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  • Posted: December 11, 2014
    Categories: News

    Why December isn’t the slack period estate agents might have expected

    We’ve all heard the expression “in before Christmas”, but how difficult is it to move into your new home in the run up to the festive season? Many of us believe that in order to host a traditionally-quaint Christmas gathering, we must be settled into a house and fully decorated a long time before December […]

  • Posted: November 28, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

    Why customer service is key to selling a home quickly

    When the pressure is on to sell a home quickly, the estate agent and customer both feel the strain. In recent years we’ve seen a shift in customer expectations and now the estate agency market is under fire for not meeting the needs of consumers. We’ve spoken before of the measures we take to counteract […]

  • Is it getting easier for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder?

    The vast majority of us appreciate just how difficult it can be to get that first foot on to the property ladder. For many years, we have listened to tales of woe from first-time buyers, forced to rent for eternity due to their inability to convince a mortgage provider to lend them some money for […]

    Posted: November 19, 2014
    Categories: News

  • Buying vs. renting – which is right for you?

    The big question that always causes quite a stir with property hunters, is it better to rent or buy your home? Of course, there are pros and cons for either of the two options, your choice depends entirely on your personal circumstances and your future plans. Owning your own home can provide you with a […]

    Posted: October 30, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • We’re hiring: Could you be Newton & Co’s new letting consultant?

    Due to the rapid expansion and success of our business, we are looking to add a proactive Lettings Consultant to the Newton & Co team, based in Bolton, to help us maintain our impressive rate of growth. Previous experience within the lettings industry would be of benefit, but is not essential, as full training will […]

    Posted: October 8, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • How to Sell Your House… Quickly

    The housing market is a harsh mistress. The contemporary sales climate is notoriously extreme, with sellers of even some of the nicest properties struggling for months – even years – before closing a deal they’re not even satisfied with. It’s important that you learn how to sell your house quickly, as nobody wants to become […]

    Posted: September 24, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • Buying an Old Home vs. a New Build: What’s Best for You?

    When it comes to investing in a new home, many people put the age of a house pretty high up the priority list. There’s quite a number of differences between a house built a hundred years ago and one finished off yesterday, so potential buyers should take them into consideration before they decide to make […]

    Posted: September 2, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • How Bolton is Moving Out of Manchester’s Shadow

    The boroughs of Greater Manchester are very much caught within the gravitational pull of a city that, in many ways, has put the North West on the map. As a business location, Manchester is one of the key cities in the North of England that is thriving, and you could argue that the towns in […]

    Posted: August 28, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • Buy-to-Let: The Beginner’s Guide

    A recent UK study revealed some fairly shocking statistics about just how little buy-to-let investors know about their trade before diving head-first into the market. According to Platinum Property Partnerships, a meagre 18 per cent claimed to have done “a lot” of research before purchasing a buy-to-let mortgage, with only 7 per cent actually seeking […]

    Posted: August 19, 2014
    Categories: Uncategorized

  • Countering the Fall in Customer Satisfaction Rates

    The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI) shows a worrying decline in customer satisfaction rates between July 2011 and July 2014, as revealed by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS). The survey of over 10,000 consumers showed that overall, customer satisfaction rates in the UK are on a downward trend, an issue that needs to […]

    Posted: August 12, 2014
    Categories: News