WHITE & GUARD BLOG

A place where we gather all the latest news that White & Guard has to offer

Wed 8th Nov 2017

Welcome aboard the Hedge End team – Audrey

Hedge End welcomes a new recruit to the team this month as Audrey Cherrett joins us as our new branch Administrator. Audrey comes from a marketing background and will ensure the high level of    focus we place on our… Read more »

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Wed 8th Nov 2017

First impressions in the property market

In today’s market, first impressions are key to securing the right buyer at the right price. Something simple can be the difference between a potential purchaser coming and looking at your property or just scrolling past it online. That’s why,… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Every man’s dream den at the bottom of the garden

Currently available for sale in Curdridge this property has a little hidden gem hidden at the bottom of the landscaped gardens and tennis court – our valuers have seen many impressive properties, but this wonderful room seemed to get all… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Rightmove market report for October

Miles Shipside, Rightmove director and housing market analyst comments: “With Christmas some 69 days away and the average time to find a buyer being 63 days, many of the 104,000 new sellers this month will be hoping to agree a… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Interest rate increase – Our thoughts & others

Steve White – Partner White & Guard The Bank of England’s announcement today should come as no surprise.  This has been mooted for a while now and, in my opinion, is actually long overdue. “In the aftermath of the financial… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Alysa Hill – Your Personal Sales Executive

Alysa covers our two main branches and is the first point of contact once a sale has been agreed on your property. From here on in Alysa will arrange everything on your behalf, communicate with your buyer and their chain,… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Our clients – Our People

We all know the housing moving process in the Uk is, if nothing else, ‘ testing ‘ for many, and for some the journey seems never ending, however our passion and goal is to move every single client that  … Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Our support of Curdridge Primary School continues

The Curdridge School Association (CSA) is an organisation run by parents and guardians of the school. Our purpose is twofold, firstly to raise extra funds for the benefit of the children and secondly to run events that children from the school… Read more »

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Tue 7th Nov 2017

Proud new sponsors of Eastleigh Rugby Club

Our ‘Community and us’ campaign continues in 2017 with our sponsorship of Eastleigh Rugby Club which provides excellent facilities for all all ages to really enjoy the sport of Rugby within a wonderful family atmosphere with huge local support. We are… Read more »

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Wed 27th Sep 2017

Hedge End set for further development?

Plans for more than 1,000 new homes as well as community facilities and a new school in Hedge End have been unveiled. Planning bosses are working on proposals for the land development on sites west of Woodhouse Lane in Hedge… Read more »

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Mon 18th Sep 2017

Relocation Evening!

On Tuesday night, we were delighted to host a “Relocation Evening” at the Botley Park Hotel. We arranged the evening to discuss clients needs in different areas and how we can help them as we are proud members of the… Read more »

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Mon 4th Sep 2017

Questions to ask on a viewing

As a first time buyer, the process of looking for and offering on a property can be quite daunting. We’ve prepared this handy little guide to give you an idea of what questions you should be asking on a viewing… Read more »

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Thu 24th Aug 2017

Team Profile – Becky Steel

I have always had a passion for selling houses and have been doing so for 16 years. I had a 2 year break from Estate agency while I started a family. I started as a negotiator for a corporate agent,… Read more »

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Tue 22nd Aug 2017

White & Guard in the community

Our “Community and Us” campaigns are well known locally and this summer we have helped Botley, Curdridge & Wellstead Primary Schools, as well as supporting the Rotary Club with our sponsorship of the Bishops Waltham Carnival. The blog will be… Read more »

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Mon 21st Aug 2017

5 Reasons to choose White & Guard

Choosing the right estate agent for your move is a difficult decision, with many factors in play. Here is a simple list of 5 reasons to choose White & Guard to market your home: 1) The most accurate market data is available… Read more »

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Wed 9th Aug 2017

Preparing your garden for selling your home!

Summertime is a great time of year to sell your house. Sunshine gives a home a bright and cheery glow, and a blooming lovely garden can really help persuade potential buyers that yours is the house of their dreams. As… Read more »

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

What’s new in UK Property Law

Leaseholds- The changes you need to know Under the government’s new proposals, designed to end the exploitation of would-be buyers, ‘ground rent’ payments on new build homes could be banned completely. Other measures, which are now subject to an 8-week… Read more »

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

What’s happening in the market – latest Uk headlines

FTBs struggling as 95% LTV rates begin to rise New data from Moneyfacts has revealed that 95% LTV rates on on the rise. Average two-year fixes at 95% have risen by as much as 0.35% since the start of the… Read more »

