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Storage. Make it stylish.

Have you ever felt like stuff just seems to appear in your house? You've got no idea where it came from, and for some reason in the deep, dark, depths of your mind, something is stopping you from getting rid of it. Or, your children have just bought home the 4000th picture they have made at school and you really have ran out of wall, cupboard, and under-the-bed space? We get it, it is easy to walk into...

Energy Efficient Homes

Energy efficiency at Backhouse, Blunsdon. There are many reasons we love working with Backhouse Homes, but one of the reasons that really stands out for us, is that they are always forward-thinking and moving with the times, so they can build you a future-proof home within a sustainable neighourhood. You may or may not know, that all of their new homes, whether they have two bedrooms, or five...

What makes us different?

This April (2022) sees us celebrate the 30th anniversary of Richard James, after opening our doors in Wroughton back in 1992. Since then, we’ve been fortunate enough to help clients of multiple generations find their dream homes and have expanded across 8 offices that cover Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. As well as Sales, we are also home to Richard James Lettings, Land & New Homes,...

Top Tips for preparing your home before photos

Buyers often look at pictures, videos and floor plans of a property that they like the look of, as the first step in their property search. With this in mind, many of our sellers ask us to organise professional photography and videography of their home - which we know works, with over 20 years of experience behind...

5 reasons to move in summer

July is fast approaching and the sunshine is shining, which can only mean one thing - British Summertime is here! With that being said, we thought we'd put together 5 reasons why you should move house this season... 1. Improved weather conditions Typically, the weather conditions in the wintertime can make moving a little tricky, with snow, sleet, frost and ice. However,...

8 simple ways to spruce up your home before selling!

Sprucing up your home is something that can be very beneficial before you come to sell it, which is why we've put together a list of 8 simple ideas for you to try. Lick of paint First things first, and maybe the most effective tip of ours, would be to refresh any paintwork in your home. Refreshing the paintwork in your home is a quick and easy way of tidying up any scuff...

First Time Buyers – #4 Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is the final part of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process.  Part 4 answers your most frequently asked questions... 1. How long does it take to buy a house (estimation)? There are many different stages of buying a property, which we appreciate may be daunting at first. However, providing each stage is completed...

First Time Buyers – #3 Next up, time to consider these things…

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is part 3 of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process.  Part 3 covers some of the most important steps and arranging the completion of your new home… Solicitors Paperwork First things first, it is time to complete the initial paperwork given to you by your solicitor. Once this paperwork has...

First Time Buyers – #2 It’s time to start house hunting!

Welcome back First Time Buyers, this is part 2 of a four-part blog series, written to guide you through the house-buying process. Part 2 covers finding your first home and making an offer... Find a property Take a look at all area's in which you would consider living, look at the house prices in those areas and then decide what you can afford. Following an appointment...

A guide to retirement living

If you're considering retirement living, this is a good place to start. We've put together a helpful guide to explain what exactly a retirement village is and we've included a list which highlights a range of benefits. What is a retirement village? A retirement village is a housing development built specifically for older buyers, featuring a range of different property types, including houses,...

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