Top Tips For First Time Buyers

Congratulations! You’ve been living carefully in a rented flat for a while and you’ve now saved up enough deposit to start looking for your first property. Maybe you’re planning to pool your resources and buy with a partner. It's a very exciting time, but...


How Long Does It Take To Buy A House?

How long is a piece of string? In an ideal world, a house sale could be as little as two weeks from offer to exchange, but in our experience the average is closer to three to six months, depending on whether you’re in a chain or not. We thought we’d take a look at...


Is The Leasehold Deal On Your First Home Too Good To Be True?

Many first-time buyers who own the leasehold on their newly built homes have faced spiralling annual costs that have made their properties impossible to sell and almost worthless. However, the Government may soon be taking action to give leaseholders more protection against...


What Do You Have Over Online Agents Such As Purplebricks?

In such a competitive marketplace where buyers are looking for the best value for their money, how does a traditional Estate Agent compete with online agents, such as Purplebricks? Adam gives us Simpsons perspective. >> Watch video on You Tube <<...


Things Are Looking Up For First Time Buyers

There’s always talk in the media about the need to do more to help young people get a toehold on the housing ladder. But would it surprise you to learn that nearly a quarter of a million first time buyers have moved into their new homes in recent years thanks to Government...


Our Hottest Properties Of The Month

We may be seeing the hottest June since the summer of ‘76 but the interest in some of our most popular properties in North Abingdon is hotting up too, if our website is anything to go by! We would have thought looking for a new home would have been low on people’s...


Catchment Areas: How Much Is A Good School  Worth?

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair became famous, or notorious, for claiming that his government’s priorities would be “Education, education, education” but instead they turned out to be “location, location, location” - if you want your children to...


Trusted Partners - Extending A Property

We know that sometimes the property you have your heart set on might require some building work, it could even be the deal breaker for you.  #AskAdam answers the burning question "If the property we are buying has potential to extend, can you recommend local tradespeople to...


Simpsons Raises Over £2,000 For Amber Philpott Trust

In Memory of Amber Rose Phillpott Amber Rose Phillpott was born a healthy and happy baby on 5th September 2009. In October 2010 she suffered a minor stroke and was admitted to the John Radcliffe children’s hospital. Here Amber was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (...


Key Considerations When Buying A Leasehold Property

What should I consider when buying a Leasehold Property?  #AskAdam | The voters choice!  If a property is listed as a leasehold there's no need to be put off! Watch our video as Adam gives you some tips and key considerations when purchasing a leasehold...


10 Reasons To Choose Simpsons As Your Lettings Agents

Simpsons are delighted to extend their property services to residential lettings and property management to landlords in Abingdon and the surrounding areas. Whether you are letting your home for the first time or are an experienced landlord, we have the  expertise to look...


Why We #LoveAbingdon!

With the majority of our team having lived in Abingdon for over 30 years, we thought we’d tell you why we #LoveAbingdon!  Abingdon: Also known as Abingdon On Thames or Abingdon-On-Thames (with hyphens!) is rich in culture, history, fantastic educational centres...


Help - My Neighbours House Looks Awful!

If you are trying to sell your home, the general aesthetic of neighbouring properties can sometimes have a detrimental effect on the value of your property. This month, as voted by poll,  # AskAdam  answers the awkward question: "My neighbours property looks atrocious...


Top Tips For Selling Your Home In 2017

Preparing to sell your home is reported to be one of the most stressful life experiences! Our article is designed to equip you with the key considerations and some useful hints and tips! Current state of the market Whilst 2016 saw the UK housing market being impacted by two...