Real Estate

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,...

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%...

360° virtual tours – the best marketing tool for your property

Selling or letting a property in the traditional way with a high street agent taking a few photos and sticking them in their shop window and on property portals seems so dated now. If one of the things the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has shown is that many of us now make much more use of online experiences to shape our work and personal lives – and we’re not in a hurry to return to some of the...

New rules on electrical safety for existing tenancies

From 1 April 2021, the Electrical Safety Standard that came into force on 1 June 2020 – and was applied to new tenancies from 1 July 2020 – has been extended to cover existing tenancies.  This means that landlords in the private rented sector in England, who have had tenants in place before the new regulations came into effect, will now need to have the electrical installations in their...

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