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.

How will the change in stamp duty affect me as a first-time buyer?

Unless you’ve suffered a news blackout or been away on holiday in recent weeks, you would have been hard-pressed to miss the announcement about stamp duty for first-time buyers in the recent Budget.
 

First Time Buyers

Reallymoving does Christmas Jumper Day

 We’re feeling festive in the office, and though December is still a busy time, and we can’t quite stop to enjoy a Christmas tipple, we’re solidly munching our way through mince pies and gingerbread santas.

Help and Advice

UK cost of moving reaches record high

The cost of moving house has never been more expensive. Even when adjusted for inflation, the average cost of moving in 2017 is the highest it’s been since 2010 (£7,381) – and marks the third consecutive year of increases.
 

Help and Advice

Time travelling through house prices

Today is ‘pretend to be a time traveller day’, and to honour this frankly strange idea, we have decided to do some time travelling of our own, by popping back in time to see how much the average cost of a house was throughout the last century. Strap yourself in to your Tardis, things are about to get depressing.

Help and Advice

How to save for a deposit over Christmas

The festive season is almost upon us, and it seems to start earlier every year. But is it really possible to carry on saving for your deposit without becoming a Scrooge?

First Time Buyers

Here's how raffles are helping people to buy and sell homes

When most of us think of raffles, we think of charity dinners, school fêtes and money-raising initiatives at sports events. Now, though, new online property competition platforms have been launched that give would-be buyers the chance to win a home for just £2. 
 

Help and Advice

10 brilliant property websites and apps that make moving easier

Moving has always been considered stressful and overwhelming – and with good reason. But technology offers us a whole bunch of new ways to hack the housebuying process, and we’ve rounded up the top 9 tech wonders that will help you move from stressed to impressed.

Help and Advice

National Organising Week Special: How to clear the clutter

This week marks National Organising Week, a campaign by the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers, inviting the UK to enjoy the benefits of getting more organised. We’ve asked APDO member, Helen Cousins of Fresh Spaces to show us how we can improve our organisation when it comes to moving house.

Removals

How helpful is Help-to-Buy?

With the news from the Conservative Party Conference that the Prime Minister has pledged £10 billion to the Help to Buy Scheme, with the goal of helping 135,000 first time buyers get on the ladder, we decided it was time to look at the practicality of the system.

First Time Buyers, Help and Advice