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Village House, Town House? Where’s your next move?

It may seem obvious to some that those moving house should be absolutely clear about the sort of property they want to move to and where it should be. We are approached directly by buyers because they want to live in this particular area, but when one drills down in to precisely what they are [...]

Village House, Town House? Where’s your next move?2018-11-15T12:09:36+00:00

Back to School – Our List of Schools in the Area is Top of the Class!

After the long summer which this year began early with the heatwave stretching back to May, the summer holidays have come to an end at last and our thoughts turn to the start of a new academic year, no doubt to the relief of parent and child alike! Salisbury and its Valleys, Shaftesbury, the Wiltshire [...]

Back to School – Our List of Schools in the Area is Top of the Class!2018-10-22T15:19:22+00:00

Making a Splash, Village Houses with Swimming Pools

Until this summer it had been the understanding for many years in the property industry that houses with an indoor swimming pool had a positive advantage and having one could help sell a home as well as adding to its value. In contrast, an outdoor pool did not add any more to the sale price [...]

Making a Splash, Village Houses with Swimming Pools2018-10-22T15:27:37+00:00

Government to overhaul the property market & professionalise estate agents

Rural View are delighted that the Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to introduce new measures to speed up the house selling/buying process and professionalise the estate agent sector, driving up standards and bringing an end to ‘rogue managing agents’. This is something that is more than overdue and we, together with the rest [...]

Government to overhaul the property market & professionalise estate agents2018-04-17T11:10:37+00:00

Gold Hill – Shaftesbury’s Treasure

Sitting proudly on top of a hilly promontory on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, is an ancient Saxon market town of tremendous historic interest as well as being a lovely place to live or visit. However, it is one street that really puts Shaftesbury on the map even though this modest twisting cobbled lane only has buildings [...]

Gold Hill – Shaftesbury’s Treasure2018-10-22T15:31:14+00:00

Moving? – Get Your Finances Sorted First

In a recent article, I urged anyone venturing into the property market to appoint a solicitor as soon as possible and preferably before, so as to pre-empt any issues and ensure a speedy transaction. The same goes for property financing and this applies to both buyers and sellers. Before one starts looking to buy a [...]

Moving? – Get Your Finances Sorted First2018-03-20T11:02:08+00:00

Choosing a Property Solicitor

Appointing a solicitor for conveyancing You’ve found your perfect home or your agent has hooked you a buyer, now what? For many, it’s only at this stage that they start to think about appointing a solicitor to act on their behalf in the conveyancing process. i.e. the legal business of buying and selling property. However, [...]

Choosing a Property Solicitor2018-02-08T09:01:14+00:00

A very happy & prosperous New Year from Rural View!

  The answers to our Name the Christmas Artist Competition were: A. Vincent van Gogh, B. William Turner, C. Joseph Farquharson, D. Fra Angelico, E. Peter Rubens, F. Claude Monet, G. Leonardo da Vinci, H. Rembrandt van Rijn, I. Pieter Bruegel (the Younger) & J. Paul Gaugin. The tie breaker - Salvator Mundi sold for [...]

A very happy & prosperous New Year from Rural View!2018-01-03T14:54:36+00:00

NAME THE CHRISTMAS ARTIST COMPETITION!

Here are 10 winter & Christmas scenes, some are more familiar than others but who painted them? Name as many artists as you can! 1st Prize - 12 Bottles of Wine 2nd Prize - 6 Bottles of Wine TIE BREAK - How much was Picture G sold for at auction in 2017? Email your answers [...]

NAME THE CHRISTMAS ARTIST COMPETITION!2018-01-03T14:51:25+00:00

EPC changes in Residential Lettings

It has been on the cards for a while now, but legislation has a habit of creeping up on us and EPC changes in residential lettings is on the horizon. Government guidance states that: ‘ From April 2018, landlords of privately rented domestic and non-domestic property in England or Wales must ensure that their properties reach [...]

EPC changes in Residential Lettings2018-01-03T15:18:36+00:00

Now Selling AND Finding your Next Home

Nervous about marketing current property before finding your next home? We often conduct market appraisals where owners are not comfortable with putting their own properties on the market until they have found somewhere to move to. This is understandable, especially in a market where there is little to choose from. If they have been in their [...]

Now Selling AND Finding your Next Home2017-10-05T14:38:17+00:00

Moving for Wiltshire Grammar Schools and other Top Schools

One of the most pressing reasons for moving house is to live within reach of the best school that we have selected for our children. Gone are the days when a job for life meant a house for life with the local school as the only option. We are all much more mobile and selective [...]

Moving for Wiltshire Grammar Schools and other Top Schools2017-09-26T09:05:18+00:00

Victorian Elegance in Thomas Hardy’s Shaston (Shaftesbury)

A former rectory for sale in the heart of a historic market town of Shaftesbury Where is historic Shaftesbury? Straddling the Wiltshire/Dorset border, the ancient hill top market town of Shaftesbury, or Shaston as Thomas Hardy named it, is a truly historic settlement. It may have Celtic or Roman origins but is strongly associated with [...]

Victorian Elegance in Thomas Hardy’s Shaston (Shaftesbury)2017-09-06T09:40:48+00:00

Character House For Sale in Christopher Wren’s Childhood Village (East Knoyle)

Attractive 17th Century house with tremendous character Many of London’s most iconic landmark buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Naval Collage and a host of churches rebuilt after the Great Fire of London were designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of England’s most highly acclaimed architects. This influential historical figure had a relatively [...]

Character House For Sale in Christopher Wren’s Childhood Village (East Knoyle)2017-07-04T12:42:34+00:00

South Wiltshire – a Cultural Hotspot

A plethora of cultural events have helped to put Salisbury and the pretty villages of South Wiltshire on the map. South Wiltshire has always had a strong connection to the arts, over the centuries drawing many well-known creative people to Salisbury and its beautiful valleys. Not only do they buy or rent property in the [...]

South Wiltshire – a Cultural Hotspot2017-07-04T12:54:36+00:00

Country Cottages and what Attracts Buyers

Country Cottages are many peoples' dream. Whether to escape to from the pressures of city life or to live in permanently, the country cottage holds a distinct charm and here are what we have found buyers most look for when making the move. Period Character Country cottages have plenty of character and what was often [...]

Country Cottages and what Attracts Buyers2017-05-18T14:13:20+00:00