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Posts by Gwen Kaye

Helping children get on the property ladder

How can parents help their children buy their first home?

As we approach 2020, it’s harder than ever for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder. Despite mortgage rates being lower than they have been in years, continuously rising house prices mean that getting a deposit together has become harder and harder — and in some cases, impossible.

6th Nov, 2019

Meet Francesca Herbert - Applegate’s Lettings Advisor

Next up in our employee Q&A it's Francesca Herbert, our lettings advisor! She would love to sell Idris Elba's home and suggests keeping your property clean will help you to sell up.

25th Oct, 2019

How to ensure downsizing is the right decision

Downsizing is more commonly associated with older people, who have children that have flown the nest, meaning they no longer have use for those extra bedrooms. But how do you know when it's the right time to downsize? 

4th Oct, 2019

How to make a new build a home

When buying a new build, there is the risk of it not having that 'homey' atmosphere and it not feeling truly yours. So how can you put your own stamp on a brand new house?

13th Sep, 2019

Holiday mode

We're all probably in holiday mode already - or getting close to that stage - but is your home similarly prepared for your departure? So, what can you do to help protect your belongings? In this blog we reveal what can you do to help protect your belongings...

8th Aug, 2019

All you need to know about buy-to-let

The rules surrounding buy-to-let mortgages are similar to those of normal mortgages, but there are some key difference which you need to be aware of. Here, we explain how they work, how to obtain one, and what mistakes to avoid...

12th Jul, 2019