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What to do before a viewing on your house

Fri 16 Oct 2020

You’re trying to sell your property in Chelsfield and move on, so of course you want people to like your house and put an offer in. This will help you move forward more quickly and that’s what you want, particularly if you have seen a new house you want to be in for the next chapter of your life. So, what can you do?

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Review - Another Happy Client

Wed 14 Oct 2020

"1st Rate Service through the whole sales process..."

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Estate Agents' View of the Market

Mon 12 Oct 2020

What Estate Agents think of the current Housing Market...

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October Market Review - BR6 Post Code Areas - 2020

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Click here to read the latest trends in the UK's housing market, with a detailed focus on the BR6 Post Code Areas.

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Price It Right

Sat 10 Oct 2020

It is no surprise that homes that are priced ‘right’ sell more quickly. Such homes currently sell 26 days quicker than homes that have experienced a price reduction, according to new research by Rightmove. Correctly priced properties are nearly twice as likely to be Sold Subject to Contract within four months of listing than those that have had their asking price reduced, 63% and 32% respectively.

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How to Save Money for a Deposit When Renting

Fri 09 Oct 2020

Looking to buy your own place in Chelsfield and move out of rented accommodation? What a great thing to be doing, to get on the property ladder is a wonderful sense of achievement and a milestone to be proud of. The team at Langford Rae Property Agents are always available to offer advice so please don’t hesitate to call us on 01689862770 or email us at chelsfield@langford-rae.co.uk. We will be delighted to offer our words of wisdom on all things property.

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Latest News: What’s Happening in the Property Market September 2020

Tue 22 Sep 2020

It’s fair to say that COVID 19 still dominates all the headlines, and not just the property ones. It’s clear that whatever is happening on the politics and economics side of things will continue to have an impact one way or another on the housing market. What is certain though is that the property sector is interesting and always presents opportunities!

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Homes Are Moving Faster Since Lockdown

Sat 19 Sep 2020

The number of days between first marketing a home to receiving an offer is on average, since lockdown was lifted, 27 days. This is -31% lower than the same time period in 2019. ...

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Stamp Duty Holiday - the deadline to market your property

Fri 18 Sep 2020

NAEA Propertymark, the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency personnel, recommend placing your property on the market by 26th September to realistically sell it in time for 31st March 2021. If you're selling a property in Chelsfield, Orpington, Sevenoaks or the surrounding villages, please get in contact with us today and we will guide you through the stages of marketing your property and finding you a buyer.

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Challenges of a First-Time Buyer

Thu 17 Sep 2020

First-time buyer property prices have risen from £142,473 in 2010 to £241,025 today...

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Premium to live near top schools

Fri 04 Sep 2020

This week marks the return to school for many children. School catchments play a huge role for many home buyers when house hunting and recent statistics show that living close to a top school can cost an additional £25,000. For more information, click here.

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September Market Review - BR6 Post Code Areas - 2020

Wed 02 Sep 2020

Click here to read the latest trends in the UK's housing market, with a detailed focus on the BR6 Post Code Areas.

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What is the Minimum Deposit for a Mortgage?

Wed 02 Sep 2020

There are a host of steps to take before you reach that cathartic stage of packing everything up and moving into your new home in Chelsfield. Even before you start the thrill of house hunting, finding your dream home and making an offer, you will need to deal with the logistics, and the first logistic is saving up for your mortgage.

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Your 6 Step Guide to the Conveyancing Process

Mon 31 Aug 2020

Finding the house of your dreams in Chelsfield is exciting and your next step is to secure the property as soon as possible. But buying a new home can be a complex process, particularly when it comes to understanding the conveyancing procedure. Here at Langford Rae Property Agents we always endeavour to ensure your sale and purchase runs smoothly, with no surprises along the way. So, with this in mind, we have created a no-jargon guide to the conveyancing process to help you.

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7 Tips to Create the Perfect Kitchen

Fri 28 Aug 2020

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and often it’s the room where you spend the most time. Whether you like to cook regularly for your family or entertain friends, having a kitchen you want to spend your time in is so important. If you’re looking to renovate your current kitchen and transform it into the kitchen of your dreams, then there are plenty of elements to consider. It can be overwhelming looking at all the different options and considering all the choices you have to make while staying within your budget, but with these tips, it’s totally possible to get the kitchen you feel is absolutely perfect.

