30 April 2018For most people, selling their home is one of the largest single money transactions they will receive during their lifetimes. This is why it is imperative for homeowners to know and understand the different ways they can go about selling their homes and then pick one that suits their circumstances and personal needs.
11 April 2018The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) is proud to announce its badge sponsorship of the 2018 Property Press Awards. The NAPB will be a badge sponsor of the event which takes place on May 15. In its 8th year the awards recognise outstanding talent across consumer, trade, broadcast and online media.
14 March 2018Selling a property has always been a complicated task. However, with quick house sale companies, the process has become convenient – especially for those who are looking to sell a property fast. These companies get a quick sale by directly purchasing your home. The advantage of using the services of these companies is that they provide almost immediate cash payment.
8 January 2018There’s an old expression that you need to have in mind when you read this article ‘prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future’. That said, there are indications and trends developing that help us to plan for 2018 and these are at least some of the main points we’re likely to see this year.
22 November 2017We should find out later if the Chancellor will carry out the much talked about cut in Stamp Duty (SDLT) for first time buyers. At first it seems like a neat way to help those trying to get on to the ladder for the first time, freeing up cash to help with the cost of purchase.
11 October 2017National estate agent Haart have just released data from their 100 branches which makes shocking reading for anybody hoping to sell a property.
10 August 2017Today’s article by the BBC in Wales into alleged problems a property seller has experienced with ‘quick sale’ firm Speed Property highlights the importance in using a member of The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB).
2 August 2017Just under half of all properties listed never sell. Most people don’t hear this statistic and are amazed by it when they do. The reason is simple – everyone connected with the selling process is an optimist. Would you instruct a depressed estate agent? Borrow money from someone who thinks interest rates will quadruple?
18 July 2017A house sale which took place in just four hours and a growing number of people selling their homes to property buying companies are just two of the findings revealed in our State of the Property Buying Market 2017 report today. The report is compiled of survey responses by NAPB members asking them about their business, the current property buying market and the future of the sector.
17 July 2017Buying property really quickly is what we do every day of every week. And when I say quickly, I mean really quickly – the fastest we have managed is just four hours from paperwork received to completion. So we are often asked “how do you do it when a normal sale takes months?”.
22 June 2017Around 5m households are in the private rented sector and over the next five years this is set to rise to 5.79m (or 24%) with an additional 4.3m tenants in social housing according to a report by Knight Frank who commissioned a YouGov survey of more than 10,000 tenants and 26 large investors.
24 April 2017So you have a buyer. Now the fun begins. With up to 30% of sales falling through before exchange you need to move fast! Here are some tips to get exchanged before anyone changes their mind.
17 April 2017The best time to sell a property is within the first 2 weeks of marketing. It has been proved that the faster you sell, the more likely you’ll be to get a better price too. There are a number of low cost things you can do to give your property the edge over others on the market in the area and sell that bit quicker. Here is our pick of the best ideas.
13 March 2017As a property buyers’ organisation we get the inside view on what our members are thinking when it comes to buying as well as an indication of market conditions. In times when the selling market is traditionally quieter enquiries to our members should rise as people struggle to sell using traditional methods such as estate agents or auction companies.
6 March 2017There have been a number of articles in the national press about the ‘Quick Buy’ or ‘Professional Property Buyer’ sector including this in The Guardian on 2nd March, 2017
1 March 2017The dust is now settling after the Government’s long awaited Housing White Paper, released on 7th February. It seems to have been met with a collective groan by many politicians and housing experts who feel that the proposals do not go far enough to address the housing crisis which David Cameron announced he would solve by building 1M new houses by 2020 (with 3 years to go we are still hundreds of thousands short of that target).
27 February 2017The Evening Standard have reported that the average asking price of a home in London has dropped by 0.4%, although the average asking price is still a hefty £624,953. Inner London boroughs have dropped by 2.1% while the outer boroughs have increased by 1.4% showing the market for more affordable homes is still going strong.
27 October 2016It’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 to stand at around £1.5 billion a year. This increase is showing little sign of slowing with the number of enquiries made to buying firms up around 30% and the appetite from the companies to purchase ever increasing.
7 September 2016The 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 around to invest in bricks and mortar.
1 September 2016A late August heat wave and a reduction in the number of people holidaying abroad did little to improve a gloomy summer property market, figures from Nationwide confirm. August saw a slight pickup in house price growth but the outlook is still “clouded” according to the lender.