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Mick Silver

Selling Property

The pros and cons of downsizing your home

There's no doubt about it, downsizing your home can help you save money while enjoying the equity release that you've freed up by moving home. Whether you're interested in selling your house to relocate closer to family, or you're considering a complete lifestyle change. Whether you're selling your home to…
Mick Silver
8th February 2021
Buying Property

Questions to ask when viewing a house (2021)

Whether you are first-time buyers, searching for a suitable rental property, are selling property for money-saving purposes so you can downsize into a smaller home, or need to move house to relocate, you need to know the best question to ask when viewing a house. After all, there's a lot…
Mick Silver
7th February 2021
Buying Property

New build snagging list: all you need to know

If you’re moving home into a new build property, it’s an exciting time for you and everything should be perfect. Your conveyancing quotes and removals quotes from local removal companies are all in hand, and your housebuilder has just finished working on the property prior to your completion date. It’s…
Mick Silver
6th February 2021
Buying Property

Moving into a new build: process and checklist

Your new build property has finally been completed and moving day is just around the corner! It’s an exciting time, but before you start moving into a new build, there are some things that all homeowners must do to ensure that everything runs smoothly when it’s time to move house.…
Mick Silver
5th February 2021
Selling Property

How much does it cost to sell a house?

When it comes to selling your house, there’s a lot more to the process than you might think. It wasn’t something that ever crossed your mind when you were first-time buyers, but now you’ve probably realised selling your house isn't as easy as just receiving payment of the house price…
Mick Silver
4th February 2021
Buying Property

What is a guarantor mortgage? Can it help?

A guarantor mortgage is a home loan; however, a guarantor's presence distinguishes it from a typical mortgage.  When moving home, mortgages are taken out to buy a property. When you buy mortgages, you are essentially borrowing money from a bank or building society to invest in buying a home, and…
Mick Silver
3rd February 2021
Contracts

How to cancel your council tax when moving house

Even with Coronavirus COVID 19 still impacting on our lives, many of us are still buying and selling properties, and of course, home moving involves a lot of preparation and planning.  For a start, you need to find the best agents, choose between the many different removals companies, pack your…
Mick Silver
2nd February 2021
Buying Property

Buying Off-Plan: Full Details, Tips & Guide

If you're looking to purchase property in the UK, buying off-plan is an option you should consider. As opposed to other viable investment options, such as refurbishment properties, it is a significantly cheaper route as property developers often give out discounts on off-plan sales and don't ask for a full…
Mick Silver
1st February 2021
Selling Property

What size van do I need when moving house?

If you’re going to move house, there's a lot to organise. Not only do you need to find a suitable estate agent, and choose a licensed conveyancer, but you also need to arrange a removals van to get your stuff from A to B.  When you’re creating your checklist for…
Mick Silver
30th January 2021