‘Equity release’ versus ‘downsizing’

As estate agents in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge, at April Homes we like to keep abreast of trends not only in the UK housing market, but also in the wider economy. We were therefore intrigued to read a piece of research by Equity Release Advisers, Key Retirement, which revealed that pensioner property ownership [...]

Thumbs up to full regulation!

In April the government announced that it is to introduce full regulation of the estate agency sector. As professional and ethical estate agents in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge, at April Homes we wholeheartedly welcome this decision. Under the new regulatory regime, all estate agents will be required to hold a professional qualification in [...]

Are you a modern first-time buyer?

Most mortgage applicants are now over 30 when they buy their first home many with more diversified backgrounds, which include varied credit histories, fluctuating incomes, and a challenge to save a deposit that keeps in pace with the growing property market values. As more people rent  the challenges of saving for that illusive deposit become [...]

Time for a spring clean

It finally appears that spring is here, and this is the time when most people who want to move, rather than need to, will be putting their home on the market. If this is you, before you instruct an agent, we’d recommend taking a good long look at your property and consider whether it could [...]

Thank you for such a great service in selling our home.

We started out in business nine years ago with the aim of providing a highly professional, ethical, and friendly service to both buyers and sellers of property. What we really love in this business is helping our clients to make their move and receiving great feedback! We recently received this feedback from a seller client [...]

Seven steps to selling success!

As estate agents in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge, we believe that there are several ways in which you can improve your chances of selling your property quickly and minimising your stress. Here are our seven steps to selling success: 1) Arrange your finance Before you start putting any plans to sell in motion, [...]

Another Newmarket property sale completed!

Another Newmarket property sale completed today! George Lambton Avenue, Newmarket This top floor flat sold for £137,000 to a 'first-time buyer'. We wish them many happy years in their first home!  We are looking to work with more property owners in the Newmarket area... April Homes are established, family-owned estate agents in Bury [...]

The first daffodils – and it’s not even spring!

Spotted - the first daffodils 🌼 coming into bloom near Cambridge and it's not even spring! Daffodils A nice sight nonetheless. 😊 We couldn't resist posting this picture as the 'daff' is in our company logo! 😊 So if some daffodils 🌼 aren't waiting for spring neither should home owners looking to move! [...]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We wish you a Happy New Year! We would like to thank all of our clients (past and present), plus all of our followers and friends, for your support in 2017! We hope that 2018 brings you all happiness, health, peace, and prosperity! With best wishes for the new year! [...]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! We are taking a break from business - returning to the office on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018. We will be monitoring emails during this time, but unless it is an urgent matter, no action will be taken until the new year. May we take this moment to wish you all a [...]