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Can You Raffle Your House?

More than 80% of UK homeowners rank selling a home as the number one most stressful life event. Beating organising a wedding or starting a new job, the property buying and selling process is the number one fear inducer. However, it should be remembered that...

Selling House Checklist: Complete Guide to Selling Your Home

Selling your home can seem overwhelming, where do you even start? Our guide takes you through the entire process, from deciding to sell up to completion. Asses your finances Before you even consider selling your home, mull over whether it is financially...

Can My Ex Force Me to Sell the House?

Divorces are stressful and upsetting. How your children will be impacted and where you are going to live can be two of the biggest anxieties facing many people going through the process. However, legal bodies will always put children first and you can be...

Estate Agent Jargon & Buzzwords Explained

When buying or selling a house there is a lot to consider, reams of paperwork, scary financial decisions and legal binding contracts. It can be overwhelming. Add to this the plethora of estate agent lingo clients are expected to absorb and it can be...

How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Selling Your House

It is generally accepted that buying a property is expensive, especially when stamp duty comes into play. However, very few people are aware of the costs involved when selling too. From EPCs to estate agent commission – there are several costs we completely...

Selling a House at Auction vs Private Sale

What is a private sale? Many people sell their homes privately when they do not want an estate agent, or any third-party agent, involved. Every step of the sales process that is usually undertaken by an agent including advertising, arranging viewings and...

How Can I Stop My House Being Repossessed?

In Q4 of 2019 1,330 homeowner mortgaged properties were repossessed. Furthermore, 70,880 homeowner mortgages were in arrears of 2.5% or more during over the same period. Owning your own home can be an exciting milestone in life and your monthly mortgage...

Can I Sell My House on eBay Without an Estate Agent?

It is no myth that many people wanting to sell their homes are put off by the uncertainty of the open market and fees associated with traditional estate agents. When selling your home, you should expect to pay anywhere between 0.75% and 3.0%+VAT of the agreed...

How Long on Average Does it Take to Sell a House?

Selling a home can take a frustrating amount of time. One of the most stressful aspects of selling is not knowing how long it will take. Imagine losing out on your dream house because yours is still sitting in the window of your local estate agent. In the UK,...

Can You Sell Your House for Free?

Whilst online estate agents are gaining popularity at speed, high street estate agents are still dominating the majority of the property market. However, change takes time and sellers are beginning to realise that there are savings to be made by opting for an...
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