Jargon free advice for First Time Buyers in Hertford

Do you remember when you rode a bike without support for the first time? Or when you learned to swim? And who can forget the moment when the driving examiner turns and says ‘congratulations, you’ve passed.’ You also never forget your first love or the first home you buy. That’s why at Abel, we do […]

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13 ways Lockdown has changed people’s lives in Hertford

Recently The Sunday Times published a fascinating collection of statistics around how the lives of people in the UK transformed during lockdown. We’ve broken it down into four sections – Health, wealth, happiness and of course, homes. These national trends have been reflected across Hertford *Figures are comparing April with March 2020 and sourced from […]

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How Covid changed the property market in Hertford

Space may well have been the final frontier for the crew of the Starship Enterprise in Star Trek, but it’s also made the news recently much closer to home. According to a BBC report based on data from property portal Rightmove the Covid-19 induced lockdown has changed people’s priorities when it comes to buying or […]

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Your weekly dose of positive news from Abel!

Pedal Power The number of Brits cycling has skyrocketed. New official figures reveal a 100% increase in people cycling on weekdays and a whopping 200% rise on weekends during lockdown. The trend has been welcomed by environmentalists, fitness campaigners and bike shops – where sales have gone through the roof. Such is the demand that […]

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It’s Feelgood Friday again in Hertford!

Mystery man cleans up A mystery man in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, has washed the windows of some 700 properties – for free! The Eastern Daily Press reports that the window cleaner, known only as “Scott”, wants to do his bit to aid the recovery of the local economy. He hopes that by keeping the area […]

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The best investments homeowners in Hertford can make

In 1903 John Gray invested $10,500 (approx. $264,000 in today’s money) into a small car company. Fast forward 16 years and Gray’s family sold their share back to the Ford Motor Company for more than $26.25m (around $1.8 billion today). The film star Ashton Kutcher invested a cool £364,000 in a start-up taxi service called […]

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Why your Kitchen can Boost Your Wealth AND your Health

On average there’s one room in peoples’ homes across Hertford which is more valuable than others. And that’s your Kitchen. Kitchens are often the room in a home that people spend the most money on. The good news is it’s a wise investment in more ways than one. A well designed, smart looking and functional […]

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