Category Archives: News

010620 Thank you note

Our message to our community

We share a message with all of you in and around Wellingborough, Irthlingborough and Rushden who have been going through these surreal times we’ve been experiencing.

There are plenty of things we could say right now.

We could tell you about the pent-up demand being unleashed on the Northamptonshire property market as activity surges.

We could spell out the measures we are introducing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our clients, colleagues, and community now that estate agency is back up and running.

We … Continue Reading…

Five reasons to smile this Feelgood Friday

In this two-minute read, we look around the UK and the World to see what’s been bringing a smile to people’s faces.

Taking the biscuit

If you’re looking for an excuse to raid the biscuit tin, we’ve got one. Today is National Biscuit Day, a chance to celebrate the humble hobnob, bless the bourbon, and commend the custard cream. Dedicating an entire day to biscuits may seem a little over the top to some, but let’s be honest few food items inspire … Continue Reading…

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Why your Kitchen can Boost Your Wealth AND your Health

In this 90 second Fast Thursday read we look at some simple ways you can turn what you do indoors into protecting your immune system when you are outdoors.

On average there’s one room in peoples’ homes which is more valuable than others.

And that’s your Kitchen. Kitchens are often the room in a home that people spend the most money on. The good news is it’s a wise investment in more ways than one.

A well designed, smart looking and functional kitchen … Continue Reading…

What will you be doing during your summer holiday this year?

Let’s look at the two things which seem sure to happen during this year’s summer holiday season.

It’s the ‘will we, won’t we?’ question of the moment.

Will we get our two weeks holiday in the sun? Or won’t we?

The current situation means it’s unclear if people in the UK will be able to make their annual summer pilgrimage abroad to sunnier climes.

New quarantine regulations, concern over a possible second wave of infections and the idea of having to social distance while … Continue Reading…

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Five reasons to be cheerful this Feelgood Friday

Here’s a dose of positivity to get you through the tenth Feelgood Friday since lockdown.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate some of the joyous, upbeat, and downright quirky stories that made us smile this week.

The Knitting Nana

A nimble-fingered Norfolk Nana is raising funds for the NHS. Margaret Seaman, 91, is knitting a woollen tribute to the Nightingale hospitals set up to provide care during the Covid-19 crisis.

Once complete, Knittingale Hospital will have an A&E department, X-ray room and four wards … Continue Reading…

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How the pets are helping people in lockdown

We look at the ways pets are bringing comfort, companionship, and calmness to people across Northamptonshire

What you can do to help your furry friends in return.
It’s often said the UK is made up of animal lovers.
And since the lockdown began that love affair has grown even stronger.

According to a 2019 survey by a company called Statista, more than 40 per cent of households across the UK own pets.

Dogs and cats are the most popular, but also rabbits, turtles, indoor birds … Continue Reading…

May Market Comment

The housing market has been an obvious casualty of the Coronavirus lockdown. Yet the desire to move is strong, once the decision has been made. Indeed, as soon as the government announced that people could once again move house, Rightmove buyer enquiries doubled within 24 hours. They were even 4% higher than the same day last year!

The problem is that this demand is not being matched by properties coming to market in this area. Estate Agents have generally not been … Continue Reading…

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Our Safety First Way of Getting Moving Again

On Wednesday last week, it was officially announced estate agents in England could go back to work as part of the Government’s phased relaxation of the lockdown.

And we’re open again but only because we are fully ready to do so thanks to preparing in advance.

Some agencies have rushed blindly out of the traps, unprepared and dived straight back in.

When Elvis Presley sang “….Only fools rush in’ he could have been singing about certain sections of the property industry.

And just like … Continue Reading…

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Reasons to be cheerful this Feelgood Friday

It’s the eighth Feelgood Friday since lockdown, and this week we have something for everyone. A two-minute positivity filled read.

As we enter a different phase in life under lockdown, we’re starting to feel more positive about the future.

And here’s why. Good news is coming in from different sections of our everyday lives.


Public health officials in England have approved a test to see whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past. This may well be rolled out UK wide. … Continue Reading…

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The property market gets the go-ahead with restrictions

At 7.30 pm last night the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that the housing market in England can resume, with lots of restrictions!

The report is based on a Government document called Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 which came out on Tuesday evening.

It states restricted viewings of a property to buy or rent can commence and people can visit estate or letting agents. However, it is stressed activity cannot return in the same manner as before the lockdown, due to … Continue Reading…