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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
July 1, 2021
Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a House
Buying a property is a huge commitment that can prove a challenge for even the most hardened house buyer. Problems with finance, mountains of forms, deadlines and difficult decisions should...Read article
June 9, 2021
Our Guide to Selling a Property At Auction
Selling a house at auction is increasingly popular. The property is exposed to the market, with the highest bidder taking the prize, and the seller receiving the hammer price (minus...Read article