Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Due to the January rush and the changes to stamp duty for first time buyers, we are seeing greatly increased activity in new registrations. On the 22nd of November, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the inaugural autumn budget that stamp duty tax is abolished for the first time buyers on properties up to £300,000, benefiting 95% of first-time buyers who pay stamp duty. This change of policy ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • In the UK, all commercial and domestic buildings available to buy or rent must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). But what is an EPC? How do you get one? How is it calculated? We go through every possible question you could have about Energy Performance Certificates. What is an EPC? First introduced in August 2007 as part of the now-abolished Home Information Pack, Energy Performance Ce...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • With the days growing longer and the weather showing signs of improving, landlords should take the time to carry out some maintenance work on their buy-to-let properties. If you have put off doing work on your properties over the winter, it’s a good idea to do a thorough check of both the interior and exterior, including garden, to see what needs fixing or sprucing up. Start outside and see what ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • The days are short, the nights are long, you were only going to be on the property market for a few weeks, or so you thought. However fear not; Love Your Postcode have some tips to help you sell for the asking price, the whole lot. It’s the simplest tip, but a bit of elbow grease can make the world of difference and is the best place to start. A good tidy-up and clean will stand you in good stead...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • The property market in Birmingham can be very unpredictable. And before you’ve even got to the stage when you can buy a house in the area for the first time, you’ll normally have had to save for years and years. Now you’ve arrived at this point, you’ll want to be able to feel in control when going through the conveyancing process and for it to run as smoothly as possible. Here’s 8 tips that can h...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • In addition to our valuation tool, you should also consider looking at what prices similar houses are on the market for in your area. This is vital to what your house should be on the market for as you need to be offering a better quality home or a lower price than those that are stagnant on the market. Input put any UK address or postcode into our Property Valuation tool,  » Read more about: ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Redditch is a town and local government district in north-east Worcestershire, England, approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Birmingham. The district had a population of 84,300 in 2011. In the 19th century, it became the international centre for the needle and fishing tackle industry. At one point 90% of the world’s needles were manufactured in the town and its neighbourhoods. In the 1960s it...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Would you like your West Bromwich property to be one of the 75% we list each month that sells within five weeks? We’re the local property specialists with a nationwide reach and a rapidly-growing portfolio of clients in the West Bromwich area. The economic revival of the area since 2013 has seen our estate agents West Bromwich handling increased demand for properties. The ‘New Square Shopping Cen...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Every one of our agents in Oldbury have extensive knowledge of their local area. We know exactly how to market your property on all the major housing websites as well as traditional avenues such as newspapers and leaflets. We work closely with buyers to achieve the maximum value for your property. We believe customer service is the forefront of a business, and this is why we are an award-winning ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Buying a home, particularly for the first time can be a challenge. The decisions you make along the way could save you or cost you many thousands of pounds. When you start thinking about buying your first house, it’s easy to let your emotions run the show. The young people who can purchase a house are often making one crucial mistake: They’re jumping straight to large, expensive new homes without...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Let’s face it: We all know properties websites like Rightmove and Zoopla; and there’s no question that these portals are great tools for both estate agents and property buyers/sellers. They are a great place to start your property search and Rightmove in particular iѕ thе UK’ѕ lаrgеѕt рrореrtу роrtаl. Thеir ѕорhiѕtiсаtеd, simple, рrореrtу ѕеаrсh рlаtfоrm makes it еаѕу fоr hоmе huntеrѕ tо ‘find thе...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • As expected, plans to help the housing market and first-time buyers in particular, were included in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget. What were these policies, and how could they affect the property market? We discuss the inaugural autumn budget in this blog. What has happened since the last Budget? Firstly, let’s quickly summarise what has happened in the last 9 months. The UK has triggered ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Probate is the word normally used to describe the legal and financial processes involved in dealing with the assets (property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. It is important that you get an accurate valuation of the probate property as it’s usual the biggest asset of a deceased person’s will. How much is a probate property worth? Are there any features on the property that could ...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Find out the best areas are in Birmingham – and why you should buy property here Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England standing on the small River Rea. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population of 1,101,360 in 2014. Today Birmingham’s economy is dominated by the service sector, is a major international commercial centre...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • While the world of first-time buyers is filled with swirling confusion and the creeping fear of adult responsibility, it absolutely needn’t be. In the second part of this step by step guide to the costs of buying property, we have removed one more obstacle between you and your future home. In two parts, we will help you to understand exactly what it is you’re paying for and how much it could cost....

