Archives / March / 2015

  • The logic and emotion of house buying and selling

    31 Mar 2015 in Guides by

    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 logical and rational through the process… View Article

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

    25 Mar 2015 in Property News by

    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 of it. Overview of help-to-buy ISAs… View Article

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

    23 Mar 2015 in Guides by

    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 your house privately, but is… View Article

  • Silver Landlords Warned To Be Wary With Pension Pots

    19 Mar 2015 in Guides by

    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 buy-to-let boom. Many… View Article

  • March 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

    17 Mar 2015 in Property News by

    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 not at… View Article

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

    5 Mar 2015 in Press Releases by

    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 2,000 home buyers surveyed,… View Article

  • UK Property Portal Comparison: Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket

    4 Mar 2015 in Guides by

    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 agent branches, a… View Article

  • My Online Estate Agent featured in The Mail on Sunday

    2 Mar 2015 in Sale Services by

    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 paying fat fees to… View Article