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.

Property ownership - is the system weighted against leaseholders?

With concerns around the purchase of leasehold, and the call for reform growing louder, we consider whether the housing system is weighted against leaseholders.

April 2019

Spring Statement – what did the Chancellor say about housing?

Whilst the Chancellor's Spring Statement was light on new housing opportunities, he looked back at the impact of previous changes, and brought forward a few surprising proposals.

Help and Advice, News

Why inaccurate EPCs could cause energy efficiency issues in UK homes

Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient your home is - but what if yours is wrong? What could the impact be, and what can you do about it?

Surveys, EPCs

Could Reservation Agreements stop transactions from falling through?

Could bringing in a contract earlier in the housebuying process cut down on transactions falling through?

Help and Advice

Really Resolutions: In shape to sell

Is 2019 the year you sell your home? Maybe you’re planning on upsizing, downsizing or using the money for something else. Whatever you’re planning to do when you sell, we can help you prepare.
 

Selling a home

What is equity release and how does it work?

Equity release is the ability to free up the equity from your property, whilst you continue to live in it. For many people, their property is their biggest asset, but all their savings are tied up in it.

Conveyancing

Global news - around the world in four property stories

We navigate the globe for some of the most interesting property stories of the last year.

General Moving Advice

Millenials would need to sacrifice 21,700 avocados to save deposit for first home

Focus on long term saving plans and ignore the hype about sacrificing avocados on toast, as our research shows you'd need to give up a lot more than just your breakfast to get on the property ladder.

First time buyer

2018 - a year in property in the UK

We have a look over the last year from a property perspective, looking at everything from the impact of Brexit uncertainty to the extension of Help to Buy.

General Moving Advice