Almost half of all house sales in England and Wales fell through before completion in the final quarter of 2018, according to new data.
This should not come as too much surprise, as economic and political uncertainty has caused the housing market to wobble and this has definitely impacted on buyer and seller behaviour.
This is a question that homeowners will increasingly be asking themselves in 2019 whilst the United Kingdom gets ready to leave the European Union. If a property will not sell, there will be a reason for this.
All buyers are different - the things you want from your dream property will likely be different from those of the person next to you. But there are certain fundamental features that the vast majority of buyers want, so ensuring you have them will help you appeal to the widest number of potential buyers.
The break up of a marriage can be a stressful and particularly expensive time. In fact, research from law firm Seddons in 2016 suggested the typical marriage break up now costs an enormous £70,000, covering everything from the legal fees to loss of earnings.
When selling a property, you generally want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Whether you’re selling to a young family, a downsizing older person or a buy-to-let landlord, you want them to see the potential of the property to meet their needs. The blanker the canvas, the better.
When it comes to selling your house, it is important to understand what options are available. You will need to choose the one that makes sense for you and achieves the best possible outcome for your individual situation.