The Verdict: High-street vs Online Estate Agents

The Verdict: High-Street vs Online Estate Agents  With the dramatic rise of technology, online Estate Agents have become considerably more common in the past decade. However, many people still remain dubious about their ability to compete with the tailored and professional approach of a high street agent. Here is our verdict on this debate…So you can make an educated and...

A-Z of Property Jargon

The A-Z of Property Jargon Ever wondered what 'Gazundering' is?? Here's our list of Property Jargon and what it means, so you'll always be in the know! Arrangement feesThese are fees charged by a mortgage lender or broker to arrange a loan.Building survey: a report into the physical state of the property, this is also sometimes referred to as a full structural...

Buying a Gold Mine

Buying a Gold Mine Buying a property is the best investment you can make, here are some economic ideas to consider when choosing a property- to convert it into your own gold mine in the future. A Rental SuiteIf legal in your area, it is a great option to invest in setting up an area of your property to be suitable for renting. This could be the classic basement suite or room...

E-Volving your home

E-Volving your home  12% of all greenhouse gas emissions stem from the domestic/residential sector; this is greater than even the agricultural sector! The rise of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is believed to be the single biggest factor to global warming, a process which is having devastating effects. If each individual household took action to make their home a little more...

Leasehold & Freehold – what’s the difference?

Leasehold & Freehold - what's the difference?   When buying a property in England or Wales there are two main types – freehold and leasehold. In a nutshell, they mean the following...  Freehold: Someone who owns the freehold of a property owns the property and the land it stands on.Owning the freehold means you own the property outright including the land it's built on,...

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