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Property Programmes To Inspire You


We have put together a list of programmes which will help inspire your next property purchase

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Increase your kerb appeal


The homes that perform the best are the ones that can grab the attention from the off

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Apps to help with anxiety and stress


We have found some of the best apps to help you cope with the current situation and beyond

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Healthy habits to see you through lockdown


It is important that we pay attention to our mental health and wellbeing to ensure that we are looking after ourselves

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Lockdown DIY Jobs To Complete


Why not make the most of the extra time at home and tackle one of our easy lockdown DIY tasks… 

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Rental Market In Prime Position For Bounce Back!


People are already making rental plans, a positive sign for the lettings market

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The Government Shuts Down Estate Agency


The government has released detailed guidance on the process of moving home during the current health crisis which has slowed all areas of estate a...

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Eco Friendly Homes


2020 is set for an environmental transformation, with the property market a strong contributor to this

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Electrical Safety Regulations Come Into Place For Landlords


The first new landlord legislation of 2020 has been proposed and relates to electrical safety checks.

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West Midlands January Property Market News


the latest news in the West Midlands property market

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Top Tips to Redecorate your Home on a Budget


our top tips to spruce up your home on a budget

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2020 Sales Market Predictions


what does 2020 have in store for the sales market?

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2019 Awards Success for Robert Oulsnam and Company


we celebrate our team successes for 2019

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2019 Letting Market Trends


looking back at our 2019 letting market predictions - did they come true?!

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How to Attract the Best Tenants to your Rental Property


why keeping your rental property in tip top condition means you will get tip top tenants

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The Busiest Time for House Hunting Online


the busiest time for house hunting online, revealed

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Robert Oulsnam Lettings Team Expands Again!


Lydia Spencer becomes a permanent member of the Oulsnam Lettings team

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Robert Oulsnam Lettings Team Hires a New Property Manager


we welcome back Darren Barber to the lettings team

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When is the Best Time to Sell Your Home?


list your home now to sell quickly in the New Year

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What is the Best Way to Sell Your Home Quickly?


how to prepare yourself and your home in order to get a swift sale

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The Do's and Don'ts of Property Viewing


the do's and don'ts of viewing a property for sale

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Are you Thinking About Upsizing your House?


Things to consider when thinking about buying a bigger home

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Why Open House Viewings are a Good Way to Sell Your Property


a guide to open viewings when selling your home

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More People Choose to Rent over Buying a Home


why is choosing to rent becoming more and more popular?

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Buying a Property with a Granny Annexe


why buying a house with additional annexe space could be a great investment

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How Can You Improve Your Home’s Chances of Selling?


what are the best ways to help improve kerb appeal and achieve a quick sale?

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How to Secure a Tenant - Get Pet Friendly!


why allowing pets in a rental property is a good idea

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How to Save Money by Using a Letting Agent


how can you save money by using a letting agent to market and manage your home?

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Positivity in the Mortgage Lending Industry


increased confidence within the mortgage lenders association

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How to Add Money to Your Home


extending your property can add £££'s

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Help to Buy Mortgage Changes


help to buy scheme changes to allow longer mortgage terms

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Lettings Sees Increased Market Positivity


rent is up and void periods are down in the lettings market

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​​​​​​​Independent vs Corporate Estate Agents


what are the benefits of using a local estate agent over a corporate agent?

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Landlord Fees - Is Cheaper Always the Best Options


should landlords always go for the cheapest letting agent?

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Open Day at Abbey Gate Development


Bromsgrove sales office holds open day for Abbey Gate development houses

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8 Most Common Estate Agency Myths


8 most common estate agent myths when selling your house

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Road Closures in Barnt Green


Road closures to Hewell Road, Barnt Green for Severn Trent Water upgrades

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New Lettings Manager for our Oulsnams Lettings Office


We find out some more about our new lettings branch manager

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Kings Heath Gets Creative


Kings Heath holds its very first poetry slam

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Star Project Summer Show Update


An update on the Star Project Summer Show

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New Branch Manager for Barnt Green


Introducing Ryan Pell to the Oulsnam team

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Oulsnams Bromsgrove Appoints new Branch Manager


Find out about our new Bromsgrove sales office branch manager

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Making the Best Property Purchase Decisions


Making sure you make the right decision when buying a new home

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Oulsnam Lettings Team Expands Again


Our Lettings team grows its valuation and negotiation department with a new recruit

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Our Lettings Branch Expands with a New Team Member


Lettings team expands with a new addition to the property management team

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Positivity in the Housing and Property Industry


The property industry proves that positive changes continue throughout an unstable political climate

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5 ways to Keep your Tenants Happy!


