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7 ways to save towards a mortgage deposit in 2020

The challenge of saving up for a mortgage deposit is often said to be the biggest hurdle faced by most first time buyers today. According to data released by Land Registry, the average price of a property in the UK is £232,944 as of October 2019. And with most mortgage lenders requiring a minimum 10% deposit, that figure would mean you’d need to put down at least £23,294! Unless you’re […]

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Guide to selling your property privately

Selling your property privately can be a very challenging but hugely rewarding experience. The majority of the costs associated with moving go towards estate agency fees, so there are some significant savings to be made if you can successfully sell your property yourself! When deciding whether to sell privately or instruct an estate agent, it’s worth considering what the current market conditions are like and assessing the following situations – […]

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Guide to the Property Ombudsman – and what they can do for you

We all know that buying or selling a property can be a challenging experience and your frustrations can be made worse if you’ve also received poor service from an estate agent. As experts in their field, estate agents are relied upon to guide the purchase of a property to a successful completion and offer fair and honest advice to allow you to make well informed decisions. Throughout the sale, estate […]

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5 things to do when searching for your first property

Starting your search for a property can be filled with excitement when you realise the prospect of owning your first home could soon become a reality. You know exactly what type of property you want to buy. You know exactly where you want to buy it. You’ve probably spent months scrolling through the internet and peering at the adverts in estate agents windows. But what steps could you take to […]

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8 questions to ask any estate agent before selling your property

When looking for local estate agents to value your property, it’s important that you’re asking the right questions to determine which agent you think will work best for you. It’s no secret that selling your home can be a challenging experience, so you’ll need to instruct the agent that’s going to make the entire process as smooth and hassle free for you as possible. If you’re beginning the process of […]

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8 top tips when preparing for viewers

Your house is on the market. You’re buzzing with excitement and anticipation. All you need now is for someone to make an offer! But where do you begin with preparing for viewings? Most estate agents will usually handle all of the viewing tours on your property, unless specified or instructed otherwise, but it is up to you to make sure your home is being presented in the BEST possible way […]

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