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WE’RE HIRING!

Friday July 26, 2019

  Are you our new Sales or Lettings Negotiator??   We are looking for experienced lettings and sales negotiators to join our team.   As the number 1 selling and letting agent in our area our company is expanding rapidly and we are offering a great opportunity for motivated and driven candidates to be part […]

OYSTER CARD FOR POTTERS BAR

Wednesday July 3, 2019

  “I know how strongly people want Oyster extended to Potters Bar.  Since my election I have campaigned vigorously to deliver this for long suffering passengers. I have constantly lobbied and organised meetings with transport ministers, government officials and rail executives to keep up the pressure, including most recently last month with the Rail Minister, Andrew Jones MP. I am therefore […]

HOMEOWNERS ALLOWED TO BUILD PROPERTY EXTENSIONS WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION

Thursday June 20, 2019

The Government is making a temporary law that allows people to build rear extensions without having to go through the planning process permanent. Thousands of homeowners have been given the green light to extend their properties without having to apply for planning permission. The Government introduced temporary rules giving homeowners more freedom to build extensions in 2013. It […]

HOW TO ADD £40,000 TO THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BY SPENDING £4,000

Tuesday May 28, 2019

As a nation, we are obsessed with property. We pore over stories about house prices and love to speculate about how much our neighbours spent on their extension. So today, Money Mail’s must-read How To Get Rich series – which launched on Saturday – will show you how to use your home to its full […]

AUCKLAND ESTATES ARE BACK

Wednesday April 17, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are back fully operating from our new offices at 36 The Broadway, Potters Bar. We are also are proud to announce the return of Aucklands original founder Mr Paul Twitchett FNAEA. Established over 36 years ago in Cranbourne Parade, Paul and Auckland Estates have been a household name […]

UK HOUSE PRICES ROSE SHARPLY IN EARLY 2019, FIGURES SHOW

Monday March 11, 2019

UK house prices were up sharply at the beginning of this year due to a lack of properties on the market, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.   The average price of a house rose to £236,800 in the three months to February, up 2.8 per cent compared to the same period one year prior. This […]

POTTERS BAR HAS BEEN NAMED AS ONE OF BRITAIN’S BEST LONDON COMMUTER HOTSPOTS

Monday March 4, 2019

The town came 15th in the countdown of 116 commuter belt towns, thanks to its speedy rail link to the capital and relatively affordable season ticket. Rankings on the Totally Money list were based on a combination of factors, including average house price, time taken to commute into London by train, season ticket cost and […]

LENDERS CUT MORTGAGE RATES TO GIVE A KICK START 2019

Thursday January 31, 2019

First-time buyers and homeowners remortgaging their properties have been given some good news at the start of the year as a number of lenders have cut their rates in an increasingly competitive market. Last week HSBC dropped rates on 31 different mortgages while the market-leading product for a 10-year fixed-rate loan also went down. The […]

UK HOUSE PRICES RISE AT FASTEST RATE IN ALMOST TWO YEARS, SAYS HALIFAX

Thursday January 31, 2019

UK house prices unexpectedly rose at the fastest monthly rate in almost two years in December, according to Halifax, despite warnings over the potential impact of Brexit for the year ahead. Halifax, one of Britain’s biggest mortgage lenders, said the average cost of a home rose by 2.2% compared with November. This outstripped all forecasts […]

LANDLORDS CAN NOW BORROW MORE – IF THEY LOCK IN FOR THE LONG TERM

Saturday December 29, 2018

One of the country’s biggest buy-to-let lenders has changed its rules to allow landlords to borrow substantially more if they’re willing to sign up to a fixed-rate deal for 10 years. The Mortgage Works, part of Nationwide, has lowered the “stress rate” for customers taking out a decade-long, fixed-rate mortgage from 4.99pc to 4pc. It […]

HOW TO AVOID BEING STUCK WITH A HOUSE YOU DESPERATELY WANT TO SELL: NINE TURN-OFFS TO AVOID WHEN MARKETING A HOME

Friday November 2, 2018

If you have a purpose-built games room, fine. But in a reception room it tells the woman buyer that she can look forward to long nights

QUARTER OF UK PARENTS MOVE HOUSE FOR THE SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA

Friday November 2, 2018

Determined parents are pushing up prices in desirable locations by almost £27,000, according to the latest data on the extreme lengths families will go to in order to secure

THE TOP 20 FEATURES THAT WILL SELL YOUR HOME… BUT DO PLENTY OF PLUG SOCKETS REALLY BEAT A BATH, OR BEING NEAR GOOD SCHOOLS?

Friday November 2, 2018

Good schools and period features are often considered to be the sought-after characteristics that can draw in buyers.

SHOULD I BUY A PROPERTY THAT REQUIRES LOTS OF WORK AND TRY TO MAKE A PROFIT?

Friday November 2, 2018

I have saved hard for a deposit to buy my first property but with property prices so high, my budget is still fairly limited.

HOW TO CREATE A CONSERVATORY THAT COULD SELL YOUR HOME: SIX TIPS TO IMPRESS BUYERS WITH YOUR PROPERTY

Friday November 2, 2018

An attractive conservatory can add thousands of pounds to the asking price of a property for sale.

But sometimes a conservatory can end up being little more than a storage

TWO THIRDS OF FTBS UNSURE WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM AS BUYERS

Friday November 2, 2018

According to new research from home move comparison site, reallymoving.com, the majority of those taking their first step onto the property ladder are extremely confused about..

ROOM FOR A FEW:DO MILLENNIALS WANT LIVING ROOMS, OR CHEAPER RENTS

Thursday November 1, 2018

Architect Patrik Schumacher has been derided in the media for suggesting millennials don’t need living rooms, but I think he’s bang on the money.

SHOULD I REPLACE MY KITCHEN AND BATHROOM BEFORE I PUT MY PROPERTY ON THE MARKET?

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Given that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important rooms – and can easily look the most dated – it may seem obvious to tackle