How to be the best landlord you can possibly be - top tips for making, and keeping, happy tenants!

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How to sell your home for the best price


Top tips to make sure you get the best possible sale price for your home

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top tips for a smooth tenancy check out


Top tips for a smooth tenancy check-out

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Top Tips for Moving Home


Top tips for moving home stress free!

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Birmingham City builds more new homes to meet new housing...


Berkeley Homes invests in Birmingham; new homes will help city meet ambitious new homes target

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Oulsnam West Midlands Property Sales Predictions 2019


What will 2019 bring for the sales market in the property industry? Increased house prices and positivity!

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tenant security during landlord property changes


A growing number of tenants want to stay put, even if their landlord sells up. What are the options?

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Buy to Let Investment Remains A Strong Proposition


Buy to let investment remains a strong proposition for landlords.

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When is the Best Time to Sell Your House?


When's the best time to sell your home? February 19th at 8pm!

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2019 Lettings Market Predictions


What does 2019 hold for the lettings market? Our Lettings Branch Manager gives us her top 5 predictions.

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Should you Extend your House or Relocate?


If you need more space; is it better to extend your property or relocate?

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New Year - New Home for Millennials


What sacrifices are Millennials making in order to get a foot on the property ladder?

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High Street Agents Generate More Sales and Higher Selling...


Recent reports have found that high street agents generate more sales and higher sales prices. We look at the statistics and reflect on why that m...

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How Much Does Buying A House Actually Cost?


A summary of the extra costs over and above the property purchase price associated with buying a new home.

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Robert Oulsnam Heads to Property Awards Night


Robert Oulsnam has been shortlisted for sales and lettings awards in the 2018 Negotiator Awards

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What Type of Survey Should I Have After Buying A House?


A summary of the different options of surveys available to you once you've agreed the purchase of a new property.

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Worcestershire Enjoys Sustained Market Boom


An overview of Worcestershire property market trends

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Oulsnam Launches Auction for British Heart Foundation


Our company-wide online charity auction launches to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

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Birmingham Bucks Brexit Blues


Proof that The Midlands property market is continuing to flourish despite the Brexit uncertainty.

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Winter Property Health Check for Landlords


A guide to preparing your property for the Winter season.

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Commercial Property Investment Options


An overview of some of the options available to prospective commercial property investors.

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Zero Deposit – An Alternative Option for Rental Deposits


The most attractive thing about the zero-deposit scheme is that these costs are immediately and significantly lowered.

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Keeping Estate Agency Standards High


The government introduced a regulatory body aimed at maintaining higher standards.

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How Can I Avoid My Property Sale Falling Through?


The traditional route to property purchase is to submit an offer to an estate agent based on the sale guide price. 

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This Halloween, Friday 26th October, the Robert Oulsnam Lettings office will host the event, inviting entries from residents and colleagues alike.

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Dump the Deposits!


There are of course various costs associated with renting a property; one of the largest expenditures (just like a house purchase) is the initial d...

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Second City by Name, Not Activity


Birmingham is regarded as the "second city" in the UK but it is currently in pole position when it comes to the lettings market.

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Moving in with your significant other


Moving in with your significant other (or even a house mate) is a pretty serious step in any relationship.

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Online Vs High Street Agents


It’s hard to imagine a world without the internet; it’s certainly brought many advances to how we access information and allows us to make informed...

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Buy to Let is On the Up


More and more investors are opting to put their capital into a buy to let property. We discuss why....

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Don't Move to A New House, Invest in Wi-Fi!


How many of us have paid money for a house that we only utilise a smaller percentage of? Even though 43% of UK residents say they want to move to ...

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5 Clever Ways to Maximise Space in a Small House


For many homeowners, space comes at a premium, So, we're bringing you some clever solutions that may help you enhance the space in your home

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High Street Estate Agent VS Online Estate Agent


As Spring approaches our offices are getting nice and busy! But the question still hanging over many potential sellers heads is: high street agents...

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Why Choo Choose Bournville?


With construction beginning on High Speed Rail Two, a connection that will link a redeveloped Curzon Street Station in Birmingham to Euston Station...

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It’s that time of the year again for the company to vote for the new charity of the year for 2018. This will be the 3rd year running we have a d...

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To minimise risk to clients and our staff we will carry out viewings under strict Covid-19 rules.

Priority will be given to buyers who are proceedable and who provide copies of their ID and proof of funds

Non proceedable buyers may be allowed to view if we are confident of their ability to proceed and the client agrees, some clients may only want priority viewers