There are over 36 million visits to Rightmove over the festive period, making it the perfect time to sell!

Gain the maximum possible exposure to start the New Year! Between Christmas Day last year and the first working day of the new year Rightmove received an astounding 36 million* visits to its site, that’s a huge surge of people viewing properties during the Christmas holidays! 

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From the vineyards to your doorstep: Introducing Cardiff’s Wine Fiend

Born from passion against the backdrop of a global pandemic, Wine Fiend is an online retailer specialising in natural and organic wines run by well-known Cardiffian, Dean Euden. Dean chatted with us about starting a business during times of uncertainty, championing unique voices within the wine industry, and why collaborating with other local independent businesses is the best way to go

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The Patternistas: bringing colour and kindness to the streets of Cardiff

The Patternistas are a Cardiff-based creative studio specialising in bright, bespoke patterns for products and spaces. Throughout the pandemic, they’ve shared messages of hope and kindness on billboards around town, and decorated the windows of venues and businesses with beautiful illustrations. We had the chance to catch up with them to reflect on creativity during lockdown, what advice they’d give to other creatives, and their plans for the coming year.

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Health and Wellness tips on returning to our new normal

The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health. Being aware and talking about our own mental health and supporting our family and friends with theirs is more crucial now than it ever has been before. ​​​​​​We’ve teamed up with Cardiff based Life Coach, Leah Sian Davies, to share tips and advice on “creating experiences to bring people back to life post-COVID!”

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Rebels with a cause: A really good cause!

One of the most positive things to come out of the pandemic has been community spirit. With people being told to stay home and stay local, community groups and neighbourhoods have gotten stronger and have pulled together more than ever before. Lockdown has turned a group of mams from the local Ysgol Glan Ceubal (YGC) school into rebels determined to spread some cheer around Llandaff North and Gabalfa

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The unexpected Covid effect that looks only set to continue

When the announcement was made in March 2020 that we’d be heading into a national lockdown, everyone held their breath.  What would it mean for the property industry?  Overnight, the market came to a halt, mortgage products were withdrawn, sales were suspended and almost all of our staff were furloughed. Yet now, well over a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the market is booming.

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Property market sees busiest January on record 

The record-breaking start to the year reported by Rightmove early in the month was sustained across all of January, with the website recording over 211 million visits from home-movers, a record for this time of year.  This is great news for anyone looking to sell or let their home, as despite various lockdowns and restrictions the housing market remains strong.

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Christmas Competition Terms and Conditions 2019

Santa’s arrival is drawing closer and the season of giving has begun, so in the run up to Christmas we will be holding three prize draws on our social media pages.  These prize draws will run from December 2nd – 20th 2019. There will be a total of three prizes to be won, over a 3 week period, and each draw will run for one week only (Monday to Friday).

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12 distinctive homes you can buy in Pontyclun and Talbot Green right now

The Talbot Green, Pontyclun and Llantrisant area in Rhondda Cynon Taff has long been a popular place to live. From one bedroom flats to homes for those with big budgets there’s something to suit everyone. Here we’ve highlighted a selection of our distinctive homes currently for sale with pa black in our Talbot Green branch.

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Drawing on a love of nature

Not many successful careers start with a broody chicken, but Emma Levey is different. A self-described ‘Vale Girl’ she grew up just outside Cowbridge and went to school in the town. At the age of 33 she has already had a career to be proud of. Illustrator, author of children’s books and an associate lecturer at UWE in Bristol, her first picture book Hattie Peck has now been translated into over a dozen languages...

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Property sales are increasing locally with strong buyer demand

We are living in ever-changing times with the current political uncertainty and speculation continuing, leading to numerous reports of consumer confidence being hindered and a subdued housing market. However, this does not seem to be the case in South Wales, with Peter Alan’s results so far this year being strong, a positive sign for the local property market.

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Make sure to protect your home this winter

Winter is traditionally a time when problems arise in properties seriously affecting homeowner’s day-to-day lives and can sometimes lead to high costs. Landlords must also ensure that they are taking responsibility for their properties and their tenants, and prepare their rental homes so they’re not faced with any nasty surprises later down the line.

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Sell now to move by Christmas

Local estate agency Peter Alan is urging homeowners to start marketing their homes now if they want to be moved in by Christmas. According to the agency, the months of September and October are an ideal time to sell your home. With children back at school and the summer holidays over, buyers are returning to the market and looking to purchase before the end of the year.

