7 Questions First-Time Buyers Should Be Asking – From The Property Experts

With the average house prices in the UK reaching record highs, buying a property is a hugely expensive investment – especially as a first-time buyer. The process can feel incredibly stressful and small mistakes could mean you miss a trick and potentially a great bargain!  Today we thought we would share our top questions for first time buyers from

How to Make Your Property Look Good Before Marketing

Preparing your home for marketing and viewers is important. It will not only ensure your property is sold faster, but it can potentially add more to value to the price. Today we are sharing a full break down of how you can add value to your property. Declutter – But Do Not Depersonalise Dispose of

How Much is my House Worth?

Are you looking to buy, sell or rent a property? Knowing how much your property is worth is a crucial factor when determining the asking or sale price of a property. See what your local agents think it is worth Whether you are ready to sell or just curious, it is best to get in

9 Common House Selling Myths you Can Safely Ignore

The property industry has so many myths, some repeated so frequently that people believe them to be gospel. The truth however, is often very different! Sure, some myths have a foundation of truthfulness to them, but other house selling myths can be completely wrong. But how do you know what to believe and what to

A Guide to Buying a New-Build Home

New-build properties are a popular option for many people across the country, especially for first-time buyers. Getting on to the property ladder is one of the greatest financial commitments you will probably ever make. That is why for this week’s Top Tip Tuesday we want to provide a comprehensive guide to help you snap up

How to Save for Your First Home

Buying your first property can feel exciting and daunting at the same time – knowing where to start can also feel like challenge! That is why for this week’s Top Tip Tuesday we are giving you 7 tips to help you save for your first home. If you would like to download a full step-by-step

A Complete Guide to Planning Permission in England and Wales

Are you looking to improve your property? Do you have a project that requires planning permission? For this weeks Top Tip Tuesday we are providing you with a complete guide from start to finish on planning permission. So, what is planning permission? So you want to build your own house on a piece of land

3 Early Holiday Shopping Trends for the 2021 Festive Season

The Christmas holiday shopping season is already in full-swing for many people across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In fact, 21% of people in the EMEA region started their shopping as early as June, according to new research from Google and Ipsos. Following the biggest ever holiday season for digital spending in 2020, the

How Can Landlords Be More Environmentally Friendly?

As you may know, the UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow between the 31 October – 12 November 2021. With this in mind, today we wanted to share some advice on how landlords can be more environmentally friendly. So, what is top of a landlord’s agenda? Most would say that it

Autumn Budget 2021: Key Points you Need to Know

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons. He is setting out the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead, we will be updating this blog as more information is revealed. Here is a summary of the main points you need to know: Housing £24bn earmarked

Decorating Your House for Halloween 2021

Spooky season is upon us! At Boxall Brown and Jones, we have been getting into the Halloween spirit by adding some decorations and eating some Halloween treats. Today we wanted to share some Halloween decoration tips to make your house look super spooky this season! Decorating the outside of your house If you want to

Beautiful Kitchens Fit For Any Great British Bake Off Lover!

Can’t wait to get your friends around to share your GBBO recreations? Kitchens have always been the heart of the home, so it is no surprise that they are one of the top selling points in a property! We have a number of properties on the market right now with Instagram worthy kitchens!  As one

Property Searches Near Train Stations Jump Amid Return to Offices

After more than a year of working from home in bedrooms, spare rooms and kitchen tables, the gradual return to offices has begun. With a quick route into the office rising up the priority list again for commuters, many property firms have seen a big jump in buyer searches for homes near commuter stations outside

How to Land Your Perfect Landing

Unique hallway, stairs and landing décor ideas you need to see! Do you lack the space in your property or have additional space that you don’t know what to do with it? Do you need inspiration that is budget friendly or trendy? Well, today’s Top Tip Tuesday blog post has got you covered! Keep reading

Value of UK Homes Soars by 20% in 5 Years

Nearly 12 million UK homes have increased in value by £49,000 or more since 2016. So, you are probably thinking, ‘how much is my home worth?’ The total value of British homes has soared by 20% in the past 5 years. That is a whopping £1.6 trillion! This is around the same figure as the

How to Approach Decorating a Listed Building

Do you live in a heritage building and would like to redecorate? Redecorating an older property not only improves the appearance but can also increase the longevity of the original features. Before we begin, it is important to remember that if your home is listed or in a conservation area, you are advised to seek

Top 10 Tips for Attracting Tenants

The buy-to-let sector is highly competitive and, not surprisingly, the landlords who are typically more successful are the ones who appreciate the importance of making their properties attractive to tenants. “Presentation, presentation, presentation,” if you want to attract tenants at the best price, it is important that your property is clean, well maintained and nicely

Why You Should Kick-Start a Career in the Property Industry

Are you thinking about getting into a career in the property industry? There are more opportunities in this exciting and rewarding industry than you might realise. It is common to assume that in the rental market, landlords are dealing directly with their tenants, or that estate agents set the price of every property. But the

Common Myths About Investing in UK Residential Properties in 2021

Although UK property is one of the most highly regarded asset classes for its stability, all investments come with their intricacies and complications, which can then lead to misconceptions – particularly by overseas investors as they get to grips with the UK market or the buying process. In this article, we will be addressing the

The Best Smart Home Appliances for 2021

Many people are turning to smart home appliances, whether that is for convenience purposes or for peace of mind. Today, we wanted to share the top smart home appliances for 2021 and why these would be useful in your household. Samsung AirDresser™ This unique appliance keeps your clothing items feeling and smelling fresh. It is

What Changes When the Stamp Duty Holiday Ends?

As of today (30 September 2021), the stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland will come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of buyers have taken full advantage of these savings, which have been on offer since the tax break was introduced in July 2020. The stamp duty tax savings have been tapering off

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