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Using Airbnb In 2018
13 Dec 17

Since 1st January 2017, “entire home” listings on Airbnb in Greater London have been limited to a maximum of 90 days occupancy per calendar year.

The good news is, the 90 day limit resets every year on January 1st - so if you’re considering Airbnb...


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Top 10 Properties for Sale
6 Dec 17

Picture yourself in a new home in 2018? We’ve found 10 of the most lust-worthy properties currently on the market, from dreamy starter homes from £315,000, to spacious family homes.

Scroll down to view the properties - or try our Instant Valuation...


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Black Friday Deals
23 Nov 17

It’s not just shops up and down the country that are braced for Black Friday tomorrow! If you’re planning on buying your first property or moving home in 2018, scroll down to view some fantastic, recently reduced properties.

If you’re interested i...


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Property Market In Dulwich
14 Nov 17

Dulwich has recently been dubbed as one of the most popular places to buy in London.

Here we take a look at the property market in Dulwich, and uncover the reasons why this leafy part of south east London is so popular with homebuyers and investor...


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Compare The Best Mortgage Rates
9 Nov 17

Last week the Bank of England increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected - but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless.

What does the rise mean for mortgages? Is now...


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Adolphus Place, New Development In Finsbury Park
2 Nov 17

London’s house-building mission is in full force, with the capital’s skyline permanently silhouetted with cranes and growing towers. But buying a new build property doesn’t have to mean high-rise living…

Adolphus Place is a brand new development, ...


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The Truth About London House Prices
25 Oct 17

What's happening with London property — is Brexit-related uncertainty starting to take its toll?

Here we take a look at the data and uncover the truth about London house prices.


Market Speculation...

There has been a huge amount of specula...


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London's Best Waterside Homes
17 Oct 17

Looking to enjoy a countryside feel in the heart of the city?

We have just taken on a stunning collection of new waterside homes, surrounded by expansive green space, beautiful nature, and panoramic views across the London skyline.

Prices start...


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Home Renovation: 10 Of The Best Projects
10 Oct 17

Are you looking for a renovation project? A property that needs just the right amount of work, so that your money stretches as far as possible and you end up with your dream home? Or a property you can fix up to generate rental income or capital grow...


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What To Consider Before Airbnbing Your Home
4 Oct 17

Airbnb can give you an extra income – and it’s never been easier. Whether you’re on holiday, away on business or staying at a partner’s house, Portico Host, our Airbnb Management service, is on hand to deal with the hassle. 

If you’re considering ...


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10 First-Time Buyer Properties
26 Sep 17

Are you a first time buyer desperate to make the big move?

We've rounded up 10 first-time buyer perfect properties, starting from £300,000. Give us a call on 0207 099 4000 if you’d like to view one of the homes or if you’d like us to help you with...


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Help To Buy In Loughton
19 Sep 17

London developers have started moving their attention from central London to the outer zones, where they can build homes at prices more people can afford, in districts where prices are yet to reach their full potential. And this latest Zone 6 develop...


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Period Properties of the Week
30 Aug 17

From mews cottages to Grade II listed conversions, browse our pick of the most handsome period properties currently on the market in London...


1.) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Glenarm Road, Hackney, E5

£375,000 (Leasehold)

  • Victorian terrace p...

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15 Properties Under 500,000
23 Aug 17

We've handpicked 15 of our favourite homes in London that are priced under £500,000 and perfect for first-time buyers, investors and those looking to put down roots in the City. Here they are in ascending price order!


1) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom | ...


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Help To Buy: New Homes For Sale
16 Aug 17

We’ve just taken on nine stunning, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in the Clissold Quarter development, which is supported by Help to Buy - scroll to the bottom to find out more about the scheme!

If after having a peek inside the properties you’d li...


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How Long Does It Take To Sell A London Home?
10 Aug 17

Everybody wants a quick and easy property sale. Unfortunately, the time is takes to sell a home can vary greatly depending on how you sell it and who you sell it to.

