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  • 24September

    Here’s what you need to think about when paying estate agent fees upfront

    Tags: blog, properties

    If you’re ready to sell your home, you’ll be faced with a choice when it comes to fees. Do you pay upfront or opt for a no sale, no fee arrangement? We understand that the promise of a deal if you part with your cash straight away might be te...

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  • 16August

    Top tips for packing for a house move

    Tags: blog, properties

    If moving day is on the horizon, then no doubt you’re dreading the prospect of packing up all your worldly goods and starting the hunt for a ready supply of cheap cardboard boxes. So, whether you’re a seasoned mover or are looking forward to pic...

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  • 30June

    How to make the most of a small home when it’s ready to sell

    Tags: blog, properties

    It’s said that good things come in small packages but what happens when would-be purchasers want titanic not tiny and bijou just isn’t big enough? Selling a house or apartment lacking in square footage isn’t without its challenges but here at...

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  • 19May

    How to make an offer on a house

    Tags: blog, properties

    It’s a wonderful feeling when you find your dream home and can picture yourself with the keys in your hand. But before you get carried away, take a deep breath and think carefully about your next move. Here at Redrose we’ve put together a ha...

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  • 28March

    The Redrose guide to conducting a successful viewing of your property

    Tags: blog, properties

    So your home is on the market and you have viewings booked in. Fantastic! Now is the time for you to show just how fabulous your flat or house is. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you through the process of showing people around your...

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  • 13March

    Five easy ways to update your bathroom ready to sell

    Tags: blog, properties

    Making sure your bathroom appeals to would-be buyers doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of simple things you can do without replacing your whole suite. That’s why we’ve decided to put together some of our top tips for a few quick ...

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  • 10February

    Five questions buyers MUST ask when viewing a property

    Tags: blog, properties

    Looking for a new home can be exciting, especially when you fall in love with a property on the first viewing. However, it’s important to examine the important details when it comes to choosing the right house or apartment for you. When viewing y...

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  • 25January

    What next for the North West property market in 2017?

    Tags: blog, properties

    Despite the undoubted upheaval of the past year, it might come as a bit of a surprise to many that the UK property market weathered the storm. Of course, there is still much uncertainty surrounding Brexit and nobody can afford to be complacent, but a...

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  • 11January

    Top tips for selling your home in January

    Tags: blog, properties

    Here at Redrose, we’re often asked when is the best time to sell. The bad news is that the winter months can mean buyers would rather stay tucked up indoors, instead of braving the cold weather outside. Then there’s the fact that your property ma...

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  • 21December

    Here’s wishing season’s greetings to all our clients

    Tags: blog, properties

    WE can’t quite believe yet another year has nearly gone by. It’s been a busy and successful 2016 for us as we marked our 13th anniversary, continued to maintain our position as the market leader in Buckshaw Village and launched a new app for tena...

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  • 30November

    Here’s what Black Friday taught us about cheap upfront estate agent fees

    Tags: blog, properties

    IF YOU’RE anything like us, you’re probably sick of hearing about Black Friday. And while we love a bargain, it’s fair to say that in the world of deals and discounts, all may not be as it seems. For a start, if your sole motivation in buyi...

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  • 17November

    What to look out for with a guaranteed rent scheme

    Tags: blog, properties

    ON THE FACE of it, a guaranteed rent scheme might seem an attractive prospect. After all, it promises to take away the hassle of finding tenants and ensures payment, even if the property becomes unoccupied. Here’s how it is supposed to work. A...

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  • 11November

    Lifestyle factors still determine our property choices – despite Brexit uncertainty

    Tags: blog, properties

    WE’VE heard a lot of doom and gloom about (and yes, we’re going to mention that dreaded word) Brexit. In the property industry, experts are queuing up to issue warnings of uncertain times ahead – particularly in light of the recent High Court r...

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  • 25October

    New app from Redrose is designed for tenants and landlords

    Tags: blog, properties

    Managing a tenancy is about to become a lot easier thanks to the launch of a new free app from Redrose. We are pleased to announce that our online platform, My Property File, will be rolled out to all our tenants – adding to the great service cl...

