How to Sell a House

Avoiding stamp duty: loopholes exposed

02nd January 2023

There are various loopholes, and systems homeowners are using to either avoid paying stamp duty or reduce how much they owe. While you won’t necessarily be able to get out of paying stamp duty (and you shouldn’t, as this is against the law!), there are some loopholes which may help you reduce how much you […]

Types of Property Fraud; All You Need to Know

21st December 2022

Fraud is a big issue when it comes to the property market, and with current advancements in technology, it’s becoming increasingly more common. As a result, property fraud is one of the leading deterrents for potential house buyers in Swansea, Cardiff and the surrounding areas of South Wales, UK. Read on to understand what property […]

How to Avoid Selling Your House to Pay for Care

05th December 2022

If you are facing a big care bill, you may be wondering if you need to sell your home. Family members might have encouraged you to move into care, but now you are struggling to pay for it. Today’s care costs are extremely high and continue to rise. This issue is something that is particularly […]

Types of damp and how damp can affect a house sale

01st December 2022

Selling a house with damp can have a host of adverse effects, including lowering the sale price 50 per cent or more! Buyers hate the idea of spending a lot of money on a new home, only to discover that it’s riddled with allergy- and asthma-causing mould spores. Mould or mildew around windows and doors, […]

What not to fix when selling a house

16th November 2022

Are you trying to sell your house in South Wales? You want to present your home in its best light. Potential buyers are of course more likely to opt for properties in good condition, after all. But take a moment before you begin fixing everything you see as being wrong with your house. There are […]

How much does an EPC certificate cost?

04th November 2022

If you’re in the South Wales area and looking to sell or let a property, an EPC certificate is a factor you should consider. Along with the countless other documents needed when selling property, an EPC is a vital document the new owners or tenants will require access to. In this article, we cover everything […]

Negative Equity After 5 Years

08th October 2022

If you have negative equity after five years, it means that the value of your home is less than the value of the outstanding debt on it five years after you buy it. If you were to sell your home at that moment, you would lose money. Most people buy homes hoping that the price […]

What is included in a homebuyers report?

26th August 2022

When you are thinking about buying a home, there are so many things to consider, whether you are looking at a newer build or older property. One of the most important parts of purchasing a property for home buyers is the homebuyer report. Here, we will take a look at what the homebuyers report is, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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