The logic and emotion of house buying and selling

Mar 31 2015 / No Comments

There are over 1 million property sales in the UK every year. Whilst for some, the buying and selling of property is a business decision, an investment perhaps, for most people emotions will play a big part in the vast majority of these transactions,. So how do you stay ...

Should You Invest in the New Help-To-Buy ISA?

Mar 25 2015 / No Comments

The Chancellor George Osborne’s 2015 budget announcement included a new incentive to encourage first-time buyers, namely help-to-buy ISAs, to be launched in Autumn this year. We take a look below on how this new scheme will work, its pros and cons, and how first-time buyers can make the most ...

Selling property without an estate agent, is it for you?

Mar 23 2015 / No Comments

There are over 1 million property sales every year. Traditionally, house sellers have had to use estate agents to manage the sale, but with typical commissions charged of £5000 many people have looked for cheaper alternatives, believing these commissions are very poor value for money. It is possible to sell ...

Silver Landlords Warned To Be Wary With Pension Pots

Mar 19 2015 / No Comments

Five simple steps to help secure your pension pot This April, changes to the pension reforms will boost the buy-to-let investment property market, as more and more pensioners decide to invest in property to fund their retirement. According to research, 16% of retirees will reinvest in property, adding more fuel to another ...

March 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

Mar 17 2015 / No Comments

Rightmove have released their March 2015 house price index, which offers data and insights from the UK’s leading property portal. But what are the key points for property sellers and potential buyers? Rightmove HPI March 2015 Key Conclusions Rightmove’s latest data highlights a few points of interest: An increase in house prices, but ...

If You Come Into The House Today, You’re In For A Big Surprise

Mar 5 2015 / No Comments

A coffin in the cupboard, live chickens in the kitchen and a blacked out bathroom were among the rare sights spotted by Brits when house hunting, a new survey reveals. Carpeted walls, a toilet behind a glass panel and a tree growing through the living room were also discovered by the ...

UK Property Portal Comparison: Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket

Mar 4 2015 / No Comments

Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket – where do you go to search for houses? Why are there now more online property portals? Founded 15 years ago in the year 2000, Rightmove completely changed the process by which buyers found houses to buy. Before, the only way was to scour local papers and visit estate ...

My Online Estate Agent featured in The Mail on Sunday

Mar 2 2015 / No Comments

This weekend, My Online Estate Agent customers Richard and Bethan Smith shared their story with The Mail on Sunday of how they saved £1,000 on estate agent fees by choosing an online estate agent over a high street estate agent. In an article titled "How to sell your home - without ...

Quiz: Which TV Show Does This House Belong In?

Feb 27 2015 / No Comments

This week, American estate agent David Guzman released the results of a survey to find out what the most loved TV homes were. Sheldon, Leonard and Penny's apartment from the hit US show The Big Bang Theory came out on top. Unsurprisingly, there was just one British TV home in the ...

February 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

Feb 25 2015 / No Comments

Rightmove have released their February 2015 house price index, which offers data and insights into the property market based on over 100,000 properties put up for sale over the last month. We’ve taken a closer look at the numbers to see the insights and learnings to be gained for any ...