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Clitheroe Area Guide


In the heart of Clitheroe is Clitheroe Castle, the grounds of the 12th century castle are filled with plenty to see and do including the keep, the ...

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Our top 5 things to do in the Ribble Valley


We’ve done the hard work for you and come up with a list of the best things to do in the Ribble Valley so read on and get inspired for your next bi...

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November - Bonfire night is...


Remember, Remember the 5th of November - Bonfire night is back! We’re happy to say that for the most part Bonfire night is back in our local region!

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We’ve become part of a Northern property powerhouse


We’ve been acquired by leading Yorkshire estate agent, Manning Stainton, and will become part of one of the largest estate agency groups in the Nor...

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Top tips for first-time renters


Lockdown is easing and consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2008 ,according to the PWC consumer confidence index.

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Three bad reasons to kill the offer on the house you love


Buying a home is an emotional experience; you are borrowing an eye-watering sum of money against bricks and mortar and so you’re desperate to make ...

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Are you still believing these four home selling myths?


Like old wives tales that have been passed down through generations, home movers are always eager to share their stories.

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Get full access to the most powerful property site ever


We're inviting you to join Boomin – a powerful new property portal we're working with.

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Lockdown renovations – has it been worth it?


When the first lockdown hit last year, to keep ourselves busy we turned to decorating our homes, renovating and getting creative.

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What has changed for leasehold properties?


The widely known leasehold scandal has left many homeowners in a heart-breaking and frustrating position, making moving home virtually impossible. ...

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Budget Boost For The Property Market


Todays budget has delivered a further boost for the property market with the news that the stamp duty holiday has been extended until the end of Se...

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How do you choose your estate agent?


Every decision we make has consequences; it could be as simple as what drink we will be having that evening, or the very important decision of who ...

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Can buying a home make you happier?


What?! It’s always listed near the the top of the most stressful things you can do in your life, but we aren’t talking about the process itself, we...

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Why don’t all estate agents see the value in a floorplan?


How do you know where things are without a plan? When you visit a new town or city you may start exploring without a map, but you will soon start ...

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How to tackle that New Year clutter


After being up for weeks, the Christmas decorations are finally down, the seasonal gifts have been put away and again we are in lockdown.  You may ...

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Evictions Ban Extended In England


The month long ban on Bailiff enforced tenancy evictions that was due to end on Monday has been extended in England. Housing Secretary, Robert Jenr...

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Why you need to buy a Contract Ready home


Scrolling through the internet in search of your new home, we are sure that many incredible properties will be catching your eye.  With the propert...

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Has your home had a touch of this year’s hottest trend, c...


If you’ve been trying to undertake some jobs in your home, you may have found that DIY stores are low on stock.

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Why we’ve invested in professional photography to market ...


Image is more important than ever. With more and more virtual methods to view a property, how your property is presented is crucial.

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Property Market Update


We know many people will have been wondering about the effect of the new lock down regulations on the housing market.

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Can I still move home in Tier 3?


One thing we have been able to count on during the pandemic is the ever changing rules and regulations and as parts of the region have moved into T...

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How face masks have changed how we do business


Change is something we are all having to get used to. Just when you think you understand the rules, an area is placed in local lockdown with furthe...

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Why livestream viewings offer a safe alternative


Buying a home is such an exciting experience; you have a vision of what that house will offer you, and you are now beginning your search to find it...

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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 ...

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Why now is the time you should re-examine your new home w...


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 y...

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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...

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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? 

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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 bee...

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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. 

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Happy Earth Day 2020!


If you have not previously heard of Earth Day, it is an annual environmental themed event and Earth Day 2020 is Wednesday 22nd April with this year...

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Virtual Valuations at Mortimers


Worried about getting your home valued whilst the property market is mostly on hold due to COVID-19? At Mortimers we are offering virtual valuation...

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Mortgage holidays offered during uncertain times


The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced that UK lenders will be offering mortgage holidays for those struggling financially during ...

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Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus (...


This guidance applies to people buying or selling private residential homes which they intend to live in.

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How to deep clean your house


Since the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the headlines, hygiene has become a hot topic. We all know that simple measures such as hand washing...

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Landlords – The Clock is Ticking To Have Your Property En...


