Everything you need to know about moving home

Buying property - a step-by-step guide

This 2 minute guide will make sure you know what needs to happen and when so you don't lose the property you want.

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Read our no non-sense guide to buying property

Did you know that the estate agent works for the seller? If not, you should probably read this make sure you know how to buy property safely.

We also walk you through what services you will need to complete the purchase of your new home.

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Mortgages - frequently asked questions

Make sure you know the basics like when to apply for a mortgage, what a "decision in principle" is and why you need to know what LTV you can afford.

Mortgage FAQs

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How to work out what a property is worth?

Trying to calculate what a property is worth isn't always straight forward, although we have some great tips for you.

Automated valuation models (AVM's) are used to create property valuations but they only go so far - if a property has been renovated we can help calculate how much a property's value will have increased once we know what home improvements have been made.

Make sure you don't lose out by selling for less or overpaying when purchasing your next home.

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What to offer?

Property prices change over time for a number of reasons - we walk you through why asking prices are not always realistic.

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What survey should I get?

We run you through the basics of why you might want to get a property surveyed before buying a new home and explain the differences between the two most common types of survey - giving you the knowledge to make an informed choice as to what is best for you.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process involving the legal transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer.

It starts when an offer on a property is accepted and becomes legally binding when the contracts are exchanged.

The conveyancer ensures that the seller really owns the property (amongst other things) and that after completion, you are recorded as the new owner with Her Majesty's Land Registry (HMLR).

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Compare online estate agents

See prices and reviews for the top 5 online estate agents and compare them in an instant.

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