Resolutions for the New Year

Wed, Jan 02, 2019

It’s that time of the year again, many of us have now returned to work after almost two weeks off.

We’ve scaled a mountain of cheese and Toblerone (other chocolate brands are available!), drank wine as if it were water and have watched more hours of Christmas TV than we will admit to.

For most, Christmas is a pleasant time spent with our families, but we understand for some it can be quite stressful; the constant influx of visitors, or lack of. The travelling to and fro to see relatives or getting every spare chair in the neighbourhood to accommodate your family at the dinner table. Whatever Christmas meant to you we know it’s always followed by the optimistic New Year’s Resolution.

For some these will be to lose weight, to get fit, to improve their finances, but for a large number, based on their Christmas experience, this will be to get a new home – a larger one so you can enjoy your Christmas dinner without uncle Bob’s elbow in your face – or to move away completely so you can avoid the festivities.

The New Year is a fantastic catalyst for us and marks the start of a fresh, invigorated approach. Whether you are looking for an idyllic country cottage hideaway, wish to downsize or simply need more room – we can help.


Firstly, it’s important to find out what your home is worth so you can understand how much equity you have to play with, or will need to borrow to afford your dream home. Our experienced team of experts can visit at a time to suit you – simply call 0330 024 3000 to get this booked in. As a start you may wish to use our online valuation tool which will provide an insight but is not as accurate as an expert valuation.

Finding your dream home

In today’s digital society around 90% of us start searching for their next home online – whether directly via an agent’s site or through one of the leading property portals. This vital first step allows you to see what’s available and refine your search criteria. It can be extremely valuable to visit your local agent directly – they have knowledge of properties due to come to market – and those that may have selected a low profile marketing approach – meaning you’ll never see these gems online. Use our search tool to find your dream home.


Once you are clearer on the location, type and size of property you desire you’ll now have an idea of how much extra may be required to finance your move. Working with specialist partner L&C we have access to a number of exclusive mortgage rates not commonly available on the high street. Use our free mortgage calculator tool or apply for a mortgage directly online – it couldn’t be easier.

If you’d like to discuss any of the above in more detail, or book your free home valuation call our team on 0330 024 3000 or email