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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 […]

What Is a Property Cash Buyer?

08th April 2019

“Property cash buyer” This is a term used for individuals and companies which can deliver a fast sale on your house by paying you cash for your property. A reputable property cash buyer will buy any home in the UK for cash and generally speaking, can complete the purchase very quickly. Property cash buyers can sometimes […]

Tips for first-time property sellers

02nd March 2019

When it comes to property purchases, there’s plenty of help available to first-time buyers. Whilst new buyers may need additional advice and support, first-time sellers may also need extra assistance to ensure that they get a fair price for their property. If you’re considering selling a property or are advertising your home for sale, there’s […]

A guide to selling your house privately

21st October 2018

There may be several reasons why people choose to sell their properties privately. One of the most common reason is to avoid costly estate agent fees. If you are considering selling your house privately read this first. Selling a house privately can be slightly more challenging than putting it on the open market via an […]

Property Auctions – The Good, The Bad & The Outrageously Expensive

05th October 2018

Each February, property auction houses send out their catalogues ready for the first sales of the year. All part takers with the same objective in mind, that being to sell their house fast. Last year was far from smooth sailing, with the introduction of additional stamp duty for investors making “flipping” properties less attractive, particularly […]

Capital Gains Tax on Inherited Property

22nd August 2018

Capital gains tax when selling an inherited property Selling an inherited property can be one of the most stressful experiences of any person’s life. Along with the usual stress that is associated with selling a property, putting an inherited property on the market will likely conjure up many additional emotions. On top of all this, […]

Sell Your Home Quickly – What Can Delay A Sale

22nd June 2018

There are many reasons why you may want to sell your home quickly. Unfortunately, there are also countless ways in which this may not prove possible. It is often a daunting prospect to plan the sale of a property, especially if you need to sell quickly. So let’s go through some of the problems you […]

Why can’t I get a remortgage?

30th May 2018

When you need cash in a hurry, accessing the money tied up in your South Wales property can be an ideal solution and a remortgage can be the answer to your cash flow problems. If you are struggling to remortgage your South Wales property, there could be a number of reasons this is happening, and […]

Home Design On A Budget: The Bathroom Makeover

19th April 2018

If you’re a regular reader you may be aware of our Home Design on a Budget series. It’s a series of posts that tackle the all-time home improvement dilemma: the best ways to redesign your home, without spending a fortune. The series aims to provide tips to improve your home, either to make it more […]

Top Online Tools To Renovate Your House

23rd March 2018

Updating or redesigning your home is a daunting job. There are many components, and big jobs almost certainly require help from the professionals. Finding adequate inspiration, getting clued up on legalities, planning an extension or even calculating the costings. All these things require care, attention and planning. So what are the best online tools to […]


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