Many see a direct sale from an owner as property's Holy Grail. No estate agents to interfere with the process or charge fees, so it normally means that the house is going to be a pretty good buy, doesn't it?
Quite possibly, but there are a few things to look out for first.
This question is from Zoopla user louisehanna and asks about finding an estate agent that doesn't do any credit checks.
Where do I find an estate agency that doesn't do credit checks as I've been and emailed everyone that I know of and all I've got back is 'we don't accept housing benefit and you...
This question was from Zoopla user maggie1961.
Not from London, not sure where to buy.
Having to try and buy a 3 bed house somewhere (anywhere!) in London on budget of £425K max. Can anyone recommend areas to look in? South East looks the most promising.
Worried as I keep seeing nice Victo...
We all know that cluttered or badly presented houses do not sell as fast as their tidy equivalent. So we decided to survey some estate agents to find out what less obvious things they have encountered that buyers simply can't stand.
So that we didn't get the usual old list of things such as cl...
We have just had the results of a survey back that we commissioned to find out what our website, House Buy Fast is doing well and what it's doing badly, and the results have been really interesting.
When people come to our site they generally are looking to sell a property quickly so the si...
With the average age of a first time buyer now getting into the high 30s, family help to take the first step on the property ladder has never been more vital.
Whilst interest rates are lower than they have ever been, banks and building societies have been so hesitant in lending money to potenti...
In this weeks video Jonathan Rolande is answering a question about needing an estate agent to advertise your property on a property portal.
Do I Need An Estate Agent To Advertise My Property On Zoopla?
Jonathan Rolande talks about getting your property on a property portal without an estate...
This question was from Zoopla user james51111 about property chains.
Hi all. I have a question for any knowledgeable people. I'm currently in the middle of a chain due to complete in 2 weeks and received a call from the estate agents yesterday about the house that's at the top of the chain.
Bank of England base rates will stay at their unprecedented low of just 0.5% until at least 2016 when unemployment will drop to 7% at which point, rates may go up - according to Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England.
In light of the recent wave of positive economic news; business con...
This question is from Zoopla user tbahri regarding renting in the United Kingdom if you have just arrived.
I am moving to London in around 3 - 4 weeks, I need to find an apartment/house for rental (I will stay for a couple of weeks in a hotel while I am searching).
I have a valid tier 2 VISA bu...