House price index

Rightmove’s house price index – May 2018

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Rightmove’s Property Price Index Rightmove have released their latest house price index for May 2018. Rightmove use the asking prices on properties they have listed for sale, and cross-referenced this with current market conditions and the expectations of UK sellers. You can clearly see in the graphs above, that we have hit an all-time high,

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Top 10 features that will sell your home

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Top 10 features that will sell your home There’s something about trees blossoming, flowers blooming, and warmer, sunnier days that brings out the best in people. Whether it’s better sleep, or getting more vitamin D, it’s no secret that people are happier when spring arrives.   As property experts, we can see the housing market

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Coppenwall estate agents

Why choose Coppenwall estate agents?

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Why choose Coppenwall estate agents? All estate agents have their selling points, but most offer similar services, just at varying degrees of competence. We have highlighted 6 reasons why you should use Coppenwall Estate Agents. 1. WEB FOCUSED Traditional methods of marketing are fading in the world of estate agency. When was the last time

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land-purchase

Coppenwalls basic guide to buying land

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Buying land can be very daunting, especially if you have never done it before. Where do you even start? This post is here to give you a few helpful tips to help you with your search. Why are you buying land? Whatever reason you have for purchasing land; investment, house build etc, make sure you

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Interior Design

10 ways of adding space and value to your home

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10 ways of adding space and value to your home Lick of paint First impressions really count. A coat of paint on the walls can freshen up your home, without breaking the bank. Add parking If you have a front/rear garden with road access, consider converting it into a drive. This can add value, especially

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Stamp duty

New stamp duty regulations

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New stamp duty regulations What is stamp duty? Stamp duty land tax is a lump-sum tax that anyone buying a property or land costing more than a set amount has to pay upon completion of their purchase. New rules for first time buyers The new stamp duty rates for first-time buyers buying properties for up

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A Guide to Downsizing

A guide to downsizing

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A guide to downsizing It can be difficult selling and leaving a family home to downsize. Here are a few little pointers to help make your downsizing transition go more smoothly. Plan ahead Make sure you plan well in advance what items you are wanting to take, and what items will fit into the smaller

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Things that put people off

20 things that will put people off buying your home

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Gocompare.com have revealed the top 20 things putting people off from buying a property. Damp is seen to be the biggest “no no” for potential purchasers, with 70% saying they wouldn’t buy a property with damp patches, and stained ceilings/walls, while 63% of people said they would avoid homes in a state of disrepair. Take

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Manage property viewings

How to manage your property viewings

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  When your house is on the market, you will have people coming round to view the property, here are some tips on showing people around your home. Benefits You will know every aspect of your property, including how best to use the space, what home improvements you have made. You will be able to

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Questions to ask your estate agent

Questions to ask your estate agent

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Questions to ask your estate agent before instruction: Fees The majority of estate agents will charge a percentage of the property sale as their commission. This can be anything between 0.75% and 3%, although some agents may offer you a fixed fee. Aim to get a fee that is 1% + VAT for a sole

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Getting on the property ladder

Getting on the property ladder

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How to get onto the property ladder People are genuinely finding it difficult to get on the property ladder and secure their first mortgage with house prices rising. Even saving up for the deposit can seem like a huge task. Here are some tips to help on how to get yourself into the best position

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Speeding up the house move

Speeding up the house move

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Most people’s complaint when moving home is the length of time that it takes. So we’ve got some great tips that will help things moving quicker, and speed up the house move. The most common delays lie in the following areas: Chain – the  property chain is the sequence of linked house purchases with people

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Coppenwall are here to help

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Welcome to Coppenwall estate agents from Rossendale. We care about people, and property. If you need any help when buying or selling a home, even if the property is not marketed with us we can still lend a hand. Give our property experts a call if you need any advice. If you are going to

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Things to look for when buying

Things to look out for when viewing a property

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Viewing a property for the first time can be so exciting, and it is so easy to overlook essential details when looking around a property you like. Read through our checklist below, and make sure you ask as many key questions a possible, before making an offer.   This is not your home As estate

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