Recent Property Forum Posts

publication date: Jun 15, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

Recent Property Forum Posts

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Choose Estate Agent?

Q - I'm getting valuations from various estate agents and I wanted to know whether the no commission website based agents are better?

A - It really depends on how they are marketing your property eg is it on the likes of Rightmove, Zoopla etc? More importantly you should be choosing an agent based on their experience of selling your type of property in your area.

There are companies that just advertise your property, you pay them upfront and do most the work, but they receive their money whether you sell or not; agents that are moving to on-line only that are members of an ombudsman scheme and then there are the high street agents that also have an on-line presence and charge a percentage commission or fixed fee.

READ MORE for the full question and answer and to view all the topics raised on our forum!

Also take a look at our Choosing an Estate Agent page, and our other articles:-

Choose a Mortgage

Q -
I need to renew my mortgage and don't know whether to go fixed or variable, what is the best thing to do?

A - Knowing whether a fixed or variable mortgage is right for you is very much down to your personal financial circumstances, as well as what is likely to happen to interest rates in the future and the impact this has on the mortgage rate your lender charges. 

It is important to know the difference between whether a fixed or variable mortgage is right for you can ONLY be assessed by a qualified mortgage advisor, and it's a good idea to make sure all your finances are reviewed at the same time too, so an independent financial advisor can be extremely helpful too.

READ MORE for the full question and answer and to view all the topics raised on our forum!

Need to find a new mortgage? Visit our How to Find a Mortgage page.


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