Peter Austin

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The 10 Most In-Demand Features for Home Buyers

From first-time buyers to seasoned homeowners, everyone has a unique list of must-have features when it comes to their dream property. In this article, The Agent take a look at the 10 most in demand.

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Buying a Newbuild Home

Moving to a new home is an exciting journey, and when it comes to reserving your newly built dream home, the process becomes even more special. From finding the perfect home to completing the sale and moving in, each step plays a crucial role in making your dream a reality.

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Asking Price Discounts Hit a 5-Year High

According to the latest House Price Index by Zoopla, sellers are facing increasing pressure to accept discounts on their asking prices. A significant 42% of sellers are now accepting discounts of 5% or more to secure a sale, marking the highest level since 2018. This trend can be attributed to higher mortgage rates, which have also impacted buyers’ purchasing power, creating a favorable buyers’ market for the remainder of 2023.

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Do you Have to Declare Bad Neighbours When Selling?

Living in a neighbourhood plagued by ongoing disputes with neighbours can be an incredibly stressful experience. But what does this mean if you’re looking to sell your house? Can nuisance neighbours hinder your ability to move? Are you obligated to inform your buyer about ongoing disputes with your neighbours? And what are the consequences if you fail to disclose such issues?