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Of Mice and Men in Suits

As a nation that still washes its own cars in a bid to save a tenner, that religiously collects supermarket loyalty points and that baulks at the idea of tipping overworked restaurant staff and hotel porters, Brits are happy to hand over £3-5,000 to an estate agent...

Diary of a House Seller: Week Six

  Apologies that it’s been a while since the last blog – as you can imagine we’ve been very busy! I’m pleased to say the sale has been completed. We exchanged contracts a couple of weeks ago and then completed a few days later, so it all went fairly smoothly and...

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

When a garage in Camberwell sells for £550,000 and one in 15 London homes are being sold for £1m or more, it’s fair to say that we might be reaching the top of the UK housing market. The Bank of England recently issued a warning that Britain’s property market could be...

A Guide to Estate Agent Jargon

Sometimes it can seem like estate agents are talking a different language. With the help of this handy guide, you can arm yourself with all the terms and abbreviations you need to know when buying or selling a property. Best and Final Offer – A prospective buyer’s...

High Street vs Online Estate Agents

There has been lots of news and debate this week on online estate agents versus traditional high street agents. Houses.co.uk is challenging the traditional method of how people buy and sell their properties. We think that consumers should be offered choice, and that...

Widdington

On a hill in Northwest Essex only a stone’s throw from  the bustling M11 is the small village of Widdington, many of its older buildings built around or near its attractive green.  At one time it was a quiet backwater but now visitors frequent it to see the fine...

Houses “Comfort Blanket”

Houses.co.uk Urges Home Sellers to Ditch the High Street Estate Agent ‘Comfort Blanket’ Online Estate Agent calls for home sellers to be more confident in listing online New online estate agency Houses.co.uk is calling on home sellers to ditch the ‘comfort blanket’...

Cranham

Looking at modern “Cranham Broadway,” it is, perhaps, difficult not to regret the passing of a true village atmosphere.  The shops, cars, a modern Plough Inn (which replaced a tiny village pub of the same name) and the assembly yard where District line...

Epping

Epping is situated on the highest point in Essex–its High Street is at the same level as the cross on the top of St Paul’s Cathedral.   It has a flourishing market and specialist shops which encourage visitors from all around the area. Separated from the...