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Selling a property with asbestos - Click here to view this entry

Selling a property with asbestos

Wed Jul 14 2021
Asbestos is a natural fibrous mineral that has been in use within property construction in the UK since the 1930s. It was prized for its resistance to heat, chemical corrosion, and non-conduction of electricity. It found its way into roofs and around water pipes and electrical wires but was banned in stages, with a complete ban on its usage in 1999. The ban was a result of the carcinogenic proper....
How Does Japanese Knotweed Affect the Value of a Home? - Click here to view this entry

How Does Japanese Knotweed Affect the Value of a Home?

Wed Jul 14 2021
In this article, we will look at the following: Wait…what is Japanese Knotweed? Does Japanese Knotweed spread fast? How do I know if I have Japanese Knotweed? Why is Japanese Knotweed Such a Big Issue? Should I call a Japanese Knotweed expert? 1. Wait…what is Japanese Knotweed? Native to the country of Japan, Japanese Knotweed has become a regular occurrence in the UK. A....
What is a Structural Survey? - Click here to view this entry

What is a Structural Survey?

Wed Jul 14 2021
If you’re in the property business, you’ve likely heard of the dreaded “structural survey”; but what exactly is a structural survey? A structural survey is a general home inspection to determine the condition of the property and whether any work needs to be done to it at all. This includes any problems with the property such as foundation cracks, eroded or loose tiling....
Location, Location, Location. Why is it so important for homes? - Click here to view this entry

Location, Location, Location. Why is it so important for homes?

Wed Jun 30 2021
Choosing an ideal location for your home can be overwhelming. There are different pros and cons to various areas and types of areas, so deciding which factors are more important to you than others can be complicated and cause you to move back and forth multiple times between two or three options. Narrowing down what is important to you and sticking to that list when you begin looking at homes can ....
How to Sell a House at Auction – A Useful Guide - Click here to view this entry

How to Sell a House at Auction – A Useful Guide

Wed Jun 30 2021
The process of selling your house is certainly a tricky one, but quite possibly the most challenging problems you’ll face, is deciding how to sell it in the first place. One of the most commonplace methods of selling a property is through an auction. But is it worth the risk? Is your property even desirable enough to others that they would be willing to outbid each other for it? And how do ....
How Do You Sell Your Home If You Have a Mortgage? - Click here to view this entry

How Do You Sell Your Home If You Have a Mortgage?

Tue Jun 22 2021
Navigating the world of real estate is tricky business. There are so many different processes and professionals to go through when you are purchasing or selling a home. When you buy your home, you purchase it for a reason. Sometimes, that reason is just that you need a space to live and another reason may be that it is time for you to purchase what you currently consider your "dream home" or a hom....
What does POA mean? - Click here to view this entry

What does POA mean?

Tue Jun 22 2021
When checking for property listings, you may have noticed that sometimes the desired price is listed whilst some others will state “Offers in excess of”. You may also, on occasion, stumble across a property listed as “POA”. Read on to learn more about what this listing type is, and why some sellers and agents choose to use it. What is PAO? Why is POA used? POA on onlin....
What Does Sold STC Mean in Property? A Useful Guide - Click here to view this entry

What Does Sold STC Mean in Property? A Useful Guide

Tue Jun 22 2021
To begin, let’s get a basic definition of “Sold STC”: Sold STC (subject to contract) essentially means an offer has been made on a property which has been agreed by a vendor, but that purchase is not yet legally binding. If something is sold STC, it means the main points such as price have been made between the two parties but the sale is still subject to change. They’re u....
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Avoid Paying Stamp Duty on an Additional Property

Tue Jun 22 2021
When you are going through the process of selling and purchasing a home, there is a seemingly endless amount of fees and payments you have to make that come out of nowhere. You agreed to pay these fees when you signed a contract to sell or purchase a home, but many people do not understand how many fees can accrue over the selling and buying period. Money is constantly being discussed and purchasi....
How and Why Selling to a Cash House Buyer Is Best for You - Click here to view this entry

How and Why Selling to a Cash House Buyer Is Best for You

Thu Jun 17 2021
It’s far from out-of-the-ordinary for homeowners to turn their nose up at the prospect of selling their property to a cash house buyer; but the snobbery and reluctance towards this option of house-selling is often unwarranted. Cash house buyers are the perfect option for many prospective house-sellers out there, but why is that exactly? Why might selling to a cash house buyer be your best o....
Selling Houses Fast For Cash - How To Avoid Scams - Click here to view this entry

