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  • 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

  • One In Four Brits Resent Estate Agent Fees And Plan To Move Online

    28 Apr 2015 in Press Releases by

    Three-quarters of homeowners say they would ditch high street estate agents for cheaper online alternatives, according to a new survey. One in four (27%) admitted their decision was driven by their resentment of being forced to pay the high commission fees associated with traditional agents, while 1 in 10 confessed they now lacked any trust… View Article

  • April 2015 Property Trends from Rightmove

    24 Apr 2015 in Property News by

    There is one major conclusion that can be drawn from the Rightmove April 2015 house price index – now is a great time to sell! The index offers data and insights into the property market based on houses put up for sale over the previous month. In contrast to many other surveys which look at… View Article

  • Four Ways to Kick Start The Housing Market

    16 Apr 2015 in Press Releases by

    Estate agents warn targeted approach needed to bring momentum back to housing market. A leading online estate agent has warned that the UK housing market will remain ‘subdued’ unless the new government introduces more targeted help for homeowners and those looking to get on the property ladder. CEO of My Online Estate Agent, David Grundy,… View Article

  • Selling Property At Auction – What You Should Know First

    10 Apr 2015 in Property News by

    With the rise in alternative and modern ways to sell your house – including online estate agents such as and DIY home listing services, there has been increased interest in use of auctions to sell properties. This blog looks at how property auctions work, and the pros and cons, answering the questions you may… 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

  • 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