reducing home price

Should I reduce the price of my house?

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Is your house sitting unloved on the property market? Are you getting low numbers of viewings? Have you been asked to reduce your selling price by your agent? A high selling price can put potential buyers off, and delay the sale of your property.We have listed some common situations where you should consider reducing your

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How to sell your home in Autumn

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The nights are getting darker, the big coats are back out of storage, and everyone is talking pumpkin lattes. This can only mean one thing – Autumn is here! With the season in mind, we have gathered a few tips to help you showcase your home at its very best. Falling leaves Make sure the

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How to buy a house – where to start?

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How to buy a house There is nothing more exciting and terrifying than trying to buy your own house. Take things one step at a time, and you’ll find things aren’t as scary they originally seemed. Affordability Everybody is a tourist online when looking at homes. We’re all guilty of looking through a listing of

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How to find houses under £100,000

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Getting on the housing ladder can be a daunting task for many young people, and you may feel like everything is out of your price range. But there are lots of gorgeous properties for under £100,000, so with a bit of effort, you will be surprised at the house opportunities available. Relocate Increasing your search

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Negotiating an offer – how low should you go?

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When it comes to making an offer, the advice usually given is to, “offer 5 – 10% below the asking price”. This system is now very antiquated, and not relevant to the modern house negotiation. To negotiate professionally, you need to research the property to push the asking price in the right direction. So what

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Prepare your home for a viewing in 2 hours

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So you’ve received a last minute viewing request on your home, and the panic has set in. The house just isn’t ready to view. So what can you do? Don’t worry, you CAN get your home ready to impress in 2 hours. Follow these simple steps to turn your house back into a show-home. De-clutter

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Top 6 houseplants to freshen up your home

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Here’s a list of houseplants even a beginner gardener would find difficult to kill. Put them in lovely pots, sprinkle some water in and you’re good-to-go. Nothing brightens up, and cleans the air in a room like greenery.. Aloe Vera These are seriously cool – inside the plant is a colourless jelly- like leaf tissue

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Types of Property Survey

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Types of Property Survey When buying a property, we strongly advise you to have a property survey carried out to protect your investment. If you are buying with a mortgage, your lender will insist on instructing a mortgage valuation. You also have the option of taking out a more detailed survey to help you assess the

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How does a down-valuation affect my house purchase?

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How does a down-valuation affect my house purchase? What is a mortgage down-valuation? Once an offer has been accepted, a chartered surveyor is instructed by the mortgage lender to find out if the purchase price you have agreed reasonable. A surveyor will take into account the following when valuing a property: look at evidence of

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How can I sell my home quickly?

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Do you need some help to sell your home quickly? This can be a tricky task, but with a few simple tips, you will improve your chances of selling quickly. We’ve listed some things that will help speed up your house sale. Pick the best time to sell Spring and summer are usually the best

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Japanese knotweed & selling your home

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A new survey undertaken by a Japanese knotweed removal firm Environet, and undertaken by YouGov, highlights a nationwide lack of knowledge about this destructive plant. A selection of Brits were asked to pick out this plant from five photographs, and a staggering 81% were unable to identify the plant correctly. Surprisingly, 6% of participants confused

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Estate Agent Valuations Explained

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Estate Agent Valuations Explained When you have decided to market your property, you will book a few estate agents to visit & value your property. A home valuation is built up from the following factors: Property type eg: Detached, Semi Detached, Terraced property Location Condition Presentation Properties sold in the area It’s a common misconception

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