New legislation was introduced in 2018 to raise the energy-efficiency levels of properties in the domestic private rented sector under the Minimum ...

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Mortimers Estate Agents remain open for business!


We just wanted to let you know that where possible our local offices will remain open for business. We would encourage all customers to reach ou...

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7 ways to fall back in love with your home


Every now and then, everyone needs a little pick me up, including your home. Over the years, scuffs and scrapes can make a house look untidy and yo...

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Tenants spending lower proportion of wages on rent


Despite increased rent prices, the proportion of income spent by tenants on rent decreased between 2016 and 2019, according to The Deposit Protecti...

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Design trends to look out for in 2020


We’re moving into a new decade, and so the last thing that you want is for your home to look dated. Throughout 2019 we have seen some extreme trend...

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Residential property sales jump up to hit a three-year hi...


With the clocks going forward at the end of March signalling the start of Springtime, we take a look at the emerging signs that the industry is sta...

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Why switch from renting to owning?


Renting can be a great way to gain your independence. Whether you’re moving out of your family home or moving to a different area, you can experien...

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What’s the latest on electrical safety checks for landlords?


Following previous announcements made by the Government that electrical installation inspections and testing will become mandatory for rented prope...

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Home ownership among young people on the rise


Data released by the Government's latest English Housing Survey has revealed that, after over a decade of decline, the proportion of 25-34 year old...

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Popular Home Trends for Winter


Every year, people like to speculate about what the home trends of the year are likely to be and it seems that for 2020 there is an overwhelming de...

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Valentine's Day 2020: Dining rooms to get you feeling rom...


It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air! As Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to enjoy a romantic meal at home, here we have a selection...

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Mortgage Advice Bureau are finalists at the Natwest Inter...


NatWest Intermediary Solutions Local Hero Mortgage Awards aim to celebrate the hard work and commitment of mortgage adviser firms who go that extra...

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Neighbourhood Focus: Accrington


Are you thinking of moving to Accrington? Here’s our quick guide to the town. Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire. It’s situ...

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Seen a board? The smarter way to search!


When you are on the lookout for a new home you often want to search for properties within a very specific location. This could be close to work, cl...

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Property market predictions for 2020


Now that 2019 is over, it is time to look to the year ahead and what is expected to be a strong year for property. Now that there is a majority gov...

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Blue Monday: Pantone Colour of the Year 2020


For over 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashio...

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Property jargon buster – a glossary of terms


The property world is full of words and expressions that may be unfamiliar to anyone who is not regularly buying, selling, letting or renting a home.

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Visit the Lyndon Park development in Great Harwood on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January.

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Inspiring bathrooms that will keep the January Blues away


Today is National Bubble Bath Day! What better way to celebrate than with a bubble bath of your own. In this blog, we’re showcasing just a few of o...

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How to decide where to live


Choosing where to settle down and call home is one of the biggest decisions to make. You might already know what area you want to live in and it’s ...

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What does the election result mean for the property indus...


We take a look through the manifesto from the Conservatives, specifically the property related items of course, and dissect them to form a picture ...

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Help to Buy ISA is now closed


The Help to Buy ISA has now closed to new applications, but if you already have an account, don’t worry, you can keep saving into it until 30th Nov...

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Video: Advice | Shelley Mason


Shelley Mason, Accrington Branch Manager, gives advice for the end of the year.

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A busy time for lettings as property owners seek to avoid...


Along with enquiries from property investors, October and November saw a huge rise in the number of questions from potential Landlords.

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Properties close to Christmas Markets 2019


Have you been to the Christmas markets this year? They're an annual tradition for some towns and cities and draw in thousands of visitors every week.

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Video: Advice | Applying for a rental property


Rachel Pattison is a lettings advisor with a huge amount of experience in the industry. In this video, she shares with us her advice for those thin...

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Keeping Your Garden Alive This Winter


During the winter we spend a lot of time inside – the nights arrive earlier and it’s colder but now is a perfect opportunity to be in your garden. ...

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Choose an agent that doesn't hibernate this Winter


It can’t be denied it any longer, Winter is on its way. But what if you could do almost everything to help your property search along online? What ...

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Your local guide to Christmas Lights Switch Ons 2019


It’s officially that time of year when we can say – IT’S CHRISTMAS! Our towns are being lit up and we love nothing more than celebrating this fabul...

