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A Stone’s Throw – Discovering the West Country’s Hotspots

Living off the A303 is the place to be according to a recent Country Life article (linked below). Madeleine Silver writes about the villages situated off this major trunk road linking London with Devon & Cornwall. Charlie Graham of Rural View contributes to this piece with his thoughts about the property market in South Wiltshire [...]

A Stone’s Throw – Discovering the West Country’s Hotspots2019-07-22T14:51:28+00:00

Not the Biggest but the Best!

Rural View may not be the largest or indeed the most widely known estate agency covering the South Wiltshire/North Dorset area but we are the best when it comes to attracting interest in our clients’ properties. This claim is borne out by our clients’ homes being the most viewed properties in our patch on Rightmove, [...]

Not the Biggest but the Best!2019-07-02T14:25:50+00:00

Do we have something to celebrate?

This might be a trifle premature but after three years of a fairly stagnant housing market, it seems to have woken up over the last couple of weeks. Rural View have been busy not only registering new buyers, arranging viewings and receiving offers but we have also had a tranche of new instructions come our [...]

Do we have something to celebrate?2019-06-21T11:36:23+00:00

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!

For a bit of Christmas fun, we have devised a quiz asking you to name the 10 people below who during their lifetime had associations within an area covering a 20 miles radius of Tisbury. The first 5 you will need to identify them from their portraits and the second 5 from objects or places [...]

Enter our Christmas Quiz to Win a Magnum of Champagne!2018-12-04T15:59:24+00:00

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?

The question regularly asked by prospective house sellers is whether it is a good idea to market one’s home over the winter months or is best to wait until spring? Traditionally the spring/early summer has been regarded as the prime selling season but in recent years the peaks and troughs between the usual ebb and [...]

Marketing Your House This Winter, Is It A Good Idea?2018-11-22T15:26:22+00:00

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