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move4us Market Forecast for 2012

by Charles Lovell - 29 December 2011 12:22

Average house prices across the UK are predicted to drop by 5% next year, and will show little convincing growth until 2015

After falling by an average of 15% in 2008, the massive drop in interest rates helped to prevent further falls which many believe were necessary to correct the imbalance between house prices and earnings. However, it is thought by many experts that this correction is still to come, and that next year, amid a “perfect storm” of a struggling economy, public sector cuts and rising unemployment, prices will fall. Furthermore, once interest rates start to rise, prices will struggle to maintain any notable growth until 2015.

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Sell your Home in Todays Market

by TheresaWeston@utdgroup.com (Theresa Weston) - 25 November 2011 13:25

Sell your home quickly, while interest rates are still low, don’t sit on the fence and wait for Spring – the good news for home sellers is that the serious buyers are still there, and there are fewer time-wasters. 

Homes needed

This time of year typically sees a shortage of houses on the market with well-priced mid-range homes  very scarce and still a number of active buyers ranging from families hunting for three/four bedroom houses in good locations  to first time buyers needing a one/ two bedroom house or flat.  Government planning guidelines have failed to tackle the undersupply of homes and.. Read More


Property Blogs We Like To Read | move4us | Online Estate Agents

by Charles Lovell, Director at move4us | UK Online Estate Agents - 17 November 2011 11:33

Move4us (online estate agents) list of UK Property Blogs we like to read.  Over the coming weeks blog topics covered will include property investment, buy-to-let, renovation and much more.

The Advisory Blog – Impartial Expert Advice For House Sellers
Great blog about UK house sales, estate agents, house prices, conveyancing and everything else that’s going on in the world of property today. 

http://www.theadvisory.co.uk/quick-house-sale-blog/

The Rat and Mouse.. Read More


Don’t Give Up – Keep Your Property On The Market

by Charles Lovell, Director at move4us | UK Online Estate Agents | Selling Properties Online - 03 November 2011 13:17

As 2011 draws to an end there will be the usual dilemma as some vendors contemplate what to do in terms of their property marketing. Many who have been marketing through online estate agents for some time may feel that it is time to rest their home and indeed themselves if they are finding that having their home on the market is unsettling.

After-all there are still mixed predictions for 2012. – The latest survey puts as many people feeling prices will fall as those predicting a rise. The upshot is likely to be a fairly flat market, as continued economic concerns and family budget cuts start to bite, balancing out.. Read More


October Diary Of An Online Estate Agent | Amy Slatter | Service Manager | Move4us

by Amy Slatter | Service Manager | Move4us | Online Estate Agents - 27 October 2011 11:23

Autumn – A Busy Month For Online Estate Agents.  October is busy as usual and my time has been divided up into: liaising with new clients to bring their homes to the online market, sending out the letters and memorandums for the agreed sales, ensuring all day to day enquiries have been dealt with, helping to gather feedback and sending clients their website activity reports.

A Steady Increase In New Instructions

So far this month I have been surprised by the number of new instructions that have come to us where the vendor has been marketing through a local agent for many months without any interest whatsoever... Read More


What Our Customers Are Saying About Move4us (online estate agents)

by Theresa Weston | Move4us Service Team | Online Estate Agents - 21 October 2011 14:52

Selling your home online is much cheaper than selling with a High Street Agent.  Move4us customers save literally thousands of pounds.  If you want to try our service and see how it suits you, we offer a £0 upfront deal, with just 0.5% of the sale price on completion. 

Mr Sheard of Bicester says Move4us offered “exceptional value for money” to help him sell his house “so quickly”. 
Mr Mould of York says, “I have saved over £1500 using Move4us and not a High Street.. Read More


Is Autumn The Best Time Of The Year To Buy A New Property?

by Charles Lovell | Director at move4us | Online Estate Agent - 14 October 2011 11:11

For many of us the festive season is an important date in which to be settled, or at least to have a sale agreed.

With the summer break over, youngsters back at school and university and those without school age children back from their post peak season holidays, there is little to stop buyers putting in a final push to find somewhere. Despite the concerns over the continued crisis facing the euro, our own economy and the wider world economy, sales are taking place and October already has a familiar feel in so far that buyers are wishing to be moved in by Christmas.

Advantages Of Buying  A Property Pre - Christmas

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Tips For First-Time Buyers: Freehold or Leasehold property

by Chloe Timberlake ?[ChloeTimberlake@utdgroup.com]? - 07 October 2011 13:41

So, you have decided to take the plunge and purchase your first home. It can be confusing for first-time buyers, so where do you start? Once the initial budgeting stages are complete it is time to start the exciting business of house-hunting itself! There are many factors you should be aware of when searching for property. Aside from the usual questions, you should ask the agent to confirm whether the property is leasehold or freehold. In the UK, properties are generally divided into one of these two categories, so let’s start with a basic explanation of each.

Freehold – Own both property & land

Freehold simply means you will have complete ownership of both the.. Read More


Top Tips For Selling Your House from move4us

by Theresa Pascall | TheresaWeston@utdgroup.com - 04 October 2011 11:13

We all know a well-presented house sells more quickly.  It is a buyers’ market these days, and buyers are being fussy – many of them can afford to be!  How do you make them choose your house, over ones offering similar space for the price or even over an almost identical house on your “sought after development”?

The answer can be a few simple changes – and a free weekend.

We all know a well-presented house sells more quickly.  It is a buyers’ market these days, and buyers are being fussy – many of them can afford to be!  How do you make them choose your house, over ones offering similar space for the price or even over an almost identical house on your “sought after.. Read More


How Technology Helps move4us Stand Out From Other Estate Agents

by Andrew Weston, Director at move4us - 26 September 2011 16:54

Technology is key for effective service delivery

As with any business, if you can provide a service more efficiently than your rivals, it will cost you less and so make you more competitive.  Estate agency is no exception.  Online Estate Agents offer vastly reduced commissions and so a high level of efficiency is essential in order that quality of service is not compromised.
 
One of the best ways to improve efficiency is through the application of technology.  This does not mean going out and purchasing the latest computer system or gadget and hey presto you halve your overheads.  It’s how you apply that technology to your business processes that really matters... Read More


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