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Hatch a plan to sell your home this Easter It's no secret that moving house can be stressful. In fact, 60% of people have put off moving due to perceiving the change as too stressful*. However, 62% of people surveyed believe that moving home can make them happier*. So why not make the move you've been dreaming of? The process doesn't have to be disheartening, Property Ladder are here to make moving less stressful. Begin your moving journey by booking a valuation today.
Selling a house can be stressful. Will you get what it's worth? Will it sell quickly or will it be sitting on the market for a long time? Not many people know that the time of year can have an effect on your house sale. In fact, March and April are found to be the optimum time to put your house on the market, with homes taking 58 days on average to sell*. The prime time to sell is when there are the most active buyers in the market and the Spring months see one of the highest rates of active buyers*. More buyers means more chance of finding someone who likes your house! Why not simply take a look at what your house might be worth? With Property Ladder, you can get a free instant estimate with no obligations!
Spring Budget's stamp duty extension brings comfort to home buyers and breathes life back into the property market The latest extension has been commended as it will further revitalise the property market, despite there already being a surge in house prices from January to February*.
House prices increased by an average 33.7% in the last decade and despite being relatively flat over the last couple of years, due to the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, are set to rise by a further 15.3%, according to latest predictions, in the next 5 years. However, there are likely to be significant regional differences with properties in the North of England expected to see the strongest price growth of 24% between 2020 and 2024. Central London properties are also set for a rebound with predictions of 20% growth and only 5% growth in Greater London.
Think you need to avoid selling your property over Christmas? Think again. Potential buyers have more time over Christmas and, according to Rightmove, the Christmas period and particularly Boxing Day, is one of the busiest of the year, with people searching for a new home.
If you're thinking about buying a new home, you'll need to budget for more than just the deposit. It's a stressful time, saving! You work hard to put away savings each month and feel like celebrating when you have saved enough for that all important deposit. But don't get carried away too early, as there are other costs that you need to take into account! When you're working out your 'buying a house' budget, you also need to take account of the cost of buying, your mortgage fees and moving costs - on top of your deposit. It all adds up and can easily plunge you into debt if an unexpected bill hasn't been taken into account.