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  • 14October

    What to look out for when choosing a letting agent

    Tags: blog, properties

    RENTING out your property has long term financial and legal implications so it’s vital to choose the right people to manage the process. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top tips on finding the right letting agent – someone who ensures...

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  • 30September

    Budget-friendly ways to keep house renovation costs down

    Tags: blog, properties

    IF YOU’RE planning on buying an older house or even a more modern property that needs a little love and attention, then you might be worried about the budget needed to bring it up to standard. Unexpected surprises can all add pounds to your overall...

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  • 9September

    What to do to get a mortgage if you’re self employed

    Tags: blog, properties

    IF YOU’RE self-employed or a small business owner, then getting a mortgage can be tricky. The days of self-certification (when people could simply declare their income and lenders didn’t generally ask for proof) are well and truly over and ther...

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  • 30August

    Handy home staging tips from our friends at Wayfair

    Tags: blog, properties

    They say that first impressions count and that’s why our friends at wayfair.co.uk have produced a handy infographic showing you ways to boost your home’s appeal to potential buyers. Home ‘staging’, otherwise known as property styling or prop...

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  • 12August

    Bank of England cuts base rate to 0.25% – here’s what it means for buyers

    Tags: blog, properties

    UK interest rates now stand at a record low after the Bank of England decided to cut the base rate to 0.25 per cent. While this isn’t such great news for savers, it’s a measure designed to aid borrowers and will ultimately help homeowners to r...

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  • 29July

    Do I need to provide furniture if I rent out my property?

    Tags: blog, properties

    IF YOU’VE decided to rent out a property, it’s important to note that there are no set rules when it comes to furniture. Tenants don’t necessarily expect fully furnished accommodation (unless they’re students) and supplying everything from be...

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  • 15July

    10 Potentially Serious Defects to Look Out For In Your New Property

    Tags: blog, properties

    In the UK you buy property under the principle of ‘caveat emptor’, Latin for ‘let the buyer beware’. This means once you have completed on your purchase ,you will be responsible for any defects that you uncover. A Chartered Surveyor can help ...

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  • 15July

    Here’s why an untidy garden could devalue your home

    Tags: blog, properties

    WHOEVER said ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ certainly wasn’t talking about houses. That’s because kerb appeal, or what your property looks like from the outside, has a huge impact on potential buyers. After all, it’s first impressio...

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  • 1July

    What does Brexit mean for the North West property market?

    Tags: blog, properties

    IT’S FAIR to say that it has been a tumultuous time and for those of us in the property business, we’re watching unfolding events with interest. Depending on which media outlet you read, the pace of house price growth will remain either stable...

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  • 28June

    Should I pay my estate agent upfront?

    Tags: blog, properties

    If you're a seller, it's always best to wait until the money from a sale is safely in your bank account before paying any fees. Here at Redrose, we operate using the principle of ‘No sale, no fee.’ We think that’s exactly how it should be. Upf...

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  • 16June

    Top tips on finding the right estate agent

    Tags: blog, properties

    SELLING your home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make. That’s why choosing the right estate agent is essential if you want to make the process as stress-free and smooth as possible. With this in mind, the Redrose team has p...

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  • 3June

    Should you install a new kitchen to sell your house?

    Tags: blog, properties

    We all know a house like this: The space is brilliant, the garden is a great size and the neighbours look friendly. Then you go into the kitchen and it’s like stepping back in time. So if your home is currently on the market, put yourself in the...

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  • 19May

    Chorley landlords need to know about new energy efficiency regulations

    Tags: blog, properties

    LANDLORDS across Chorley need to be aware of new regulations designed to make properties across the region more energy efficient. Thanks to measures that came into force in April, tenants living in private rented homes have the right to request im...

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  • 5May

    How to find a reliable removals firm

    Tags: blog, properties

    LET’S FACE it. Without good organisation, moving house can be a stressful experience. However, finding a reliable and professional removal firm can make the whole process much easier. With this in mind, here are our top tips to making sure you ...

