First Time Buyers – Help to Buy: ISA

First time buyers are getting a lot of help at the moment, and I think it is a great thing as property prices are spiralling upwards. One of the schemes implemented by the Government is the Help to Buy ISA. Basically you save and the Government will give you a bonus to go towards your first…

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How to Buy a Property

How to buy a house is such a fundamental thing to know, it is something that I think you should be taught at school. However, for many, they learn the process of buying a house first hand when they purchase their first property. This can often lead to a stressful experience or delays along the…

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Property Managing Your Refurb

Its daunting buying a property where you know its going to need work, and its even more daunting getting to grips with who is going to do what – however I promise it is easier than it looks. The first thing to start off with is understanding your budget. How much do you have to…

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Completion Day

This is so topical for us today. Nervous excitement is rising. A phenomenal amount of money has just been spent, solicitors have done the job, we have arrived at the finish line with a great investment under our belt, so it’s definitely time to celebrate. With the relief and often chaos that ensures after getting the…

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Take Responsibility for Damp & Mould

A new feature this week – Property Manager Joe, who yes is an experienced property manager, has written a post in tackling damp in your home. These features are designed to give you hints and tips about managing your own home or the property you rent!

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Let’s get rid of the stigma of renting

I often seem to get caught with people lecturing me about how renting is a waste of money. I see it all over the papers, on the television (this morning I was watching Location Location Location and a comment was made about ‘throwing money down the drain’). It’s everywhere – no wonder people want to…

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Pre Contract Enquiries

Pre-contract enquiries are such an important part of the conveyancing process. These provide the answers to all of the questions your solicitor has asked of the vendor. In effect the answers, alongside your building surveyors report, give you your fact book on the property you are buying.

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