According to Rightmove data for this year, the average time it takes to sell in L...


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Solstice Point, New Development In Camden
9 Aug 17

Last Few Homes Remaining At This Award-Winning Development!

Solstice Point is a unique north London development which consists of 16 apartments and penthouses, as well as an impressive underground car park. Most of the flats have already been sna...


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Help To Buy: How To Get On The Property Ladder In London
2 Aug 17

Most of today’s young Londoners think of home ownership as an impossible dream. But is it?

From new ISAs and Help to Buy, to buying with friends and shared ownership, you no longer need an unimaginable sum of money sitting in the bank to buy prope...


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An Easy Way To Boost Your Rental Income
26 Jul 17

If you live in London, there's a very good chance your house could earn more than you do! So don’t let it sit empty - here’s a hassle-free way to make money while it’s vacant…


Use Airbnb as a stop-gap

Short-term rentals mean maximum income an...


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Recently Reduced Properties For Sale London
11 Jul 17

Looking to get on the property ladder in London or invest in buy-to-let? Take advantage of this opportunity to get your dream London home, by scrolling through our recently reduced properties for sale!

If you’re interested in any of the below prop...


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10 London Renovation Projects For Sale
5 Jul 17

Looking for a property you can add real value to?

Here are 10 London renovation projects for sale with bags of potential. We’ve included the potential sale and rental prices after the works are complete, to give you an idea of how much you’d stand...


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How to Airbnb your home to pay for your summer holiday
29 Jun 17

Ah, summer holidays: long, lazy days spent reading books, sipping Piña Coladas and switching off.  Yes they may cost an arm and a leg, but what if we told you that your home could help pay for your trip - or at least clock up a nice bit of spending m...


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10 areas tipped for house price growth
29 Jun 17

Despite Brexit and political uncertainty, house prices across the UK are forecasted to rise by over 6% over the next five years, with house prices in London set to soar by 11.8% by 2021.

According to Barclays’ latest research, this healthy house p...


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When Will Interest Rates Rise?
21 Jun 17

The bank rate was cut last August to 0.25%, down from its already record low level of 0.5%, where it had remained for more than seven years.  

Will 2017 be the year that interest rates eventually rise? 

We recently attended the Landlord Investo...


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Portico's Latest Properties
21 Jun 17

Whether you’re looking to buy, invest or simply get some property inspo, check out the latest Portico properties that have got everyone talking! We’ve included hot fixer uppers with capital growth potential, first-time buyer homes for £300,000, and p...


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Latest properties and investments
14 Jun 17

Kick off your home search with our latest properties and investments.

If you’re interested in arranging a viewing, give us a call on 0207 099 4000. Or, if you're curious as to how much your property is currently worth for sales or rental, try our ...


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How much can you earn on Airbnb?
18 May 17

Londoners in their thousands are turning to Airbnb as a way to generate extra income. And despite the 90 day limit, even seasoned landlords are coming round to the fact that a combination of Airbnb and traditional tenancy will maximise their return o...


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How To Get The Best Price For Your House
5 May 17

Your property has been on the market for a few weeks and you’ve had zero viewings and zero offers…

So why isn’t your home selling?

A lot of properties we view are often vacant with no furniture. We also see properties that are cluttered, or ren...


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Where to buy in Zones 3 - 4
27 Apr 17

Thanks to Crossrail and improving transport links, investors and savvy homebuyers are now looking beyond central London in favour of the capital’s outer Zones.

Our resident property expert, Mark Lawrinson, highlights the latest hotspots in Zones 3...


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This Month's Hottest Properties
10 Apr 17

A one-bed near a future Crossrail station priced at £190,000? A first buyer pad in Battersea for under £350,000? A Grade II listed family home in Stockwell?

We’ve picked out some fantastic properties for sale in London - scroll down to view the li...