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7 Tips for Making the Most of Your Living Space

Wed 26 Aug 2020

When it comes to your home space, there will no doubt be times when you wish there was a bit more of it. If things are feeling a bit cramped, then you may be tempted to take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book and start throwing things out. However, there are ways to use your living space that allow you to keep your personal things while still making the most of the space you have. Here are a few things to try in your home.

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Recovery Continues for Sales

Tue 25 Aug 2020

The housing market recovery continues. 70,710 transactions completed in July, 14.5% up on June. Numbers are still down on last year but the surge in new ‘sales agreed' will boost completions over the next few months.

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How Far in Advance Should I Book a Removal Company?

Mon 24 Aug 2020

Once you have decided to move home and you have finalised your exact moving date, it is now time to get organised. However much you think you have to do; you should expect that amount to be doubled or even tripled by the time you get to the big day itself! From decluttering your home, to creating a full inventory list, to sourcing enough cardboard boxes to build your very own Great Wall of China, there is a lot to do before you can close the doors on your old home for the last time. Not to mention, the task of finding and booking a reliable and reputable removal company who you can trust to transport all your treasured possessions to your new home. With this all important task, it is a case of the earlier the better with many aspects of your removal process being affected if you book too late. If you are worried about any aspect of booking a removal company, keep reading as we have all your concerns covered and your questions answered.

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Do I Need a Homebuyer Survey on my Chelsfield Property?

Fri 21 Aug 2020

Buying a property in Chelsfield is likely to be one of the biggest investments you will ever make, therefore, spending a little more and instructing a Homebuyer Survey on the property you are looking to buy can help protect you from a bad investment and can even give you greater negotiating power.

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7 Essential Tips for New Landlords

Thu 20 Aug 2020

Becoming a landlord for the first time is an exciting prospect, with not only the opportunity to bring in some additional income but also the chance to expand your portfolio further and perhaps even start up your own property business. However, it can be tricky to know where to start once you have invested in your first property and you don’t want to be making too many costly mistakes. Fortunately, you can avoid the most common landlord pitfalls by simply following our seven essential tips for new landlords.

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Broadband Speeds Have Bearing On Buyer Choice

Tue 18 Aug 2020

During lockdown internet users spent 18% more time on the internet. The importance of broadband speed to homemovers has increased and can be an important factor when choosing the next home.

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5 Easy Eco-friendly Gardening Tips for Your Chelsfield Property

Sun 16 Aug 2020

If you’re enjoying the glorious summer weather we’re having and want to take your garden up a notch with a perfectly pruned oasis that takes minimal effort and is easy on the environment, then read on.

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House Prices Hotting Up

Tue 11 Aug 2020

Friday marked the hottest day in August for 17 years. The weather isn't the only thing to be hotting up. House price indices report annual growth across the board.

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August Market Review - BR6 Post Code Areas - 2020

Fri 07 Aug 2020

Click here to read the latest trends in the UK's housing market, with a detailed focus on the BR6 Post Code Areas.

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A Quick Guide to Purchasing a Buy To Let Property in Chelsfield

Thu 06 Aug 2020

If you’re considering becoming a landlord, there are many elements to consider and understand before you purchase a property. The process of buying a buy-to-let property differs compared to buying a residential property that you will live in yourself, so it’s good to know what exactly to expect. Of course, it’s a long-term investment that shouldn’t be made in haste, so if you’re reading this, you are probably looking for the right kind of information.

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How to get Organised for Moving Day

Sun 02 Aug 2020

While owning a new home is exciting, the process of moving itself isn’t something that most people look forward to. And as most people will move multiple times throughout their life, the Langford Rae Property Agents team are here to arm you with the most useful tips you’ll need to organise yourself ahead of your next moving day.

