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 house

Buying a house is an exciting time and one that should be enjoyed. Our range of guides provide you with useful tools, top tips and advice to help you make an informed decision on your property purchase.

Explained - shared ownership Right to Buy for housing association tenants

What are the new plans for allowing housing association tenants to buy a share in the equity of their property, and how likely are they to go through?

Buying a house

What did the Conservative Party conference tell us about housing?

At the Conservative Party conference, housing was high on the agenda. But what are the promised policies and who will they help?

Buying a house

Is buying a home now cheaper than renting?

With recent research revealing that monthly mortgage repayments on a first-time home are lower than monthly rents, we're asking: is it now cheaper to be a home owner?

Buying a house, Renting

How downsizing could free up family housing

Downsizing might be one answer to the property supply issue in the UK, but why aren't more people doing it?

Buying a house, Selling a home

What’s the story with affordable housing?

The lack of affordable housing has been an ongoing problem for years, but what is it and why is it so important?

Buying a house, Help and Advice

Government housing reforms – how can the home buying process be improved?

If the current housebuying process is ‘not fit for purpose’, what can be done to fix it?

Buying a house

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