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.

Selling fees: what to expect from online estate agents

Over the last few years, there has been a significant rise in the number of online estate agents offering to sell people's homes for 'less'.

Help and Advice, Estate Agents

RICS at 150: Celebrating 150 years of surveying

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which was first established in 1868 – during the industrial revolution – to regulate the construction industry.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

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