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How much is my house worth?

Assessing the value of something is crucial when selling. It prevents you from making excessive losses and ensures you walk away with an appropriate amount of money – and this is no different when it comes to putting your house…

Renting with pets – the how to guide

It’s hard enough finding a new home to rent, without then being ruled out of renting it due to the fact you have a pet. Today 40 per cent of UK households have pets, so it’s a common issue that…

Top tips for buying a home in London

It might have seemed unlikely six years ago, but with the assistance of Help To Buy and other discount schemes the number of first-time property buyers is on the up.

What property can you get for £200,000?

What’s good news for some is bad news for others. While young Brits struggle to save up the money for a deposit due to rising house prices, property owners and investors are in a prime position due to a shortage…

What impact would Brexit have on the UK property market?

What seemed to be a remote possibility at the beginning of 2015 – Britain leaving the European Union, or ‘Brexit’ – now has a very real chance of happening.

A guide to buying a property at auction

Buying a house is always an exciting process, but usually the sale takes months to go through. When you purchase a property at auction, it’s yours as soon as you hear the bang of the gavel – what could be…

Selling your home: Is it still all about location, location, location?

The phrase ‘location, location, location’ was coined by Harold Samuel to describe the three most important factors homebuyers look for in a new property. Apparently, it first appeared in print some 90 years ago and while, of course, the property…

Wish you lived here? The world’s weirdest homes

While a two-bed maisonette is more than enough for most homeowners, others crave something a little bit different. Only the ones brave enough (or rich enough) manage to make their dreams come true. There are a huge number of unusual…

When’s the best time of year to sell my home?

If you want to sell your home quickly and for the highest price possible, then preparation is vital. You’ve likely already thought about clearing out the clutter, smartening up the front of your property, and getting it valued, but do…

How to find out what year your house was built

Knowing the age of your home, or a property you’re about to buy, can be important for a number of reasons. You may need to make repairs on your home and therefore want to check you use the right materials;…

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