Mortgage rate reductions put a spring in borrowers steps
The new year has started with some bright news from the mortgage lending market. Rates attached to home loans have been steadily falling and in January, some of the most substantial rate cuts were made by leading banks and building societies.
Good news for first-time-buyers!
Interest rates are reducing, and lenders are offering increasingly competitive deals, especially to those with good deposits. Both ready-to-move-in homes and homes in need of modernisation are available for you to take your first steps. But even if you don’t have a large deposit, you can still make your first move.
7 top tips if you’re considering a refurb property
How do Artex ceilings, avocado bathroom suites and rotten window frames make you feel when looking at properties for sale? While some purchasers will recoil at the prospect, others relish the opportunity to rip out, refurbish and make their own mark.
How will the new Mortgage Charter help borrowers?
After a long period of stability, mortgage rates have hardly been out of the news headlines. In September, everyone held their breath as the Bank of England – responsible for UK-wide monetary policy – made its latest announcement.
The top 10 reasons for moving home in 2023
As estate agents with many years of experience under our belts, we have continued to help buyers and sellers whatever the market conditions. People will always need to move home but why people move very much depends on the market and wider financial implications.
Storage sells: buyers will pay more for space
While it’s common to think purchasers will stretch their budget for a property with a newly-installed bathroom, an all-singing, all-dancing garden room or perhaps off-street parking, lots of storage is actually one of a home’s most valuable aspects.
Are gas boilers banned?
While there was no mention of stamp duty, first-time buyers or inheritance tax in 2021’s Budget, October has left homeowners with a number of pressing questions. We have already been contacted numerous times for clarification on the future of gas boilers in the home, so we have answered the most commonly asked questions.
It’s still a sellers’ market
The motivation to move home remains undented and in a recent article, The Times reported on the ‘deeper dissatisfaction with our homes’ uncovered in the first lockdown. In addition, a new study by Samsung Electronics UK found that 74% of UK consumers look at their homes differently now than they did 18 months ago.
Are you guilty of sabotaging your own sale?
While an estate agent will do everything in its power to ensure your home is marketed to the right people, catches the eye of buyers and is priced attractively enough to encourage offers, sellers can also help themselves.
Thinking of changing estate agents? Our smooth move guide
If your home’s not selling and you’re thinking of changing estate agents, check out our great guide to making the move to a new agent as smooth as possible.
What influences buyers in 2021?
Our lives changed dramatically in 2020 with the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns forcing us to spend more time than ever in our homes. Here we explore how our lifestyles and professional priorities have shifted, and why this is influencing what we look for when buying a new home.
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