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A collection of blogs written by Mark King, founder of Mark King Properties.
South Wales No.1 property cash buyer. We buy any house in South Wales in any condition.

Tips for first-time property sellers

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

Why can’t I get a remortgage?

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… Read more »

Home Design On A Budget: The Bathroom Makeover

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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… Read more »

Top Online Tools To Renovate Your House

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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… Read more »

Home Design On A Budget: The Kitchen Makeover

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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… Read more »

Home Design on a Budget

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… Read more »

House Repossession – Knowing your Rules and Rights

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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… Read more »

How to get your home ready to sell

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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… Read more »

7 Top Tips For a Stress Free House Move

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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… Read more »

10 top questions to ask when buying a home

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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… Read more »

With property prices stalling, a quick cash sale could be right for you

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Consumer confidence has fallen sharply in the property market after Brexit, according to the Daily Mail The ING international survey on homes and mortgages found that one-quarter of homeowners expect prices to fall in the next 12 months, while less than half were optimistic about the value of their property increasing by summer 2017. Additionally,… Read more »

How Much Is My House Worth?

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Do you ever ask yourself “How much is my house worth?” Do you find yourself asking “How much is my house worth”? Are you considering moving house? Upsizing or Downsizing? Or perhaps you are doing a bit of renovation work this springtime? From double-glazing to outdoor space, all these things will play a significant part… Read more »

Jargon Buster: Wills and Probate

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Learn about the complex terms used when discussing Wills and Probate Administrator – Someone who is responsible for dealing with the financial affairs of a person who has died and a will does not exist. Affidavit – A written paper, signed under oath that enables you to claim property as an inheritor. Assets – Things that have value… Read more »

How To Sell A House With A Structural Issue

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Selling a property with a structural issue can be a stressful process for both buyer and seller. Property surveys are complicated and notoriously time-consuming, potentially damaging your ability to sell your house quickly. What to do if your property survey has revealed hidden secrets Structural problems can be hard to spot but they can also be… Read more »

How to Choose the Best Removal Company

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Choosing the best removal company Step 1 : Do Your Research Step 2 : Use Recommendations Step 3 : Check Insurance Details It’s unlikely that a removal company will be insured against broken items, unless you ask the movers to pack your belongings for you. Therefore it’s important to find out if a company is licensed and… Read more »

Selling a House: The Costs Involved

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There can be many unexpected costs involved when selling a house. Estate Agent Fees Many people turn to the services of an estate agent when they’re trying to sell their home, and it’s no wonder why: It seems much easier than trying to sell privately. But, did you know that there are charges that come… Read more »

How to: Downsize Your Home

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A simple guide on how to downsize your home Make Lists When it comes to downsizing, lists are extremely helpful in the initial process. Why? Well, you can form lists of what you love and what you can’t live without, which will in turn, determine what you should get rid of. There’s a difference between… Read more »

Selling Your Home Privately: The Benefits

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There are plenty of benefits when selling your home privately. Missed Opportunities Do Not Exist If your dream home comes on the market but you haven’t yet managed to sell your home, you could find yourself saying goodbye to that chocolate-box home you’ve always longed for. However, if you choose to sell your home quickly,… Read more »