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Fastest moving housing market in the UK

Fastest moving housing market in the UK

  • 24th March 2017
  • Commercial People

London? Manchester? No, Northampton! A survey carried out by Zoopla looked at 50 cities and large towns outside of London in order to measure the period that passed between a home being put on to the market and it going under offer. According to these findings the national average period between listing a home for sale and achieving an offer is around 47 days, which explains why Northampton, where homes take just 27 days on average to go under the hammer, has proved itself the latest uk property hotspot! Second on the website's list was Milton Keynes, followed by Croydon, Edinburgh...

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Bargaining in a buyer's market

Bargaining in a buyer's market

  • 16th March 2017
  • Commercial People

Thought the property market was exempt from bargaining? Think again! In a market where the supply exceeds the demand and sellers become desperate for a deal, knowing how and when to negotiate could help a buyer strike a very interesting price. Here's how: Don't give to much away This piece of advice applies to both budget and emotions. Keeping your budget under wraps is crucial to making sure the price doesn't magically rise as soon as the seller or the estate agent finds out you were willing to spend more than the asking price. Try as much as you can to avoid the subject, bu...

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Gain space with outbuildings

Gain space with outbuildings

  • 09th March 2017
  • Commercial People

If you have no room to extend or develop your property then why not consider an outbuilding to act as an extra room? Creating more space by constructing an annexe on the land around your property is a great way to improve your existing home in a very convenient way. The biggest benefit of outbuildings is the fact that you don't need planning permission to have one, as long as it's on wheels and you are not using it as a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, you'll be fine. Other guidelines include it being 20 metres away from the home and not covering more than 50% of y...

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5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Office

5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Office

  • 08th March 2017
  • Offices

  When looking for great value office space there are many factors that come into play. Searching for the perfect office space to move into can be a long and tiresome task. Whether you are an established business or a start-up, to help you in your search we have created this fun widget which points out the main criteria you should be looking for. According to Business Insider, an average person spends 90,000 hours working in the span of their lifetime. This is approximately a third of our lives spent trying to earn for a living or simply striving to reach self fulfillment. Whatever...

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Ten seconds is all you have!

Ten seconds is all you have!

  • 02nd March 2017
  • Commercial People

Did you know that the majority of house-hunters take just 10 seconds to decide whether they like a property from the outside? A new research has in fact found that 44% of homebuyers would offer 20% less than the asking price if they thought the exterior of the property they were viewing was untidy, with 35% of the people interviewed stating they wouldn't even step into a property if they were unhappy with the outside. The survey, carried out by Barclays Mortgages, also found that buyers who spotted a vermin control van or a pub nearby, would instantly be put off the property before...

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Moving on a budget

Moving on a budget

  • 23rd February 2017
  • Commercial People

After months of searching you've finally found your new home, you've read and signed all the paper work and now the only thing left to do is to plan the move...that's the easy bit right? WRONG! Anyone who's ever had to pack up their belongings and move to a new property will tell you that this process can not only be the most stressful part of buying a new place, but it can also be expensive. Here are some tips to make sure your costs don't fly through the roof. Date. The first thing you need to do when organizing moving day is to consider your timing. Renta...

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GVA, an Apleona company

GVA, an Apleona company

  • 22nd February 2017
  • Agents

Some of us prefer to buy or sell property without going through an estate agent to save the cost of hiring an external company. However, using an estate agent has many benefits, which outweigh the minor cost of hiring an estate agent.  Finding a commercial property today has become easier with the emerging online commercial property portal www.commercialpeople.com, where you will find thousands of properties have been advertised.  Many commercial property owners acknowledge the complexities of selling or renting in the commercial sector hence, they hire an agent to represent their...

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Foreign billionaires looking to rent

Foreign billionaires looking to rent

  • 16th February 2017
  • Commercial People

According to research by the property data service LonRes, since last year's introduction of stamp duty tax, the number of lettings costing more than £3,000, £4,000 and even £5,000 a week has dramatically increased. This has happened because foreign billionaires, who would have once shelled out £10m or more on a London home, are now choosing to rent. Stamp duty tax amounts to 15% on properties bought via offshore trusts, and a 3% on second homes, which means that the cost this measure has introduced at t...

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Downgraded outlook for 2017

Downgraded outlook for 2017

  • 09th February 2017
  • Industry

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have released a report downgrading their outlook for UK property sales in the year ahead. In fact, according to a recent survey, the number of house sales faltered in the last three months of 2016 and it has gotten off to a slow start in 2017, causing estate agents to feel less optimistic about prospects in the coming months. Despite a dip in activity across most of the UK, with the exceptions of Wales, the south-west and the north-west which contrary to everyone else have seen an increase in sales, overa...

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Business Rates Revaluation 2017 – Winners and Losers

Business Rates Revaluation 2017 – Winners and Losers

  • 07th February 2017
  • Industry

Research by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) looked at the impact of deferring the revaluation to 2017, saying it had created winners and losers. The new business rates that will be coming into effect as of April 2017, will have fundamental effect on businesses across all sector and sizes throughout the United Kingdom.  The rates are based on the value of the property the retailer trades from. That said, not everyone stands to do badly from the rates.  The retail segment is a sector that will overall benefit from the revaluation with an average 5% fall in next year’s rates bill. &nb...

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Bargaining in a buyer's market

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Thought the property market was exempt from bargaining? Think again! In a market where the supply exceeds the demand and sellers become desperate for ...

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Gain space with outbuildings

  • 09th March 2017
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If you have no room to extend or develop your property then why not consider an outbuilding to act as an extra room? Creating more space by const...

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5 Tips to Find Your Perfect Office

  • 08th March 2017
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  When looking for great value office space there are many factors that come into play. Searching for the perfect office space to move into ca...

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Ten seconds is all you have!

  • 02nd March 2017
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  • Commercial People

Did you know that the majority of house-hunters take just 10 seconds to decide whether they like a property from the outside? A new research has in...

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