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pa black expands their prestige offering to the lettings market

Award winning estate agency, pa black, has taken the decision to launch a prestige lettings offering on the 15th anniversary of the launch of the original Peter Alan lettings service. pa black is the exclusive homes service from Peter Alan, with a clear focus on quality and distinction, which is recognised for selling properties in the upper-end of the Welsh market.

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Competition to design Peter Alan’s ‘Welcome to you New Home’ card winner announced!

Peter Alan have been offering all primary school pupils across the South Wales branch network an opportunity to showcase their artwork by entering their ‘Design A Welcome to your New Home Card Competition’. The winning design will be entered into production and used on the front of the cards given to all buyers for a year.

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The added value of a High Street Agent

What are you looking for in an estate agent? As technology continues to advance, the property industry evolves; in recent years we have seen the birth of the ‘online’ call-centre estate agents, bringing their own unique take on estate agency. But high street agents such as Peter Alan offer something very different when it comes to selling or letting your property. So what is the true value of a high street agent?

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Discover coastal living

From award winning beaches, to rugged shore lines, our coastline offers a dramatic landscape full of activity. Those residing close to our shores are privileged to live in beautiful areas and wonderful communities. During the summer we all long for days at the beach taking in the sea air, but you don’t have to travel far to get that holiday feeling. We take you on a tour of coastal living in St. Donats, Ogmore-by-Sea, Porthcawl, and Mumbles.

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The British Property Awards Gold Winner for Swansea is Peter Alan!

Peter Alan in Morriston have won the British Property Awards for Swansea. Their team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focuses on customer service levels. Peter Alan has now been shortlisted for a number of national awards which will be announced later in the year at a lavish ceremony in central London.

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Discover Chepstow

The historic walled town of Chepstow, also known as “The Entrance to Wales,” is nestled within the Lower Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the border between England and Wales. This bustling market town, referred to as Cas-Gwent in Welsh, translates as castle of Gwent, reflecting the importance of its Norman castle located at the heart of the town which is one of the earliest stone-built strongholds in Britain

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Peter Alan Letting Agency are Licenced to Let

The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 introduced the new compulsory system of registering and licensing for landlords and agents in Wales. The legislation made provision for those who needed to comply to do so within a year, but the enforcement powers are now active. This means that failure to comply with the legislation is now an offence and can result in a fine.

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Peter Alan confident in property market following EU Referendum

We are pleased to report that the local property market remains buoyant following the result of the EU Referendum. As demand for property stays high and house prices continue to hold their value, we are certain that home movers shouldn’t put their home moving plans on hold and the team is encouraging prospective movers to come in for some expert guidance if they are unsure of the next steps to take.

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Spring is good news for sellers

Get your property on the market now if you're serious about selling, says local estate agency Peter Alan. According to the branch, the spring period is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for searching for property. As people shake off the cobwebs of winter and the weather gets warmer, potential buyers will be out in force looking for a new home.

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Compulsory registration and licensing of all Landlords and Letting Agents in Wales is now live

The new compulsory system of registering and licensing for landlords and agents in Wales, Rent Smart Wales, is now live. The aim is to raise standards in the private rented sector in Wales with the introduction of a new law requiring the registration and licensing of all landlords and agents.

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Compulsory registration and licensing of all Landlords and Letting Agents in Wales set to go live from November 23rd 2015

The new compulsory system of registering and licensing for landlords and agents in Wales, branded Rent Smart Wales, is going live on November 23. The aim is to raise standards in the private rented sector in Wales with the introduction of a new law requiring the registration and licensing of all landlords and agents.

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How to prepare your home for photos

Before buyers come to view your property the very first impression they get will be created by the photos used online, in printed property details and in the press. Properties that are most eye-catching to buyers are likely to attract more interest and this can often take just a little effort from you. We have put together the some tips for individual rooms to help you prepare your home.

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Our Talbot Green branch give a talk about what estate agents do to local school children

Hannah David, Talbot Green Branch Manager recently visited a local Primary School to give a talk about what estate agents do as part of their first term module looking into different kinds of houses. Hannah gave the children a short talk about estate agents and she then showed them how to put property details together, where and how we advertise and how we make floorplans. Hannah then left each of the children with a blank picture of a house so that they could have a competition to decorate it.

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