Housing market on course for busiest year since global financial crisis
The stamp duty holiday and the pandemic-led 'search for space' are set to lead to the highest level of homes changing hands for 14 years. The housing market is on course for its busiest year since the global financial crisis as the scramble for properties continues.
Value Of Uk Homes Sold Doubles As Pandemic-Led Search For Space Continues
One in 50 homes has changed hands since the start of the year, our latest House Price Index shows.
The value of homes changing hands has nearly doubled in the first 15 weeks of this year compared with the same time period in 2020.
Garden space sees average property value grow by £11k
Recent figures have revealed that having garden space on your property can lift its value by an average of 5%. With spending on improving our outside spaces increasing in 2020 and gardens clearly adding to the value of homes, it seems likely green space is set to hold or increase its value in 2021.
What is the best day to move house?
Friday is the most popular day to move house. But that doesn't mean it is the best day to move. In fact, it could be the worst. Here we look at which is the best day to move house.
The 95% mortgage guarantee scheme has launched
A new government-backed mortgage guarantee scheme has been launched this week, which offers access to mortgages worth 95 per cent of the price of a home and therefore requiring a smaller deposit of five per cent.
Getting to the front of the buyers’ queue
Many of the best houses and flats are sold before they even reach the market. Even if it is on the market, you need to ensure you are more attractive to sellers than other buyers. Follow these top tips so other people don’t keep getting there before you...
Strongest spring housing market for home sellers in a decade
If you’re thinking about selling your home but have been waiting to see what will happen in the housing market, our latest insights reveal there is a record number of buyers enquiring about properties on our site this month. In fact, demand levels are 34% higher than this time last year when we were still experiencing a strong pre-lockdown market.
6 ways to create a calm living space, according to the experts
As we continue to reconfigure our living spaces as offices, schools, gyms and even cinemas, the living room has remained the hub of all activity in the home. But now more than ever, it’s essential to make this multifunctional room a haven for rest and relaxation.
5 of the best kitchen design ideas
Whether you’re an avid entertainer, like to spoil your family with a lovely meal at the end of the day or simply find the microwave gets a regular workout – choosing a layout that suits your needs and fits your space is key to creating your dream kitchen design.
5 Most Common Home Survey Problems and What to do Next
Are you in the process of buying a property and are wondering about getting a survey? Don’t make the mistake that far too many homebuyers still make, thinking it’s an unnecessary expense. A study carried out by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed that those who didn’t bother with a home survey faced unexpected repair work after moving in, resulting in £5,750 in costs on average, and for some, the cost can be substantially higher. So, do yourself a big favour and assess the risk of your investment before you sign on the dotted line.