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Andrew – Church Aston

Thank you to Louise and Sue for all your help in enabling the sale of my property to go through so quickly. I really appreciated how quickly Louise managed to get the house ‘for sale’ and for Sue’s patience and persistence chasing things up for me. Many, many thanks for all your help and assistance. Andrew – Church Aston

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Caron & Nick – Newport

Thanks for all your help in getting us to our “happy place! Caron & Nick – Newport

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What should you expect…?

This week I was not surprised to learn that Estate Agents have once again made it into the top 10 list of most disliked professionals in the U.K, being beaten only by traffic wardens and bouncers!  Also up there are bus drivers, footballers, tele-sales reps, people who work in PR, politicians, and anyone who takes part in reality TV shows, so we are amongst good company!! I guess this deep-rooted disdain comes from the

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“Egg”citing times ahead…?

Well with a quarter of the year gone already, neither Marion nor I could have predicted the amazing amount of activity which we have seen in recent weeks. Having not been in the High Street office this time last year, I didn’t have any previous statistics to look back on, and therefore had no idea what to expect from the Spring season. However, it appears that the milder weather has definitely had a positive impact on

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Operation House Proud

One of the main occupational hazards I encounter in my job is that I go out to so many beautiful properties…and then at the end of the day I go back to my own house, and notice all its flaws. When giving advice to potential vendors, its always been a “do as I say, not do as I do” approach and thank goodness they don’t all come round to my house and see last nights dinner plates still on the side or the growing co

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Top ten tips to selling your home

1. Disassociate Yourself With Your Home. Say to yourself, “This is not my home; it is a house — a product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the supermarket shelf. Make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours. Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes containing appliance warranties to the new owners! Say

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Thinking of selling…?

After having an extremely fruitful November and December, the biggest problem at Barker Healey Property is that we are quickly running out of properties to sell! Whilst we do still have a number of fantastic homes on the market to suit a range of budgets and requirements, in particular there seems to have been a rush on properties within the £175,000 – £250,000 bracket and as much as I love to see the bright red

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Remain positive!

Despite recent projections from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who forecast a 3 per cent fall in property prices nationally in 2012, here in Newport, I think we still have it fairly good!  I, for one, am proud to be part of such a thriving community and potential buyers also recognise how much there is to offer. Aside from excellent schools, we enjoy great transport links to nearby towns and cities, a wide

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Ian and Marissa – Newport

We were thoroughly impressed with Barker Healey’s professional and attentive yet friendly approach throughout the sale of our property. Out of the 3 properties we have sold this has by far been the smoothest and stress-free transaction! We had the luxury of a bespoke service for a reasonable price. We thank Louise for all her hard work and flexibility.   Ian and Marissa – Newport May 2011 House Type: Detached

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To extend or not to extend….?

One thing I have been asked about on a couple of occasions recently is the subject of property extensions. In particular – what kind of value will an extra bedroom and reception room add to a property and how much will it cost?  Well the basic rule of thumb in terms of expense is that you will spend approximately £1000 per square metre which includes the basic plumbing and electrical work. A double storey extensi

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