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August 10, 2022
Benefits of a south-facing garden
A south-facing garden is all about sun, sun and more sun, right? Sort of. South-facing gardens are highly desirable for a range of reasons and can even add 10% to...Read article
May 31, 2022
How much deposit do I need to buy a house?
You’ll need a deposit to get a mortgage, but how much is enough? In this article, we explain what a mortgage deposit is, the minimum you need and why saving...Read article
May 20, 2022
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Opening hours
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Opening hours Here at Simon Blyth we’re excited to be joining in celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen in her historic reign in the run...Read article
May 10, 2022
What credit score do I need for a mortgage?
Your credit score is a calculation of how risky you are to lend to. The higher your score, the better your chances of getting a mortgage. Many borrowers ask what...Read article
March 19, 2022
How do I choose a new area to live in?
As the average price of a UK property hits £274,000, first-time buyers, those looking to get a bigger house and investors are searching further afield for their forever homes. Homebuyers...Read article
February 4, 2022
How Do School Catchment Areas Work?
If you’ve got a family (or are planning one), school catchment areas are an important factor in the house buying decision process. Having an outstanding primary school or secondary school...Read article
November 1, 2021
Our Complete Guide to Buying a New Build House
Are you looking to buy a new build? You’re not alone. Almost 250,000 new build homes were built in 2019-20, and the market shows no signs of slowing down. In...Read article
October 6, 2021
How Do Mortgage Interest Rates Work?
The mortgage interest rate is, put simply, the cost of accessing the cash you need to buy a home. The higher the interest rate, the more it’ll cost to borrow...Read article
September 6, 2021
A Simple Guide to Property Valuations
Do you know what your property could sell for on the open market? If the answer is no, you need a property valuation. A professional property valuation provides you with...Read article
August 5, 2021
What Is the Difference Between a Leasehold and Freehold Property?
Freehold and leasehold are two terms you’ll see a lot when searching for a property, but do you know what the difference is? This article explains the difference between a...Read article