Supply Dwindles For Both Renters & Buyers

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Multiple industry reports today indicate that demand is far outweighing supply in both the for-sale and rental markets as we approach the second quarter...

Cladding Scandal: What Types Of Cladding Are Dangerous?

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Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017, cladding has become the focus of significant public and media scrutiny, proven as it was to be...

Cladding Scandal: Rules Changed To Make Life Easier For Flat Owners

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A new list of exempt flats means many owners will finally be able to escape the trap of unsellable flats.  The Royal Institute of Chartered...

Estate Agents’ Mythical Excuses For Not Selling Your Home

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Estate agents have just one ultimate goal - to enable people to buy and sell homes. It can, therefore, be frustrating when agents find it...
cladding

Unsafe Cladding: MPs Pass Labour Motion While Boris Says He Will Do Something ‘Very...

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MPs have passed a Labour motion which aims to protect leaseholders who are stuck in the middle of the ever-expanding cladding scandal, but all...

Flats: Unsafe Cladding Reduces Value And Demand By 50%

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In what feels like a grimly inevitable next step in the external cladding fiasco, it has been reported that the number of flats being...

UK Government Looks To Silence Flat Owners With Unsafe Cladding

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We have previously reported about the struggles currently facing flat owners due to the new rules, restrictions, and guidelines concerning external cladding. Since the...
should i wait to sell?

Should I Wait Until Covid Is Gone Before I Sell My Home?

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Despite a third national lockdown, the UK government has stated that the property industry, including the housing market, can remain up and running. This...
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Will I Still Be Able To Move Home If The UK Goes Into Another...

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Closing the housing market “will kill any flicker of economic recovery just as the population begins to feel the pharmaceuticals coursing through their veins”,...
fastest house selling

What Is The Fastest Way To Sell My House?

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The situation that the UK housing market currently finds itself in is unique. We are working towards a tight deadline - the end of...
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Conveyancer Red Flags

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, or both, you’re going to need to appoint a conveyancer. You do have the option to hire...
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House Prices Will Rise 4% in 2021

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Rightmove’s last house price index of 2020 forecasts a 4% price rise in 2021 despite the new year bringing significant levels of political and...
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When Is The Best Time To Sell My Home?

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New industry research has discovered that the best time of year to sell your home depends on many different factors, not just market demand. If...
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House Prices See Fastest Growth Since 2004

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House prices are rising at a pace that the UK hasn’t seen since 2004. In the month of November, prices increased by roughly £3,000. According...
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8 Common Complaints About Estate Agents

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Estate agents play a vital role in our lives, helping us negotiate one of our most important and financially significant experiences. As such, agents...
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Dangerous No More? Government Relaxes Cladding Rules To Help More People Sell Their Flats

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As we reported a few weeks ago, people who own flats in high rise tower blocks have been experiencing great difficulty when trying to...
should i spend money on my home before selling?

Should I Spend Money On My Home Before Selling?

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If you’re lucky, your home will have increased in value since you bought it. In certain markets, such as London, this is almost a...
covid-19 estate agent safety

Covid-19 Checklist: Is Your Agent Being Safe?

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Despite the second national lockdown, the property industry remains open for business. So, if you’re in the process of selling your home or looking...
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How Do I Sell My Home Quickly Before The Stamp Duty Holiday Ends?

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With the Stamp Duty holiday scheduled to end in March 2020, time is quickly running out to take advantage of the substantial discount when...
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UK House Prices Rise 7.5% But How Long Can It Last?

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The average house price in the UK is now more than £250,000, according to The Halifax, the highest it has ever been. It marks...
selling home at auction

Should I Sell My Home At Auction?

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Auctions provide an interesting alternative to selling your home through an estate agent. If you’re looking for a fast sale and to avoid the...
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Housing Market Will Stay Open During 2nd Lockdown Says UK Government

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The government has announced that the UK housing market will remain open for business despite the second wave of nationwide lockdown due to commence...
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How To Choose An Estate Agent

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There are estate agents everywhere. Loads of them. In every city, town, and village in the nation, they’re there. So when it comes to...
online estate agents

Online Estate Agents: Are They Any Good?

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The rise of online estate agents has brought radical change to the property industry. Not only have they introduced an entirely new way of...
sell your home privately

Can I Sell My Home Without An Estate Agent? A Deep Dive

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In short, the answer is yes, you can sell your home privately without using an estate agent. However, to do so, you must be...
conveyancer solicitor

Solicitor or Conveyancer: What’s The Difference?

