Category: General Property News

Kae

Why Isn’t My House Selling Quickly?

There may be multiple reasons why you are struggling to sell your home fast. Some of these reasons are out of your control, such as a struggling economy or a slumping property market! But other reasons can be remediated with some care and attention. Priced Too High Sometimes an estate…

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Kae

How to Sell a House Quickly

Thinking of selling your home? Then you have probably thought about all the tasks you need to do to prepare the home, make it appealing to potential buyers, and the wait that is involved with it. It can all seem quite daunting, especially if you’re looking for a quick sale.…

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Is MoveSelf a Do It Yourself (DIY) Estate Agent?

When we first launched MoveSelf back in 2017 we had various goals: Shift control of property sales and lettings to the property owner in a controlled and supported manner Provide better value for money than traditional, high street estate agents whilst offering a comparable service Facilitate the above using a…

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Negotiate The Best Price When Selling Your Home

So. You've had an offer on your property, and now it's time to negotiate the price. Here are some top tips to help you achieve the best price when selling your home. Set a Lowest Price Have a lowest price in mind. It's easy to get caught up in negotiations…

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Kae

What is a Property Chain?

Let's start with some property chain definitions: A property chain is a sequence of linked house purchases. A property chain starts with a person who is only buying, not selling. A property chain ends with a person who is only selling, not buying. A chain-free property is when the person…

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Make the Most of Your Open Plan Apartment

Open plan apartments are great for making it seem spacious and bigger than it actually is. However, the areas that seem to combine into one another don’t always seem to give us a space away from it all to retreat to and relax in. As much as open plans can…

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A Basic Introduction To Mortgages

Where Does The Word "Mortgage" Originate? The word "mortgage" actually means "death pledge"! Apparently it originates from an old language called Law French and refers to the pledge (your mortgage) ending (dying) when either the obligation is fulfilled (you've paid up your mortgage in full) or the property is taken…

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The Cost Of Selling A House

Selling your home can be a costly experience. The majority of people still use their local estate agent without even enquiring about the selling fees involved! And in the words of Les Dennis "Our survey said..." - err err! Choosing an estate agent has the largest financial impact when selling…

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The Cost Of Buying A House

If you're thinking about buying a house it's important that you don't just factor in the purchase price when calculating the affordability of the transaction. There are various other expenses that you will need to account for, and they're often not cheap! Below we try and give some rough estimates…

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5 Things Home Buyers Don’t Want to See in Your Kitchen

If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, you will quickly learn about all the preparation there is involved in getting it looking its best. The kitchen especially, as the heart of the home, should be looking spectacular and attractive to potential buyers. There is plenty of…

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