Selling Houses Fast For Cash - How To Avoid Scams

Thu Jun 17 2021
For many, the experience of selling a house is a mountain of stress. Every decision, from selecting an agent, to the slow crawl of time as they wait for an interested buyer is a frustrating process. And within the sectors surrounding house sales there are, of course, shady companies that will attempt to prey on vendors, either escalating prices or outright attempting to defraud them. Unfortunatel....
The average UK house may cost over one million pounds by 2043 - Click here to view this entry

The average UK house may cost over one million pounds by 2043

Mon Jun 14 2021
Owning property can be a great investment in the long term as prices rise. Certain factors may influence house prices along the way leading to fluctuations in the market, such as the stamp duty holiday, Covid-19, Brexit and low interest rates etc. but these may only have short term effects on actual prices. Therefore we at Quick Property Buyer have decided to review the UK’s average house p....
Taxes to pay when you sell property in the UK? - Click here to view this entry

Taxes to pay when you sell property in the UK?

Thu Jun 17 2021
When you purchase a home, you are probably extremely excited about the purchase and what it means for your life. You have got a new place to live, eat, sleep, and spend time with your family. Eventually having to sell that new home and the requirements that come with that process are most likely far from your mind. Whenever the time does come to sell, making a profit is always one the most exciti....
When selling your house, how long to completion? - Click here to view this entry

When selling your house, how long to completion?

Thu Jun 17 2021
When selling your property, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming and slow at times. One of the biggest questions that most sellers are keen to have the answer to is how long does it take to make a sale and complete the process? In this article, we will be looking at the following: Factors Which Affect How Long It Takes To Sell And Complete Acceptance of An Offer How Long Does A Convey....
What are the costs of conveyancing? - Click here to view this entry

What are the costs of conveyancing?

Thu Jun 17 2021
The legal side of selling a house is called conveyancing. The process ensures that for both parties involved in the sale, everything is done correctly and, most importantly, legally. Conveyancing fees are split into two parts. There are legal costs for the work done by the solicitors, and disbursements, the additional one-off fees required for certain services such as property searches. The numb....
Understanding probate in house sales - Click here to view this entry

Understanding probate in house sales

Thu Jun 17 2021
The legal procedure of selling someone’s property after they pass way is probate. Most often, the deceased will already have provided a name for the person to oversee their estate i.e. the executor. Sometimes a case may arise that requires you or another beneficiary to make an application for probate. These three cases are: In the case a will was not left by the deceased. An executor has....
My Home is Not Selling the Way I Planned. What Should I Try Next? - Click here to view this entry

My Home is Not Selling the Way I Planned. What Should I Try Next?

Tue May 18 2021
When you put your home on the market, you are probably well aware of the fact that the next few months are going to be a long and potentially complicated process. Putting a home up for sale requires work on the front end, work in the middle, and work on the back end. Even if your home sells quickly, you are looking at a few months minimum from start to finish. Before the house goes on the market,....
How to sell my home in the fastest time and for the most profit? - Click here to view this entry

How to sell my home in the fastest time and for the most profit?

Tue May 18 2021
If you are hoping to sell your home quickly, but also want to make sure it is priced correctly and you receive the profit that you deserve, this article can help you piece together the information needed in order to accomplish that. When you are beginning the process of selling, it can be an overwhelming task deciding which type of selling process to go through. There are several methods and diff....
Selling your home due to separation or divorce - Click here to view this entry

Selling your home due to separation or divorce

Tue May 18 2021
Being in relationship can be like a warm ray of sunshine in life, keeping us comfortable and happy. But sadly, sometimes, the sun has to set and the relationship does not last. Whilst incomes may have been combined to buy a property together, unpicking that financial agreement can be tricky during a separation. So how do you go about selling your home, should a separation or divorce end your relat....
Selling Your Home Without An Estate Agent - Click here to view this entry

Selling Your Home Without An Estate Agent

Tue May 18 2021
Selling your property can make anyone go crazy. From the hassles of keeping your place in tip top condition for all the viewings, putting your property online for all to nose at, having to have for sale signs outside your house and to the never ending procession of viewers coming into your property, amongst whom can be several time wasters . But why do we let this happen? There may be a better way....
What is a Property Cash Buyer? - Click here to view this entry

What is a Property Cash Buyer?

