Northampton – Stamp Duty Holiday Impact

Northampton – Stamp Duty Holiday Impact

There is a good chance you are wondering about the impact of the stamp duty holiday on the local housing market. Whether you plan on buying or selling soon in Northampton, you will want to kno…

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Community Spirit Matters In Housing Market

Community Spirit Matters In Housing Market

Given the challenges people have faced this year, it is no surprise many housing market experts have talked about the rising demand for gardens and lager homes. It is not as though these are n…

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Northampton Vendors – Stage Your Outdoor Space To Sell Your Home

Northampton Vendors – Stage Your Outdoor Space To Sell Your Home

Even though garden space has always been a priority for many buyers when looking for a new home, it is fair to say demand for outdoor space has increased significantly of late. If you are a ho…

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Northampton Vendors – Legal Kerb Appeal Sells Homes

Northampton Vendors – Legal Kerb Appeal Sells Homes

Selling your home is often a difficult process. It is vital you connect with prospective buyers, and that you make them feel confident about buying your home. By showing a buyer your home is i…

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First Time Buyers And Impact On Vendors

First Time Buyers And Impact On Vendors

If you plan on selling your home, you need to be aware of what buyers are looking for. When you better connect with prospective buyers, you enhance your chances of making a sale. Of course, ma…

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Don’t Sabotage Your House Sale

Don’t Sabotage Your House Sale

Selling your home is a stressful activity, and we know many vendors feel pressurised at many parts of the sales process. At Merrys, we are pleased to say we have helped many Northampton vendor…

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Spike In Market Demand Since Housing Industry Reopens

Spike In Market Demand Since Housing Industry Reopens

No matter your opinion on the re-opening of the housing market, there is no denying many people were keen to have the ability to move available to them. At Merrys, we assure you we are doing e…

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Merrys Recognised As Top Performer

Merrys Recognised As Top Performer

We are honoured to say we have been recognised as the “Top Performer” in the NN4 postcode area from GetAgent. We have been recognised for achieving 96.2% of the asking price on pro…

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How To Move Home Safely Right Now

How To Move Home Safely Right Now

It is not an exaggeration to suggest many people will have felt mightily relieved at the re-opening of the housing market. Anyone whose move was put on hold will be keen to conclude their move…

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Traditional Agents In Demand In New-Look Housing Market

Traditional Agents In Demand In New-Look Housing Market

While there has been debate as to whether the housing market re-opened too early, or whether it should have been closed at all, it is clear a lot of people were keen to move. There are many re…

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Selling Your Home? Make Sure It Is Cleaned To Highest Standard

Selling Your Home? Make Sure It Is Cleaned To Highest Standard

If you plan on selling your home now the housing market has re-opened, you need to adapt to a changed environment. It has always been important to clean a house before placing it fort sale, bu…

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Sort Your Paperwork Now, Sell Your Home Later

Sort Your Paperwork Now, Sell Your Home Later

There are many parts of the process when selling your home, but some vendors have been taken aback by the volume of paperwork associated with a sale. When you consider the sums of money involv…

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How Are People Responding To Remote Working?

How Are People Responding To Remote Working?

Working from home has become one of the most common features of life of late. No matter how businesses move forward from this point, there is a strong chance that many people, and their employ…

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Prepare To Sell Your Northampton Home After Lockdown

Prepare To Sell Your Northampton Home After Lockdown

With Government guidance being seen as an opportunity for estate agents to return to work and for the property market to move forward, a lot of people are now plotting their next house move. Y…

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Can You Add Value To Your Northampton Home During Lockdown?

Can You Add Value To Your Northampton Home During Lockdown?

If you have been spending more time at home recently, there is a good chance you will be looking for a project. It is vital to keep yourself busy at this time, and many people believe taking o…

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Technology Driving Change In Property Market

Technology Driving Change In Property Market

It is imperative we all follow guidance and advice during the Coronavirus situation. The Government has issued guidance to the housing market, and at Merrys, we are following these recommendat…

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Spring Garden Tips To Brighten Property

Spring Garden Tips To Brighten Property

Anyone who is fortunate enough to have a garden area they can sit in are advised to do so. It is crucial people follow social distancing guidelines, but spending time in the garden can do peop…

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Northampton Residents: 6 Remote Working Tips

Northampton Residents: 6 Remote Working Tips

If you are new to remote working, you might still be trying to settle into the process. Now the novelty period has worn off, people are looking to be more productive when they work from home. …

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Declutter Your Home With Purpose

Declutter Your Home With Purpose

There is nothing wrong with doing as little as possible with your time at home right now. However, we know some people are looking for a project to occupy their time. If you think your home is…

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Setting Up A Home Office

Setting Up A Home Office

While there has been a rise in the number of people working from home in recent years, the current circumstances mean many people are looking for a way to work from the comfort of their own ho…

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Is Your Rental Property In Good Condition?

Is Your Rental Property In Good Condition?

