Increased tuition fees impacting Landlords

Oct 28 2011 / 1 Comment

It’s not just students feeling the effects of increased tuition fees. Landlord Assist is warning that hikes in university tuition fees will shortly be impacting the business plans of some buy-to-let investors. University applicants are officially 9% lowers compared to this time last year. According to ...

It could only happen to an Estate Agent – Outrageous Estate Agent Viewing Tales

Oct 24 2011 / 2 Comments

Love them or loath them, often renowned for their shenanigans, a day in the life of an estate agent is certainly eventful.  It may come as no surprise that as estate agents go about their daily routine of selling and renting houses, that they sometimes encounter some pretty uncomfortable situations. Here at My Online Estate ...

Which are the Best Areas to Live in London for 25 to 35 Year Olds

Oct 19 2011 / 1 Comment

So you hit 25 years old, you've graduated but for the last 3 years you've found yourself living with your parents. You sleep in the single bed that you have slept in since you were ten years old and you decide its about time to man up and move out ...

High street estate agents using illegal tricks

Oct 17 2011 / 1 Comment

Some rogue estate agents are using dirty and even illegal tactics in a bid to sell more properties. A common scam many fall prey too is when an agent tries to get the seller to increase their offer by falsely claiming that another, higher offer has been made. Other sellers have ...

Rent Soars to Record Levels

Sep 18 2011 / No Comments

England and Wales rental property costs rose to a £713 per month in August, the fastest rise in rates so far this year. The LSL Property Services Buy-to-Let Index shows that this is the seventh consecutive monthly rent rise this year. According to LSL, which offers an array of mortgage services ...

Is a studio flat a good investment?

Sep 7 2011 / No Comments

With house prices falling and interest rates on new mortgage deals at their lowest level in 23 years, you may be tempted to jump on the property ladder. As the market continues to weaken and prices fall, studio flats become more a more viable option to a wider audience. But ...

London’s Shard Pierces Clouds making it the UK’s Highest Apartments

Jul 18 2011 / No Comments

If you are moving to London, you may as well have a bird's eye view of one of the most historically rich cities in the world via London's Shard skycraper. As you marvel at the gorgeous views from one of the highest skyscrapers in Western Europe, you will forget any ...

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 ...