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10/08/22 - Property Market Update: Sixth price record but is the market starting to cool?

The average price of property coming to market saw a sixth consecutive record this month, rising by 0.4% to £369,968, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

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02/08/22 - Ten reasons to love Kimpton

Green, pleasant and endowed with a great school and community spirit, the semi-rural Hertfordshire village of Kimpton is an absolute gem and the next stop in our ‘Ten reasons to Love’ series.

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25/07/22 - Local Business Spotlight - Heaven is a Cupcake

This month, we are relaunching our Local Business Spotlight series, illuminating some of the exceptional and diverse businesses that make up the backbone of our great community.

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13/07/22 - Welcome to Potten End

In our latest Video Are Guide, we explore true village charm in Potten End.

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11/07/22 - Property Market Update: UK house prices rise to record highs for a fifth month in a row

The average price of property coming to market has hit another new record for a fifth consecutive month, according to the latest Rightmove data.

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05/07/22 - Your common mortgage questions answered by Ashwell Mortgage Services

To help you get to grips with the process, we speak to mortgage advisor and expert Simon Field at Ashwell Mortgage Services, who has the answers to come of the most frequently asked questions about mortgages and the mortgage process.

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01/07/22 - Ashtons Acquire Home County Sales & Lettings

Harpenden based Home County Sales & Lettings (HCSL) has just been acquired by Hertfordshire based estate agency Ashtons, the company’s third acquisition in just fifteen months.

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28/06/22 - Awards and Recognition – Most Outstanding Independent Estate Agency 2022, Harpenden

We are honoured to be awarded the title of Most Outstanding Independent Estate Agency, 2022 – Harpenden in the 2022 UK Property Awards.

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22/06/22 - Land & New Homes: 10 reasons a new build home might be the right choice for you.

Today, we are seeing more and more home buyers foregoing period charm and traditional features in favour of sleek, contemporary homes and there are plenty of reasons why. Here’s our breakdown of some of the many advantages of investing in a new build property:

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16/06/22 - How to ensure your move runs like clockwork: Our top tips for keeping your move stress and hassle free

Everybody knows that moving home is no walk in the park. There’s no sugar-coating the fact that property sales are complex, and can be an incredibly demanding, time-consuming and emotional time.
The good news is that it doesn’t need to be. Our top tips will help ensure your move runs like clockwork and is as stress-free as possible.
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Aug
10
2022

Narinder Chawla

Client rated 9

Very friendly, efficient and good service.

Aug
09
2022

Robert Wootton

Client rated 9

I have been impressed with all members of the Ashtons' sales team that I have dealt with in terms of frequency of communication, understanding my...

Aug
08
2022

Alison Webb

Client rated 10

Rebecca did an excellent job in managing the whole process and in keeping Us informed of progress as it took place. We found her to...

Aug
08
2022

Richard Stewart

Client rated 10

Outstanding support throughout the process. Wonderful quality of photographs and videos. Nic Simmonds took full charge of our sale from the beginning and was at...

Jul
31
2022

Ruth and Paul Fuller

Client rated 10

You have been so helpful, always there with professional advice delivered in a friendly and supportive manner. Everyone in the office always made us feel...

Jul
30
2022

Elaine Doros

Client rated 10

Excellent from the start with Tom Case. You have a very talented photographer/videographer. Not forgetting Lucy Gadsby and who was extremely helpful and professional to...

Jul
30
2022

Sue Graves

Client rated 10

Good service, when we were renting out our property and then when selling. Louise Walker deserves a special mention - she worked tirelessly in moving...

Jul
30
2022

Tony Cobley

Client rated 10

Once notified of my problem it was dealt with speedily and arranged with consultation. The guy who fixed my problem was very helpful and knowledgeable....

Jul
29
2022

William MacBurnie

Client rated 10

Verity & Lydia led the purchase of our new house & they were great, friendly & professional. When questions or issues were raised they were...

Jul
28
2022

Anonymous

Client rated 10

Professional and fast in responding.

Jul
28
2022

Anonymous

Client rated 10

Kirsty Twydell was excellent in handling the change of tenancy.

Jul
27
2022

Winona Duren

Client rated 10

Phillip and Sandy were fantastic. Really helped us manage the process.


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