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  • Moving Due to Separation or Divorce

    19 Aug 2015 in Guides by

    With an estimated 42% of marriages in the UK ending in divorce it is becoming a common occurrence that couples are looking to selling their property in order to finalise their separation. It is an extremely difficult time for both the families and individuals that are affected but what can be more unsettling is not knowing what… View Article

  • How to Let Your House Privately

    17 Jul 2015 in Guides by

    If you have a property and want to harness more than just its appreciating value on the housing market, then one area where you can benefit is letting. Most beginners and quite a few hardened landlords do this by going to a reputable agent who can handle all the different legal and administrative aspects including… View Article

  • How Do Open House Viewings Work?

    30 Jun 2015 in Guides by

    To some it’s a way to make a quick sale, for others it means paying the right price for a property becomes more difficult. Whatever your point of view, open house viewings are increasing in popularity, particularly in inner city areas such as London where property comes at a high premium. The way it works… View Article

  • Should You Sell Your House or Rent it Out?

    26 Jun 2015 in Guides by

    For most people, buying a house represents a significant investment in both time and money and making the most of this profitable asset requires a good deal of thought. Selling your property might be the answer and yield some important capital, especially if you are looking to invest in other areas. Renting out your property,… View Article

  • How Can I Improve the Value of My House?

    22 Jun 2015 in Guides by

    When it comes to selling a property on today’s market, making sure you get the best price is generally a given. Choosing the right estate agent to handle the sale is a start but you also want to make sure that you are presenting your property to potential buyers in the best light possible. If… View Article

  • Ten Top Tips For Buying Property With Friends

    11 May 2015 in Guides by

    The number of first-time buyers hoping to boost their purchasing power by joining forces with a friend is on the up. In fact, our recent survey showed nearly one in five of us (18%) are considering buddying up to get on the property ladder. Rising house prices and the need for large deposits are behind… View Article

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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