New vs old houses: A guide for first-time buyers

November 29th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing Comments Off on New vs old houses: A guide for first-time buyers

One of the most basic yet difficult decisions when buying your first home is deciding whether to purchase a new-build or an older property. You can decide beforehand in order to streamline the selection process, but you can also use pros and cons to determine the best option when weighing up one type of property against another post viewing.

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Technology essentials for modern properties

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market Comments Off on Technology essentials for modern properties

Once upon a time, robo-houses were staples of sci-fi films. A signifier of the rapid technological advancements our society was making, the robo-house was an expression of our fears as to where such developments would take us.

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Things to Consider when Looking for an Architect

November 18th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market Comments Off on Things to Consider when Looking for an Architect

If you’re either looking to build a new home or restore/extend your existing property, then you will need to invest in an architect to get the right advice for carrying out this work. You may already have some ideas in mind or you may be confused about where to start but an architect can help bring your ideas and tastes together to create the perfect design.

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95% of people now search for their next home online

October 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Selling Property Comments Off on 95% of people now search for their next home online

Online property portals now the most popular home search method. Are traditional estate agents a thing of the past?

The way that people now search for their home has changed dramatically in the last decade. Whereas years ago the estate agent would be the first point of call, now the majority of potential buyers don’t even need to leave home to begin their search.

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Buying your second home in Spain – Part 2

October 9th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Overseas Comments Off on Buying your second home in Spain – Part 2

In our first blog in this series we discussed the initial steps you should take when looking for a second home in Spain. This blog continues with advice on taking out a mortgage on your new venture.You will find out information on lenders and different types of mortgages with specific advice on Spanish property sales.

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Help to Buy – What needs to happen

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market Comments Off on Help to Buy – What needs to happen

Help to Buy, in its pure form, was designed to stimulate the housing market and specifically the building industry. In theory, enabling people to buy new build property would kick start and invigorate the industry – and that’s a good thing.
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Buying your second home in Spain.

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property Comments Off on Buying your second home in Spain.

Buying a house in Spain is very different from buying a house in the UK. The legal system and the steps you have to take differ from the UK and many homeowners in Spain currently have had problems because they weren’t aware of certain factors before purchasing their home. Follow some of our advice below when you begin the process of buying your second home in Spain and feel confident that you are aware of all the information you need to make the wisest decisions when dealing with the Spanish policies and rules.

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Is it still possible to get on the property ladder?

September 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market Comments Off on Is it still possible to get on the property ladder?

Getting on the property ladder can be a daunting prospect especially due to the fact that it is a huge financial commitment. However, owning your own property is a way of investing in your future, and the future of your family, as well as giving you more stability. If you are a first time buyer you need to be aware of all of your options and choose the scheme that is right for you and your financial situation. This blog gives advice on how to get on the property ladder and the processes you will go through to get the keys to your new home.

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Selling or renting? 13 things that put off buyers and tenants

September 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property Comments Off on Selling or renting? 13 things that put off buyers and tenants

If you’re thinking of renting or selling your home, remember first impressions count! You’ll want to get the best price, so putting some time and effort in first could really pay for itself.

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Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

August 19th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market Comments Off on Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

When you move into your new apartment or house you need to make sure you protect yourself from the beginning to avoid additional charges later when you decide to move on. By following some of the guidelines below you will avoid losing your deposit for previous damage to the property when you leave and will avoid paying for updates that are the responsibility of the landlord.

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How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

July 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords Comments Off on How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

Tenancies can start to seem fleeting through the eyes of a seasoned landlord, but it’s important to remember that your prospective tenants are looking for their next home, so they will apply the same critical eye as any buyer would. Read the rest of this entry »

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