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Plan and Prepare: Your Moving Home Checklist Courtesy of Langford Rae Property Agents

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Moving home, and especially relocating to a new town or city, represents one of the biggest changes you may make in your life and so naturally brings a great deal of stress along with it. This in turn can lead to a double whammy, as stress can often lead to a lack of energy and motivation. So how are you expected to plan and prepare for your home move during one of the most stressful periods in your life?

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6 Budget Planning Tips for First Time Buyers in Chelsfield

Wed 22 Jul 2020

If you’ve seriously started considering buying your first property, you should also be considering how you can afford it, so here are the best six budget planning tips for first-time buyers from Langford Rae Property Agents.

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8 Essential Tips That Can Help You Sell Your Home in Chelsfield

Sun 19 Jul 2020

Keen to sell your home in Chelsfield as quickly as possible? Worried that your Chelsfield property is still on the market? Although finding the right estate agent is a crucial part of getting your property sold, there are a few things you can do yourselves to help move the process along. Try these tips and it won’t be long before you have a few good offers pouring in and you can enjoy the search for your next new home!

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Stamp Duty Holiday: Everything You Need to Know

Sun 12 Jul 2020

There has been much excitement here at Langford Rae Property Agents following the Chancellor’s announcement that stamp duty has been abolished for properties under £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland. This is excellent news for the property market in Orpington, Chelsfield and surrounding viallages, so we wanted to update you on everything you need to know if you are thinking of purchasing a property.

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What is the Difference Between Freehold and Leasehold?

Thu 09 Jul 2020

Knowing the difference between a freehold and a leasehold is also important as it can impact which properties you will be looking at as a whole. Knowing if you’re happy to look at leasehold properties or if you only want to view freehold properties can streamline your hunt for a new home immensely.

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Spring Snap Shot Winner

Wed 01 Jul 2020

The team at Langford Rae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to thank you all for submitting your wonderful entries into our Spring Snap Shot competition.  We invited people to take a photograph of 'spring' during the lockdown period either at their homes or when out excersing and we were overwhelmed by all the amazing photographs that you have all been taking.

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Jill Bennett achieves Propertymark Qualifications’ Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management

Mon 11 May 2020

The team at LangfordRae Property Agents are delighted to announce that Jill Bennet has achieved the Propertymark Level 3 Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.

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Spring Snapshot Entries - week ending 25th April

Sun 26 Apr 2020

The team at LangfordRae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to thank everybody who has submitted an entry into our Spring Snapshot Competition so far.  Here are a few more of our favourites that were received last week.  There is still plenty of time to enter our competition.

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Spring Snapshot Entries

Tue 21 Apr 2020

The team at LangfordRae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to thank everybody who has submitted an entry into our Spring Snapshot Competition so far.  Here are a few more of our favourites that have come over the past few days.  There is still plenty of time to enter our competition.

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Spring Snapshot Competition - Top Entries So Far

Sun 19 Apr 2020

The team at LangfordRae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to thank everybody who has submitted an entry into our Spring Snapshot Competition so far.  Here are a few of our favourites that have come in over the weekend.  There is still plenty of time to enter our competition.  Further details can be found below.

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'Spring Snapshot Competition'

Wed 15 Apr 2020

To celebrate the beauty, colour and life of springtime within our community, we are inviting local residents to enter our ‘Spring Snapshot’ competition. To enter, you need to take a photograph using your mobile or tablet, showing an element of spring within your local area.  You could take this photograph of the wildlife or trees in your garden, or perhaps of the woodland or birds when out exercising.

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Our advice for Vendors and Purchasers

Mon 06 Apr 2020

At LangfordRae Property Agents we want to ensure that we are keeping in touch with our Vendors and Purchasers throughout this lock-down period.  Whilst our office may be closed, we are all working remotely with access to our emails, telephone lines and software.

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INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS BOOK DAY COMPETITION

Thu 02 Apr 2020

For the chance to win a £50.00 National Book Tokens gift card, enter our competition today and celebrate International Children's Book Day - a day which has been celebrated since 1967 to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

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Decorating Tips & Mistakes to Avoid

Thu 26 Mar 2020

With many people locked indoors and turning their hands to DIY, the team at LangfordRae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to promote some decorating tips and mistakes to avoid, courtesy of Dulux. 

