Property News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Multiple Award-Winning estate agent for Salisbury

Multiple Award-Winning estate agent for Salisbury

A Salisbury estate agent has been selected by The British Property Awards as 2019 Gold Winner for Salisbury. Having won Independent Estate Agent of the Year for Wiltshire, Whites are back in the spotlight. The extensive judging period focused on customer service...

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Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Incorporating Gardening And Plants Into Your Home Environment

Plants and gardening can be appropriate throughout your home, and add a sense of calm and nature while enhancing your health. Plants can help you clear the air indoors, give you a physical activity to do, and even offer fresh food to eat. How Plants Help At Home...

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Is downsizing your home at retirement right?

Is downsizing your home at retirement right?

By Derek Gibbens There are many ideal scenarios you might imagine when thinking about retirement, but at some point, where you intend to live when you retire will become a focal point. Whatever your reason for downsizing, it may take years of consideration – so it is...

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Estate agent returns

Estate agent returns

Since vacating their high street office in Salisbury, Humberts have launched a regional Humberts Hub to cover a larger area and provide a more modern and extensive service. Becky Wakelin (pictured right)returned to Humberts as an experienced property consultants to...

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Help to Buy makes a difference

Help to Buy makes a difference

More than 5,000 homebuyers in Wiltshire have used the government’s Help to Buy scheme since its launch, with the vast majority being first time buyers. The latest government figures reveal that 5,079 people in the Wiltshire (3220) and Swindon (1859) local authority...

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Clearing Out an Elderly Relative’s Home – 6 Useful Tips

Clearing Out an Elderly Relative’s Home – 6 Useful Tips

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Moving on after the death of a loved one is never easy. While it is okay to allow yourself enough time to grieve before thinking about their property, waiting for too long can have...

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Humberts back in Salisbury

Humberts back in Salisbury

Since vacating their high street office in Salisbury, Humberts have launched a regional Humberts Hub to cover a larger area and provides a more modern and extensive service   Becky Wakelin returned to Humberts as an experienced property consultants to provide a...

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New ‘village’ in city

New ‘village’ in city

A new retirement living ‘village’-  Chapters - off Wilton Road, Salisbury, has been officially opened and is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Designed the over 55s, the affordable homes cost from £120,000 for shared ownership. The first phase,...

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48 Easy Ways To Make Money Quickly

48 Easy Ways To Make Money Quickly

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Making money and how it can benefit your life The chances are that you need to make money. Unless you won the lottery, discovered a hidden treasure or were born with a proverbial...

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Which Home Improvements Really Add Value To Your Home?

Which Home Improvements Really Add Value To Your Home?

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Spending money on your home when you are considering selling it at some point is always a calculation – will this improvement really add value to the home?  While you always want to...

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Tips to stay cool at home

Tips to stay cool at home

Simple tips to help people keep cool and safe in their homes this summer have been passed on by, Barratt Homes. Andrea Pilgrim, sales director, said: “With temperatures soaring, here are a few simple tips:“ Maximise the breeze It may sound simple but opening windows...

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5 Guidelines for First Time Buyer to Design Their Home Plan

5 Guidelines for First Time Buyer to Design Their Home Plan

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  When you work on a home plan, there are several things you need to mind assuring the plan serves you well for years to come.  If this is your first buying a home and tweaking it to...

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Shaftesbury Estate Agent wins award

Shaftesbury Estate Agent wins award

Shaftesbury estate agents Boatwrights have been shortlisted for a number of national  awards to be announced later this year. The British Property Awards provide UK agents with an opportunity to compare the service they provide with the local, regional and national...

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Show complex holds garden party

Show complex holds garden party

A Summer garden party at Hardy Lodge gives Shaftesbury residents a chance to view a retirement living complex on Thursday, July 18, from 2pm to 4pm, Visitors will have live music in the landscaped gardens, a glass of Pimm’s and traditional ice cream. The new Churchill...

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Staying on Top of Your Mortgage Payments

Staying on Top of Your Mortgage Payments

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Securing a mortgage and getting the keys to your new home is a great moment of optimism and achievement, but once that elation has passed, mortgage payments can become a source of...

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5 Reasons You Should Get Your Boiler Serviced

5 Reasons You Should Get Your Boiler Serviced

When was the last time you had your boiler serviced? If you can’t remember, don’t worry, you’re not alone. When your boiler is working correctly, calling out an engineer to service your boiler is probably the last thing on your mind. It’s only when things go wrong...

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Bad credit mortgages: 10 common myths busted

Bad credit mortgages: 10 common myths busted

When it comes to mortgages, there are no hard and fast rules. Every mortgage provider is free to set their own rules and requirements. This means that myths are prevalent throughout the industry. As soon as on mortgage provider starts denying applications for an...

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Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing

By Ed Esdon  Invisible architecture sounds ridiculous, but in fact it is far from it, and it one of the hottest trends for this year. The purpose of invisible architecture is to make a structure disappear into its surroundings, or rather to mirror the environment...

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Salisbury estate agent wins award

Salisbury estate agent wins award

Independent Estate Agent of the Year for Wiltshire award has gone to estate agent Whites, now an AI 2019 Business Excellence Winner. The award scheme is run by Acquisition International (AI) and Whites won after receiving an independent nomination and undergoing...

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Savills Open Houses 2019 launches

Savills Open Houses 2019 launches

Homes across the area open their doors to prospective buyers for a major national property event on Saturday, May 11. Savills invites buyers to register for its successful annual event, which has hundreds of properties open to prospective buyers. Savills Open Houses...

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Make A House A Home: Top Ways To Redesign Your Home

Make A House A Home: Top Ways To Redesign Your Home

Redesigning a home is never easy, regardless of the size of the job. But with a number of ‘do it yourself’ guides, such as this one, you are well on your way to having your dream home in no time. Here, we are going to look at some of the ways to redesign your home...

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High Street touch without the street

High Street touch without the street

Estate agents Humberts claim to have a new approach to the property market. “In our modern world, we increasingly expect to do things differently – more efficiently, faster, perhaps online, and certainly cutting out bureaucracy and irrelevance. When it comes to...

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A DIY guide to spring cleaning your home

A DIY guide to spring cleaning your home

It's that time of year when the sun starts to shine down on us a bit more and to stay up a bit longer, causing our thoughts to start turning to spring. The excitement of new life and nice weather causes many of us to want to banish the doldrums of winter from our...

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