23 November 2018Even though interest rates remain at historically low levels and mortgage arrears are steadily declining, UK Finance estimates that one house gets repossessed every 2 hours across the country.
2 November 2018Buying 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…
19 October 2018In 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.
12 October 2018In 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.
28 September 20182019 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.
21 September 2018Selling 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.
14 September 2018From 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…
24 August 2018The 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):
17 August 2018When 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…
10 August 2018The 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.
7 August 2018Unfairly 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.
18 June 2018The 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.
30 April 2018For 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.
11 April 2018The 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.
14 March 2018Selling 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.
8 January 2018There’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.
22 November 2017We 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.
11 October 2017National estate agent Haart have just released data from their 100 branches which makes shocking reading for anybody hoping to sell a property.
10 August 2017Today’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).
2 August 2017Just 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?