The return of 95% mortgages: what you need to know

1st June 2021

Announced during the latest Budget, a new government-backed mortgage scheme has now been set up and rolled out with the intention of enabling more people to get onto the property ladder. The scheme began supporting lenders on 19th April 2021,…

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How you can turn commercial property enquiries into income for your estate agency

28th May 2021

At SDL Property Auctions, we are seeing a surge in enquiries from commercial property owners keen to sell – which comes as no surprise after a year which has shaken up the way we work and shop. As estate agents,…

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A round-up of the property market in Q1

26th May 2021

With the first quarter of 2021 having come to a close, there’s no denying that there’s a new sense of positivity and hopefulness in the air. With lockdowns lifted, restrictions easing and vaccinations being rolled out in their millions, it’s…

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The Birmingham Monopoly Board with Real House Prices 2021

24th May 2021

As well as researching the latest insights into the property market for investors such as hot spots in the UK that deliver the best rental yields and the best places to invest in the UK property market at the moment,…

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Did you know you can sell tenanted properties by auction

19th May 2021

For landlords the past 12 months haven’t exactly been plain sailing. With the evictions ban introduced by the government to help tenants during the Coronavirus pandemic, there are landlords who have been left in an uncertain position through no fault…

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How homebuyers can still benefit from stamp duty sales

19th May 2021

There’s still time for house-hunters to benefit from stamp duty savings if they find their next home in the next National Property Auction held by SDL Property Auctions on Thursday 27th May. With the stamp duty holiday due to end…

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How to beat the stamp duty holiday deadline

14th May 2021

The stamp duty holiday deadline is fast approaching, and time is running out for buyers and sellers alike to complete before the tax is reintroduced. Here our Legal Manager Linda Hopkins explains how you can be sure to beat the…

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How does auction finance work?

12th May 2021

Understanding how the auction finance process works, with just a little insider knowledge, could help you be more confident when it comes to bidding at auction. In our other guest blogs from Together in this series we’ve already covered the…

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The Manchester Monopoly board with real 2021 house prices

5th May 2021

If you’ve ever played the Manchester version of Monopoly, you may have wondered how the board prices differ from real life today. Is The Quays truly the most expensive location in Manchester? Do Lumns Lane and St Peter’s Square really…

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How to… explain auction pricing to sellers

5th May 2021

There is a common misconception with property auctions, where many people believe that properties sell below market value – and this just isn’t the case! With an auction sale, there are a few different pricing terms for sellers to understand,…

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High buyer demand results in another successful month for SDL Property Auctions

4th May 2021

SDL Property Auctions’ sellers have been reaping the benefits of high demand as many buyers rush to beat the next stamp duty holiday deadline.  As Zoopla reports demand hitting new highs, SDL Property Auctions has enjoyed another successful month, culminating in a…

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What is a HMO property?

29th April 2021

Before we go into detail about the benefits and potential drawbacks of investing in a HMO property, it’s important to first define exactly what a HMO property is. Occasionally referred to as a house share, a house in multiple occupation…

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