First-time buying – a beginner’s guide

First-Time Buying – A Beginner’s Guide By Libby Foot Looking to get your foot on the first rung of the property ladder? There’s a reason first-time buying is considered one of the most stressful life experiences. For many, entering the housing market for the first time can be frustrating and overwhelming. This article will ...

Demand for houses in North Somerset Villages Building

Houses in North Somerset are in demand as Bristol estate agents report a rise in new instructions as city dwellers look to move to a rural lifestyle. Villages such as Banwell, Congresbury, Winscombe and Churchill are on the radar as opportunities to work from home are increasing. Indeed, the surge in interest in village ...
August 6, 2020

Buying a House, What are Solicitor Searches?

Every house being sold goes through a number of different types of “solicitor search” which, with their legal terminology and complex descriptions can often make people feel confused or overwhelmed… but that’s often because they haven’t been properly explained. So if you’re buying property in North Somerset what searches can you expect your solicitor ...
September 15, 2019

What Should I Do When Viewing A House?

There are many things to remember when viewing a house. Bringing a friend, taking photos, measuring up and talking aloud are just a few ways to jog your memory. In this guide, we will take you through our tips for viewing a house you may want to buy (or rent). There is no secret ...
June 14, 2019

Why do people downsize?

A survey of 1,000 Gransnet users has uncovered why older people “downsize” –  sell their homes and buy a smaller property – and the pressures and rationales that lie behind the decision. Almost two-thirds (63%) say they have downsized or thought about it, although 29% have no intention of downsizing or haven’t thought about ...
August 14, 2018

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