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Winter Health Checks for your Buy-to-Let Property


As the winter months close in, now is the ideal time to be thinking about protecting your buy to let investment. The colder climate can wreak havo...

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3 Properties That Will Make You Feel Cosy This Autumn


Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than getting home after a long day, knowing you don’t have anywhere to be until tomorrow and you can cosy up ...

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Neighbourhood Focus: Clitheroe


The market town of Clitheroe in the heart of the Ribble Valley is a perfect place to stay for visitors wishing to explore Lancashire’s Forest of Bo...

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Can I remortgage my house to buy another property?


Are you comfortably settled in your house and have been paying the mortgage now for quite some time - enough to start seeing the light at the end o...

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Top tips for taking the best photographs to sell or let a...


First impressions are always important but this is especially true when selling your home. When it comes to your property, the first�chance to ma...

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Technology in the home: Is it safe?


We all love a new gadget – whether it’s the next generation of smartphone, the new voice-activated home hub or heating systems you can control from...

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Make Moving Day Less Stressful


Moving house can be stressful but at Mortimers we try and make it as smooth as possible by doing as much as possible for you; we can even recommend...

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What does the future hold for the rental sector?


According to a recent survey, just 42% of tenants are interested in buying a property in the near future. What are the reasons for this? What does ...

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Market Value Explained


When marketing a property, the two vital ingredients which must be carefully considered are asking price and market value. The correct definition o...

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Properties that will connect you back with nature this Au...


Autumn is definitely here and what’s better during October or November than taking a stroll through a country park or a forest?

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What are the top reasons for moving home?


As we head into autumn, property market activity has seen a rise over the summer as many look to get the home move done and dusted before their hol...

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Personalising and decorating a rental home


As a tenant, you might find it frustrating if your landlord is refusing to let you re-decorate. Usually, it’s for a good reason; perhaps they may h...

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Before and After: How this neglected property was transfo...


Ever thought of taking on an old, worn out property and refurbishing it? Although it is hard work, the satisfaction you feel afterwards is worth it.

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Properties to inspire you this back to school week


As we head into September and the leaves start to turn, summer clothes become redundant and a slight chill is in the air, our attention turns from ...

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Homes with beautiful gardens to enjoy over the bank holid...


The August bank holiday is almost here and for many of us that means one thing … we are hoping the weather takes a turn for the better and we can e...

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Things you should consider when renting a property


We've seen plenty of properties in our 80+ years to know that there is a lot to consider when you are looking for your ideal rental property.

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How to add value to your house


Making improvements to your home is not only a great way to refresh and revive old surrounds, but it’s often used as a way to maximise the value of...

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5 Top Tips on How to Make Your Home Insta-Worthy


Instagram can be the source of inspiration you never knew you needed. It's not just for posting pictures of your cat or posting what you had for yo...

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Get your garden summer ready


Summer is here! It's time to show off your garden. If you haven't got round to sprucing it up yet, why not start this weekend?

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Could property be a key factor in retirement planning?


A recent ONS report ‘Living longer and old-age dependency- what does the future hold?’ suggests that by 2050, one in four people will be aged 65 ye...

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3 parks to get your heart rate soaring during #loveparksweek


One of the best things about being british (aside from all the tea we drink) is the abundance of countryside we are surrounded by.

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Herd Em Up! Beat-Herder Festival returns to Gisburn


The annual Beat-Herder festival is set to return on Gisburn on the 13th and 14th July with an incredible line up of music, bars, stalls, fairground...

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Developed a passion for tennis after Wimbledon? We've got...


Feeling inspired by Wimbledon? We LOVE these 5 properties that are in the perfect location - near to local tennis courts!

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Tenant’s Moving Out Checklist


If you’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current rented property there will be plenty of things to do to prepare for a stress free move.

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Common fears and concerns of first time buyers


Buying your first home is likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime, so it’s understandable for you to have some anxiety.

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Designing and Working in a Home Office


While we at Mortimers are all about making sure we have a personal and face-to-face presence with our important local branches and head office, oth...

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Is your garden a property goldmine?


An increasing number of new developments are being built on what were once back gardens. Is it an option for you? Our on-the-ground expert explains...

