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An Introduction to St John's Wood

St John's Wood is an extremely desirable residential area in London, situated close to the West End and Regent's Park. It has a tranquil and secluded atmosphere, despite being excellently placed for central London. Regent's Park is nearby, with London Zoo and boating lakes and excellent sporting facilities. You'll also find plenty of other attractive green spaces dotted around, with...

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The Surprising Things That Viewers Notice About Your House

If you're conducting viewings to sell your house, you might be surprised by some of the things that they pick up on. Even when you've presented your house to perfection, repainted all the walls in a neutral shade and tidied the interior beautifully, you can still be caught out by elementary mistakes. Here are some surprising examples, which have been...

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Getting a Mortgage (Part Two)

If you're looking to get on to the property ladder, current market conditions can seem very challenging indeed. This second installment of our two-part guide gives you some tips about how to make your home-ownership dreams a reality by getting that all-important mortgage approval. Exercise Patience The fact is that the more of a deposit that you save up, the...

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Getting a Mortgage, Buyer's Tips (Part One)

Although mortgage rates are falling, the market is still difficult for first-time buyers without large deposits, those without a large amount of equity, the self-employed and people with bad credit scores. And even for those who may be 'perfect' customers from a bank's perspective, it is all too easy to be seduced by the low interest rates of promotional deals...

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Maintaining Your Tenant Relationship

Finding a good tenant is often hard work and requires time and energy. For this reason, many landlords choose to hire a professional letting agency to help them find the best tenants and this arrangement can work very well. Most lettings agencies offer a variety of services, from advertising and tenant selection through to a full management service where the...

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A Brief Guide to London's West End

The West End is the highly fashionable and desirable area of central London that sits to the west of Charing Cross.  It is known for being the world's second most expensive location for renting office space and apartments or houses in the area are also extremely exclusive for those renting or purchasing. Today, the context of the term 'West End'...

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