Monthly Archives: January 2013

Advance to Park Lane

Ever fancied Monopoly without the monotony? Well, now’s your chance to do just that by placing your house on Park Lane. To be more precise, Colin Shairp and his team at Fine and Country Southern Hampshire are ready to do … Continue reading

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Year end goes swimmingly for Colin

Things may be tough in the property market but the end of 2012 is going swimmingly for estate agent Colin Shairp. Colin, director of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire, based in Drayton and covering an area bounded by Chichester, the … Continue reading

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DIY really isn’t the way to sell houses

It’s easy selling houses, or at least that’s what some organisations would have you believe. Do it yourself and you can potentially save thousands of pounds on estate agents’ fees, they say. I can’t dispute that, of course, because maybe … Continue reading

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Time to spice up your life

Imagine living in a village where you can stroll across to the quay to buy fish straight off the boat. And imagine being able to pull your own boat from your house to launch at the bottom of the street … Continue reading

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Surveying one of life’s frustrations

Life can get frustrating when you have to rely on other people to do their bit. Just recently, we had three sales in a chain, all with the surveys done and the valuations on two OK. But the lender sent … Continue reading

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Big changes announced to estate agency laws

You may not have noticed, but last week some major changes were announced to the laws governing estate agency. And I believe that you, as a consumer, could be seriously harmed by them if they are implemented in about 12 … Continue reading

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Nationally average but locally exceptional!

Rightmove has announced its monthly figures this week and they make for some interesting reading. I was particularly drawn to the statistics showing the average number of properties for sale per estate agent, which was put at 71 for October … Continue reading

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