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A Free E-Book for Children in Leicester this Christmas

In this 90 second read, we announce our free giveaway of a sold-out children’s book and the difference it is making to young lives.

Breaking news ……We’ve teamed up with a children’s author and are giving away digital versions of his fast-selling book, Spot the Different.

Jerry Lyons originally wrote the book for his seven-year-old daughter as a bedtime story to show that being different is something to be proud of and to embrace.
It tells the story of a young girl called Lucy, who has is being bullied at school. She meets a magical ladybird called Spot, and he takes her on an adventure where they meet an array of unique animals.

These include Freddie the Flea who doesn’t jump, Charlie the Camel with no hump and Cassie the Crow that doesn’t like flying.

Andy Willard, a talented artist, wonderfully illustrates the book. It is currently sold out in print format, but we’ve been gained permission to share digital versions of it with families across Leicester as a Christmas gift to younger members of our community.

Jerry Lyons said: “I want to get Spot’s message of inclusivity, diversity and being proud of yourself into as many young hands and minds as possible. And thanks to the generous support of Knightsbridge Estate Agents we are doing exactly that by offering the digital version for free.”

Knightsbridge are delighted to be playing a small part in spreading the book’s message, and if you would like to get your free E-book, please email us at clarendonpark@knightsbridge-estates.co.uk.

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What the Election Results Mean for the Leicester Property Market

In this 60-second read, we take a very quick look at what happened last night and what it means to the property market in Leicester.

Here is a Non-party political broadcast by Knightsbridge Estate Agents.
Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party have won a large majority following yesterday’s election.

It’s very early days (less than 12 hours in fact) into the life of our newly elected Government. But one thing seems crystal clear and that is we will be leaving the European Union.

So, what does this new political clarity mean for the property market in Leicester?
Well, we’ve seen over the three years which followed the referendum that uncertainty was damaging confidence in the market.

Sellers were concerned about selling, buyers about buying. Often the reason for this was people wanted to know exactly what was happening with Brexit. Were we staying or were we going?

People needed certainty.

It would seem we now have the answer.

This means we are expecting there to be a lot more activity in the Leicester property market next year.

There is still a lot of dust to settle as things get sorted.

And while we wouldn’t dare predict what will happen politically, our commitment to helping people buy and sell in Leicester is guaranteed.

So, with the election done maybe, it’s a good time to focus on Christmas parties rather political ones.

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Who Wants to be a Christmas Millionaire?

In this two-minute read, we share some of the jaw-dropping amounts of cash millionaires splash out when celebrating Christmas. And, why they’re probably wasting their money.

Everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way.

It’s that time of year when many of us get a little looser with our grip of the purse strings, and the credit card gets a little (or lot) more use than usual.

But for some of the World’s wealthiest people for whom cost is not an issue the festive season is a time to splash out – Big time.

Check out these big spenders.

A hotel in Marbella, the Kempinski Bahía, has laid claim to having the World’s most expensive tree, costing a cool £11.9 million. It’s decorated with handmade diamond baubles, jewellery from luxury brands including Bulgari, Cartier, and Chanel and edible 3-D decorations.

If that doesn’t get you shaking your head in disbelief Tiffany & Co unveiled the world’s most expensive advent calendar. It’s a four-foot-tall creation, containing a piece of jewellery for each day in the run-up to December 25. Oh, and it’ll set you back an eye-watering £104,000.

And what do you get the millionaire (or in some cases billionaire) who has everything? How about a Christmas wreath studded with 16 rubies, 32 diamonds and brimming with bling? A London florist sold one for £2.8 million making it the World’s most expensive Christmas wreath.

But don’t despair if you’re not a tech billionaire, lottery winner or Russian oligarch. And that’s because a recent research study showed that three factors need to be present for people to have a very merry Christmas – and none of them involve spending a penny.

They are:

  • Accept that everything will not go perfectly.
  • Experience ‘helpers’ high’. Those that gave to charity or did something nice for a neighbour or friend felt merrier.
  • Make time over the festive period to do …….nothing. Just relax and take time out for yourself.

Which goes to show that while money may make the world go round the best things in life, especially over Christmas, are free.

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Why Boxing Day is Brilliant for Savvy Home Sellers

In this two-minute read, we unwrap the staggering statistics and reasons which make Boxing Day more than just a time for food, family and friends.

Picture the scene  – It’s the afternoon after the night before. It’s Boxing Day.

The presents are all open, the wrapping all recycled, visitors entertained and time for a bit of festive telly. Or is it?

December 26th is traditionally a time when people relax and breathe a little easier knowing that Christmas Day has passed.

And while people would often use the day off as chance to lounge around watching Only Fools and Horses repeats or the original Wizard of Oz for the 48th time, the digital age sees us doing different things.

A lot of people will be sitting on their sofas, spending their downtime searching for things on their smartphones and tablets.

And according to statistics from property portal Rightmove more than 25,147,701 pages featuring homes were visited on their site during last year’s Boxing Day.

That’s a staggering amount with high visitor numbers being reported by all the property portals, making it the busiest day of the year for people looking for new places to call home.

But what causes the Big Boxing Day Bounce of visitors onto these sites?

Well, the festive ‘free-time’ is a period when many people realise a few things that the busyness of daily life masks.

Such as:

Their home is too small to entertain visitors comfortably.

Or too big as the kids have flown the nest and the available space seems wasted.

Or that they’re too far away from loved ones (or too close in some cases).

These thoughts and emotions drive the Big Boxing Day Bounce, and that’s why putting your property on the market before the Christmas break is a very smart move.

Especially when you time your marketing to start online on Boxing Day.

This savvy sales approach means you do not need to be disturbed during the holidays but WILL benefit from your home being seen by the biggest possible buying audience.

Contact us on 0116 274 5544 or get in touch via clarendonpark@knightsbridge-estates.co.uk if you want to find out more about catching the Big Boxing Day Bounce.

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