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When you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork and legal mumbo-jumbo you’re confronted with is dizzying. Not to mention really, really...
estate agency fees

Estate Agency Fees – Always Choose The Cheapest, Right?

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Estate agency fees have become a contentious issue in recent years. Traditionally, agents offer a no-sale no-fee model in which they take a small...

Too Much Gobbledygook: Translating Homebuying Jargon

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The property industry is a tricky world to navigate. Buying a home is full of complex processes and legal requirements, involves dozens of different...
house on the market

Should I Put My Home On The Market While I’m Looking?

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If you are a homeowner and you’re looking to move, it’s more than likely that you will need to sell your current home in...
unsafe cladding flat

My Flat Has Unchecked Cladding. Is My Property Worthless?

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Editor's Note: Since the original publication of this article, the UK government has announced a slight change in the cladding fire safety rules. Get...
home valuation

Should I Always Choose The Estate Agent With The Highest Valuation?

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You’ve ummed and ahhed over the decision and spent countless evenings browsing dream homes on the internet with a glass of wine in-hand. You’ve...
property chain

What Is The Chain?

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When buying a new home, you will likely find yourself part of what is commonly called ‘the chain’.  The chain refers to a series...
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UK Mortgage Approvals Hit 13-Year High

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In August 2020, UK mortgage approval rates rose to their highest level in 13 years with many pointing to government intervention as the key...
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How Do I Complain About My Estate Agent?

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If you find yourself displeased with your estate agent or the service they are providing, you might want to lodge a complaint, especially if...
Make your home irresistible to buyers

Seller Ready: Hacks To Make Your Home Irresistible To Buyers

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When trying to sell your home, it’s essential that you take the time to make it as attractive to potential buyers as you possibly...
What is a conveyancer?

What is a Conveyancer, and why do I need one?

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A Conveyancer is a lawyer or solicitor who specialises in all of the intricate ins and outs of buying and selling property. Buying a home...

Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has found that Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix when compared to the other host nations in the F1 schedule. 

A Northern Powerhouse of homebuyer demand hit the market in Q2, while national demand...

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The latest UK Homebuyer Demand Hotspots Index from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that appetite for property across the UK’s top 100 cities fell marginally in the second quarter of this year; down by -0.8%.

Buying a £10m house with a mortgage can save you thousands a month on...

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed the huge difference in monthly cost when it comes to renting and buying at the very top end of the market. 

The prime property pockets where stamp duty hits £1.6m, even with today’s discounts

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed that in some parts of the high-end London market homebuyers are still looking at a stamp duty bill of £1.6m, despite today’s announcement. 

Festival house prices continue to headline despite widespread cancellations

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Although we’re unlikely to enjoy any festivals this summer, research by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has looked at the cost of renting and buying around the UK’s top 20 festival locations for those with an eye on next year. 

Stamp duty holiday set to save homebuyers £15k in these areas

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a stamp duty holiday for homebuyers, meaning any purchase up to £500,000 will be exempt from paying any tax. 

Golf course house prices hit a hole in one…unless you live around Trump’s Turnberry

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Another week, another cancelled sporting event as the Open Championship was due to tee off this weekend. However, this hasn't dampened property prices surrounding the UK's best-known golf courses, which come in 55% higher on average than the wider areas they are located.

Which high society event is home to the highest house prices?

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The latest property market analysis by Enness Global, the world’s leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has looked at which of Britain’s high society social events ranks top where the local property market is concerned. 

Broadband and other utility switching searches skyrocket as home movers look for better value

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Previous data from home setup service Just Move In found that since the property market reopened in May, the number of people moving home has increased by 29%. Their latest market analysis highlights the importance of utility providers during this process and how estate agents can add value in the current climate by considering this aspect of moving home. 

Wimbledon might be cancelled, but it still aces the rest for property prices

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While many of us will have been gearing up for two weeks of tennis this weekend, London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at house prices around the now cancelled Wimbledon venue and how they compare to the other majors in the tennis calendar. 

These are Britain’s current new-build hotspots for homebuyers

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Over the last year, 12% of all property transactions in Britain have been new-build homes, but in Britain’s new-build homebuyer hotspots they account for as much as 46% of sales. 

Where is the property market winning 100 days into lockdown?

