• How to Get a Mortgage: 101

    19 February 2018

    Does the first rung of the property ladder feel like you’ll have to pole-vault to even reach it? You’re not alone. It can seem out of reach, impossible, even. Don’t fret, there are simple steps you can take to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to get your first place.

  • Empty Nesters – Top Tips for Downsizing

    16 February 2018

    The inevitable has happened. The noisy, haphazard, loving chaos that once filled your home has turned into something else… it’s peaceful. After a couple of decades of not having a second’s peace, you’re suddenly presented with a whole lot of time and space to yourself. This is when you realise it’s completely possible to feel relief and loss at the same time, right?

  • How to Make Your New Home as Magical as Your Last

    12 February 2018

    You’ve loved every single part of your home: right from the creaky floorboard (second to the right) in the upstairs bathroom, to the radiator pipe that makes that strange knocking noise at 5am every morning. It’s been magical. And now you’re facing the reality of leaving…

  • Renovation: How to Flip, not Flop

    09 February 2018

    How often have you said ”We should buy that super run-down place that's just come on the market, do it up and then sell it on. We'd make a fortune!” It's a well-trodden, romanticised idea but there is a lot to learn. Here are our tips on making renovation go smoothly (and profitably).

  • Moving Home: Why You Need to Start Selling Before You Start Buying

    02 February 2018

    Picture this - you’ve found your dream home. The one house to rule them all. It ticks all the right boxes. Room for development? Tick. Beautiful garden for summer BBQs? Tick. High ceilings and skylights that endlessly brighten up your day? Tick.

  • 11 Killer Tips to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

    21 January 2018

    You love your home. It’s full of memories you created, alterations you made and personal touches you thought of. Basically, it’s got your stamp. But let’s face it; the urge to move can be powerful.

  • Budget boost for First Time Buyers

    23 November 2017

    Great news for hard-pressed young people trying to get on the housing ladder! In his Autumn Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced the immediate scrapping of Stamp Duty altogether for first time buyers purchasing properties up to £300,000, or on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000.

  • Help us keep the homeless warm this winter

    16 November 2017

    We all have old sleeping bags that never get used and old coats we'll never wear again. Do something good this winter and your coat or sleeping bag could save a life!

  • Don't miss out on those January sales!

    15 November 2017

    It is widely believed that the property market simply goes into hibernation over the festive season. But here at Cubitt & West, we know that nothing could be further from the truth!


    13 November 2017

    Last week’s long-awaited 0.25% rise in interest rates is unlikely to impact heavily on the South's housing market, according to the Financial Services Director of Cubitt & West' mortgage arm.

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