Help to Buy – What needs to happen

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Property Market | No Comments »

Help to Buy, in its pure form, was designed to stimulate the housing market and specifically the building industry. In theory, enabling people to buy new build property would kick start and invigorate the industry – and that’s a good thing.
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Buying your second home in Spain.

October 1st, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property | No Comments »

Buying a house in Spain is very different from buying a house in the UK. The legal system and the steps you have to take differ from the UK and many homeowners in Spain currently have had problems because they weren’t aware of certain factors before purchasing their home. Follow some of our advice below when you begin the process of buying your second home in Spain and feel confident that you are aware of all the information you need to make the wisest decisions when dealing with the Spanish policies and rules.

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Is it still possible to get on the property ladder?

September 23rd, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Buying Property, Property Market | No Comments »

Getting on the property ladder can be a daunting prospect especially due to the fact that it is a huge financial commitment. However, owning your own property is a way of investing in your future, and the future of your family, as well as giving you more stability. If you are a first time buyer you need to be aware of all of your options and choose the scheme that is right for you and your financial situation. This blog gives advice on how to get on the property ladder and the processes you will go through to get the keys to your new home.

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Getting a Mortgage for Your Home

September 9th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Financial Products, Mortgages | No Comments »

Thinking about getting a mortgage for your home can be a daunting experience, particularly if you’re a first-time buyer. Equally, these feelings of anxiety have only worsened as the economy has continued to struggle and many have become increasingly wary about their financial situations. But what is it that you should be looking out for in a mortgage and what’s the best way to go about getting the best mortgage deal available to you?

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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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Troubleshooting the Homestead Repair Process the Economical Way

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

There are many different things that can go wrong with your home at any time. No home was built to last, and you’re sure to be reminded of that every time you see water spots, hear dripping noises, and walk over your squeaking floors. As a homeowner, it’s up to you to keep your home safe and functioning properly, but no one wants to go broke in the process.

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Checklist for new tenants. Act now to protect yourself when you leave.

August 19th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Landlords, Rental Market | No Comments »

When you move into your new apartment or house you need to make sure you protect yourself from the beginning to avoid additional charges later when you decide to move on. By following some of the guidelines below you will avoid losing your deposit for previous damage to the property when you leave and will avoid paying for updates that are the responsibility of the landlord.

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Maintaining the exterior of your home.

August 13th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements | No Comments »

As with most things relating to maintenance in the home, the longer you leave it the worse it is going to get, and this couldn’t ring more true for the exterior of your house. Battling with the elements day-in, day-out, the outside of your house needs regular attention vital for the future value of your home. Annual attentiveness to the paint job, roof and driveway will help to improve your home’s ‘curb appeal’ and help you to avoid bigger, more costly jobs in the future.

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Everything you need to Know about the Green Deal

August 5th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Green Deal | No Comments »

The concept of home improvements can be met with eyes filled with dread in many cases, because of the associated cost of many of the upgrades available. Double glazing, cavity wall insulation and underfloor heating are all costly additions to a home and while the energy efficiency of the home and the savings made through the utility bills will both be impressive, trying to find the money to fund such improvements can be nigh on impossible.

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Green Energy: Why is it so trendy – and important?

July 25th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements | No Comments »

What is green energy? Why is it such a popular topic of conversation – and such a divisive one? And, perhaps most importantly, what is the role of green energy for us in the future, as a technology that we cannot afford to ignore?

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How to Give Your Rental Property a Facelift

July 6th, 2013 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Insurance, Landlords | No Comments »

Tenancies can start to seem fleeting through the eyes of a seasoned landlord, but it’s important to remember that your prospective tenants are looking for their next home, so they will apply the same critical eye as any buyer would. Read the rest of this entry »