Buying a property online

December 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing | No Comments »

Ever since the emergence of e-commerce, a lot of us have ditched the shops in favour of ordering online from the comfort of our homes. In fact, as The Guardian reports, internet shopping is set to account for the biggest proportion of sales yet.

You may be familiar buying our clothes and even groceries on the internet, but have you ever considered buying a property online? Advancements in technology have made this possible, so here is everything you need to know.

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Financial help for low-income homeowners

December 2nd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

In the current economic climate, everyone is feeling the pinch. Throw in the added cost of Christmas and our budgets are stretched to breaking point. Now more than ever, we are looking to save money.

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New vs old houses: A guide for first-time buyers

November 29th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Conveyancing | No Comments »

One of the most basic yet difficult decisions when buying your first home is deciding whether to purchase a new-build or an older property. You can decide beforehand in order to streamline the selection process, but you can also use pros and cons to determine the best option when weighing up one type of property against another post viewing.

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Technology essentials for modern properties

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market | No Comments »

Once upon a time, robo-houses were staples of sci-fi films. A signifier of the rapid technological advancements our society was making, the robo-house was an expression of our fears as to where such developments would take us.

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Five great things about retirement

November 27th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Top Tips | No Comments »

If you’re already looking forward to retirement, this will just be extra encouragement but, if you’re one of those few people having concerns, you might want to take a closer look at just what retirement living can offer.

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Things to Consider when Looking for an Architect

November 18th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Property Market | No Comments »

If you’re either looking to build a new home or restore/extend your existing property, then you will need to invest in an architect to get the right advice for carrying out this work. You may already have some ideas in mind or you may be confused about where to start but an architect can help bring your ideas and tastes together to create the perfect design.

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Roof Maintenance: How often and tips to avoid huge costs

November 4th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

Roof maintenance can be expensive and for many homeowners, it is a job they would rather not deal with due to the financial impact. Your roof doesn’t always have to be a monetary headache especially if you know what to look for, you conduct regular check-ups and you keep on top of your house insurance.

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Rise of Common Plumbing Problems in the Home

October 21st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

Is that tap still dripping your kitchen? The radiator still clicking in your bedroom? You’re not alone – these are some of the most common plumbing problems found in houses and with a bit of DIY you’ll probably find you can solve these issues without having to call out your plumber.

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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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Signs that your Chimney needs Maintenance

October 17th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace | No Comments »

Chimneys can be difficult to judge and you can’t always see potential problems from just looking. There are some signs that you can look out for that prove your chimney may need some maintenance and attention. Making sure your chimney is safe is up there with ensuring your home is safe from fire hazards so it is very important for any homeowner with a chimney to be aware of the typical tell tale signs that there may be damage to your chimney.

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Buying your second home in Spain – Part 2

October 9th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Overseas | No Comments »

In our first blog in this series we discussed the initial steps you should take when looking for a second home in Spain. This blog continues with advice on taking out a mortgage on your new venture.You will find out information on lenders and different types of mortgages with specific advice on Spanish property sales.

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