10 ways you can help your child buy their first property

January 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Press Releases, Property Market No Comments »

Recent research by the Institute for Public Policy Research shows that most young people are suffering self-esteem issues from their inability to enter the housing market, their decisions in life about work, love and family are all being affected.

The fact is the many first time buyers are over 35 years old and over half of university graduates (53%) cannot afford to buy their own home.

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Know where to start with unfurbished properties

January 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Landlords No Comments »

If you’re looking to let a property, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether or not to furbish the property. The decision holds significant weight, as it will ultimately determine the type of tenant you are looking for, as well as your out-of-pocket expenses and insurance costs. It can even have an effect on the way you file taxes.

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How to Develop Your Homes’ Potential

January 10th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market 1 Comment »

In a time when finances may be tighter than ever, moving home may simply not be an option, but developing your home and adding to its value could be. You might be completely fed up with certain aspects of your home, so make a list of these, alongside a list of the things that you do like about your home, and start evaluating what may be involved in changing what you don’t like about your home.

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Searching for a Property – Online, Estate Agents & Developers

January 2nd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Developers, Property Market No Comments »

Searching for a property can be one of the most exciting yet overwhelming times in your life, with numerous different estate agents, auctions, online websites and new property developments, where do you start? Well, firstly, before you even start the search for a property, you’ll need to establish exactly what you’re looking for, as it is easy to get carried away once you start to look. Have a specific criteria in mind, such as three bedrooms, a garage and a large garden, alongside your maximum budget.

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Where are the Cheapest & Most Expensive Floor Spaces in the UK?

December 17th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market No Comments »

According to a new study produced by Halifax, the cheapest floor space within a house is in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry, with the most expensive being in London’s Westminster. The study revealed that for a square metre of property in London, you could be paying, on average, a whopping £7,486, but with homes averaging at just 71 square metres, they are the tiniest in the country.

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What Happens to Empty Homes?

November 19th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market 1 Comment »

We’ve all seen them. A once beautiful home with original features stood derelict. Boarded up and consigned to the scrap heap. Yet these houses still have a lot of potential.

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Should I be selling my home?

November 12th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 1 Comment »

If you’re seriously considering selling your home then there are many factors that you will need to consider before you go ahead with it. It’s not just the reasons for selling your home but whether your home is ready to be sold. If you want to move as quickly as possible, it’s important that your home is appealing to those buying it; otherwise you may be sitting with a ‘For Sale’ sign in your front garden for some time.

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Report asks landlords – Do you trust your tenants?

November 8th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords No Comments »

Many would argue that for landlords, if you want to have peace of mind. We thought that we’d therefore conduct an investigation into the how trusting the relationships between landlords and tenants are.

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What to Look for in a Buy to Let Property

November 5th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market 1 Comment »

If you’re considering investing in property, now may be the best opportunity for you to do it, but you need to make sure that the property you are looking to buy is going to make you more money in the long run. If you’ve got some spare cash set aside for your investment, you’re in a good position to start purchasing your buy to let property, but there are several things you are going to need to consider.

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How long does it take to sell a house?

October 31st, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Property Portals No Comments »

Now that the property market is trending more towards buyers, it’s probably a good time to talk to your estate agent about putting your home on the market. If you want to know how long it will take to sell your home (avoid investing in a new property prematurely), there really is no simple answer.

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A Practical Guide to Planning Permission

October 17th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Legal, Property Developers No Comments »

When doing any work on a property, from a large project to a minor modification, ensuring the work adheres to planning permission should be top of the priorities list. If not it could cause a major headache.

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