Selling

Sell your house in just a few hours

Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Article

With the potential to get bids over the asking price, open houses are ideal for sellers - but buyers need to be cautious.

Most homes selling for asking price

Monday, 31 March 2014 | News

The proportion of homes selling for their asking price in England and Wales hit a 10-year high in March at 96.2%.

Home sales reach a 10-year high

Saturday, 08 February 2014 | News

Property sales in the six months to September 2013 rose to their highest level since the start of the housing downturn in 2007, according to new research.

What's the cheapest way to get conveyancing done now I'm selling my home?

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | Question and Answer

Conveyancing covers all the legal work involved when buying and/or selling a property and is one of the things that homebuyers and sellers need to budget for.

Autumn Statement 2013: Foreign sellers to pay CGT

Thursday, 05 December 2013 | News

From April 2015, capital gains tax (CGT) will be payable on future gains made by non residents who sell property in the UK, Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

Southend and Liverpool homes selling faster than London

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 | News

The average UK home is taking 11 days less to sell than this time last year, indicating consumer confidence has returned to the property market.

Top 10 strangest estate agent encounters

Friday, 20 September 2013 | News

Selling houses can be a challenging line of work - especially when the vendor's pets, relatives and treasured possessions are thrown into the mix.

Dos and don'ts of selling your home

Friday, 23 August 2013 | Article

Noisy neighbours, mould and your home being in a poor state of repair are most likely to put off potential buyers, according to a leading mortgage broker.

OFT clamps down on quick house sale firms

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 | News

The £900m "quick house sale" market has been targeted by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), with three companies under investigation for unfair practices that may have led to consumers losing tens of thousands of pounds.

The true cost of your new home

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Article

Buying a home is considered one of life's most stressful events, but arming yourself with the basic financial facts can at least avoid any nasty bill shocks along the path to picking up the keys.