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  • Do You Really Want to Sell? What To Consider Before Uprooting

    Do You Really Want to Sell? What To Consider Before Uprooting

    With the headlines persistent in the proclamation that house prices are seeing double-digit rises and there’s even more to come (irrespective of our current political climate), and with estate agents encouraging far more interest through open days and sealed bids, it’s not surprising that some buyers – the would-be ones – are in a bit […]

  • First Time Landlord - Tips and Tricks

    First Time Landlord – Tips and Tricks

    Many people decide to become landlords – first-time landlords – because they are unable to sell their property, or simply do not want to sell their property, and therefore, the best alternative is to rent the property out instead.  For rental property in the U.K. in general, demand has rarely, if ever, been as high […]

  • 5 Easy Ways to Boost the Value of Your Property

    5 Easy Ways to Boost the Value of Your Property

    So what’s it to be: Renovation or no renovation? When you wish to put your house onto the market, this is very much a crucial question to be asking.  If, for example, you’re intent on working your way up the property ladder and you have a dream home in mind at the end of the […]

  • Looking to Expand Your Property Portfolio: Everything You Need to Know

    Looking to Expand Your Property Portfolio: Everything You Need to Know

    Expanding your property portfolio can be a daunting prospect– but with the private rented sector growing at record rates, it can be a highly valuable financial decision. Plus, with the expert advice from our lettings team, you’ll be in safe hands throughout the process.  What Is A Property Portfolio? Your property portfolio is the collection […]

  • Top 10 Streets in Leicester For First Time Buyers

    Top 10 Streets in Leicester For First Time Buyers

    Are you a first-time buyer looking to buy property in the Leicestershire area? Our expert estate agents have a wealth of experience in letting, renting and selling property in locations all over the country. Purchasing your first home can be an intimidating prospect for some, however, Open House Leicester Estate Agents aim to work with […]

  • How Landlords Can Maximise Rental Income With Short-Term Lettings

    How Landlords Can Maximise Rental Income With Short-Term Lettings

    Long-term letting strategies may be the most consistent option for the cash flow of your guests, however, that doesn’t mean it will necessarily be the most lucrative for landlords. For many clients, Open House will recommend that the best way to guarantee a firm return on your investment is to work with short term lettings.  […]

  • Leicester Landlords to Seize The Moment With Buy-to-Let Opportunities

    Leicester Landlords to Seize The Moment With Buy-to-Let Opportunities

    Political and economic uncertainty has affected the housing market for several months now, but recent news has shown a possible change that could affect buy to let mortgages in the not-so-distant future.  Demand for rental property remains strong, and while yields have fallen, there is still money to be made in the buy-to-let sector. In […]

  • Which Tenant References are Reliable and Useful for Landlords?

    Which Tenant References are Reliable and Useful for Landlords?

    Are you looking to advertise your rented property to tenants for the first time, or are you looking to reach out to new potential prospects? If so, you’ll need to ensure that tenants have relevant and correct references before you go ahead with anything. This is a crucial process that can be almost too easy […]

  • The 2019 Summer Rental Market: Top Tips for Leicester Landlords

    The 2019 Summer Rental Market: Top Tips for Leicester Landlords

    As the summer slowly approaches it’ll cause things to heat up, and this includes the rental market! There was speculation that Brexit would affect Leicester lettings, however, it still remains a thriving market full of opportunity for both landlords looking for great occupants, and tenants looking for the perfect rental property. In fact, Leicester is […]

  • 5 Reasons to Let your House in 2019

    5 Reasons to Let your House in 2019

    With the housing market ever changing, it can be hard for people to decide on whether they want to sell their property outright, or let it out to potential renters. As leading letting agents in Leicester, we have gained years of experience in the housing market and have discovered some of the main benefits of renting out your […]

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