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Spring Trends 2019: we choose our favourite trends from t...


It's all about the trends. Whether you make sure your house is up to date with them or whether you tend to be unaffected by them – they're everywhe...

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The latest YouGov study finds that 84% of Brits would rat...


Owning your own home is seen by many as a milestone but nowadays, getting on the property ladder is harder than ever and for some, just a dream.

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Are your agents still charging fees?


At Mortimers we stopped charging fees to tenants from the 1st of March!

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One in five compromise on location when buying a house - ...


As you open your front door and gaze out at your surroundings, does part of you wonder what could have been if you’d bought in the area where you r...

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Busting the myth of the big deposit


There is a bit of a secret when it comes to getting on the property ladder that many people don’t know about. And it’s all to do with what many see...

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Spoilt for choice? You can’t beat a good recommendation!


Today, we have more choices than ever before. From the half-fat, decaf, double froth cappuccino at your local coffee shop to the fifty shades of wh...

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Was buying a house in the 90's easier?


For many millennials looking to buy today, all we hear is how difficult it is for them to get on the property ladder.

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Book a valuation straight from our website, directly into...


How many times have you just sat down to enjoy a relaxing evening and realised you have forgotten to make a phone call and book that appointment?

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LANDLORDS - we guarantee your rent on time, every time!


The Government  have continued to make life more difficult for Landlords. There are now over 170 pieces of legislation with which to comply.

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Mortimers ban fees to tenants from 1st March 2019


The Government are going to ban fees to Tenants from 1st June 2019. Mortimers think this is a fair and positive move and from 1st March 2019 will n...

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What is the process once an offer is accepted for buyers?


After all the searching, and house viewings this can be an exciting time – but most people are often left confused as to what the next steps are...

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What are buyers looking for in a property?


Surveys have often looked into the buying habits of house hunters and what attracts them to a property. Once someone views a property they can ofte...

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Preparing your property for photographs


Our company has become evermore aware of the importance of the pictures when it comes to marketing properties, whether to sell or to rent. The thre...

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First Time Buyers Buying Now and Saving


Figures from HMRC have shown that in excess of 180,000 first time buyers have saved £426 million since stamp duty relief on purchases up to £300,00...

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Mortgage bankers Vs mortgage brokers: why use a mortgage ...


Most people assume that getting a mortgage means heading straight to your bank but unfortunately, this can mean missing out on the right deal for y...

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The 'Ins & Outs' of Transferring a Mortgage


Can I move the mortgage to a family member? Can I transfer my mortgage to my children? These are questions that are often asked when people think o...

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What are the Typical Mistakes Made When People Sell Their...


When it comes to major personal and financial decisions, such as selling your home, avoiding costly mistakes is crucial!

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Our Top 3 Tips on Ensuring Your Pipes Don’t Freeze Over T...


Winter is well and truly on its way. There is no getting away from it, it’s about to get very cold and with that weather comes a number of problems.

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AI to be commonplace in UK homes by 2023


If you hadn't heard already that today is Black Friday, you've been living under a rock with your eyes shut and your fingers wedged firmly in your ...

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What are the top 5 things people notice first about your ...


With recent research suggesting it only takes seven seconds for someone to make a first impression, it’s no wonder people take so much notice of th...

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Majority of Brits abandon their garden every winter


Abandoning our gardens while we spend less time in them may seem inevitable, however, experts from Tiger Sheds offer four top tips for homeowners t...

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How to Have a Plastic-free Christmas


Christmas is a time of peace, goodwill… and often a lot of unnecessary packaging. If you want to make a change, why not host an eco-friendly Christ...

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Don’t get left out in the cold – instruct us in time for ...


Statistics show that hits on property portals spike on Boxing Day and continue to climb between Christmas and New Year.

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How to use the Front of Your Home to its Best Advantage!


To help you make a great first impression with your home, Anglian Home Improvements and Landscaping Expert Gena Lorraine from Fantastic Services ha...

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How to Turn Your Kitchen into the Perfect Entertaining Spot.


Love to entertain at home? Include these important elements in your kitchen design to ensure guests feel comfortable and relaxed, and to make it ea...

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Do I need life insurance to get a mortgage?


With so many different insurance policies available, it’s not always clear which ones you definitely need as a legal requirement to get a mortgag...

