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Condensation on a window

Don’t let condensation turn your home into a damp squib

Modern building methods have made newer homes far more energy efficient than ever before. The downside is that lack of sufficient ventilation means that condensation is more likely to occur. In this respect, older properties have a distinct advantage – draughty windows, doors that don’t fit perfectly and fireplaces provide plenty of natural ventilation (but…

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Houses near Wey Gap

The UK Housing Market – Outlook for 2018

Brexit continues to cast varying degrees of doom and gloom on UK economic growth and productivity and, as a result, the housing market is also feeling the effect. Reports at the tail-end of 2017 indicate that property prices rose by 2.5% over the year, but by November price trends had flattened out. According to RICS’…

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Homes in Pirbright

Are You About to Get on Surrey’s Property Ladder?

With house prices in Surrey rocketing, it seems to be increasingly difficult to get on the property ladder – a survey carried out by estate agents Savills showed that just 20% of 25-year-olds own their own property, little surprise when local average prices are in excess of £400,000 and a proportion of people feel their only option is to uproot and move out of the county.

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