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  • 2020 - New decade, new home?
    17 February 2020
    It’s safe to say that 2019 was an interesting year! Continuing concerns over Brexit uncertainty pervaded the market and, with a General Election thrown in to the pot as the year came to a close, many buyers and sellers decided to stay at home. Statistically, the countrywide figur...
  • Bedford's Castle Quarter is one of the best places to live!
    5 September 2019
    With national newspapers, The Guardian and The Sunday Times now championing our area, it won’t be long until the secret is well and truly out - Bedford's Castle Quarter is one of the best places to live! Set against the backdrop of The Embankment and River Ouse, and with Russell ...
  • First Time Sellers Guide
    25 May 2019
    The guide for first time sellers....and for anyone who hasn’t done it for a while! Much advice is bestowed on first time buyers about to embark on their most expensive acquisition but what of first time sellers - those who bravely took the plunge, invested their hard earned savin...
  • Every Cloud... Why These Uncertain Times Might Actually Be A Good Time To Sell
    28 February 2019
    Historically, the property market doesn’t fare well in the midst of political and economic uncertainty. In the current climate and, on the uncertainty scale of 1 to 10, we’re undoubtedly in double figures as parliament lurches from one Brexit debacle to another. It’s natural, the...
  • Happy 25th Birthday Hollands Smith
    12 July 2017
    SIMPLY not like other estate agents – as Hollands Smith celebrates its 25th anniversary it is a motto the business is proud to live up to. The agency opened its doors in 1992 as Eales and Hollands and became known as Hollands Smith in September 2007. To mark this 25 year mileston...
  • December 2016
    23 December 2016
    As we approach the Christmas festive period it's traditionally the time to reflect on the events of 2016. So what were the significant developments for the market this year and what could lie ahead in 2017? BREXIT! Well, the outcome of June's referendum certainly took large swath...
  • 72 Hole Golf Challenge for Macmillan
    25 May 2016
    On 24th June 2016, Simon Hollands and three fellow golfers will be teeing it up at 5am to complete four rounds of golf (72 holes) in one day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Playing at Bedfordshire Golf Club they will each walk over 20 miles and hit around 300 shots in order t...
  • Spring Update 2016
    22 January 2016
    The longer days and arrival of blossom on the trees typically signals busier times for estate agents as movers make plans to sell and buy. Despite appearances to the contrary, this seasonal trend is a little more subdued to date. The property market (inextricably linked with the ...
  • January 2016
    8 January 2016
    A Happy New Year to all of our existing and former clients! The new year has dawned and there is much speculation and anticipation as to what 2016 will bring. The housing market is, of course, inextricably linked with the prevailing economic climate which has been relatively buoy...
  • Golf Challenge for Macmillan
    22 June 2015
    They did it! On Friday 19th June, Simon Hollands and three golfing pals successfully completed the Longest Day Challenge – playing 72 holes of golf under competition conditions in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Teeing it up at 5am, they played four rounds of golf carding 29 bir...