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.

reallymoving.com 2016 review of the year

2016 was a slightly more turbulent year for first time buyers compared to that of 2015. The numbers below are based on the 220,000 movers who used reallymoving.com to get quotes for conveyancing, surveys or removals in 2016 and comparing it with the 1.5 million movers that have used our site in previous years.

Help and Advice

Top Tips for Buying Property In 2017

New year, new home? As we're well on our way into the New Year, we look at buying property in 2017 and share our top tips at reallymoving.com.

Help and Advice

13 House Selling Superstitions for Friday 13th

Do you salute a Magpie? Are you afraid of walking over three drains but will happily walk across two? Cultures are full of superstitions, with many finding their way into the world of real estate. Seeing as it’s Friday 13th this week, we thought we’d investigate further and take a look at 13 house selling superstitions from all around the world and through the ages.

Help and Advice

What is portal juggling and why does it matter?

Buying a new property can be difficult, and during the process of finding a new home you don’t want to feel deceived or tricked into thinking a property might be new, especially when it isn’t.

At reallymoving.com, we look into portal juggling to discover what it means and how it is one of the many challenges facing buyers and tenants.

Conveyancing

What are the alternatives to Help to Buy?

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, first launched by George Osborne in 2013, comes to an end this year. One of the defining housing policies of the Cameron and Osborne era, its legacy is likely to divide opinion.

Conveyancing, First Time Buyers

How to protect your property from fraud

Reallymoving.com looks at some of the ways you could fall victim to property fraud and how you can safeguard your home.

Conveyancing, Help and Advice

Letting agent fees ban - what does it mean for the rental market?

reallymoving.com takes a look at the news that the government is banning letting agent fees charged to tenants, and what this might mean for the rental market

Help and Advice

The importance of home surveys

Instant home moving quote website reallymoving.com takes a look at the importance of home surveys and outlines the latest changes to the HomeBuyer Report

Surveys

12 Things Removal Companies Hate!

Removal companies are often the last cog in the moving home process and movers can be exasperated by the end of the journey, or so keen to forge ahead with the move that practicalities can fly out of the window.

Removals