Two Years On – A Progress Report

It’s two years since the cash buying sector’s biggest ever shake up with a major OFT study – but what’s happened since? Back then the sector was valued at nearly £1 billion a year in terms of purchases made. The number of companies and the volume of transactions has increased since and is now though.. read more →

Young Families Who Are Trying to Move Up The Property Ladder Are Being Urged to Stay Calm Despite The Number of First Time Buyers Continuing to Fall

The latest report by the National Association of Estate Agents reveals that first-time buyers made up just 23% of sales in July – down from 29% in May. That is bad news for those such as young families who are looking to move from a starter home into their next property, with fewer potential purchasers.. read more →

Selling A Property? Here’s Some Options

Recently, online estate agents have received increased attention from the media, offering people a new way of selling their home cheaply and quickly. While it can be an alternative for people who are prepared to wait and dedicate their time, consumers may not realise that it won’t suit those who think they can use it.. read more →

The Pros And Cons Of Equity Release

More and more often we are hear the term “equity release” as an option to ease financial woes or taking money out of a home without having to move… but what actually is equity release. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this route? So What Is Equity Release? Over recent decades the housing market.. read more →

London Property Ladder, What Ladder?

With a new majority Government in place and a growing economy, one would expect the housing market to be buoyant. However, the London market has been at the very edge of affordability for the average first time buyer for a while now and there seems to be a real bottleneck whereby banks won’t lend above.. read more →

So, Why Are There So Many Cash Buyers At The Moment?

This month we are delighted to feature an article courtesy of Jonathan Rolande of House Buy Fast. Nationwide have just released their report into the property market and headlines have been made about the fact that a record nearly four out of ten homes were sold to people not needing a mortgage – cash buyers… read more →

Having To Sell Your Home Quickly Doesn’t Mean You Have To Feel Vulnerable

Selling a house is one of the most stressful times of your life and if you have to do it in a hurry it can often heighten the stress levels, sending blood pressure through the roof and causing endless sleepless nights… but the good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. As a.. read more →

How Has The Election Impacted House Sales?

This month we are delighted to feature an article courtesy of Jonathan Rolande of House Buy Fast. There’s no doubt that the Election on the 7th May is going to be one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Gone (for now at least) is the old 2 to 3 Party politics and on May.. read more →

Property Buying – How Quick House Buyers Rewrote The Book

Ask almost anybody about the process to buy or sell a property and you’re sure to hear the words slow, nightmare, painful and stressful. These words are from successful transactions! Adjectives from those that don’t go through can’t be published here. And that’s the way it’s always been. Various attempts have been made to speed.. read more →

How You Can Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Property Fraud

Over the past few months The Land Registry have been testing and refining a new Property Alert service which will help people discover any unexpected legal activity on their property which could be fraudulent. While the likelihood of being a victim of property fraud is fairly low (at the moment at least), the possible consequences.. read more →