• Buying

    Guide to buying a property with friends

    September 2, 2014

    Buying a home with friends is a good way, and sometimes the only practical way, of getting onto the first rung of the property ladder. It is also becoming increasingly popular as prices have increased.

  • Buying

    Guide to buying your first home

    September 2, 2014

    So you are ready to buy your first home. Presumably you have thought about it for a while, talked it over with your partner, family or friends, and are doing some Internet research before taking the plunge.

  • Buying

    Guide to chain-free property

    September 2, 2014

    Most houses on the market are part of a chain of other property sales and purchases. Chain-free indicates a home with no such sequence.

  • Buying

    How does the government's scrapping of HIPs impact you?

    September 2, 2014

    Once lauded as a sensible answer to the problems of gazumping, gazundering and other conveyancing nightmares, the HIP rapidly became a hated addition to buying.

  • Buying

    How to buy a house

    September 2, 2014

    So, you are looking to buy a property. It's an exciting time but it can be stressful too, whether you are buying a home for the first time, or you have bought a property many times before.

  • Buying

    How to buy a newly built property

    September 2, 2014

    There are plenty of advantages to purchasing a newly built home. They tend to be more energy efficient than older houses or flats, they may include the latest fixtures and fittings and, of course, they are chain-free.

  • Buying

    How to buy a property at auction

    September 2, 2014

    Lucy Alexander, presenter of long-running BBC1 show 'Homes Under The Hammer', tells you how best to negotiate the relatively risky world of auctions.

  • Buying

    How to buy a property off-plan

    September 2, 2014

    Buying a property which doesn't yet exist is not for the faint-hearted, but many homebuyers and investors have reaped the rewards for their bravery.