Mortgage rate reductions put a spring in borrowers steps
The new year has started with some bright news from the mortgage lending market. Rates attached to home loans have been steadily falling and in January, some of the most substantial rate cuts were made by leading banks and building societies.
7 top tips if you’re considering a refurb property
Rightmove’s analysis also sheds light on why fixer-uppers are suddenly in favour. The average asking price of a renovation property is more than £29,000 lower than the current national average asking price for all types of homes. Of course, the initial financial savings has to be balanced with the cost to renovate the property but the price difference is providing motivation.
How will the new Mortgage Charter help borrowers?
After a long period of stability, mortgage rates have hardly been out of the news headlines. In September, everyone held their breath as the Bank of England – responsible for UK-wide monetary policy – made its latest announcement.
Is The Highest Valuation Of My House The Best?
Good Question! But There Are Many Factors To Keep In Mind
In Cardiff, property prices have risen consistently this year, and that’s great news for sellers in Cardiff who want to get the best possible price for their home. So it isn’t surprising that many sellers choose to use the estate agent that gives them the highest valuation for their property.
But is that always the best decision?
The top 10 reasons for moving home in 2023
As estate agents with many years of experience under our belts, we have continued to help buyers and sellers whatever the market conditions. People will always need to move home but why people move very much depends on the market and wider financial implications.
Maximising Kerb Appeal: 5 Easy Home Exterior Tips To Boost The Market Value Of Your Property in Cardiff
You Never Get A Second First Chance!
When selling a property in Cardiff everyone knows that first impressions matter. Potential buyers often make quick judgments based on a home’s exterior appearance, so a well-maintained and visually appealing frontage will significantly impact a buyer’s perception of a property and even influence their willingness to pay a higher price.
As a homeowner looking to sell your property in Cardiff, understanding the importance of kerb appeal and how to enhance it will give you a competitive edge!
I’m Buying A Property in Cardiff – Do I Need To Take Out Life Insurance?
At Fortis, we see clients every day who are considering purchasing a property in Cardiff and who have questions that they need to be answered. One question that often arises is “do I need to take out life insurance if I’m buying a property?” So, let’s take a look at that question and give you the answers you need.
The cost to improve, not move, soars
Move or improve? It’s a conundrum many homeowners face when the property market changes. For those thinking of staying put with an idea to extend, convert or perhaps replace their kitchen, it’s worth pricing up any improvements before you commit.
New guidance regarding a property’s market status
In August 2023, the National Trading Standards Estate & Letting Agency (NTSELA) team updated its guidance to consumers and property professionals regarding how a property’s status is described during the marketing process.
How Renovating Your Kitchen Can Add Value to Your Cardiff Home
The best reason to renovate any room in your home is because you want to make it more comfortable or in-keeping with your taste. However, it could also be because you want to improve the aesthetics of your home whilst you are living in it, absorb the costs of the renovation, and then when you are ready to sell, reap the rewards from having a more valuable home. That being said, when renovating, it is important to be smart about your investment. A new kitchen can add a lot of value to your home, but only if it is done correctly.
Can feng shui help sell your home?
Getting ready to sell your home usually involves clearing out, tidying away and sorting out. Surprisingly, the ancient art of feng shui closely mirrors the above and its principles can help you prepare your property for sale. We explore exactly what feng shui is and single out the best bits of advice for home sellers.
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