One of the highest demands from young families when looking for a new home is the local school catchment area. If your children haven't started school yet, now would be the perfect time to move, as choosing a school usually takes place between October and January. You will also be in before Christmas and settled into the area before the kids start school next September.
This week we take a look at ten properties that featured in some of the greatest British films and TV series. Which one would you pick?
With Wimbledon now in full swing (sorry couldn't help it!), the Pimms flowing and strawberries and cream devoured. We thought we would celebrate by showing you a sneak peak of the player's homes and where they relax off the court.
Do you want to cut your bills due to the rising costs of energy products but not sure how you can achieve it? Solar panels are becoming more and more popular throughout the UK. So here is everything you need to know about solar panels for your home.
Colchester is a sort after location in Essex. |t offers a wide range of amenities for all different ages and social groups. Here at Knight West, we have put together reasons why we love Colchester.
With the cost of living going up, and energy companies increasing their prices every winter. We thought we would help you out before the winter hits, with some tips on how you can save energy around the home, which will reduce your bills too!
Something you may not think of before buying a home is your credit score. Building up a good credit score is something everyone should look to achieve. A good credit rating is essential as it can...
Most of us have been in the unfortunate situation where we have found our dream home, but it has slipped through our fingers at the last hurdle – for one reason or another.
Open house viewings have become increasingly more popular over the years! We are going to look into all the benefits and reasons why you should consider hosting and attending an open-house event.
Thinking of selling your home and climbing up the property ladder, then maximising the value of your current home is the best way to start. Implementing these changes will increase the price of your property and attract more buyers.
We know that sometimes it can get confusing with many different views based on what is the best option buying or renting? Renting does still have its own benefits however buying is the more desired choice and we have curated a list of reasons to show you why!
There’s been a lot in the news recently about ‘Property Fraud’ and how it’s becoming increasingly popular for those moving home to fall victim to fraudsters. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you’re not victim to fraud whilst purchasing your new home. Read on – and stay safe!
Has your mortgage product come to an end? Or has the value of your home increased significantly? Whatever your reason for considering to remortgage, we suggest reading our 101 on remortgaging to make sure you can make an informed decision.
Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home for Spring or are hoping to re-decorate your home to add some value before selling, there’s plenty of advice flying around online about the best ways to decorate. Amongst the noise, there are plenty of myths flying about. Today, we’re going to debunk some of the top myths when it comes to decorating your home!
When you’re in the midst of buying your first home, you can feel very overwhelmed by all the different information flying around. We deal with a lot of first-time buyers, so are only too familiar with the common mistakes that can be made. Take a read of these classic pitfalls to assure that you don’t fall into the same traps!
If you’re about to buy your first home, you might be stuck between a common conundrum – do I buy a flat or a house? Struggling to decide which would be the best investment for you? Keep on reading!
If you’re considering putting your home on the market and are looking for a quick sale, it’s important to consider what you can do to make your home look as attractive as possible.
We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to make your dream of owning your own home that little bit closer to becoming a reality.
If you’re considering buying a property for the first time, you’ll probably have thought long and hard about how much deposit you’ll need to save up and maybe you’ve considered your mortgage. But that’s usually where the calculations stop. Did you know the additional costs of moving can add up to an extra 10% of the total costs involved in buying a property? So it’s wise not to overlook them!
With the New Year just around the corner, it’s common to start thinking about DIY around the home, or for some complete renovations and extensions. The New Year is all about change.
‘Fixer upper’ properties are becoming more and more popular, particularly with first-time buyers or with anyone looking to put their own stamp on a home. Buying a property that needs additional work doing, to some, can seem like a great bargain, but to others can seem a little overwhelming.
Whether you’re looking to buy a property for the sole purpose of investing, if you’re considering buying to let, or even if you’re looking for a new home for yourself, the opportunity to make a return on your investment is always worth considering.
When looking to purchase a property you may have noticed that all properties are classed under one of two categories – leasehold or freehold. Understanding the difference between the two is very important and can often help you make a more informed purchasing decision.
Whether you’re looking to sell your property or just really up your interior game, we’ve put together a guide on getting that Instagram worth show-home look in your own house.
Knight West Colchester Estate agents share with you some home projects that can drastically increase the value of your home.
Our Colchester estate agents explore the pros and cons of moving from the city to the countryside, and how such a drastic move could benefit or, in some cases, hinder you and your family and your quality of life.
Your local Colchester estate agents weigh up the pros and cons of buying a new-build home vs an older property.
Our Colchester estate agents outline six key steps that you should take before applying for a mortgage.
Our Colchester based Estate Agents share some unusual facts that can add value onto a home.
At Knight West Estate Agents, we encourage our clients to consider shared ownership because we understand that the property ladder can be tough. Our Colchester Estate Agents offer a personal one-to-one service.
Looking at a recent Satsuma Loans survey, our Colchester estate agents evaluate which features are most likely to reduce your property's value.
Our experienced Colchester estate agents outline the different conveyancing fees, so you know what to expect when buying or selling a property.
Our experienced estate agents in Colchester share their top tips for increasing your property's resale value.
With house prices higher than ever before, more people are choosing to buy property with friends to save on mortgage repayments. Buying with friends can be a fantastic way to get on the property ladder; however, there are several considerations to be made before you dive into a purchase.
When downsizing, no matter whether you are moving from a house to a flat, or from a two bedroom flat into a studio apartment, to make moving easier, you will need to part with some of your belongings.
Here are some of our tips which you can follow to make downsizing a smoother process:
Hosting an open house can feel daunting if you are unprepared for it. Whether you are going to be at the event or not, here are some things you can do to improve the appeal of your property.
Selling your home isn't always simple and is a process that can require time and patience. There are several reasons why a buyer might not go through with a purchase, here are some reason why you might be being held back.
With property prices increasing on what seems a daily basis, the average property in Colchester is now valued at around £236,000 - a figure that is more than a little bit daunting for anybody trying to take that first step onto the property ladder. However, whilst rent prices are soaring and are set to rise even higher over the next 12 months - getting a mortgage is still a far preferable and sensible option.
If you're desperately wondering how you can afford to get onto the property ladder, then we have some helpful tips for you!
If you are first time buyer, terms such as 'conveyancing' or 'conveyancer' can be daunting, because not many people know what it means, or what they do. Here's a brief guide of what to expect from your conveyancer and what services they should offer.
Among the excitement and buzz of moving home it's easy for things to slip your mind. Take a look at our last minute checklist to see if there is anything you still need to tick off.
When buying a new home, property viewings shouldn't be taken with a pinch of salt. It's essential that you are taking your time to look through the property, and not just skimming around it. Which is what most buyers do, this is because they don't know what they are looking for. Here is some advice on what to look for when viewing a property:
When you're looking for a new home, whether it's your first property or even your fifth, it can seem quite a daunting prospect. The average house viewer will look at 8 different houses before settling on their perfect home - so it's certainly not a process that should be rushed. You'll probably have a mental tick list featuring all your must-haves, but even if a house ticks all of these boxes on paper, how can you be sure it's the right home for you?
Moving home? Want to make it easier and stress-free? Carry on reading for our short guide on how to make moving home go as smoothly as possible.