Just a vent really. Since looking to buy a house, which seems to have been forever, we have had many dealings with estate agents. Some are just processes that really frustrate me and some are personality traits. These people, some of these people, are just autobots I am sure of it. This is my little rant, I had to get it off my chest. The annoying things that estate agents do:
If you are looking to move to London from outside of the metropolitan bubble, the main question that you will be considering is if it is better to rent or buy your first property. Depending on whether you are moving purely for work or planning to move to the capital on a more long-term basis.
We are, still, looking for our first family home. That place to call our own. It seems a constant struggle: deposits, stamp duty and solicitors fees. It seems to be a never ending list of things to pay out for. All whilst trying to raise a family and be comfortable. The Autumn budget sees that stamp duty is being dropped for properties under £300,000. What does this mean though?
There are many advantages of buying an older home if you can get the right deal on the right property. An old house can generally carry lower a price tag than brand new houses in the vicinity and being one of the first in the area, old houses can even be situated on the best plots. However, finding the right deal isn’t as easy as it sounds because if you are not extra careful, they can also come with a ton of problems. To help you avoid making such mistakes, here is a list of five things that you need to check before buying any old property.
Buying a house is an important step in anyone’s life, and is usually fraught with care and consideration- nobody wants to throw a million dollars on a house on a whim. With house prices steadily increasing, the margin of error is getting smaller and smaller out of necessity, and new homebuyers need to take bigger risks to get a foot into the door. With that much stress and uncertainty, it’s understandable that someone who wants to live near the beach might just search Marshall White Homes for sale in Brighton Area and take the plunge from there, and while there’s nothing wrong with doing that there’s also nothing wrong with doing a lot of research first. This article is here to help kick start that very research to set you on the path to your first home.
Moving house is an exciting time with lots to organise, lots to do, and quite a lot to think about. You’re packing your house up and casting your eye around your city (or others sometimes) to find a place that’s right for you, but what do you look for? Anybody who has rented more than one place has had to go through the searching and applying process many times, and it’s not always fun to apply for 15 different houses and get rejected from all of them. Suburbs like Richmond, Brunswick, Yarrabend, or Kew can be alluring with their proximity to the city, but for that same reason you may end up paying higher rates. This is the same in the UK too, there are desired locations, especially near schools. To make a bit more sense of the jumble going on in your head, we’ve put together a few things to think of when deciding where to look for your next move:
Even if you’re the kind of person who likes to let events run their natural course, without too much planning or scrutinising, it is near impossible to move house without some degree of preparation. This is not just a major life decision, it is a complex process and, if you want to start your new adventure the right way, it is important to be organised. The below are 10 commandments I thought would be helpful for other people thinking of moving house, or in the process of.
I have always been a private tenant, never owned my own house or had a mortgage. The thought of it is quite scary, but something is telling me it’s our time to get our very own house. Our own family home. Something that we can decorate, renovate and put our own little stamp on. Everyone around me is either on their second home, or renovating their properties and the results are amazing. It fills me with excitement that hopefully one day we will be doing that too.
Buying your first home can be an exciting time, especially if you are looking forward to finally owning a home of your own and no longer putting money into the pocket of your landlord after renting for so many years. However, first time homebuyers often look at the benefits of buying a home and forget that there are some hidden expenses that they need to account for. When planning for your very first home purchase, take ample time to learn about those hidden expenses and then learn how to budget for your home so that you aren’t confronted with unexpected costs that you now can’t afford. We have been saving for quite some time now and I am getting excited about the light at the end of the tunnel.
Buying a car is one of the most expensive things anyone will pay for in their lives, so most cars are bought through some form of finance agreement. Along with the fact you have to choose the right car for you and your family, it’s important to know what you are getting yourself into before you sign an agreement. With that in mind, here is a list of the things you should consider before applying for car finance.