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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The Nation’s Dream Property is Revealed…

Rightmove recently conducted a survey on what the general public’s dream home would look like, where it would be and how many rooms it would have. According to the results, the UK is a pretty practical nation when it comes to the type of property we dream of living in! Forget the fancy walk in […]

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How to Make Your Garden More Environmentally Friendly

Did you know that UK gardens cover a combined landmass that is bigger than the Lake District and Peak District put together? That is a huge area and means gardens can provide a vital space for wildlife in a human-dominated landscape. Why not try something new in your garden and make it that little bit […]

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First-Time Buyers Make Up 28% of Sales In August

Propertymark reported that a greater proportion of transactions made by first-time buyers were made in August across the UK, equating to 28% of property sales. This is closer to the level of first-time buyer activity seen two months previously, and significantly up from July’s figure of 20%. This activity suggest that the UK saw the […]

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UK Rental Market Sees Sharp Rise in Demand and Growth, as the Nation Reopens Again

Yesterday, Zoopla published their UK Rental Market Report based on the latest insights they have gathered. According to the property portal website, average rents across the UK outside of London rose by over 5% in the last 12 months to the end of July, the biggest increase since they began their index in 2008. Rents […]

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Running to Transform Young Lives – Partner at BB&J Set to Raise Money for Safe & Sound

Boxall Brown and Jones Partner Anthony Lomas and long time friend Mark Wallace (from Reach) have partnered up to raise money for the local Derby charity, Safe & Sound. On October 3 2021, Anthony Lomas and Mark Wallace will be taking part in the Virtual London Marathon to raise money for Safe & Sound, a […]

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When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?

Keep reading to discover… The best (and not so good) months to sell your home. The different rules for different property types. And more! When do homes sell quickly? As you can see on our graph, spring is traditionally the best time to sell your property. DO NOT take this as gospel, there are several […]

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Dog-Friendly Interior Ideas!

As International Dog Day was yesterday, we thought we would share all the weird and wonderful dog-friendly interior designs people have created in their home! You never know, perhaps you will find inspiration from this post! First up is the mud room… Even if you are a dog lover, we all know how mucky those […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Packing

At Boxall Brown & Jones, we know how stressful it can be to pack up your home and move. Today we have decided to create a step-by-step guide on how to pack properly! Packing is undoubtedly one of the biggest tasks associated with moving properties. Often the prospect of packing seems so overwhelming that people […]

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IKEA Pushes for Upcycling

The iconic Swedish company has launched “Repurposeful Instructions” to continue the push for sustainability. Unlike many corporations that push hollow eco-friendly PR, Ikea has been doing a lot to make good on its pledge to become more sustainable, in an effort to reach its goal of becoming “fully circular” by the end of the decade. […]

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UK Government Releases House Price Index for June 2021

The HM Land Registry released the House Price Index (HPI) for June which presented the price changes in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The last 12 months has had a huge impact on all those involved in the property market. Today we wanted to specifically cover England and the changes in the market. The […]

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Five Tips for First Time Property Investors

Buy to let is a high performing asset and many individuals are turning their hand to property as a major source of income. As a first-time investor, it pays to know where to start and know how to make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing an investment property. Being aware of a few key […]

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