Guest blog: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide

Guest blog: The Single-Woman Homebuyer’s Guide
Home ownership is one of those things that are associated with certain social beliefs and assumptions. You meet someone, you marry and you get a home. However, a recent study reveals a sufficient demographic shift to an increasing number of single dwellers. Females in particular tend to ditch the conventional track and buy their own place. For many women getting a home is not simply a purchase; it is a transition from one life stage into another. Homeow...

Buying a property through auction

Buying a property through auction
Auctions can be a great way to snap up a bargain. It is a quick and cost effective method when buying a property. However, it is important that you understand the process and are prepared for the issues that may lie ahead. Before the auction The first step to take is to look on the internet or visit your local property auctioneers and obtain a catalogue. This will contain lots of details about the properties which will soon be up for auction. Catalog

Hunting for a home? The first time buyers’ guide

Hunting for a home? The first time buyers’ guide
As we all know, climbing onto the property ladder can be a difficult task. It can be an overwhelming experience. You can get lost in mountains of paperwork and sometimes you can be unsure what you are even doing. Using a guide to determine the process can really help you work out the home buying procedure and what to expect. The first step The first step to take when you start thinking about buying a home, is to as yourself “How much can I afford?” and “

Guest Blog: Reasons Why You Should Use a Property Management Company

Guest Blog: Reasons Why You Should Use a Property Management Company
If you owned an income property for extended periods of time, you should know that managing a rental can be rewarding, but at the same time extremely painful. At the same time you will likely understand that property management will require a pretty large commitment of effort and time in the process. While it may make sense to take on the job alone if you have some experience and you live close to your property, the truth is there are many tasks a property...

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home

Compromises you may have to make when buying your first home
There are always high expectations when trying to find your perfect home, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed with a list of things which you are looking for. There are a number of factors to consider when you are looking around a property, so you might have a checklist already with what you want, but you have to take into account what you need. You will need to compromise on some aspects, so here are some things you can be flexible with, when looking for y...

The “buying your home” check list

The “buying your home” check list
Buying a home can be one of the biggest commitments that you will ever make and also the most expensive. You need to make sure you get everything right. If you have bought a home before you will be familiar with the process and what’s needed to successfully buy a home. But if you’re new to the process, then take a look at our essential checklist of what makes moving as seamless and hassle-free as possible. Budget Money is naturally one of the most imp

Guest Blog – Noise and Your New Home

Guest Blog – Noise and Your New Home
Nearly half a million noise complaints are made to local authorities per year. THIS is how to avoid noise pollution at your new home The good people over at Noise Info have put together this information piece to introduce their services, which may be useful for home buyers just beginning their conveyancing journey… At present, despite its capacity to cause real distress there are no questions about noise being asked by most solicitors at any point in t

Guest Blog – Is a private house sale right for you?

Guest Blog – Is a private house sale right for you?
The good people at The House Shop have been kind enough to write us this guest blog, discussing the pros and cons of selling your house privately. Should you consider it? In parts of Europe and the United States, private house sales account for 12%-15% of the market, however in the UK they account for less than 5%. Despite this, private house sales are finally gathering pace in the UK and becoming more popular among sellers who have been disappointed wi...

A property guide for first time buyers

A property guide for first time buyers
Are you finally taking the steps to buy your first home? I know it seems scary now but if you follow our guide, securing your first home will be a breeze. Keep the faith There is no escaping the fact that the chill of austerity has discouraged first time buyers from stepping onto the property ladder. Things are changing though and finally people are able to take that all important that step. This time last year, first time buyers took out 26,800 m

What do I ask when viewing a property I want to buy?

What do I ask when viewing a property I want to buy?
Taking the next step and purchasing a property can be a very overwhelming and stressful time. With so many thoughts about if you’re making the right decision and what it would be like to live there it can sometimes feel like you’re under pressure. So to ensure your viewing process runs smoothly, we have put together some useful questions to ask your estate agent: What date do the current owners move out? You may already have this date before you arri