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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To Buy or To Rent Property: What would you do ?

February 17th, 2012 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Property Portals 6 Comments »

In uncertain economic times, many people are considering their options more carefully when it comes to buying and renting property. Everybody wants their home to be a safe haven and there is a great deal of security on offer for those who are in a position to get a foot on the property ladder. However, there are also benefits to renting a property and sometimes buying comes with its own financial challenges.

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FindaProperty.com bolsters its number 2 position

February 15th, 2011 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Property Portals 4 Comments »

FindaProperty.com has strengthened its position as the clear number 2 property website in the UK according to new independent data from comScore, the global leader in measuring the digital world.

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Google brings Property Search Functionality to the UK

June 17th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Property Market, Property Portals 7 Comments »

Google UK has finally moved into the UK property market by adding additional property search functionality to Google Maps. Initial reports indicate Google have willing partners in Countrywide estate agents, Zoopla and Trinity Mirror with Rightmove as the obvious missing player in the development so far.

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Tesco & Spicerhaart launches iSold.com

March 4th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Property Portals 25 Comments »

The much anticipated online estate agency offering from Tesco and SpiceHaart will be launched today in Bristol. Tesco’s previous attempt to enter the property market was adversely affected with legal challenges from the outset and eventually sold to their partner in this new venture SpicerHaart.

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Online estate agency – cure or virus for property professionals?

January 20th, 2010 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Conveyancing, Property Market, Property Portals 21 Comments »

Online estate agency is growing by the day and 2010 seems as if it could well be the year of sale by property owner websites. These property portals have been set up for owners to sell their own properties by missing out the estate agent. They are selling their services with claims of 0% commision and 0% fees.

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New Experimental Property Search Engine

August 4th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Property Market, Property Portals 1 Comment »

House hunters searching online for property can now benefit from a new search engine which uses text entries to find the most suitable match rather than traditional drop-down filter menus. Gartoo, which launches today, is based on ‘semantic search’ – advanced technology which disseminates search according to words entered by the user to find the most accurate fit.

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Energy saving on a budget

January 19th, 2009 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements, Property Portals 1 Comment »

The winter months are when ones attention is turned to keeping homes warm yet many homeowners will be turning on dormant heating systems that could be operating far more efficiently with the help of a few affordable maintenance tips.

Householder’s should keep a close eye on the efficiency of the insulation that is present in the property as a great proportion of heat is lost through poorly insulated walls, windows and heating systems.

In a typical British home, around one-third of the heat produced by a central heating system is rapidly lost through the roof, ceiling and walls. This means that for a poorly insulated property up to £1 out of every £3 spent on heating is being wasted.

So what can the average homeowner do without spending a fortune?

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