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Investment in Luton is on the rise - why the LIF is so important

When you’re looking for a town to call home you want somewhere that’s going places. Luton tends to get a lot of bad press, but if you take the time to look more closely at what’s actually going on in our town, we think you’ll change your mind. The LIF is where it’s at, people. Read on to find out more …

Luton wins first place as best value 2018 commuter hotspot

Property hunters are a smart bunch, and for years Luton has been one of the best kept secrets by commuters seeking decent, affordable property that offers easy access by train to the capital. In 2018, Luton is finally getting the location recognition it deserves, which is great news for buyers and sellers alike.

What is Stamp Duty and How Much will I Have to Pay?

Stamp Duty is one of those additional costs you may have to pay when you buy a property. Like all legal, property, tax and accounting terminology it sounds scarier than it actually is. Let us demystify it for you, here and now …

7 Simple Ways to Cut your Energy Costs Today

Checking out your utility bills may not be your idea of a good time, but keeping your eye on this particular ball could free up cash in your account to use on more appealing things. Taking a few simple steps to cut your energy bills can save you £££ over the course of a year. And help the environment, too. What’s not to like?

6 Great Reasons to be Confident about Luton's 2018 Property Prices

As 2017 draws to a close, the news seems to be full of economic doom, gloom, and austerity. Again. But what does that mean for property prices? Is 2018 going to be a Happy New Year for Luton property owners and buyers? Here at Penrose Estate Agents we’d like to think so. Read on for six compelling reasons why:

Becoming a Landlord – What you Need to Know

Property has always been a wise investment, and Buy-to-Let is a great way to capitalize on any spare cash you may have. Being a Landlord can be both exciting and frustrating – success demands that you go in with your eyes wide open, so here’s what you need to know before you make the leap.

10 Top Features that will Help to Sell your Home

When selling your home, you need to highlight all the great things it has to offer. But more than that, you need to draw attention to those things that are particularly appealing to your prospective buyers. Hot-off-the-press research findings from comparison site reveals those things that buyers desire the most when buying a home. We share their top ten here …

Fire Safety – How to reduce the risks in your home

The recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in London has placed fire safety firmly on the agenda when it comes to property. In this post we take a general look at fire safety in the home, and offer tips on reducing risk along with useful reminders of what to do if a fire breaks out in your property.

How to Make your Holiday Rental Home a Happy One

Holiday rental homes are becoming increasingly popular. They offer space, privacy and the freedom to enjoy your holiday at your own leisurely pace. And yet, lovely as many of them are, holiday rentals can still sometimes feel a little impersonal, and may be missing vital elements that stop them feeling like home-from-home. Here are some ideas for how to make sure your rental experience is a happy one.

How to Prepare your Home for your Holiday Absence

Summer’s arrived and holidays are on the horizon – it’s the season to lock-up-and-leave your home for a week or two and enjoy a break. We know how important your property is to you, so we’ve put together a special guide on some of the best ways to keep your home safe and sound while you’re away.
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