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  • 20April

    Here’s to a successful 2016 so far…

    Tags: blog, properties

    Here’s to a successful 2016 so far… DON’T be annoyed with us for pointing it out, but did you realise that a third of the year has gone already? Yes, it may be a cliché but it’s true to say that time flies. So we’re taking this opport...

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  • 7April

    Moving house? Take a look at our guide to changing your address

    Tags: blog, properties

    So you’ve packed up, loaded the van and collected the keys. Still, you can’t get rid of that nagging feeling that you may have forgotten something… Here at Redrose Estate Agents, we know that moving day can be a juggling act. That’s why we...

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  • 25March

    What the new Lifetime ISA means for first-time buyers

    Tags: blog, properties

    TAKING that first step on the property ladder may just have got slightly easier thanks to the announcement of a Government-backed investment scheme. Chancellor George Osborne’s latest Budget was finally approved by MPs earlier this week, paving ...

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  • 24March

    Downsizing your property for divorce

    Tags: blog, properties

    Downsizing after a divorce can be a good way to save money by living in a smaller, manageable space. It can also help to put the past behind you, marking the start of a new chapter. So what kinds of properties should you consider when downsizing a...

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  • 18March

    Buying Your First Home: How To Arrange A Mortgage In Principle

    Tags: blog, properties

    Buying a house, especially your first home is a big and exciting step. While it’s something to look forward to it can be a drawn out process. And for first-time buyers, mortgage applications might feel like a barrier to the fun task of house huntin...

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  • 11February

    Landlords braced for stamp duty increase

    Tags: blog, properties

    Landlords are awaiting the results of a government-led consultation to address the issue of affordable housing in the UK, which is set to see them pay more for their properties. Homeowners buying a second home, or a buy-to-let property, must pay a...

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  • 5January

    How safe is tenancy deposit protection?

    Tags: blog, properties

    Since 2007 whenever you rent a property on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, the deposit you pay to your landlord has to be kept in a government approved tenancy deposit scheme. This protects your deposit and ensures that you will get your full deposi...

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  • 1December

    How to improve your EPC rating

    Tags: blog, properties

    In today’s tough housing market, a good Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is another factor that can influence a potential buyer’s decisions – a building that is cheaper to heat and light is a more attractive purchase for energy-conscious an...

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  • 15October

    How to pack when you’re moving house

    Tags: blog, properties

    Getting ready to move house is always stressful and packing can be an absolute nightmare if you aren’t organised. What if you forget something? How do you keep track of all the boxes? How do you even start trying to move that old sideboard? Thankfu...

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  • 29September

    Is it time for FTBs to buy or rent in the North West?

    Tags: blog, properties

    With housing data that suggests house prices are rising, and equally worrying data showing rents are increasing too, it can seem impossible to know what to do for the best: buy or remain a tenant. “I want to buy” Home ownership in the North Wes...

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  • 8September

    Tenants, has your landlord fitted a carbon monoxide alarm?

    Tags: blog, properties

    From October, landlords in Lancashire will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties to protect their tenants. This means that all rented properties need to have smoke alarms on every floor, and car...

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  • 1February

    Why choose a local estate agent?

    Tags: blog, properties

    Why choose a local estate agent? When deciding to sell your home it's important that you choose the right agent, but how do you know who to pick? • Do I choose the a large agent who've got many properties but may only see me as a number? • Do...

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  • 7January

    Buckshaw Village – Putting your pennies in property

    Tags: blog, properties

    If you've never heard of Buckshaw Village then grab yourself a coffee and read on because we're going to tell you why you should consider putting YOUR pennies into property. Originally the former Royal Ordinance Factory which famously spearheaded ...

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  • 29December

    How to prepare your house for sale

    Tags: blog, properties

    Starting to prepare your house for sale is one of the most important aspects when selling your home. Everyone wants to sell quick and get the best possible price. Sound great? Well it's not luck that makes that happen. Perseverance and precise planni...

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