Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

April 10th, 2013 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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Is a rent to buy property the correct route for you?

April 8th, 2013 Posted in Buying Property, Rental Market | No Comments »

As the economy continues to stagnate, the government is keen to get the housing market moving as much as it can. To this end, there are now numerous schemes that are aiming to help first-time buyers in particular get on the property ladder. The thinking behind this is that first-time buyers are the fuel for the rest of the market and without them able to buy, no one else can move up the ladder.

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Selling Your Home Using Images

March 25th, 2013 Posted in Property Market, Selling Property | No Comments »

The decision as to whether or not a potential buyer views your home could be resting on the images that have been used to advertise your property online. Increasingly, property buyers are scouring the internet for their dream home; entering their criteria and choosing the ones they want to view at the click of a button. But is your house showcasing itself well enough through these images?

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Top buy-to-let hotspots

March 20th, 2013 Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | 1 Comment »

The buy-to-let market could be a shining light when it comes to property investment. In fact, according to research, average UK rents have increased by 13.6% since 2009; and in addition to this, the latest Census figures show that the proportion of UK households renting is now at 36% compared to 31% ten years ago . So, if you have the money to invest in property, choosing the buy-to-let market could be the way to go.

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Is London Property the Best Investment?

March 19th, 2013 Posted in Property Market | No Comments »

If you’re thinking about investing in property, is London the place to do it? With widespread issues in the property market, any investment in property is a risky business, but new figures have revealed that London property prices have continued to rise, with the gap between these properties and the rest of England being larger than previous years.

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Underground Extensions – An Affordable Option?

March 12th, 2013 Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

You’ve got a damp, dark cellar that’s full of old bits of furniture, rubbish that needs throwing out and what the kid’s are sure is a monster lurking in there. Is it time to turn this excess space into a useable room that will not only give you that extra room you’ve always dreamed of but should add value to your property when you choose to sell it?

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Mortgage Options For When In Negative Equity

March 1st, 2013 Posted in Mortgages | No Comments »

Negative equity can be the scariest phrase to any individual, especially when he or she has a huge outstanding mortgage. So, what exactly constitutes negative equity? Negative equity is the condition where an individual’s home has a lower value when compared to the outstanding mortgage that they have left to address. It goes without saying that negative equity only holds good for those with ownership over property.

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Initial Costs to Plan for when Buying a New Home?

February 25th, 2013 Posted in Mortgages, Property Market | No Comments »

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 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 Posted in Estate Agents, Property Market | No Comments »

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 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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