How to Make Your Property More Appealing

If you’ve got your house up for sale, a Ruddington estate agent has revealed some top tips to help impress prospective purchasers. Benwell Daykin strive to give your home maximum market exposure and get potential buyers to view your property. They do this through a proactive marketing strategy, tailored to your property, which may include: Digital viewings Virtual tours 3D Floor plans Professionally enhanced photographs Extensive database of potential buyers But what can YOU as the property owner do? Here are a few tips from Senior Valuer Nick Aston to…

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Christmas Street Market Confirmed

The organisers of Ruddington Village Market say this December’s Christmas event will be returning to High Street and St Peter’s Church – after being scaled down last year to take place only on The Green because of COVID-19 concerns. Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) took over the responsibility of organising the annual ‘Christmas Fayre’ from Ruddington Parish Council early last year, with plans to combine it with their festive December Village Market on The Green to make it bigger and better than ever. However, with the Coronavirus pandemic creating major public safety…

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Rushcliffe Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

Ruddington’s own Rushcliffe Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic is a multi-disciplinary practice established in our village in 1995. They have a multi-disciplinary team including, Physiotherapists, Counsellors and Sports Massage Therapists, with a wealth of experience and knowledge, which enables them to keep their values at the core of what they do. The newest member of their team is Claire Pring: Claire is a committed, caring and approachable physiotherapist with a real passion for helping people of all ages; with a particular interest in working in rehabilitation with sports people, especially…

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‘Fiver Fest’ is Back!

Over the next fortnight, Ruddington residents and visitors will have an extra incentive to visit our village centre, with many local traders, such as Philo’s Deli & Gift Shop (above), offering selected products and services for just £5. It’s a national initiative run by ‘Totally Locally’ – a grass roots organisation which has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2009. ‘Fiver Fest’ happens for two weeks from Saturday 9th October when thousands of independent local businesses come together to highlight their contribution to the ‘Great British High Street’. Mark Pinks from…

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House Prices Increase by the Most Since 2007

Mortgage lender Halifax has reported this week that house prices in the UK rose by the most in almost 15 years during September. This came as the stamp-duty holiday came to an end – and the Halifax predicts that prices will continue to climb to new record high levels. Prices rose by 1.7% from August, the biggest monthly increase since February 2007. In annual terms, house price growth also accelerated to 7.4% from 7.2% in August having slowed in each of the previous three months. The housing market in the…

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Update to Stamp Duty Thresholds

Reduced ‘stamp duty’ rates on residential properties from the 1st July will be an added bonus to so many prospective home buyers says Benwell Daykin. It means that if you buy a residential property between July 1st 2021 and September 30th 2021, you start to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the amount you pay above the threshold of £250,000. From October 1st 2021 the zero rate band will return to the standard amount of £125,000. The rates from the October 1st 2021 are: Up to £125,000 – Nil The next…

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Would You Like to Sell Your Own House?

Well now you CAN – in partnership with Ruddington’s own Benwell Daykin Estate Agents. The vast majority of home buyers these days place their enquiries via one of the major property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market. As a private individual you are unable to list your property for sale directly with one of the property portals and, as such, until now you’ve had to appoint an estate agent to do so. But no longer! Senior valuer, Nick Aston explains: “With our new property marketing service, we will…

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Big Boom in Bungalows

It seems the demand for bungalows in and around the Ruddington area continues to surge, and, despite a number of new homes’ sites, very few of them accommodate for this. According to the latest figures released by retirement housebuilder, McCarthy Stone, 70% of over 65s would consider moving into a bungalow. However, the build rate of this house type is actually plummeting! It’s thought the increase in demand could be due to a number of factors, but the COVID-19 Pandemic certainly has played its part. As we spent more and…

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Should You Sell Your Home Before Looking for Another?

A number of Benwell Daykin clients have expressed their exasperation at being ‘gazumped’, or seeing offers rejected on their dream home, due to not being in a position to proceed. As such this has raised the question: “Should I sell my home before I start looking for another?” Mora Sheard, from the Ruddington-based estate agency, advises that deciding whether to sell your home – or whether to buy a new home first – should be based on your finances, the market availability for properties that interest you, the house that…

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Guaranteed Mortgage Scheme Begins

Following Benwell Daykin’s previous RUDDINGTON.info article in March, detailing the extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday and Guaranteed Mortgage scheme, they are now pleased to expand on this. From the start of this month, the government has provided guarantees to UK lenders who offer mortgages to buyers, to secure a loan with a 5% deposit on a property of up to £600,000 before the 31st December 2022. The UK’s top five banks have announced their support of the initiative and many will roll out their offers and initiatives from the 19th…

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