Energy Saving Tips: How to Reduce Utility Bills at Home

Reducing the amount of energy you use is not only good for the environment but can also help you save a significant amount of money. A few simple changes can make a big difference, so we’ve put together our top energy saving tips to help you get started.   1. Turn it down With summer coming to an end, it won’t be long before the cold weather strikes and we start doing all we can to keep warm. Heating your house efficiently is extremely important when it comes to saving money – turning down your thermostat by just one degree More ›

The True Cost of Selling a House 

So you’re planning to sell up and move, but have you calculated the true cost of selling a house? It can be a nasty surprise for some, but there are fees for selling your home. You need to plan for these and make sure to include them in your moving budget. To avoid any shocks, read through our handy guide so you know the fees involved in selling a house.   Estate agency fees Your first consideration when selling your house should be estate agency fees. These can vary depending on your property type, market condition and selling schedule. Typical estate More ›

What to Look for When Buying a House

Wondering what to look for when buying a house? It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of a house viewing and forget to check all the essential details. But the property you buy could end up being your home for many years – so you need to make sure it’s the right one. Luckily, we’ve put together this handy checklist outlining what to look out for. First of all, here are a few general tips… Take your time Spend a good amount of time looking around the property – at least 30 minutes – so you can make More ›

Leasehold vs Freehold: Understanding the Differences

When looking for a property to buy, aspiring homeowners may be faced with a choice: leasehold vs freehold. But what are the differences? Leasehold vs freehold: the basics The main difference between leasehold and freehold is that if you buy a leasehold property, you own the property but not the land it stands on. With a freehold property, you own both the building and the land. In England and Wales, the majority of flats are leasehold, while houses are usually sold as freehold properties. Buying a leasehold property With leasehold properties, the land the building stands on is owned by More ›

Market insight and opening of Keatons new Wanstead/South Woodford office

Market insight and opening of Keatons new Wanstead/South Woodford office To date, 2014 has proved to be much the same as last year. The sales market continues to remain strong and, with stock levels remaining particularly low, this could well be the case for many months. The appetite of buyers is consistently strong and the competition for property is fierce. Clearly this makes buying and selling at the same time a real challenge, but with the hope that the Spring market will see an increase in the number of properties coming to the market to help relieve some of the More ›