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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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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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Countrywide launches new “MOT style” property survey

In the property world last week, Countrywide, the UK’s largest property group, announced the launch of a brand new “game changing” survey report called HomeFact – a product which they say “combines all the expertise of our surveyors with other online information sources that we’ve gathered about the property and its surrounding area.” After conducting a study involving over 15,000 buyers and identifying a “knowledge gap” in the current types […]

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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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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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Official Launch

Welcome to The Property Network! I am incredibly pleased and excited to announce that The Property Network has officially launched! My name is Jordan and I have years of experience working in the UK property industry. I decided to launch The Property Network with the aim of providing you with the best advice, tips, news & more about all things property. Whether you’re selling, buying, renting or investing, The Property […]

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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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