How Estate Agency has changed over the years
These days properties are on the market within a couple of days and can be seen by anyone with internet access, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
It wasn’t always thus. Continue reading “How Estate Agency has changed over the years”
Simple advice to help sell your home
You’ve had valuations and chosen your preferred Estate Agent. The board is up and your property is on Rightmove and Zoopla. Surely now it’s just a case of waiting for the offers to come rolling in, simple as that.
No matter how good your Estate Agent is at taking photo’s and writing beautiful descriptions there’s still some work on your part to ensure that any potential buyers see your property at it’s best. Continue reading “Simple advice to help sell your home”
Should you take up DIY housebuilding?
Over the past few years the government have talked about doubling the numbers of new homes built in the UK as well as plans to start a “self build revolution”.
Is this really feasible?
Yes it is. Other countries are way ahead of the UK when it comes to Self Builds. A staggering 80% of all homes in Austria are self-built. In Germany, France and Italy the figure is an impressive 60% and in the US and Australia it is over 40%. In stark contrast the figure for the UK is a lowly 10%. Continue reading “Should you take up DIY housebuilding?”
Research has found that house hunters spend on average just 25 minutes and 30 seconds looking around a property before making the decision about whether they want to buy it or not. I spend longer deciding what suit I’m going to buy.
With the average house now costing on average £250,000 in the UK, this means that each minute that is used in the decision making process is worth £9,804 of the overall price. Continue reading “25 minutes to buy a house ?”
This could be a very interesting year for buy to let and property investment.
In April this year a new legislation comes into practice enabling people to draw down their pension pot in one lump sum. This would enable them to take control of their own pension pot investment, giving them a pocket full of cash to do what they want with. Continue reading “Pension Pot Landlords”