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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...

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...

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