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How to make tortillas in under five minutes

Wed 25 Mar 2020

Learn how to make tortillas so you can enjoy fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas and more – it's quick and easy with this article from Realhomes.com

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Common Mistakes That Can Reduce the Value of Your Property

Tue 24 Mar 2020

If you’re considering selling your home in Chelsfield or the surrounding areas anytime soon, it’s time to start thinking about your property through the eyes of potential buyers. As property experts, here at Langford Rae Property Agents we know all too well the common mistakes you may make that can reduce the value of your home. But we also know how to remedy them.

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Our responsibilities to you during COVID-19

Wed 18 Mar 2020

Given the current level of concern, we want to reassure all our clients that we have taken and will continue to take the appropriate and necessary steps to ensure our levels of service and quality are maintained, without risk to staff and clients and without loss of service whilst adhering to recommendations.

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7 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

Tue 17 Mar 2020

Regardless of where your property is located, increasing the value of your home is a smart way to go further with your investment.

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How to Make Your Garden Summer Ready

Mon 09 Mar 2020

How to Make Your Garden Summer Ready

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When is the Best Time to Put my House on the Market?

Sat 07 Mar 2020

If you are considering putting your house in Orpington and surrounding areas on the market, talk to us for the best possible advice.

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'Recommend a Vendor' and treat yourself at Bluewater!

Thu 05 Mar 2020

Recommend a Vendor to us and we'll give you £50 of Bluewater vouchers*

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Nikki is simply the best!

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Another fantastic review received from happy clients - "Nikki is simply the best!"

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Vegan Pancakes Recipe

Tue 25 Feb 2020

To celebrate Pancake Day, LangfordRae Property Agents recommend this vegan fluffy American pancake recipe with fresh berries, maple syrup or chocolate sauce.

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"The service provided by Langford Rae..."

Fri 14 Feb 2020

"The service provided by Langford Rae was absolutely amazing...

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"Perfect service whilst buying"

Thu 13 Feb 2020

"Perfect service whilst buying"

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"Langford Rae were extremely professional"

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Langford Rae were extremely helpful, professional and attentive throughout the sale of our property making it a stress free process. We would definitely recommend Neil and his team.

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Treat yourself at Bluewater!

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Recommend a landlord to us and we'll give you £50 of Bluewater vouchers*

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Another Happy Client

Fri 07 Feb 2020

I was a new landlord 4 years ago and have appreciated the support and reassurance the team at Langford Rae have provided along the way. They have always been helpful - and patient!

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Property Price Surge - Jan 2020

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Rightmove, the UK’s largest online property portal has recently recorded a 2.3% surge in the price of property coming to market.  This is the largest monthly rise they have recorded at this time of year, since they started their House Price Index in 2002.

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RANKED #1

Fri 10 Jan 2020

Rightmove has ranked us as the number 1 agent for agreed ‘Lets’ in BR1, BR2, BR5, BR6, BR7, BR8, DA4, DA14, DA15, TN8, TN14 and TN16 post codes.

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Xmas Post Collection Dates

Wed 18 Dec 2019

To make sure you get your cards and presents to your loved ones on time this year, Langford Rae Property Agents in Chelsfield have put together a list of the last Christmas post and order dates for Royal Mail and Amazon.

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Festive Football

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Christmas is for football this festive season and you'll be able to enjoy more than 40 live games between December 1 and January 3. Who do you think will come out on top…?

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Best gifts for cyclists this Christmas

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Are you buying a gift for a cyclist fan and wanting to avoid the stereotypical Christmas gifts this year? Have a look at the gift guide prepared by Langford Rae Property Agents.

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Cocktail Time - Dirty Snowman

Wed 11 Dec 2019

The team at Langford Rae Property Agents in Chelsfield would like to wish all of our customers a very merry christmas and recommend that you take 10 minutes out of your evening to enjoy this boozy indulgent hot chocolate during the festive season.  The following recipe serves two people.

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Property in TN14 - Do you know the Facts and Figures?

Thu 05 Dec 2019

Here at Langford Rae Property Agents, we can guide you to the right places to identify property values and yields in the TN14 post code area and other useful property related information so you can make sure you get all the information you need about your future investments.� Here are just a few property facts about the TN14 area....

