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.

11 in 12 years – yet another new Housing Minister announced in mini-reshuffle

Another change to the position of Housing Minister – the eleventh postholder in 12 years. Here’s what his in-tray looks like.

News

How do I explain to my parents that the property market is different now?

When asking older family members for advice on buying your first home, a problem many young people face is a difference in attitudes towards buying based on the generational changes in the market.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer

House extensions – did Covid create a boom, and have they added long-term value?

Has Covid-19 created a house extension boom and will they remain valuable now we’re no longer advised to work from home?

Selling a home, Moving home, Coronavirus

Vaccination status – how does it affect home moves?

How does vaccination status and self-isolation affect house moves, following changing government guidance? 

Removals, News, Coronavirus

Interest rate rise – what does this mean for the cost of moving?

Here’s a look at what the recent rise in interest rates means for the cost of moving in 2022.

Moving home, Costs and Fees, News, Mortgages

Five reasons to be hopeful about buying in 2022

A look at why 2022 could be a good year for buyers to purchase a home.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First Time Buyer

A look back at 2021 – what were the main things that happened in the property industry?

We look back at the major property events in 2021 and how they might affect the market in 2022.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Selling a home, Help and Advice, News, reallymoving Updates

First Time Buyers - Dominika's Story

We're always eager to hear about how real people bought their first home and what worked for them.

This week, we're featuring Dominika, who was able to buy her first home on her own, with two rather large dogs and her tenancy coming to an end. Here's her story:

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer, First Time Buyer Stories

Help – I don’t like anything I can afford!

There is nothing worse than saving up and working hard to be able to afford your first home and then realising that you can’t find anything in your budget that you actually like.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Finding a house, First Time Buyer