What Would You Do With Pests? Pest problems Have you found some problematic pests and you’re unsure on how to deal with them? Or who’s going to pay to resolve the problem? No one wants to walk through the kitchen at 9pm and see a rat run across the floor of their rental home. Dealing with the issue doesn’t have to… Continue Reading
Completion | What happens at completion? What happens at completion? Completion day is the official date you get the keys to your new property. On this day, all of the money officially changes and the property is yours. The date of your completion will be agreed via your solicitor with the seller and their solicitor.   The money will be released… Continue Reading
Contracts | How do I exchange contracts? Exchanging contracts   The last (legal) stage of your property journey is the exchange of contracts. Once this has started, you cannot pull out (without losing your legal costs and deposit)   Once your offer has been accepted on a property and all of the necessary checks have been completed, you will be asked to… Continue Reading
Search | How do I find my dream home? How do I find my dream home?   With the introduction of online property portals such as Rightmove & Zoopla, it has never been easier to search your dream home.   With such a large selection of websites available to search for properties, it can take to look through them all. The best way to… Continue Reading
Finances | Can I afford to buy a home? Can I afford to buy a home?   Buying a property is one of the biggest purchases of your life. The first step to moving is to work out what mortgage can afford.   While looking at your assets, it is important to be realistic. Plan out all of your current monthly outgoings, not forgetting about… Continue Reading
What your moving home timeline should be What your moving home timeline should be Moving house can be a stressful time, especially if you are not organised. Relax, we’ve put together a checklist to help smooth out the moving process.   2 months before. Be organised – having all your move paperwork together will make sure your not faffing round looking for… Continue Reading
Miller Metcalfe launches online selling service Miller Metcalfe launches online selling service In partnership with SDL Group, we have launched a brand new online service to sell properties with no commission to pay.   Miller Metcalfe, in partnership with SDL Group, has launched a brand new online service to sell properties.   This new sales package enables their clients to list… Continue Reading
Montys Rescue Last week a beautiful dog was rescued after being left outside alone suffering in this sweltering heat. The dog was found in Bolton and when we found the owner they wanted nothing to do with him. He is now staying at a country park dog rescue centre, catering for large dogs, but they need all the… Continue Reading
Smashing Successes – Selling Online Recently Sold Online Selling Online with Miller Metcalfe In June our Bury team sold four houses through our online method. The Miller Metcalfe Online package allows you to be as flexible as you like when selling your property online, we will have a solution and a time scale to suit you. When you put your… Continue Reading
How do I buy a house? | Making an offer Want to buy a house? Making an offer You have finally found the property of your dreams, now it's time to make an offer. To submit an offer, you must present your offer either verbally (over the phone), in person or in writing. If you decide to make an offer verbally, some agents may also… Continue Reading
Homes Under The Hammer BBC Miller Metcalfe on Homes Under the Hammer On June 21st, 2018, Homes Under the Hammer was aired on BBC One where our very own Suzanne Dugdill went to value a house in Hindley, which was being sold at auction. We were very privileged at Miller Metcalfe to be asked by the BBC to value the property… Continue Reading
What to expect at a viewing? What to expect at a viewing? Before you view When looking for your new property, it is incredibly important to view a variety of different properties to know what you truly want. Starting off on your property journey, you will have a list of requirements in your head that you want your property to have,… Continue Reading
Why Buy A Home? Why Buy a Home? Buying your first home can be a tricky decision, it’s an elusive goal in life for most people. When buying your home there are a certain set of circumstances that all eventually fall into place. Where your huge lump sum of money, combined with your salary and good credit allows you… Continue Reading
Different Ways To Buy Ways To Buy Help to buy Help to buy gives you a boost when you can only afford a 5% deposit. The scheme isn’t limited to first time buyers but the vast majority of people that apply for the scheme fall under the first time buyer category. The Help To Buy was launched back in… Continue Reading
First Time Buyers First Time Buyers Buying a home for the first time So, you're thinking of buying for the first time, here are some important questions you should ask yourself. Before you begin to look at your first property, you should consider all the pros and cons of buying and owning your home. Are you financially and… Continue Reading