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Merry Xmas

Wed 04 Dec 2019

The team at Langford Rae Property Agents would like to wish all our clients and local residents a very merry christmas and a prosperous 2020...

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BR6, TN14 or TN16… which area is more affordable?

Thu 21 Nov 2019

The best advice I can give to those looking to invest in property is our secret trick of the trade. You can judge the affordability of a town by simply finding the ratio of the average property price to the average salary. The lower the ratio, the more affordable property is.

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Property in BR6 - Do you know the Facts and Figures?

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Here at Langford Rae Property Agents, we can guide you to the right places to identify property values and yields in the BR6 post code area and other useful property related information so you can make sure you get all the information you need about your future investments.  Here are just a few property facts about the BR6 area....

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Park Life: November 2019

Tue 05 Nov 2019

A landlord who has invested in rental properties throughout the Bromley Borough recently asked me about the property market in her home village of Chelsfield and in particular Chelsfield Park, where she lives.

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Guy Fawkes Night

Tue 05 Nov 2019

The team at Langford Rae Property Agents would like to wish our clients of Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratt's Bottom, Well Hill and residents of further afield a safe and enjoyable Guy Fawkes Night.

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Happy Halloween

Thu 31 Oct 2019

The team at Langford Rae Property Agents would like to wish our clients of Orpington, Locksbottom, Farnborough, Green Street Green, Chelsfield, Downe, Pratt's Bottom, Well Hill and residents of further afield a happy halloween.

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Another Happy Client

Wed 03 Jul 2019

Thank you for helping us fulfill our dreams.  It was quite a smooth operation, thanks for your expertise.

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Thank you so much for sponsoring our school's Christmas Market.  We all had such an amazing time and we raised an incredible £4,251!

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Thank you so much for sponsoring our school's Christmas Market.  We all had such an amazing time and we raised an incredible £4,251! 

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Farnborough Primary School Xmas Fayre

Sun 25 Nov 2018

The team at LangfordRae Property Agents would like to thank the PTA team for inviting us to support the Farnborough Primary School Christmas Fayre this year.

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Alan and I are so grateful to you for all your help and advice with the sale of our house

Fri 12 Jan 2018

"Alan and I are so grateful to you for all your help and advice with the sale of our house.  Very best wishes for the future."

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We would like to thank you and the whole team

Sat 01 Jul 2017

We would like to thank you and the whole team at Langford Rae for their professionalism in dealing with the sale of [our property]...

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Seeing in the festive period

Sat 10 Dec 2016

A big thank you to all those who came in from the cold and joined us for a mulled wine and a mince pie (or two). Congratulations to the winner of our Fortnum & Mason Vintner Hamper...

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LangfordRae Festive Art Competition

Wed 07 Dec 2016

A huge congratulations goes to all the talented artists at The Highway Primary School for their entries into our FESTIVE ART COMPETITION. We are pleased to announce that the winner is...

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Thank you so much for all the help and support you've given us with the purchase of our new home.

Mon 21 Nov 2016

Thank you so much for all the help and support you've given us with the purchase of our new home.

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Enjoy a drink on us this Christmas!

Wed 09 Nov 2016

Join us on Wednesday 7th December for mince pies and mulled wine - plus you could win a fabulous Fortnum & Mason 12-bottle Vintner’s hamper!

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Marking the Event

Mon 17 Oct 2016

A 'Thank you' to everybody who came to our 30-year anniversary gathering... plus news of a follow-up with fabulous prize draw in the run-up to Christmas!

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Join us for drinks on 10th September

Tue 16 Aug 2016

We're celebrating 30 years in business on 10th September at our Chelsfield office - come and join us for drinks and cake!

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Celebrating our 30-Year Anniversary

Thu 05 May 2016

We reflect on the past thirty years in business... and look forward to the next!

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Park Life

Sun 01 May 2016

Chelsfield Park - a lifestyle choice. Click through to read more...

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A New Look for LangfordRae

Mon 14 Mar 2016

Learn more about our recent rebrand.

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