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How to Avoid Gazumping

Sep 19 2012 / No Comments

Gazumping is the act of another person bidding higher on the home at any point during the process. Gazumping is allowed by law except in Scotland. The Estate Agency Act requires every real estate agent to notify the homeowner of every single offer made on the home even if a ...

How to Prepare your Home for Sale

Jun 10 2012 / No Comments

Selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life, perhaps only second to buying a house or getting married! So when you do take the decision to sell your home you need to make sure that your present it in the best way possible ...

Essential Tips for First Time Landlords

Mar 5 2012 / No Comments

Landlords can reap the benefits of owning an investment property both financially and personally, however, being successful at letting out property usually requires a number of key factors. By not comprehending these important issues, your investment will most likely fail and you could end up on the losing end of ...

Great Tips to Increase the Value of your Home

Mar 3 2012 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_1248" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="image from: 365solar.co.uk"][/caption] Purchasing a home is not just about finding a place to live; it’s also about selecting the wisest investment you’ll ever make. Choosing the right home improvements can increase your home’s resale value dramatically and savvy homeowners are taking full advantage of it. My Online ...

The Real Cost Involved in the Sale of a Property

Mar 1 2012 / No Comments

Most sellers can expect to make a tidy sum selling their property in today’s strong housing market. There may be a price to pay before you begin to harvest your rewards however. 1. Energy Performance Certificate: Sellers are now required to provide the prospective buyer with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Consult ...

How to Grow your Buy to Let Portfolio by Releasing Equity

Jul 9 2011 / No Comments

As uncertainty continues in the UK housing market and sale remain at low levels, the demand for rentals continues to increase and the buy to let market has become an increasingly popular investment choice to consider. If you are looking to become more involved in the property investment world, it's a ...

How to Negotiate Estate Agent Fees and Contracts

Jul 3 2011 / No Comments

When it comes to selling a property, estate agent fees can be a considerable amount. For instance, an estate agent commission rate of 2% on a property for sale for £300,000 is a staggering £6,000. However, armed with some basic negotiation tips you can reduce these fees significantly. Shop Around You are ...

How you can predict a property hotspot

Jun 22 2011 / No Comments

Do you wonder how everyone else knew about that trendy area before you? Fear not, it is not a secret shared only by a select few. There are still many up-and-coming locations out there to be had; you just need to know how to find them. Follow ...