Why Sell

When it comes to selling property many of us believe people do it to upgrade on their existing property whilst few of us think it may actually be because the owner needs a quick house sale for cash. But interestingly, one of the main reasons people are selling their house is just that.

Other reasons include children’s schooling, divorce, separation and more increasingly, friends who have grouped together to buy a house and have subsequently fallen out. In these times of economic uncertainty though one of the prime factors people sell house for cash is to release equity and downsize. Whether people can afford to lose the space personally is another matter but as interest rates rise and more and more people are made redundant then the ability to repay the mortgage each month along with other household outlays, maintaining a family and a car and putting food on the plate gets harder and harder.

Of course, whilst you may have to put your house on the market for these reasons, the people that are looking around your house do not need to know this and you are well within your right to give any other valid reason you want to sell.

Unfortunately, some people find themselves in a situation where their house is run down and in need of restoration so will not easily sell on the open market. In this case, there are other options to choose and companies out there that will offer a good deal on your house.

Why Use an Estate Agent

Whether you fall into the first time buyer category of buying a house or this is just another to add to your growing portfolio of Devon Property, choosing an estate agent is still one of the best decisions you can make. Whilst there are plenty of different ways you can buy a house these days, like so many things, the old way is often the best way.

Finding a reputable Estate Agent that has a wealth of experience and a wide offering of property, from old cottages in rural settings to modernistic apartments in the heart of the city, will provide you with not only the best and widest choice in terms of locations and price ranges but you will receive the ultimate customer care and advice needed.

Estate Agents in Devon will offer advice and guidance on all elements of buying, selling or for those looking and whilst it is a known fact that moving house can be one of the most stressful times in someone’s life, going with a reputable agent should help relieve the stress and make the move as easy as possible.

Another reason to go for a reputable Estate Agent is they will recognise the need to optimise their presence and should be found on popular online portals too. As times have changed, so too have good estate agents who recognise the need to diversify and vary their offering. So, if you are looking for other services than help with buying or selling your house, then check out a high street estate agent. You may be surprised with what else they have to offer, from surveying to property management right through to overseas properties.

One Way to Help with the Mortgage

If you have been struggling to make ends meet, fretting that you cannot keep up with your mortgage repayments and loosing sleep thinking about how to achieve a quick property sale, then there may be one thing you can try before it comes to that.

Thousands of parents have seen their children fly the nest and leave for university this week and whilst many may be feeling that ‘Empty Nest Syndrome’ others are already thinking of ways they can cash in on the extra space they now have in their home, in the form of lodgings.

Of course, you would have to allow the room that was once occupied by your child to be available on weekends and during holidays but many lodgers these days are flexible and often only want to rent a room during the week whilst they are at work instead of commuting.

Another alternative is to use the room as a guest house, charging by the night rather than the month. You could receive even more money a night if you installed an en suite in the room, as people prefer not to have to share bathroom facilities where possible.

This idea may not appeal to everyone and receiving cash for property may still be more of a desirable choice but it may be worth looking into the feasibility of sharing your house and earning some much needed extra cash. Offering breakfast and even tea could see even more money brought into the household, which could be much needed.

Location, Location, Location

They say that in the world of property, location is the most important element to buying a house. Consider for a moment what your needs are above and beyond the four walls you are purchasing. Do you require a school close by and if so, no doubt you expect a good one. Shops? What happens when you run out of milk or you fancy a bit of chocolate with the movie you are going to watch tonight? Can you walk somewhere or will you have to jump in the car?

Countryside? Are there walks available? Do you get to see a view? Does the countryside matter to you? What about a beach? Pubs, post offices, vets and local amenities are all other aspects people look for when they are buying a property; something Estate Agents in Cornwall are only too aware of.

It seems that the perfect Cornwall Property isn’t that perfect unless the additional criterion of buying a property is met. Of course, with growing demands for both the property and its surrounding area to be perfect, comes a need for some compromise, unless of course you have an unlimited budget.

A good estate agent will help you with your pursuit of finding a property and will have a wide range of properties in different locations for you to sample. There is a right property out there for everyone, it just may take a little bit of time to find and perhaps something may have to give a little, although you may find yourself pleasantly surprised.

A Novel Way to Sell Your House

Anyone in the property market will tell you they’ve had a tough old time of late. The recession, government changes and a general downturn in spending has meant that houses on the market aren’t shifting. Not anywhere near fast enough anyway. People have had the unfortunate experience of having a house up for sale for as long as they can remember it feels like, often with not even one measly viewing. Whilst people will suggest they lower the price of the house, this is not always possible for the homeowner. For those that it is possible to do, they have found using Online Property Auctions can help. The auction format means that more often than not the house is sold for less than the market may offer but it will provide a quick property sale which for many, is highly desirable.

For people who have struggled to drum up any interest in their property it may be an idea to think outside the box. A farmer in Devon had his house on the market for nearly two years and has had very little interest. He has decided to offer a £20, 000 cash reward to anyone who manages to introduce him to a buyer. Spread the word people! Another optimistic seller has decided to try a different initiative. A businessman in Buckinghamshire has decided that anyone who ends up buying his listed house will get his 36-year-old Triumph TR6 – For free with the sale and a seller in Nottingham is offering a brand new Ford Ka with the sale of his house.

Whilst it is still a good idea to try more orthodox methods like Online House Auctions in the first instance, if the going gets really tough, consider what else you could offer alongside your property to incentivise the buyer.

Britain’s Most Haunted House goes under the Hammer

Houses are put up for auction for all manner of different reasons, whether the owner is after a quick sell, the house is in need of serious modernisation or it is purely that unique on the open market that valuing it is virtually impossible.

People attend Online Property Auctions for the vast array of different properties on offer and the bargains they can pick up, but even the most discerning property auction goer may find themselves a little surprised, if not shocked to come across one particular lot when they visit their next auction.

Wymering Manor is an eerie 17th century grade II listed building which used to be a vicarage. It also happens to be the most ‘haunted’ manor house in Britain and has made into the domesday book, on ‘Most Haunted’ on TV and has a gained an impressive reputation amongst ghost hunters for having high levels of paranormal activity at any one time. Activities include, to name but a few, children’s whispering, sudden changes in temperature and strange apparitions.

The council, who currently own it, are putting it under the hammer at a Residential property auction soon to try and save costs. The house certainly has a unique selling point and any potential buyer may see the opportunity to buy this and make some money offering breaks in the ‘Most Haunted’ House. Avid ghost hunters would surely relish the chance to experience just one night where they may come across any manner of paranormal activity: An experience surely worth gaining if not to just pass down to your grandchildren in story form one day.