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Guide To Selling Your Property Privately

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

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Brexit Uncertainty Leads To House Prices Falling In September For The First Time Since 2010

In its monthly market snapshot, released on Monday, Rightmove say that for the first time since 2010, house prices have fallen in September – a time of the year when an increase in market activity is usually recorded. Due to the increasing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and the potential of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, Rightmove say properties coming to the market this month have seen an average […]

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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 in order to allow you to make well informed decisions. Throughout the […]

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5 Things To Do When Searching For Your First Property

Starting out on 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 and exactly where you want to buy it. You’ve probably spent months already scrolling through the internet and peering in at the adverts in estate agents windows. But what steps could […]

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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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Save For Your First Home And Earn a 25% Bonus On Your Deposit

If you’re aged between 18-40 you could kickstart saving towards your first home – and receive a 25% bonus on your deposit! The Lifetime ISA savings scheme was launched by the government in April 2017 as a way to encourage more people to save money towards a property or a bigger pot for their retirement. What is a Lifetime ISA? A Lifetime ISA (also known as a LISA) allows you […]

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Can I Get A Mortgage With Poor Credit?

So, you’re looking to take the first step on the property ladder or maybe you’re due to remortgage, but your credit history isn’t great… Does that mean you’re automatically out of the mortgage market? Absolutely not. But your options will be limited and it could prove more difficult for you to secure approval from a lender when they consider your financial history. However, there are options available for those with […]

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What To Know When Buying A Repossessed Property

The process involved in buying a repossessed property differs significantly from that of a standard residential sale. There are many more factors to consider so it’s wise to be aware of what to expect. A repossession is a property that has been seized by the bank as the owners have failed to maintain their mortgage payments. As standard in any mortgage agreement, the bank will take control of the property […]

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A Guide To Shared Ownership

I am often asked about the Shared Ownership scheme and I tend to find that a lot of buyers are unsure how the process works, or have several misconceptions and unanswered questions. The Shared Ownership scheme is a fantastic alternative that allows people the chance to get on the property ladder and affordably purchase their first home – but not everyone will qualify for it. Read below to learn more […]

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8 Top Tips When Preparing Your House For Viewers

Your house is on the market. You’re buzzing with excitement and anticipation. All you need now is 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 to […]

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