Monthly Archives: March 2011

The buying process explained

This site is written by a conveyancing expert called Richard Webster. It's a useful site with lots of questions explained about buying and selling houses.
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Footpaths and rights of way

There's a dispute on the Isle of Man with Jeremy Clarkson being accused of diverting a footpath on his land belonging to his holiday cottage. The dispute is in court at the moment, but overnight vandals have wrecked fencing and … Continue reading
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Market Trends on Rightmove

A very interesting bit of their website that you might not have looked at. Click here to get to the Market Trends section Type in the first part of your postcode - eg: M40 You can filter the graph - … Continue reading
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House selling fees?

I've read this week about someone who was suprised to find in the contract with their estate agent, that they could be charged the % fee on the original asking price of their property - even if it sells for … Continue reading
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Coloured bathroom suites

Coloured bathroom suites were huge in the 60s and 70s. Since then people’s tastes have changed and the white bathroom suite is now king! Some of the most popular ones were the avocado colour, a burgundy and even a very … Continue reading
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Ivy covered house

Amazing pictures of an ivy covered house in Chelmsford. The house should sell for £350,000 – even in today’s market – but the agency is asking for offers above £120,000. The highest bid has been £172,000. The google streetmap link … Continue reading
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Should I renovate or just sell as it is?

Should I modernise a property? If you inherit a property then you might think about doing it up to sell it and make more money. Is this a good idea? In a rising market, when many of the Sarah Beeny … Continue reading
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Housing in the budget

Housing 1.119 The affordable supply of new homes in the right places helps to create a dynamic economy and a flexible labour force. Housing supply is constrained by the lack of viable land for development. As set out above, the … Continue reading
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Budget hinders not helps

The budget today 23rd March introduces a shared equity style scheme for first time buyers to get help with an interest free deposit from the government when they buy a new build. I think this is an appalling idea for … Continue reading
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Zoomable floorplans on Rightmove!

It's a brand new feature on rightmove - zoomable floorplans. I've seen one or two estate agent listings that don't feature it yet, but found one on one of my searches. To find one you'll need to look for the … Continue reading
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