Wed May 12 2021
When someone is looking to purchase a home in the UK, one of the first tasks that they complete is getting approved by a lender. This approval gives them the ability to look for a house that falls within the loan they were pre-approved for. Getting pre-approved can expedite certain obstacles that will come with putting an offer on a home. If this is already completed and a buyer has a letter cert....
HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE QUICKLY - Click here to view this entry

HOW TO SELL YOUR HOUSE QUICKLY

Wed May 12 2021
You may want to sell your house fast for any number of reasons, although that may not always be so possible. Indeed there is no denying that most people see the task of selling a house as a strenuous one. The whole process of getting a reliable agent, looking out for potential buyers, making the house look good and even getting the paperwork done is a hassle that many simply do not enjoy. When th....
Are buy to let properties still a good investment? - Click here to view this entry

Are buy to let properties still a good investment?

Wed May 12 2021
Landlords have been doing well with letting for years, but can novices to buy to let still benefit from those opportunities for profit? Buy-to-Let: explained With buy to lets, investors buy properties with the intention of making a profit on (i) the rent received over their mortgage, costs and tax payable and (ii) the capital appreciation of the property.

Buy to let mortgages Most ....
Stopping a Repossession - Click here to view this entry

Stopping a Repossession

Thu May 6 2021
In this article we will look at repossessions and how to deal with one if facing this sometimes terrifying and intimidating process. It is estimated that there are currently 1.8 million homeowners in the UK who are concerned about being able to pay their mortgage repayments. This number may only increase in the coming months as on the mortgage holiday scheme comes to an end in July 2021. With 2.....
HOW FAST CAN I SELL MY PROPERTY? - Click here to view this entry

HOW FAST CAN I SELL MY PROPERTY?

Thu May 6 2021
Selling a home can be pretty stressful, it often taking a lot longer than expected. Indeed the average time to sell and complete on a property is 4 months if it completes and there is always the risk of the sale falling through.

Factors which affect the speed of sale Various factors determine how long it would probably take for your property to be sold. The condition of your prope....
What Factors Affect The Value of Your Home? - Click here to view this entry

What Factors Affect The Value of Your Home?

Thu May 6 2021
Pricing a home can be overwhelming. Whether you are trying to put an offer on a home or trying to sell one, you want to do it right. You do not want to undervalue your current home or overvalue one that you are contemplating purchasing. Correctly valuing the home can help sell the property quickly and make the overall experience less stressful. So, what are some key items to look at when you are ....
9 TRICKS OF ESTATE AGENTS - Click here to view this entry

9 TRICKS OF ESTATE AGENTS

Thu May 6 2021
There are of course many honest estate agents out there who will do their best to sell your home at the right price. That said, there are also several not-so-honest ones who have the primary aim of using certain tricks of the trade to maximise profits for themselves Luckily for you though, we have provided a detailed list of some of the most common tricks used by these estate agents, used on both....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market right now in Brazil - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market right now in Brazil

Wed Mar 31 2021
Both locals and tourists are often in agreement that Rio de Janeiro is a great place to be. There are some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere on the planet in Rio and amongst them people will find some of the most amazing luxury properties. But Brazil is not just Rio when it comes to property and there can be no doubt that there is a large number of ultra-luxury properties all over....
  The 5 most luxurious properties on the market right now in China - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market right now in China

Wed Mar 31 2021
Several large organizations have released publications regarding the Chinese property market in recent times dealing with the most luxurious homes in China. Of those in the top 10, three properties are situated in Beijing, three more in Shanghai, two in Shenzhen, one in Guangzhou and one in the city of Dalian. These 5 Chinese cities continue to dominate the economic landscape and therefore, it is....
The 5 most expensive places in Gloucestershire - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive places in Gloucestershire

Wed Mar 31 2021
Gloucestershire is located in the South-West of England and contains the Cotswold Hills, River Severn and the entirety of the forest of Dean. Gloucestershire is a county with plenty of schools for children and teenagers, making it a great place for families to reside. There are 42 public secondary schools and 12 independent schools, and almost every district has at least one sixth form. There are....
The 5 most expensive places to buy property in Liverpool - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive places to buy property in Liverpool

