Blog

Overseas Investment Boom Continues to Support Growth in London Property

A multi-billion pound property development in one of London's most desirable neighbourhoods has seen huge demand from Asian and European investors who are seeking out safe investment opportunities away from the turbulent eurozone. The same trend has seen the pipeline of top-end housing developments, both in construction or in planning, increase in London by over 66% in the past twelve...

READ MORE

Property Surveys

Estimates from the conveyancing profession suggest that only 20% of homebuyers elect to commission a professional survey before they purchase a house. This is surprising when you consider that a property purchase is usually the biggest transaction an individual will ever make. However, a likely explanation for this figure may be that homebuyers believe that the mortgage valuation required by...

READ MORE

A Quick Guide to Conveyancing

Conveyancing is one of the most important elements of the home buying and selling process and it's often a complex one. Conveyancing refers to the legalities of this process and the term is used for both licensed conveyancers and conveyancing solicitors. As a buyer, when you make an offer on a home, the estate agent managing the sale will request...

READ MORE

Are Interest-Only Borrowers Risking Their Retirement Dreams?

Much property news coverage in recent weeks has focused on interest-only mortgages and the 'time bomb' that may be in store as hundreds of thousands of come to the end of their deals without the capital necessary to repay their outstanding debts. In theory, this would leave homeowners in breach of their mortgage agreements and, technically speaking, facing the risk...

READ MORE

London Property Good Strategies for Presenting Your Home

In today's property climate it helps to have every advantage when it comes to selling your home. If you're serious about selling don't be afraid to hire the professionals to help you market your home to maximum effect, especially if you're selling a high-end property to the upper end of the market. Firstly, the services of the right estate agent...

READ MORE

Selling Your Home - The Importance of Presentation

Presentation is everything when it comes to selling your home. And yet many properties are still put on to the market without time and energy spent on perfecting their appearance. If you live in bohemian squalor or just have a large and messy family it is simply vital to find ways to show your home to its true potential when...

READ MORE