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Look Before You Leap – Five Key Things to Check When House Buying

2 November 2018

Buying a house or flat is the single biggest investment you will ever make and for most people, it is a long term investment. After weeks, even months, of house hunting, you have finally found ‘the one’ but don’t rush to sign before you have checked out these five points as they will help ensure you are definitely making the right move…

How to Avoid Being Gazundered This Winter

19 October 2018

In a buyers’ market, property sellers can find themselves falling prey to unscrupulous buyers who drop their offer price just before exchange and threaten to pull out of the sale if their demands are not met. This practice, known as gazundering, can turn a straightforward sale into a nightmare of negotiation and re-negotiation.

10 Tips When Selling Your Rented Property

12 October 2018

In recent years, it’s fair to say that landlords haven’t had an easy ride. Whether it’s Section 24 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015, the Stamp Duty surcharge, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) stress-testing criteria or the plethora of other regulatory constraints, the negativity surrounding the sector is palpable.

Will Cash Property Buyers Clean up After Brexit?

28 September 2018

2019 will certainly be an interesting year in property. Brexit is looming and speculation about what will happen next is a hot topic. The consequences of a deal, or no-deal, are not yet fully known, nor are they likely to be any clearer for several months yet. But a possible price crash, or, at the very least, a short term slump in property prices, is a popular expectation, and some savvy investors are gearing up to buy while they can.

All About the National Association of Property Buyers

21 September 2018

Selling your property is an idea that could fill you with horror and be almost overwhelming. Before you start worrying about sale boards, agents and endless prospective house buyers, did you know that there is an effective way to sell your house quickly? The NAPB helps sellers make an informed decision about selling their property and can ensure that the whole process is as fast and efficient as possible as the property can be bought by one of its members.

Will Buying and Selling a House Become Entirely Paperless?

14 September 2018

From whatever side of the transaction you’re on, the house selling process is hardly ever plain sailing. After all the deeds, legal transfer forms, mortgage contracts, searches and leases – coming out of the process with your sanity intact is a minor miracle! Yet, although the property industry has been slow to innovate and embrace tech, there are signs that things are moving in the right direction…

How to Host a Successful Summer Property Viewing

24 August 2018

The warmer season can be a fantastic time to put your property on the market, but how do you ensure that your summer property viewing is going to lead to a successful sale? Not only does the brighter weather help to paint your home in the best light, it’s also easier to accommodate viewings during summer, making it an ideal time to get your property onto the market. Once people get back from their summer holidays, the search for a new home will begin once more, so take advantage by preparing yourself and your property now, suggests Just Landlords, the Landlord Insurance provider. So, how can you prepare for a successful summer property viewing? Let’s take a look at Just Landlords’ top tips (which can also apply to landlords looking to let a property):

How to Sell Your House Quickly for a Fair Price

17 August 2018

When selling your house, two of the most important factors to consider are price and time frame. While some sellers may be in a position to sit on their property and wait for the best possible value, others may need to sell their house in a hurry. In the latter case, if your sale is urgent and you want to complete as soon as possible, it’s important to recognise that there will often be a trade-off between price and selling time. That said, in this post we’ll show you some of the ways to achieve a fast sale without taking too much of a hit on the price…

Home Seller Warning – Don’t Fall for Fake Cash Buyers

10 August 2018

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) promotes the best practice in the property buying sector and members include most of the biggest cash purchasers in the UK. Members must conform to a strict Code of Practice overseen by The Property Ombudsman and sellers have a right of financial redress should anything go wrong.

Can the Quick House Sale Sector Polish Up its Image?

7 August 2018

Unfairly labelled as shrewd gazunderers, ‘quick house sale’ operators are frequently blasted by the wider property community. Much of the negativity stems from media horror stories of routine pouncing on unsuspected homeowners’ in vulnerable situations. Upon closer scrutiny, however, the reality is often different.

NAPB badge sponsor at Property Press Awards 2018

18 June 2018

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) was a proud badge sponsor of the 2018 Property Press Awards at the event on May 15. In its 8th year the awards recognised outstanding talent across consumer, trade, broadcast and online media.

Four Different Ways You Can Sell Your Property

30 April 2018

For most people, selling their home is one of the largest single money transactions they will receive during their lifetimes. This is why it is imperative for homeowners to know and understand the different ways they can go about selling their homes and then pick one that suits their circumstances and personal needs.

NAPB announces badge sponsorship of Property Press Awards

11 April 2018

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) is proud to announce its badge sponsorship of the 2018 Property Press Awards. The NAPB will be a badge sponsor of the event which takes place on May 15. In its 8th year the awards recognise outstanding talent across consumer, trade, broadcast and online media.

Selling for cash? Why NAPB members can offer the best deal

14 March 2018

Selling a property has always been a complicated task. However, with quick house sale companies, the process has become convenient – especially for those who are looking to sell a property fast. These companies get a quick sale by directly purchasing your home. The advantage of using the services of these companies is that they provide almost immediate cash payment.

What Will Happen to the Property Market in 2018?

8 January 2018

There’s an old expression that you need to have in mind when you read this article ‘prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future’. That said, there are indications and trends developing that help us to plan for 2018 and these are at least some of the main points we’re likely to see this year.

Why it’s a mistake to reduce Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

22 November 2017

We should find out later if the Chancellor will carry out the much talked about cut in Stamp Duty (SDLT) for first time buyers. At first it seems like a neat way to help those trying to get on to the ladder for the first time, freeing up cash to help with the cost of purchase.

Shocking statistics aren’t the whole story

11 October 2017

National estate agent Haart have just released data from their 100 branches which makes shocking reading for anybody hoping to sell a property.

Importance of Using NAPB Member

10 August 2017

Today’s article by the BBC in Wales into alleged problems a property seller has experienced with ‘quick sale’ firm Speed Property highlights the importance in using a member of The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB).

Guest post: Enter the Professional Buyer for Certainty and Peace of Mind

2 August 2017

Just under half of all properties listed never sell. Most people don’t hear this statistic and are amazed by it when they do. The reason is simple – everyone connected with the selling process is an optimist. Would you instruct a depressed estate agent? Borrow money from someone who thinks interest rates will quadruple?

Report: The State of the Property Buying Market 2017

18 July 2017

A house sale which took place in just four hours and a growing number of people selling their homes to property buying companies are just two of the findings revealed in our State of the Property Buying Market 2017 report today. The report is compiled of survey responses by NAPB members asking them about their business, the current property buying market and the future of the sector.