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immediate post-election thoughts

Not quite the article we'd planned, but here goes...... read more

The U.K.’s most expensive seaside towns revealed

South coast towns highest again ... read more

Buyers reveal list of top-20 must-haves

Energy efficiency, security and good broadband top homebuyers’ property ‘must-have’ features.... read more

Seasonal recipe

Griddled asparagus with crispy parma ham and honeyed yoghurt dip... read more

A warning from Action Fraud.

Something to be aware of... read more

ASK THE AGENT: sell my own property?

Q. Given there is a shortage of houses for sale at the moment, wouldn’t I be better off selling my house myself, rather than using an estate agent?... read more

Sales agreed highest since crash

Rightmove's latest report... read more

First-time buyers equal home-movers in number

February lending highest since before crash.... read more

Snap election: the effect on housing

Our thoughts on its effects... read more

BTL "still an attractive long term investment" landlords believe

Landlords remain confident... read more

Estate agency in trouble for 'sexist' advert

But we'd never be so crass, we hope...... read more

Nationwide launches 'family deposit mortgage'

New mortgage allows equity to be gifted to other family members... read more

Recipe: hot cross bunny ice cream

Not exactly calorie-free, but it is nearly Easter...... read more

Over 65s' property wealth increases by £7 billion

Total now over £1trillion... read more

March asking prices rise at 1.3%

But annual rises slowing... read more

10 home improvements to add value

NAEA offers advice... read more

Be seen in London

Exhibition of westcountry property... read more

HELP! No rent received!

If you're a landlord, make sure your agent is licensed and regulated, or you could be left at a loss.... read more

Poor credit scores prevent mortgage approvals

Many people unaware of their credit rating... read more

Win £2500 in our great holiday giveaway

Just ask for a free valuation to be entered into our £2500 holiday giveaway... read more

Recipe: banana and chocolate energy bars

Here's a great recipe we found recently and not tooooo unhealthy!... read more

Property portal visits up 3% on last year

Rightmove traffic highest ever... read more

Housing White Paper: the revolution they promised?

The solution to 'the housing crisis' or just some flannel?... read more

Homeowners expect price rises

People expect home value to rise over the next 12 months... read more

First-time buyers 'highest since crash'

Cost of deposits also up... read more

House prices finished 2016 strongly

Shortage of supply keeps prices strong... read more

Westcountry property group secures exposure in London

Local sellers to benefit from London-link... read more

Website visitor boost suggests buoyant 2017

Rightmove traffic rises from Boxing Day... read more

Carb-free... bread? Seriously?

This carb-free 'cloud' bread is a (great) bread alternative (maybe...!)... read more

ASK THE EXPERT

Q. I've received an offer after only a few days of marketing. What should I do?... read more

Your house value estimated... in 60 seconds

It's easy with our free instant valuation tool... read more

Cheap mortgages to continue, says Natwest

But banks warns of less good news for BTL borrowers... read more

Jayne is braving the shave!

Jayne, our wonderful administrator at Budleigh is shaving her head in aid of Cancer Research UK.... read more

London agent joins westcountry property group

Fulham agency Lawsons & Daughters offers Whitton & Laing property for sale... read more

Gingerbread Rudolf recipe

No alcohol this time, just a great recipe for little people to get their fingers dirty!... read more

Property sales on rise since EU referendum

Despite predictions of collapse, July stayed strong... read more

Second-home ban being considered across the country

A ban on second-home ownership in St Ives is being looked at by other tourist hotspots... read more

Mortgage availability key to increase home ownership

Reduced access to finance is the main barrier to home ownership, says a report published recently... read more

Give your property marketing a lift

The latest drone photography is a great way to show your property in its setting... read more

'Downsizers' over-estimating profit

New research suggest that people downsizing their property have unrealistic expectations ... read more

ASK THE AGENT

Q. We have a property that is likely to be unoccupied over the winter. Are there any precautions that we should take?... read more

Asking prices fall - but by less than seasonal norm

Rightmove points to confidence in housing market maintaining... read more

Selling: you've got five minutes to make an impression...

What are the biggest turn-offs for buyers? We reveal the answers...... read more

Tighter buy-to-let lending from 2017

The Bank of England's is tightening the regulations for lending to buy-to-let investors. ... read more

The Apprentice: take a tour of their house

It could be yours for £11.9m, or rent for £38,000 a month... read more

Yo! The apartment of the future?

Founder of sushi chain shows off his modular, mechanical vision...... read more

Fancy becoming a property developer? Start here…

Fancy becoming a property developer? The government's new initiative could be the start...... read more

Which research: traditional methods "more important" than modern methods in finding property

Just 45% of home-movers end up buying a property they found via a property portal, app or email, according to new research from Which, compared to 55% who found it via traditional methods.... read more

Win £2500 of John Lewis vouchers

Ask us to value your property before 30th November, and you could win £2500 John Lewis vouchers.... read more

House prices in surprise move

The Nationwide Building Society's latest house price survey shows a surprising change given the uncertainties of Brexit...... read more

12 costly mistakes of selling

Thinking of selling? Here are some pitfalls to avoid...... read more

Banana bread to save the world

We were outraged to hear that the UK throws away 162m bananas a year. Well, this recipe for banana bread LOVES a brown banana...... read more

Brexit - what does it mean for the property market?

Things continue to move fast, but here is our view on what Brexit means for the property market...... read more

A little tooting of the trumpet...

It's official! Thanks to our fantastic team we are "Award winning" agents!... read more

Brilliant banoffee cake

Another gem from Emily, wife of Chris, our Exeter sales manager.... read more

Top tips for tomatoes

'Tis tomato-planting season, and they're surprisingly easy...... read more

Selling or letting: 6 top tips

Selling or letting a property doesn't have to be a daunting task if thought is given to the simple things...... read more

Recipe: banana & nutella loaf

Simple one bowl mix that gets better each day, and after the chocolate overload of Easter it's almost healthy (Well, it does have fruit in it!)... read more

Landlords 'unaffected' by tax changes

New research by Aldermore shows landlords remain undeterred by tax changes for buy-to-let...... read more

Recipe: Pimms drizzle cake (yes, really!)

Wife of our sales manager Chris makes cracking cakes. And when it's a drink in a cake, we simply had to share it...... read more

London Property Exhibition

Book now to get your property included in the upcoming Distinctly Westcountry Property Exhibition in London.... read more

Recipe: chard and lamb kofta tagine

Mary in our Exeter office recently tried this recipe - and found it too good to keep to herself.... read more

How much should I do up before selling?

'I'm hoping to sell shortly, but is it really worth spending time and money on it first?' Our property expert David Gibson shares his knowhow...... read more

Over-55 homeowners underestimate property wealth by £90,000

New research by the Equity Release Council suggests that many homeowners over-55 have far greater housing wealth than they realise.... read more

Tie-in clauses: a licence for poor-service

There's a little-known game that (some) estate agents play, and one which we think is the sort of practice that gives agents a bad name.... read more

Buy-to-let market booms ahead of tax changes

For buy to let landlords, now is the time to look at acquiring new assets as property investors are soon to be affected by legislation changes. ... read more

Seasonal recipe

Pasta with homemade wild garlic pesto and basil... read more