how to sell your house, step by step

Are you looking to sell? Sometimes it’s hard knowing where exactly to start. Our step by step guide might look like a lot of information but it can really be a good reference point to help you during this process.
1. Work on your finances
With our mortgage valuation tool you can get an estimate of your property’s worth.

2. Choose your estate agent
You have options. Sell yourself or use local or online estate agents. Do some research, compare estate agents by how quick they sell, how close they get to the asking price and how successful they are. Agree on a fee, aim for 1% plus VAT for sole agent.

3. Get an energy performance certificate
You will need one to provide to potential buyers.

4. Decide how much
Get to know your local market as this will help you decide. Get several valuations. You don’t need to go with the highest either. Buyers like to negotiate so add a 5% or 10% to what you’re willing to accept.

5. Get a conveyancing solicitor
They handle the legal work. Get an overview of how much conveyancing costs.

6. Fill out your paperwork
There is going to be a lot of it!

7. Accept an offer!
Congratulations, the estate agents legally must now pass all offers over to you.Once you’re happy with the offer, formally accept.

8. Work on your draft contract
You and the buyer will have to negotiate-
• The length of time between exchange and completion.
• What fixtures and fittings will be including, and if they have a cost attached?
• Any survey discounts.

9. Contracts get exchanged
This is the process when you become legally committed to selling your property, and they become legally committed to buying from you. When you sell the house, you are responsible for maintaining the property until the sale is fully complete.

10. Move out
It is less stressful to move out before the day of completion if possible. Completion is when the property changes ownership. Once the keys have been handed over.

11. Pay of your mortgageThe mortgage company will have given you and the solicitor and outstanding amount for the day of completion. Now the buyer has transferred the money that will essentially pay off the mortgage for you.

12. Settle with everyone
Once completion has been finalised, your conveyance solicitor will send you an overview covering all their costs, as well as outing the sale price. If you’re buying and selling at the time, you can settle for both transactions at the same time. There can sometimes be a small discrepancy and you may even get a little refund.

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Rental Deposit costs outpaced MASSIVELY by rise in cost of Big Macs!

For those unable or simply not interested in owning their own home, the single biggest hurdle in securing their ideal rental property can be the upfront cost.

Newly released research has revealed how much we are paying to secure a rental property and how this has changed in the last five years, as well as how this price increase compares to other items throughout our daily lives.

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Fantastic Result for Our Local Heaton Mersey Independent School!

The results have come in for this years 11+ Grammar School Entrance Exams and Stella Maris School have done it again! Another incredible result, the students in year 6 have achieved a 100% pass rate and each pupil has received multiple offers from a number of the region’s top Grammar Schools.

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Pancake Day

Heatons Sports Club are having a kids pancake buffet with crépes and American style fluffy pancakes with an array of toppings.

Location – Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane SK4 2NF

Time & Date – Tuesday 25th February 2020

Positioned in the heart of Heaton Moor, this excellent well-run sports club has many facilities including, four four floodlit tennis courts, two rugby pitches, two lacrosse pitches and a cricket pitch together with excellent changing rooms. In addition, the clubhouse is an excellent conference and banqueting facility. Whether it’s a wedding reception, christening party, birthday party, meeting, conference or training event, we can host it and provide all the facilities and catering you need. There is ample car parking in a lit, tarmac car park and we can host daytime or evening functions.

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Heaton Moor Park Crown Green Bowling

The new 2020 season is just around the corner so if you have ever fancied bowling, please get in touch.

Bowling is a great way to make new friends, good exercise and learn a new sport in a beautiful picturesque surrounding of Heaton Moor Park.

Bowls are played in the park most afternoons so get yourself down there! Ladies – Tuesday and Wednesdays from 1pm. Men – Monday and Thursdays from 1pm. Vet Team 60+ Mixed Bowls – Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Playing bowls is a great social game and one open for all ages. Don’t worry if you haven’t played before, Woods can be provided whilst you learn.

The season starts 1st April to the 30th September. ENJOY

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Sustainable Living in the Heatons

Stuck for something to do this half term? Why not get yourself down to St Pauls Church Hall and learn about wildlife in the Heatons. Working in conjunction with Heatons Men in Sheds, Sustainable Living in the Heatons are giving children of 4, 5 and 6 the opportunity to make bird & bat boxes for the garden.

When? 20th February 2020 *Morning session 10.30am – 1.15pm *Afternoon session 12.15pm – 3.00pm

Where? St Pauls Church Hall, Highfield, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4RY

How Much? £5.00 per child. Booking is essential at batandbirdboxes@slheatons.org All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Furnished or Unfurnished?

Furnished properties can vary in the level of furniture and furnishings offered, making it extremely important that prospective tenants find out exactly what is being included in furnished properties before signing any contracts. When viewing rental properties on the market, remember that the furniture and decor may all belong to the current tenant, and shouldn’t be the sole decider for signing the contract.

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