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Welcome to the Maddisons blog! Updated regularly, we thoroughly enjoy sharing our knowledge and experience and aim to offer an insight into everything we do at Maddisons here on our blog

Interpreting your survey

Buyers clearly need to make informed choices when it comes to deciding which property to buy and at what price, although only about one in five people in England and Wales commissions a survey (source: RICS). However, we find that buyers can be unnecessarily disappointed and alarmed by the survey report simply because they are…

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Understanding Leasehold and Share of Freehold Properties

There are many reasons why buying a flat is the perfect option for many people. It could be that they are first-time buyers trying to get onto the property ladder, they may want to downsize, add to an investment property portfolio, or have a UK base that they can “lock up and leave”. If you…

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What Type of Mortgage Is Right For You?

On 2nd August 2018, the base interest rate in the UK was raised from 0.5% to 0.75%. This is the highest rate seen since 2009. However, even with this rise, mortgage rates are incredibly low and so there are still plenty of great deals out there for anyone with a mortgage or those hoping to…

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Autumn – A Good Time To Sell and Buy Property

October signals the heart of Autumn, with temperatures a little cooler, the evenings drawing in and a plethora of seasonal colours, reds, golds, oranges and yellows. House hunters are incredibly active. Autumn offers plenty of opportunities for buyers and sellers The Advisory.co.uk describes September 7th through to the middle of November as a “Good” time…

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Death of the High Street Estate Agent?

No one can deny that the way we now search for a property has changed.  Gone are the days of walking down your local high street, calling into every estate agent and registering your property search requirements.  With the rise of Rightmove, Zoopla and other internet search portals, your dream property is just a click…

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Blog Post: Top 3 things must do’s for selling your house

Make a strong first impression Most buyers form their first impressions of a house within seconds of walking through the door.   You want them to approach your door feeling impressed and excited with what they have already seen and keen to see more.  So spend time tidying up the outside of the house – plant…

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“How Many Should We See?”

When looking for a property, it is natural to want to see as many properties as possible before making the “right” choice and common sense dictates that you should view a handful of alternatives before buying. Our job as professional estate agents is to help you arrive at a decision that’s right for you, your…

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“Should I Sell During the Summer Holidays?”

Some sellers feel that if they have “missed” the spring market, they should wait until September before selling their property; but there are solid reasons for marketing your home during the summer. Firstly, your house is likely to look its very best. The bright days and long evenings mean that your accommodation will look light…

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A Guide To Southborough

Maddisons Residential, the award winning Estate and Letting Agent based in Tunbridge Wells is delighted to bring details of all the amenities and facilities in the delightful town of Southborough, just north of Tunbridge Wells. Southborough is a town in itself and is situated within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a…

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