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Tips to keep your property safe during burglars' busiest weeks:

Tips to keep your property safe during burglars' busiest weeks: November and early December see the number of burglaries across Britain increase by up to 25% each year, sparking a need for homeowners and tenants to make their properties safe this Christmas. “As the...



5 reasons why mortgage lenders may turn you down

With home buyers facing stricter lending criteria than ever before, many first time buyers are struggling to secure a mortgage even though they have a deposit saved. As the average first time buyer property costs approximately £216,000, saving a deposit may seem like the...


TOP TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN WINTER

While the number of properties available remains reasonably stable, the winter months can provide an opportune moment for buyers to focus their property search.  For those willing to brave the chill, the winter market can also bring a greater sense of commitment from both...


0% fee offer to promote the launch of our new Berkhamsted Office

Sterling Are Delighted to offer all new sellers and landlords a 0% fee promotion to celebrate the launch of our new Berkhamsted office for all clients with properties to sell or let in HP4 postcode area.   Terms and conditions of the Launch 0% fee offer. Sterling are...



New Berkhamsted Office NOW OPEN

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Berkhamsted office today! We are situated in the oldest known shop in England believed to date back to 1277 positioned in the centre of the High Street! The opening of our Berkhamsted office means we are the ONLY estate agent...


Sterling supporting Goldfield Primary School in Tring as they celebrate

Sterling are delighted to be supporting Goldfield Primary school as they celebrate their 50th birthday! As part of the celebrations there is a sealed bid auction to bid for a voucher donated by Sterling to sell your home! This could potentially save one lucky customer who is...


BoE holds Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee at its meeting today voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%. The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion. The full minutes will be...


Budget 2015: Help to Buy ISA announced for FTBs

The chancellor, George Osborne has announced the introduction of a Help to Buy ISA, due to be launched in the Autumn. The Help-to-Buy ISA will see first time buyers given a boost by the Government increasing their savings by 25%. The Chancellor revealed that for every £...


Does your home earn more than you do?

According to new Halifax research, during the last 2 years, average house prices have outstripped the average employee's net earnings in almost one in five local authority districts in the UK. The research highlighted that the vast majority of these areas are in London, the...


Can Garden Cities Solve The Housing Crisis?

Can Garden Cities Solve The Housing Crisis A think-tank has suggested that garden cities are not the answer to the country’s housing shortage and existing cities should be developed more densely. The Future Spaces Foundation estimates that an additional 67 garden cities...


Housing minister proposes new measures to speed up housebuilding!

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has proposed new measures to speed up the planning system and provide new homes more quickly. So-called “section 106” agreements, which attach conditions on a planning permission being granted, can often lead to extended negotiations...



What are the top sacrifices made to get on the property ladder?

For many people owning their own home is a dream they are determined to make a reality. While older generations are likely to have purchased a home at a young age, today’s 18-34 year olds find themselves in a very different position. Since the recession in 2008, people...


RATS! The tenants let them in, claims landlord in court case......

A landlord prosecuted over a run-down house said that rats were in the property because his tenants had opened the door and let them in. Kamran Qurban, 26, was renting out all seven bedrooms of the three-storey house but had failed to register it as a House in Multiple...



On the market and not sold? Thinking of changing agents?

Give one of our local offices a call if you are currently on the market with another estate agent and considering changing to get a fresh approach from a highly motivated team!   Tring, Berkhamsted & Villages: 01442 828222 Hemel, Boxmoor & Bovingdon: 01442 230888...