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Top tips for attracting buyers during festive season

Monday 16th December 2013

Traditionally, many people avoid trying to sell property during the quieter Christmas period for the housing market, but Robin King, Director ...

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How to make warming alterations without adversely impacting on resale value

Monday 9th December 2013

Jan Hӱtch, President of NAEA, says some homeowners should avoid making alterations that could potentially affect period features in case they ...

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Save over £1,400 per year in energy bills

Sunday 1st December 2013

New research shows that families could save more than £1,400 a year on their energy bills by living in homes that ...

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How sellers can secure a speedy sale

Sunday 1st December 2013

When it comes to selling a property, we all want to do so swiftly and for the full asking price, but ...

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Sealed bids - expert advice for buyers

Tuesday 26th November 2013

How should you approach a sealed bid situation? A new buyer’s guide to sealed bids has been compiled in response to ...

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What is the biggest influence on UK house buyers?

Sunday 17th November 2013

Kitchens and bathrooms were once considered the biggest selling point of a property. But surprisingly, over a third of house buyers ...

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How to prepare your property for the winter

Monday 4th November 2013

The clocks have changed, the days are getting shorter and it is time to put the heating on. To make sure ...

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Solid rental growth forecast in student property sector

Tuesday 29th October 2013

With demand for student housing increasing, rental prices in the sector are expected to rise, with equity flow also expected to ...

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The devil is in the detail

Thursday 24th October 2013

When it comes to refurbishing a property, it is usually the small features that count, and thankfully the details do not ...

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The biggest concern for homeowners is…

Saturday 12th October 2013

A key concern among homeowners in the UK, according to a survey carried out by housing warranty insurance provider, BLP Insurance, is ...

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The locations with the shortest time to sell are…

Saturday 12th October 2013

Many vendors want to know how long it will take to sell their property. But as many people know, the time ...

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They can enhance property values by 15-20%

Monday 7th October 2013

New research shows that residential property values can increase by up to 15%-20% in the immediate locality if they are located ...

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Over 5m Brits set to buy a home in the next 12 months

Monday 7th October 2013

Brits are growing increasingly more confident about the property market, according to new research, which reveals that 10% of Britons, equivalent ...

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Which UK towns top student buy-to-let investment league?

Tuesday 1st October 2013

The best towns for student buy-to-let investors seeking the highest rental returns, according to research, are Glasgow, Hull and Manchester. According to the study by ...

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New ‘tenants charter’ to have greatest impact on over 35s

Tuesday 1st October 2013

A new ‘tenants charter’ that allows private tenants to demand longer rental agreements is likely to have greater impact among the ...

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Avoid being left out in the cold this autumn

Tuesday 1st October 2013

Domestic disasters can prove costly for many landlords, especially during the wintry weather. In fact, new research by AA Home Membership ...

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Lehman Brothers collapse: five years on

Monday 16th September 2013

In the wake of the five year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, property market analysis conducted by independent property intelligence ...

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Wanted: nudist, vegan flatmates with banter

Monday 16th September 2013

Forget double-glazing, a friendly landlord, and room to swing a cat. What’s really important in Britain’s 2 million flat and house ...

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Bad odours could deter homebuyers

Wednesday 11th September 2013

It would appear that the most off putting thing for a potential buyer on a house viewing is not what they ...

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Biggest turn-offs for buyers unveiled

Monday 2nd September 2013

Up to 22% could be wiped off the value of your home if you have party-loving neighbours who have noisy sex, ...

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Keeping your property maintained: expert advice

Wednesday 28th August 2013

More than one in 10 homes in Britain are at risk of falling into disrepair, according to new research. Despite more than ...

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A waste of space

Wednesday 28th August 2013

Britons collectively spend around £246 million annually renting external storage space, yet research shows that UK homeowners do not use up to ...

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How to reduce letting agency costs

Tuesday 13th August 2013

Jonathan Monjack, chief executive of The Happy Tenant Company, offers property investors advice on how best to reduce their expenses when ...

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From heatwave to flash flooding

Monday 5th August 2013

Where did summer go? With weather conditions rapidly changing, homeowners are well advised to take precautions. Following the longest heatwave since ...