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

Sean Wren – Welcome to White & Guard

We welcome the arrival of new Associate Director Sean Wren who joins our Bishops Waltham team and demonstrates our constant striving to deliver the highest level of service to our clients. Sean is well regarded and respected in the industry having… Read more »

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

Our Relocation Agent Network at the annual Bw Carnival

At White & Guard we are proud sponsors of the Bishops Waltham Carnival for the 7th year in          succession and were delighted at all the monies raised to help good causes for the Bishops Waltham Rotary… Read more »

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

Our continued support of Welstead School

Our very own Suzanne Ashman helping out at Welstead school’s Summer Fate on a cloudy July afternoon

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Tue 1st Aug 2017

Market Update – July 2017

Local Market Report – Jan 1st – July 31st 2017 As we approach the traditional summer holidays we can see and try and predict how the local property market is shaping up to perform in the second half of 2017… Read more »

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Tue 25th Apr 2017

Hedge End office selected as the ‘best local agent’ by Relocation Network

Many congratulations to all the team at our Hedge End branch for being selected over all the Independent Estate Agents in Hedge End as ‘ The Best Local Agent’ to represent The Relocation Agent Network part of Cartus the largest… Read more »

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Tue 25th Apr 2017

Market Comment – First Quarter 2017

The upper quartile of the market where transactions are often more discretionary, held back slightly in the first two months of 2017 as the cost of trading up can be now a far bigger jump to make than the cheaper… Read more »

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Tue 25th Apr 2017

Team Profile – Peter Stanley

“Providing my clients with a service they are truly happy with, always fills me with great satisfaction” I have been married for 27 years with 4 teenage boys, who certainly still keep me busy. When I have time I grab… Read more »

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Tue 25th Apr 2017

Our continued commitment to our clients

” We recently moved into our new home, which I can honestly say we wouldn’t have been able to do without White & Guard’s help and determintaion. From your initial valuation, which was both detailed and professional compared to others,… Read more »

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Wed 30th Nov 2016

Winner 3 years in a row – proud to be representing Bishops Waltham on a national level

Local estate agent, White & Guard is celebrating today after winning a Customer Relocation Award at the Relocation Agent Network National Conference and Awards Dinner. Held at the Sofitel Hotel and Conference Centre, Heathrow on Friday 18 November, the Customer… Read more »

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Thu 25th Aug 2016

White & Guard pleased to sponsor local lad Jake as he chases his dream of being the next Ben Ainslie

“I am a 15 year old whose passion in life is sailing. I had my first taste of sailing about 3 years ago on a Scout summer camp on the Isle of Wight. I thoroughly enjoyed it but wanted to… Read more »

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Thu 25th Aug 2016

Positive outlook for the UK property market.

New figures from Rightmove show that the property market has remained steady following the EU Referendum. Figures for the first half of 2016 show that the housing market in England and Wales has remained strong during the four-week period before… Read more »

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Sat 4th Jun 2016

White & Guard shortlisted in the largest UK property awards.

White & Guard has been recognised for its outstanding customer service to its clients by the largest and longest running award scheme in the UK residential property industry. The ESTAS sponsored by Zoopla determines the best estate & letting agents… Read more »

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Wed 25th May 2016

May market update.

The vibrant property market in our beautiful part of Hampshire has been more active than usual at this time of year and confidence in the market remains steady in Bishops Waltham and the Meon Valley which continues to be a… Read more »

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Fri 18th Mar 2016

Market News / focus on Rightmove

Rightmove delivered more leads than ever before on the back of record online traffic in January, the company has revealed. More than 127 million people visited Rightmove last month, up almost 20 per cent compared to the corresponding month last… Read more »

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Thu 11th Feb 2016

Local planning headlines

Bishop’s Waltham has been identified under Winchester City Council’s Local Plan Part 1 as needing to provide a minimum of 500 new homes between 2011 and 2031. Winchester City Council is currently consulting on its Local Plan Part 2. 
Part… Read more »

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Wed 9th Dec 2015

National Award for Bishops Waltham

White & Guard have won the regional ‘Best Agent in the South Coast’ award for the second year in a row at the 2015 Relocation Networks annual conference held at The Park Hotel in Westminster, London. The Relocation Network is… Read more »

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Fri 13th Nov 2015

Market performance – we are number one!

We are renowned for dealing with all price sectors and different property types and are able to provide our clients with a personal service and high standard they deserve. We are able to do this with a team of driven… Read more »

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Wed 28th Oct 2015

Is Hampshire set for major growth?

Average house prices in England and Wales will rise by 30.2 per cent in the next five years and the fastest growth will be seen in towns and cities in the South East, it has been claimed. A study by… Read more »

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