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Staged hallways sell homes

Published: 14/08/2022 9:55am

It’s proven that within a few minutes of walking into your home, many buyers have already decided if it’s for them or not. First impressions are key, so why are we dismissing the first ‘room’ to be stepped in? Find out how to stage your hallways to sell your home…


5 tips every new tenant needs to know

Published: 31/07/2022 6:55pm

We’ve learned a lot over the years from tenants who wish they had sorted ‘X’ and ‘Y’ to save them the hassle later. In order to pass on the wisdom, we’ve condensed that advice into 5 useful tips which will ensure a smooth transition from home to home…


Smoke and carbon monoxide regulations: What these changes mean to you and your property?

Published: 24/07/2022 7:50pm

The new regulations have now been laid before parliament and if agreed, will take effect on 1 October 2022. The main effect of the new regulations is to amend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations 2015 (2015/1693). This will remove the exemption of social landlords, so that from October housing associations and local authority landlords will be subject to the 2015 regulations.


8 back garden improvements to create the ultimate home oasis this summer

Published: 11/07/2022 6:15am

Summer is coming with a promise of heatwaves. That means warmer weather, BBQs, time for gardening, and longer days spent relaxing outside. That’s why now is also the perfect time to change up your back garden into a place you’ll never want to leave. All it takes is a little bit of imagination and some careful planning.


8 ways to attract millennial homebuyers

Published: 12/06/2022 11:59am

Millennials are currently the largest group of homebuyers in the UK and will continue to revolutionise the housing market for years to come. As more millennials pursue homeownership, it is important to revitalise your home in order to attract multiple offers from this surging demographic. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable upgrades and simple ways to spruce up your home to appeal to millennial homebuyers and sell your home quickly.


British Property Awards Winner 2022

Published: 01/06/2022 11:02am

Jacobs Steel has seen recent success with its Hove branch being rewarded as gold winner in the latest British property awards...


How to say, “Yes, to the address” in a rapidly moving rental market

Published: 22/05/2022 9:50am

With properties moving from ‘To Let’ to ‘Let Agreed’ in the blink of an eye, what can you do to be ahead of the game when there appears to be a shortage of rental houses available?

Here, estate agents, Jacobs Steel, offer its advice to help you find, and secure, that property you really want.


10 ways to convert a bonus room into usable space

Published: 26/04/2022 8:22am

So, you have extra space, but you don’t know what to do with it. While bonus rooms are a great commodity to have, many homeowners struggle to make good use of the space. If this sounds like you, there are many ways you can turn your unused area into a room you’ll never want to leave…


Relocate to educate

Published: 19/04/2022 11:13am

Finding the perfect family home is often at the top of the priority list for expectant parents. However, those little bundle of joys grow far quicker than most people think. Before you know it, you’re faced with the prospect of applying for your preferred primary or secondary school.


6 ways a mortgage adviser can save you time and money!

Published: 09/04/2022 4:00pm

Should you use a mortgage adviser or just try to find the best mortgage by yourself? Many buyers find themselves asking this question. Here we explore six key ways that the right mortgage adviser can help you with the process of finding the best possible mortgage for your circumstances.

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