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How to keep your home safe this Christmas in Cheadle

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has truly begun, yet amidst all the joy and laughter it’s important sadly, to remember not to let your guard down.  We are all busy decorating, shopping, celebrating and exchanging gifts, and safety can be one of the last things on your mind.  But taking a few simple steps can help to make sure you and your family truly have a merry Christmas this year in Cheadle.

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7 reasons why you should have your property on the market this winter

Christmas is hitting us at warp speed, and with all the wonderful festivities filling your diary you might start to ponder whether now is a good time to sell your home.  You could be thinking of withdrawing it from the market or holding off listing it until the new year when things are a little calmer.  After all, we are all up to our eyes with shopping, cooking and decorating, who needs buyers viewing your home to add to the mix?  But this time of year is actually ideal for selling – here are seven good reasons why you should have your property on the market this winter. [···]

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Give home buyers the present they want this Christmas

There are precisely 40 days until Christmas! John Lewis have unleashed Excitable Edgar on our TV screens and the days are ticking by until we start hearing our favourite traditional Christmas songs in every shop. My personal favourite is Maria Carey’s “All I want for Christmas”

It’s all a reminder to get ready before it’s upon us! And It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to place your home on the market now or at the beginning of the year, we have some great Maurice Kilbride advice that will help you give Home buyers the present they really want this Christmas. [···]

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10 easy ways to improve your relationship with your tenants in Cheadle

At Maurice Kilbride we know how challenging being a landlord can be. Never mind the ever-changing legalisation, Compliance and maintenance issues, some tenancies can be more stressful than others.

Yet developing and maintaining good relationships with your tenants can result in increased trust, minimal void periods and also more sustainable and successful long-term revenue.

Here are 10 easy ways to improve your relationship with your tenants in Cheadle:- [···]

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6 property maintenance jobs for the weekend

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey – as the song goes and you may be dreaming of hotter climates but the reality is Autumn is here and Winter is very much on its way if the icy blast of the last few days is anything to go by!  It doesn’t matter if you’re planning to sell your property now or in the next few months in Cheadle, keeping it well maintained is essential so that little niggles don’t turn into huge problems down the line. Prevention is always better than cure. [···]

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Brexit – what next for Cheadle house prices?

Whichever side of the great Brexit divide you are on, let’s be honest none of us are any the wiser as to what is going to happen if or when we leave the European Union.  The only certainty is the uncertainty has had a dampening affect on the housing market with house price growth at its lowest level for years and transactional levels down across the country with the exception of Wales. [···]

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How to ensure your pets have a stress-free move

If you have ever moved home before you’ll know that the whole experience can send you through a spiral of emotions.  As much as you and your family know what is about to happen, there are some members of your family that are completely in the dark.

One thing is certain, your pets can become very anxious and their behaviour can change when placed in stressful environments. This is why at Maurice Kilbride we want to ensure that every member of your family has a stress-free move within Cheadle! [···]

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7 essential ways to keep your rental property compliant

The private rental sector has over 150 regulations and legislation to follow – and that number is rising! but to keep your property compliant it’s important you understand your basic responsibilities.  If you’re a new landlord in Cheadle, or even a more seasoned portfolio landlord, it is easy to just take your eye off the ball.

At Maurice Kilbride Estate Agents we want to give you a quick reminder to get you back on the right track as quickly as possible. [···]

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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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