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Useful Online Tools for Buying Properties

How to measure someone's back garden without visiting the property, why you shouldn't pay too much attention to Zoopla's valuations, what's the likelihood of a housing market crash? How to test for broadband speed in another area? All this and more right here!…


About Denby Dale

A brief introduction to Denby Dale all in one place - Schooling, things to do, events, and more! …


About Barnsley

A brief introduction to Barnsley all in one place - Schooling, things to do, events, and more! …


About Penistone

A brief introduction to Penistone all in one place - Schooling, things to do, events, and more! …


Mortgage Advice

Some useful advice for property buyers purchasing with a mortgage in 2021.…


Five places to visit this summer

Need some inspiration on places to visit this summer? We�ve got you covered� Holly Butcher writes. …


Your rights as a tenant

Not sure about your rights as a tenant? Read our quick blog to get up to speed.…


Top Tips for Moving Day Bliss

We all know moving day can be stressful, so have a read of our five top tips to make the big day go as smoothly as possible.…


Scarecrow Festival Returns

Summer is finally here, and with it comes the Denby Dale District Lions Club’s second Scarecrow Festival. Holly Butcher writes.…


The Hidden Gems of HD8

Stuck for things to do this summer? Check out our list of alternative days out in HD8. …


Estate Agents Jargon Buster

Buying your first home can be a daunting prospect; estate agents often speak in their own language and there are many terms which may be unfamiliar. We’ve put together a handy guide to help you know your APRs from your ERPs.…


What is Shared Ownership?

And should you do it? Buying your first home is a big step. And the cost of property these days can make it seem like an out of reach dream. …


The Hidden Cost of Moving

You’ve found your dream property. It ticks all the boxes – and it’s in budget! Or is it? Don’t fall foul of the hidden costs of moving home – factor them in with our handy checklist. …


How to be a good landlord

Being a landlord can be stressful, especially when you’re at loggerheads with your tenants. …


Top Reasons Why Property Fails To Sell

It’s understandably frustrating when your home doesn't sell immediately. It’s easy to blame the property market or even your estate agent. But there are plenty of things you can do – and demand from your agent – to give your property a distinct advantage.…


Is your home on-trend?

Have you ever wondered what influences the home-decorating styles which come and go in the space of a few seasons? …


You're Fired!

Lessons in selling property that everyone can learn from hit TV show, The Apprentice.…


New Home This Winter? Here are 5 Christmas Essentials You Can�t Forget

If the stress of moving has got you thinking about going cold turkey this Christmas, stop right there. With food orders and presents, relatives and reindeers, it�s no wonder you�re feeling a little overwhelmed. But worry not, as when it comes to your home we are here to help. Here are our top 5 quick and easy Christmas decorations to make your home feel fantastically festive, even amongst the busiest of moves.…


Top Interior Design Trends For 2016

Taking an eco-friendly approach to interior décor isn�t difficult these days. From the stuffing in pillows to the plastic and metals used to make chairs, ways to reuse and recycle are at the forefront of modern living. Check out brands such as http://www.reviive.co.uk/ or From Jim�s Garage in Penistone, if you want someone a little more local http://on.fb.me/1RuSFlj…


How To Conduct The Perfect Viewing

Putting your house on the market is a big move- With so many things to think about, having time to spruce the place up might not make it onto your list of priorities, let alone the top 10. But when it comes to getting prospective viewers through the door, you never get a second chance at a first impression. Setting some time aside to do these simple tasks can (and will!) make the difference between a prospective buyer and an actual buyer.…


Simplifying Government Schemes For First Time Buyers

If David Cameron's proposed 'dramatic shift' in housing policy has you racking your brains in confusion, then we’re here to help. At Butcher Residential, we firmly believe that property needn't be complicated. If you're a first time buyer who is new to the market it can seem very complex, but worry not. We have created a guide to simplify the changes, and to help you onto that first step of the property ladder. …


What Do Rising Rent Costs Mean For You?

Though it�s no big news that rent prices on properties have been on the rise, new data has revealed that the current average cost to rent throughout England and Wales has reached record level, and comes in at �816 per month.…


Top tips for Autumn house-proofing

The onset of winter can wreak all kinds of havoc with your home, both inside and out so we've compiled a short guide to help you prepare for the chillier season whilst the leaves are still brown.…


Top tips to move before Christmas

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re moving house I’m sure you’ll want to get into your new home and settled before the special day!…


Professional Removals vs. DIY

Moving home is expensive. The average move in 2014 cost Britons �11,894, including an average �1,034 being spent on removals.* …


Getting your inventory right

If you are letting out a property or multiple properties it is imperative you get your inventory right.…


Should I part exchange?

Part exchanging your home may seem tempting, especially if you’ve been on the market for a long time and can’t find a buyer, or if you want to avoid estate agents’ fees and be chain-free. But before you decide if this is the right option for you and your home, consider carefully before going down this path.…


Rising Rates

Recent reports are that the big lenders are poised to withdraw super-low mortgage deals from the market as they prepare to increased rates.…


Finding a conveyancer

Finding your dream home is thrilling but before you start choosing the new curtains, there’s a whole host of paperwork to get through.…


Hidden costs when buying your new home

When people look at buying a property, they often only consider the sale price but there are more costs to consider. Here’s a handy guide to some of the expenses involved in buying a new home. …


Mortgages Demystified

Mortgage. Just the mere word is enough to strike fear into some people. Will you be able to get a mortgage? How do you choose from all the different providers? And will you be able to keep up repayments?…


House Doctor

It’s amazing what’s lurking in our homes without us even realising. Attics, lofts, cellars and garages are all havens for junk and that’s before we’ve even started de-cluttering the living room and kitchen.…


A Foot on the Ladder

Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life.…


Extension of Right to Buy

The Conservative Party is to announce the extension of the Right to Buy policy ....…


Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The Government has released a third wave of funding to help households in England and Wales cover the cost of energy saving measures. The latest phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will enable households to claim up to �5,600 each to put towards energy efficient features, such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.…


Government helps more than 100,000 home buyers

Figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government have revealed that government schemes have helped more than 100,000 home buyers since 2010.…


First time buyers aiming higher

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have revealed from their annual first time buyer survey that three bedroom houses top the wish list with 32% of those surveyed stating that they aim to purchase a three bedroom property. Two bedroom flats proved to be popular at 24% closely followed by two bedroom houses at 22%. …


UK housing market confidence continues to increase

A recent survey for Housebuyers Research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has revealed that just under half of the people surveyed believe that the value of their home will rise over the next year. This is a great increase from the 25% who believed the value would rise when the same survey was taken six months ago.…


October saw house prices continue to rise

Housladder.co.uk has reported that according to the latest figures from Nationwide valuations edged up by 1% in October which was an increase of 5.8% on October last year. …