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Budget 2014 - Eyes Down For A Full House

Budget 2014 - Eyes Down For A Full House

The budget has been delivered and with the headline grabber of a 50% reduction in bingo duty meaning some of the other items may quickly become yesterday's news. From a property point of view though, there were some things that will have long lasting repercussions on us all - far more than a pe...

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Ten Things A Buyer May Not Like About Your Home

Ten Things A Buyer May Not Like About Your Home

We've found this brilliant infographic from the lovely people over at Go Compare. A neat visual design showcasing what buyers will not like about your home.

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En-Suite Bathroom VS Additional Storage Space To Increase House Value

En-Suite Bathroom VS Additional Storage Space To Increase House Value

Jonathan talks about increasing the value of your home with storage space or an en-suite bathroom. Which would be better to increase the value of my home and the saleability, adding extra storage space or an en-suite bathroom? En-Suite Bathroom VS Additional Storage Space To Increase House...

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History of Subsidence On A Property

History of Subsidence On A Property

We talk about what checks you need to make when purchasing a property with a history of subsidence. This question was from Zoopla User neelp. I am a first time buyer who is about to complete on a 3 bed semi-detached property. I have major concerns as the survey identified that in 2006 a tree...

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Can't Afford Traditional Housing? - Alternative Housing Ideas

Can't Afford Traditional Housing? - Alternative Housing Ideas

With the average property price increasing out of the reach of many people in the UK, we've complied a list to appeal to your 'hippie' side and show you that some benefits of so called 'alternative housing'. Houseboats A most common alternative housing solution, it is estimated that up...

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Are There Any Hidden Costs When Buying A Property Without A Mortgage?

Are There Any Hidden Costs When Buying A Property Without A Mortgage?

This question was from Zoopla User si4241. Are there hidden costs when buying a property without a mortgage? If I buy a flat outright with no mortgage do I have to pay any extras? i.e. roof, lifts, gardens, etc. Are There Any Hidden Costs When Buying A Home Without A Mortgage? Actu...

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Will My Estate Agent Name The Person Making An Offer On My House?

Will My Estate Agent Name The Person Making An Offer On My House?

Today's question is from Zoopla user chilledascanbe. Will my estate agent tell me the name of the person who has made an offer, or will they just confirm it in writing? Will The Estate Agent Name The Person Making An Offer On My House Will my estate agent tell me the name of the person...

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Selling A Tenanted Property

Selling A Tenanted Property

Jonathan answers a question from Zoopla user lancio1978 about selling a rented property. Selling a tenanted property I have one property in Manchester which is tenanted and I would like to so sell it but keep the tenants renting. How do I go about this? Selling A Tenanted Property Without L...

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Part Exchange Process Explained

Part Exchange Process Explained

Jonathan talks about the part exchange process, how it works and things to be aware of when deciding if it's the right route for you to sell your house. What is part exchange when selling your house and how does it work? Part Exchange Process Explained What is part exchange when selling...

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Claiming Housing Benefit When Renting From Family

Claiming Housing Benefit When Renting From Family

This question was from Zoopla User tam519. Housing benefit, renting from family. If my parents purchase my house as I cannot afford the mortgage. Would I be able to claim housing benefit? Or any type of help with the rent? Claiming Housing Benefit When Renting From Family If my pare...

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