Category: Buying & Selling
The housing industry has responded with shock, joy, and jitters, after Theresa May’s snap general election went catastrophically wrong, leaving her with little choice but to seek the backing of the Democratic Unionist party to govern Britain after failing to secure a parliamentary majority. This fascinating article in Estate Agent Today looks at the impact
Despite the ‘housing crisis’ being a key issue on the political agenda, the snap election is expected to have little impact on the property market, according to a new report. While house prices have dropped for the third consecutive month for the first time since 2009 – and now average £207,699 across the UK – this is
A new tax-friendly savings vehicle launches this week aimed at people looking to buy their first home. This insightful article from This is Money explains how the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (Lisa) will work and whether it is worth considering.
There are a lot of hidden costs when it comes to buying your first home. The deposit is only the tip of the iceberg! This article from www.thisismoney.co.uk has a first-time buyers fees checklist and lists all. the costs you need to think about before buying.
Giving the green light to Crossrail 2 has been backed by more than 60 property industry leaders, who said it would help ease London’s housing crisis by unlocking more than 200,000 homes. Crossrail 1, which is due to open fully in 2019, opened up the development of Thamesmead in south-east London, with 20,000 new homes there
An average home in the capital now averages £650,000 – despite slower house price rises and imminent Article 50 trigger. Record house prices in the capital are being bolstered by increased demand in mid- and lower-priced outer London boroughs. Read more in this fascinating article from ES Property.
With the rise of online estate agents you can now save money by showing your home yourself. For some people this is a major plus – who knows your home better than you do? Conducting a viewing means you’re able to highlight its best attributes, speak from personal experience and, hopefully, ensure a quick sale.
Price is one of the most important factors to consider when selling your home. Don’t inflate the price so you can then ‘negotiate’ – this doesn’t work. The market is very price sensitive right now and many buyers will refuse to consider something just a few per cent higher in price than their budget. Many
Spring is always the best time to put your property on the market, particularly now with interest rates on mortgages so low. Here we give our top 5 tips on how to maximise the value of your property at this time of year. 1. You can really go to town with pavement appeal in springtime.
House prices in London have soared above the rest of the country in recent years, but the true extent of the widening gap has been revealed recently with Kensington and Chelsea showing values up £1.5million in two decades. Research by Lloyds Bank showed that today, a typical value of a home in the area is