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Selling Your Home: A Glossary

alphabetHave you ever been reading through something or listening to someone and what’s been said has gone completely over the top of your head? The answer is most likely a big yes, and we completely know how you feel on this one.

Selling your house can very much be one of those occasions where the jargon becomes overwhelming and confusing… definitely something that isn’t welcome in an already stressful situation.

Here we’re going to take a look at some of the most important but not necessarily very clear terms that you’ll come across when selling your house, and we’re going to explain what they mean. Hopefully we’ll be able to take away some of that confusion and make a stressful time just that little bit easier.

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A Checklist for Selling Your Home

checklistSelling your home can be stressful at the best of times, and usually the biggest stress of all is getting everything organised. With paperwork for this and paperwork for that, not to mention the mammoth job of packing up all of your worldly possessions, things can go wrong quite quickly.

In a bid to help with organisation, here we’re going to provide you with a checklist for all of the documents that you’ll need as you prepare to sell your home.

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Who Can I Sell My House To?

piggybankAs a homeowner in the UK, convention would dictate that when it’s time to sell your house, you go down the traditional route of selling via an estate agent, but there are alternatives available if this doesn’t quite suit your needs.

It could be that you need a really quick sale, so selling to an investor may be your best option. Or you may be moving away but you’d like to see the house stay in the family so selling to a relative might suit your needs more.

Here we’re going to take a look at some of the alternatives available to you and what the pro’s and con’s of each could be.

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Selling Your House to Your Children

feetOwning your own home or a second property can be a wonderful asset to you, but as you get older, priorities change. You may consider gifting or selling your property at a discounted price to a family member. This could be to a family member other than your spouse or partner. It’s a lovely gesture, but doesn’t come without complications. Read more

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Selling Your House to Start a Business

businessStarting a business is just a pipe dream for some, but for others it’s an itch that just can’t be scratched. When deciding to take that leap in to full time business ownership, it can seem like an impossibility to make it work. But actions speak louder than words. Read more