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Full-Service High Street Estate Agents vs Online Estate Agents – Part Two

8 August, 2018

In the previous blog we looked at high street agents and the service they offer to the home seller and home buyer. In this blog we are going to look at the offerings of an internet agent as a relatively new alternative to selling your property. What is an Online Agent? Recent years have seen the introduction of many online agents into the housing market. Generally they offer low flat-rate fees and a service that...

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Living the Village Life - buying a home in Crowthorne

26 July, 2018

Living the Village Life - buying a home in Crowthorne Why do people relocate out of larger cities? Usually it’s because they are tired of the hustle and bustle of city life; the sheer number of people around them when they walk down the street, the amount of traffic clogging up the roads, the lack of green space and simply put they want a greener, more relaxed lifestyle. Often this decision is triggered by a...

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Full-Service High Street Estate Agents vs Online Estate Agents – Part One

25 July, 2018

In years gone by the only way to sell your property was by using a high street agent, but these days, with more options available on how to sell your property, it can be a daunting prospect. In reality though it needn’t be that complicated. Unless you have already chosen to buy a new-build house, and are going down the part exchange route, you have a choice of selling through a high street agent or using an online...

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Wokingham and The Walter Family, their influence on our community.

13 June, 2018

Walter Cottages - character homes in Wokingham With all the new build development going on in Wokingham and the surrounding areas, it is such a pleasure when we get to market a beautiful character home, and none are more special than one of the fabulous Walter Cottages. This design comes from the influence of the Walter Family, who were the founders of The Times newspaper and have helped shaped the area as we know it...

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Why you shouldn't choose the estate agent that offers the lowest fees

18 May, 2018

When shopping around for an estate agent to entrust with the sale of your home, it can be tempting to opt for the cheapest of the bunch. After all, as long as an estate agent can sell your property, does it really matter which one you choose? The short answer is absolutely. For many of us, our homes are the biggest assets we will ever trade, so it makes sense to appoint an agency who can get you the best return on your...

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Wokingham’s local schools – an updated guide

12 April, 2018

We understand that the choice of local schools can be a big consideration when choosing a new area to move to. Recent research has revealed that one in four families with school-aged children have moved house to be closer to their preferred school , so for many house-hunters, becoming familiar with the schools in and around their chosen locale is a must. That’s why we include a regular overview of...

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