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Properties For Sale On The Crossrail Line
5 Apr 17

London’s newly crowned Elizabeth line is now less than two years away from fully opening, with the first new trains between Liverpool Street Main Line and Shenfield being introduced next month.

Recent forecasts have stated that houses prices along...


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Latest Properties For Sale In London
15 Mar 17

Property is a long-term game, but you can certainly help speed up the profit process through buying at a bargain price.

If you’re looking for a new home or a great investment, check out the following properties, all of which are either below marke...


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Renovation Projects
1 Mar 17

Renovating property can be extremely profitable - particularly if you buy in an up-and-coming area and stick to a budget!

If you’re looking to make money from property, check out our top renovation projects. We’ve included the potential sale and r...


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10 First-Time Buyer Hotspots and Properties
22 Feb 17

When it comes to property, for today’s young Londoners, price is the most important factor. An affordable price tag is closely followed by transport links - as after all, who wouldn’t want a quick and easy commute?

With that in mind, we’ve asked o...


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10 flats for under 350,000
25 Jan 17

The average house price in London may have tipped the half million pound mark, but first-time buyers shouldn’t give up hope! We’ve scoured our books and found 10 flats for £350,000 or under - most of which would also make excellent buy-to-let investm...


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Reduced Properties & Investments
28 Dec 16

Get a glimpse into London living with our top property picks! Each listing has recently been reduced - some by £100,000 or more - so you’re guaranteed to get a great deal.

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing - or view all our prop...


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Top 10 Places To Buy In London In 2017
21 Dec 16

Where’s the next property hotspot in the capital?

Mark Lawrinson, Regional Director of Portico London estate agents, reveals the 10 key areas tipped for house price growth next year...


1. East Croydon

Killer reason to buy or invest here:

...

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Property Christmas Wish List
15 Dec 16

We’re nearly at the end of 2016 and this year we’ve instructed and sold some truly beautiful properties. From old Victorian schools and converted-church mansions, to eco-homes and cottages in the City - we’ve had properties to suit a huge range of ta...


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Will House Prices Fall in 2017?
29 Nov 16

While the long-term effects of Stamp Duty changes and Brexit on the housing market are impossible to predict, there are some things we know for certain. Transaction volumes across London are now more than half of what they were before the 2008 crash,...


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Properties & Investments on the Night Tube
9 Nov 16

Every Londoner dreams of a shorter commute, so it’s no surprise we’re willing to pay a premium to live near top transport links. And with the new 24-hour Tube service now running on the Victoria, Central and Jubilee Lines, and the Northern and Piccad...


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Top 10 Renovation Projects For Sale
26 Oct 16

Most London properties experience healthy capital growth in the long-term, but why not fast-track the process?

Renovating for profit is one of the only ways to guarantee capital growth - which is why it has become such a popular hobby in recent ye...


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Night Tube Property Hotspot: Walthamstow
20 Oct 16

Walthamstow, otherwise known as #awesomestow to its Twitterati, has a timeless appeal, boasting bags of character, the Victoria line, affordable period property and a villagey, middle-class feel.

And now thanks to the Night Tube, this pocket of ea...


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10 Things To Consider Before Buying Property Post-Brexit
6 Oct 16

Don’t be put off by Brexit blues - here’s 10 factors you need to consider in order to make a sound property investment this year…


1. Follow infrastructure improvement

If an area is experiencing infrastructure investment, it’s likely benefit f...


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Must-See September Listings
21 Sep 16

We’ve searched far and wide, (well, inside the M25), to bring you the most unique, value-for-money, and generally amazing Portico property listings.

Whether you’re looking for a student digs investment, a family home near an Outstanding school, a ...


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Reduced Properties For Sale
13 Sep 16

There’s nothing more frustrating than missing out on a great deal.

So if you’re interested in one of these reduced properties for sale, get in touch as soon as possible - the property market moves very quickly!

Give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 t...


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For Sale In Chigwell: Eden Lodges
13 Sep 16

Charles Dickens described Chigwell as “the greatest place in the world”- and we know many people who would agree!

