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One in five compromise on location when buying a house - but how many regret it?

As you open your front door and gaze out at your surroundings, does part of you wonder what could have been if you’d bought in the area where you really wanted to live? One quarter of people who didn’t buy in their preferred location feel this way, according to the annual Which? homebuyers’ survey. In our survey of 1,205 people who’d bought their homes within the past two years, one in five told us they’d compromised on location. While 69% of them had no re...

Busting the myth of the big deposit

There is a bit of a secret when it comes to getting on the property ladder that many people don’t know about. And it’s all to do with what many see as the biggest obstacle to owning their first home: the deposit. How much deposit do I need for a mortgage as a first time buyer? When people talk about the house deposit, there seems to be a consensus that you need to save a certain amount of money towards a house before you’re even considered to be mortgage ready. However...

Spoilt for choice? You can’t beat a good recommendation!

Today, we have more choices than ever before. From the half-fat, decaf, double froth cappuccino at your local coffee shop to the fifty shades of white available at your local DIY store (Chapel Porth or Dover Skies anyone?). When it comes to selling your home, selecting an estate agent is no different, except this time it’s not a £3.60 coffee you’re choosing, it’s someone to help guide you through the biggest investment you’ll ever make.  With so many agent...

Was buying a house in the 90's easier?

For many millennials looking to buy today, all we hear is how difficult it is for them to get on the property ladder. Naturally, the assumption is that it’s ‘never been harder to get on the ladder’ and that our parents had it much easier. But is that really true? Was buying a house in the 90s really any easier than it is buying now? Mortgage Advice Bureau spoke to Kate Faulkner, one of the UK’s leading experts, about her experience of buying in the 90s: When I bo...

Book a valuation of your property straight from our website, directly into our diaries!

How many times have you just sat down to enjoy a relaxing evening and realised you have forgotten to make a phone call and book that appointment? You had been meaning to ring all day and just didn’t manage to get round to it? And now you have chance, guess what, they are closed! Yes, us too. So at Ryder & Dutton we try and make it as easy as possible for you to contact us whenever and however it is easiest for you. That’s why our newest addition to our service is to p...

LANDLORDS - we guarantee your rent on time, every time!

EXTRA PROTECTION FOR LANDLORDS The Government  have continued to make life more difficult for Landlords. There are now over 170 pieces of legislation with which to comply. At Ryder & Dutton our Property Management team work tirelessly to ensure our Landlords are always compliant and within the law. Now we are adding further protection for our Landlords with the RYDER & DUTTON RENT ON TIME SCHEME. This means that all our fully managed and rent collect clients will always rec...

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