Fri Mar 26 2021
Liverpool is more than just the home of the Beatles. It is a maritime city in northwest England that was an important trade and migration port between the 18th and 20th centuries. The city of Liverpool is a growing one and there has been a recent mass development, with schemes like the Northern Powerhouse rail contributing a huge amount of investment into the city. Schemes like this in the area h....
The 5 most expensive places to buy property in Manchester - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive places to buy property in Manchester

Fri Mar 26 2021
Located in the Northwest of England, Manchester is a major city in the United Kingdom. It is a very unique city, and it is well known for its rich history and culture. It is a densely populated city that gets more youthful, diverse, and vibrant by the day. It is the third most populous city in the whole of England, and it has become more popular than ever mainly due to its dining, shopping and ent....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Sweden - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Sweden

Thu Mar 25 2021
One of the most expensive areas in all of Sweden is Bromma which is a suburb located in the north west of Stockholm. It is not uncommon to pay approximately $2 million for a single family home here. However, for $2 million you can go to a very expensive street in a place such as the northern Västernorrland region and purchase four or five single-family homes for the same amount of money. The....
The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Morocco - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Morocco

Thu Mar 25 2021
Morocco is a country with well-established traditions and a culture which has developed over many centuries. It has ancient buildings which have stood for eight centuries and more. These Moroccans knew a thing or two about building and they are perfectly able to build comfortable homes which last for decades and provide their owners with a level of comfort which reflects the bank balance of the ow....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in the Cayman Islands - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in the Cayman Islands

Thu Mar 25 2021
When you browse the internet for available properties in the Cayman Islands you quickly begin to understand why real estate in this region is a sought-after commodity. There are amazing beaches, beautiful natural scenery and many other unique attractions which all ensure that people often return to Cayman Islands. Nevertheless, there are a few selected properties which distinguish themselves from....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in the Bahamas - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in the Bahamas

Thu Mar 25 2021
Purchasing property in some of the most beautiful regions of the Bahamas can make a person feel as if they are owning a piece of their own personal paradise. There can be little doubt when browsing for properties in the Bahamas that this collection of islands has some of the most interesting real estate opportunities available anywhere on the planet. There is the beautiful scenery, unforgettable ....
The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Costa Rica - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Costa Rica

Wed Jan 20 2021
In this article, we look at the most expensive properties currently on the market in Costa Rica, a country of beautiful beaches and homes.  

5. 15,554-square-foot Santa Ana home, San José With windows opening up to oceanic views and magnificent pools, this home has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It also comes with its own theatre and is currently on the market for $5,....
The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Hawaii - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive properties on the market in Hawaii

Wed Jan 20 2021
When we talk about the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii might hit the back of your head. Yes, in detailed surveys, tourists have named it the most beautiful island in the world. From the weather to the oceanic ways, everything refreshes the mood. Investing in a property on the Hawaiian island is certainly worth it if you have pots of cash. The idea to take yourself away from the heftine....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Bermuda - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Bermuda

Wed Jan 20 2021
When one looks at properties in Bermuda and in particular the luxury market, the reality is that the house prices start at approximately $3.5 million. It is not a cheap place. Indeed 2020 saw a 9% increase in property prices on the island. There are various restrictions on international buyers purchasing and renting out properties in Bermuda, but we thought we would list the 5 most expensive prop....
The most luxurious properties on the market in New Zealand - Click here to view this entry

The most luxurious properties on the market in New Zealand

Tue Jan 5 2021
Here at Quick Property Buyer we have looked at the five most luxurious properties currently on the market in New Zealand.

5. Westhaven Retreat in Tasman This retreat in Tasman is selling for NZ$22.5 million. It is one of the most expensive and most exceptional properties on the market in New Zealand right now. The property comes with a large pool as well its own private beach. ....
The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Mauritius - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most luxurious properties on the market in Mauritius

Tue Jan 5 2021
The island nation of Mauritius is home to some of the most beautiful places on the planet. Many of its towns, villages and cities therefore offer perspective buyers the chance of owning extremely attractive properties, if they have a few million pounds spare. We have done some research and here are the 5 most expensive properties currently on sale in Mauritius.

