand re-opening in sight. Many parents are already home schooling to a great effect, but are you running out of ideas, or lack ideas to begin or challenge your young students? Below is a list of 10 great FREE resources and ideas you can use to aid your newly discovered teacher role. Home schooling has never been so easy!
A GUIDE TO HOUSE HUNTING DURING LOCKDOWN
As we continue in lockdown, many are considering moving home or relocating altogether. Whether you're looking for a home with a garden, a dedicated workspace, or more space in general, we've got you covered. We've provided some guidance to get you started on the search for your ideal home.
LEADING THE WAY WITH VIRTUAL & 360 TOURS
Virtual tours are become an important part of selling or letting your property in the current climate of social distancing. That said, statistics show that listed properties with virtual tours recieve on average 87%* more views than standard photography alone.
HOW TO VIEW PROPERTY SAFELY
Property viewings, in England, can now resume bringing relief to home-movers around the country. However, your health and safety remains our top concern at this time which is why we’ve created a set of simple guidelines, based on the new government guidance, to reassure you when going on property viewings or allowing others into your home for viewings.
HOUSE SALES INCREASED BY 76% LAST WEEK
Activity dials for almost every part of the sales market increased dramatically as agents return to work and house moves resume. House sales data from the first week of trading since the housing market reopened has been published this morning and almost every part of the market saw increased activity from enquiries through to exchanges.
23 PRODUCTIVE THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING LOCKDOWN
If you've pretty much completed all of Netflix and the idea of spending another day on the sofa looking at memes is too much to bear, it's time to change up your routine and get those creative juices flowing. Being on lockdown doesn't have to be boring, not if you keep yourself occupied. From learning a language to organising your wardrobe, updating your CV to writing a novel, there are plenty of productive things you can take up to pass the time - why not start right now?
LIFE AFTER COVID-19
Now lockdown is being eased, Pocock & Shaw answers the sixty-four thousand dollar question about the property market. As we gradually emerge from lockdown the first question clients are asking us is how will the coronavirus influence property prices?
ARE YOU PAYING TOO MUCH ON YOUR MORTGAGE?
May 2020 in the UK is a very strange place. The lockdown in which we all find ourselves is causing a great strain as many worry about the financial future and the mental and physical well-being of families and friends.