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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 mortgage,...

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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 scary...

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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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