A Cloudy August Despite Summer Sun

A 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. Prices rose by 0.6% compared with July making.. read more →

UK’s Largest Group of Property Buyers Report Brisk Business in the Days Before The Referendum

Research conducted by The National Association of Property Buyers (The NAPB) reveal a mixed picture ahead of the vote on Thursday which many have forecast will bring about a crash in the UK property market. Members of the organisation use cash reserves to purchase property quickly, to relieve chain breaks and financial difficulty, and are.. read more →

“Quick Sale” Firms: What To Watch For

If you need to sell your house in a hurry then you might be thinking of using a quick sale firm. But what are your other options? And if you want to take the quick sale route, what should you watch out for? What are Quick Sale firms?  “Quick sale” firms offer to either buy.. read more →

Don’t Be Fooled By The Festive Fraudsters This Christmas

Struggling home owners who are trying to find a way to pay the bills this Christmas are being urged not to rush to sell their properties without checking out the buyer first. Quick house sale firms operate by buying properties for cash. Some promise that customers can have the money in their bank account within.. read more →

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 →