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Why now is the time you should re-examine your new home wish list

This lockdown period has been an interesting time for us all and it may have caused you to reflect on various things in your life, including what you’re looking for in your next home.  What seemed the perfect pad pre-coronavirus may now have lost its shine as your family’s needs have altered.  This is no surprise, with us spending weeks virtually confined to the walls that surround us, the garden that you felt was a great size may now seem inadequate.  Alternatively...

5 questions to ask when choosing a property to rent

With lockdown easing, many people are progressing with finding a new home.  You may already be renting and your tenancy is coming to an end, or you could be looking for a home of your own for the first time.  It’s exciting searching for a property, so much so you can often get caught up in your ideas for making it your home and forget to ask some important questions.  Here are 5 common questions to ask when choosing a property to rent.   The finances You will have...

Remember buying a home is about more than a feeling

Let your mind float back to the days of ‘normality’ – did you ever buy something on impulse, but as the days passed you grew to regret it?  No matter what your age, we can all make decisions that in the moment seem 100% correct but turn out to be a mistake.  If it’s a sandwich, a bag or a ticket to an event, you can live with it, but what if it was a property?  At Ryder & Dutton we want to ensure that the home you choose is right not just for today b...

Is your garden de-valuing your home?

Is your garden de-valuing your home?  Have you been spending more time than usual in your garden during the lockdown?  With many a sunny day recently, it’s understandable that we’ve been making the most of our precious outdoor space.  But has your garden seen better days?  One area that many people overlook when selling their home is the condition of their garden; they forget that this is essentially an additional room that could add to or decrease the value o...

Buyers, how viewings have had to change

Buyers, how viewings have had to change Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new property it’s an exciting time as you start to look around at what’s available within your budget.  Your eyes are drawn to certain properties and the desire to know more means a viewing is the natural next step.  But as we know, we are living in a ‘new normal’ and, like all industries, we’ve had to adapt to keep you, the sellers and our team safe.  Although we...

Happy Earth Day 2020!

If you have not previously heard of Earth Day, it is an annual environmental themed event and Earth Day 2020 is Wednesday 22nd April with this year’s theme being climate change. Earth Day was launch in 1970 and so the event is 2020 is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Earth Day is celebrated by an estimated one billion people across 190 countries worldwide and given the current pandemic the world is facing, more people than ever are set to celebrate this year. The Earth Day Net...

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