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3 Properties That Will Make You Feel Cosy This Autumn

01/11/19

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

25/10/19

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?

23/10/19

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...

16/10/19

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?

14/10/19

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

08/10/19

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?

03/10/19

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

01/10/19

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...

26/09/19

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?

19/09/19

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

17/09/19

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...

06/09/19

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

03/09/19

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...

22/08/19

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

20/08/19

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

16/08/19

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

13/08/19

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

05/08/19

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?

19/07/19

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

17/07/19

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

12/07/19

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...

11/07/19

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

28/06/19

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

25/06/19

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

21/06/19

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?

18/06/19

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...

14/06/19

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...

11/06/19

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?

05/06/19

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 - ...

24/05/19

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

13/05/19

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!

15/04/19

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?

03/04/19

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...

18/03/19

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!

04/03/19

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

01/03/19

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?

27/02/19

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?

18/02/19

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

31/01/19

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

23/01/19

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 ...

20/12/18

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

10/12/18

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...

05/12/18

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...

04/12/18

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

23/11/18

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 ...

19/11/18

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

15/11/18

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

14/11/18

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 ...

09/11/18

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!

07/11/18

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.

02/11/18

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?

29/10/18

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

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Mortimers Estate Agents Win a Number of Local Awards

17/10/18

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

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Do You Need Planning Permission To Build Garden Buildings??

05/10/18

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

02/10/18

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...

29/08/18

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...

28/08/18

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

23/08/18

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

01/08/18

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 scary...

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Why Use High Street agents?

12/07/18

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...

12/06/18

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...

23/05/18

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...

14/05/18

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?

12/04/18

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

06/04/18

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...

23/03/18

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

05/02/18

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?

12/01/18

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

22/12/17

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...

23/11/17

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

30/10/17

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...

26/10/17

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

12/10/17

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

11/09/17

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!!

18/08/17

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

31/07/17

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

27/07/17

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

06/06/17

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...

10/05/17

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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