We are certainly feeling the cold this January, with the frost, wind and foggy mornings causing mayhem on the roads and the heating going on a lot more at home. However, turning up the thermostat (even if you use an app for it)  is not the only way to add a bit of warmth to… Read More


At Mackenzie Smith, we understand and appreciate that making the financial commitment to move, or step onto the property ladder, is arguably the biggest investment you’re likely to make. It is for this reason that we strongly encourage seeking independent financial advice to ensure you’re getting the most from your money and, indeed, that making… Read More


New build homes can offer a multitude of benefits, they are fitted with the latest appliances and contemporary, yet neutral, decor. They’re made from modern materials and environmentally considerate techniques and can often offer more value for your money. Over the years, new technology and trends have changed what we look for in a home.… Read More


As the New Year is ushered in with 2020 vision, it is clear that the public have firmly set their sights on the housing market. Google has reported an unprecedented rise in searches for mortgage lending. Following the result of the general election, Google have announced increases of 113%, whilst searches for the mortgage calculator… Read More


I often see press coverage that the local high street is dying, but on my travels up and down Fleet Road I see new businesses opening and thriving. In particular, my local Café Amici, run by Anna Vallone. It never ceases to amaze me just how busy they always are; but then again, it’s a… Read More


If you’re considering a 2020 move, you may want to act now to reach the widest audience of potential buyers this season.  Online viewings peak at this time of year, with many people taking time to relax at home during the Christmas period, spending their free time exploring the online property portals for their next… Read More


One of the main benefits of our branch towns is the proximity to the glorious countryside. Many of our towns and villages benefit from local nature reserves, parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty, which at this time of year can resemble a winter wonderland all preserved in frost to create a picture perfect frozen… Read More


This unique detached home enjoyed unprecedented interest, with a quick sale, presenting an ideal refurbishment project in a great Finchampstead location. The property generated a huge amount of interest, with a number of potential buyers competing for ownership.  In the Marketing department we could see the appeal; well-located on a tree-lined road which, at this… Read More


If you’re saving for your first home, have you considered the Help to Buy ISA? This beneficial scheme is open to anyone 16+ looking to save for their first home – but you will need to act fast to reap the rewards! In this unique scheme, as an individual you need to set up a… Read More


This quintessential character home presents an abundance of character, with all of the features you would desire from a traditional property and much more. This unique property offers flexible accommodation, promising to meet your every need amidst truly captivating grounds. A simply beautiful country affair, the gardens present substantial and secluded tree-lined grounds, a generous… Read More