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Top 10 locations for LHA searches

Monday 29th July 2013

Investors who opt to invest properties with a view to letting them to tenant who qualify for Local Housing Allowance (LHA) ...

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The changing face of the rental market

Monday 29th July 2013

With savers receiving dismal returns from banks and building societies, a growing number of people are unsurprising turning to the UK ...

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Top tips for underutilised space

Monday 22nd July 2013

Homeowners keen to make the most of under-appreciated rooms and underutilised space, may wish to take a look at these top ...

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Six steps to being a successful landlord

Tuesday 16th July 2013

Becoming a landlord can be an extremely rewarding experience both for your bank balance and your lifestyle. But it involves far ...

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Top Tips for your garden

Tuesday 16th July 2013

A new survey for Gardeners’ World magazine shows that gardening makes most people happier, as it can help to ward off ...

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Top 10 tips for buyers

Tuesday 9th July 2013

With growing signs that the UK housing market is firmly on the road to recovery, supported by government backed initiatives, such ...

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Most common domestic disasters unveiled

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Are you planning to go on holiday this summer? If so, have you compiled a checklist of what to pack? Have ...

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Top tips for landlords

Tuesday 11th June 2013

To ensure that new landlords are aware of their obligations before entering the buy-to-let market, the following advice has been published ...

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Top US property investment tips

Tuesday 11th June 2013

With the US property market having already bottomed out, following a collapse in property values, and with mortgage rates now near ...

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Estate agents' tricks of the trade

Monday 3rd June 2013

Most of us have to use them. Estate agents are at the very heart of the housing market, which means that ...

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Top tips for successfully handling LHA tenants

Monday 3rd June 2013

Despite the bad press that they have had in recent years, research shows that more and more landlords and agents are ...

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Does a garden really add value to a home?

Tuesday 21st May 2013

Homebuyers may appreciate well-maintained or mature landscaping, but those who do not expect the home's value to increase because of it, ...

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Ultra-prime safe haven home purchases to soar

Wednesday 8th May 2013

The value of residential property purchases over £10 million in the world’s top financial hubs of London, New York, Hong Kong ...

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How have home prices performed under recent Prime Ministers?

Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Following the recent death of Margaret Thatcher, it would be timely to assess how UK property prices have performed under recent ...

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Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

Monday 15th April 2013

With longer days and warmer weather on the way, spring is in the air providing the perfect time of the year ...

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Top 10 questions professional homebuyers ask

Saturday 6th April 2013

With the days getting longer and spring knocking on our door, this is still the traditional time to get out there ...

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The nation’s most desired home improvement is…

Saturday 6th April 2013

We are a nation of DIY’ers; every weekend and bank holiday, hundreds of thousands of people are in a rush to ...

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Help to Buy – advice on buying a new home

Wednesday 3rd April 2013

As a new rush of buyers wanting to take advantage of the new Help to Buy scheme consider new build perhaps ...

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Investors target long-term sustainable properties

Monday 25th March 2013

A growing number of investors are switching to a ‘green’ model of investing in property, in response to climate regulations and ...

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Britain’s ideal property is…

Tuesday 19th March 2013

From small apartments to mega mansions, there is a wide selection of housing types to choose from across the UK. But ...

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Expert advice on buying property at auction

Tuesday 19th March 2013

Choosing to buy or sell property at auction is becoming a popular way to transact in property in the UK. But if ...

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Residential property investment returns outperform inflation and commercial real estate

Tuesday 12th March 2013

Investment returns from residential property portfolios in the private rented sector for 2012 reached 8.9% in 2012, ensuring that the sector continued ...

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Top tips to help minimise the risk and disruption for landlords

Tuesday 5th March 2013

The number of landlords seeking possession and the number of court orders continue to increase, according to the latest figures released ...

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Rightmove at the heart of UK property transactions

Tuesday 5th March 2013

There was a sharp rise in the number of homebuyers visiting Rightmove.co.uk in 2012, with the website attracting 11 billion page ...

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The most popular property type is…

Friday 22nd February 2013

There is a tug of war going on in the market at the moment, with several different groups competing for the ...

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Investors see property as a more favourable option

Monday 11th February 2013

The climate is looking more favourable for property investment in the UK with many viewing now as a great time to ...

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