The property market can be a bit of a minefield to navigate, so we’ve teamed up with Belvoir to answer all your questions property related.
If you’re buying, selling, renting or looking to let your property but need some expert advice, Andrew from Belvoir is here to answer your questions.
Listen on to 95.9FM and hear Andrew answer your questions.
If you have any property related questions you want Andrew to answer, then email us your question to firstname.lastname@example.org or go direct to Belvoir on Bridge Street or call their knowledgeable team on 01264-366611.
Here are some question Andrew has answered for you:
Q. I have been looking for rented accommodation in Andover for some time now but even the smallest one bedroom flats are out of my reach. Have you any suggestions on how I can find something suitable?
A. It is difficult for those on limited budgets to find suitable homes to rent. Some of our smaller properties are let very quickly and you may not even get to see them advertised, so please do get in touch as we may be able to help you if we know what you are looking for.
Have you considered a house share? Belvoir always has a number of house or flat share opportunities and it can be the perfect solution for someone who can’t quite stretch to living on their own. Not only is the rent reduced but so are the bills.
Q. We need to move home as we need more space but we are not sure when is the best time of year to sell a house. Can you advise?
A. Properties sell all year round. It does tend to go a little quieter during school holidays but there are always buyers looking for new homes. Those that are keen to move or have to relocate are looking in every month of the year.
Also, do bear in mind that you only need one person to look at your house and like it enough to make you an offer. Sometimes its quality over quantity when it comes to buyers.
So, in short, any time is a good time to sell your home!
Q. My partner and I are hoping to buy our first home. Can you let us know what costs we need to factor in when putting together our budget?
A. As a first time buyer, you will need to have a suitable deposit to put down on the property. There are also fees to cover the cost of conveyancing and the searches that need to take place. In addition, if your home costs more than £300,000 there will be some stamp duty to pay. Finally, you will need to factor in the cost of removals.
The Belvoir team can arrange for you to have some independent mortgage advice and then we can estimate all the above costs based on the maximum purchase price you can afford. Pop into the office or give us a call on 01264 366611.