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.

The Help to Buy deadline is approaching – what happens afterwards?

Reallymoving looks at the impending end of Help to Buy in its current format, what is going to replace it and what the situation is for buyers until the deadline is reached.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house

The Hardest Places to Get Planning Permission Revealed

Research from Roofing Megastore has revealed where in the UK it is most difficult, and most easy, to get planning permission approved for your property.
 

Conveyancing

Lockdown 2.0 - can I still move?

With a second lockdown taking place across England, you may be concerned about what this means for your moving home plans.
 

Help and Advice, News, Coronavirus

How qualified is your Chartered Surveyor?

Knowing how qualified your Chartered Surveyor is can help you determine what kind of service you can expect from them. Wayne Norcliffe will take you through the different levels of qualification a surveyor can have.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

5 spooky places to move to in the UK

If you are a fan of the occult, you may want to move somewhere with a little supernatural history.  As we’ve discovered, once you start looking, you’ll be spooked by all the choice!

 

Buying a house, Moving home

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

This years stamp duty holiday means that buyers don't have to pay stamp duty when purchasing property under £500,000. But what happens if the purchase doesn't go through before the holiday ends on 31st March?

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, 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