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There’s no doubt that the property market is cooling after the unsustainable pandemic levels. While the interest rate and inflation have served to moderate buyers’ plans, property values are naturally returning to more sensible levels. Equilibrium is being provided by falling mortgage rates.
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.
10 Essential Tips from Fortis for First-Time Buyers
Welcome, First-Time Homebuyers!
Are you ready to embark on the exciting adventure that is buying your first home in Cardiff? Great, because the team here at Fortis are looking forward to being your trusty guide! We have some fantastic tips and advice that will help you navigate the home-buying process with confidence.
So let’s get started..
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 to Improve Home Wi-Fi: Tips and Advice
Are you tired of dealing with slow internet speeds and constant buffering? Do you find yourself wondering how to fix poor Wi-Fi and boost your Wi-Fi signal at home? Look no further! We know how important a decent Wi-Fi signal is in your home. In fact, many home movers check internet speeds before making a decision to view a property!
The fact is that many of us have multiple devices, working from home is common and dare we even mention the need for a good Wi-Fi signal during the school holidays, so it’s no wonder that Wi-Fi can be sluggish when it’s having to work extra hard. According to broadband.co.uk, the UK average download speed is 78.48Mbps, yet it’s still not unusual to experience buffering.
Interior design fashions: what’s in & what’s out
After questioning more than 2,300 UK-based homeowners, residents and tradespeople, the Rated People Home Improvement Trends Report 2023 found this year’s most popular home improvement job will be painting and decorating. And why not? It is relatively quick and easy to change the aesthetic inside our homes with a tin of Dulux and some new accessories.
A Guide to Choosing the Right Estate Agent in Cardiff to Market Your Property
When it comes to selling your property, selecting the right estate agent is a critical decision that can significantly impact the success of your sale. In this article, put together by the team at Fortis, we delve into the benefits of working with a local property expert in Cardiff.
We will also provide valuable insights and practical tips to help you choose the perfect partner for your property sale. We aim to empower you, the seller, with the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision.
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 a Recommended Mortgage Broker Fast-Track the Journey to Your Dream Home?
Should I Use The Broker Recommended By My Estate Agent in Cardiff?
Finding your dream property in Cardiff is an exhilarating journey, but navigating the complexities of securing a mortgage to purchase it can be overwhelming. As a homebuyer in the UK, you may have received the suggestion of working with a mortgage broker recommended by your estate agent in Cardiff. But do you need a mortgage broker?
In this blog post, the team at Fortis explore the benefits of partnering with a mortgage broker endorsed by your estate agent. You will discover how by working together in tandem with this professional combination can unlock your dream home and streamline your home-buying experience.
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July is a month when people are away on annual leave or are juggling school holidays, and home moving activity usually reflects this. In the last four weeks, however, Rightmove found buyer demand remains strong. In fact, it’s currently 3% higher than the same time in 2019.
Spare Room Ideas: 5 Alternative Ways to Use Your Spare Bedroom
Although it’s nice to have the space to offer a guest, our spare bedrooms often go unused for a considerable portion of the year. So, here are five incredible ways to use your spare bedroom instead, allowing your family to get the most from the home.
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