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.

Buying a home with your valentine

With the average time to save a deposit as a singleton at 11 years and three months, it’s no surprise people are coupling up to get on the ladder. But what questions should you ask your sweetheart before you take the plunge?

First Time Buyers, Before you buy

What do the issues with Countrywide mean for buyers and sellers?

The troubles of Countrywide – the UK’s largest estate agency group – have been well-documented in the trade and national press of late. But what could this mean for buyers, sellers and the property industry at large?

Estate Agents

Will technology make house buying easier?

As with every other industry, technology is making our lives easier - so how can it help you with your home move?

Conveyancing

How to choose a socially responsible removals service

Chris Smallwood from Anchor Removals, discusses the ethics and social responsibilities of a removals service, and what questions you can ask when you hire a removals team.

Removals

Has the stamp duty cut made property more expensive for first-time buyers?

It was the Budget announcement that dominated all the headlines and seemed to give first-time buyers extra hope of making their home-buying ambitions a reality. But is the Stamp Duty exemption really making a difference to first-time buyers?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Costs and Fees

Moving to Scotland

With Burns Night being celebrated across Scotland, either with drams of whisky or haggis, neeps and tatties, we thought we’d highlight how you can move there. 

Buying a house, Scotland, Home Reports

Really Resolutions: In shape to sell

Is 2018 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

Really Resolutions: Growing your deposit in 2018

With the average deposit now over £50,000, not everyone will be able to decide to buy, make a few changes to their spending and jump on the property ladder. But whether you have absolutely no savings, or you think you’re almost there, we have some tips and tricks to get that money working harder.

First Time Buyers

What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for housing?

Theresa May’s recent cabinet reshuffle wasn’t anywhere near as wide-ranging as promised. From a property perspective, though, there were a number of promising developments – not least the fact that housing will now have a position at the cabinet table.

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