There are many reasons for the return to the UK, but often it is for family and schooling reasons. The family has been initially raised in the Dubai or UAE, but now has come the time to return home and settle for the crucial years of education and growing-up.
Yes, it is an exciting time, but also absolutely essential that you get it right. The cost of buying property in the UK, with significant increases in Stamp Duty and the cost of legal and removal fees etc., has only gone up while you have been away.
We also understand that it is very difficult to read the UK property market from Dubai or UAE. There are as many pundits in the papers and online, with conflicting views of what’s happening in the market, as there are actual properties on the market. Overlay that with the gossip and chatter of friends and family, and it is no wonder that people are confused.
At Stacks, we are in the market day-in-day-out and can give you a real view of the realties on the ground back here via telephone, FaceTime, Skype etc. We know what’s happening.
We also want to talk to you about what you are looking for.
If you do instruct us, you can put yourself in the driving seat, whilst doing nothing. We will sift through the market, discarding the rejects and keeping our ear to the ground through our local contacts. And when you hit the ground and are back in the UK, we will ready to show you the best property on the market.
There are several reasons why you may be looking to move to the UK from abroad: for a career, to be closer to family, for cultural reasons or simply personal choice. Moving to the UK from abroad can be a daunting experience. Moving house is difficult enough anyway, but moving country...
When we begin working with our clients, we are often asked “how long does the average house-hunt take?” Like many aspects of house hunting, the average house-hunting time varies from person to person, no two house hunts are the same, as no two house hunters are identical. When you choose to work...
Each search is individual, so there’s no ‘secret formula’ we can give you to make a success of moving back to the UK. Here we describe how we approach a search for our clients living abroad, which should give you an idea of the time and budget you will have to...
These days many buyers start their search on the internet rather than carrying out the often-time-consuming task of walking into every relevant estate agent’s office. However, there are disadvantages of house-hunting online and this reliance on the virtual world can lead to house-hunting paralysis. It could mean that you can see...
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When making probably the most important financial decision of your life, it pays to have the right advisors at your side.
Retirement or semi-retirement is an exciting stage in life. Finding the right home to live in and enjoy it to the full is important. We know that and will do all that we can to understand what you’re looking for… before starting to search. And search we will, until we find the house of your dreams.
Relocating is time consuming and stressful. We regularly work with clients who live abroad. We hunt, short-list, prepare your viewings, and make the search process as easy as possible. We oversee the negotiations, manage the conveyancing, and deal with the headaches, so you can concentrate on other aspects of your move.
A holiday home is often an interesting mix of investment and heartfelt connection. You want to use it, but you may well also be keen for others to use it too. We can advise you on what factors to consider in making your decision. And we can then find the perfect holiday home for you to enjoy.
Others say, ‘location, location, location’. We say, ‘location, purpose, price, capital growth, rental returns’… the list goes on. Knowing the market is critical. Local knowledge is key. We ensure all aspects of your investment decision are addressed. Finding, analysing, negotiating, and completing… it’s what we do.
“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way. Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”
“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”
“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”
“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”
“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”
“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”
“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.“
“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”
“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations“
“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”
“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”
“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”