How to value a house to get a quick sale

People tend to have two priorities when selling their home: firstly how much will they get, and secondly how long will the process take.  No-one ever gets everything that they want and there usually has to be compromise along the way.  It all boils down to priorities: if you want the highest price possible and aren’t in a rush to …

What To Do If Your House Sale Falls Through? 

In an ideal world, the selling process goes something like this: you decide to move; put your house up for sale; find a buyer quickly; agree a timeline; and move into your dream home.  But the reality is often very different.  In fact, according to a recent survey by Which?, more than half of property sales in the UK fall …

Solicitors Fees For Selling A House 

Ready to sell your house and dreaming of the next big move while at the same time working how much it’ll all cost?  Most of us tend to account for the big costs (like estate agent fees) but it’s the little ones that can sneak under the radar in all the moving excitement.  Solicitors fees fall into the latter category, …

100% Mortgages For First Time Buyers

Getting on the property ladder for first-time buyers has become increasingly difficult over recent years with 85% citing saving for a deposit as the biggest issue according to a recent homeowners study. In fact, first-time buyers need to save on average at least £33,211 (and a staggering £110,182 in London) before they can even consider stepping into the house buying …

How To Sell A House Fast In Any Market

Selling a home can be a frustrating process especially if you need to sell fast. From political factors like Brexit instability, to low ball offers, and buyer indecisiveness — there’s no control or guarantees.    And when the market is slow, it only makes the problem worse and the prospect of selling even less alluring.  But what if you need to …

Best Time To Sell A House

Selling a house is more stressful than having a baby, changing jobs or getting married according to a recent survey. In fact, there’s only divorce that sits above it in the ‘stress’ list.   And it’s no wonder when you consider what selling a home usually means for most;  inconvenient viewing times, the threat of buyer drop-out, high selling fees and …

Preparing For Retirement: Pension vs Property

Traditionally, saving for a pension was the safe bet. It’s still the route pedalled by the government with compulsory private workplace pension schemes now in place as part of a national plan to address our ageing population.  But confidence and trust in pension plans has been diluted over recent years: with interest rates at record lows, Brexit uncertainty playing havoc …

Can I sell and rent back my home? 

Need the money but not quite ready to move? It could be that you have an immediate debt to pay, are struggling to keep up with mortgage repayments, are going through a divorce, or simply want to wait until the end of the school term before you pack up and move.  The good news? Selling doesn’t always have to mean …

Selling Your House To Pay Off Debt – Your Options

Debt is an ever increasing problem in the UK with austerity and stagnant wages often cited as two of the biggest causes. In fact, the average debt per adult in the UK is now £30,573; that’s 114% of average earnings.  So if you’re feeling the pressure of money, you’re certainly not alone.  Debt is a problem that can quickly spiral …