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10 Top Tips for Moving to a New Area

Moving home is incredibly exciting. But it can also be immensely stressful, with even the best-laid plans being frustrated by circumstances. It can be hard enough when you're just moving locally, but if you're relocating to somewhere far away and unfamiliar the pressures can feel huge.If you're moving to a new area then obviously there is going to be a lot more to get used to than just the new home itself,...

Estate agent website traffic well above pre-pandemic levels

Estate agent website traffic well above pre-pandemic levels While the number of sellers visiting estate agent websites rose marginally and buyers remained flat, there has been a significant surge in new tenant enquiries as the number of landlords remained below levels seen over the past two years, according to analysis of estate agent traffic up to 27 June 2021. The Yomdel Property Sentiment Tracker,...

More than a third of homes are sold for the asking price or higher

A record number of homes in England and Wales are selling for the asking price or above, according to new analysis of data on marketed and sold homes. More than a third (37%) of properties completed in January 2021 were sold for either the final asking price, set by estate agents advertising homes on Rightmove and listed as sold on the Land Registry, or higher. House buyers were paying an average of 98.1%...

Why 360° virtual viewings are here to stay

One of the (few) benefits of the various lockdowns the UK has been through is that there has been a positive shift in people’s attitudes to doing more things online – whether that’s seeing the grandkids, chatting with friends, buying groceries online or buying or renting a property.Even the most traditional high-street estate agents have had to revise their views that sales are lost and won by their...

New-builds: the advantages of buying off-plan

Buying a property ‘off-plan’ – before it has been built – could save you money, as developers want the certainty of knowing they have a buyer and are sometimes prepared to offer benefits such as ‘early bird’ discounts. Even if they don’t, you’re likely to have more say in the choice of interior finishes and bathroom tiles and fittings than if you bought it further down the line. And if...

Buying or selling an apartment? Make the most of balcony gardening

One of the knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic – and months of lockdown – is the way it has made people really appreciate outdoor spaces. In a survey by YouGov last summer, 26% of Brits planning to buy a home over the next year were seeking more green space as a result of the pandemic. A third (32%) of house buyers said that having a garden was more now important to them, while 14% were now...

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