My South Wales Property Blog

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Home Design On A Budget: The Kitchen Makeover

12th March 2018

Last month at Mark King Properties, we looked at home design on a budget. Our written article discussed how to add style (and potential value!) to your home, without a considerable expense. Home design On A Budget: The Kitchen Makeover Whether it’s in preparation for sale, or to improve the appearance of your home, then […]

What to ask when viewing a property

27th February 2018

What To Ask When Viewing a Property: The Ultimate Checklist You’ve decided to make the move. Whether you’re moving home or buying a new property for your portfolio, you’ve got a lot of work to do. And you have a lot of questions to ask! Here is our guide on what to ask when viewing […]

Home Design on a Budget

31st January 2018

There are so many reasons why you might want to spruce up your home, on a budget. Perhaps you’re looking for a quick sale? Or you want to freshen up the look and feel of your home without spending a fortune? Today on the blog we’ve summarised ten great ways to improve your home design […]

How much is your neighbour’s house worth?

05th January 2018

How much is your neighbour’s house worth? One of the craziest things you’ll find when looking to buy or sell a house in South Wales is the fluctuations in house prices from one road to another. Tell me again why the neighbour’s house is worth more than my house? Simply put, in South Wales house […]

House Repossession – Knowing your Rules and Rights

04th January 2018

Is your home under threat of repossession? If you are dealing with house repossession knowing your legal rights will be a key advantage to you. The full house repossession procedure can be long winded, complicated and undeniably stressful. Usually situated from a set of unfortunate circumstances, a house repossession is a legal ordeal, leaving the homeowner […]

Tips For Selling Your Home To A Property Cash Buyer.

29th November 2017

If you are looking to sell your property here are our top tips for selling your home to a property cash buyer. Considering a property cash buyer could prove beneficial for many reasons, and knowing what to look for is key.  The recent recession has shaped and changed the way emerging property buyers and sellers […]

How to get your home ready to sell

02nd November 2017

Selling your home can be an intense process, but also an exciting one. You’re packing up and moving out and hopefully onto bigger and better things! But first, you have to get your house ready to make it attractive to buyers, so that it sells and your house sells fast. Instead of feeling like it’s […]

7 Top Tips For a Stress Free House Move

24th October 2017

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things that people will do in life: Having a child and getting married being the other top two stressful events you will experience in your life. But how can you make what should be an exciting time, stress-free? If you have just been through […]

What makes a house a home?

11th October 2017

What makes a house a home? In the modern world, the places we live come and go. People are sometimes selling homes quickly and often in search of the house they can call a home. It is not uncommon for the ordinary citizen to move up to 4 times throughout their life. But what makes […]

Dream big: some of the best locations to live in Wales

19th September 2017

If you’re looking to buy property in Wales, you’ll be spoilt for choice. As an incredibly diverse country with a fascinating history, Wales encompasses everything from beautiful wildlife reserves to bustling city life. Whether you’re looking to live by a Roman amphitheater or in the middle of the city center, Wales can provide you with […]

Who wants to buy a South Wales beach?

05th September 2017

If it is one thing Wales has in abundance, it is beautiful homes, historic landmarks, and enviable open spaces. But how would you like to be the proud owner of one of the best views the country has to offer? The gorgeous 2.2 acre Saundersfoot beach in Pembrokeshire was put on the market this summer, […]

Five ways to utilise your new home’s money-making potential

24th August 2017

If you’ve just bought a property in Wales, congratulations! It’s said that buying a home is up there with the most stressful things that a person will do in their lifetime. With so many people in South Wales looking to sell a house quickly, there is not a lot of people buying property in Wales […]

Welsh property is the only one on the up

28th July 2017

You might be forgiven for thinking that house prices are at a record high and that if you’re not already on the property ladder, you may never get your chance. You might be looking to buy your first house now or even sell your house fast. However, research from house price experts Zoopla shows that […]

Top tips for selling your property in Wales

12th July 2017

So you’re thinking of selling your house or flat in Wales? If so, you’ll no doubt want it to sell quickly, smoothly and for the best price in order for you to make the next move on the property ladder. The Welsh property market is on the up There are some key things you can […]

10 top questions to ask when buying a home

30th June 2017

We all know that buying a home is probably the most expensive single purchase we will ever make, which leaves us scratching our heads at the fact that on average, we spend around 30 minutes viewing the house before deciding to buy it. People spend longer choosing holidays or cars than they do inspecting a […]

3 quick exterior tips that could add value to your home!

01st June 2017

When it comes to selling your home you already know that first impressions really do matter. Word is that the average would-be buyer takes less than ten seconds to decide if a property is for them, so making a positive initial impact is absolutely essential if you don’t want to be fighting an uphill battle […]

5 ways to save money when buying a property

25th May 2017

Buying a house, whether for yourself or as an investment, can be an expensive and stressful process full of a number of different loopholes and hurdles. However, it doesn’t always have to be this way and often there are little hacks you can introduce to the process to help save you money when buying a […]

Odd ways the price of your home could be affected

09th May 2017

We all know that location plays a key role in determining just how much you’ll be able to sell your property for, but what about other aspects that can have a huge impact on your valuation? From messy children to the lack of a decent pub down the road, we’ve had a closer look at […]

Online Estate Agents Vs Property Cash Buyers

26th April 2017

One offers a fast, direct and hassle-free method of selling a property, the other can be a more drawn out process, but with potential savings at the end of it. So, which is the best way to sell a house: through an online estate agent or a property cash buyer? Let’s look at the pros […]

Will Brexit affect my house sale?

10th April 2017

In the last few weeks, Google has recorded a huge number of searches on the term “How will Brexit affect…….?” High on the list of topics attached to this question is the repercussions for property prices and mortgages. So now Article 50 has been triggered, how will Brexit affect your plans to upgrade to a […]

House selling stress and why mock biscuit-baking “sucks”

28th March 2017

Come the day when you need to downsize, upgrade or move locations, then you are faced with one of life’s most stressful adventures – selling your property. Research has shown that almost two-thirds of people in the UK (who have moved recently) put it at the top of their stress league table, meaning it beats […]

Why Mark King Offers an alternative, unique and up to date route to sell your house fast in 2018

04th January 2017

In 2018 the conventional routes of selling a home are a little outdated. Traditional estate agents methods are under scrutiny and with high fees, legal complications and lengthy market time, it’s easy to understand why we are seeing an increase in alternative options to selling our homes. The market is questionable and it isn’t just […]

Your route to a fast house sale in Cardiff

30th November 2016

These days, there are plenty of reasons that you might have to look for a quick house sale and it goes without saying that the traditional routes can be time-consuming and stressful. If you’re thinking ‘I need to sell my house fast’, and you live in Cardiff or the South Wales area, then we can […]

Is a simple house sale possible?

11th November 2016

The process of bringing a property to market is rarely a quick one. What’s more, at the end of it, the seller is not guaranteed to get a sale, let alone a fast house sale. When you add in the stress of viewings, the hassle of inspections, the pressure of contract negotiation and the various added expenses […]

5 main reasons why house sales fall through 2016

24th October 2016

If you are looking to sell your home quickly, securely and free from concerns about sale completion, a cash sale could be for you. Data released earlier this year demonstrated that one in four house sales fell through in 2015. This could be for a variety of reasons, but most of these can be solved […]


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