The Downside of Downsizing

The decision to sell up and move to a smaller property could come as a result of children flying the nest, the need to free up cash, or both. Whatever the reason, there are costs to downsizing that are important to know about before you make the move.  The ‘hidden’...

Buying For The First Time

For first-time buyers, getting onto the property ladder may seem a daunting process, but there’s more help available than you might think. With supply and demand at an imbalance, the average UK house price has been pushed beyond the reach of many first-time buyers....

New Buy To Let Changes

Investment is, ultimately, all about looking at risk and reward and in the real world that means not only looking at the headline figures of how much return any investment could generate in and of itself, but also at how much it will cost to use the investment...

House Market Predictions for 2017

Predictions are a tricky business, but at this time of year, they’re pretty much obligatory. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what could be in store for the housing market over the year ahead. London switches to rentals? At this point in time, Article 50 has...

Brexit & Social Housing

The impact of Brexit on the housing market combines two of the UK’s favourite topics of conversation. Only time will tell what impact, if any, there will actually be, but we think it’s still worth taking a look at how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU...

Brexit & EU Property

In all the press excitement about Brexit and the property market, one group of (potential) property owners seems to have been largely overlooked. This is, of course, the people who either have bought, are in the process of buying or would like to buy property in the...