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The latest research from leading estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, shows that the number of listings added per week continued to exceed pre-pandemic levels, as does the average views each listing receives while property related searches and home seller leads have also continued to climb. 

HOME MOVES THROUGH THE ROOF AS BRITS GET PACKING POST PROPERTY INDUSTRY LOCKDOWN

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According to the latest data from home setup service Just Move In, the number of households moving has accelerated drastically since the easing of the property industry lockdown. 

National park house prices and where you can find a homebuyer bargain

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The latest research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the cost of buying in and around 15 national parks and which of them offer a homebuyer bargain. 

Could a coal-free nation dent power plant house price performance?

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On average, property prices surrounding the nation’s power plants command 17% more than the wider areas they are located within, according to the latest property market analysis by GetAgent.co.uk.

Where’s best to buy a new-build and why?

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The latest research by property developer, StripeHomes, has looked at where offers the best buy when it comes to the new-build market, based on affordability, house price growth and the time taken to recoup a new-build price premium.

The super-prime London postcodes where properties are still selling for up to £14m

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Despite Covid uncertainty and an industry-wide lockdown, some prime postcode pockets of the London market have still seen properties selling for as much as £14m, according to the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global. 

Should estate agents do more to help during the moving process? 69% of people...

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69% of the nation feel that estate agents should do more to help them during the stressful process of moving between homes, pitching in with jobs like informing utility providers with a change of address.

Summer Solstice house prices rise 25% above the UK average

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Last Saturday marks the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, which would traditionally bring crowds of 10,000 strong flocking to Stonehenge to celebrate. 

The most and least affordable seaside villages for sun, sea, sand (and fish and...

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Perhaps the most disappointing event cancellation of the year was the recent celebrations around National Fish and Chip Day which has now been postponed due to the Coronavirus. 

Moving home tops the stress level chart – beating having a baby, marriage and...

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52% of the nation feel moving home is one of the most stressful life events and with the additional requirements of social distancing and other pandemic based procedures, it’s just got a whole lot more stressful. When it comes to moving, 28% find it more stressful than having a baby, getting married, going to job interviews, doing a driving test. It also beats waiting for what was the biggest elephant in the room to leave until COVID-19 arrived – Brexit.

How much does it cost to buy with a royal neighbour?

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This Saturday, 13th June, marks the Queen’s birthday and the latest research by GetAgent.co.uk, has looked at the cost of calling Her Majesty or another member of the Royal Family a neighbour, when it comes to property prices around each of their royal homes.

Breaking: Rightmove House Price Index Shows Huge Uplift In Demand and Price Achieved

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Housing market data representing stats during Covid 19 are so far scant. Yes, it feels like we've been subjected to lockdown for years but...

£1m+ property transactions yet to recover but sold prices show a market waiting to...

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The latest analysis by Enness Global, the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has found that transactional volume across the nation’s £1m+ property market failed to bounce back following December’s election result. However despite this decline, average sold prices over the last three months have registered the most consistent, upward performance in the last year. 

Homeowners value ethically sound service and utility providers, but how can you make your...

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New research has revealed that 66% of home movers were either ‘more likely’ or ‘very likely’ to use a service or utility provider for their household requirements if that provider had better ethical credentials compared to its competitors. 

The nation’s cheesiest property pockets where properties sell for up to 11% more

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This Thursday, the 4th June, marks National Cheese Day and to celebrate leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at the cost of buying across the cheesiest property pockets of the UK market.

Newcastle takeover deal could boost local property market by 15%

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Fans of the Magpies continue to bite their nails this week as the club’s Saudi takeover, reported to be worth £300m, is still yet to be given the green light after weeks of uncertainty.

Estate agents see revenues plummet as transactional decline hits home

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has highlighted the declining revenue of the average UK estate agent due to a reduction in transactions, largely driven by the industry-wide lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

House prices along London’s Cycle Superhighways are 80% higher than average

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With many Londoners now opting for pedal power to avoid the social distancing nightmare of public transport, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the steep cost of buying along one of London’s Cycle Superhighways. 

The West Midlands property pockets due to see a transport inspired house price boost

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Research by leading Birmingham estate agent, Barrows and Forrester, has highlighted the potential uplift in property prices expected across the West Midlands market as a result of the regions ongoing transport infrastructure upgrades.

Property market health returning as home sellers rush to relist – Here are the...

