This text aims to be the only guide you'll ever need to buy wisely and sell profitably in the UK housing market. Buying a home is for most of us the single most important purchase we ever make. It's certainly the largest and most expensive. In spite of this, many people enter into the process of finding the right property unprepared and ill-informed. On the other hand, trying to sell your property can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly in a depressed market or if you are part of a chain. It's little wonder that, next to death or redundancy, moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences in our lives. "Everything You Need to Know: Buying and Selling Your House" is a complete guide to purchasing wisely and selling profitably in the UK housing market.
The text offers the following: practical advice on how to actively sell your house and avoid purchase traps; an explanation in plain language of all you need to know about estate agents, conveyancing, offers, closing dates and all the other aspects of the business that regularly confuse people; detailed information on how to find the right property for you and on the best ways to finance the purchase; and tips on actively selling your house, from preparing for the viewing and making the most of each room to revealing all the tricks of the trade used to turn casual viewers into eager buyers. The book covers the different systems operating in Scotland and the rest of the UK.show more