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.

Government confirms stamp duty changes – what does this mean for you?

George Osborne first announced the controversial 3% stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let and second home owners in his Autumn Statement last November. 

Now, in his eighth budget since becoming Chancellor in 2010, he has confirmed that the changes will come into play on April 1.

March 2016

Online reviews – can they be trusted?

Love them or hate the, online reviews are here to stay.  Following the Competition and Markets Authority review into online reviews, we provide some thoughts on why they are so important.

February 2016

reallymoving.com 2015 review of the year

2015 was a good year for first time buyers.  The numbers below are based on the 200,000 movers who used reallymoving.com to get quotes for conveyancing, surveys or removals in 2015 and comparing it with the 1.3 million movers that have used our site in previous years.

January 2016

Your sinkhole questions answered

We have invited PropertyDetective to discuss an important topic on the blog today - sinkholes. Those near St Albans and in other areas around the country understand the shock and fear which can be associated with the threat of a sinkhole.

December 2015

UK home movers don’t move as far as economy improves

We often get asked: "how far do people move, on average?"

November 2015

London Moving Trends

Ever wondered where people move to and from within London?  No?  OK, we'll tell you anyway.

November 2015

Home buyer worries when booking a survey

6,000 people a month use reallymoving.com to get quotes for a survey for a house they're planning to buy.  Many people highlight a specific area of concern that they need the surveyor to look at when completing their survey.  We have analysed the most common areas of concern from survey requests over the past 12 months and summarised them in the chart below.

October 2015

Dump the clutter and appear on TV!

We all know that the less you move, the cheaper your removals costs will be. If you fancy participating in a TV programme to help you throw out your clutter before you move, then see below for more details.

September 2015

2015 Manchester Moving Trends

This 2015 report is based on data from the users of reallymoving.com, the UK’s leading provider of free instant online quotes for home-moving services.

Around 10,000 movers used reallymoving.com to help with their move to or from the Manchester postcode area during the last eight years. These insights into the region’s home-moving trends are based on those moves.

August 2015