We’ve all had that sense of all-consuming joy when finding the home of our dreams, and what a feeling it is! Excitement, anticipation and nerves all rolled into a single moment, and much of it unquantifiable.
There’s a lot that goes into a decision to buy, from emotional, financial and intellectual reasons to a healthy dose of gut-feeling. And while practical considerations like size, price and fittings certainly play their part, they all take a back seat to the most influential factor of all: how a home feels. Is it ‘the one’?
Continue reading WHAT DO BUYERS WANT? 5 fundamental factors that turn viewings into sales for Fife Homeowners. (Watch/read/listen)
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Not every inventory ends up providing the protection that landlords expect. There are plenty of cases where the language used – and the style adopted – have caused more confusion and doubt over disputes, which for a landlord will generally mean a reduced or refused claim.
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Yet higher mortgage rates could see Fife buyers paying a lot more each month for the privilege
Being a Fife first-time buyer in the last 12 months has not been an easy thing. Just before lockdown there were 400 ‘5% deposit mortgage’ deals and first-time buyers were able shop around to get the best deal. When the first lockdown hit, 5% deposit mortgages disappeared, meaning that as many Fife would-be first-time buyers were about to buy their first Fife home in 2020, the rug was pulled from under their feet.
Continue reading FP TV (EP 31) Fife First-Time Buyers Can Now Buy Using 5% Deposit Mortgages! (Watch/read/listen)
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Have you ever listed all the things you love about your work? It’s an illuminating exercise in clarifying all the reasons you do what you do. For some people, it can even be the catalyst for a change of career.
The idea for this week’s blog came unexpectedly one Sunday when my mind drifted to how much I enjoy being someone’s estate agent. It didn’t immediately occur as a blog, but as the minutes went by, it seemed a shame to keep it all to myself, so this week’s article is more personal than most.
Continue reading FP TV (EP 29) PROFESSIONAL PRIDE: Why being an Estate Agent is a Real Privilege (Watch/listen/read)
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How wealth is distributed will always be a contentious issue, especially as the Baby Boomers (those aged between their late 50’s and late 70’s) wealth has grown exponentially over the last 20 years, compared to the wealth of the younger generation.
Continue reading FP TV (EP25) Fife Pensioner Homeowners Are Now Worth £8,027,019,000 (£8.03bn) (Watch/read/listen)