Jim Parker, Author at Fife Properties
Fife Properties

SMOOTH MOVES: Eliminate the Stress When Selling Your Home In Fife (4 min read)

 

Most moves have a lot riding on them, and, if you’re thinking of selling your home, there’s probably a good reason behind it.

 

Perhaps you’re moving in with a partner, expanding your family, relocating for work, thinking about schools, considering downsizing, or simply moving to your ultimate dream location.

 

None of these are small events. They’re pivotal life moments filled with anticipation, and when the next chapter of your life depends on the sale of your home, it can be an emotional time.

 

I believe that estate agents have a unique role to play in making your move an enjoyable and exciting experience. Because moving is exciting, and it can absolutely be enjoyable.

 

In that spirit, let’s look at what you can plan for and what to be prepared for so you can keep a level head at every stage of selling your home. Continue reading SMOOTH MOVES: Eliminate the Stress When Selling Your Home In Fife (4 min read)

Why Savvy Fife Buy-to-Let Landlords Don’t Use 10-Year Mortgages (3 min read)

Why Savvy Fife Buy-to-Let Landlords Don’t Use 10-Year Mortgages

And the reason you shouldn’t either

 

I know of many Fife buy-to-let landlords who fell into property investing by accident. Many didn’t want to sell their family home when the Fife housing market crashed in the Credit Crunch of 2009/10, yet still needed to move (often for work). They thought they would keep their Fife family home in case they ever moved back to Fife. Yet by keeping it, it couldn’t remain empty (there was still a mortgage to pay on it), so they ended up renting their home out. Continue reading Why Savvy Fife Buy-to-Let Landlords Don’t Use 10-Year Mortgages (3 min read)

FPTV (EP 49) PRETTY VACANT: How To Style Your Buy-To-Let Without Using Furniture (Watch/read/listen)

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-49-PRETTY-VACANT-How-To-Style-Your-Buy-To-Let-Without-Using-Furniture-e14ufup

 

Empty rooms can look a bit sad, and there are plenty of uninviting photographs out there of vacant buy-to-lets. It’s a constant challenge for landlords and letting agents when the demand from tenants is for unfurnished property, but when homes never look their best when they’re empty. Continue reading FPTV (EP 49) PRETTY VACANT: How To Style Your Buy-To-Let Without Using Furniture (Watch/read/listen)

FP TV (EP 48) THE TIME IS NOW: Sell Your Home in The Best Market for a Decade in Fife (Watch/read/listen)

 

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-48-THE-TIME-IS-NOW-Sell-Your-Home-in-The-Best-Market-for-a-Decade-in-Fife-e14jbn0

 

I cannot remember a market like this. Record high demand, record short supply, record low interest rates, record speeds of sale and record high prices have created one of the strongest seller’s markets in memory. Continue reading FP TV (EP 48) THE TIME IS NOW: Sell Your Home in The Best Market for a Decade in Fife (Watch/read/listen)

Employment Position: Lettings Assistant

Position: Lettings Assistant

Location: Fife

Term: Permanent, Full time

Fife Properties are looking for a full-time Letting assistant to become part of our successful team. The successful candidate will have accurate administration and book-keeping skills, good planning and organisational skills together with excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manor. Experience using Vebra Alto and CFP Winman software would be advantageous.

Continue reading Employment Position: Lettings Assistant

Fife Homeowners Profit By £33,730 in Last 5 Years … yet Bitcoin investors would have made £7,870,360 in profit. (4 min read)

Fife Homeowners Profit By £33,730 in Last 5 Years

… yet Bitcoin investors would have made £7,870,360 in profit. Is investing in ‘Bricks & Mortar’ dead?

 

Investing in property has historically been a sound investment, yet alternative investments (like Cryptocurrency) have been gaining traction over the last five years. So, should we all ditch buying our own home and buy Bitcoin? Continue reading Fife Homeowners Profit By £33,730 in Last 5 Years … yet Bitcoin investors would have made £7,870,360 in profit. (4 min read)

FPTV (EP 47) GROWTH OR YIELD: Which Buy-To-Let Strategy Is Right For You (Watch/read/listen)

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-47-GROWTH-OR-YIELD-Which-Buy-To-Let-Strategy-Is-Right-For-You-e147mcl

 

“At least one in six people on The Sunday Times Rich List owes their wealth to property or the world of home ownership in some way”. Those are the words of Robert Watts, the man who compiles The Sunday Times Rich List.

Building a successful lettings portfolio is an exciting route to financial freedom, and picking a direction for your buy-to-let business ultimately comes down to two choices: capital growth or rental yield.

Continue reading FPTV (EP 47) GROWTH OR YIELD: Which Buy-To-Let Strategy Is Right For You (Watch/read/listen)

£349,341 – ‘Wood’ You Pay That For a Fife Semi-Detached House? (3 min read)

The value of an average Fife semi-detached house has increased in value by £18,360 in the last 12 months, an increase in value of 12.8%.

 

Yet the costs of building a Fife home have shot up even more in the last 12 months, meaning the price of Fife new homes and any building works you do to your Fife home in the coming months and years could be a lot higher. Continue reading £349,341 – ‘Wood’ You Pay That For a Fife Semi-Detached House? (3 min read)

ESTATE AGENT POSITION – Director Level Mentoring

Established in 1971 Fife Properties is a unique company with innovative concepts, dynamic vision and smart technology that is revolutionising the property sector. You could be joining a group of people that have come together to provide an outstanding customer experience delivered through specialisation in local knowledge, unique social media presence and continuous education to become local experts and strong negotiators for the Fife market. Continue reading ESTATE AGENT POSITION – Director Level Mentoring

FP TV (EP 46) Is Fife Heading Towards a House Price Crash? (Watch/read/listen)

 

PODCAST: https://anchor.fm/fife-properties/episodes/FP-TV-EP-46-Is-Fife-Heading-Towards-a-House-Price-Crash-e13s29j

 

Fife house prices dropped by 1.8% last month, according to the Land Registry.

This means the annual rate of house price growth in Fife has eased to 8.7%, a little way off the 10.8% yearly rate experienced only a few months ago. Don’t get me wrong, this is still decent growth in local house prices in anyone’s eyes, yet the ‘pedal to the metal’ growth rates seen only a few months ago do appear to be easing. Continue reading FP TV (EP 46) Is Fife Heading Towards a House Price Crash? (Watch/read/listen)

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