That’s why we’re extremely excited to showcase 14 new properties for sale in Chigwell, all in the exclusive new Eden Lodges developme...


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Must-See East London Listings!
8 Sep 16

We’ve scoured east London to bring you the most must-see, value-for-money, generally wonderful property listings!

If you love one of the properties featured, give us a ring on 0207 099 4000 to arrange a viewing.


Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, E...


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Latest Properties For Sale
4 Aug 16

Today the Bank of England cut interest rates to the historic low of 0.25% - so there has never been a better time to get a mortgage.

From period homes with landscaped gardens to sterling investment properties located near future Crossrail stations...


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SALE: Post Brexit Property Deals
28 Jul 16

Are you looking to buy in London? Now is the time to grab a bargain!

We’ve picked out some fantastic properties, which have recently been significantly reduced in price. If you’re interested in any of the featured properties, give us a call on 020...


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Crossrail 2: Property Hotspots Tipped For House Price Growth
6 Jul 16

Crossrail 2 could be coming to London! The £27 billion proposed programme will link Surrey to Hertfordshire via London destinations, plus prompt the building of 200,000 new homes.

Though the north-south line isn’t set to launch until 2030, if you ...


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5 areas tipped for house price growth
16 Jun 16

There’s nothing more satisfying than identifying a property hotspot.

And as the average London house - now standing at £531,000 - grew by 7% last year, there’s a lot to gain from buying or investing in the affordable areas and watching the value o...


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Having Trouble Selling Your Home? This could be why...
7 Jun 16

Your house isn’t selling? It may well be down to this common mistake…

It’s quite hard to notice clutter, scuffs on the walls, or mismatched furniture in your own home, but unfortunately it’s one of the first things that potential buyers notice on ...


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House Prices: What 550,000 Can Get You Across The Capital
1 Jun 16

The average London house price has topped the half million pound mark, now standing at a £550,000.

But while this asking price may get you a spacious family home in certain boroughs, you’ll be lucky to even find a property at that price point in o...


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Sale: Reduced Properties & BTL Investments
23 May 16

Looking for a bargain home or investment? We’ve compiled a list of value-for-money properties across London, which have just been significantly reduced in price.

If you’re interested in viewing any of the properties featured below, please give us ...


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Barclays no-deposit mortgage: a good idea?
10 May 16

It’s the news that has got everyone talking: Barclays are bringing back the 100% mortgage.

The zero-deposit deal is the first of its kind since the financial crisis, putting home ownership back within reach of a big group of potential buyers.

B...


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The Power of Crossrail - Where should you buy along the Elizabeth Line?
2 May 16

The Elizabeth line: it’s the new, purple Tube line with the royal seal of approval.

Rightmove recently reported that asking prices for homes along the line have soared by up to a third in the last 12 months, and they’re continuing to rise, with an...


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Spring Property Sale!
14 Apr 16

Are you looking for a new home or investment at a fantastic price?

We have just reduced the price of lots of wonderful properties, from spacious family homes to fantastic buy-to-let investments.

If you’re interested in viewing any of the proper...


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Renovating property for profit
9 Mar 16

Many of us dream of making money from buying and renovating property.

And whether you’re buying-to-let, buying to flip, or you have plans to sell, renovating a property can be immensely profitable if done well.

We’ve compiled a list of our to...


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Property of the week: Glenthorne Road
26 Feb 16

Lutron lighting, Sonos AV speakers, a super-sleek kitchen and a Juliet balcony that overlooks a private courtyard - you get it all. We take a peek inside our property of the week.

The property is having an open-house on Saturday (March 5th) by app...


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Latest Listings From 340,000
18 Feb 16

If you liked it then you should’ve put an offer on it!

Your loved one didn't want a shiny diamond ring on Valentine’s Day, they wanted a shiny new set of house keys!

That’s right, new research from ING International Survey has revealed that 60%...


