get keys

How to buy a house – where to start?

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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finding houses

How to find houses under £100,000

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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offers

Negotiating an offer – how low should you go?

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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Property Survey

Types of Property Survey

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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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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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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Why choose Coppenwall estate agents?

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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Manage property viewings

How to manage your property viewings

  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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