reallymoving Blog and Insights

We study the property market to bring you interesting and relevant news from the world of property buying, selling and more in the UK and abroad.

What happens if buyers can’t complete before the Stamp Duty deadline?

This years stamp duty holiday means that buyers dont have to pay stamp duty when purchasing property. But what happens if the purchase doesn't go through before the holiday ends?

Buying a house, Help and Advice, News

Natwest study finds remortgaging has helped increase property values

With many remortgaging their homes in the wake of Coronavirus, Natwest have found that over 50% have seen an increase in their property value.
 

News, Mortgages

Generation Buy – PM announces mortgage scheme for first-time buyers

Reallymoving explores Boris Johnson’s recent pledge at the virtual Tory party conference to introduce a 95% mortgage scheme for first-time buyers, to create a ‘generation buy’.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First time buyer, News, Mortgages

What survey do you need for a modern home?

Assuming a new property is defect-free can be (and usually is) a costly mistake. With the right survey report, you can make sure the repair costs don't come out of your pocket.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

Insight – is now the right time to buy a property?

With so many changes since lockdown was lifted, now could be a great time to move home - but is it right for you?

September 2020

Coronavirus: where is the property industry now?

As lockdown restrictions gradually lift, we take a look at the current state of the property market and what it might mean for you.

September 2020

What are the UK government’s ‘radical’ planning reform proposals?

We analyse the release of a new government White Paper outlining radical and controversial reforms to the planning system in England.

August 2020

What is happening with the Help to Buy scheme?

We examine the latest with the divisive Help to Buy scheme, which was recently extended for a few months as a result of the pandemic.

August 2020

Is it a good time to move home in the UK?

With moving home being put on hold during lockdown, and more concerns about finances and job security, you’d be forgiven for dismissing the idea of moving now. But there are lots of reasons that it might be the perfect time to move. 

July 2020