5. Rivière Noir....
The 5 most expensive properties on the market in South Africa - Click here to view this entry

The 5 most expensive properties on the market in South Africa

Tue Jan 5 2021
One cannot deny that the Dutch had it right when they landed in the Cape of South Africa. Although there are other beautiful regions in this diverse country, the Western Cape province simply seems to have a collection of some of the most beautiful things all together in one little corner. There is the V&A waterfront, Table Mountain, Robin Island, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the wine route....
The 5 Poshest Places in East Sussex: The Half a Million Club - Click here to view this entry

The 5 Poshest Places in East Sussex: The Half a Million Club

Thu Dec 3 2020
We have researched into East Sussex to try to find out the 5 poshest places within the county. To do this we have looked at the average price for sales in the last 12 months in each place. Of course how posh somewhere is, is not the same as how expensive it is, but hey who wants to split hairs. The average cost of a property in East Sussex as a whole according to Zoopla (in November 2020) is &p....
7 Most Expensive Properties in Brighton - Click here to view this entry

7 Most Expensive Properties in Brighton

Sat Nov 14 2020
Brighton and its surrounding areas has never been a cheap place to buy property. So here at Quick Property Buyer, we thought we would give a run through of the most expensive properties on the market at the moment around Brighton (and Hove and the Marina). We have chosen for no particular reason a radius of 3 miles from Brighton station for this list, compiled from properties presently on the mark....
Most Expensive UK Properties Currently on the Market - Click here to view this entry

Most Expensive UK Properties Currently on the Market

Wed Nov 4 2020
Here at Quick Property Buyer, we thought we would do a quick flying tour of the UK, to find the most expensive properties presently on the market in each region. Please enjoy below. Feel free to click straight through to the specific region below if interested in a particular location. South East South West North London East London South London West London Central London East England E....
House Prices Continue to Surge - Click here to view this entry

House Prices Continue to Surge

Wed Nov 4 2020
House prices are continuing on an upward trajectory and no-one is completely sure when and if this rise will stop or reverse. So we have prepared this article for you on where we think house prices are today. Feel free to skip straight to any of the sections below. 1. Increase in Average Property Prices ​​​2. House Price Rises in Real Money 3. Mortgage Approvals Continue to Rise 4. Wh....
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Stamp Duty Holiday During Covid-19

Fri Oct 9 2020
Stamp duty rates have been temporarily reduced until 31 March 2021. This will mean sellers may get more if they sell fast and buyers may pay less if they buy quickly. Therefore we have prepared this guide for you about stamp duty to help you take advantage of this beneficial period. Feel free to jump straight to the heading that interests you:

1. What is Stamp Duty? 2. What is ....
10 Tips to Sell Property Quickly during Covid-19 - Click here to view this entry

10 Tips to Sell Property Quickly during Covid-19

Mon Sep 28 2020
Selling property is not always easy. Suddenly we went into lockdown because of Covid 19 and the property sales market went into a nosedive. We came out of lockdown with glorious weather and all of a sudden a suppressed demand for different properties and gardens led to a spike in viewings and sales. But not every seller is fortunate enough to be blessed with outside space similar to Buckingham Pa....
Can a sibling force the sale of an inherited property? - Click here to view this entry

Can a sibling force the sale of an inherited property?

Tue Oct 6 2020
Inheriting a property with a sibling is not always a straightforward process, compounded by the fact that it arises following the sensitive times of a family bereavement. Siblings may agree on what to do with the property and of course this is the best scenario. But siblings are suddenly thrown together in a financial situation where they may not even get on, or have not got on for years. Their fi....
What is a Memorandum of Sale? - Click here to view this entry

What is a Memorandum of Sale?

Thu Sep 17 2020
A Memorandum of Sale is an important document when buying or selling a property. So here at Quick Property Buyer, we have prepared this guide for you. Feel free to jump straight to the answer to your question if easier. What is a Memorandum of Sale? Is a Memorandum of Sale legally binding? When is the Memorandum of Sale sent out? What information should a Memorandum of Sale contain? Is the....
A Guide to House Buying: Property Checklist - Click here to view this entry

A Guide to House Buying: Property Checklist

Tue Sep 15 2020
House prices are sometimes like an unruly toddler. You expect them to go one way and they turn round and announce, nope I’m going the other way. Following lockdown, house prices were expected to tumble, the only debate being over just how much they would fall. The government’s introduction of the stamp duty (SDLT) holiday, like the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, was no doubt introduced to....

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