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A-Z of everything that’s great about living in Coventry and Leamington Spa

Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017

We love Coventry and Warwickshire! Read our A-Z guide to everything that's fabulous about living around here!

Building a deposit to buy your first dream home

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Being a first-time buyer isn’t easy. In between getting to grips with a mortgage and finding that ideal location, having to raise a deposit can make that dream house seem much less appealing. As house prices continue to grow, so does the amount you need to build to secure that place on the housing ladder. With deposits now tipping over the tens of thousands of pounds mark, you can feel as though you might be saving forever, confined to a tent in your parents back garden. Although it might seem impossible, the ability to build a sizeable deposit is much easier than you might think.  Whilst it might take some planning, saving for that first home needn’t be a barrier to getting onto the property ladder.

Moving home later in life?

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

More and more older people are choosing to move - often to downsize - and for many it's  time of mixed emotions. Perhaps a smidgen of sadness at saying goodbye to the family home - and hopefully a flash of excitement as well about the possibilities that a move can bring. Getting good advice at this critical life stage is so important. Here Shortland Horne talk about the ups and downs of moving later in life and how to make it as easy as possible.

Could you survive in your own rental property?

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Landlords have been able to step into the shoes of their tenants thanks to a BBC documentary series released this summer. The programme focuses on a group of landlords who must spend a week in their rental properties, having to survive on the weekly budget of their respective tenants. The so-called ‘eye-opener’ for the lettings industry has highlighted the problems in the market, with all of the partaking landlords having taken action to improve the properties for their tenants. We look at the issues and how using a reputable lettings agent can make life a lot easier for landlords (and their tenants!).

Landlords urged to sign up to fraud alert service

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017

If you own a property, there is a small but worrying risk that someone might try to use it to commit a fraud. The types of activity that we’re talking about here are where someone steals the owner’s identity, forges documents and sells the property or obtains a mortgage against it – all without the owner’s knowledge. The Land Registry provides an alert service for property owners which can provide peace of mind for landlords and property owners.

Style it out! ... and attract a buyer for your home

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. It’s as true for houses as it is for people. With that in mind, how can you style your house to make people fall in love with it?

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Support Help for Heroes

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

Shortland Horne will be supporting Coventry Round Table's Ball on 9th September in the hope of raising funds for Help for Heroes. Watch this space for more information!

David Shortland's Hard Work is Rewarded with an MBE from Prince Charles

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Coventry City may be on their way to Wembley but their colours have already been on display at Buckingham Palace when a leading business figure was awarded an MBE. David Shortland, who runs several property firms in the city, sported a Coventry City tie as he was presented his MBE by Prince Charles. He founded estate agents Shortland Horne in 1995 followed by commercial property agents Shortland Penn + Moore, and land development firm Bluemark. David was awarded his MBE for his longstanding committment and contribution to the regneration of Coventry and Warwickshire.

Golden Patrons of Godiva Awakes

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012

City estate agent hopes Godiva awakens ambitious spirit of Coventry

Shortland Horne Supports 'We Love You City' production

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2012

Local company Shortland Horne Sponsors Belgrade Theatre’s We Love You City