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House buyers count the cost of quick viewings

People looking to buy a house in a highly competitive market are spending less time on property viewings and potentially missing out on signs of maintenance issues that could cause them financial pain down the line, according to new research from Aviva.

21 million Brits admit they will not live in high crime areas

21 million British adults would refuse to live in a high crime neighbourhood, which could rule out traditionally highly desirable areas such as Hampstead where 1,171 crimes were reported last year, according to research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

Home buyers thinking of moving themselves are being warned to check their home contents insurance to make sure they don’t end up with a dent in their finances. Most policies only cover the loss of, or damage to, your possessions during a home move if they are packed and transported by professionals.

AA moves into home conveyancing

Homebuyers looking for a new home can now turn to the AA to handle their conveyancing.

Help to Buy helps house hunters make the aspirational move

Help to Buy helps house hunters make the aspirational move

Since the government introduced its Help to Buy scheme a year ago, finding the perfect place has become a reality for more and more people and as Bloor Homes highlights, house hunters across the UK have been able to use the scheme to buy their dream home sooner than they thought.

It’s now location, quality and value rated as top priorities for house buyers

It’s now location, quality and value rated as top priorities for house buyers

For many years location was thought to be the deciding factor when it comes to buying a house.

UK home owners spent over £6 billion on moving in 2013

Research from Lloyds Bank shows that the cost of moving house now stands at an average of £8,248, an increase of 6% in the past year.

Grand Designs? No thanks, I’d rather move straight in!

Despite TV schedules being chock-a-block with home renovation, DIY and make-over programmes, new research reveals that most house-hunters (81%) look for properties which require very little work, while 30% said that they would only consider buying a newly built home.

Fast broadband and energy efficiency are the new ‘home essentials’

Central heating, energy efficiency and home security top the nation’s list of top 20 ‘must-have’ home features, according to new research from Gocompare.com Home Insurance, while more than half say that a good broadband connection is now an ‘essential’.

Let Persimmon exchange your home this year

Prospective buyers waiting for the sale of their property are being encouraged to act now to make their dream of a ‘new year, new home’ a reality.

Adding a sense of space could make your home more buyer-friendly

So, the Christmas decorations have been put away for another year – leaving your home looking a little more spacious than it did this time last month.

With energy bills rising - now is the time to buy new and keep your costs down

With energy bills rising - now is the time to buy new and keep your costs down

When it comes to moving or buying a first home, many people are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

Part exchange could be the key to your new home in 2014

Part exchange could be the key to your new home in 2014

If the home of your dreams seems out of reach because you can’t sell an existing house – then part exchange could be the answer, leading to a smooth move in 2014.

Clampdown on tax avoidance on UK property

Schemes designed to get around the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings will have to be disclosed to HMRC.

New affordable home-finding service for renters

New affordable home-finding service for renters

Raglan Housing has launched a new web-based affordable home-finding service for tenants looking to move to another part of the country for employment reasons or in search of larger or smaller accommodation in the local area.