We’ve all got enough to be thinking about at the moment, but if you have additional time at home, you will likely consider ways you can improve your business. If you are a landlord, you …

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Private Tenants To Receive Protection

Private Tenants To Receive Protection

These are challenging times for every individual and business across the country. However, it is easy to see why many people are concerned about their homes, especially at a time when so many …

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Is It Better To Extend Or Move To A Bigger Home?

Is It Better To Extend Or Move To A Bigger Home?

While you are unlikely to want to move home in the next few weeks, you may be thinking ahead as to what your next move will be. It is likely many people will use enforced downtime to evaluate …

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BTL Landlords Vital For Local Economies

BTL Landlords Vital For Local Economies

A study carried out by Aldermore Bank suggests landlords boost their local economy by £3.61 billion each year. The survey spoke to 1,000 landlords based in the UK, and it highlights the c…

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Merrys Is A Gold Winner At British Property Awards

Merrys Is A Gold Winner At British Property Awards

We are pleased to announce we are the Gold Winner Letting Agent in Northampton (NN4-NN7) at The British Property Awards. The Brit Awards may have overshadowed this achievement concerning press…

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Tenants Saving Since Deposit Cap Introduced

Tenants Saving Since Deposit Cap Introduced

The introduction of the Tenant Fees Act has had a significant impact on landlords. With many landlords now unable to charge for a range of commonplace fees, a lot of professionals in the letti…

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Mortgage Approvals Hit Four Year High

Mortgage Approvals Hit Four Year High

There are many factors which indicate buyers are looking to buy homes, but it is hard to argue with an increase in mortgage approvals. When people apply for a mortgage, it is a statement of in…

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What Do Family Buyers Want?

What Do Family Buyers Want?

If you are in the process of selling your home, it is vital you know what buyers are looking for. When you have a clear idea of what attracts buyers, you can tailor your home to their needs. I…

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Energy Efficient Upgrades Sell Your Home

Energy Efficient Upgrades Sell Your Home

Anyone selling their home should be aware they must have an Energy Performance Certificate in place. The EPC is an important document, and it provides information regarding the energy-efficien…

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Northampton Landlords: Consider Electrical Safety Checks

Northampton Landlords: Consider Electrical Safety Checks

There is no getting away from the importance of safety and security in the rental sector, and landlords must ensure they provide tenants with satisfactory lodgings. The Homes (Fitness for Huma…

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Landlords Need Help With Red Tape

Landlords Need Help With Red Tape

We know landlords benefit from a helping hand, and at Merrys, we are always here to help. We work closely with several local landlords, and we are pleased to say we have assisted many in manag…

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What Should Landlords Expect Post Election?

What Should Landlords Expect Post Election?

While Brexit was the leading issue for many people in the build-up to the General Election, housing matters to many people. All the leading parties have numerous housing elements in their mani…

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Appliance Fire Concerns For Landlords

Appliance Fire Concerns For Landlords

White goods are an essential feature in many rental homes. Even if you offer an unfurnished property, tenants expect white goods such as fridges, washing machines and cookers to be provided wh…

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How To Sell Your Home In Winter

How To Sell Your Home In Winter

While most people associate spring with property sales, there is no reason why you cannot sell your home in winter. Buyers are searching for homes in winter, and this provides vendors with con…

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Tips For First Time Vendors

Tips For First Time Vendors

There is a lot of advice for first-time buyers, but not as much is said about first-time vendors. Selling a property for the first time is a challenging process, particularly if you are combin…

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Northampton Tenants – Know Your Obligations

Northampton Tenants – Know Your Obligations

While most of the regulations in the rental process are the landlords, tenants have obligations to take care of too. At Merrys, we aim to provide landlords and tenants with as much support and…

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Northampton Landlords – Why You Must Vet Tenants

Northampton Landlords – Why You Must Vet Tenants

Being a landlord is often a challenging task, but the standard of the tenant in your rental accommodation dramatically influences the amount of work you must do. When you have a good tenant wh…

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Five Key Steps To Successfully Selling Your Property

Five Key Steps To Successfully Selling Your Property

Selling your home is a challenging process, but it is more accurate to say it is a collection of mini-challenges and tasks. Rather than looking at the sales process as a single entity, it is b…

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How Do Agents Value A Home?

How Do Agents Value A Home?

In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of property valuations. If you are selling your home, you must place an accurate value on your property. It is perfectly understandable you wish t…

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Northampton Vendors: Importance Of Property Valuations

Northampton Vendors: Importance Of Property Valuations

Selling your home is a challenging process, but there are ways you can make the process run more smoothly. When you have useful information, and you're willing to help the buyer meet their…

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Seller regrets not initially using Merrys!

Seller regrets not initially using Merrys!

Merrys are delighted to confirm that we have agreed a sale on this four bedroom property in Wootton. The history behind the property is as follows: We valued the property in January of this ye…

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How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home?

How important is digital marketing when selling or letting your home?

Whether you’re buying, selling, letting or renting, these days the chances are your property search will start from the comfort of your home, whether that’s on your desktop, tablet…

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Maximising the Value of your Home.

Maximising the Value of your Home.

We have compiled some tips on maximising the value of your home.  First Impressions Count Creating kerb appeal is really important.  Take a look at your property from the front…

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