Author Archives: Nicola Severn


About Nicola Severn

Nicola Severn's career in marketing communications spans over 15 years, the last 10 of which have been spent in the property and finance industries. As Propertywide's Senior Online Editor, and a homeowner and landlord herself, Nicola's vast experience of the property market allows her to provide a unique insight into the challenges and benefits of buying, selling, renting and letting property. Connect on Google: + Nicola Severn .

NHBC launches website for new home buyers

Using expertise gained from 80 years of providing warranty and insurance cover for new build homes, NHBC has recently launched a new website containing everything you need to know about buying and moving into a new home.

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Bids at the ready…Countrywide Property Auctions to take place at Sheffield and Exeter

Are you on the hunt for your next home? Or maybe you’d like to expand your property portfolio. Either way, you don’t want to miss a golden opportunity to scoop up your next property at auction.

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Properties of the Week: New-build Homes

Anybody who has ever moved into a brand new home will appreciate that it offers several distinct advantages. This week we take a look at some attractive new-build options.

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Ensure that your rental property is on a potential tenant’s radar

If you’re a landlord who is managing and / or growing a property portfolio, your rental strategy should not ignore the potential of acquiring property close to rental hubs. Here’s just the tool to help.

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Properties of the Week: Family friendly pads with investment potential

The success or failure of any investment in property relies on having a well conceived strategy. Identifying a spend limit, a specified tenant type and a target monthly rent from the outset will help to ensure you purchase the right property for … Continue reading

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Work with the best for lettings success

When it comes to letting property working with the right agent who understands your strategy can ensure your properties are occupied by reliable trustworthy tenants, rental returns are maximised and disputes and maintenance problems are kept to a minimum.

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5 steps to lucrative letting

Being a landlord takes more than just finding a tenant and collecting the rent. The right lettings strategy can deliver returns far beyond your expectations. What’s more, the right approach can also minimise issues, allowing you to enjoy your free time … Continue reading

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Properties of the week: Why take a leaf out of somebody else’s book when you can own your own library?

Anybody who has been paying attention to these blogs will recall that Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator, is reputed to have written ’If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’. This is the, … Continue reading

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