Buying in the UK, part five: viewing trips

Buying in the UK, part five: viewing trips

With so much tech at our fingertips, we can practically view a property from the comfort of our own living room. But, like internet dating, seeing it online and in person can be quite different – which is where your viewing trip comes in. So, if you’re planning on seeing your shortlist of homes, what do you need to know to make it a success?
Where are the best places to buy a house in the Cotswolds?

Where are the best places to buy a house in the Cotswolds?

If you imagined a picture-postcard scene of England, you’d probably come up with something similar to the Cotswolds. Its myriad of historic villages, with their quaint cottages in the beautiful, honey-coloured local stone and its rolling countryside make it a favourite among property buyers. So where are the best places to buy a house in the Cotswolds?
Buying in the UK, part four: money matters

Buying in the UK, part four: money matters

So, you’ve worked out what you want from your ideal home or investment property – and you’ve maybe decided on the perfect area, too. But now it’s time to talk money: what are the buying costs of a UK house and ongoing costs to take into consideration? Once you’ve got a firmer idea of your budget, your purchase will be much smoother and hassle-free.
Buying in the UK, part two: area guide

Buying in the UK, part two: area guide

The UK property market has something for everyone and all price ranges, whether you want a swish flat in central London, a picturesque cottage in the Cotswolds, perhaps a semi-detached family home in a quiet suburb or a landed period property in the countryside. So, where are the best areas in the UK to buy property?
Buying in the UK, Part One:

Buying in the UK, Part One:

The UK is one of the most appealing locations to buy a property, whether as an investment or a permanent residence. The busy and safe property market is supported by strong property rights and stable local government. The UK boasts some of the world’s great cities, including the reborn Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool. If you haven’t visited these cities for a while you’ll be impressed; they have recovered from their post-industrial past with billion-pound investments in commercial centres, infrastructure and housing. London, boosted by the success of the 2012 Olympics, lays claim to

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