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January Chester Property Market Update

21 January 2019

Clouds may be gathering over the UK political scene, but Chester remains in the eye of the storm as far as the property market is concerned.  In this video, Alex Horne, Senior Valuer at Matthews of Chester comments on the current property market activity levels, and explains why now (especially...


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Leasehold reform

How the proposed reform of leasehold legislation could affect your leasehold property

21 December 2018

Reform of the leasehold system is long overdue. An overhaul is needed to make things fairer for leaseholders and to put an end to onerous ground rents.  In this article, we explain what the proposed reforms are and how they might affect those purchasing leasehold property in the future. Freehold...


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buying property over Christmas

5 things to consider when buying property over Christmas

06 December 2018

The Christmas period can be hectic enough without the added stress of moving home. With Christmas cards to write, presents to wrap and a house move at the same time – it’s enough to bring anyone into meltdown. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top five things that...


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House sale

Choosing a Chester Estate Agent: Why the one with the lowest fees is not always the best

22 November 2018

Choosing an estate agent to sell your property in Chester is an important decision. After all, your home is likely to be one of the biggest assets you will ever trade. With so many estate agents to choose from, including traditional high street estate agents, online, and those offering a...


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Lettings

Why buying a property could be your smartest move

07 March 2018

There’s no doubt that buying a property sounds a bit daunting and a big responsibility. For some, buying a property seems like a distant dream and a big commitment you may not be prepared for right now. Whatever stage of your life, buying a property could, in fact, be your...


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What is buy-to-let, who is for and how does it work?

23 February 2018

What is buy-to-let? If you’re considering property investment in Chester, buy-to-let is a tangible investment offering you the opportunity to purchase a residential property with the intention to let it out, rather than living in it yourself. Buying a property to let is effectively like running a business. You need...


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Preparing a house for viewing

Preparing a house for Viewing

05 February 2018

How to prepare your house for viewing As we discussed in our previous post, making sure you are well prepared before putting your house on the market will make the process as stress free as possible. Marketing your property is key, but it’s only half the battle. Once you have...


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Sell Your Home

Things to consider when selling your home

05 February 2018

Selling your home is not an everyday activity and can be stressful unless you are properly prepared. It pays to take good advice from an experienced estate agent before you embark on the process. Making sure you take advice from a good mortgage advisor and have a good local solicitor...


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Chris Collins

A guide to mortgages

07 December 2017

Buying a house can be one of the most stressful times in your life and if you’re a first-time buyer, you’ll more than likely have a lot of questions to ask. We spoke to our Mortgage Advisor, Chris, about how mortgages work and what you need to consider before committing...


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Chester Estate Agents 2018

The Christmas Housing Market

06 December 2017

The residential property market at this time of year generally quietens down due to sellers and buyers directing their thoughts towards getting ready for Christmas, attending various festive functions and arranging to see family and friends. Few people want the hassle of tidying for photographers and viewings over Christmas so...


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