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

Going Travelling: To Sell Your Home or Not?

airportAs we get older, many of us dream of travelling the seas and visiting far off lands. And though it doesn’t always happen for everyone, for some it does become a reality. But, it’s inevitable that going travelling often comes with its own set of speed bumps. One of those could be the responsibility of home ownership and other such commitments. We want to explore whether selling your home and your possessions to travel is the best option or are there other alternatives? Read more

Selling Your Home to Fund Your Care

ladies-handsGoing in to care is not usually something any of us look forward to as we grow old. Unfortunately, for some a care home is the only option but sorting out funding for care can be daunting. And with standard care bills in the UK sitting at around £29,000 a year on average, it’s easy to see why. To pay, many people assume that the only option is to sell their home, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Read more