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Mortimers Estate Agents Win a Number of Local Awards


Mortimers Estate Agents are delighted to announce that we have won a number of local awards by the leading customer review site, in...

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Do You Need Planning Permission To Build Garden Buildings??


There's never been a better time to time to update your garden, whether that’s with some new plants, outdoor furniture, or a new shed or greenhouse.

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Top tips for boosting your property's eco-friendly appeal


As we become more environmentally aware than ever before, having a greener approach with your rental business could actually help boost your profit...

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Mortimers Go Live With Latest Technology, Property Tracke...


Property Tracker is an online tool that allows you, as a landlord, tenant, vendor or prospective buyer, to log into a simple, easy to use platform ...

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Mortimers Go Live With Latest Technology, Property Tracke...


At Mortimers, we pride ourselves on always giving our clients the best possible service we can, which we achieve with great success through a varie...

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Nine essential DIY tasks to tackle this autumn


Roof Stores has compiled a checklist of the essential tasks homeowners should be tackling each season...

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How to Buy a House - Guide for First Time Buyers


Buying your first home can feel both exciting and a little bit overwhelming, but if you take one step at a time, you’ll find things aren’t as s...

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Why Use High Street agents?


If you're considering selling your property, it's important to think carefully about your expectations of the agent handling your sale...

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Different types of mortgages explained...


With so many different types of mortgages available to choose from, it can be confusing knowing which is the right one for you and your circumstanc...

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We take Data Protection seriously. Here's all you need to...


At Mortimers, we're making important changes to get ready for the new EU data protection law that we want you to know about.

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Top tips for efficiently heating your home in spring...


Spring is finally here, meaning lighter evenings and warmer weather should be on its way. CORGI HomePlan have created some top tips on how you can ...

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Should I Pack Away Personal Belongings For House Viewings?


If you want to attract the best buyers for your home, you need to make sure that you give the best impression possible to the people who view your ...

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FTB sales see significant rise in February


The Chancellor’s FTB stamp duty relief seems to be having the desired effect, as sales to the group rose to 29% in February, a 2% rise against the ...

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Make Sure You Are Ready To Secure Your Dream Home By Havi...


First off don’t worry! If your buyer is genuinely interested in your property, then they’ll wait for you, plus we’ll constantly keep them up to dat...

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Mortimers now available for calls 12 hours weekdays


At Mortimers we focus on delivering a professional and personalised service to achieve the best possible out come for you, our clients...

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How can Help to Buy Help You?


Help to Buy is a government backed scheme designed to help people purchase a new property with just 5% deposit by way of an equity loan of up to 20...

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Make sure you are mortgage ready


When the times comes for you to remortgage or buy for the first time, there are certain things you can do to speed up the process....

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The Budget 2017: Main points of interest for Property & H...


One of the main points of topic from the budget was property and housing, so we are going to look at some of the key initiatives surrounding that

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Mortimers Estate Agents New Blackburn Office


Mortimers Estate Agents Blackburn office has moved location! Find out where and meet the team in our short video…

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The Most Haunted Houses that you can Visit in England and...


Here’s our pick of haunted places that you can visit, all of which have a fascinating story to tell – even if you’re not lucky/unlucky enough to ru...

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Preparing Your Home for a Property Viewing


Follow our checklist to ensure that your property is presented at its best for viewings…

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5 Steps To Decluttering Your Home


Here are five steps we think will get you on the right track to decluttering your home.

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Ryder & Dutton Acquire Mortimers Estate Agents!!


It is with great delight, that we announce that Ryder & Dutton have recently acquired the business of Mortimers estate agents...

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Moving in the School Holidays


The school holidays are here which usually means juggling childcare and keeping the children occupied. However for families moving house over the n...

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A Beginner's Guide to Loft Conversions


Whether it’s to add a new master bedroom suite, a self-contained accommodation for guests or an au pair, or to create a home-working environment, c...

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How to Save Money to Buy a House


While it may feel impossible to save up enough for a deposit, there are various things you can do to ensure you get on the property ladder sooner t...

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'10 Top Tips' for decluttering jobs in LESS than 30 minut...


A really thorough declutter and organising blitz should be done in short chunks over several weeks, but if you don’t have time for this there are s...

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