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The latest house price index from Nationwide has this week shown a -1.7% month on month drop in house price growth between April and March, a statistic that has caused many property market commentators to don their hard hats and head for the nearest bomb shelter. 

London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

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The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

Forget the Waitrose effect, Whole Foods tops the property supermarket sweep

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that when it comes to house prices surrounding supermarkets, Waitrose is no longer the top dog.

Breaking: Estate Agents Can Return To Work Tomorrow, says Robert Jenrick

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Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Secretary, is to lay down amendments to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 in parliament tomorrow...

Property repossessions could soar and house prices could plummet due to pandemic induced recession

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Research by leading peer to peer lending platform Sourced Capital has found that the UK property market could see a double-digit rate of property value decline, with the market taking over five years to recover, while the number of property repossessions could also soar as a result of a COVID-19 induced recession. 

Is a DIY boom on the way due to the property market freeze?

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Research by tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, suggests that Britain could be in for a DIY boom should the market freeze brought on due to the Coronavirus persist. 

Do takeaways hurt house prices?

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that areas with a lower density of takeaways are home to house prices as much as 75% higher than areas with a larger number. 

Commentary: House Prices. A Conundrum? Not really

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House price meltdown, that's what we're in for. All the experts say so. Except they don't. This list of house-price forecasts can be touted as such...

HM Land Registry – Latest Price Data

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HM Land Registry have just released their March data-set and it makes for interesting reading as usual. Highlights include: The most expensive property sold in...

Year of the Rat to bring post-Brexit property transaction boost to the UK market

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Let’s look at UK house prices over the last four Chinese zodiac cycles (12 years for each cycle) going as far back as 1972, to see historically which year in the Chinese calendar brought the most fortune for UK home sellers

Value of UK housebuilder delivery on par with the GDP of Cameroon

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Across the top 10 major developers, 89,805 properties were delivered to the market in 2019 to a total value of £26.62 billion - only marginally lower than the GDP of Cameroon (£26.94bn) and ahead of the likes of Yemen, Libya and Latvia.

The best and worst places to sell in 2019

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It took the average home seller 256 days to sell in 2019 - here’s where the best and worst spots were across the nation The time it took to sell a home in 2019? Where was home to the longest home selling process in the midst of Brexit induced market uncertainty? 

The worst-hit areas of the property market freeze revealed

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Last week GetAgent.co.uk released its interactive real-time dashboard of how the market is performing under the pressure of a pandemic and the lockdown, both...

The nation’s property sale hotspots for DIY demand

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The latest research by tradespeople comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at where is home to the highest level of tradesperson demand based on the...

The best and worst places to sell your home revealed based on sold price...

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The latest data from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed where has been the best markets for UK home-sellers over the last year...

Properties completing on Valentine’s Day sell for 8% more

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If anyone is in need of a bit of love this Valentine’s Day it’s the UK property market having been ghosted, neglected and avoided...

Three tips to minimise stress when downsizing

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The moving process can be stressful, especially when downsizing. We’ve put together three tips that will make downsizing from one home to the next...

DIY tips to improve your home’s value

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Selling your home can be stressful, and it’s only natural you want to get the most from your sale. But spending thousands on a...

How to conduct viewings to sell well

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When it comes to selling your home, the way you present and carry out your viewings can make all the difference in whether your...

Knotweed is knocking £34.12bn off of UK property values

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Moving Home Advice has looked at the value being wiped from UK house prices due to the nation’s growing knotweed epidemic and what this...

How many toilet rolls do you need to buy or rent in the UK...

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It’s June 2020, confidence in the UK property market remains as buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords all continue to transact via online platforms. Working...

Forget the garden, solar panels and loft conversion when adding value to your home...

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The spring selling season is well and truly underway and while the fear of Coronavirus may be dampening buyer and seller appetites a tad,...

Floods yet to hit house price growth in the worst affected areas

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that the risk of flooding is yet to hit house price growth in...

How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents? 

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Real-Time COVID-19 Market Movement Dashboard: How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents?  Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has released its live dashboard detailing how...

Covid 19 and its impact on property

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Home sellers and buyers remain undeterred from their transactions by the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus.  83% of home buyers and sellers undeterred by COVID-19 Our...

Hottest Housebuilder Spots

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£57bn worth of new homes have hit the market in the last year - here are the hottest housebuilder spots The latest research has looked...

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