Monthly Archives: April 2021

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How You Can Support The Local Economic Recovery

As we emerge out of lockdown, there’s one thing you can do to help Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden recover from the pandemic – and that’s to shop local.

Independent traders are the lifeblood of communities, generating interest and footfall in our high streets and providing local jobs. But after an incredibly challenging year, small businesses need help to stay afloat.

The good news is that many of us discovered the benefits of shopping locally during the pandemic.

Figures show that 53% of us have … Continue Reading…

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Four Ideas to Make the Most of Your Garden

When it comes to outside space, size doesn’t matter – it’s what you do with it that counts. According to a recent survey, gardens took the top spot on wish lists for both buyers and renters (source: Rightmove). Here are some tips for making the most of your outside space.

Light it up

Twinkling fairy lights can make even the most modest of spaces look magical. But to really put your garden in the spotlight, why not add some statement pendants or … Continue Reading…

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Why Kerb Appeal Matters

First impressions are important. That’s why your home must have great kerb appeal when you’re selling. The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see. It can help them decide whether or not they’d like to view the inside as well. Here are some questions about kerb appeal that we frequently get, and what you need to know to make your home stand out.

What is kerb appeal?

“Kerb appeal” is a phrase often associated with real … Continue Reading…

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Ways to make your home more eco-friendly

Yesterday was World Earth Day. People across the globe were encouraged to be more mindful about the impact we all have on the planet.

But doing our bit for Mother Earth is a process and not an event as this article explains.

In our own homes in and around Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden, we can continue to do things to help the Earth.  Here are some ideas.

Go local

The supermarkets are undeniably convenient. If you can though, frequent farmers’ markets. You’ll be reducing … Continue Reading…

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Additional Information Serious Buyers Are Seeking

You can often tell whether a viewer is keen on a property from the questions they ask. And in our experience, the more specific the question, the warmer the prospect. When it comes to preparing for a sale, the more information that you can share with your agent, the better. Here are five typical questions to get you thinking.

What are the neighbours like?

Your viewer is envisioning living in your property. Help them do this by letting your agent know the … Continue Reading…

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Lessons for landlords in Wellingborough, Irthlingborough & Rushden from the wealthiest person in the world

A landlords’ advice article published recently said property investors need to think more like the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The billionaire businessman is renowned for his long-term thinking. He thinks decades ahead, and let’s face it, he’s not doing too bad, is he?

The article said landlords should retain good tenants at a reasonable rate rather than aim to get the highest rents in the short term.

It’s wise advice and something we believe in.

When a landlord adopts a short-term view of their … Continue Reading…

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Are You Ready for Life after Lockdown?

With the end to our arduous Covid hibernation in sight, it’s time to prepare for life in the “new normal”.

While the prospect of restrictions easing is exciting – we can’t wait to eat at our local favourite restaurants and drink at our favourite local pubs – it will also take a little getting used to.

That’s because many of us have grown used to lockdown living: we now work from home, live in tracksuit bottoms, and tell ourselves that cutting our own … Continue Reading…

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A Stress-Free House Sale?

With April being one of the most popular months for sellers to market their homes, it coincides with Stress Awareness Month. This annual event recognises the dangers of modern-day stress and provides valuable coping strategies. Moving home is infamously reported to be one of the biggest causes of stress; read our top tips to temper your tension.

Stage the scene

You’re selling a lifestyle, not just a home. Some buyers need to be able to visualise living in your home and find … Continue Reading…


How Different Countries Celebrate Easter

We Brits have Easter egg hunts, hot cross buns, and Morris dancing, but read on to find out how people in other parts of the world celebrate Easter.

Spooky skeletons in Spain

Visit the medieval village of Verges on Maundy Thursday, and you might think it’s Halloween. Every year at midnight, the locals partake in the bone-chilling La Dansa de la Mort (dance of death). In flickering candlelight, people in skeleton costumes parade through the streets carrying scythes, ashes, and clocks. The … Continue Reading…