Buying your first home can be a daunting prospect; estate agents often speak in their own language and there are many terms which may be unfamiliar. Weâve put together a handy guide to help you know your APRs from your ERPs.
Itâs understandably frustrating when your home doesn't sell immediately. Itâs easy to blame the property market or even your estate agent. But there are plenty of things you can do â and demand from your agent â to give your property a distinct advantage.
If the stress of moving has got you thinking about going cold turkey this Christmas, stop right there. With food orders and presents, relatives and reindeers, itâs no wonder youâre feeling a little overwhelmed. But worry not, as when it comes to your home we are here to help. Here are our top 5 quick and easy Christmas decorations to make your home feel fantastically festive, even amongst the busiest of moves.
Putting your house on the market is a big move- With so many things to think about, having time to spruce the place up might not make it onto your list of priorities, let alone the top 10. But when it comes to getting prospective viewers through the door, you never get a second chance at a first impression. Setting some time aside to do these simple tasks can (and will!) make the difference between a prospective buyer and an actual buyer.
If David Cameron's proposed 'dramatic shift' in housing policy has you racking your brains in confusion, then weâre here to help. At Butcher Residential, we firmly believe that property needn't be complicated. If you're a first time buyer who is new to the market it can seem very complex, but worry not. We have created a guide to simplify the changes, and to help you onto that first step of the property ladder.
Though itâs no big news that rent prices on properties have been on the rise, new data has revealed that the current average cost to rent throughout England and Wales has reached record level, and comes in at Â£816 per month.
Part exchanging your home may seem tempting, especially if youâve been on the market for a long time and canât find a buyer, or if you want to avoid estate agentsâ fees and be chain-free. But before you decide if this is the right option for you and your home, consider carefully before going down this path.
Mortgage. Just the mere word is enough to strike fear into some people. Will you be able to get a mortgage? How do you choose from all the different providers? And will you be able to keep up repayments?
Itâs amazing whatâs lurking in our homes without us even realising. Attics, lofts, cellars and garages are all havens for junk and thatâs before weâve even started de-cluttering the living room and kitchen.
The Government has released a third wave of funding to help households in England and Wales cover the cost of energy saving measures.
The latest phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will enable households to claim up to Â£5,600 each to put towards energy efficient features, such as solid wall insulation, double glazing, boilers, cavity wall and floor insulation.
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have revealed from their annual first time buyer survey that three bedroom houses top the wish list with 32% of those surveyed stating that they aim to purchase a three bedroom property. Two bedroom flats proved to be popular at 24% closely followed by two bedroom houses at 22%.
A new report from independent thinktank the Resolution Foundation has found that shared ownership could be a viable option for low-income families in Britain looking to get a foot on the property ladder.
A recent survey for Housebuyers Research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has revealed that just under half of the people surveyed believe that the value of their home will rise over the next year. This is a great increase from the 25% who believed the value would rise when the same survey was taken six months ago.
Whilst this instant valuation provides a guideline, your local Butcher Residential property expert will be in touch to provide a more accurate valuation taking into account improvements to your property, the local market and more.
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