Give ‘em Pumpkin to Talk About Posted On 29 October 2021

Life is Gourd Halloween is fast approaching. So if you’re planning a party or just catering for your family, these spooky delights are sure to wow and terrify hungry mouths everywhere! 1) Slash Cake The simplest of ideas are often the most effective. To make a slash cake guaranteed to leave you quivering with fear, …

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Are online agents all they’re Cracked Up to Be? Posted On 28 October 2021

Why the Highstreet Estate Agent should be your first Choice Purplebricks are an ‘online estate agent’. They will value your property and set up a listing on Rightmove and Zoopla but then the rest of the selling process will be left up to you. If you require anything beyond this, such as Purplebricks hosting the …

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Would you Cross the Road if you saw a Black Cat? Posted On 27 October 2021

Celebrate the beauty of Black Cats this October Black cats have suffered a bad rep, with superstition and folklore around the world playing a huge part in this. Black cats in rescue centres take on average 7 days longer to be rehomed than their furry friends of other colours. National Black Cat Day was started …

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A Pizza My Heart Posted On 26 October 2021

Grab a Slice (or two) of the Action this October A good pizza is truly a special dish, the perfect amount of oozing, melted cheese, the delicate balance of dough to topping ratio, the perfect amount of crunch in the crust. The word pizza dates back to 997AD in Southern Italy and October gives pizza …

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Common Estate Agent Myths Debunked Posted On 25 October 2021

The Truth behind those Misconceptions Selling your home is one of the most daunting, and most exciting things that you can do. Yet despite this, it is a process which is surrounded by misconceptions. Here are just a few… All Estate Agents are the Same WRONG! All estate agents different, choosing a local agent over …

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57 Hertfordshire parks get Green Flag award Posted On 22 October 2021

County’s green spaces among record number recognised Almost 60 of the finest parks in the country are located in Hertfordshire. That’s the verdict of officials in the Green Flag scheme, which recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces in the country. More than 2,000 parks nationwide will fly the Green Flag emblem in a …

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Don’t Wait for New Years Posted On 22 October 2021

Raise a Glass this Friday to celebrate International Champagne Day   Champagne may be French but the idea behind Global Champagne Day (this year to be celebrated on the 22nd of October) began in America in 2009 – started by an American blogger, Chris Oggenfuss, who wanted to honour the wine of kings. Champagne is …

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Mortgage Appraisal Posted On 21 October 2021

How to increase your Home’s Value   When you make the exciting decision to sell your home, it will be appraised to determine its current market value. You want to get the best possible price for your home, so it needs to be ready for the appraisal.   The appraiser will look at factors such …

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How To Avoid Common Pitfalls When Selling Your Home Posted On 20 October 2021

A guide to make the Process as simple as Possible   Congratulations! You’ve made the exciting decision to sell your home! This process can be time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Strangers invading your home and criticising your choice of wall colour or carpet style can feel offensive and it’s hard not to refrain from asking them …

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Embracing The Cosy Posted On 19 October 2021

Your Autumn style Fix   Autumn officially began two weeks ago and whilst we are still being treated to the occasional kiss of sunshine, it is time to indulge in the cosiness that comes with the autumnal season. After a year in tracksuits and lounge/athleisure wear, this autumn presents the perfect opportunity for some fearless …

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Posted On 18 October 2021

Sip your Favourite Beverage this Coffee Week   The UK’s Coffee week begins on Monday 18th October this year and is a period where coffee shops, restaurants, roasters, and their customers come together to raise funds for Project Waterfall – a charity working to end the water crisis in coffee-growing communities across the world. By …

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Does your Home Still Suit Your Needs? Posted On 15 October 2021

Deciding whether to stay or Go Deciding to move house is an exciting, if somewhat daunting, decision. Identifying your ‘why’ is crucial when you start to sense that niggling feeling that has your trawling Rightmove to find your next home. Feeling cramped is one of the most common driving factors when deciding to move. We …

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House Prices Growing Month on Month Posted On 14 October 2021

Annual growth of 10% for the past five Months Wondering whether to take the plunge and list your property for sale? If you’re looking to get the best possible price for your home, now is the time to act. According to Nationwide’s House Price Index (HPI) UK house prices have seen a growth of at …

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National Work Life Week Posted On 13 October 2021

11-15 October 2021   The secret to a work life balance seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment. The change in the way many are working and the way our homes are transforming into home/office hybrids has changed the outlook employees and employers have on work life balance in a positive way.   …

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International Chocolate Week Posted On 12 October 2021

14-19th October   Is there any better smell to fill a house than the aroma of melted chocolate? The rich, tantalising scent draws in chocolate lovers young and old. The 14-19th October marks International Chocolate Week, the perfect excuse to celebrate this festival and fill your home with chocolatey goodness!   Why not kick off …

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Get Ready for Market Posted On 11 October 2021

Prepare now to move tomorrow   Are you wondering what to do before putting your property on the market? Well, while you’ve been wondering, your dream house could have come and gone, bought by someone who was already on the market. So don’t delay, now is the perfect time to put your property on the …

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