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Property market update courtesy of Rightmove, our trusted partner

19 January 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Rightmove is the UK’s largest property portal, and they have shared their insight into what 2017 might bring for the UK sales and lettings markets. Their overall headline is that markets will remain strong, with robust demand (subject to region

What does a Trump presidency mean for UK house prices?

14 December 2016  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

2016 has certainly been a year of change. The pro-Brexit vote shocked much of the population, but the biggest shock of all was Donald Trump winning the US presidential race. Both of the aforementioned sent ripples through a number of sectors –

Is a buy to let the best way to supplement my pension?

03 November 2016  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Good news if you’re planning a buy-to-let investment in the next few months – the latest figures show that the sector is literally as strong as houses! Rightmove says it recorded a 30 per cent increase in buy-to-let enquiries last month &

Is now the right time to get a buy to let mortgage?

01 September 2016  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Buy-to-let mortgages account for a significant portion of the UK market. They made up over a fifth of new lending in the first quarter of 2016, with loans totally £13bn.. If done at the right time, a buy-to-let investment can yield substantial

What will happen to the property market post-Brexit?

24 June 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

There was plenty of speculation about how the property market would be affected by a Leave vote in the lead up to the Brexit referendum. The outcome of the vote seems to have taken our political leaders by surprise and has led to David Cameron’

Stamp Duty – worrying news about new rules affecting stake in part-owned property

12 May 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

I Am the Agent, the UK’s largest online estate agency, has discovered some very worrying news about the new stamp duty rules and how they might affect couples, for example in the situation where one wants to buy the other’s share in a joi

The April Stamp Duty Increase – How will it affect you?

08 February 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Being hailed as the “final nail in the coffin of small landlords,” the upcoming increase in stamp duty will dramatically change the way that property management, online estate agencies and home buying will operate in the UK in coming year

Checking tenants’ right to rent - New rules from 1 February 2016. BE READY!

22 January 2016  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

New rules come into force after 1 February 2016 in relation to checking tenants’ right to rent residential property in the UK. (Landlords in Birmingham and surrounding areas have had to follow these rules since December 2014.) We wanted to ensu

Mortgage deals: how to get the best rate and avoid high fees

24 November 2015  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Cheap rates may look good value, but borrowers searching for the best deal should watch out for eight key fees that could eat into savings... Remortgaging has surged as borrowers seek to take advantage of low fixed rates that offer interest savings r


26 June 2015  |  I-Am-The-Agent  |  0 Comments

Selling or renting out a property can be a stressful undertaking and a costly one at that! First there is the hassle of choosing an estate agent who is willing to do the legwork for you and trusting them to find a buyer/tenant who is serious about wh