Ahead of the general election Steve Cook from Clarke Gammon Wellers asks the political parties to spare a thought for the property sector. As we inch towards the general election on 12th December, much will be said about Brexit, the NHS, education, crime and the...

The Smart Home is a concept that would have seemed fictional a decade ago. However, today it’s entirely possible to control everything, from the temperature of your heating to turning your kettle on, with a device such as a smart phone. Convenience is the major benefit of...

Property is one of the most significant investments that most of us will make and so it makes sense to ensure that you’re getting the biggest return on it. If you want to make sure that your home is as saleable as it can be then there are some simple ways to add value. &...

What is so special about Haslemere? Well it has had a long associated history with some famous and not so famous people in history. Check out the who's who of who that have lived in Haslemere.  Located in the Borough of Waverley in Surrey, Haslemere is a well-connected town...

2019 is a great year for first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder. Thanks to changes that were introduced in the budget last year there is currently no stamp duty to pay – up to certain limits. Given the costs that are involved in buying a home this is...

If you are lucky enough to have a garden attached to your property then you already have an advantage when it comes to selling. However, that depends on whether your external areas look good and are well maintained or have been left to go to seed. According to research, potential...

There are many benefits to improving the energy efficiency of your home, from reducing the impact you have on the environment to minimising your monthly costs. If this is something you’re keen to do then these are our Top 10 tips on how to get started.  1. Monitor...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers assesses the property market as we ease towards autumn. Before we know where we are it will be autumn - ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as John Keats put it. But for many this coming autumn, the mists of Brexit may...

Do you know what buyers are looking for when it comes to finding a new home? This kind of information is useful insight if you’re keen to achieve a fast sale for a good price. A recent survey identified 10 key features that will make your home more appealing to a potential...

You can do everything online these days – algorithms always have the answer, right? Well, not entirely. Although the internet is an incredibly valuable resource, when you’re searching for a home, there are some benefits to working with a local estate agent that you...

Downsizing is currently a popular trend. According to recent research, around 5.7 million people are already looking to move to a smaller home and that figure is set to rise to 11 million by 2036. Especially later in life, moving to a smaller home often makes good financial sense...

Moving home is an exciting time. From browsing for your perfect property to putting in an offer and then collecting the keys on completion day, there is a lot to get excited about. There is also a lot to consider when buying, especially when it comes to the cost. If you’re...

Clarke Gammon Wellers, in conjunction with Mayfair Office, have launched a London day to attract buyers moving out of London. The event is being held on 11 th  September 2019, just off Oxford Street. Showcasing cottages, houses and apartments We will be showcasing a wide...

Selling your home can be a stressful time. However, you don’t have to deal with it alone. An agent provides a wealth of support when it comes to managing the sales process and ensuring that you get the best possible deal. Agents today come in many different types but there...

Art Lovers and bargain hunters came together for the first George Abbot Wild Card Auction, held to raise funds for the school's Renaissance Project.  Forty-two lots of original, postcard-sized artworks were on offer in a wide variety of media and styles, from abstract and...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers looks at the two basic questions really worth asking when it comes to selling your home. Estate agents or online-only wannabes offer cut-price commission rates to tempt sellers, and the press bombards the public with alarming commentary on...

Clarke Gammon Wellers are proud supporters of the Wild Card Auction at George Abbot School, Guildford, to raise funds to create a hub for their Art School. George Abbot School has a longstanding reputation for excellence in the arts encouraging students in their creativity and...

There are few things more unnerving than being on the verge of moving house and realising that you’re just not ready for it. If the removals van is booked, contracts are signed and there are other people depending on you then this is no time to feel like you’re...

The UK mortgage market is the largest in Europe with more than 11 million mortgages currently in place in the UK. For anyone looking to get onto the housing ladder it’s more than likely that a mortgage will be required to do it. If that’s your goal then it’s...

The number of first time buyers getting on to the property ladder increased from 192,300 in 2008 to 372,000 in 2018. So, more people are now able to buy that essential first home. If you’re keen to be one of the positive statistics this year this is everything you need to...

Having children around is a big transition and one that few people are prepared for. While the emotional and lifestyle changes might take a while to adjust to there are some simple steps you can take to ensure your home is at least child proof, no matter what age your children...

Getting the best possible price – and the fastest possible sale – isn’t purely down to luck. There are also a number of steps you can take to help prepare your home for selling. 1. Declutter Your home will look better with minimal clutter – make sure...

In 2019, Clarke Gammon Wellers celebrates 100 years of delivering professional services across residential, land and new homes, rural, agricultural and commercial property. Our business has been built on proven specialist expertise and a culture of professional, personal service...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers explains what being an estate agent really means. Some people think our job is easy. They think that property just sells itself. That a buyer appears from nowhere, loves a house or flat and agrees to buy it - just like that. Some think the...

The UK property market has often made the news over the past decade. There have been many different influences at play, from the impact of the 2008 recession to the more recent effect of Brexit. House prices have fallen and risen again and different buyers and investors have come...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers finds that there is not only life in the property market this spring, but also some wonderful opportunities. Some of us remember the last time the property market had few cash buyers, not many buy-to-let investors and relatively few...

Hygge may have been co-opted by hipster Instagrammers and on-trend interior designers but the actual principles behind this Scandinavian term make a lot of sense. Ideas of cosines, wellness and contentment are at the heart of Hygge. Whether you’re dreading Brexit...

Clarke Gammon Wellers have just won the British Property Award for Haslemere, for the second year running. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels. Clarke Gammon Wellers have now been shortlisted for a...

If you’re considering putting your property on the market then you might be under the impression that it’s a matter of luck in terms of whether a buyer comes along. There is a certain element of timing involved in finding the right purchaser for your property. However...

One in five households in the UK is now renting. As we get deeper into the first quarter of 2019, forecasts for the lettings market in the UK are a mixed bag. While rents are predicted to increase, other factors may make the market a difficult place to be, both for landlords and...

For any homeowner, adding value to their home is an important consideration for the future, should you choose to move locations, upsize or downsize. Adding value is often subjective, and depends on taking into account current and future trends that potential buyers may see as...

The trend in garden outbuilding is one that has been growing all over the UK. From the simple garden shed through to dens and pool houses we have begun to see more and more people looking to their gardens to find additional room to expand the space in their homes. But why is...

We've reached February, the month of snow and romance. Most of us are looking for something in February - a dozen roses under a hundred pounds, warm clothes, the ideal summer holiday and even a new relationship. It's the time of year when we might look for a meaningful partner...

At Clarke Gammon Wellers we believe that it’s important to give something back. And, as this year is our centenary year, we’ve been looking for a way to mark such a special anniversary. Making a donation to the Children With Special Needs charity is the perfect way to...

50% of all property in London is leasehold and the majority of annual buyer transactions involve a leasehold deal. So, for a large percentage of homebuyers – especially first time buyers – dealing with the details of leasehold is going to be essential. A leasehold...

Surrey is one of the Home Counties, a well connected and picturesque part of the UK that has a lot to offer. Whether you’re studying, working or living family life there is plenty to do in this exciting and vibrant place to live. Get out and about in nature Surrey is...

Steve Cook of Clarke Gammon Wellers ponders the property market in Brexit year, 2019, and explains some home truths amongst many unknowns. There was a time before 1973, the year of the UK's first big property boom, when houses and flats were seen as investments, but hardly as...