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Help! My home in Cheadle isn’t selling

When you place your home on the market you’re filled with anticipation and excitement, but if things don’t go according to plan and initial interest fades, frustration and annoyance can set in.  There could be a number of reasons why your home isn’t selling, and even if they may be difficult to hear, getting it right could get your home sold sooner rather than later.  If you don’t want your property to stagnate and gather dust, grasp the nettle, be objective and ask could one of these reasons be why your home isn’t selling? [···]

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The unwritten etiquette of moving home in Cheadle

Moving home is hard work and it’s easy to focus on what lies ahead rather than what you’re leaving behind.  When completion day arrives and you get the call to collect the keys, you rush off with excitement to open the door to your new home, but what awaits you could be far from what you expect.  [···]

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4 Signs you’re breaking up with your home in Cheadle

No one likes a break up, but circumstances change and life can throw up some unexpected situations that make us rethink our future.  The passion you once felt for the home that has brought you such joy over the years has started to dwindle and now, you’re seeing niggles and frustrations, things that irritate around every turn. So what are the signs you’re breaking up with your home? [···]

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Is your bedroom killing the mood for buyers?

You’ve put your home on the market and made sure it’s tidy and the kitchen and bathroom are spotlessly clean.  It’s easy to believe that your bedroom is just fine, but is it what buyers in Cheadle are seeking?  Is your bedroom creating the vision of a relaxing haven, or is it killing the mood ?  [···]

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How to find your perfect rental property in Cheadle

When you’re looking for a home to rent there are many things you have to take into consideration.  You want to ensure not only that the property meets your needs and lifestyle, but you have everything in place so you don’t fall before you have the keys in your hand.  At Maurice Kilbride we want to help you to make the right decisions; here is our advice on how to find your perfect rental property in Cheadle. [···]

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Can you help yourself to a quicker sale?

There is one thing we have learned from 25 years selling property – no two sales are ever the same.  Whether you’re buying or selling a property, there are always issues you don’t expect and complications to overcome.  Control is not always in your hands, which can make the process feel very frustrating.  [···]

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How the sun can help sell your home in Cheadle

With us now in the height of summer and better temperatures being enjoyed across the country, we have certainly been loving how the sun and now a cricket World Cup win seems to put a smile on everyone’s face.  Even with the typical British complaints of it being ‘too hot’ everyone seems to have been making most of the outdoors, whether by enjoying a BBQ with family and friends or taking a stroll through the countryside.  Just as the sun brightens our spirits, it can also help sell your home. [···]

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8 Mistakes to avoid when buying a home

Searching for a home is exciting, but can also be stressful at times.  For most of us, buying a property is not something we do regularly, and so we follow the path that we believe is best.  At Maurice Kilbride we see buyers making the same mistakes – we don’t want you to fall into these traps and are here to help.  Why not take a moment and check if you are making any of these mistakes in your search for a new home? [···]

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6 ways to remain calm when selling your home with children!

Everyone with children knows that the point between calm and chaos is often virtually non-existent.  You could have made your home look like perfection and behind you, comes a trail of destruction! unravelling your hard work. Living in a home you’re selling is never easy and, we have to admit, it’s an even bigger challenge when children are involved, but it doesn’t have to be so stressful. This is one reason at Maurice Kilbride we have put our heads together to find six ways to turn the chaos to calm when selling your home with children. [···]

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How your bathroom can win over buyers

When selling your home, how you present it for sale is essential if you want to achieve the best price possible.  Home staging, as this is known, turns a property into one that attracts buyers and allows them to start imagining themselves living there.  You may have decluttered and cleaned your house to within an inch of its life, but home staging is about more than cleaning and tidying. One of the most important rooms in any house is the bathroom. So how can your bathroom dazzle and sparkle to win over buyers? [···]

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