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Here at Love Your Postcode, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of any property with a B postcode. We have broken down the selling experience in Birmingham into 11 easy steps; ensuring you the best local advice you will find on the internet. In this article we will cover the second 6 steps. With property advice from our own founder, Bobby Singh, you can’t go far wrong with this article. Ch...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Here at Love You’re Postcode, we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of any property with a B postcode. We have broken down the selling experience in Birmingham into 11 easy steps; ensuring you the best local advice you will find on the internet. In this article we will cover the first 5 and will follow up with the second 6 in part 2. With property advice from our own founder, Bobby Singh, you...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • While the world of first-time buyers is filled with swirling confusion and the creeping fear of adult responsibility, it absolutely needn’t be. In the interest of providing the best service to our customers, Love Your Postcode have made it even easier for you to understand the minefield of fees created by buying property. By creating this step by step guide to the costs of buying property, we have...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • When offers don’t always follow viewings, selling your home can be frustrating, especially when you can’t see why others don’t want to buy your home. You may even feel there is nothing you can do to help. However, that is not true. There are many of things that you can do to help your home achieve the offers that you hoped it would. Here, loveyourpostcode.com have some advice to help you get you a...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • The world is talking about the housing market in Birmingham. Having seen a surge in the amount of people moving from London to the Second City rather than stay in their extortionate homes, it is safe to say that we are seeing the biggest “Boom Time” in 10 to 15 years. Watch our own property guru talk on this topic on BBC Midlands News here. According to the Office of National Statistics,  » Read...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • How are Birmingham property yields at the moment? What’s the difference between yield and monthly return? What even is a rental yield? In this blog we talk through everything you need to know about Birmingham buy-to-let yields. The mindset and tactics you employ to buy your first Birmingham buy to let property needs to be different to the tactics and methodology of buying a home for yourself to l...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • An experiment conducted by insurance company AXA has revealed how sloppy photographs can alter the perception of a property in the eyes of the public – and can therefore make a home harder to sell, and possibly fetch a lower sale price. The test property was a one-bedroom flat with a shared garden that was shown to 1,000 members of the public. One half of the sample saw the property in its ‘befo...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • Soaring house prices in the UK mean that one in every 76 Britons is now a millionaire, up from one in 84 last year. There are currently 625,000 millionaires in the UK, the highest level on record, with the number of people worth £1m having risen by 44,000 (7.6%) in the past 12 months. Every region in the UK besides Scotland has seen an increase in its number of millionaires since last year.  » R...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • The tightrope of being a Birmingham buy-to-let landlord is a balancing act many do well at. Talking to several Birmingham landlords, they are very conscious of their tenants’ capacity and ability to pay the rent and their own need to raise rents on their rental properties (as Government figure shows ‘real pay’ has dropped 1% in the last six months). Evidence does however suggest many landlords fee...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • The most recent set of data from the Land Registry has stated that property values in Birmingham and the surrounding area were 6.12% higher than 12 months ago and 16.72% higher than January 2015. Despite the uncertainty over Brexit as Birmingham (and most of the UK’s) property values continue their medium and long-term upward trajectory. As economics is about supply and demand, the story behind th...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • With conveyancing cybercrime on the rise, it has never been more important to keep your private details to yourself. Love Your Postcode is endeavouring to avoid this fraudulence and potentially save you thousands. Conveyancing cybercrime typically begins with a friend request. With one little notification your life could change and not for the better. The Solicitors Regulation Authority claims th...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • So you’ve been preparing to sell your property, possibly for months, or even longer. You’ve cleaned up, decluttered, depersonalised, done some staging, and taken amazing photos. All those things are important when you’re selling. One thing that is neglected to be brought up with estate agents is the listing description. Writing a compelling listing will help ensure that your listing generates inte...

Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
Love Your Postcode / WLYP Estate Agents
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  • In November 2015, George Osborne disclosed plans to restrain the buy-to-let (BTL) market, implying its growing attractiveness was leaving aspiring first time buyers contesting with landlords for the restricted number of properties on the market. One of things he brought in was that tax relief on BTL mortgages would be capped, starting in April 2017. Before April 2017, a private landlord could cla...

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