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How face masks have changed how we do business

Change is something we are all having to get used to. Just when you think you understand the rules, an area is placed in local lockdown with further restrictions, or the government changes what we are allowed and not allowed to do.  Yet no matter what comes our way, it is our top priority to ensure that we do everything we can to keep everyone safe, and one of those things is the use of face masks. For some time now, we have requested that any buyer who attends a physical viewing wear...

Why livestream viewings offer a safe alternative

Buying a home is such an exciting experience; you have a vision of what that house will offer you, and you are now beginning your search to find it.  However you imagined the experience of finding your new home would be, the last thing you would have expected is that it would be in the middle of a pandemic.  Challenging as this time may be, the last thing we want is for  the quest for your new home to be marred in any way, which is why we have introduced livestream viewings. ...

How to make those 15 minutes count when viewing a property

How to make those 15 minutes count when viewing a property Things have changed in a couple of weeks, from relying on virtual viewings only when we could, to now when the government’s guidance allows you to view properties in person again.  Now before you get all excited, there are some things you need to know.  Before you rush through the door of that home that has captured your imagination, you need to request a virtual viewing first.  This should give you a deeper insi...

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...

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