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Four unmissable tips for First Time Buyers

A photo of the First Time Buyers of Old College Avenue in Oldbury

Many first-time homebuyers throughout the UK may feel like the prospect of purchasing their own property is a lifetime away. After all, research has shown a quarter of British people over the age of 50 still have grown-up children living at home. In addition, the property markets in some areas of the country appear to be heavily against buyers.

Needless to say, buying a home virtually anywhere in the country can be a costly and time-consuming process, but we’ve come up with some golden nuggets of advice to help aspiring homeowners get to where they want to be.

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73% of Birmingham City Centre Properties are Leasehold, what does that mean?

A property on Oakham Road, Oldbury that Love Your Postcode is selling

There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or housing association. Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold – however, of those renting nearly half of rental properties, 44% to be precise, lived in other leasehold apartments and flats.

But what does it actually mean for a property to be leasehold?

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73% of Birmingham Properties are Leasehold

73% of Birmingham Properties are leasehold.

There are 23.36 million properties in England and Wales with 64% being owner occupied and 36% being rented either from a private landlord, local authority or housing association.

Over nine out of ten of those English and Welsh owner-occupied properties are a whole house or bungalow. Now, most people would assume they would be freehold – however, of those renting nearly half of rental properties, 44% to be precise, lived in other leasehold apartments and flats.

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10 things guaranteed to put your buyer off

A horror show of photos of a property up for sale by an estate agent

In a competitive property market, sellers can’t afford to put any buyers off by offering an unappealing home, so it’s key to address any issues that could put any doubt in potential buyers.

We’ve all seen and heard about horror stories like the photo above, so to make sure your house isn’t going to be in any hall of shame, we’ve picked out 10 things you need to avoid when selling your home:

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Why should you consider buying a property with sitting tenants?

Love Your Postcode have successfully sold many properties with sitting tenants.

Research from Nottingham Building Society states that 21% of buy-to-let investors have to wait at least four months before finding their first tenants. This is a very worrying prospect for an investor needing to keep up with making mortgage payments. How does buying a property with sitting tenants help?

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What is the importance of block viewings?

Love Your Postcode use block viewings and over strategys to get you sold as soon as possible.

Selling your home is one of the most stressful things we go through in life. Not only do you have to organise your finances and pick a new place to call home, you also need to sell your existing home to make all of this possible.

So what is a block viewing and why are they so important in helping you not only getting your house sold, but sold for the best price possible?

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Prepare your home for a quicker sale this winter

Prepare your home for a quick sale this winter

The days are now shorter, the nights are longer and it’s finally getting colder, so it is definitely time to prepare your home for winter, especially if you are planning to sell. The last thing you want is prospective buyers walking into a cold and damp home with leaking taps.

With years of experience, Love Your Postcode has prepared a step by step guide on how to prepare your home for sale during the winter months.

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Ten top tips on how to sell your property in autumn

An autumn landscape in the West Midlands

September… The festivals have packed up and left town, the kids are back at school and the property buyers are on the hunt for a new home.

If you’re planning on putting your property on the market this month or want to refresh it ready for the autumn influx of buyers, we are here to share some simple tips with you to help you to make the most of one of the busiest times of the year for property sales.

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