Category: Tips

The Best Time Of Year To Buy Or Sell A Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home, or buying a new one, then you may well want to give some thought to when the best time of year to do so is. The problem is that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to come up with a definitive answer to this question. The HomeOwner’s Alliance suggests…

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5 More Words/Phrases To Avoid When Buying Or Selling a House

For my last post I wrote about several words to watch out for when you’re buying a house, or alternatively some to avoid when you’re writing your own real estate listing. Since then, I’ve encountered a few extra words and terms that have been setting off alarm bells so I thought it was worth following…

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8 Words/Phrases To Avoid When Buying Or Selling A House

Constructing a real estate ad is a fine art, and it’s one that some people never quite get to grips with. In fact, I’d go as far to say that why so many people seem to forget all of those terrible things that stick out in other people’s ads when they’re writing their own is…

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Things To Know Before You Sell Your Home Privately

With estate agents charging a fee of 1.8% (on average) of the final sale value, it’s no surprise that a lot of people consider selling their home privately. Fixed fee online only estate agents, who charge just a few hundred pounds, have been around for a few years and retain several of the advantages a…

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5 Things That Can Devalue A Home

When you’re going through the process of getting a mortgage and buying a property, selling it is probably the last thing on your mind. That said, it’s sensible to think about factors – even if you’re happy to overlook or not think twice about them – that may affect resale value down the line. 

These…

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Part 2: 10 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

In the first half of this post, we looked at big (and costly) changes to add value to your home. But it may be that you just don’t have the bandwidth, or the spare cash, to take on jobs like these. Don’t fear; we’d never leave you high and dry. This time we’re looking at…

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