Buying

Four Things To Consider When Buying A Doer Upper In London

When searching for a new home, do you scroll past properties that look a little worse for wear? You know the ones, where the carpet hasn’t been changed since the 70s and the floral wallpaper is curling off the walls? Lots of buyers look for newly renovated or new-build homes due to fear of the doer-upper. If that sounds like you, we’re here to tell you that you’re potentially missing...

How To Spot A Great Estate Agent In London

This two-minute read explains how to identify a great estate agent – one who’ll land you the best deal for your home.? What separates a mediocre estate agent from an exceptional one? It’s not what they say; it’s what they do. While some agents talk a big game, in reality they just go through the motions. But great agents (and we like to think that here at MyLondonHome we fall into that...

Quick Tips For First Time Buyers In London

Taking that first step on the property ladder is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. No matter how old you are, buying your first property will make you feel like a proper grown-up. Before you even find the right property, there’s lots to learn, so in this quick read, we’ve pulled together our top five tips for first-time buyers. Be mortgage savvy There are so many different options when...

Want Lower Mortgage Payments Go Green

If you’re taking out a new mortgage or about to refinance your property, have you considered a green mortgage? No? Never heard of it? Well, that’s what we’re here for. A green mortgage is not actually new. In fact, the concept was first launched about 30 years ago but wasn’t used much. However, in the last few years, green mortgages have been gaining momentum, and are being offered by more and...

Why First Time Movers In London Are Banking On Mum And Dad

This two-minute read looks at parents’ integral role in helping young people get on the property ladder. There’s one financial institution that never seems to go out of fashion, and that’s the dear old Bank of Mum and Dad (or BOMAD for people who like acronyms). About half of all first-time buyers (FTBs) last year relied on BOMAD, with parents dishing out a record £9.8 billion to help their...

Buying An Older Property In London

Last monthwe looked at the benefits of buying new-build properties, in this 2-minute read this week, we will be looking at the benefits of buying an older property to help you make an informed decision. Charm and Character Because of the increasing demand for homes and the decreasing supply of property, home builders and developers build newer homes as fast as possible. This could mean that new homes...

Job Relocation What You Need To Consider If You’re Moving Out Of London

Landing the perfect job is a dream for most, but what if that opportunity is in a different part of the country? Or abroad? If this is the case, relocation may be the only solution. Selling your home when you need to move out of London isn’t easy. You’ve got the start date of your new job to consider, selling your property quickly, the general hassle of moving, finding somewhere new in an...

Should You Buy A New Build Property In London

In this two-minute read, we look at the advantages of buying a new-build home in London. When you visit a show home, it’s easy to imagine yourself sitting at the beautifully laid table, sinking back into the comfy sofa or settling in for a night’s sleep in a luxury bedroom. Every room has been set up to tempt you. But is a new-build home really the right choice for you and your budget? We’ve...

Top Security Tech To Keep Your London Home Safe

This two-minute read looks at the best way to protect your home and outsmart burglars. With a raft of high-tech home security gadgets on the market, it’s easier than ever to keep your family, pets, and precious belongings safe. Whether installing a completely new system or tightening up existing security measures,?London?homeowners have plenty of options to choose from. Smart system There’s...

Why Compromise Isn’t A Dirty Word In The Property Game

This two-minute read looks at the, sometimes inevitable, part compromise plays in many property transactions. When it comes to buying a home, there’s a word that buyers don’t like to hear, but it really is a critical element of any property purchase. And that word is ‘compromise’. People often expect to step inside a property and know that they’ve found The One. But in most cases, the...

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