Richard’s Blog / 2013 / August

House Prices on the up again!

House Prices on the up again!

The Land Registry data for July was released today. House prices continue to rise, up 0.8% on this time last year. Just as importantly, the number of houses sold for the most recent month that data is... Read more

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Estate Agent Trick Number 6

Estate Agent Trick Number 6

Heads I Win, Tails you lose. That neatly sums up a trick used by some online Estate Agents. Here’s how it works: Online advertising generates enquiries from people who want to sell their house quickly – often... Read more

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How Much Is My House Worth? (part 2)

How Much Is My House Worth? (part 2)

House prices have increased for several months now, according to statistics produced by The Land Registry, Nationwide, Halifax and Rightmove. See more information here. However, the property market isn’t just about house prices – it’s about volume too.... Read more

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Is The House Price Crash Over?

Is The House Price Crash Over?

There’s a pattern to House Price Crashes. The size and timescales of the rise and subsequent falls vary, but in a nutshell, this is what happens: Stage 1: House prices rise on the back of a combination... Read more

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7 Things you need to know about exchange and completion

7 Things you need to know about exchange and completion

So, you’ve had an offer on your house and are moving towards exchange and completion. Great! You, your buyer and everyone else in the chain will be keen to exchange contracts as soon as possible. Once contracts... Read more

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Estate Agent Tricks – 5 Things To Watch Out For

Estate Agent Tricks – 5 Things To Watch Out For

Politicians, Bankers, Estate Agents – who do you trust the least? Difficult, eh? All have a reputation for putting their own interests first and being economical with the truth. Estate Agents have a number of tricks, some... Read more

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Quick Sale Sector Benefits Customers

Quick Sale Sector Benefits Customers

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) have concluded their investigation into the “quick sale sector”. Their findings are: “Many Operators are open and fair” “For the most part, the quick sale sector was dynamic and innovative, benefiting... Read more

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How Much Is My House Worth?

How Much Is My House Worth?

My house is worth 3.9% more than a year ago according to the July House Price statistics just issued by Nationwide. OK, that’s the national average increase, which includes London where prices are shooting up. Try telling... Read more

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