New rules for conveyancers are now in place in Britain aimed at helping home buyers make a more informed choice when buying a property.
Some 62 per cent of current home owners feel that moving house has become more difficult over the past 10 years - with many of them also saying the cost of the process is a deterrent to them selling up.
The average cost of moving home in the UK has increased by £628 over the past year from £10,966 to £11,624 - that’s a six per cent rise at a time when the consumer price index has risen three per cent and average earnings are up two per cent.
David Wilson Homes East Midlands has teamed up with the RSPCA to provide pet owners with advice on making moving home as stress-free as possible for their animals.
New research by Post Office Money has revealed that homebuyers will spend an average of £9,472 on the additional costs of moving home, - but have only budgeted for £7,643.
As if there isn't enough stress involved in buying and selling a property, once the purchase is agreed it's far from over.
Stacks Property Search, has some top tips to ensure your move goes as stress-free as possible:
When buying a house or switching jobs the last thing that might come to mind is making another huge life change.
But psychologists have found that big upheavals create a window of opportunity for getting rid of bad habits, such as smoking.
The University of Bath has discovered that people are more open to new ideas and information when going through a major change.
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