The Year That Was: PCL prices hold but transactions plummet

December 19th, 2016 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, News, Selling Property No Comments »

2016 proved a challenging year for the Prime Central London (PCL) property market. The past 12 months not only witnessed a marked slowdown in sales activity as Stamp Duty changes dramatically affected sentiment, but uncertainty has been a recurring theme, both before and following the UK’s Brexit vote.

With the headwinds it has been encountering, this year has seen the PCL market fragment with different dynamics driving the performance of property at the lower end and the luxury end. This has created a watershed at £1m, above which tax is having the most significant effect on investor decisions.

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House Prices – The Commuter Effect

October 14th, 2015 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market, Selling Property No Comments »

As you know when it comes to whether a property sells fast or languishes for months on an estate agents list there are a lot of factors at play. One of those factors is transport links.

People, in the UK, are always on the move. They are some of the most mobile people in Europe. Brits go abroad more and they are more likely to work outside of their hometown or city than those who live in Southern Europe.

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Conveyancing Referral Fees – Money for old Rope?

May 1st, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing, Selling Property No Comments »

The property market is on the up again and that can only be good news for everyone. Where there is a buoyant market however there will be opportunists swooping in and looking to cream off profits from the unsuspecting general public. The property market is no different. The opportunists we’re referring to here are estate agents and mortgage brokers and the profits are in the form of referral fees.

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Top 5 property websites; buying or selling or earning extra income

January 13th, 2014 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

Selling your home or buying a new home can be a difficult task to face and sometimes we feel like we need all the help we can get. Lucky for us, the Internet was invented and now we have a multitude of websites available to guide us in the right direction with advice, property and statistics.

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How to downsize from your family home

December 29th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property No Comments »

Downsizing to a smaller home can be a very stressful and emotional experience. You family home holds so many memories and letting go of that stage in your life can be heart-breaking. Making the experience as easy and smooth as possible is vital for your own sanity and this blog aims to help you with each process from making the decision to looking towards the future with a positive outlook. Take a deep breath and let’s talk about downsizing.

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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 No Comments »

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

September 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

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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UK House Price Record Reaches £250m

May 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Selling Property No Comments »

Located next to the Queen, a London home has gone on sale for £250 million, looking set to smash the price record for Britain. With the average London property costing approximately £370,000, this home is worth a whopping 700 times more but boasts views of St James’s park and the biggest living space in all of central London.

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Thinking of Downsizing? Things to Consider.

May 14th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property No Comments »

The thought of downsizing your home may be something you’d thought about for years down the line when the kids have moved out and you’re getting older; but more people are considering downsizing their property to make all-important savings. For example, choosing a smaller property could help to increase cash flow with reduced mortgage repayments and lower energy bills.

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Sticking to a Budget When Selling Your Home

May 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property No Comments »

It’s a well-known fact that selling your home is one of the most stressful things you can do in your lifetime; add in the current economy and your stress levels may be going through the roof before you’ve even started to do anything about selling your home. Equally, when it comes to selling your home you’re often encouraged to make various home improvements to make the property more appealing to potential buyers – but what do you do if you simply cannot afford to make these kinds of improvements?

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Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

April 10th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property No Comments »

To determine the potential sale price of your property in the current marketplace, you will need to get an accurate valuation. Property valuations can be complex and difficult as there are various elements that have to be taken into account to be able to set an accurate value. It is important that if selling your property, the valuation is accurate as this may affect the length of time your property is on the market for. Finding the right valuation isn’t necessarily about finding the highest valuation.

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