Initial Costs to Plan for when Buying a New Home?

February 25th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market Comments Off on Initial Costs to Plan for when Buying a New Home?

If you’re about to make one of the biggest investments of your life – buying a home – it is crucial that you have looked into every possible cost that you could be presented with. You may feel as though you can comfortably afford your mortgage, but have you taken into account all of those additional costs, such as stamp duty, solicitor fees and on-going monthly payments of various insurances?

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Choosing High Street Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer

February 19th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Conveyancing, Property Market 1 Comment »

In most areas of the law, a person has to be a solicitor or barrister to practice on his or her own. Anyone can carry out legal work in the employment of a solicitor (though not all legal work) but only solicitors and barristers can own their own firms or be partners in law firms (under recent developments, a Legal Executive can also be a partner but at least one of the other partners must be a solicitor).

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Selling Your Home by Sealed Bid Auction

February 13th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market Comments Off on Selling Your Home by Sealed Bid Auction

If property sales are taking a turn for the better and you live in an affluent area where it is a seller’s market, then have you considered selling your home by a sealed bid? This involves you deciding on a guide price that you’d like for your home before people make confidential bids that are submitted before a particular date. This process can be the best way of achieving the right price for your property.

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Using Your Estate Agent Effectively & Negotiating Offers

February 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market 1 Comment »

When it comes to selling your house, there are many things that need taking into consideration, and perhaps one of the most important things is choosing your estate agent. You will need to be confident that the estate agency that you are putting your house on the market with is going to be as efficient as possible, which is why it’s a good idea to speak to several before choosing who to put your house on the market with.

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Financial Costs Involved when Moving Home

January 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Mortgages, Property Market 1 Comment »

If you’re about to buy a new home it is essential that you have assessed every aspect of the sale and the costs that will be involved with it. Regardless of whether you’ve moved home many times or this is your first time, checking off what costs you are going to meet is vital in ensuring you aren’t left out of pocket before you’ve even moved into your new home.

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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 Comments Off on 10 ways you can help your child buy their first property

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 Comments Off on Know where to start with unfurbished properties

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 Comments Off on Searching for a Property – Online, Estate Agents & Developers

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

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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