Down Value

How does a down-valuation affect my house purchase?

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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Sell Quickly

How can I sell my home quickly?

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

Japanese knotweed & selling your home

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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property valuation

Estate Agent Valuations Explained

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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House price index

Rightmove’s house price index – May 2018

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

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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