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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.

Crossrail is finally coming – what will it mean for London property?

After many years of delays, controversy and complications, Crossrail is finally set to open in the first half of this year, more than three years after its proposed original start date. 

Buying a house, London moving advice, Costs and Fees, News

Rising cost of living – how has it affected the home-buying market?

The current cost of living crisis is arguably the biggest squeeze on living standards since the 1950s.  

Buying a house, Moving home, EPCs, News

More upfront information on property listings – what has changed?

Following the recent joint announcement by Trading Standards and the Government regarding upfront information on property listings, here’s what it could mean for the industry. 

Buying a house, Finding a house, Estate Agents

Is it really best to buy instead of renting?

Most people looking to move out from their family home will be told that buying is the better option to renting. But is this always the case?

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Renting, First Time Buyer

How do I explain to my parents that the property market is different now?

When asking older family members for advice on buying your first home, a problem many young people face is a difference in attitudes towards buying based on the generational changes in the market.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer

Five reasons to be hopeful about buying in 2022

A look at why 2022 could be a good year for buyers to purchase a home.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, First Time Buyer

A look back at 2021 – what were the main things that happened in the property industry?

We look back at the major property events in 2021 and how they might affect the market in 2022.

Conveyancing, Buying a house, Selling a home, Help and Advice, News, reallymoving Updates

First Time Buyers - Dominika's Story

We're always eager to hear about how real people bought their first home and what worked for them.

This week, we're featuring Dominika, who was able to buy her first home on her own, with two rather large dogs and her tenancy coming to an end. Here's her story:

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, First Time Buyer, First Time Buyer Stories

Help – I don’t like anything I can afford!

There is nothing worse than saving up and working hard to be able to afford your first home and then realising that you can’t find anything in your budget that you actually like.

First Time Buyers, Buying a house, Finding a house, First Time Buyer