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COVID-19 And The Property Market – Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

If one thing is certain right now – it’s that we live in an uncertain time! We are leaving lockdown, but re-entering a real world that is different to the one we left back in March. You’re probably sick of hearing about everyone getting used to the ‘new normal’, but it’s certainly a big part […]

How to prepare for a property viewing during COVID

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the UK to a standstill during the lockdown. The effects are far reaching and will be long lasting, including those on the property market. Now, however, we are in a period where things are beginning to get back up and running again.  This means that everyone who had […]

Your Guide To The Property Market During COVID-19

As lockdown hit the UK a few months ago, the property market came to a grinding halt. Fortunately, we’re now in a position where the restrictions and measures in place have begun to be eased and lifted, allowing us once again to get the process of buying and moving home in action. But things aren’t […]

Looking for a buy to let in Burnley? An overview. July 2020

Burnley is a complex housing market. Here in the office, we deal with a lot of enquiries from investors who aren’t overly familiar with the town and want to know things like ‘which postcode to search in’ or ask ‘if I spend £65000 what rent will I achieve?’   The reality is that those questions […]

How To View Property Safely During COVID-19

The property market has been back up and moving since the government gave us the green light back in May. Restrictions were eased, allowing those in the middle of moves and those who wish to do so to move under certain guidelines. Here at JonSimon Estate Agents, we have had our doors reopened for a […]

Is Now the Right Time to Sell My House?

Deciding when to sell your house is one of the biggest, yet toughest, questions that homeowners who are looking to move must ask themselves. There are many factors to consider, from the time of year and the type of property to the regional market and local developments, not to mention the state of the economy. […]

A Guide to Mortgages

For the majority of people who aren’t lucky enough to be sitting on a fortune, securing a mortgage is an essential part of buying a house. However, with so many factors involved, it can be a complicated, confusing and daunting process, especially if you’re about to take your first step on the property ladder. A […]

Your Guide to Help to Buy Schemes

The Help to Buy scheme was introduced by the government in April 2013 to help make it easier for more people to get on the property ladder, giving them the option to purchase their first home with just a 5% deposit. In this guide, we’ll take you through everything that you need to know about […]

Your Guide to Home Surveys

When moving home, a home survey is a very useful thing to get. It offers many benefits, from saving you money to helping you make the right decision when buying property. But what is a home survey exactly? In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about a home survey, including what it […]

Your Guide to the Property Chain

Moving home is an exciting time, especially if you have your heart set on that dream house. But it also has its downsides. Buying and selling property can be a stressful, frustrating and tiring process, even before you’ve packed up your belongings. If you’re new to the property market, it can also be rather complicated […]

Things To Note When Buying A Home

Because buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, there are a lot of things to consider before making an offer on the house of your dreams. From choosing the right house and location to ensuring that you have all costs covered, we discuss the top things that you should note […]

Tax To Know About When Selling Your House

Between the finances, home staging, viewings and legal documents, one thing that can easily slip a seller’s mind is the tax that they may need to pay when selling a home, namely Capital Gains Tax. In this blog, we look at what Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is, how to determine whether it applies to your […]

Winter Is Coming: Top Tips For Selling Your House

On the face of it, winter may not seem like the perfect time to put your house on the market. It’s cold, it’s dark and people have the festive season to look forward to, as well as the New Year. However, as property websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla attest to – from boxing day, […]

Quick Fixes In The Kitchen: Your Most Valuable Room

With the kitchen being the first thing that most buyers look at when it comes to finding a new home, we know the importance that this room has, often being the deciding factor in terms of taking the next step. Therefore, if you think your kitchen may be turning potential buyers off, then we suggest […]

How Can I Sell My House Quickly?

If you’ve ever tried to sell a house, or you’re in the process of selling, then your probably know how long and arduous it can be. Complications and setbacks are commonplace, and it’s easy to become frustrated and to feel like you’re simply not getting anywhere.  Selling a property can seem like an overwhelming prospect, […]

Do I Need a Solicitor To Sell My House?

Selling your house can be a long and frustrating process – not to mention the fact that it’s expensive too. So it’s completely understandable that when it comes time to hiring a solicitor or conveyancer to help with the legal side of things, a lot of people wonder whether it’s really necessary. After all, hiring […]

What Certificates Do I Need to Sell My House?

We’re not going to lie – selling your home can be a stressful experience. Between finding a great estate agent, staging your home in all its splendour and organising viewings, there’s a lot to organise, not to mention the paperwork. The certificates, documents and paperwork required play a key part in the house selling process, […]

Should I Sell My House Before Brexit?

Since the referendum in 2016, one of the most common questions asked by homeowners across the UK is whether they should wait until after Brexit to sell their home. Will house prices rise or fall? Will it be a buyers or a sellers market? As the last 3 years have been fraught with delays, and […]

Are You A UCLAN Student Looking For A Place To Live?

If you’ll be joining UCLAN’s Burnley campus soon and are still looking for that perfect place to live, then we reckon we’ve found it. The recently renovated Duke of York Apartments have luxury down to a tee, complete with a fully-fitted kitchen, communal kitchen and/or living space and security features including an electronic visual intercom […]