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Wokingham’s local schools – an updated guide

12 April, 2018 by

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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What does sold STC mean?

26 March, 2018 by

Look closely at a ‘sold’ property sign in the UK and you may see a few additional words in much smaller type underneath - ‘subject to contract’ or ‘STC’. It’s one of several potentially confusing terms you might come across relating to the sale of a property, but it’s an important caveat to understand. Essentially, sold subject to contract means that an offer has been made...

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What happens after you agree a house sale?

5 March, 2018 by

While you open up your home up for viewings and wait for the right buyer, selling your home can be a lengthy process. However, with a proactive, experienced agent in your corner, it shouldn’t be too long before you receive an offer worth celebrating. But what happens once you agree a price with a buyer and the deal is done? Here’s what to expect after you’ve agreed a house sale . Your buyer ...

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Extend or move?

22 January, 2018 by

It’s a dilemma many households find themselves facing; the house you’ve called home for years no longer has the space or amenities you need. It could be that you need another bedroom for your growing family, it’s time to set up that home office you’ve always wanted, or maybe you need more kitchen or entertaining space. But is it better to extend your current home or sell up and move onto somewhere...

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What to consider when you’re a first-time buyer

20 December, 2017 by

Buying your first home is an incredible milestone. We understand that it’s one filled with excitement and possibilities, but also with trepidation and concern about such a commitment. Here at Michael Hardy, we’ve helped many first-time buyers navigate the path to home ownership, advising them on the best properties to view and helping them to ensure that they get the keys to their dream home. If you, or...

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Freehold, leasehold and share of freehold- what do they mean?

15 December, 2017 by

Regardless of whether you’re new to buying and selling property or you’ve been through the process numerous times, keeping in mind all the associated jargon can be tricky. Terms relating to the different types of home ownership are some of the most important, yet can be the most perplexing when it comes to understanding exactly what aspect of a property is available to buy or sell . When a property...

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