How to survive working from home

We are in unprecedented and worrying times with things seeming to change by the hour, it is hard to predict what will happen next in what is undoubtably the worst economic and social crisis most of us have faced in our lives.  The Government is asking, well now telling people to work from home, stay at home,  you may already have even decided to self-isolate due to health concerns but want to keep on top of things even if you’re not in the office.  Working from home may be new to you and you might find if you are like me! that distractions are making it a nightmare.  At Maurice Kilbride we are now having to work from home and along with all the other people in Cheadle will have to adapt over the coming weeks, so we’ve put together some advice on how to survive if you must work from home. [···]

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Why spring is a wonderful time to sell your home in Cheadle

What a winter it has been. With Brexit, a general Election, horrendous virtual non-stop rainfall and storms causing devastating flooding and damage across the country, it’s no wonder that moving home may not have been at the forefront of your mind.

However, as we move into spring there is a sense of new beginnings and with an unbelievable start to the year, with record listings and sales it’s a great time to sell your home.  If you’re dreaming of a bigger garden to enjoy in the summer months, have your sights set on your first home, or are looking to up size or downsize, this is why spring is wonderful time to sell your home in Cheadle. [···]

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Is buying a Leasehold property a problem?

When you’re buying a property in Cheadle it can be easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of what it can offer you as a home that you may not have checked whether it is freehold or leasehold.  Many buyers have not heard of these two terms before, but at Maurice Kilbride we want to help you understand the differences between these two forms of legal ownership.  So, what is a freehold? and what are you getting into when buying a leasehold home. [···]

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Which estate agent should you choose in Cheadle to sell your home?

One of the most crucial decisions you can make when deciding to sell your home in Cheadle is your choice of estate agent.

You need to be picky to ensure that the estate agent you choose is right for you and your home.  The right estate agent will be able to attract suitable buyers to help sell your home in the timescales you require, and for the highest possible price.  Making a wrong decision could see your property sat catching dust as time continues to pass by and viewings dry up.  At Maurice Kilbride we find it rewarding to be challenged when meeting sellers, as we know that they are giving some serious consideration to who they are giving the responsibility to sell their home.  So which estate agent should you choose?  [···]

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The essential decluttering guide for selling your home

At Maurice Kilbride Estate Agents we want every seller to be able to maximise the potential within their home and achieve the highest possible price.  To do this you need to prepare your home for sale and one of the most important – yet often overlooked ­– jobs you can do is declutter.  This can mean taking tough decisions and being quite brutal, but buyers are looking to purchase your property, not its contents, so the more contents you have, the greater the chance of buyers being distracted and finding it hard to build a connection.  Declutter your way to a sale in Cheadle with our essential decluttering guide for selling your home. [···]

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Will 2020 bring a move for you in Cheadle?

Christmas already seems a distant memory and soon Easter Eggs will replace Christmas puddings on the store shelves.  As we welcome a new year, we often start to wonder what that year will bring us, and of course, at Maurice Kilbride, we like to get out our crystal ball and turn our thoughts to the local property market.  So, what does this year hold apart from being the Chinese year of the Rat! and will 2020 bring a move for you in Cheadle [···]

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How to speed up your house sale/purchase and avoid gazumping

You’ve started your journey looking for a new home in Cheadle. After viewing a number of properties, you find it, that dream property that you can’t wait to call your own.  The offer is in and you nervously wait by the phone to see if it’s accepted.  As you’re celebrating and starting to picture how you will make that house your home, you get a call – you’ve been gazumped!  But what is gazumping, and how can you stop it happening to you? [···]

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7 home resolutions to follow if selling in Cheadle in 2020

At Maurice Kilbride Estate Agents we know the local property market inside out, and we know how to make your home outshine the rest.  There are many ways you can aid the sale of your home that go beyond a deep clean and tidy.  If you’re thinking of selling in Cheadle in 2020, here are 7 home resolutions to follow. [···]

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7 top tips for moving home at Christmas

The decorations are up, Christmas parties are under way, the shopping days are getting few and carol concerts are in abundance.  As you’re driving home for Christmas this year, have you added to the normal stresses and strains by moving home in Cheadle as well?  You won’t be on your own – you’d be surprised how many people complete around and over the festive season.

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle, even though you’re moving home it can still be the most wonderful time of year (I hope you are enjoying the song analogy’s)  At Maurice Kilbride these are our top tops for moving home at Christmas. [···]

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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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