Category Archives: Real Estate
Selling your property has never been easier thanks to the internet. Not only does listing your property online guarantee that you’ll reach a huge number of potential buyers, but it also helps to save you money. In fact, more homeowners than ever before are choosing to sell their property online purely for its cost-saving benefits. So how does it save you money and is it worth choosing an online estate agent over a high-street agency?
This is a guest post from Pauline of InvestmentZen.com. Pauline left the 9-5 seven years ago to live life on her own terms, and is currently based in sunny Guatemala.
When I went to the bank to apply for a mortgage for my first property, I was given a straight no. The reason was, I was only going to be employed for the next couple of months, and even if the rent would cover the mortgage, the bank wanted more guarantees.
As letting out a property to private tenants is considered a means of generating income, UK law dictates that all such income must be taxed at the appropriate rate. But as is the case with all aspects of UK taxation, the system as a whole is rather complex and convoluted to say the least, though it must be comprehensively understood and worked in accordance with at all times.
Putting your home on the market can seem like a daunting task. After all, it takes a lot of preparation to try and find the right estate agent and gather all of the necessary documents needed before your home can go up for sale. If you’re unsure about what to do to maximise the chances of selling your home, then have a look at our top tips below.
The Right to Build Act, known formally as the Self build and Custom Housebuilding Act, came into force on 1 April and means local councils are now obligated to offer suitable, serviced plots to those who are interested in acquiring land on which to build their own home. Councils are also required to keep a register of these individuals and groups of people.