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The rise in first time buyers!

According to an article in the Guardian  the number of new home owners rose in May this year. In fact there was an 8.1 % increase in first time mortgages over the same time last year. 
 

How long is too long when it comes to the timeline of buying a home?

Should it be 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months? In an ideal world a freehold sale should be 6 weeks and a leasehold sale of around 8-10 weeks - but this isn't always happening. 
 

Dive in to one of our properties for sale with their own pool!

This warm weather is set to continue, so why not consider buying a house with it's own swimming pool. Both our Storrington and Pulborough offices currently have properties for sale featuring stunning swimming pools. 
 

Where to retire to when you don't want to slow down!

The image of those retiring with little to do other than playing bridge and chatting to fellow retirees over tea in 'the lounge' of their retirement home, lingers on with some, but you'd be wrong!
 

World Cup Footballers Homes!

We are all in the grip of World Cup fever, but some of you may be wondering where these players live when they're not training or playing matches around the world..   
 

Governments new 'How To' guides for landlords and tenants

This week the Government launched some new 'How to' guides for tenants and landlords, to help them understand their rights and responsibilities. 
 

Top reasons for moving house this summer

According to research it seems that us Brits are seven times more likely to be moving home because of a change of job rather than to make a quick buck from the housing market...
 

House prices since we won the World Cup!

We take a look at what has happened to house prices since the 1966 world cup that saw England win! 
 

EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS IN LAND AND NEW HOMES

We are always excited about New homes and new developments and we work closely with house builders and developers to bring you some of the best brand new modern homes and developments in West Sussex. 
 

The thorny issue of gardening in rented properties

With summer just around the corner, and the weather finally taking a turn for the better, the attentions of tenants and landlords begin to turn to the garden to make the most of the sunshine. But be aware, gardening can be a thorny issue when it comes to deposit disputes, says Michael Hill, an adjudicator with Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS). 
 

These figures show how important flats are to the rental market

The Nationwide has bucked the trend of many industry organisations by insisting that the private rental market is still in good shape, despite a raft of challenges being thrown up by government.
 

The Art of Negotiation - with the help of a local Estate Agent

There is a time in the course of a negotiation when the wheels sometimes come close to falling off.
 

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend £5.7bn this year

According to Property Reporter, the latest data and analysis from Legal & General and Cebr, has shown that parental help equating to an eye-watering £5.7bn will be needed for quarter of housing transactions during this year.
 

Come and talk to the experts

At GL&CO Estate Agents we’re proud and have worked hard to become market leader in your area, want to know how we did it?  
 

Landlords can make over £160,000 profit from buy-to-let

Landlords may be feeling the pressure of the Government’s recent buy-to-let tax clampdown, but research suggests there is still plenty of money to be made over the long term.
 

The best time to buy....

A blog from one of our managers talking about the best time of year to buy and sell your property.
 

House price predictions explained...

Reviewing the differences between house price reports from national companies and why it's good to also seek local advice
 

UK Buy to Let very much alive

A year since the government's tax and mortgage relief changes came into effect, what impact have they had on UK landlords who placed leverage on their property investments?
 

Lets allowing Pets - homes for the future!

Rental accommodation, and the profile of those who live in it, is undergoing a fundamental change in the UK. Once shunned by private landlords, pets are increasingly being welcomed into rental homes, with contemporary developments even making considerations for them as part of their design.
 

Preparing your Property for the Market

A guide and top tips for preparing your home to make it look the best for prospective buyers.
 

Bottoms Up! We take a look at what and who is driving the property market this spring.

An article discussing who drives the property market at the moment - first time buyers or wealthy buyers.
 

Lucky Friday the 13th

An article talking about Friday the 13th not being surpertitious for moving house
 

Feature your property in our London Showcase

The number of Londoners now buying outside the capital is at an all-time high. Statistics have shown that 42% of sellers leaving prime areas of London for a home elsewhere in the UK, relocation to the Home Counties remains the most popular choice.
 

How an Estate Agent should market your property

With the property market more competitive than ever and no shortage of stock coming to the market, especially in West Sussex, how your property is taken to the market can have a huge impact in not only a sale being achieved, but the price in which is secured too.
 

How Important is the School catchment area when buying a house....?

A blog talking about how important the school catchment area is when buying and selling a house.
 

News from our Managers

Welcome to the GL & Co blog, where we write on a regular basis to keep every reader abreast of what is going on in the property market in West Sussex. We like to include thoughts and comments from our managers and staff, based in the 3 GL & Co offices in Storrington, Horsham and Pulborough.  Craig, the manager of our Storrington office, gave us his thoughts earlier this week....
 

The Government are damaging the private rented sector, is their policy short sighted?

The Government are damaging the private rented sector, is their policy short sighted? There are more warning signs that the assault on landlords is adversely affecting the private rented sector.
 

DEACON PLACE | SOUTHWATER | OPEN DAY SATURDAY, 10TH MARCH 2018

This weekend we will be launching three exceptional homes on this exclusive private development of only seven properties by award winning Junnell Homes.
 

First Time Buyers at record high for over 10 years

If you are starting to consider getting on to the property ladder for the first time, according to recent figures from UK Finance, you are one of many.  It seems that there were 365,000 first time buyers in the UK last year, with an average age of 30 years old and an annual household income of £41,000 (individual or joint).   
 

The Early Bird

With 2018 in full swing our Horsham office has been incredibly busy listing some fabulous homes across the area.  With applicant register levels also increasing, Tim Cattini, Manager of the Horsham Office, is expecting a busy first quarter with offers already coming in from motivated buyers looking to move before the Easter period. 
 

Real estate agents sell your home on a No Sale No fee basis.

Radio 5 have been looking at the difference between online and traditional estate agents, Neil Moore explores the issues....