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What is Franchising & Why Do People Do it?

What is Franchising? In short, franchising is an agreement between a ‘franchisor’ – usually a large company – and a ‘franchisee’ – normally an individual or a smaller, independent company. This agreement entitles the smaller business to the branding, awareness, and support of the larger company.   There are three main types of franchises: Business…
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How To Make An Offer On A House

Making a good offer on a house is crucial in securing your dream home. Below are some tips to help you to make a reasonable house offer that is more likely to be accepted. Be Aware Of Your Mortgage It may seem more logical to make an offer on a house and then get a…
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When Is The Best Time To Sell Your House?

Selling your home can be a long and tiring process, especially when your house just doesn’t seem to be getting the interest you would like it to. Nevertheless, it can be made easier by selling it at the right time. It’s best to get your home sold and off the market with the first two…
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How To Stage A Home For Selling

Staging rooms for a viewing is just as important as staging them for the photos. You’ve made a good first impression, but the actual viewing can often make or break the deal – now it’s time to live up to expectations by setting up your home effectively for those viewings. Living Room The living room…
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How to Take Good Property Photographs

In the property game it’s all about the pictures. When selling your home you want to attract as many potential buyers as possible to ensure that it is sold quickly. Nowadays buyers are far more likely to view properties online before actually booking a viewing, and with the popularity of Right Move and Zoopla there…
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Moving Home: A First Time Buyer’s Guide

Moving home is more stressful than a divorce or starting a new job, according to a recent survey of adults in the UK. Saving for a deposit, finding the best mortgage rates and working with a solicitor can all cause some serious stress. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you’re taking your first…
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How to Make Moving Less Stressful

You know the score: you sell your house, buy a new one, but then the day comes to actually make the move and everything is chaos. It’s an unfortunate truth that moving is stressful. There’s so much that needs to be done and sometimes it’s difficult to keep organised under the circumstances. Below are a…
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The Simple Guide to Schools in Wrexham

When moving to a new area with your children, you want to ensure they are going to be happy and are getting the best standard of education available that leaves them with many opportunities. Schools in Wales are ranked by a ‘traffic lights’ banding system, with highly effective schools being categorised as green, effective schools…
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A Bit Of Halloween Fun From Monopoly Buy Sell Rent

Where Are The UK’s Most Superstitious House Buyers? While some of us might choose to simply not walk under a ladder or avoid black cats at all costs, others go so far as to not buy a perfectly suitable house if the number on the front door is 13. With Halloween just days away, there…
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How Important Is Home Insurance & Are You Paying Too Much For Yours?

With today’s access to global news, it seems like every time you turn on the television you are faced with images of damage and destruction caused by a natural or manmade calamity. And although this is disconcerting, it’s not easy to imagine yourself in the shoes of those victims of disasters caused by fire, flooding or…
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