Declutter your kitchen cupboards today!
How many novelty or excess appliances do you have in your kitchen? Are they frequently used or sitting at the back of the cupboard because you don’t need them anymore (if you ever did)? Here are five tips to give your kitchen the decluttering it’s crying out for. Your reward will be more space and a happier home.
Novelty appliances – usually used for the first month of getting them they tend to then get relegated to the back of the cupboard gathering dust. If not used pass on to a friend or a charity.
Duplicate appliances – if you have a multi- functional appliance lose the individual ones that do the very same thing and create more space.
Rarely used implements – if you haven’t used them in the last year time to get rid?
Multiple platters and serving dishes – when was the last time we had people over and used ALL of these? Cut down to half a dozen in the rare event of needing more you can always borrow from a friend.
Crockery orphans – you know those random items of crockery from one set or another that over time have broken or chipped and you’re keeping out of sentimentality.
ANOTHER HAPPY SELLER!
Cook Place, Chelmsford
How would you describe your experience of selling your property with Home Partnership?
'The whole team could not have been more helpful and the process from start to finish was very smooth and dealt with in a very professional and prompt manor.'
ANOTHER HAPPY BUYER
West Way, Brentwood
How would you rate the overall service received on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest), from the staff at Home Partnership?
'10 - attentive service, always helpful when I was in touch, kept us informed of the progress'
The start of 2018 is set to be an active time in our local property market and as a local homeowner its important you are aware of the changes which could influence a successful sale of your home.
This current time of year does become less active with many potential buyers being busy with Christmas linked responsibilities. However, with Christmas arrangements now being firmly made by most buyers, they will soon be turning their mind to house hunting again. Traditional statistics show us that the highest web traffic seen to all the major property websites, including our own, is experienced on Boxing day (believe it or not!). Therefore being correctly marketed and visible over the holiday period is a very good idea.
On 22nd November, Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond initiated a change to stamp duty charges with immediate effect. First time buyers purchasing a house up to £500,000 will no longer have to pay any stamp duty on the first £300,000 of the sale price - a significant saving of up to £5,000! This is a welcome boost for first time buyers in our area.
We firmly believe that this time of year represents a good opportunity to take control of your marketing and plan a considered approach to the property market taking into account existing and expected market trends. We are best placed to advise on how to get the best out of the market conditions both now and in 2018.
If you would like to know more about how any of the above topics might impact you and your home, as well as how we make a difference in the process, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation and confidential chat.
In the meantime we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Chelmsford & surrounding areas:
Following last years success, Farleigh Hospice will once again be collecting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th January 2018. If you live in CM1, CM2, CM3, CM8, CM9 or CM0 you can register for your tree to be collected. Don’t leave it too late - register by 12noon on 4th January 2018.
Brentwood & surrounding area:
Once the turkey is long gone, and decorations are coming down, Brentwood Council will be offering a kerb-side collection for Christmas trees. On garden waste collection days, commencing 8th January 2018!