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  • First Time Buyers Underestimating the Cost of Their First Home June 22, 2017
    The majority of aspiring first-time buyers ‘wildly’ underestimate how much their first home will cost, according to new research* (*Source: My Home Move, May 2017). The research, which was conducted amongst 1,000 aspiring first-time buyers across the UK, found on average a mortgage on a property could cost up to 64%... ?>
  • Balgores Property Group Expands with the Acquisition of Estate Agents in Dagenham Following Another Successful Year May 18, 2017
    Balgores Property Group has recently acquired Woollens, estate agents that has been established in the Dagenham area for over 70 years. Woollens’ sales and lettings office is located in Heathway, Dagenham, Essex and will take on the Balgores signage on early 2018.  This acquisition takes Balgores Property Group to 12 sales... ?>
  • Romford & Brentwood House Prices Surge Thanks to Crossrail May 5, 2017
    Crossrail is driving up house prices in Romford and Brentwood according to a new report from Balgores Property Group, leading estate agents in Essex and Kent. Thanks to the planned Elizabeth line station, the average cost of a 2-3 bedroomed semi-detached property near the train station in Romford has surged by... ?>
  • Chelmsford Sees House Prices Leap April 12, 2017
    According to new figures from Balgores Property Group, leading estate agents in Essex and Kent, Chelmsford house prices have leapt by up to 17% over the last 12 months. New figures from Balgores show that in Chelmsford, two bed flats have leapt by 17% year on year and now stand at... ?>
  • Basildon Reports The Biggest Surge in Property Demand from First Time Buyers March 16, 2017
    Demand from first time buyers is helping to drive the housing market in Essex, according Balgores Property Group, leading estate agents in Essex and Kent. Over the last 12 months, Basildon has seen the largest hike in first time buyer property up by a massive 65%, followed by Chelmsford up by 48%,... ?>
  • Basildon Recorded Biggest Hike in Rent Prices Last Year February 16, 2017
    Rent prices in Basildon rose more than any other town in Essex over the last 12 months, according to a new report from Balgores Property Group. Rent prices for one bedroomed properties leapt by 19%, while two bedroomed properties rose by 9.5% and four bedroomed properties rose by 7%.  Surprisingly, three... ?>
  • Essex House Prices Rose by an Average of 14% in 2016 January 31, 2017
    Last year saw house prices of three-bed semis rise by an average of 14% in Essex, ahead of the national house price annual inflation of of 4.5%* according to a new report from Balgores Property Group, leading estate agents in Essex. (*Source: Nationwide, December 2016). Over the last 12 months, house... ?>
  • Agents and Landlords Urged to Protect Properties from Burst Pipes January 13, 2017
    As we head towards colder weather and freezing conditions, buy-to-let properties are vulnerable to potentially expensive winter damage and Imfuna, developer and provider of digital inventory app Imfuna Let is urging agents and landlords to protect their properties from burst pipes. Burst pipes are a common problem over the winter period,... ?>
  • Balgores Property Group Scoops Five Prestigious Property Awards January 4, 2017
    Balgores Property Group has just scooped five prestigious national awards at glittering presentation events in London in November and December 2016. The awards include a Silver Award for 'Customer Service' and a Bronze Award for 'Best Agent To Work For' at The Times & Sunday Times Estate Agency Awards 2016; Silver... ?>
  • Landlords & Agents Urged To Check Properties For Illegal Subletting December 15, 2016
    Imfuna is urging agents and landlords to check properties for illegal subletting as Airbnb continues to expand rapidly in the UK. Established in 2008 in San Francisco, Airbnb now has over 2 million homes and rooms available for rent around the world. It is estimated that 80,000 British properties are earning... ?>
  • Agents and Landlords Urged To Make Regular Visits to Rental Property to Prevent Costly Damage November 24, 2016
    According to the latest TDS stats, property damage is becoming a growing problem for landlords and agents, now accounting for 52% of all deposit disputes and up 29% over the last four years. According to Imfuna, developer and provider of digital inventory app Imfuna Let, damage to property can lead to... ?>
  • Brentwood Sees Largest Rent Rise for Three Bed Semis November 14, 2016
    A new report reveals that Brentwood has seen the largest rent rise for three–bed semis - up 17% in September 2016, compared with the same time last year, according to Balgores Property Group. Brentwood has recorded the largest leap in rent prices for three-bed semis, followed by  Romford, up by 7%,... ?>
  • The lowdown on…Romford November 4, 2016
    Romford, home to a Balgores Property Group sales and lettings branch, is next up for our lowdown treatment. So, without further ado… The area A large commuter town in East London, Romford has a population of just over 95,000. It was once a market town in Essex, but has been part of... ?>
  • House Prices in Essex Rise by 15% October 27, 2016
    Despite Brexit, house prices in Essex have risen by an average of 17% year on year, according to new research from Balgores Property Group. Balgores Property Group compared average house prices in the period July to September 2016, compared with the same period in 2015 and found that Upminster has recorded... ?>
  • 4 Tips to maximize your earnings if you have a Property for Sale in M28 October 27, 2016
    With broad roads, a good transport network, plenty of open spaces, good schools and great places to eat at, the area under M28, that is a wonderful area to live in. It comprises of the towns of Worsley, Walkden and Boothstown/Ellenbrook. There will be many people looking for Property to... ?>
  • 3 reasons for choosing Whitefield for your next home October 20, 2016
    Whitefield is a town that will offer you a peaceful life, long walks in the countryside and a pollution free environment to live in. Apart from this, there are many things that Whitefield has to offer. Read on to find out. 1. Good education If you have school going kids,... ?>
  • Balgores Property Group Launches Innovative New 3D Imaging Technology October 17, 2016
    Balgores Property Group, leading estate agents in Essex and Kent, has just launched an innovative new 3D virtual imaging service to enhance online property details. The new technology brings property listings to life, engaging buyers with a 3D virtual showcase that is the most realistic, immersive way to experience a property... ?>
  • Does anyone know a really good estate agent in Farnham? October 14, 2016
    Hi There Does anyone know a really good estate agent in Farnham? We’re moving their in November and we need trusted agent that has local expert knowledge. I have been given a few recommendations including www.truemanandgrundy.co.uk www.romans.co.uk/estate-lettings-agents/farnham www.waterfords.co.uk/branches/farnham Does anyone have any personal experience they can share? We really an estate agent that... ?>
  • Inventory Software for Lettings October 3, 2016
    Hi fellow agents, Im a Letting Agent and am after some recommendations. We currently use Imfuna Let for our property inventories and complete all using in-house staff. The software and app are ok and a bit clunky. We complete about 30-40 inventories a month with the same in checkouts. Am... ?>
  • Advantages of Owning a House with a Garden September 28, 2016
    Have you imagined yourself sitting on a lounge chair under the shade of the trees while the cool breeze ruffles your hair? Have you imagined enjoying the beauty of nature and being at peace with the world? You must have, sometime! If you feel trapped in that apartment of yours, you... ?>

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