The Negotiator awards Miller Metcalfe shortlisted in the Top 10 for The Negotiator Awards 2019 Miller Metcalfe are delighted to be shortlisted in the UK’s Top 10 Estate Agent Employer of the Year in the Negotiator Awards 2019, one of the most prestigious accolades for the property services sector.   The Negotiator magazine has been the touchstone for estate agents for over 30 years, championing best practice and the communication… Continue Reading
Tackling condensation in the home If allowed to enter your home unchecked, dampness can cause untold damage to your property, possessions, and even to your health. Dampness can be expensive to remove, and at the very least, causes an unpleasant and lingering musty smell. Condensation is just one form of dampness but it is the most common and often most… Continue Reading
9 Hints and Tips on How to Stay Eco-Friendly Want to live a more eco-conscious life but not sure where to start, or whether your efforts will even make a difference? Going green can sometimes seem overwhelming, and it’s easy to think that unless you’re going full-scale zero-waste-producing eco-warrior, there’s no point really bothering. Think about it this way, though: If we all started… Continue Reading
The autumn seasonal colour palette With autumn creeping up on us it's an ideal time to revisit the interior styling of your home. ARKELSTORP Window table£70 Autumn Colours This season, florals and well-loved plaids are taking centre stage. Anything big, bold and patterned - “Have fun and show a bit of your eclectic personality with a mix of patterns,” says interior… Continue Reading
autumn How to cosy up your home this Autumn As Autumn approaches, now is the best time of the year to incorporate earth tone colours into your home decorations! The arrival of cooler temperatures, autumn hues, and nature changing before our eyes is all we need to know that autumn is here again. Adding autumn touches of decor to your home will help you transition… Continue Reading
How to make a Halloween Pumpkin Cake Like carrot cake? Then try using up your leftover pumpkin in this clever traybake for Halloween Ingredients For the cake 300g self-raising flour 300g light muscovado sugar 3 tsp mixed spice 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 175g sultanas ½ tsp salt 4 eggs, beaten 200g butter, melted zest 1 orange 1 tbsp orange juice 500g (peeled weight) pumpkin or… Continue Reading
Should you pay your mortgage off early? New research from financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown has shown that one in six of us who have purchased a property will either be over 65 by the time the mortgage is fully paid off, or the loan will never be fully paid off. The question stands, therefore, as to whether you should pay your… Continue Reading
Our top tips for designing a home office With businesses offering a greater level of autonomy and flexibility to their workers than ever before, as well as millions who are registered as self-employed, many of us will have office spaces in our homes. These spaces are vital to our productivity, and we have therefore put some of our favourite design ideas together in… Continue Reading
How to make an Autumn wreath Rake in the compliments this autumn, creating a perfect autumn wreath. This works with whatever is in your garden. You can also make it with fake leaves purchased at a craft shops or online - ebay artificial leaves Collect Your Materials: • Hand cutters• Gather enough leaves for your wreath• Bucket of warm water• 2… Continue Reading
Can improving a home’s exterior boost saleability? According to research, simply spending a couple of hundred pounds on the 'kerb appeal' of your property can significantly make a difference to a potential buyers first impression of a property. A survey from the HomeOwners Alliance has found that 2/3 potential buyers say the appearance and condition of the outside of a property will… Continue Reading
House prices forecast to increase 1.2% over next three months A new study from reallymoving.com has found that current market conditions are indicating a 1.2% increase in property prices over the next three months of the year. To that end, the average price for a property in the UK now stands at £237,110. These figures are supported by analysis by the Halifax looking at house… Continue Reading
An introduction to joint mortgages A joint mortgage is a common method for groups of buyers who are looking to share the costs of buying a home. Whether you are a couple looking to buy a home, family members, friends or business partners, a joint mortgage can assist you with dividing up the share of the property and spreading out… Continue Reading
Buyer and seller activity increases In what appears to be a reaction to the most recent Brexit delay, the housing market is experiencing a pronounced period of activity, according to figures provided by NAEA Propertymark. Property demand from prospective buyers was at an eight month high during May, with the number of registered property hunters increasing by an average of… Continue Reading
How to become a buy-to-let landlord How to become a buy-to-let landlord Bricks and mortar have always been a bolthole for people looking to invest their money in a safe place and, despite recent changes to the lettings market, buy-to-let remains a popular investment avenue. If you are looking to become a buy-to-let landlord, then the results can be fruitful –… Continue Reading
How to sell quickly this summer How to sell quickly this summer With plenty of buyers motivated to move before the winter months set in, summer can be the perfect time to sell your property. If you’re selling, or considering selling, then read some of our pointers to help you sell quickly this summer… Kerb appeal As is always the case… Continue Reading