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Our property experts are often asked to share their extensive knowledge in the press. Below are some of our most recent mentions.

19 April 2019

How to prepare your garden for a house sale (The Times)

When city-dwellers sell up and move to the country, their priorties regarding a garden change. Emma Seaton, director of Prime Purchase, says: 'Top of many people's wishlists is a bigger garden, more privacy, space for the children to play and make a noise without upsetting the neighbours, and allowing the family to get a dog. However, people often underestimate how much work and cost a very large garden involves. The upkeep can be considerable and if you need to hire a gardener, you need to factor that cost in.'

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07 April 2019

The golden rules to bear in mind when buying a home (The Sunday Times)

Follow up any viewing in writing. 'After a viewing, I follow up straightaway with an email detailing points I'd like answers on,' says Charlie Wells, managing director of Prime Purchase, the buying arm of Savills. 'That's key if the person showing you round hasn't been able to answer all your questions on the spot.'

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04 February 2019

The banks, post offices and stations that have been transformed into fine family homes (Country Life)

Although there are hurdles, many buyers feel the benefits outweigh these. James Shaw of Prime Purchase says: 'Generous proportions with high ceilings and classic fenestration are what most people hanker after.'

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25 January 2019

Wealthy snap up bargains in the capital (The Times)

Guy Meacock of Prime Purchase said the additional stamp duty for buy-to-let landlords introduced in 2016 had cooled the second-homes market for luxury properties. However, he said that Brexit had created a 'gilt-edged' opportunity for overseas buyers to invest in London that 'we won't see again for some time'.

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