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Shared Ownership: Can It Work and Should You Do It?

House-hunting is a big step for any first-time buyer, and certainly not one to be taken lightly. And as more and more young people struggle to make that step onto the property ladder, Shared Ownership schemes are becoming an increasingly popular option for new homeowners. But what is the Shared Ownership scheme and how does it work? If you’re hunting for your first home on a restricted budget and need a new financial solution, you can discover all you need to know about Shared Ownership right here.

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MoveNow Properties: Get To Know The Wakefield Estate Agents

Our director Amanda is one busy woman. She spends her time running MoveNow Properties like a well-oiled machine, but occasionally we have a moment to pin her down. For today’s blog post, we thought we’d ask her about the business, the highlights of the past 10 years and a quick explanation of the process whenever a new customer walks through the door. Have a read and learn more about how we’ve evolved!
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The 7-Step Guide to a Successful Spring Clean

Spring is almost here! And with the arrival of the new season, it’s time to dust off those cobwebs, open those curtains again and embrace the longer days and shorter nights. We can’t get enough of the spring clean season here at MoveNow Properties, and if you’ve read our other guide on the best time of year to sell your home, then you’ll have discovered that spring is the prime time to get your house on the market. For those of you who are thinking of selling your home, or indeed for anyone who feels that their house is in need of sprucing up this season, then read our handy guide. We have all the tips that will have your house looking fresh in no time.
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To Rent or Not to Rent? 5 Common Renting Myths: Busted!

If you’ve ever been torn between renting a property or saving to buy one, then you’ll know how difficult it can be to decide which option to go for. We’ve all heard the dreaded stories of crazy landlords, hidden charges and dodgy properties that come along with a tenancy agreement. And now that one in four young adults aged 20-34 still live at home with their parents in an effort to save money, it should come as no surprise that renting in the UK has quite a stigma attached to it.

But is renting really all that bad for you and your wallet? The growing pressure to step onto the property ladder often leaves people unsure of the facts when it comes to renting and the options available – especially as house prices continue to rise year upon year. So before you dismiss renting as an option, hold fire. Here we’ve broken down the true differences between renting and buying so that you can learn a few facts and make the right property choice for you!
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Why Wakefield? The Ultimate Location Guide to our West Yorkshire City

When it comes to picking a location to buy a property up north, it’s hard to beat Wakefield. Whilst here at MoveNow Properties we may seem biased (it is our hometown, after all!), we have spent many decades watching this metropolitan city flourish and grow, so we know a thing or two about its attractions. Situated only 10 miles from Leeds and with amazing connections to both Manchester and London via the M1 and M62, Wakefield has become a popular place to live for both commuters and families alike due to its connections, brilliant attractions and affordable city housing.

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Exactly When is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your Home?

Trying to sell your home involves a different journey for each and every seller. Whilst regional, personal and seasonal factors will come into play each time a house goes onto the market, it can be tricky to know exactly what time of year is best to put that ‘For Sale’ sign up at the front of your home.

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