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What is conveyancing?

29th July 2022

Property ownership is often considered to be one of the greatest achievements – but there is a lot to think about before you sign that contract. When you are purchasing a home, you need to consider the legal process of buying, and you may hear many technical terms being used, such as conveyancing. But what […]

What is a homeowner loan?

27th July 2022

Homeowner loans are a type of secured loan that you can take out against the equity in your house to provide you with extra credit, usually at a lower interest rate than personal loans or credit cards. You should seriously consider them if you want to avoid making changes to your mortgage that could potentially […]

What Legal Documents & Paperwork do I Need to Sell My House?

26th July 2022

So, you have decided to sell your property; there’s a lot to consider and get into order, including the documents needed to sell a house. We have compiled a list that might help to get your essential paperwork organised as a starting point.  Contact Mark King Properties today if you are selling a house in […]

Everything you need to know about solicitor fees when selling a house in Wales, UK

26th July 2022

When you’re selling a house in Wales, it’s important to factor in solicitor fees.  There can be a lot of variation in what different solicitors charge, so it’s important to know what to expect.  In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the most common fee structures and what they cover. We’ll also give […]

Estate agent fees: How much does it cost to hire an estate agent?

26th July 2022

Estate agent fees vary from one agent to another, but you can expect to pay around 1.5% – 3% of the sale price of your home. This includes VAT and any other charges. Estate agent selling fees are typically paid by the seller to the estate agent for their services. These services include listing your […]

A Complete Guide to The Cost of Moving House

26th July 2022

Moving house is an exciting prospect, but it is rarely anyone’s favourite thing to do. It entails a lot of work, breaking social ties, looking for new schools for the kids, and such. Among those concerns is the cost of moving house. This article looks into the estimated cost of moving house and how best […]

How long does a mortgage application take?

25th July 2022

A question often asked by first-time buyers is ‘How long does a mortgage application take in the UK?‘  The length of time it takes to get a mortgage varies from lender to lender, but the average is 4-6 weeks. Some lenders can process your application in as little as 24 hours, but that is very […]

How much does a house survey cost?

25th July 2022

The question of “how much is a house survey?” is one that we get a lot. There isn’t a definitive answer, at least not one that works for every situation. There are a lot of variables that go into determining the cost of your house survey. The two main factors are the size of your […]

What to do when your house won’t sell

25th July 2022

Selling your home is a big decision, and even the most straightforward house sales can be stressful. Things can feel even more difficult if you struggle to sell the property. If all you’re thinking is “I can’t sell my house”, it might be worth looking at strategies to move things forward. There are many different […]

All You Need to Know About Remortgaging Your Property

01st February 2022

What does remortgaging mean? Remortgaging means moving your current mortgage to a different/new lender or product against the same property. This could mean applying to the same lender/bank or a new mortgage lender. Remortgaging can help raise money for home improvements or a special purchase, but it is important to consider whether it is an […]

When Was my House Built

02nd October 2021

How to find out the age of your house. A simple way to find out the age of your house is to check the HM Land Registry records, as they have historical ownership records called Title Registers, or Deeds. You can discover the age of any property by checking when the original transfer took place […]

How to Choose the Best Mortgage

27th August 2021

10 Helpful Tips & Things To Consider When Choosing a Mortgage  When buying a property, the majority of people require a loan to help pay for it. This type of loan is called a mortgage and is likely to be the most significant financial commitment you ever make. The loan is something that the applicant […]

Buying Or Selling A Leasehold Property

30th July 2021

The main things both buyer and seller need to be aware of when buying or selling a leasehold property Buying or selling a Leasehold property is not without its challenges, and we know first-hand the complications that can arise when dealing with this type of transaction. This post shares considerations for both the buyer and […]

How to keep your house cool during a heatwave

26th July 2021

The MET Office has issued a rare Amber, extreme heat weather warning after consultations with Public Health England. The warning says to prepare for temperatures to reach a staggering 35 degrees in some areas of the UK.There have also been concerns regarding people’s health and wellbeing during such extreme weather conditions. The vast majority of […]

Will The Property Market Crash?

20th July 2021

As UK house prices continue to soar, it seems that any hope for the property market to calm is a long way off. With each month that passes, new records are being broken, which fuels mass speculation that a crash in the property market is inevitable. The increase in property demand is down to incentives […]

The Modern Method of Property Auction Explained

30th June 2021

What is the Modern Method of Property Auction? The Modern Method of Property Auction has been a very popular topic of interest in the property market over the past few months, but for all the wrong reasons. After being asked many questions on this subject, I have decided that a blog post could be useful, […]

Benefits of Selling Your House to a Property Cash Buyer

24th June 2021

When it comes to selling a house fast, the golden ticket has to be when a Professional Property Cash Buyer comes along and makes you a fair, guaranteed, cash offer with minimal fuss. That is exactly what I do here at Mark King Properties, unlike an “amateur” property cash buyer who can offer no certainty, […]

Common Reasons a House Sale can Fall Through in 2021

16th June 2021

When a house sale falls through, it can be soul-destroying for all parties involved. Sadly, statistics show that for one reason or another, one out of three house sales does not reach completion, leaving many disappointed and out of pocket.  As this is so incredibly common, we thought it would be helpful to write a […]

How Much is My House Really Worth?

31st December 2020

Selling a house or a home is a big step for anyone to make. If you’re considering putting your property on the local market here in South Wales, the first thing you’ll want to understand is exactly how much your home is worth. Maybe you purchased your property a long time ago, and you’re not […]

When is the best time to sell my house?

08th December 2020

If you’re planning on selling your property, whether it’s the family home or a house that you rent out, the best way to ensure you get a good deal on house sales is to pick the right time of year. While many other factors can affect what happens when you put your house on the […]

How much does a fire-damaged house sell for?

22nd June 2020

Selling a house that has been damaged in a fire can be daunting to the owner. There are usually, two options in dealing with a fire damaged house: either to repair it or sell it as it is. Often the choice is made depending on the extent of the damage and whether there are prospects […]

How to sell a house with sitting tenants

22nd June 2020

What is a “sitting tenant”? A ‘Sitting tenant’ is a person(s) who rents a property from a landlord that is intended for selling. There are many reasons for a landlord wanting to sell a house with sitting tenants, they might be excellent tenants, elderly or have a good relationship with the landlord. Other times it […]

Selling a Concrete House

11th December 2019

If you’ve tried selling your concrete construction house through an estate agent, you might have found that sales fall through due to mortgage companies not being prepared to lend on the property. These types of houses are sometimes called Cornish houses. In this article in how to sell a concreate house we look at: Why […]

Indemnity Insurance on Property

03rd December 2019

A guide to help answer questions about Indemnity Insurance.  What is Indemnity Insurance?  Indemnity Insurance is used in conveyancing to offer sellers protection if there is a defect with their property. Sellers take out a policy to cover any costs from the buyer, making a claim against their property. There is usually only a one-off […]

Quick Guide to our Assisted House Sale

02nd May 2019

Selling your home can be a daunting process – how buoyant is the marketplace? Will you get the price you want? How long will it take to find a buyer? These can all be worrying questions. There is, however, a way to get a fair price for your home, quickly and totally hassle-free – irrespective […]

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