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Lettings Bournemouth

Are you looking to let a property in the heart of the South Coast? Make your search for the best lettings Bournemouth has to offer a great deal easier and get in touch with Gordon Barker. We have a team of dedicated letting agents who are ready to help you find the best property for …   Read More »

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips

Washing machine maintenance tips – get the most from your machine. Posted on August 14, 2013 by Aaron TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR WASHING MACHINE – help it to last longer. Here we have a couple of quick tips to help keep your machine running for longer. Water-fill hoses Over time, the water hoses that came with your new …   Read More »

Preparing to Let Your Property

Preparing to let your property…what can you do?? Posted on June 26, 2013 by Aaron Here at Gordon Barker Residential Lettings we believe that a successful let begins with preparation; as Landlord there are variables that you need to be aware of that can directly affect the success of your let. Below is a simple guide to some …   Read More »

Tenant’s Contents Insurance

Tenant’s contents insurance…do you need it? Posted on May 7, 2013 by Aaron This topic has popped up twice in the last few days; does a tenant need contents insurance?? As a tenant in a rental property it is your responsibility to insure your own possessions and you are well advised to do so. Many letting agents and …   Read More »

Rightmove Reports

Rightmove.co.uk reports say rents to increase by circa 2% in 2013 Posted on December 7, 2012 by Aaron The news of rents being set to rise an average of 2% in 2013, according to Rightmove, is being widely accepted but we feel that the figures do not necessarily provide an accurate picture of our local community, especially looked back in 2012. …   Read More »

The Right Property

TENANTS – A Viewing checklist to help you choose the right property for you.. Posted on December 5, 2012 by Aaron When you view a property to rent, it is a great idea to be as organised as possible and the below check list could provide you with some basic things to look out for at the property. …   Read More »

Santander Mortgage Offer

SANTANDER MORTGAGE OFFER – 7 DAYS ONLY Posted on November 26, 2012 by Aaron Santander have launched a fantastic fixed rate mortgage product, which is only available for 7 days. All applications have to be submitted by 8pm on November 29th 2012. This new fixed rate product is 1.99% (the overall cost for comparison is 4.3 % APR) …   Read More »

Recent Lottery Winner

Lottery winner refuses to leave council home… Posted on November 6, 2012 by Aaron I read an article in the telegraph this this week that states ‘A lottery winner who could afford several homes has refused to leave his council house despite a long waiting list of more needy people…he has refused to purchase a property of his …   Read More »

2 up 2 down Flats?

Are flats becoming the new 2-up 2-down? Posted on October 31, 2012 by Aaron Is there a shift happening between the way buyers and renters are looking at properties and the reasons they want them? It seems that the popularity of  flats is certainly on the rise for both renters and sellers compared to the popularity of 2-up …   Read More »

Flatshares For Couples

Flatshares for couples – no ideal but sometimes the only option. Posted on October 29, 2012 by Aaron I read an article this week that states the follow: (courtesy of property118.com) 44% of couples living in flatshares say their living situation is affecting future plans to start families 14% of couples in flatshares say they will never be …   Read More »