Has the Conservatory had its day?

June 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | Comments Off on Has the Conservatory had its day?

It does not seem so long ago that the conservatory was in its halcyon days. Giving natural sunlight and a relatively cheap way to add an extra room to a property, they popped up everywhere.

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Moving House? Storage Advice

June 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Top Tips | Comments Off on Moving House? Storage Advice

If you’re currently in the process of trying to sell your home and are looking to move to another property, then space and storage will become a major part in this process. When selling your home you want to make it look as spacious as possible and having things packed away ready can help speed up the moving process. Equally, if you are downsizing, you’ll need to start thinking about just what you do/don’t need in your new home.

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UK House Price Record Reaches £250m

May 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in News, Selling Property | Comments Off on UK House Price Record Reaches £250m

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 | Comments Off on Thinking of Downsizing? Things to Consider.

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 | Comments Off on Sticking to a Budget When Selling Your Home

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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Failure to Complete Following Exchange of Contracts

April 25th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Conveyancing, Property Market | Comments Off on Failure to Complete Following Exchange of Contracts

At any time during Conveyancing transaction up to the point that contracts are exchanged both the buyer and the seller are free to withdraw from the transaction. They can do so without incurring any penalty and they do not need to give any reason.

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Extending Your Home? What You Can & Can’t Do

April 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Legal | Comments Off on Extending Your Home? What You Can & Can’t Do

In the majority of cases when it comes to extending your home or converting your loft, you will find you don’t need planning permission due to your development rights. However, when planning an extension you will always need to check because it will depend on the size of your new plans.

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Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

April 10th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Rental Market, Selling Property | Comments Off on Getting an Accurate Property Valuation

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 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Rental Market | Comments Off on Is a rent to buy property the correct route for you?

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 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market, Selling Property | Comments Off on Selling Your Home Using Images

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 HIP-Consultant.co.uk 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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