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There are a number of things to consider when it comes to buying or selling a home, but the initial question to ask yourself is... should I buy or sell my home first? This is a complex dilemma that doesn’t have a straightforward answer. Both of these options come with risks attached, but they can also offer significant advantages if you’ve got the time, money or patience (or potentially all three).

If you are planning on moving house, broadband should be prioritised alongside other essentials like utilities. Minimising downtime is vital, especially if you have a family who spend a lot of their time surfing the internet and especially if you work from home.

This quick guide to broadband and moving home will help you get connected quickly and make sure sorting your broadband doesn’t add to an already stressful transition.

When it comes to adding value to a property, you may be inclined to give your walls a fresh coat of paint or spruce up the garden. But while these may add kerb appeal to your home, one change that you may not have considered, but which has the power to improve the look and value of a property, is home automation. Here’s why automation features should be on your list of things to do when you want to increase property value:

 

Price growth strong across all regions

Annual property price growth in the South East is significantly stronger than a year ago, as the shortage of property to buy continues to support prices. Agents across the region report the current sales to stock ratio remains high (RICS), with properties selling in just 39 days.

Double-digit property price growth is evident in seven areas of the South East Home Counties: Kent and East Sussex. Hastings and Eastbourne are currently the strongest performing areas.

Creating a welcoming atmosphere within the first few steps of your home is important, whether you are looking to sell your property or not. The sense of ‘coming home’ is an ambience many strive to achieve in their entrance ways, lobbies and porches, and entering this area of your home after a long day at work or school should take any stresses of the day away.

If you are looking to sell, first impressions count. Creating a well-thought-out, organised and, above all, clean entrance will not only increase kerb appeal, which will increase viewings and interest, but also potentially increase the value of your home. Read our top five tips for improving the entrance to your home;

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