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2016 Interior Design Trends
18 Feb 16

A new year means new trends - or in short, an excuse to put on an old shirt and get out a paintbrush or head to Ikea. (Or give our in-house handyman team a call if you fancy putting your feet up and letting someone else do it!)

We see a lot of pro...


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Portico Property Sale!
4 Feb 16

Are you looking for a new home at a fantastic price?

We have just reduced lots of lovely properties in price, from quirky studios to large family homes. Some have been reduced by over £80,000 - so you’ll definitely be getting a great deal.

If y...


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Spotlight On New Builds
19 Jan 16

January is an extremely busy month for the property market. Huge numbers of people seize the opportunity for a fresh start, and finally decide to make the move they’ve been dreaming of. Many also decide to try their hand at something new, whether tha...


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Online Vs Traditional: The Battle Continues
18 Jan 16

Online estate agent Purplebricks has now completed its pre-Christmas IPO with shares initially valued at £240m. It’s the latest news that has once again sparked the heated debate over clicks vs bricks. 

Russell Quirk, founder of online agency eMoo...


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Selling At Christmas
15 Dec 15

The trend for house hunting in the “Twixmas” period between Christmas and New Year is on the rise, as people are using the long break and their brand new tablets and smartphones (thanks Santa) to start their online search. In fact, last year Zoopla r...


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Why do agents have an unfavourable reputation among the public?
11 Dec 15

Last week, on the latest series of The Apprentice, Lord Sugar threw his teams into the London property market. 

As expected, Twitter erupted: 'How to make an Apprentice candidate even more unlikeable: turn them into an estate agent'.

I cringed ...


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Where are the best value 'Outstanding' London state primary schools?
25 Nov 15

Parents will go to huge lengths to get their children into the top rated schools - and that includes packing up and moving house. Many even choose to temporarily rent in coveted catchment areas, desperate to beat the scramble for school places.

We...


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London Property Market Bulletin Winter 2015
23 Nov 15

The definition of a 'Housing Bubble' is a run-up in housing prices fuelled by demand, speculation and the belief that recent history is an infallible forecast of the future.

Is a housing bubble looming?

In recent years, the London property mark...


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The benefits of buying new build
4 Nov 15

Buying a new build home comes with a huge range of benefits, from clean, modern fittings and increased safety and security, to incentivised purchase schemes and cheaper energy bills.

We’ve compiled a list of reasons why today’s buyers are ditching...


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Waiting to sell your house? It could cost you
10 Sep 15

We asked our Regional Director, Mark Lawrinson, to share his thoughts on the current market.  Here’s what he had to say….

Mortgage rates won’t stay this low forever…

As we head into autumn, we have a relatively settled market for the first time...


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The secret to selling your house fast, for the best possible price
25 Jul 15

Your house isn’t selling - and you’re not sure why.

We know how frustrating it can be when you’ve had your house on the market for a quite a while without any offers, so we thought it would be useful to share our inside knowledge on how to sell yo...


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Now could be the perfect time to sell your home
20 Jul 15

Asking prices have soared to record highs in England and Wales after the Tory election win. According to official Government data published on Tuesday, house prices in London grew by 4.7%, and house prices in the UK grew by 5.7% in the year to May. T...


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How To Choose An Estate Agent
14 Jul 15

Picking the right estate agent to market your home can make the difference between getting a great price, and not selling your house at all. It can also make a difference to the general experience – which should be a very positive one!

It’s critic...


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Tomorrow's budget set to cause a rush of home valuations
7 Jul 15

Chancellor George Osborne is presenting the “summer budget” tomorrow, and the potential inheritance tax changes are set to signal a rush of home valuations. The Conservatives’ talked of plans to slash inheritance tax in their election manifesto earli...


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Competition Time!
27 Apr 15

Feeling witty? You could be in with a chance to win a branded bottle of Portico champagne!

The latest Portico competition is a caption competition, giving you the opportunity to bring a bit of humour to the recent Tube news and developments.

Al...

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