October Newsletter and property update

October Newsletter and property update

Good Evening
In this month's newsletter we share with you some of the recent BLOG articles,  which seem very apt for today. There is a lot of change happening at the moment. So we bring you a an update on a range of topics covering residential sales and lettings, commercial property, financial services and everything in between, we hope you'll find it useful.

<span style="text-align: justify; display: block; width: 100%;">PM’s new 95% LTV mortgages will ‘add two million owner-occupiers to market’</span>

Boris Johnson has revealed that his government will bring forward proposals to introduce fixed-rate long-term mortgages to enable first-time buyers to purchase homes via 95% LTV mortgages.

Click here to read <span style="text-align: justify; display: block; width: 100%;">PM’s new 95% LTV mortgages will ‘add two million owner-occupiers to market’</span>.

<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica; font-size: 18px;">Get your home ‘autumn ready’</span>

Darker nights and mornings, cooler temperatures and leaves falling from the trees, this can all only mean one thing! We’re heading into autumn.

Now is the perfect time to revisit the styling of your home’s interior to suit the autumnal changes.

Learn our makeover tips and suggestions for September, along with some practical pointers too.

Autumnal wreath

It all starts at the front door. You will find many independent homeware stores and florists designing beautiful seasonal wreaths.

They can range from rustic branches woven with berries, pumpkins and apples to crisp leafy designs. For those not ready to fully say goodbye to summer, why not go for a wreath made from wheat. The summery yellow will brighten up your porch.

Introduce new scents

Whether it be diffusers or scented candles, you can choose your home’s new smell to fit in with the season.

Go for musky, woody or spiced smells to create a cosy homely ambience.

If you are lucky enough to have a log burner, try cedar wood as it is well known for its delicate yet unmistaken fragrance (which also is known to keep spiders away, a win-win situation).

Add throws

It is time to dig out all the throws and blankets you put away for summer.

A big fluffy throw can take an elegant old chesterfield sofa to a whole new level of snugness.

If you are not a fan of the fluff, try and introduce mustards, marsala or copper coloured textiles to your living areas. Not only do they look nice but they’re so practical for those dark nights on the sofa watching TV!

Now, time for our practical pointers:
  • Check for leaks and drafts. You can do this yourself or hire a professional, just be sure to do it sooner rather than later; there is nothing worse than finding a draft in the middle of winter.
  • Inspect your roof and clean out your gutters.
  • Stock up on firewood.
  • Fertilise your lawn. Doing this will help prevent winter damage and weeds.
  • Put away any seasonal furniture. Remember to clean before covering up.

Don’t panic though, autumn doesn’t officially start until the 22nd September. Just be sure that your home is ready.

Preventative maintenance will not only save on wasted energy and the stress of emergency repairs, but it will save you a lot of money!

Maintaining your home also enhances its market value and appeal. For an updated valuation, contact us.

The benefits of an accurate home selling valuation

Before you sell your home it’s highly important to get an accurate valuation. Getting its true worth allows you to know the amount to expect from it and the asking price you need to come up with. An accurate valuation of your home before you sell has its benefits.

Click here to read The benefits of an accurate home selling valuation.

Winter Economy Plans

Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead. The package includes a new Jobs Support Scheme, extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and 15% VAT cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors, and help for businesses in repaying government-backed loans.

Click here to read Winter Economy Plans.