7 Tips To Sell Your Home This Summer

It used to be that, as a general rule of thumb, trying to sell your home during the summer was a non-starter due to holidays, weddings and other occasions but this is simply no longer the case.  Summer can be a great time to market your home due to a number of factors, including the fact that longer daylight hours means more viewings.

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Moving to be near a good school? Our advice...

Securing a place in the right school for your children is no longer as easy as it used to be. If you don’t happen to live in a home within a catchment area for a good school, you might find you’ll end up paying a big premium to ensure your children will gain a place when they’re old enough to start school.

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The easiest places to buy a property in the UK

As many of us know, moving house is a difficult process. First of all, you have to gather together a deposit and ensure you can afford your monthly repayments. Then, once your finances are ready, you need to find your perfect pad, negotiate a price, go through all the legalities and complete your purchase!

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When is the best time to put my Buy-to-let on the market?

 As all landlords know, buy-to-let property has been put under pressure in recent years. The Government has taken several steps to make it less attractive, including inflated Stamp Duty costs and lower tax relief. This is pushing buy-to-let landlords out of the market, but when many of them have sunk tens of thousands of pounds into their properties, it’s not as simple as just cashing out.

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Where should I look to buy if I'm a first-time buyer in the UK?

When it comes to buying your first home, it’s not always immediately obvious where you should be looking. Sure, you can take a look at the areas in and near your rental home – but chances are its going to be pricey.

However, there are some options to help you know where to look to get the best value for money and the perfect first-time buyer property. While they’re never going to be in the most popular part of the town or city you prefer, you might be surprised at what you can afford as a first-time buyer.

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